WEST FARGO, N.D. – During a recent livestream media event, the Bobcat Company debuted its all-new lineup of Bobcat zero-turn mowers.
With an extensive 21-machine lineup that includes both zero-turn (ZT) sit-on and zero-turn stand-on mowers (ZS), Bobcat mowers allows the company 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 in landscaping, grounds maintenance and turf applications.
The company also recently released its new line of large excavator attachments.
“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, a senior product manager. “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.”
Bobcat zero-turn mowers will be manufactured in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. They will be distributed through select Bobcat dealerships in the U.S. and parts of Canada.
- ZT3500 (Commercial)
- ZS4000 (Commercial)
- ZT6000 (Commercial)
- ZT6100 (Commercial)
- ZT7000 (Commercial)
Among the notable features are the Bullnose AirFX Cutting System, which is available on the new ZS4000 through ZT7000 zero-turn mowers. Its deep profile and bullnose design lift the grass to the blade, and it creates a powerful vacuum for a razor-sharp, uniform cut.
Meanwhile, the engine provides a major strength for professional mowing operations. The Bobcat zero-turn mowers come with a Kawasaki or Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine, depending on the model. And with the heavy-duty Hydro-Gear transmission, landscapers can take on challenging turf conditions. The transmission features hydrostatic transaxles to quickly and efficiently power through turf. The pump and motor are housed together in a single sealed housing for better durability and reduced maintenance.
The commercial models – ZT3500 through ZT7000 – hold up to 15 gallons of fuel, and the mowers are 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 center” as well as a high-back suspension seat, almond-shaped handles, anti-vibration footplate and smooth, responsive controls that provide 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 landscapers are working on a residential or commercial property, Bobcat zero-turn mowers can be equipped with parts and accessories that fit the job.
- 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
- Canopy Kit
To learn more about the mowers, click here.