Ransomes tells Pro Landscaper about the TR320.
The Ransomes TR320 triplex cylinder mower has been designed for many uses across the sports turf industry including rugby, football, cricket outfields, parks and gardens.
Cutting these areas requires a mower that offers strength, longevity, durability and a high-precision cut and with these features combined with the industry’s narrowest transport width, the TR320 is the perfect multi-area cylinder mower.
The industry leading machine uses a powerful 24.8hp Kubota diesel engine that sits transversely in the chassis enhancing the low centre of gravity and helping even weight distribution between the wheels. These characteristics in turn ensure maximum traction, reducing turf damage. This design allows the hydraulic tank to be mounted at the rear of the unit adding to the weight distribution, traction and importantly the slope working and approach angles. Traction is further enhanced with the standard fit of a rear wheel drive system and an optional weight transfer kit that ensures enhanced traction on wet slopes.
The lightweight footprint of the machine allows it to operate in varying weather conditions whilst always putting minimal stress on the turf. Operating the mower in tight spaces is aided by the three-wheel drive configuration which also ensures maximum traction and manoeuvrability even on steep slopes. The TR320 is unique in its class with the ability to raise the cutting units to a vertical position. Doing this reduces the cutting width from 1.83m down to 1.64m, making it easier to access smaller areas, drive through ornamental gardens and store the machine in limited space.
Ransomes renowned high-quality cutting units come in a number of options to suit a variety of surfaces with a choice of five or seven bladed cylinders. The three cutting units are hydraulically driven with outboard motor drive and can be configured in either a full lift with vertical fold up of the front units or lift horizontally only allowing the motors to be tucked inside the units for a close cut to borders, hedges and fence lines. The units have the flexibility to offer forward or rear discharge of the grass clippings with optional grass collection boxes providing a clean finish to quality turf areas.
Operator comfort and safety are also at the forefront of the TR320 design. The ergonomic operator platform provides exceptional comfort with a fully adjustable control arm and seat. A one-piece hood is easily raised for access to the engine and all common service parts.