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These new walk-behinds can help your crews when it’s time for the first mow of the season.

BOB-CAT Float Deck Hydro

The pitch: The Float Deck Hydro walk-behind features a true float style DuraDeck.

  • The float deck is designed to move independently of the drive and caster wheels.
  • Single-belt routing on the Float Deck Hydro mid-size walk-behind means a longer belt life.
  • It features new SoftGrip EZ controls that feature Operator Presence Levers that conform to the handle shape.

For more information: Bobcatturf.com

Dixie Chopper Pursuit

The pitch: The Pursuit walk-behind comes equipped with an 18-hp Briggs & Stratton engine.

  • Customers have the choice of 32-, 36- and 44-inch deck size options.
  • Narrow deck sizes allow commercial cutters the ability to mow around tight areas.
  • With dual drive, the Pursuit offers zero-turn maneuverability on select models.

For more information: Dixiechopper.com

Exmark Turf Tracer X-Series

The pitch: Exmark’s redesigned Turf Tracer X-Series walk-behind mower features a decrease in parts count by up to 250 parts.

  • An electromagnetic PTO clutch to increase durability and ease-of-maintenance.
  • 52- or 60-inch UltraCut Series 4 decks are available.
  • Customers have the choice of Kawasaki and Kohler engines in carbureted gasoline, EFI gasoline and EFI propane.

For more information: Exmark.com

John Deere WH61A

The pitch: John Deere’s WH61A is a 23.5-hp mower that offers a 5.8-gallon fuel tank, standard electric start and standard electric PTO.

  • The WH model provides twin loop controls with hydrostatic transmission.
  • The mower has a 61-inch, seven-gauge fabricated floating steel deck.
  • It’s an eligible purchase within the GreenFleet Loyalty Rewards program.

For more information: Deere.com

Ferris FW35CC

The pitch: The new Ferris FW35CC commercial walk-behind mower is a dual hydrostatic machine.

  • Customers have the option of 48-, 52- or 61-inch mowing decks and centralized control handlebars.
  • Operators have the choice between two Vanguard and two Kawasaki engines.
  • Dual commercial Hydro-Gear ZT-3100 transaxles with 7-inch cooling fans are standard on all models.

For more information: Ferrismowers.com

Gravely Pro-Walk

The pitch: The Gravely Pro-Walk offers deck designs in 32-, 36-, 48-, 52- and 61-inch sizes.

  • Available in two models, the Pro-Walk Hydro is outfitted with Pro-Steer controls, while the Pro-Walk Gear features pistol grip controls.
  • Available with either a Kohler or Kawasaki engine, ranging from 14.5 to 23 hp. A Kohler EFI LP engine option is also available.
  • It comes with a seven-gauge, fully-fabricated cutting deck with a rubber side-discharge chute.

For more information: Gravely.com

Honda HRC216K3XHA

The pitch: The Honda HRC Commercial Series offers two models: the self-propelled, hydrostatic drive HRC216HXA and push-type HRC216PDA.

  • As part of the HRC Series, each features MicroCut twin-blade mulching technology.
  • They feature a dome-shaped deck design that facilitates both bagging and mulching while delivering finer clipping particles.
  • The HXA model comes with hydrostatic cruise control shaft drive transmission.

For more information: Powerequipment.honda.com

Jacobsen WZT Pro Series

The pitch: The WZT Pro Series walk-behind mower is one of the flagship products in the company’s new line-up.

  • It comes with an 18-hp Briggs and Stratton engine.
  • Customers are given the option to choose between two different deck sizes (36- and 44-inch).
  • It features the option of a single-drive or dual-drive model.

For more information: Jacobsen.com

Toro 21-inch Commercial Heavy-Duty

The pitch: The 21-inch Commercial Heavy-Duty mowers offer maintenance-free transmissions to help minimize downtime.

  • It features a rear bagging system with a ramped tunnel to maximize bag fill.
  • The Blade Brake Clutch system on select models allows the operator to disengage blades without shutting down the engine.
  • Customers can choose between a Kawasaki or Honda engine.

For more information: Toro.com

Wright Velke LC Series

The pitch: Wright Manufacturing’s Velke hydro-powered LC series walk-behind mowers offers a choice of 52- and 61-inch decks.

  • Have the option of a fixed or floating deck.
  • Each model is balanced to mow on slopes.
  • The operator has a choice of walking or riding when a Velke sulky is attached, and the latch secures the sulky in a folded position when the operator chooses to walk.

For more information: Wrightmfg.com

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