Bobcat Company is bringing its compact equipment legacy to the turf market, with the introduction of its all-new zero-turn mower lineup.
The 21-machine lineup includes both zero-turn (ZT) sit-on and zero-turn stand-on mowers (ZS). The addition of mowers allows Bobcat to expand upon its established presence in the landscape industry, and capture additional opportunities in the turf and lawn care markets.
The new zero-turn mowers join compact track loaders, compact excavators, skid-steer loaders, compact tractors, utility products, small articulated loaders and mini track loaders in the bundle of Bobcat products focused on helping customers accomplish more in landscaping, grounds maintenance and turf applications.
“We have an opportunity to bring high-performance, high-quality equipment that Bobcat is known for to the world of turf with zero-turn mowers,” said Ron Scheffler, senior product manager at Bobcat. “Our customers in commercial landscaping already know Bobcat equipment, now they can round out their fleet with Bobcat zero-turn mowers. And because we know that residential turf customers are just as enthusiastic, introducing mowers is an opportunity to welcome a new audience.”
The Bobcat mowers will be manufactured in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. They will be distributed through select Bobcat dealerships in the United States as well as parts of Canada.
Bobcat now offers an extensive lineup of zero-turn mowers to best meet residential and commercial customer needs. Models vary in engine, horsepower, deck width and fuel capacity. The new models include the ZT2000, ZT3000, ZT3500, ZS4000, ZT6000, ZT6100 and the ZT7000.
The new zero-turn mowers are designed with innovative elements that help give customers a professional edge, with solid engineering to last longer and work harder.
Available on the new ZS4000 through ZT7000 zero-turn mowers is the AirFX cutting system. Its deep profile and bullnose design lifts the grass to the blade, and creates a powerful vacuum for a razor-sharp and uniform cut.
Whether customers are working in residential or commercial applications, the engine provides strength for professional mowing operations. The new Bobcat zero-turn mowers are equipped with a high-performance Kawasaki or Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine.
With the heavy-duty Hydro-Gear transmission, customers can take on challenging turf conditions. The transmission features hydrostatic transaxles to quickly and efficiently power through the most challenging turf. The pump and motor are housed together in a single sealed housing for better durability and reduced maintenance.
The residential zero-turn models – ZT2000 and ZT3000 – have a rugged, roto-molded and impact-resistant fuel tank which holds up to 14.4 litres. Customers will also appreciate rugged, roto-molded dual fuel tanks on the commercial models – ZT3500 through ZT7000 – which hold up to 56.8 litres.
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The zero-turn mowers are also equipped with an ergonomic design and placement of controls, pedals and gauges to ensure operation is easy and intuitive.
On the right-hand side, customers can find the “comfort command centre” as well as a high-back suspension seat, almond-shaped handles, anti-vibration footplate and responsive controls that are designed for intuitive operation.
A swing-away bumper also gives operators fast access to internal components, so tune-ups are more efficient. There’s also an additional hitch system.
Whether customers are working on a residential or commercial property, Bobcat zero-turn mowers can be equipped with numerous accessories that fit the job, including a mulching baffle kit; ECO plate; grass catcher: poly-dump, 3.75 or 5.0 bushel; weight kit; BOSS-Vac Pro 12-bushel collection system; BOSS- Vac 8-bushel collection system; deck striping kit; ZT hitch kit; no-flat caster wheel options; magnetic light kit, 12V; light kit, footplate; ROPS kit; and canopy kit.