Grillo FD280 Collection Ride On Mower

Exceptional collection & top quality finish with electric Grass Dump
Grillo FD 280 is a high performance mower in terms of its cut and collection quality. FD280 is ideal for large properties where a wide cut and a high quality grass collection finish is required.

The out-front floating deck allows the operator to mow into corners, under bushes and trees and offers excellent visibility. Because the deck follows the contours of the land, the mower produces a quality finish which results in a beautiful looking lawn.

The FD280 collects 280 litres of grass – as much as a commercial machine and with it’s 46” out-front deck can reduce mowing time dramatically.

The FD 280 offers extraordinarily good grass and leaf collection performance. Its unique deck shape and blade design produces excellent airflow which eliminates grass blocking. The three bladed cutting system and direct rear collection, operates without the need for fans or an impeller. The electric grass discharge takes out all the hard work of emptying the grass. Simply drive to your dump site and tip out the grass by pushing an electric switch.

The FD280 is steering wheel driven and the rear wheel steer system produces easy, tight and responsive performance – it is a pleasure to drive. Turning on full lock leaves less than 40cm of uncut grass - ideal for cutting around trees.

The FD280 features differential lock to increase traction and a pivoting rear wheel axle to increase stability over uneven ground. The parallelogram deck support keeps the cutting level uniform at all cutting heights. The latest FD280 model features an electric clutch to engage the blades as well as a quick release lever to enable the cutting deck to be released so that it can be raised to the vertical position for easy maintenance.  A hose washing port allows for easy deck cleaning after use.


Engine: Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-Twin 
Electric start with 12 V battery
Supply fuel: Petrol
Displacement 479 cc, 2 Cylinders
Power 16 HP (11.9 kW) @ 3300 rpm
Air cooled 
Dry air filter .

Fuel tank capacity: 8.0 litres (reserve tank 1.5 litres)
Drive: K46 hydrostatic transmission 3/4” (19.05mm) shaft.
Clutch: Electromagnetic PTO clutch with magnetic blade brake
Cutting Deck: Out-front cutting deck with collection and direct discharge.  Solid, puncture proof deck wheels. Water port for cleaning
Cutting deck configuration: 3 non-timed rotating blades with external reinforcement on deck
Cutting deck width: 1190 mm
Cutting width: 1130 mm
Cutting height: 7 position cutting height adjustment from 30to 90 mm
Grass collector capacity: 280 litres with full grass catcher automatic blade disengage when bin is full
Grass collector discharging system: Direct collection, no fan.
Grass-catcher bin electrically operated.
The grass-catcher bin door is automatically activated.

Differential locking: Mechanical with on demand foot pedal control

Front tyres: 18x8.5-8 Turf wheels
Rear tyres: 13x6.5-6 Turf wheels

Steering system: Steering wheel with rack and pinion.  Rear wheel steer, forward and reverse gear engaged through foot pedal

Speed: 0-9.5 km/h (forward) and 0-4 km/h (reverse) through foot pedal control

Inner turning radius: 20 cm

Drivers Seat: Dampened, adjustable by means of a lever

Parking brake: Disk brake

Mowing capacity per hour (indicative): 6,000 m2/hr

Accessories in series: Tow bar, a Mulching kit is an optional attachment

Length: 2380 mm
Width: 1190 mm
Height: 1200 mm

Weight: 320kgs


FD280 Front View

FD280 showing electric grass dump

FD280 Showing Deck Lift

FD280 with deck in maintenance position

Video below shows FD280 working in QLD, Australia