Spider ILD02 Slope Mower
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    Spider ILD02 Slope Mower


    The Spider is a remote controlled self-propelled mower for the maintenance of steeply sloping areas such as embankments, roadsides and hillsides; areas that are otherwise typically maintained by teams of brush-cutter operators or tractor-powered reach mowers. Although referred to as a mower, “it performs more like a remote-control slasher”, is a regular comment from those attending demonstrations. It's capable of cutting waist-high growth, thick and wet kikuyu, weeds and small shrubs and plants. The Spider Mower cuts slopes up to 40 degrees with its 4 wheel drive lugged tyres, and up to 55 degree slopes with its optional winch system.

    Spider ILD02 Slope Mower

    Photograph for illustration purposes - standard specifications may not match those shown.



    Spider Engine
    • Kawasaki FS 730V EFI Vertical crankshaft V-twin air-cooled 4-stroke 2 cylinder engine, producing 25.5 hp at 2300 rpm
    • The engine runs on standard unleaded or premium 95 octane unleaded for maximum performance
    • Alloy construction fits into the overall Spider design philosophy of light weight package for optimal power to weight ratio
    • Electronic Fuel Injection continually adjusts power to load, keeping blade tip speed constant and ground speed steady.
    • High pressure fuel injection technology with electronic fuel pump
    • Integrated electronic throttle control
    • Electronic controlled ignition timing
    • High performance lubrication system
    • Dual element air cleaner
    • Rotating grass screen to assist effective engine air-cooling
    • Cast iron cylinder liners
    • Electric starter with a 12-volt on-board battery and electrical system
    • 16 litre fuel tank capacity providing between 5 and 7 operating hours depending on slope and conditions


    Spider Under Deck
    • The deck body and super structure is made from aluminium alloy to obtain minimum overall weight of 325 kg
    • The vertical engine crankshaft is coupled to an electric clutch for engagement/disengagement of the belt driven cutting blades
    • The clutch unit incorporates a brake device to stop blade rotation on disengagement
    Spider Blade
    • Cutting is done by 4 double sided mulching blades 505mm long (20 inches)
    • Overall cutting width is 1230mm (48 inches)
    • The mulching blades are set well within the deck body to minimise the ejection of grass and debris during mowing. The blades are thick hard blade steel.
    Spider Height Demonstration
    • Mowing deck height is electrically adjustable from 90 to 140mm
    • The height setting is controlled from the operators remote control and is variable during cutting
    • An optional 40 to 110mm factory-fitted version of the deck is available, but is not interchangeable with the standard 90 to 140 mm unit


    Spider Steering
    • A hydrostatic Sauer Danfoss drive system provides continuously variable travel speed in two speed ranges (turtle and rabbit modes) from 0 to 8 km/h, in forward and reverse
    • All 4 wheels are driven by the hydraulic motors. All speed, steering and direction controls are located on the operator's wireless remote control
    • Steering is 360 degrees on all 4 wheels without lock-to-lock limits
    • Tyres are lugged 16x6.5x8 tube tyres
    Spider 40 degree slope
    • The Spider Mower is capable of cutting on slopes up to 40 degrees under its own wheel drive
    • Beyond these angles, the optional winch system must be utilised to ensure machine stability and safety
    • The normal steering mode is referred to as the "dancing" step and is the mode normally used for mowing. In this mode all 4 wheels turn at the same time
    • Skid steer mode operation is used to re-orient the mower, typically for mowing along fences, walls, loading


    A Series Safety
    • Other than the clearing of an Emergency-Stop and engagement of winch operation; all operator controls are performed through the wireless remote control station
    • The controller comes with a belt strap and is normally strapped to the operator as two-hand operation is required
    • If the controller is dropped or all hands released, the controls revert to the neutral position and the Spider mower stops driving
    • Controls include: engine start, stop and rpm; E-stop, forward/reverse speed control, steering controls, deck engagement/disengagement, height control


    Spider Tool Roll
    • A roll of the key tools required to undertake the daily checks and maintence tasks is strapped to the mower


    Spider Winch Integrated Winch System
    • The winch is hydraulically powered and integrated with the drive system
    • At extreme angles, the winch system provides machine stability, traction and prevents rollover
    • The integrated winch control is automatically synchronised with the drive wheel control, and does not require any additional operator controls
    • The winch also maintains the engine orientation to ensure engine lubrication
    Spider 60 degree slope with winch
    • Extraordinary as it is, this is a 60 degree slope
    • Such slopes would ordinarily be considered beyond the normal practical limit of a maintainable slope
    • But the Spider Mower with integrated winch system is capable of cutting such slopes
    Spider Winch Working
    • A typical illustration of the hydraulic winch system in operation
    • In this example the winch rope is anchored to a road-side guard rail
    • Follow this link for more examples of the winch in operation
    Spider Trailer Transport Trailer
    • An optional galvanised trailer with mesh sides is available r
    • The light weight machine is easily towed behind a sedan or ute
    • Folding ramps to assist loading and unloading of the Spider mower


    Overall Dimensions (mm) 1640 x 1430
    Overall Height (mm) 920
    Weight (kg)
    Cutting Width (mm) 1230
    No. of Spindles 4
    Working Speed (km/h) Up to 8
    Tyres 16 x 6.5 x 8


    Click this link to download a brochure.
    Please note that Australian specifications may vary to those shown on the manufacturer's brochure and website.
    Follow this link to the  manufacturer's website (Spider)

    Disclaimer: Specifications and features described on the website are subject to change without notice. All care has been taken to present accurate information, however, the company is not liable for unintended errors or omissions.