The FD 280 is a high performance mower in terms of its quality cut and collection. The innovative cutting system “Grillo Overblow” produces an increased acceleration of the grass/air flow into the discharge chute which considerably raises its collection capabilities even in wet,damp conditions whilst at the same time keeping noise levels of the whole system very low. The front mounted cutter deck allows excellent visibility over the area to be cut. Control is via a steering wheel, the compact size and very tight turning circle makes the FD 280 an easy to operate machine making it ideal for the professional user operating in tight areas.
The FD 280’s cutter deck features twin contra-rotating blades (which are not timed) plus a third central blade, which is a unique feature on this type of mower. The cutter deck is front mounted therefore ensuring great visibility over the whole work area! It allows precise cutting under bushes or low-hanging branches, reducing the time spent finishing off with a strimmer. The deck’s robust double backed drive belt should not be damaged should stones or any obstructions be encountered when mowing. Cutting width is 113 cm, the cutting height ranges from a minimum of 30 mm up to a maximum 90 mm and adjustment is made via a lever having 7 positions which is located next to the operators seat. The cutter deck can be converted into a mulch deck by using the optional kit which can be purchased separately.
The innovative cutting system produces an increased acceleration in the grass/air stream. The three blades force the grass at high speed into the wide chute which leads directly into the grass catcher. By discharging the grass at such high speed it will be compacted more therefore increasing the efficiency of the 280 litre catcher. In demanding situations such as high,wet grass, the performance of Grillo’s system is excellent. During autumn, when the grass is covered with leaves, the FD 280 will collect them quickly.
The Grillo FD 280 is an extremely agile mower and a pleasure to use! The rear wheel steer gives an inner turning radius of just 30 cm! The hydrostatic transmission is pedal operated, forward to go forward and back to go back! The hydrostatic transmission is pedal operated and easy to use, just press forward to go forward or back to go back!. The pedal is also fitted with “dampers” to avoid erratic movements. In tight areas when maneuvering or if there are obstacles you will find the FD 280 to be extremely agile!
Due mainly to its floating cutter deck the FD 280’s cut quality is exceptional even on undulating ground. The pivoting rear axle and the front drive wheels with their “turf” profile tires plus the cutter decks support system allows it to follow the contours of the ground and therefore reduces the possibility of scalping the grass. The forward speed ranges from 0 to 9,5 km/h and is continuously variable. Maintenance of your ground will be quick and of a high quality standard. If necessary, the diff -lock, which is operated via a pedal increases both traction and safety. The cutter decks tyres are solid and therefore puncture-proof!
Once the grass catcher is full the blades will disengage automatically, the blades stop in order to prevent blockage of the discharge chute. Its possible to choose the “buzzer indicator” ( by removing an electrical connection) option which signals when the catcher is full. Emptying the FD280’ s grass catcher is easy! An electric ram is operated via a push-button next to the operator’s seat and the catcher is raised;it will then open automatically and will be completely emptied. The opening of the catcher is via a magnetic latch, simple but efficient!
Engagement of the blades is made via an electro-magnetic clutch. The control is via a switch and there is an LED to indicate when it is on. The parking brake is activated with a lever. This allows you to get off the machine with the engine still running but only when the blades are disengaged.
The FD280 is fitted with a Briggs & Stratton Vanguard, 14 HP twin cylinder petrol engine with electric key start with a fuel tank capacity of 8 ltrs. The engine is 499cc with over head valves and incorporates the latest technical innovations ensuring reliability, low emissions, reduced fuel consumption, high performance and vibrations which are reduced to a minimum. The FD280’s exhaust “Grillo Super Silent” is designed by Grillo themselves in order to obtain the highest possible noise reduction levels for operator comfort. The engine is a professional type with bearings on the crank, an oil pump, oil filter and cast iron cylinder liners.
The FD280’s styling is up to the minute! The bodyworks clean lines as well as the attention to detail will impress everyone! The driving position of the FD280 is ergonomic. The dampened and adjustable seat, together with a height adjustable steering wheel, makes this a lawnmower ideal for any situation.
|Engine|| Briggs & Stratton 16 Vanguard V-Twin OHV
Start electric, with 12 V battery
Displacement 479 cc, 2 Cylinders
Power 14 HP (10.3 kW) – Gross power 16 HP
Dry air filter with interchangeable filter cartridges
|Fuel tank capacity||Fuel tank 8 litres (reserve tank 1,5 litres)|
|Transmission||hydrostatic transmission with differential|
|Clutch||Clutch: electromagnetic for PTO with magnetic blade brake|
|Cutter deck||Front mowing deck with collection. Optional: Mulching kit cod. 9M0611. Solid wheels. Cutting deck with plug for cleaning.|
|Cutting configuration||3 rotating blades|
|Cutting deck width||1190 mm|
|Cutting width||1130 mm|
|Cutting height||7 different cutting positions from 30 to 90 mm height|
|Grass collector capacity||280 L|
|Grass collector discharge||electrically operated|
|Grass collector locking system||Magnetic closure system with automatic opening during the discharge|
|Differential locking||Mechanical with pedal control|
|Front tyres||Turf 18×9.50-8|
|Rear tyres||Turf 13×6.50-6|
|Steering system||Driving system with steering wheel and pedal-operated forward and reverse speeds|
|Speed||Continously variable from 0 to 9,5 km/h, pedal operated|
|Inner turning radius||30 cm|
|Seat||Dampened seat, adjustable through lever|
|Parking brake||disk brake|
|Mowing capacity per hour (indicative)||6000 m^2/h|
|Standard features||tow bar|
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