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A Rover domestic range purpose built in Australia to cut through tough Aussie conditions year after year after year. This entire range of Rovers is BUILT TO OUTLAST the competition and engineered to give a great start and great finish every time. What else would you expect from a company proud to display its quality Endorsed Company ISO 9001 status, the internationally regognised quality benchmark. So when you put your new Rover to work you know it's backed by the very best in Australian design, development, production and service.

 

The Specialist Range
We set out to build mowers that outlast and here are the results.
Size - 451k

Rover Professional Range
The Rover Professional Range is purpose built for toughest of Australian conditions. Backed by the very best in design, safety, development and production.
Size - 771k

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RANGER


Auto-Drive single pedal system controls forward & reverse

  • Rover's only rear-engine model for improved forward visibility
  • Full steel chassis and guards
  • High quality long life paintwork
  • One piece cutting head, with no welded joints to fracture, crack or corrode
  • Easy to use, comfortable to drive
  • Change direction quickly and smoothly with single pedal controlled auto drive variable speed transmission
  • Enjoy a great start every time, with key electric and pull start
  • Easy lift and declutching cutter control lever
  • Long service life 10.5hp OHV (Overhead Valve) Briggs & Stratton Industrial/Commercial dual start engine
  • Maximum traction with one piece solid steel rear axle
  • Optional mulch kit conversion available.
  • 760mm (30") cut
RAIDER

  • Suitable for heavy grass cutting or smooth yards heavy duty deep drawn steel cutting deck gives superior strength and extended operational life
  • Disc and four swing back blades for optimum cutting. If you hit a solid object. swing back blades protect the cutting assembly: something a bar blade can't do.
  • Large diameter machined-cast iron and steel pulleys for long life and less machine down time
  • Heavy duty spindle housing and precision ball bearings
  • Large section, heavy duty direct drive belt for maximum belt life and minimum power loss
  • Fully floating cutting head gives full anti-scalp cutting performance
  • Solid and long wearing cast alloy hubs with cast-in bearing housing on front wheels
  • Rear wheels are fully welded deep drawn steel rims with bolt-on axle hubs for easy wheel removal
  • 10.1 kw (13.5hp) Tecumseh Enduro OHV (Overhead Valve) engine for an easy start, everytime
  • Selector Drive gearbox suitable for all mowing applications
  • 760mm (30") cut.
RANCHER


Wide 38" cut minimise's mowing time


Control Panel - easy to access, easy to use

  • Extra power for the `hard yards'
  • Full steel chassis, guards and bonnet
  • Powder coated long life paintwork
  • One piece cutting head, no welded joints to fracture or crack or corrode
  • Front nudge bar for impact protection
  • Easy to use, comfortable to drive
  • Optional rear catcher with huge 300 litre capacity,
  • New, improved, easy lift and declutching cutterhead control lever
  • Drive System options:
    1. Selector Drive (5 speed plus reverse), differential rear axle
    2. Auto Drive (single pedal, variable speed), solid steel axle
    3. Hydrostatic Drive (single pedal variable speed), differential rear axle
  • Available in Briggs & Stratton 9.7kw (13hp) (Industrial Commercial), OHV (Overhead Valve) or 11.4kw (15.5hp) IC (Industrial Commercial), OHV (Overhead Valve) Quiet engine, or 13.4kw (18hp) engine
  • Choice of 760mm (30") or 965mm (38") cutting deck.
LAWNKING
  • `King of Mowers', with all the features you'd expect from our top of the range model
  • Extra power
  • Purpose-built to take the tough stuff
  • Research-proven quality parts, greater operator comfort and driveability
  • Hydrostatic drive and larger sized front and rear wheels
  • Powder coated full steel chassis, guards and bonnet
  • One piece cutting head; no welded joints to fracture or corrode

Hydrostatic drive features integral disc brakes and an adjustment and service free life

  • Easy to use, comfortable to drive
  • Front and rear bumper for impact protection
  • Change direction quickly and easily with hydrostatic variable speed drive featuring single pedal forward and reverse
  • Hydrostatic Drive maintains a constant speed, regardless of mowing conditions
  • Differential rear axle for tight,scuff-free turning circle
  • Fingertip controlled electric cutter head engagement and disengagement with built-in blade brake
  • 508mm (20") x 255mm (10") wide rear wheels and 380mm (15") x 152mm (6") front wheels for superior traction and flotation
  • Safety headlights for early mornings and late afternoons
  • Extra high-backed seat with built-in water drainage and 'anti-sweat' air circulation grooves for maximum comfort, while reducing fatigue
  • Heavy duty rear tow bar for grass catcher attachment and towing
  • 13.4kw (18hp) Briggs & Stratton Intek engine & 11.9kw (16hp) Honda V-Twin OHC engine for power and cutting performance
  • Auto-style comfort grip steering wheel
  • Available with 760mm (30") or wide 965mm (38") cutterhead minimise's mowing time.
ROVER CLIPPER 12.5

