John Deere Launches New Walk-Behind Mowers
Jan 25, 2010
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Outdoor appliance maker John Deere has launched three new walk-behind mowers for 2010 — models JS26, JS36, and JS46.

The family of mowers is designed with a 22-inch deck for wider cutting and a maximum self-propelled speed of 3.6 MPH for greater efficiency. The entire line also features MowMentum Drive -- a variable drive system that allows operators to modify the mower speed to match their stride. To meet the demands of various property conditions, the new walk behinds also include a broad cut height range from 1.2 to 4.2 inches.

All three models have increased power: The JS26 and JS36 (both 95 lbs) operate with a 7 gross torque Briggs engine, and the JS46 (100 lbs) runs on 8.75 gross torque power with electric start. Additionally, the JS36 and JS46 include rear-wheel drive, which allows for added traction when bagging clippings. As the bag fills with grass, the weight reportedly causes the mower's center of gravity to shift backward over the rear wheels.

"This new family of walk-behind mowers is engineered to provide improved cut quality and high performance standards," said Mike Ballou, product manager, John Deere. "This series is designed to give homeowners a quality lawn care solution in a compact, durable package without sacrificing performance."

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