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Overview

  • The 8900A features a width of 114 to 130 inches depending on cutting unit size, giving more productivity in terms of acres mowed per hour.
  • Another productive advantage of the 8900A is the 8 miles per hour mowing speed.
  • Be productive but carry a light footprint: the 8900A comes in significantly lighter than its main competitor.
  • Versatility is a hallmark: 8900A has 26" and 30" verticutters and large capacity reel motors for scalping during over-seed operations.

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Features

Low machine weight and tires sized for proper weight distribution, traction, and low ground pressure
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    The 8900A PrecisionCut™ Large-Area Reel Mower is light weight to provide excellent results on the golf course. The lower weight helps reduce the overall foot print in fine turf conditions reducing compaction and turf stress. Along with the lower weight, the 8900A features 26.5 x12-12 turf tires for low footprint and maximum traction in the toughest conditions. This combination provides a strong traction package with low levels of ground compaction.

LoadMatch™ electronic setting compensates speed of machine to keep power to the cutting units to maintain cut quality
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    LoadMatch is an electronic setting through the TechControl display that allows managers more control of the machine and how it is operated when out on the course.

     

    Most operators will mow as fast as the mow setting will allow, keeping their traction pedal all the way down. However, in some conditions this can lead to poor cut quality.

     

    One example is getting behind in mowing due to weather conditions. The grass is long and lush and to properly cut that amount of grass at one time, the operator should slow the traction speed. This allows the cutting units to maintain proper turning speed, process the grass, and properly cut in one pass. Not slowing down causes missed grass and an uneven appearance. This affects the after-cut appearance and also reduces productivity by having to mow a second time to properly cut the lush grass.

     

    The LoadMatch feature compensates the traction speed of machine to keep power to the cutting units.  In the long, lush conditions described above with LoadMatch engaged, the operator would still have the traction pedal all the way down, but the machines would sense the load and slow the traction speed to properly cut the mowing pass. Once the load is reduced, the machine will return to the normal mow speed.

     

    LoadMatch puts the manager in control of cut quality, instead of the operator.

AutoPedal™ feature lowers sound levels and fuel consumption during transport
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    The AutoPedal feature controls engine rpm and transport speed of the machine through the eHydro™ foot pedal controls. AutoPedal is similar to an automobile gas pedal operation; the more the forward pedal is pressed, the faster the machine moves and the higher the engine rpm; pressing the pedal less, the slower the machine moves and the lower the engine rpm.

     

    On conventional machines, the engine rpm is controlled by the operator by means of a manual or electric/manual throttle. Operators are trained to always operate the engine at wide-open throttle. Running at wide open throttle means running the engine at its fastest speed, which increases the sound levels and fuel usage.

     

    The AutoPedal system allows the engine to only run as fast as needed, meaning that as operators transport around the course, the engine speed is only as fast as needed for the transport speed. If the operator approaches play and stops, the engine rpm goes to idle. This makes transporting quieter and since the engine does not run full speed all the time, it reduces fuel consumption.

     

    Once the operator reaches the mowing site, engages the mow switch on the CommandARM™ controls, the engine rpm automatically increases to full throttle for mowing.

eHydro™ hydrostatic pump and large-capacity wheel motors for serious hill-climbing capabilities and lower maintenance
    Large wheel motorsLarge wheel motors
    eHydro traction pumpeHydro traction pump

    The 9009A TerrainCut and the 8900A PrecisionCut utilizes the same eHydro traction pump and wheel motors in the A-model take performance, traction, and operation to the next level. This is combined with the standard GRIP system that reduces wheel slip by sending flow from the front wheel to the opposite rear wheel.

     

    The system is designed to take on the most challenging course conditionsideal for undulating terrain, providing superior performance and traction out on the course.

     

    The traction system in the A-models is driven by a servo-controlled hydrostatic pump. The control of the pump is no longer mechanical linkages, but instead it is electronic. The design reduced the complexity of the drive system meaning no more linkages to adjust or repair decreased routine maintenance and providing reliable day-in/day-out operation.

     

    The end result is more options for mowing different terrain then just straight up and down. The standard GRIP system ensures that when mowing slopes on an angle the high side tire maintains tractions unlike like mechanical systems used on other rough mowers. This increases productivity in tight areas and reduces damage to turf from wheel slippage.