  • 965mm (38"), 3 way cutting deck with side discharge function
  • Cutting deck with side discharge deck, twin blade, stamped steel 14 gauge cutting deck
  • 15" front wheels
  • 18" rear wheels
  • Step-through design for more leg room and easy access
  • 5 speed gear drive with manual fender shift for easy operation and better control
  • Dual independent steering controls each wheel for effortless steering
  • Grease fittings for easy maintenance

 

  • Tool-free deck leveling delivers an even cut with a 60 second adjustment
  • All condition safety presence system shuts the mower down when you leave the seat
  • Handy beverage holder
  • Optional mulching kit/bagging kit available
  • Briggs & Stratton Overhead Valve 9.3kw (12.5hp) Power Built with oil filter
ROVER CLIPPER 14.5

  • 1020mm (40"), 3 way cutting deck with side discharge function
  • Twin blade stamped steel, 14 gauge cutting deck
  • 15" front wheels
  • 18" rear wheels
  • Step-through design for more leg room and easy access
  • Easy access 6-speed fender shift allows for better control
  • Dual independent steering controls each wheel for effortless steering
  • Grease fittings for easy maintenance
  • Tool-free deck leveling delivers an even cut with a 60 second adjustment
  • All condition safety presence system shuts the mower down when you leave the seat
  • Optional mulching kit/bagging kit available.
  • Briggs & Stratton Overhead Valve engine
  • 10.8kw (14.5hp) Briggs & Stratton IC with oil filter
  • Handy beverage holder
ROVER CLIPPER 15.5

  • Twin blade stamped steel, 14 gauge cutting deck
  • Foot-operated forward and reverse Hydrostatic Drive Controls allow both hands to stay on the wheel
  • 1020mm (40"), 3 way cutting deck with side discharge function
  • 15" front wheels
  • 18" rear wheels
  • Step-through design for more leg room and easy access
  • Dual independent steering controls each wheel for effortless steering
  • Grease fittings for easy maintenance
  • Tool-free deck leveling delivers an even cut with a 60 second adjustment
  • All condition safety presence system shuts the mower down when you leave the seat
  • 11.4kw (15.5hp) Briggs & Stratton IC with oil filter
  • Handy beverage holder
  • Briggs & Stratton Overhead Valve Engine
ROVER CLIPPER 17.5

  • Dual independent steering controls each wheel for effortless steering
  • 15" front wheels
  • 20" rear wheels
  • Step-through design for more leg room and easy access
  • 1067mm (42"), 3 way cutting deck with side discharge function
  • Cutting deck with side discharge deck, twin blade, stamped steel 13 gauge cutting deck
  • Foot-operated forward and reverse Hydrostatic Drive Controls allow both hands to stay on the wheel
  • Grease fittings for easy maintenance
  • Tool-free deck leveling delivers an even cut with a 60 second adjustment
  • All condition safety presence system shuts the mower down when you leave the seat
  • Handy beverage holder
  • Optional mulching kit/bagging kit available
  • Briggs & Stratton Overhead Valve 13.0kw (17.5hp) IC with oil filter

ASK RURAL BUYING MACHINERY ABOUT THE
ROVER TRAILER

  • Ideal for those small jobs when you're mowing like: grass clippings, tools etc.
"Rover owners won't settle for anything less"

Before you buy a Ride On, Read On.
Since 1963 Rover has been building Ride On mowers to the highest standards of quality, durability and reliability. The result, is a machine that is not only built in Australia for Australian conditions, but is also built to outlast. Buying a Ride On is a substantial investment, so you need to consider what you want from your machine. How much will it cost to run? What about ongoing repairs and maintenance? What's the life expectancy? A cheap, imported, entry level Ride On may seem a more affordable option now, but how much will it cost you in the long run? And how long will it last?
Independent research clearly shows that Australian produced Ride On's cost less to repair than imported models. And they spend more time on the job than in the repair shop.*
*AC Nielsen Research Nov 2002.
TYRE KICKERS GUIDE
When you start shopping around, you'll soon realise that not all Ride On's are created equal. That's why we've put together a simple guide to help you determine what's really important when you're looking at buying a Ride On. This means even if you've never owned one before, you'll know the right questions to ask so you can compare apples with apples.
THE CUTTING DECK IS KING
If you consider nothing else, you can't afford to overlook the
Cutting Deck-the heart and soul of every Ride On. At Rover we've spent years developing a superior Cutting Deck to give the best results. Bigger is not necessarily better. It really depends on the mowing conditions. Rover's Cutting Deck efficiency cuts mowing time down significantly, so you have more time to yourself. But most importantly, it's as tough as nails, so you can expect less downtime and a longer life.

