Trim, Rough & Surrounds Mower

  • TechControl Display locks in performance, and uptime
  • LoadMatch™ to maintain cut quality
  • 35% larger traction drive, 17% larger wheel motor displacement
  • Reach trimming system for bunkers

Get the control and the results that you’ve always dreamed of

Now your presence can be felt on every part of your course. That’s the control you get with the new 7200A PrecisionCut™ Trim and Surrounds Mower from John Deere. Thanks to our TechControl display, no matter who is operating the mower, you can easily program it to mow and turn at exact speeds – and so much more.

The 7200A changes the way trim and surrounds areas are maintained. With the exclusive width-on-demand system, operators can change between a 173 cm (68-in.) to a 183 cm (72-in.) width of cut with 66 cm (26-in.) cutting units or 203 cm (80-in.) to 213 cm (84-in.) with 76 cm (30-in.) cutting units on the go with the simple toggle of a switch.

The 7200A excels in other areas as well. The exclusive Reach Trimming System allows the operator to extend either the front-left or front-right cutting unit up to 35.5 cm (14-in.) or 51 cm (20-in.) (depending on reel size) beyond the outside edge of the tyre, allowing the operator to trim around bunkers and other areas.



TechControl display maximizes performance and uptime by allowing more control in operation and diagnostics

TechControl display

Password-protected settings

More control with the TechControl display with a large easy-to-read screen

Passcode-protected TechControl display enables quickly setting or changing mowing speed, turning speed, or transport speed to limit variations in performance by different operators.

Mow setting screen

Quickly adjust the mow or transport speed to make sure mow speed is what is needed for the changing conditions. The setting can be adjusted precisely using a speedometer app on a smartphone or GPS device.

Turn-speed setting screen

Use the TechControl to slow the machine during turns while mowing and protect against turf scuffing and aggressive turning operators.


The turn speed control engages when in mow and the cutting units are lifted for turns. Once the turn is made and the cutting units are lowered, the machine speed returns to the set mow speed.


The turn speed is a percentage of mow speed. When set to 100 percent, turn speed control is off or allows 100 percent of the mow speed in turns. Turn speed setting of 50 percent allows only 50 percent of the set mow speed to be reached during turns.


Here is an example:

Mow speed = 6 mph (9.66 km/h)
Turn speed set at 50 percent
Maximum turning speed will be 3 mph (4.83 km/h)

Input/output screen

Service timers screen

The A-model PrecisionCut™ Mowers, E-Cut™ Hybrid Mowers, and TerrainCut™ Mowers have the latest in advanced diagnostics through the TechControl display. Most all diagnostics are performed while sitting in the operator’s seat.


The TechControl has onboard visual diagnostics allowing quick and easy machine diagnostics, maximizing up time. The system allows technician to see inputs and outputs of the electrical system.  Also, the technician can see stored controller codes on the machine to aide in troubleshooting incidents that may have occurred while on the course.


The TechControl will also display the notification for maintenance of the hydraulic and engine oils using service timers to notify when it has reached the time to perform the required service.

Language settings

Choose from a list of several languages to use for the TechControl.


Operator warning notifications are incorporated into the TechControl and will alert the operator if a problem arises during operation.




Hydraulic over temp

Hydraulic oil filter restriction

Engine oil pressure low

Engine coolant temperature

Reel motor

Battery voltage

eHydro™ hydrostatic pump and large-capacity wheel motors for serious hill-climbing capabilities

Large wheel motors


The eHydro™ traction pump and wheel motors in the new A-model take performance, traction, and operation to the next level.


The new system was designed to take on the most challenging course conditions. The traction drive pump flow increased 35 percent and the wheel motors increase 17 percent in displacement over prior models. These increases to the traction system makes the A-models ideal for undulating terrain providing superior performance and traction out on the course.


The new traction system in the A-models is driven by a servo-controlled hydrostatic pump. The control of the pump is no longer mechanical linkages, but instead is electronic.


Approximately 110 parts have been eliminated from the traction drive system compared to prior models. The new design also eliminated two adjustments. Reducing the complexity of the drive system means no more linkages to adjust or repair, decreased routine maintenance, and providing reliable day-in/day-out operation.

Forward/reverse pedals

The operator will like the eHydro, too. The pedal effort has been reduced, thus reducing the foot fatigue during many hours of mowing.

