DR Power Commercial Field and Brush Mowers Tackle Tough Mowing Conditions
Towing a large batwing behind a tractor is very useful for large tracts of land. But what about smaller plots or areas that aren't widely accessible? We caught up with Eli Mosley at the ranch to find out how the DR Power Commercial Field and Brush Mower handle tough cuts with their tighter widths.
- Honda GXV390 engine
- commercial grade build
- Independent hydrostatic drive system
- Simple Drive Control
- rotating deck
- oil drain hose
- Built in the USA using global materials
- Can use higher end speeds to reach work areas
DR Power Commercial Field and Lawn Mower Basics
DR Power switched to using the Honda GXV390 engine for the powerplant of the XD26. It's a commercial-grade engine with a bulletproof reputation that produces 10.2 horsepower. There's also an oil pump so the engine is still lubricated while you're mowing.
Beneath the mower's 12-gauge steel deck, an extra-thick 26-inch blade handles the work. It is capable of cutting grass up to 4 feet, grass 8 feet tall and saplings 2 inches thick.
Two elements make the job more manageable. First up are the two hydrostatic drives. With controls on each handle, it's a true zero-turn machine that increases your overall productivity.
The other is a rotating deck. The deck is capable of turning as you deal with the natural bumps and unevenness found in any field. It helps keep you upright instead of leaning side to side like a fixed deck mower. When you have a lot of work to do, you'll feel less tired at the end of the day.
Cutting with DR Power Commercial Field and Lawn Mowers
We have two main goals. One is to reduce some of the fields in Bator, as we consider this to be regular maintenance. Lots of smut and bahia, the worst about 3 feet tall.
The second part is much more demanding and covers most of the site with 6 to 8 foot tall growth.
The combination of the Honda engine and high-quality blades chewed through the worst things we threw at it with relentless efficiency.
In addition to the excellent cutting performance, there are several other things that make us stand out. On the one hand, we wish the drive to the work zone was a little faster. Mowing is fast, but getting from point A to point B might be a little faster.
On the other hand, the Honda engine is very efficient. The gas tank holds a little over a half gallon of gas, and we were able to cut about an hour on the tank. Considering the size and power of the engine, we are very happy with it.
During that hour, you can expect to cut about 3/4 of an acre in optimal conditions. However, overly rough or mountainous terrain will slow you down.
DR Power Commercial Field and Lawn Mower Design Instructions
Drive controls are very easy to use. Simply squeeze the levers for forward motion, or push the thumb levers to kick each wheel back into reverse. They are pressure sensitive, so the more you squeeze, the faster they go.
One thing to be aware of is that if you are cutting a large area your hands may be sore. We started noticing our hands within the first hour, and by the time we finished four hours of continuous cutting, they needed a break.
We love the handguards on the DR Power XD26! If you've ever cut brushes with a brushless machine like this one, you know the scratched hands you'll end up with. The hand guards on the sides helped us cut through thicker bushes and trees without risking the same hand injuries.
Oil changes are easier thanks to the long drain hose that clips to the side of the engine. Trying to control oil without it will be a challenge.
- Four integrated tie-down points make towing easier
- 1 3/8" cast iron spindle handles the abuse and vibration of the mower's intended use
- Designed and manufactured in the USA using global materials
DR Power Commercial Field and Lawn Mower Prices
The DR Power XD26 has a list price of $4799 and is on sale for $4299 as we write this review. If electric start is more your thing, that model is $300 more. There is a 3-year warranty on the engine and a 2-year warranty on the rest of the machine. It's the same whether you use it for residential or commercial applications.
If the overall concept sounds good but you want more, check out the $4999 XD30 with Kawasaki's 18.5-horsepower engine and 30-inch cutting width.
the bottom line
The DR Power XD26 Commercial Field and Brush Mower is an excellent solution for a variety of fields. If you have a narrow entry or narrow strip where large bush pigs can't get through, win. It's also a solid option for smaller properties or smaller budgets where a tractor and batwing don't make sense.
- Model: DR Power XD26
- Engine: Honda GXV390
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Speed: 3500 rpm
- Cutting width: 26 inches
- Height of Mowing: 4 inches
- Dry Weight: 313 lbs