8000 Series Direct Collect Z Mowers

8000 Series Direct Collect Z Mowers

October 29, 2014



BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Toro Company has expanded its zero-turn mower lineup with 8000 Series Direct Collect Z mowers, offering a new solution for landscape professionals to maintain the most manicured properties. Toro’s 8000 Series mowers feature a high-capacity hopper with a powerful blower to capture clippings efficiently, so operators can spend less time emptying and more time mowing. These new models also have a rear-discharge design that allows for trimming on both sides of the deck, so operators can control the discharge to keep planting beds and sidewalks clipping-free.

Designed to deliver a pristine after-cut appearance, the 8000 Series Direct Collect Z is equipped with a large-diameter blower that generates more airflow for better vacuuming and clippings collection. Patented adjustable flow control baffles help fill the 9.5-bushel (76-gallon) hopper evenly from back to front for maximum efficiency. In addition, the two-blade cutting system has a higher blade tip speed to cut grass into finer particles for a high-quality cut. For added versatility, the 8000 Series fill-reduction system lets operators choose between 100-percent bagging, 50-percent bagging/50-percent mulching, or 100-percent mulching.

Responsive, easy-to-use controls make these models virtually effortless to maneuver in tight spots and corners. They can travel at forward ground speeds of up to 7 miles per hour, and a 7.5-gallon fuel tank allows operators to work longer without the hassle of frequent refueling.

“The 8000 Series is perfect for any professional who wants a great after-cut appearance, but also needs to maximize productivity,” said Chris Hannan, marketing manager for Toro. “From the high-capacity hopper to the maneuverability to the bag/mulch capabilities, it’s the right combination of features for a perfect cut in less time.”

Toro’s 8000 Series Direct Collect Z mowers are available with tough, durable 42” or 48” cutting decks that are 4-5/8” deep and constructed of welded 7/10 gauge steel. The height-of-cut can be adjusted from 1.0" to 4.0" in .25" increments. Models are equipped with either a 20.5 hp Kohler Command Pro or 23 hp Kohler Command Pro EFI engine. The 8000 Series offers a number of optional accessories, including a light kit, powered dump, snow blade or snow blower, mulch kit, dump tubs, suspension seat and more.

For more information on the Direct Collect Z mowers or other Toro products, visit www.toro.com. To find your local Toro dealer, visit www.toro.com/locator.