1. Choose the right width for you
Choose from 760mm (30") single or 965mm (38") twin cutting decks. The 760mm is made for rough terrain, heavy conditions and thick grass. Moreover, the narrower cutting deck won't dig in when you hit rough spots. On the other hand the wider 965mm is great for smooth grass, broadacre blocks. And because it's wider, you get the job done quicker.
2. How low can you go?
Our Ride On's cut the way Aussie's like - right down to a 10mm (3/8") low cut height. Most imported models are designed to cut much higher, so when it comes to Aussie conditions, they just don't cut it.

3. Tough as nails
Designed to go the distance, Rover Ride On's have no overlapped joints that can rust. It won't bend either, and the smooth, flowing shape makes it a breeze to clean. Its one piece, deep drawn 2.5mm steel enclosure with integrated reinforcing and vent slots makes t super strong.
4. Smooth operator
Enjoy an easy ride over undulations and uneven turf. Rover's roll-formed lower edge and skid bars won't dig into the turf, while the fully floating cutting deck automatically adjusts to suit the terrain.
5. It keeps going and going
Unlike many imported models, there's no annoying stalling or constant stopping with a Rover Ride On. Once the heavy duty disc, which carries the blades, reaches full speed, it won't slow down. It just keeps going, even in heavy conditions - so you get a consistently great cut, no matter what the terrain.
6. 4 blades are better than 2
Before you buy, check out the number of blades. All Rover Ride On's have four cutting blades designed to cope with heavier grass for a top cut.

7. Have you got protection?
If you hit a tree root or a rock, the blades automatically swing back to protect the cutting assembly which means less damage, longer life and less cost in the long run.

8. Cut blade replacement costs

Our high quality blades just last and last, and they're cheap to replace. In addition they're easy to change through the discharge chute, unlike some others which can be awkward.

9. A cut above the Rest

You always get a clean cut with a Rover Ride On. Thin section hardened steel blades cut cleanly even when the sharpness is dulled, in comparison with blades which need constant sharpening. This means less cost, less down time, and no risk of vibration from uneven sharpening.
10. Powerful stuff
Rover Ride On's have the power to withstand whatever you can dish out and still give you a great cut every time. The drive assembly's large diameter machined-cast iron and steel 'B' section pulleys efficiently deliver heaps of power to the cutting system, so there's less wear and tear. The heavy duty in-line drive system limits belt distortion and slip for maximum belt life and maximum power transfer. Plus, there's no jockey pulley to distort and degrade the belt, like some inferior models.
11. Cop it sweet
Rover's cutter bearing assembly is virtually bullet proof. With heavy-walled housing, the large ball bearings are spaced further apart for superior strength and durability.
12. Neatness counts
There's nothing worse than having to clean up messy grass clippings, once you've finished mowing. Rover Ride On's quickly disperse grass into ultra neat rows via the fully open, large capacity discharge chute. Plus, it's reassuring to know that the steel safety guard complies with Australian Safety Standards.
13. Mulch in minutes
Your Rover Ride On easily converts to grass catching or mulching with no blade change. Simply add the mulch plug - quick, easy fit, no tools required, integrated washing facility - 760mm (30") only.
How to select the right transmission for you.

1. SELECTOR DRIVE

Better suited to wide, open spaces, with few trees.

  • 5 speed (plus reverse) manual gear change
  • Foot clutch to change gear
  • Set & Forget drive pedal is great for large, open areas
  • Ideal speed can be selected and set to suit grass conditions, while maintaining high engine revs for maximum cutting performance
  • Maintains a set speed when mowing undulations
  • Differential rear axle for tight turning circles without scuffing
  • Transmission is not self-neutralising, so you must use brake and clutch to stop
  • Low maintenance, sealed-for-life gear drive unit.

2. AUTO DRIVE

Better suited to treed blocks, with slippery, wet or rutted areas.

  • Foot pedal controlled forward and reverse transmission
  • Low maintenance belt and friction drive unit
  • Variable speed, depending on foot pressure
  • Quick and easy change of direction to avoid obstacles and mow easily around trees
  • Solid steel rear axle for extra strength and long life
  • Superior traction with both rear wheels always driving
  • Self-neutralising drive for extra safety transmission returns to neutral when your foot is removed from the drive pedal
  • Self-adjusting belt tensioning - automatically adjusts unlike some other models.

3. HYDROSTATIC DRIVE

Better suited to hilly blocks, with trees and other obstacles.

