Bobcat’s new electric mower tackles nearly 24 acres on a single charge

A man rides the Bobcat ZT6000e battery-powered zero-turn mower

The new Bobcat ZT6000e battery-powered zero-turn mower is able to mow up to 23.8 acres on a single charge.

Powered by a 20.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, the ZT6000e produces zero emissions and delivers productive runtimes in commercial applications. As well, the new mower requires less components and maintenance than its gas-powered equivalents, leading to a lower overall cost to operate.

“The ZT6000e is designed for both lawn care professionals and other businesses that want to create their own professional-grade results in a more sustainable way,” said Daniel Stibral, Bobcat Grounds Maintenance Product Specialist. “It’s highly maneuverable, efficient and takes on challenging mowing tasks with precision, ease and the perfect cut.”

The zero-turn mower can be fully recharged in 6.3 hours with a 240-volt connection, or in 12.6 hours using a 120-volt connection. Apart from routine recharge cycles, the lithium-ion battery requires no maintenance for the life of the machine.

Built with heavy-duty, dual-tubed steel framing for maximum durability, the ZT6000e is loaded with performance-boosting features, including three drive response modes, swift travel speeds and a comfortable command station with a high-back suspension seat and a smart, intuitive control layout.

The mower’s three drive response modes allow operators to choose how the ZT6000e responds to the movement of the lap bars. Whether operators like a more gradual response; quick, instant feedback; or a response somewhere in between, three drive response modes offer customization for greater productivity.

ZT6000e mower features:

  • On-board 120-volt or 240-volt charger
  • Three drive response modes
  • 11cm touch display
  • On-the-go blade speed changes
  • Productive travel speeds up to 17.5 km/h
  • Heavy-duty, dual-tubed steel framing

AirFX cutting system

The ZT6000e is equipped with the AirFX cutting system. The cutting system’s deep profile and bullnose design creates a powerful vacuum that lifts grass to the blade for a razor-sharp, uniform cut, resulting in a professional finish. The ZT6000e is available with either a 1.3 metre or 1.5 metre deck.

Three independent electric motors provide high and low blade speeds for heavy or light mowing conditions. A well, operators can change the blade speed on the go to meet the mowing conditions to get more mowing done in less time.

The ZT6000e is ideal for government agencies and commercial landscapers that are increasingly turning to eco-friendly work solutions.