New Flex Deck provides stronger blade torque, improved serviceability
and a more durable and efficient belt drive
- The new Flex Deck features:
- Four decks with additional anti-scalp features that effectively follow the contour of uneven terrain.
- Newly designed center deck that provides toolless entry for belt service.
- On-board utility bar to adjust cut height or perform belt service in a matter of minutes.
- Stronger blade torque for improved cutting performance.
- Newly designed belt driveline that provides greater efficiency and durability.
JOHNSON CREEK, Wis. (January 23, 2018) – Steiner®, manufacturer of high-quality tractors and attachments, has announced the introduction of a new Flex Deck articulating mowing attachment, designed specifically for Steiner 440 and new 450 tractors. The commercial attachment features four independent decks, designed to follow the contours of uneven terrain.
The new Flex Deck features several significant improvements to meet the production and quality requirements of golf course superintendents and turf maintenance managers. First, Steiner has redesigned the center deck and belt driveline for fast, easy service, greater performance and longer belt life. The new arrangement features toolless access to the belt driveline with the ability to remove and replace the deck belt by simply using the on-board utility bar to remove belt tension.
New pulleys and belt drive geometry also contribute to cooler operating temperatures and longer component life. Additionally, the driveline increases blade torque to cut through heavier loads while maintaining fast blade speed for a quality cut. Antiscalp features have been enhanced with the addition of anti-scalp discs beneath blade spindles and an additional roller on the discharge deck. Steiner also achieved quieter operation through strategic placement of rubber dampeners that eliminate any metal-to-metal contact.
Like the original Flex Deck, the new attachment features an 80” cut, large-diameter casters and robust construction. Powered by the Steiner 440 or 450 tractor, the climbing ability and low ground disturbance characteristics enable operators to mow on sloped or soft ground. The Quick Hitch interface of the Flex Deck also allows for exchanging it with other attachments such as Steiner’s aerator or turbine blower in a few minutes without tools.
“Our Steiner tractors, especially the new 450 tractor, are designed to thrive on uneven terrain, so we wanted to ensure that our Flex Deck mowing attachment was up to that same challenge,” said Matt Donohue, Steiner business director. “With these updates, we’re even more confident that this machine and attachment can take on the tough task of mowing hills and tricky slopes.”
To learn more about the new Steiner 450 tractor, the Flex Deck mowing attachment or Steiner’s 25+ other attachments, visit the Steiner website.
Steiner brand products are built around the principle of building the kind of machine you would build for yourself. With a wide selection of attachments and accessories that till, sweep, load, plow, trench, mow, and much, much more, Steiner tractors are customizable to each owner so that as the owner’s needs change so does their Steiner. Steiner products are only available through specialty dealerships. To learn more about Steiner products and to locate a dealer in your area, visit the Steiner website at http://www.steinerturf.com/.
Steiner® is a registered trademark of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
About Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. designs and manufactures commercial and residential gardening and turf care equipment. Its product lineup includes zero-turn, stand-on and walk-behind mowers, multiuse tractors and attachments, sod cutters, tillers, aerators, lawn vacuums, turf overseeders, brush cutters and much more. Schiller Grounds Care products are sold under the BOB-CAT®, Classen®, Little Wonder®, Mantis®, RYAN® and Steiner® brand names.
Learn more about Schiller Grounds Care and its brands at www.schillergc.com.