Z-Trak Pro 800 series
The John Deere Z-Trak, available in seven models, offers decks ranging from 48 inches to 72 inches wide. A hydraulic ground drive transmission eliminates leak points and handles the toughest cutting jobs. The air-cooled Kawasaki engines (22 horsepower to 31 horsepower) start with the Turn Key+1 system. Offset caster wheels and run flat tires offer durability.
New Gravely XDZ LP
Ariens introduces the Gravely XDZ LP, a propane-powered zero-turn mower available in 60- and 66-inch cutting widths. The mower is equipped with a 28-horsepower Generac air-cooled V-twin engine with heavy-duty air cleaner. Other features include 1- to 5-inch cutting heights in .34-inch increments and a high-back seat with full suspension.
Avoid scalping with ZTR
Land Pride’s ZXT Pro Series zero-turn mower features four anti-scalping rollers to ensure a consistently smooth, even cut. Available in 54- and 60-inch cutting widths, the cutting height can be adjusted in /-inch increments from 1 to 5 inches. Engine choices include Honda, Kawasaki or Briggs & Stratton.
Comfortable zero-turn rider
The Great Dane Brutus is billed as a powerful zero-turn mower with a comfortable ride. Designed to be lower, lighter and faster, it is available with either a 25-horsepower Kawasaki engine, or a 27-horsepower Kohler engine. Cutting decks are either 52 inches or 61 inches. The machine’s lower center of gravity provides traction and stability on rolling terrain.
MaxTorque diesel models for 2009
Grasshopper’s MaxTorque diesel zero-turn mowers are available with 25- or 30-horsepower engines that are Tier-4 compliant and are B5-ready. Mid- and front-mounted DuraMax decks in 52-, 61- or 72-inch widths let you trim while you mow under and around obstacles, while providing superior airflow for even dispersal of grass clippings.
Ferris unveils compact IS 500Z
Ferris’ IS 500Z is powered by a 24- or 26-horsepower Briggs & Stratton Extended Life Series engine, and has individual pumps and wheel motors for improved performance and less downtime. Available in 44- and 52-inch cutting widths, a foot-operated deck lift provides variable cutting heights from 11/2 to 41/2 inches. The mower can travel up to 8 miles per hour and can mow up to 2.9 acres per hour.
Exmark’s redesigned Laser Z
Exmark’s new Next Laser Z features enhancements to reduce maintenance, improve traction and handling, and make the mower safer and more comfortable for operators. The new UltraCut Series 6 cutting deck was created by combining the best features from the company’s line of mowers, and the new seating system decreases vibrations, bumps and jarring.
Massey Ferguson enters commercial ZTR market
Specifically designed for landscapers, Massey Ferguson’s ZT29 and ZT33 zero-turn mowers are powered by heavy-duty three-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engines. Operator platforms are designed for comfort and convenience, including a high-back deluxe seat adjustable for operator size. The mowers are available with a 60- or 72-inch cutting deck.
Scag collection system complements mower
The Turf Tiger, manufactured by Scag, has an ultra-low center of gravity and wide stance to ensure traction and stability. Ground speeds up to 12 miles per hour and a driveshaft-powered cutting deck provide optimum productivity. The 12-bushel Clam Shell collection system catches all grass clippings and debris, leaving a manicured lawn.
Encore Front-Cut Fuzion
Scheduled to hit the market this spring, Encore’s Front-Cut Fuzion is powered by a 17-horsepower Kawasaki engine and features a 48-inch cutting deck. Electric height adjustment and deck lift are standard.
Tank S raises bar for ZTRs
Cub Cadet’s Tank S boasts patented synchro-steer technology that offers intuitive zero-turn control, replacing traditional lap bars with a steering wheel and offering dual foot pedal operation. Operators have full stability on hillsides, even steep areas that previously required a walk-behind.
Mower perfect for new landscapers
Bob-Cat introduces the FastCat RZ line of zero-turn riding mowers for entry-level commercial users. The new line offers two units: a 22-horsepower with 42-inch cutting deck and a 26-horsepower with a 52-inch cutting deck. Both are powered by Briggs & Stratton ELS engines. The mowers fit through most residential gates, and offer a mowing speed of 8 miles per hour.