Maximize productivity on every pass!
Maximizing productivity and reducing operating cost is what the TDR-26 / TDR-26G is all about. Designed with a ‘ideal sized’ 7,8 m cutting swath, it balances the need for increased cutting capacity in a cost effective roller mower. The TDR-26 / TDR-26G is “easy on the turf” when turning at the headlands for more harvestable acres!
Like all of our mowers, we designed the TDR-26 as if we were maintaining the mower ourselves, so simplifying and reducing service requirements was an important goal. Maintenance free blade spindles, HEX-Drive Roller-End bearings, with extended 100 hour PTO shaft greasing intervals and fewer grease fittings overall means more time cutting – less time maintaining. We kept it simple: no electro-hydraulic valves or sensors are required. For the ultimate in reliability, many components are fully interchangeable with Progressive’s field proven TDR-22 and TDR-30 models.
Focusing on the needs of the turf producer, Progressive offers four blade options for the TDR-26. The producer can optimize their cut and maintenance costs depending upon the growing conditions by selecting between two fixed blades and two Pro-EZ Change replaceable tip blade options – all featuring Progressive’s renown cut quality. Peace-of-mind reliability and productivity is only available from a Progressive mower.
Bolt-on Deck Shells: Painted or Galvanized Finish For producers who grow in sandy, or acidic soil conditions, the bolt on deck design allows for inexpensive replacement of the deck shell if necessary. Openings in the leading edge enhance airflow and help stand the grass up ready for cutting. Very high blade tip speed ensures a clean cut and good clipping distribution.
Right-Sized for Transport: The TDR-26 wings fold for worry-free transport. Standard equipment includes extra-wide high floatation tires and independent suspension on the transport wheels.
Pro Lift-N-Turn™ The productivity advantage of Progressive’s exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn™ is standard equipment on the TDR-26 / TDR-26G. Using only one hydraulic function, operators have the ability to temporarily raise all decks off the ground with the PTO engaged, making turning easier on the turf as the weight of the mower is distributed between the tractor and the extra-wide high floatation tires. Simple automatic mechanical stops prevent the decks from raising too far – for increased reliability electric position sensors are not used. The result is less crop damage from dragging the rollers across the turf and a system you can count on! Pro Lift-N-Turn™ has simply eliminated the issues competitive mowers have when turning at the headlands.
Simple and Easy Operation: The TDR-26 / TDR-26G retains the easy maneuverability and simple operation of a tri-deck mower. Requiring just a single hydraulic circuit with float, the TDR-26 / TDR-26G can easily track changing contours as each deck as six-ways of float. A single pull rope releases the transport locks so there’s no need to dismount the tractor.
Maintenance Free: Using field proven, maintenance free blade spindles and HEX-Drive Roller-End bearings in the roller ends means you don’t have to worry about a missed daily service. Add to it the 100 hour PTO shaft greasing intervals, and you can spend more time cutting.
Familiar Design: The height of cut is easily adjusted from 1.3 to 10 cm using the 2.54 cm diameter acme thread adjusting screw, located out of harms-way above the side channel. An easy to read height gage makes in-field adjustments simple to perform using the on-board tool, as all height adjustment locations are fully accessible.
Ideal Front to Back Deck Balance: The wing pull points are positioned slightly ahead, but much closer to the deck than how competitive models are designed. The result is less loading on the front roller making the TDR-26 / TDR-26G well suited for use in soft ground conditions, while the ability to follow changing contours is unsurpassed.