According to a recent company news release, John Deere has expanded its “Mulch On Demand” (MOD) offering to the 2014 QuikTrak commercial mower lineup in an effort to reduce cleanup time and increase overall mowing productivity.
Mulch On Demand, which was previously only compatible with the John Deere ZTrak line, is now available on the 652R and 652R EFI models, allowing operators to switch between mulching and side discharging without having to leave the mower. The QuikTrak MOD can be easily 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. As a result, cleanup time will be decreased by keeping clippings off sidewalks and driveways and out of mulch beds.
Chris Russell, John Deere product manager, says in the release, "The Mulch On Demand deck has proven capabilities that allow the operator to boost productivity and versatility in their commercial mowing operation. 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."
Deere’s 2014 QuikTrak mowers offer a lightweight, compact footprint for easy maneuverability around obstacles and contours in the turf. With the addition of MOD, this already popular mower series has been improved, increasing productivity and reducing overall cleanup time for landscape contractors.