Exmark Adds Suspended Operator Platform to 2018 Radius S-Series Zero-Turn Riders
Suspended platform significantly increases operator comfort
BEATRICE, NEB. (October 18, 2017) — Exmark launched a new suspended platform-equipped version of its popular Radius S-Series zero-turn riding mower today at the GIE+EXPO trade show in Louisville, KY. The new machine delivers a smoother ride to minimize operator fatigue, while maintaining the productivity, durability and cut quality.
The new suspended platform uses three independent coil-over dampers to isolate the cast aluminum operator platform from the mower chassis. With the capability of three inches of vertical travel, the suspended platform minimizes the effect of bumps and vibration on the operator. Exmark’s trailing arm design also minimizes lateral movement of the suspended platform to increase operator stability.
Exmark Product Manager, Mike Mayfield, said the suspended platform-equipped Radius S-Series is designed to outperform competitive machines in ride quality, while still delivering Exmark’s signature quality of cut.
“The travel of the suspended platform is completely isolated from the cutting deck, so despite the increase in operator comfort, the quality of cut our customers expect is consistently maintained.”
The suspended platform is easy to adjust for operator weight and ride quality preferences – no tools required. The coil-over hydraulic dampers are designed to last the lifetime of the Radius S-Series machine, making the suspended platform virtually maintenance-free.
Suspended platform-equipped Radius S-Series models include a comfortable 20-inch high back operator seat featuring plush foam padding and is supported by an Elastomeric Vibration Control (EVC) stretch fabric base.
Available with a choice of 48-, 52- or 60-inch UltraCut Series 3 cutting decks or 60-inch rear discharge cutting deck, suspended platform-equipped Radius S-Series machines are powered by an air-cooled 708cc Exmark twin-cylinder engine and is capable of drive speeds up to 9 mph. A heavy-duty canister air filtration system delivers increased performance and maximum engine protection in dusty, dirty cutting conditions.
Exmark designed the Radius S-Series to be easy to maintain, with maintenance-free sealed bearing blade spindle assemblies, tools-free belt access, and an integrated oil drain hose for quick, clean oil changes. There are just four grease points on the entire machine to reduce routine maintenance needs. An integrated jack receiver is welded to the frame to ease access to the underside of the cutting deck and Radius chassis when equipped with the Exmark jack accessory (sold separately).
Additional features of the Radius S-Series model include:
- Digital hour meter
- 12-volt power port for charging electronics
- Integrated tow hitch
- Roll-Over Protection System (ROPS) – easy to adjust with a rear-facing angle to push branches away from the operator
- Commercial warranty – visit Exmark.com for complete warranty details
Find your local dealer at Exmark.com to learn more about Exmark’s new Radius S-Series Suspension Platform zero-turn riding mower.