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    The operator will benefit from eHydro, too. The pedal effort has been reduced, reducing the foot fatigue during many hours of mowing.

GRIP all-wheel drive traction system provides superior traction by reducing wheel slip
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    For superior traction with a true hydraulic four-wheel drive (4WD), the GRIP all-wheel drive traction system is standard on the 8900A Large-Area Reel Mower. This system reduces wheel slip by sending flow from the front wheel to the opposite rear wheel.

     

    For example, if the front-right wheel starts to slip, hydraulic flow is diverted to the left-rear wheel to maintain positive traction. By allowing the flow to cross over to the opposite rear wheel, the system maintains traction not only while climbing straight up hills, but also on side hills, as well.

     

    The GRIP all-wheel drive traction system is always engaged when driving forward. There are no electronics to engage the 4WD system, simplifying the electrical system and the design of the valve at the rear of the machine.

     

    In reverse, a standard switch is provided that disengages 4WD. The switch senses that the reverse pedal has been depressed and shuts off flow to the rear drive wheels. This ensures that the front drive tires are doing the work in reverse rather than the rear tires, minimizing wheel slip and scuffing of turf when backing up an incline.

Double-acting, single-rod hydraulic steering cylinder for lines as straight as a greens mower
    Steering cylinder and linkage systemSteering cylinder and linkage system

    Ever wanted stripes as straight as they are on the greens? The A-Model PrecisionCut™ Mowers and E-Cut™ Hybrid Mowers do exactly that. Utilizing the same style steering cylinder as on the 2500B PrecisionCut and 2500E E-Cut Hybrid Riding Greens Mowers, the PrecisionCut and E-Cut Hybrid Mowers can mow the straightest lines of any mower in the industry today.

     

    Traditional hydraulic cylinders have a rod on only one side of the cylinder. The cylinder on the A-models has one rod that goes through both sides of the cylinder. This equalizes volume and pressure on both sides of the cylinder packing, helping the operator make perfectly straight lines with little effort.

     

    This system also equalizes the steering effort, meaning easy turns whether turning to the right or to the left.

TechControl display maximizes performance and uptime by allowing more control in operation and diagnostics
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    Password-protected settingsPassword-protected settings
    Now there is more control with the TechControl display with a large easy-to-read screen

    Passcode-protected TechControl display enables quickly setting or changing mowing speed, turning speed, or transport speed to limit variations in performance by different operators.

    Mow setting screenMow setting screen

    Quickly adjust the mow or transport speed to make sure mow speed is what is needed for the changing conditions. The setting can be adjusted precisely using a speedometer app on a smartphone or GPS device.

    Turn-speed setting screenTurn-speed setting screen

    Use the TechControl to slow the machine during turns while mowing and protect against turf scuffing and aggressive turning operators.

     

    The turn speed control engages when in mow and the cutting units are lifted for turns. Once the turn is made and the cutting units are lowered, the machine speed returns to the set mow speed.

     

    The turn speed is a percentage of mow speed. When set to 100 percent, turn speed control is off or allows 100 percent of the mow speed in turns. Turn speed setting of 50 percent allows only 50 percent of the set mow speed to be reached during turns.

     

    Here is an example:

    Mow speed = 6 mph (9.66 km/h)
    Turn speed set at 50 percent
    Maximum turning speed will be 3 mph (4.83 km/h)

    Input/output screenInput/output screen
    Service timers screenService timers screen

    The A-model PrecisionCut™ Mowers, E-Cut™ Hybrid Mowers, and TerrainCut™ Mowers have the latest in advanced diagnostics through the TechControl display. Most all diagnostics are performed while sitting in the operator’s seat.

     

    The TechControl has onboard visual diagnostics allowing quick and easy machine diagnostics, maximizing up time. The system allows technician to see inputs and outputs of the electrical system.  Also, the technician can see stored controller codes on the machine to aide in troubleshooting incidents that may have occurred while on the course.

     

    The TechControl will also display the notification for maintenance of the hydraulic and engine oils using service timers to notify when it has reached the time to perform the required service.

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    Choose from a list of several languages to use for the TechControl.

