HD (Heavy Duty) Cylinder Mower Range

The machine can be purchased in the following sizes:

  • HD610 (24”) fitted with 5HP/6HP Engine
  • HD760 (30”) fitted with 9HP/10HP/12HP/13HP/14HP Engine
  • HD914 (36”) fitted with 12HP/13HP/14HP Engine

The machine offers the following features:

  • Dual Clutch system (the machine can independently drive without the engagement of the Cutting Cylinder)
  • 8 bladed Cutting Cylinder and High Cut Bottom Blade (min. height: 6mm)
  • Rubberised Rear Rollers for additional traction
  • Can be converted to a Groomer, Verticutter, Scarifier or Sweeper with the purchase of additional cassettes
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These three Heavy Duty Cylinder Mowers are ideal for athletic tracks, rugby fields, cricket ovals, hockey fields, private estates, soccer fields or any formal grass areas where a perfect cut is required. The machine is particularly suited for contractors and municipalities. Also popular with Golf courses for tees because the back drums are rubberised and give additional traction needed on slopes.

Change-over time from a Cutting Cylinder cassette to another cassette is only 15 minutes.

The HD760 and HD914 are fitted with larger engines and can be utilised in conjunction with a trailer seat, to transform the HD mower into a ride-on mower.

To sharpen the cutting cylinder without having to remove it from the mower, the Protea Backlapping machine can be used.

The designs of the three mowers are identical, but the HD914, in particular, has become popular over the last few years. 95 HD914s were supplied to most soccer stadiums in 2010 for the FIFA Soccer World Cup in South Africa. In 2012 the HD914 was used in the UEFA Soccer European Cup. In 2013/14 the HD914 was used in most stadiums for the African Cup Soccer Championship. Another reason why the HD machines have become popular is because of the quick and easy conversion of a mower into a powerful Verticutter machine.

Additional information




8 Blade Cutting Cylinder (reversible) and High Cut Bottom Blade (min. height: 6mm)


Rubberised Rear Rollers


Front Roller adjustment for height of cut Cylinder adjustment to ensure quality of cut Rear Roller adjustment for levelling machine

Optional Extras

Verticutter Cassette, Blade Type Scarifier Cassette, Pin-type Scarifier Cassette, Groomer Cassette, Nylon Sweeper Cassette, Backlapping Machine, Trailer seat

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Have any questions or need clarification on something? We might have answered your questions already. Read through these frequently asked questions below, otherwise you are welcome to send us a message.

What is a cylinder mower?

A cylinder mower is a lawnmower that features a cutting cylinder (a reel of blades that form a helical shape around a shaft). The cutting cylinder is in constant contact with a bottom blade/bedknife and when in use, utilises a shearing action to cut the grass between the blades.

Why use a cylinder mower instead of a rotary mower?

A cylinder mower will deliver a far superior finish in comparison to a rotary mower, especially on the lawn that is kept relatively short (i.e. below 15mm in length). 

An additional benefit to utilising a cylinder mower is the fact that it will also promote a healthier lawn over the long-term. 

Is Protea Turf Equipment really South African?

Yes, we take pride in the fact that over 95% of our components are locally sourced and all fabrication takes place within South Africa.

Does Protea Turf offer ride-on mowers?

We do not manufacture ride-on mowers; however, our entire range of mowers is self-propelled. It is possible to fit a trailer seat on a select few of our products, enabling the operator to sit and be towed by the machine during cutting.

Do you offer services on your machines?

Absolutely. We encourage all Protea customers to consider having their machine serviced at least once a year. By doing so, wearable components can be replaced before they cause avoidable damage to the machine. A Bonus - our quotations on repairs and services are 100% obligation-free.

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