The Progressive TD92 tri-deck finishing mower has been long regarded as the benchmark of the turfgrass production industry. With a wide cutting swath of 22 feet, it is designed to be used with the tractors that are commonly found on turfgrass farms. This combination provides the most productive and cost effective mowing system available today. The TD92 delivers a quality of cut that is second to none while offering dependable long term service.
Following extensive customer input, the Next Generation TD92 has several new features that will both enhance operation and reduce long term ownership costs. The next generation TD92 retains many of the same components and design features that have been field proven on over 2,100 older TD92's! Proudly built in North America, the Next Generation TD92 will be available with either painted or galvanized, bolt-on decks.
Features may include:
Since 2007, Progressive has offered turfgrass mowers with heavy-duty, galvanized decks. Galvanized decks are ideal for Producers with farms that have highly acidic soils or where certain fertilizers can accelerate the corrosion of a painted deck. The Next Generation TD92 is offered with either traditional painted or galvanized decks for long term durability in harsh growing conditions.
Turfgrass Producers in some locations are faced with deck skin issues caused by abrasive or acidic soils or clippings. Progressive responded to this concern by introducing a deck design that bolts the deck skin to the deck frame structure rather than welding it. This allows producers to simply change out the deck skin years down the road if required. The TD92 and TD92G (Galvanized Deck) share the same bolt-on design, ultimately reducing long term ownership cost.
Incorporated into each new deck frame are heavy spindle mounting plates that are designed to provide additional structural rigidity. The deck skin is now captured between each blade spindle and the mounting plate to control any flexing that may occur. The result is a superior, more accurate cut.
Cross-contamination between crops is a concern for many producers, but not all producers can justify dedicated mowers for each crop, and cleaning can be time consuming. With this in mind, the new TD92 deck frames have been designed to greatly reduce cleaning time and minimize 'pockets' where clippings can collect. The deck cross member near the rear of each deck has been raised above the deck to provide a large wash-out area (see arrows). The wash-out area is blocked when the belt covers are installed, minimizing clipping entry.
The air flow hoops under each deck are a key part of the high quality cut that the TD92 is known for. The Next Generation TD92 hoops are made of heavier 3/16 plate, adding both increased life and rigidity to the deck for long term durability.
Efficient airflow is a key component of the overall design that provides the high quality of cut the TD92 is known for. With this in mind, the discharge opening of each deck has been made larger, aiding clipping dispersal. See illustration. By revising the discharge opening shape on the Next Generation TD92, 'fanning' of the clippings is increased when mowing either warm or cool season grasses, regardless if they are wet or dry.