New Kubota mowers aim for power at lower price point

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Kubota unveiled its new commercial zero-turn mower lineup at GIE+EXPO with three new models.

The Z411KW-48, Z421KW-54 and Z421KWT-60 are all part of the Z400 Series, which was designed to capitalize on the best engineering and technology of Kubota’s current commercial and consumer mower lines.

kubota-tractor-corporation-logo“We call this new series the ‘Kommander Pro’ because it bridges the gap between our residential zero-turn Kommander series and larger commercial Z700-Series,” said Tom Vachal, Kubota senior turf product manager. “Even more, it’s backed by a commercial two-year unlimited hours warranty for the commercial customer and a four-year, 500-hour warranty for the residential customer.”

The mowers are powered by Kawasaki FS gasoline engines. The Hydro-Gear commercial ZT3400 transmission allows these ZTRs to maintain optimum speed and torque, according to the manufacturer.

Landscapers can choose from a 48-, 54- or 60-inch cutting deck and each comes with a 6.8-gallon fuel tank. The 48-inch model has a 22 horsepower engine while the 54- and 60-inch models have 24 horsepower engines.

“Landscape professionals have been asking Kubota for a 60-inch commercial mower with all the features and performance at a more attractive price, and the Z400-Series is our response to this market demand,” Vachal said.

The Z400 Series has been designed for better hillside and slope performance with large, low-profile tires that also help its grass-cutting performance through dense turf.

The K-Lift deck height adjustment feature allows operators to change cutting heights with the turn of a dial and press of a pedal. The Z400 Series mowers use a foot pedal braking system.

Kubota also includes a foldable ROPS so that landscapers with enclosed trailers don’t have to worry about a tight fit.

For more about Kubota’s zero-turn mowers, click here.

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