A hydrostatic ride-on mower with out-front cutting deck, differential lock, high performances and a high quality standard in both cut and collection; these are the FD280's main characteristics:
- The front mounted cutting deck ensures optimal visibility over the area to be cut.
- Control is via a steering wheel, the compact size and very tight turning radius (30cm) makes the FD280 an easy-to-operate machine making it ideal for the professional user operating in tight places.
The Cutting Deck
The innovative cutting system "Grillo Overblow" allows an increased acceleration of the grass/air flow into the duct increasing considerably the collection capability, even under conditions of extreeme high humidity whilst at the same time keeping the noise level of the whole cutting/collecting system very low. During the autumn season, when the grass is covered with leaves, the FD 280 succeeds in collecting them without blocking.
The FD 280's cutting deck features 2 contra-rotating blades (which are not times and therefore do no requrie a toothed timing belt) plus a third smaller and central blade; this blade is positioned at the front and besides cutting the grass between the 2 main blades, it allows a better finish under an circumstances and a more precise and compact grass collection. The cutting deck position ensures perfect cutting under bushes or low-hanging branches, reducing the time spent to finish off. Cutting width is 113cm, cutting height ranges from minumum of 3cm up to maximum 9cm and adjustment is made possible via a lever having 7 positions located next to the drivers seat. The cutting deck with collection can be converted into a mulch deck by using the optional kit which is available.
Maximum collection efficiency
Very capacious 280 L grass catcher, the cut grass is highly compressed. Once the grass catcher is full, thanks to a sensor, the blades will disengage automatically in order to avoid blockages. Emptying the FD 280's grass catcher is easy. An electric ram is operated via a push-button next to the operator's seat and the grass catcher is raised. The grass catcher will be quickly and totally emptied. The opening of the grass-catcher is via a magnetic catch, simple, efficient, wear free and with no need of special adjustments.
Operation of the cutting deck is made via an electromagnetic clutch. The control is by a switch and there is an LED to indicate when it is on. The parking disc brake is controlled by a lever. This allows dismounting from the machine with the engine running; hereto the cutting deck needs to be disengaged (maximum safety).
Handiness and comford at work
This FD 280 is fitted with a vanguard 14HP twin cylinder petrol engine with electric start. The engine with OHV has a 479cc displacement and incorporates the latest technical innovations ensuring reliability, low emissions, reduced consumption, high performance and vibrations reduced to minimum. The FD 280's exhaust "Grillo Super Silent" is densigned by Grillo in order to obtain the highest noise reduction level, emission reduction and minimal exhaust resistance.
The FD 280's cutting deck is easily demountable to be stably positioned vertically on the supports designed for this purpose; just remove the drive belt via a quick lever to make immediately every kind of maintenance or inspections.
Engine Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-Twin OHV 16.0HP, Start electric, with 12V Battery Supply fuel Displacement 479cc, 2 Cylinders, Power 14HP (10.3kW), Air Cooled Dry air filter with interchangeable filter cartridges
Fuel Tank Capacity 8 Litres
Drive Hydrostatic transmission with differential
Clutch Electromagnetic for PTO with magnetic blade brake
Cutting Attachment Front mowing deck with collection. Optional mulching kit. Solid wheels. Cutting deck with plug for cleaning.
Cutting Configuration 3 Rotating blades
Cutting Deck Width 1190mm
Cutting Width 44" (113cm)
Cutting Height 30-90mm in 7 positions
Grass Collector Capacity 280Litres
Grass Collector Discharge Electronically Operated
Grass Collector Locking System Magnetic closure system with automatic opening during the discharge
Differential Locking Mechanical with pedal control
Front Tyres Turf 18x9.50-8
Rear Tyres Turf 13x6.50-6
Steering System Driving system with steering wheel and pedal-operated forward and reverse speeds
Speed Variable Speed 0-9.5km/h Pedal-operated
Inner Turning Radius 20cm
Seat Dampened seat, adjustable through lever
Parking Brake Disk Brake
Mowing Capacity Per Hour 6000m2/h
Accessories in Series Tow bar
Warranty 2 years