One year after the largest product roll out in company history, you could have forgiven John Deere Golf if it had taken a bit of a breather heading into 2015. But as the products rolled out to golf course superintendents during the 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio illustrated, that's just not in the company's DNA.
Topping that list was the new 9009A TerrainCut rough mower, the newest addition to Deere's A Series line of Tier 4-compliant mowers. With a nine-foot cutting width delivered by five, 27-inch cutting units and a deeper deck design with rear discharge, the 9009A joins the 7400A and 8800A in the company's line of rough mowing options. Previewed in San Antonio, the 9009A will be available in model year 2016.
John Deere also continued to evolve on the tech front, rolling out improvements to its TechControl displays found on its entire line of A Series fairway, rough and trim/surrounds mowers. TechControl puts mower options directly in superintendents' hands, according to the company, allowing them to customize mow, turn and engine speeds as well as service timers and provides on-board diagnostics for each machine.