Large decks for the MH tractor have a new adjustable footrest. First introduced with the DR64R deck, the DS60 and DR52 will now utilize the same design. There are two individual footrests that are easily adjusted in six fore-and-aft positions to suit operator leg lengths. Also, the new footrests retract, and along with a new belt drive cover, allow the deck to tilt up without removing the cover. Deck tilt-up is made easier using stronger counterweight springs and new hook geometry on the deck carrier frame.
Molded rubber side-discharge shields replace the metal shields on DS42 and DS48 decks, offering increased durability. Heavy metal framing attaches the rubber shield to the deck discharge opening. The new shield assembly will fit on earlier units.
A new version of the 60” dozer blade (H16) has been designed by Walker and will be manufactured by Walker, replacing an earlier unit manufactured by RAD. The new design has a reinforced blade for increased durability and a simple foot-actuated blade angle adjustment to speed operation. A replaceable four-position steel blade wear edge offers extended wear capacity. Mounts on MH tractor with H-19 implement hitch and on MD/MT with the H10 implement hitch.
The new DR64 rear discharge deck is a scaled-up version of the DR52 for applications with larger spaces and needing high-production mowing. The combination of mulch action and rear discharge of clippings of this deck gives a nice spreading of clippings and finished appearance. The design of the deck footrest offers individual foot pads and six easily adjustable positions. The deck footrest is mounted on the carrier frame for extra security.