Width on demand—match the conditions with the touch of a button

Featuring both a 68-in. (172.72-cm) to 72-in. (182.89-cm) width of cut for 26-in. (66.04-cm)  Quick Adjust 7 (QA7) cutting units and an 80-in. (203.20 cm) to 84-in. (213.36 cm)  width of cut for 30-in. (76.20 cm)  QA7 cutting units that can be changed with the touch of a button, the 7200A PrecisionCut Trim and Surrounds Mower ensures that all grass in its path is cut in both flat and undulating conditions.

The narrower width of cut is recommended for undulating terrain and tight turns where more cutting overlap is required, to make sure that no uncut grass is left behind. This width expands the total cutting unit overlap to maximize cut quality by eliminating uncut strips of grass that may be caused by undulating terrain, or a layout that requires a lot of tight turns.

This exclusive feature provides a productivity boost compared to competitive equipment in the marketplace. The wider width of cut setting is recommended on flat terrain with long straight runs. This width of cut has maximum productivity with minimal overlap.

Front reels shift for productivity

Where some machines in the marketplace have to completely replace lift arms to change width of cut, the 7200A PrecisionCut Trim and Surrounds Mower allows changes to be made from the seat by hydraulically shifting the front decks in our out, with no additional parts to purchase. All it takes is the touch of a button.

Width-on-demand control switch

Changing width of cut with the width-on-demand system is simple, and can be done while the cutting units are on the ground. Simply toggle the width-on-demand switch on the operator command arm forward to spread the cutting units wider to the 72-in. (182.88 cm) or 84-in.(223.52 cm) width of cut, or toggle backward to bring the cutting units into the tighter 68-in. (172.72 cm) or 80-in. (203.20 cm) mowing width.

This maximizes productivity by offering a choice of the width that best suits the terrain. And the terrain may allow for both modes in different areas.

For example, narrower width may be used in mounding areas or areas around bunkers, but once the terrain flattens out and the extra overlap is not needed, it can be switched to the wider width.

How a golf course uses the system is up to the golf course. But rest assured, there are areas on the course where each width may come in handy to maximize productivity to get the job done faster, and with excellent cut quality.

Changing width of cut with the width-on-demand system is simple, and can be done while the cutting units are on the ground. Simply toggle the width-on-demand switch on the operator command arm forward to spread the cutting units wider to the 72-in. (1.8- m) or 84-in. (2.13-m) width of cut, or toggle backward to bring the cutting units into the tighter 68-in. (1.7-m) or 80-in. (2.03-m) mowing width. It’s really that simple.


This maximizes productivity by offering a choice of the width that best suits the terrain. And the terrain may allow for both modes in different areas.


For example, narrower width may be used in mounding areas or areas around bunkers, but once the terrain flattens out and the extra overlap is not needed, it can be switched to the wider width.


How a golf course uses the system is up to the golf course. But rest assured, there are areas on the course where each width may come in handy to maximize productivity to get the job done faster, and with excellent cut quality.

Final Tier 4 (FT4) diesel engine offers plenty of power for mowing

Overall engine view from left side of machine

Power starts with the engine, and the 7200A PrecisionCut™ Trim and Surrounds Mower has an abundance of power and performance with this FT4 solution. The 3-cylinder 24.7 hp (18.4-kW) at 3000 rpm diesel engine has a strong reputation for power and performance.


This engine provides plenty of power for climbing hills without sacrificing power to run the Quick-Adjust (QA7) 26-in. (66-cm) or 30-in. (76.2-cm) cutting units and attachments.


The air-intake system is also designed to pull clean air from the front of the machine behind the operator’s seat, rather than dirty air from the rear of the machine. This improves engine performance and efficiency during those hot, dusty times of the year.

Maximum contour following for a premium quality of cut

Angled operator platform

One of the primary challenges for rough mowers is the ability to follow ground contours in a variety of terrains, from mounds to sidehills to bunkers and more. When judging cut quality, following the terrain to promote a consistent cutting height is of significant importance. The challenge has been met with the 7200A PrecisionCut™ Trim and Surrounds Mower.


By angling the operator platform, the front cutting units have even more clearance to maneuver when following undulating terrain. The cutting units also have plenty of downward travel to follow contours when cresting mounds and undulations.


For the rear cutting unit, there is plenty of clearance between the cutting unit and frame to keep the cutting unit from high centering on an undulation. This cutting unit also features plenty of downward travel to closely match the terrain being followed.

Reach Trimming System—shift out to trim around bunkers and other hard-to-reach places


Having difficulty trimming around bunkers? The 7200A PrecisionCut™ Trim and Surrounds Mower is here to help. Featuring an industry-exclusive Reach Trimming System, the 7200A reaches out to bunkers and trims around them with ease.