  • Foot pedal controlled forward and reverse transmission
  • Sealed-for-life, heavy duty hydraulic drive unit
  • Variable speed, depending on foot pressure
  • Heel-Toe Pedal Control for quick and easy change of direction to avoid obstacles and mow easily around trees
  • Differential action is ideal for tight turning situations without scuffing
  • Built-in braking and Hydrostatic Drive maintains speed when mowing down slopes
  • Self-neutralising drive for extra safety - transmission returns to neutral when operator's foot is removed from the drive pedal
  • Built-in braking brings machine to a halt when pedal is released
  • Low maintenance
  • Drive pedal is assisted with a hydraulic damper for smooth operation.
Hydrostatic and Auto Drive pedal - speed and efficiency for maneuverability
Hydrostatic drive features integral disc brakes and an adjustment and service-free life
2 Year Warranty & Finance
We're so confident in the quality, durability and sheer guts of our Rover Ride On's, that they come with a 2 year warranty. *No matter what you throw at your Rover, it's built tough to take the hard knocks. It's built to outlast.
*Does not apply to commercial/industrial users. Not transferable. The same exclusions (like normal wear and tear on parts) apply equally to the second year as the first.
LAWN CARE FINANCE AUSTRALIA
Now you can own a quality Rover Ride On for less than it costs to have someone else mow your lawn. Take home a Rover Ride On today from just $23.55 per week or $102.04 per month*. (Raider over 48 mths). Ask Rural Buying Machinery how you can take advantage of Lawn Care Finance Australia's easy finance packages today.
  • Fast and convenient
  • No establishment fees
  • No monthly or ongoing fees
  • Flexible 24, 36 and 48 month terms available
  • Simple paperwork
  • Payments by direct debit
  • No deposit required
  • Tax deductible for commercial/ business users - subject to individual requirements.
    *Terms and conditions apply. To approved applicants.
Compare the Savings on Rover Spare Parts
Before you part with any of your hard-earned cash, check out the cost of Rover spare parts and compare them to some of the competition. On average, Rover parts are cheaper than most of our competitors.
ROVER
ROVER
Blades & BNW (x2) $13
Deck Pulley $15
Belts $21-$43
Wheel Hubs $41
Idler Pulley $32
Tyres $52-$113
Bearings $12
Safety Switch $21
Spindle Housing $46
Deck Housing $228
NOTE: The above prices are current as of March 06 and are subject to change.
Why ROVER use Briggs & Stratton Engines

Briggs and Stratton Engines

The 13.4kw (18hp) Intek engine offers more power, longer life and improved fuel economy. Available with the Rover Rancher and Lawn King. With the famous Briggs & Stratton name, you know you're getting the best there is, from an experienced company that stands behind its brand. Rover wouldn't trust anything less.

  • Built with the power to outlast
  • Easy to start, operate and maintain
  • Outstanding reliability
  • Wide range of power options to suit your needs
  • Meets strict USA Emissions Standards
  • Australia wide servicing
Engine Features
Benefits
Anti-Vibration System (AVS™)
Smooth ride due to patented linear balancing system. which eliminates
side-to- side motion of traditional counter and rotating balancing engines
Overhead Valve Design
Runs cooler and cleaner-delivering more power. longer engine life and improved fuel economy
31 inch 502cc Displacement
Provides more power for tougher jobs
Dura-Bore™ Cast Iron Cylinder Sleeve
Withstands wear and abuse, while providing improved oil control
Larger PTO Bearing
22% larger bearing extends engine life and increases load capacity
Improved Breather System
Lowers oil consumption and reduces emissions
High Volume Cooling Fan
Improved design increases air flow for additional cooling and longer engine life
Premium Air Cleaner
Washable polyester air cleaner has 3 times the cleaning capacity of standard filters for superior protection
Magnetron Electronic Ignition
Ensures dependable starts with no maintenance required
Rover Ride On Accessories

Grass Catcher

  • Suitable for Raider, Rancher and Lawn King models
  • Easy to attach, operate and empty
  • Huge 300 litre capacity means less emptying
  • Built to last with reinforced sheet metalback plate
  • Hinged grass collector is light and easy to handle, made from a tubular steel frame covered with a woven fabric
  • Fabric cover allows air to pass through, maximising the collection of grass and debris
  • Protective, durable cover over top half of catcher to keep dust emissions at low level
  • Easy disassembly far cleaning.

The Ride On
Catcher is designed to fit the Raider, Rancher and Lawn King

760mm (30") Cutting Mulch Kit

Mulched clippings break down quickly, releasing valuable nutrients into the soil. They also help protect the soil by retaining the moisture. Even better, there's no need to rake up clippings.

  • Fits all Rover Ranger, Raider, Rancher and Lawn King models with 760mm (30") mulch type cutting decks
  • Simply fit the mulch plug into the discharge opening of the cutting deck and off you go
  • Converts quickly and easily between mulch and other mowing settings
  • Doesn't need special mulch blades
  • Easy to clean with built-in wash port with hose fitting to minimise corrosion.
© Steve Cselka 2001 - 2010