The MD16 is a hydrostatic lawnmower with dual function cutter deck incorporating a “Quick Shift” lever on the deck. The lever allows you change from side discharge to mulch mode whilst remaining comfortably seated on the machine. The MD16 has an electromagnetic clutch and is ideal for cutting lawns - even on slopes.
The powerful 16HP engine, smooth steering action and fast work speed make the MD16 a rapid and efficient machine, while making it a pleasure to use. The seat has dampers and armrests which give complete comfort to the operator.
The innovative 83 cm (33”) single blade cutter deck will always produce an excellent finish! You can choose between mulch or side discharge making the MD16 very efficient.
The “Quick Shift” lever allows you to change the cutting modes whilst remaining comfortably seated also during the cutting procedure and without stopping. There is no need to change the blades between the different modes. The cutter blade’s swing tips are shock-resistant and their special cutting profile ensures a precise cut in all conditions.
The side discharge cut mode is ideal when mowing high grass; the grass is discharged outwards through the steel side chute. The chute is built in compliance with all laws ensuring optimal safety for the operator and is further equipped with an anti-scalp roller. The mulch mode is ideal when cutting frequently. The clippings are finely shred and are quickly absorbed back into the ground, therefore giving additional nourishment to the soil. Also the mulch cut mode can be used after the first pass of the side discharge helping to ensure a better finish!
The cutter deck is steel fabricated (not pressed) and is protected from accidental damages thanks to the very robust side discharge casing fixed with screws. The large diameter blade shaft and heavy duty transmission ensure reliability even under most demanding working conditions for extended periods of work and in complete safety. To further improve the reliability and to protect against accidental damage some of the hinges are positioned inside the casing.
The MD16 is a compact machine with a low centre of gravity, an optimal weight distribution and is built to ensure maximum stability and safety for the operator. Both the seat, as well as the engine, is located in the centre between the 4 wheels and the battery which is positioned on top of the front axle. The low centre of gravity which results makes the machine extraordinarily stable. It’s also ideal for working under tree branches. The pivoting front axle keeps all four wheels on the ground even on extremely undulating surfaces.
An extremely small turning radius of just 45 cm allows access in narrow places and it’s easy to manoeuvre around obstacles such as circular flower beds, trees, and poles etc. The turf tyre profile helps to keep marks on the grass to a minimum.
The transmission consists of a hydrostatic axle with an oil cooling fan which is essential to increase the transmission’s output by reducing the working temperature. Speed is continuously variable from 0 to 9 km/h thus allowing a precise choice of the drive speed. Mechanic diff-lock is included in the standard equipment, it is pedal operated and is essential in conditions of low grip on slopes or if the ground is extremely undulating and the machine should try and turn on only 3 wheels.
The engagement of the blades is made via an electric switch positioned near the steering wheel. The cutting heights range from 25 to 85 mm and can be adjusted, whilst remaining seated, by means of a lever having 6 cutting positions; this same lever has a further position for transport therefore enabling you to raise the whole cutter deck from the ground by interrupting automatically the blade rotation in order to mount kerbs and pavements without any problem.
Belt-tension is self-adjusting. The whole cutter deck is constantly kept parallel to the ground improving its cutting quality even after many years of intensive use!
The Grillo MD16 is an extremely comfortable machine! The extraordinary space is derived from a low positioned adjustable platform. The operator’s feet lean toward the optimum angle in order to ensure maximum safety. The drive lever as well as the steering wheel are smooth to use. The seat is dampened, comfortable and adjustable lengthways. The disc parking brake acts on the transmission. The seat's suspension consists of two gas spring dampers which can be adjusted via a practical handle positioned below the seat.
Driving the MD16 will protect the operator from fatigue even after long work periods. The MD16 is fitted with a Briggs & Stratton Vanguard 16 HP V-Twin petrol engine, a fuel tank with 7 L capacity and electric start. The twin cylinder overhead valve engine has cast iron cylinder liners with 479cc displacement. It incorporates the latest cutting edge technology ensuring reliability, low emissions, reduced consumption, high performance and vibrations reduced to the minimum. The air filter is easily accessible for quick cleaning. The MD16's “Grillo Super Silent” exhaust was designed in order to reduce noise emission and minimum resistance to the exhaust. The aggressive design is up to the minute! The modern lines and the care taken in each detail of the chassis and the fairing immediately catches your attention!