     

    Operator warning notifications are incorporated into the TechControl and will alert the operator if a problem arises during operation.

     

     

    Description

    Hydraulic over temp

    Hydraulic oil filter restriction

    Engine oil pressure low

    Engine coolant temperature

    Reel motor

    Battery voltage

Easily accessible daily service points mean less maintenance time and more time working
    Easy access for cleaningEasy access for cleaning

    Easier daily maintenance points are designed into the machine to assist operators with complete daily maintenance and to keep the machine running at peak performance, saving valuable time and money.

     

    For ease of service, all daily engine checks are easily accessible by raising the hood. These service points include an engine-oil level check, a coolant level check, hydraulic fluid level, and an air-restriction indicator.

     

    The A-model PrecisionCut™ Mowers, E-Cut™ Hybrid Mowers, and TerrainCut™ Mowers feature a radiator screen easily removed without tools and tilt-out oil cooler for easy cleaning.

Optional vertical cutting units maximize productivity providing ultimate grooming of turf
    Verticutter bladesVerticutter blades

    Many of the hybrid turfgrasses require aggressive maintenance practices to stimulate new lateral and vertical growth for a true and healthy playing surface. Frequent, light verticutting is an integral part of properly maintaining these cultivars as well as some of the more traditional turf types.

     

    The Quick-Adjust 7 (QA7) verticutters for the 8900A  PrecisionCut™ Large-Area Reel Mower and the 7200A and 2653B PrecisionCut Trim and Surrounds Mowers  make it easy to accomplish this task with quick adjustments and durable verticutter blades. The 7-in. (17.8-cm) verticutter blades are designed for efficient, consistent cutting and come in 26-in. (66.0-cm) or 30-in. (76.2-cm) widths to maximize productivity.

     

    For aggressive results, run the verticutters in the reverse direction by swapping the hydraulic lines to reverse the direction of flow at the reel motor.

    Speed Link™ depth systemSpeed Link™ depth system

    In addition to the blade configuration, the QA7 verticutter features a depth system that is truly easy to adjust. A simple front roller design allows for paralleling the roller to the verticutter blades for a premium cut.

     

    Depth is fine tuned with the rear roller. The Speed Link height-of-cut system is a popular feature on the QA7 reel cutting units, and the same system has been integrated in the QA7 verticutter as well.

     

    The Speed Link system ties both ends of the rear roller together with a spring-loaded rod, meaning adjustments can be performed from either end of the rear roller, automatically adjusting the other side at the same time. A worm gear design in the rear roller towers means that as one side is adjusted, the other side turns the exact same amount.

     

    Adjusting rear cutting units is now easier than ever. Adjustments can be performed by an electric drill or pneumatic tool with a 0.63-in. (16-mm) socket in seconds, saving time and money while getting the job done with high quality and efficiency. Maximum depth for operating the verticutters is 0.13-in. (3.2 mm).

     

    Travel speed will be reduced during verticutting based on blade depth setting and turf conditions. Maximum recommended travel speed with verticutters is 3 mph (4.83 km/h).

     

    Additional blades or removing of blades may be required and is dependent on the traction unit verticutters are being installed. Please check the operator’s manual for correct set up.

     

    NOTE:Electric or pneumatic impact tools cannot be used with the Speed Link depth system.

Specifications

Engine

  • Type Direct Inject Turbocharged Diesel
  • Compliant emission regulation United States and Canada Tier 4
  • Horsepower Maximum rated horsepower
    At 2800 rpm ISOC: 41.1 kW
    55.1 hp
  • Cylinders Four
  • Displacement 2.091 L
    127.6 cu in.
  • Air cleaner 2-stage dry element
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Cooling system Liquid centrifugal pump; forward machine location for optimum cooling

Vehicle

  • Drive pump Tandem gear pump
  • Cutting units drive Hydraulic motor to each cutting unit
  • Hydraulic system capacity 45.4 L
    12 U.S. gal.
  • Fuel tank capacity 60.6 L
    16 U.S. gal.
  • Steering Hydraulic power with double acting steering cylinder
  • Front drive tires 26.5x14-12 turf
  • Steering tires 20x12X10-8 turf
  • Ground pressure 69 kPa
    10 psi
  • Brakes Internal hydraulic wet disc brakes with dynamic braking through closed loop hydrostatic system
  • ROPS Standard; meets ISO 21299 Standard