With the Reach Trimming System, one of the front cutting units can be shifted outward to extend the cutting unit beyond the outer edge of the tire for trimming. Shifting only the cutting unit deck helps keep the machine’s center of gravity more consistent, maintaining the machine’s overall stability.

It is recommended to mow the outer areas around the bunker or other areas to be trimmed first, and then use the Reach Trimming System as the last pass against the area to be trimmed.

Operating the Reach Trimming System is done with ease. It is very similar to adjusting the electric mirrors in an automobile. To adjust the mirrors, there’s a switch to select which mirror to adjust and another switch to adjust the direction the mirror is moved.

Select left or right unit to extend for trimming

Extends left or right unit for trimming

To use the Reach Trimming System, toggle the select switch left to select the left-front cutting unit or right to select the right-front cutting unit. The select switch is the one with the yellow decals on the switch.

Then, press the extend/retract switch to the left to extend the left cutting unit outward or to the right to extend the right cutting unit outward. The longer the switch is held, the farther the deck extends until it reaches its farthest position beyond the outer edge of the tire, 14 in. (35.56 cm) for the 26-in. (66.04-cm) QA7 and 20-in. (50.80 cm) for the 30-in. (76.20 cm) QA7. The system is now set up to trim around the bunker or other trimming area.

Retract the cutting units by simply returning the select switch to its middle position, or by pulling back on the lift/lower handle to raise the cutting units and automatically return them to their neutral position.

The Reach Trimming System increases productivity by allowing more access to those hard-to-reach places, but does so without compromising the machine’s overall stability by only extending one cutting unit outward for trimming.

GRIP All-Wheel Drive Traction System moves flow from wheels that slip to those that grip

Hill-climbing power is essential with any golf course mower, and this is one area where the A-model PrecisionCut™ and TerrainCut™ Trim and Surrounds Mowers truly excel. A powerful diesel engine supplies power to the system. Combine that with a new larger eHydro™ and wheel motors the GRIP all-wheel drive traction system, and the A-Model is one powerful hill-climbing machine. The new traction drive delivers 35 percent more flow from the hydrostatic pump and 17 percent more wheel torque than previous models to deliver the hill-climbing performance expected with a trim and surrounds mower.

The GRIP system transfers hydraulic flow from wheels that slip to wheels that grip. For example, if the right front wheel starts to slip, hydraulic flow goes to the left front and rear tires to maintain traction power.

The GRIP all-wheel drive traction system is standard equipment with the A-Model Trim and Surrounds Mower. It is also engaged at all times, in mow or in transport.

LoadMatch™ electronic setting compensates speed of machine to keep power to the cutting units to maintain cut quality

LoadMatch setting

LoadMatch is an electronic setting through the TechControl display that allows managers more control of the machine and how it is operated when out on the course.


Most operators will mow as fast as the mow setting will allow, keeping their traction pedal all the way down. However, in some conditions this can lead to poor cut quality.


One example is getting behind in mowing due to weather conditions. The grass is long and lush and to properly cut that amount of grass at one time, the operator should slow the traction speed. This allows the cutting units to maintain proper turning speed, process the grass, and properly cut in one pass. Not slowing down causes missed grass and an uneven appearance. This affects the after-cut appearance and also reduces productivity by having to mow a second time to properly cut the lush grass.


The LoadMatch feature compensates the traction speed of machine to keep power to the cutting units.  In the long, lush conditions described above with LoadMatch engaged, the operator would still have the traction pedal all the way down, but the machines would sense the load and slow the traction speed to properly cut the mowing pass. Once the load is reduced, the machine will return to the normal mow speed.


LoadMatch puts the manager in control of cut quality, instead of the operator.

Double-acting, dual-rod hydraulic steering cylinder for lines as straight as on greens and fairways

Steering cylinder end view

Ever wanted to mow trim and surrounds areas with the same quality straight lines mowed on the fairways and greens? The double-acting, dual-rod hydraulic steering cylinder on the 7200A PrecisionCut™ Trim and Surrounds Mower does exactly that.


Using the same technology as incorporated on other PrecisionCut, E-Cut™ Hybrid, and TerrainCut™ mowers, the 7200A PrecisionCut Trim and Surrounds Mower produces high-quality straight lines through its unique steering system.


A rod on each side of the cylinder equalizes volume and pressure on each side of the cylinder, meaning equal steering effort from side to side. And more importantly, once the cylinder is centered, it tracks as straight as an arrow. That means trim and surrounds areas can be mowed as straight as an arrow.