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John Deere Adds Mulch On Demand™ Deck to Select Quiktrak™ Stand-On Commercial Mowers

Two R Series models feature exclusive technology tested and proven in zero-turn machines

CARY, North Carolina (April 17, 2014) – John Deere is continuing to meet the needs of its customers with the expansion of its Mulch On Demand (MOD) mower deck offering. The exclusive MOD is now available in the 2014 QuikTrak commercial mower lineup, which includes the 652R MOD and 652R EFI MOD models. The Mulch On Demand deck was previously only available in the John Deere ZTrak line.

 

The John Deere Mulch On Demand deck allows an operator to switch between mulching and side discharging without leaving the mower. This saves cleanup time by keeping clippings off sidewalks and driveways and out of mulch beds. The QuikTrak MOD can be converted from a wide-open-side-discharge mode to a full-chambered mulching mode or any position in-between by holding down on the electric switch that is conveniently located on the dash.

 

"The Mulch On Demand deck has proven capabilities that allow the operator to boost productivity and versatility in their commercial mowing operation," said Chris Russell, John Deere product manager. "As the interest in stand-on mowers increases, it only made sense to integrate this industry-exclusive technology into the QuikTrak lineup. Now more commercial landscape contractors can enjoy the benefits of Mulch On Demand."

 

The 652R MOD features a commercial-quality V-twin air-cooled engine coupled with an easy-to-learn hydrostatic transmission. The unit is equipped with a seven-gauge 52-inch Mulch On Demand mower deck and a 23.5* horsepower engine. The 652R EFI MOD boasts a commercial-quality electronic fuel injected (EFI) V-twin air-cooled engine for faster starts, smoother operation, and greater efficiency. The EFI model is also equipped with a seven-gauge 52-inch MOD deck, but comes with a 25.0* horsepower engine.

 

John Deere QuikTrak mowers offer a lightweight, compact footprint for easy maneuverability around obstacles and contours in the turf. The zero-turn capability gives it best-in-class productivity, and they are easy to trailer, allowing crews to have multiple mowers on a job site.

 

Like the rest of the John Deere lineup, the R Series MOD models are an eligible purchase within the GreenFleet™ Loyalty Rewards program. The industry-exclusive loyalty program from John Deere is designed to help customers manage their equipment more easily and cost-effectively.

 

Visit your local John Deere dealer, or www.JohnDeere.com/MowPro to learn more.

 

*The engine horsepower and torque information are provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. Actual operating horsepower and torque will be less. Refer to the engine manufacturer's web site for additional information.

 

About John Deere
 

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.

Media Contact:
Maureen McCormack
Segment Manager, Media Relations
John Deere Ag and Turf Division
2000 John Deere Run
Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 919-804-2246
E-mail: McCormackMaureenA@JohnDeere.com

Editorial Contact:
Kyle Rubeling, IMRE
Phone: 919-747-8680
E-mail: KyleR@IMRE.com