Operating weight

  • Cutting units lowered Full fluids; no operator Quick Adjust QA7 (with 66 cm / 26 in.) cutting units lowered: 1239 kg
    Full fluids; no operator Quick Adjust QA7 (with 66 cm / 26 in.) cutting units lowered: 2725 lb
    Full fluids; no operator Quick Adjust QA7 (with 76 cm / 30 in.) cutting units lowered: 1270 kg
    Full fluids; no operator Quick Adjust QA7 (with 76 cm / 30 in.) cutting units lowered: 2795 lb

Controls

  • Throttle Automatic controls with AutoPedal foot controls; manual control through TechControl display
  • Forward/reverse 2-pedal
  • Mower lift One-touch single handle
  • Parking brake Electric Switch on Command Arm for Internal Wet Disk Brakes
  • Seat Air Ride suspension seat with seat belts and arm rest; fore/aft adjustment; weight and lumbar adjustment
  • PTO Electric Switch on Command Arm
  • Ignition Key start
  • Work lights Standard 3 front work lights
  • Tilt steering Left Foot operated for easy adjustment
  • Operator display TechControl Display: Located on Command Arm; displays machine warnings, on-board electrical diagnostics; service timers on large easy to read screen; quick on the go settings for mow and transport speed; Turn Speed; Loadmatch? and ON/OFF Cruise Control Use selection: all settings are pass code protected
  • Storage Cup holder; two-way radio located in Command Arm; large operator storage located on left hand side of operator station

Dimensions

  • Height with ROPS 2200 mm
    87 in.
  • Length 2825 mm
    111 in.
  • Transport width Quick Adjust QA7 (with 66 cm / 26 in.): 2194 mm
    Quick Adjust QA7 (with 66 cm / 26 in.): 86.38 in.
    Quick Adjust QA7 (with 76 cm / 30 in.): 2385 mm
    Quick Adjust QA7 (with 76 cm / 30 in.): 93.90 in.
    Combo (with 66 cm / 26 in. front: 76 cm / 30 in. back): 2206 mm
    Combo (with 66 cm / 26 in. front: 76 cm / 30 in. back): 86.85 in.
  • Mowing position width QA7 (66 cm / 26 in.) 3275 mm
    QA7 (66 cm / 26 in.) 129 in.
    QA7 (76 cm / 30 in.) 3695 mm
    QA7 (76 cm / 30 in.) 145 in.
  • Wheelbase 1585 mm
    62.4 in.
  • Ground speed Mowing
    0-12.8 km/h
    0-8.0 mphTransport
    0-20.12 km/h
    0-12.5 mphReverse
    0-6.4 km/h
    0-5.0 mph

Cutting Units

  • Number Five
  • Size Quick Adjust QA7: 66 or 76 cm
    Quick Adjust QA7: 26 or 30 in.
  • Total width of cut 289.5 or 330.2 cm
    114 or 130 in.
  • Height of cut QA7: 6.3-50.8 mm
    QA7: 0.25-2.0 in.
  • Frequency of clip (FOC Reels) or Blade tip speed (decks) Rollers
    Front and rear: 7.6 mm
    Front and rear: 3 in.
    10 Blade: 1.06 mm/km/h
    10 Blade: 0.067 mm/km/h
    8 Blade: 1.33 mm/km/h
    8 Blade: 0.084 in./mph
  • Reel diameter 17.8 cm
    7 in.
  • Bedknife adjustment Reel to bedknife
  • Backlapping Standard; pressure sensing flow compensating backlap valve; manual reel speed adjustment

Sound levels

  • Measuring standard ISO 11201
  • Attachments installed FTCs, reels engaged

Fuel economy

  • Actual fuel usage will vary depending on course conditions, operation, turf and fuel quality 25% load: 3.63 L/hr
    0.96 gph
    40% load: 5.64 L/hr
    1.49 gph
    50% load: 6.85 L/hr
    1.81 gph

Warranty

  • Type Two-year limited

Certification

  • Type ANSI B71.4-2012.