Toro’s Z Master Z500 Series of zero-turn riding mowers is available with 28-horsepower Kawasaki engines for added power. The twin-cylinder gas engine provides 764 cc of displacement, a step up from the 25-horsepower Kawasaki engines previously available.
Edric Fank, product manager for Toro’s Landscape Contractor Equipment, says the company understands professionals’ need for more power and concerns about rising fuel costs. “We believe the Kawasaki 28-horsepower engine balances the demand for added power with reasonable fuel consumption,” Fank says.
New Z558 models also feature Toro’s 7-guage Turbo Force cutting deck, which includes Toro’s patented adjustable baffle to enable landscapers to control their cutting performance according to changing seasons or turf conditions while maintaining quality and efficiency.
The mowers include durable spindle assemblies to absorb impact loads and distribute them across a broader area of the deck shell. The deck’s “bull-nose” front bumper has a raised leading edge for level cuts with reduced plowing, as well as an integral underskirt that minimizes blowout. The mowers come standard with /-inch thick, high-strength alloy steel blades come standard to help prevent wear due to abrasive conditions.
For more information on the Z528 and Z558 mowers with 28-horsepower Kawasaki engines, contact your Toro Landscape Contractor Equipment dealer; call The Toro Company at (800)348-2424; or e-mail to LCEproducts@toro.com.