John Deere has added new material collection systems and a mechanical grapple to its Frontier equipment line.
The new PTO-driven Frontier MC2014 and MC2120 Material Collection Systems offer 14- and 20-bushel capacity respectively for John Deere 1, 2SC, 2LC and 3R Compact Utility Tractors. The new Frontier MG20F Mechanical Grapple is compatible with John Deere 120R, 220R and 300E Loaders.
According to John Doyle, partnered products marketing manager for John Deere, these new products offer ideal solutions for large property owners who need to quickly move tree limbs, rocks, or brush, or who need to efficiently remove grass clippings, leaves, or pine needles from their property.
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John Deere states the MC2014 and MC2120 come factory equipped with a hopper-fill site glass. An optional audible fill sensor also can be ordered and provides increased productivity by sounding an audible alarm once the hopper is full, allowing the operator to focus on what’s happening in front of the machine, while they mow, the company says.
The other addition to the Frontier lineup is the MG20F, a loader-attached mechanical grapple. With a dump height of 53 in., or higher (depending on model) from the ground, the grapple features dump angles and ultra-wide grapple openings for maximum material removal and easy material release, the company adds.
The MG20F does not require third-function loader hydraulics to work. Once attached, John Deere says the grapple utilizes the loader’s bucket cylinders to open and close its jaws and to keep loads intact while moving. Teeth on the upper and lower jaw tines are designed to prevent material rollout and help grab, remove or keep material in place once clamped, the company adds.