Spider ILD01 Slope Mower
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  • Spider self-propelled and remote-controlled heavy-duty slope mower. This high performance mower works on slopes up to 55 degrees.

    Spider Slope Mower

    Spider ILD01 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 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 ILD01 Slope Mower

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



    Spider ILD01 Engine
    • Kawasaki FS 541V Vertical crankshaft V-twin air-cooled 4 stroke 2 cylinder engine, producing 18 hp at 3600 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 spark ignition for reliable starting and performance
    • Pressurised lubrication system for long life on slope conditions
    • Dual element air cleaner and dual barrel carburetor with fuel shut-off solenoid
    • Rotating grass screen to assist effective engine air-cooling
    • Cast iron cylinder liners
    • Separate choke and throttle controls for easier starting
    • Electric starter with a 12 volt on-board battery and electrical system
    • 12 litre fuel tank capacity providing between 3 & 5 operating hours depending on slope and conditions


    Spider ILD01 Under Deck
    • The deck body and super structure is made from aluminium alloy to obtain minimum overall weight of 245 kg
    • The vertical engine crankshaft is coupled to an electric clutch for engagement/disengagement of the belt driven cutting blade
    • The clutch unit incorporates a brake device to stop blade rotation on disengagement
    Spider ILD01 Blade
    • Cutting is done by a single mulching blade 780mm long (31 inches)
    • Overall cutting width is 850mm (34 inches)
    • The mulching blade is set well within the deck body to minimise the ejection of grass and debris during mowing. The blade is thick hard blade steel.
    Spider ILD01 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


    Spider ILD01 Steering
    • A hydrostatic Sauer Danfoss drive system provides continuously variable travel speed in two speed ranges (turtle and rabbit modes) from 0 to 7 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 ILD01 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


    Spider ILD01 Remote Control
    • 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 ILD01 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 ILD01 55 degree slope with winch
    • Extraordinary as it is, this is a 55 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 ILD01 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


    Overall Dimensions (mm) 1356 x 1200
    Overall Height (mm) 850
    Weight (kg)
    Cutting Width (mm) 800
    No. of Spindles 1
    Working Speed (km/h) Up to 7
    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.