Four caster wheels follow ground contours and prevent scalping. Heavy tubular caster wheel arms are bolted to rail supports for long life.
The GM11 and GM21 Series Medium-Duty Grooming Mowers have a rounded, front-tapered rear deck design that allows for close mowing along trees, fences, buildings, and other obstacles.
The GM11 and GM21 Series Medium-Duty Grooming Mowers come with a 37.3-kW (50-hp) rugged gearbox. Cooling fins help extend the life of the gearbox.
An anti-scalping roller kit can be ordered as an attachment for field conversion for FM and GM Series Grooming Mowers when it is not standard equipment. The roller is attached to the front of the cutting deck to help reduce scalping.
Each kit contains one roller.
One of the greatest concerns for operators involves difficulty in attaching tractor implements. John Deere has addressed this issue with the iMatch quick-hitch system.
The iMatch quick-hitch provides easy hookup and a guaranteed fit for all Category 1 implements designed to meet the ASAE Category 1 Standard S278.6 for quick-attach hitches.
All implements require a set of bushings in order for the attachment to fit and work properly with the iMatch quick-hitch. One set of bushings comes with the iMatch quick-hitch. Additional bushings are available from a John Deere dealer.
A rear chain shield kit is available as an attachment for field conversion. It assists in preventing debris from flying out from underneath the deck of the rear-discharge grooming mowers.