Purpose-built mower tackles hills and slopes with ease

The West Australian

There is plenty of evidence that property owners, contractors and land managers want a safe ride-on mower that designed for mowing on steeper gradients or hill slopes.

Grillo, a leading European manufacturer of mowers and garden management equipment based in Italy, has now released in Australasia through its local distributor Agrigarden its new Series 10 of all-wheel-drive climbing mowers.

The new Grillo Series 10 is the next advance to the Series 7 and 9 ride-on mower ranges, which have earned a reputation for success in areas where most conventional ride-on mowers struggle or nor safe to operate.

Released in two versions, the new Grillo 10 Series offers four-wheel drive and higher ground clearance, oscillating front axles, differential locks and wider decks.

The key benefits are a low centre of gravity and smaller turn radius to offer the ability to mow in situations where the difficult terrain makes the safety of the operator a key issue.

New features included in the Grillo Series 10 range include the operator comfort provided by the ergonomically designed Grammer seat that is mounted on a suspended platform controlled by suspension struts and is standard on the larger of the two new models.

A comfortable and secure seated position is a key feature for a contractor or property owner who may need to spend long hours mowing, especially on sloping ground, or to bring hill country up to an acceptable presentation or standard to reduce growth for fire prevention reasons.

The Grammer seat is also adjustable to match the weight of the operator.

Another feature is added protection provided by foldable roll-over bars.

The Grillo Series 10 is also supplied with twin LED headlights to work safely for longer hours at dusk or dawn.

The Grillo Series 10 is offered in two model choices, both fitted with Briggs & Stratton Intek four-stroke engines.

The Grillo Climber 10.22 model is powered by the 22 HP Intek 7220 Professional series engine with a hydrostatic four-wheel drive transmission and a cutting deck of 93cm,

The mowing deck has a proven electromagnetic clutch with blade brake to ensure a long belt and uses long-life quick-change reversible blades with stepless cutting height adjustment.

Rear wheel parking brakes and a differential lock add to the stability, while the 13-litre capacity fuel tank provides a long operating time between refills.

The Grillo 10.27 uses the 27 HP Intek 8270 Commercial series engine, which has the added feature of a cyclonic air filter that makes this model ideal for mowing in dusty environments.

It also offers a slightly wider mower deck of 98cm that is likely to make this version the ideal contractor or land manager’s choice.

The two models have common transmission, safety, comfort and tight turning radius features.

Grillo, through its Australasian distributor Agrigarden, leads the hill gradient or slope mowing sector in Australia, now offering seven Climber series choices with the new Grillo Series 10 models and offering even more features for operator comfort and safety.

Full production information is available on request by emailing mariot@agrigarden.com.au

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