0 Prototype of new, smaller spider slope mower shown at NEC

Pohled, Czech Republic (20 November 2018) Visitors to the TH WHITE Machinery Imports stand at SALTEX in early November, were among the first in the UK groundscare industry to see an advanced protype of Dvorak-Spider's new and compact slope mower, the Spider CROSSLINE.

The TH WHITE Machinery Imports and Spider teams with the new Spider CROSSLINE at IOG SALTEX

With its innovative and compact design, it complements the current Spider ILD01 and Spider ILD02 remote-controlled mowers and features a terrain following mowing deck, integrated stabilising winch, a skid-steer option and is powered by a Honda GXV390, 4-stroke petrol engine.

Like the bigger machines it can mow slopes up to 40 degrees and then with the stabilising winch attached to a ground anchor it can mow at 55 degrees. No other dedicated slope mowers can match this degree of slope severity.

Robustly constructed for full commercial use, the Spider CROSSLINE provides the ideal cutting results on the steepest slopes with an emphasis on user friendliness and ease of use. It has a cutting width of 65 cm (25.6 inches) and a cutting height ranging from 4 - 12 cm (1.6 - 4.7 inches), while fuel consumption is between 1-2 litres per hour depending on the terrain with a maximum speed of 6 km/h.

Commenting on the new mower, Nick Penn, Spider's UK Sales Manager said,

"We have been asked by end users for a smaller, but equally robust mower for some time and the XLINE as it will be denoted with decals on the body panels, is our response. It is slightly different from the larger models in that it has an articulated frame, which enables the mowing deck to follow ground contours more precisely. The proven technologies inherent in the other machines have been further developed and we feel we have 'crossed the line' in terms of our development strategy, hence the name."

Pricing in the UK will be approximately £15,700 when the mower is launched next spring, compared to 19,700 for the Spider ILD01 and £31,400 for the flagship machine, the Spider ILD02.

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