Judging from its website, this company is to Japan’s agriculture, construction, and forestry markets as John Deere is to those U.S. markets. The CMX227 has an air-suspended seat so operators are less likely to suffer fatigue and back pain while trimming roadsides and fields down up to 6 inches (or less). The 22-hp machine’s rotating double blades are shaft-driven, so there are no belts or pulleys to maintain. Operator can adjust AWD to 2WD to keep going on uneven, steep, or wet ground. Weight: 760 lbs., turning radius: 70.9 in., cutting deck: 38.39 in.
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