Bonus Round Up: Mowers

Woods introduces diesel ZTR mower
The FZ25D zero-turn front-mount riding mower, manufactured by Woods Equipment, boasts a 25-horsepower Kubota liquid-cooled diesel engine, hydrostatic pumps and wheel motors, as well as a heavy-duty shaft drive which runs the mower’s deck and attachments. Available in 54- or 61-inch deck widths, the FZ25D features the MX TrueFloat deck to glide over ground contours for a more even, manicured cut and less scalping.

Honda re-engineers commercial series mowers
Honda’s has updated two of its commercial mowers: the self-propelled, hydrostatic drive HRC216 HXA and push-type HRC216PDA. The series’ mowing performance is enhanced by offering Honda’s exclusive MicroCut twin-blade mulching technology. The mowers are strong, lightweight, more efficient, and incorporate height-adjusted handlebars. A 21-inch-wide dome-shaped deck design facilitates both bagging and mulching while delivering finer clipping particles.

Ride-on mower made for performance
Bunton’s Missile series ride-on mowers range from 26 horsepower with a 52-inch deck to a 37 horsepower model with a 72-inch deck. Features include adjustable and anti-scalp rollers to deliver a consistent, superior cut on uneven terrain full suspension seat, cup holder and separate cell phone charging inlet. Dual fuel tanks with 12-gallon capacity allow for all day operation.

Rich Manufacturing debuts two-in-one mower
The Convertible from Rich Manufacturing is a commercial and residential mower in one machine, offering the speed and convenience of a zero-turn mower with the flexibility of being a walk behind. The mower is ideal for cutting steep hillsides and under low tree limbs, and converts in a few seconds, letting you walk hills and ride long distances.

Land Pride’s Accu-Z commercial mower
The Accu-Z commercial-duty zero-turn riding mower from Land Pride is available in 60- and 72-inch deck widths. Internal baffles boost oil circulation, keeping engine temperature at peak efficiency at all times, while allowing for plenty of area to dissipate heat and opening up access to the service area.

Walk-behind fits through narrow gates
Better Outdoor Products’ new 32-inch hydrostatic walk-behind mower is ideal for suburban lawns that feature narrow gates and tight spaces. The mower features a deep tunnel deck, reinforced deck strut rods, greaseable spindles and comfortable operator controls. Powered by either a Briggs & Stratton or Kawasaki twin-cylinder engine, the Quick 32 measures 40.5 inches tall, 66 inches long and 36 inches wide.

Customer input influences mower series
John Deere asked for customer feedback when designing the new Z-Trak Pro 800 series, and landscapers said they wanted a new level of quality, productivity and operator comfort. The Z-Trak Pro 800 series includes five models with a variety of deck sizes; four models feature an air-cooled Kawasaki engine, while the Z840A features a liquid-cooled engine. One-tool belt removal, adjustable control levers and push-button or foot-activated deck lifts ensures efficient time on the jobsite.

The next generation in productivity
Toro’s T2 T-Bar Hydro walk-behind mower features split T-bar steering controls that reduce operator fatigue and increase productivity. A fast 6.2 mph forward ground speed enables landscapers to finish jobs in a timely manner. The mower comes with a 17- or 19-horsepower engine and hassle-free electric start. Mowing decks are available in 36-, 40-, 48- and 52-inch heights.

Mower’s design allows for optimal performance on slopes
Tilton Equipment’s Yard Shark commercial zero-turn mowers feature a low center of gravity design to provide better performance on slopes. Its unobstructed, low-profile fenders allow close trimming around bushes and low-hanging branches. Yard Sharks will mow up to 11 miles per hour. Additional features include a high-lift, long-throw steel turbo deck. Models are available in 51 inches and 60 inches with a choice of Honda or Kawasaki engines.

Independent drives reduce mowing time
Bob-Cat’s FastCast zero-turn riding mower offers compact size without compromising durability and two independent drives provide smooth and maneuverable operation. A deluxe suspension seat and additional leg room make it comfortable to operate for long periods of time. The mower is available in 36-, 42-, 48- and 52-inch deck widths and a two-post ROPS with seat belt is optional.

Swisher continues popular ZTR design
Swisher’s commitment to zero-turn technology continues with a full line of innovative and dependable mowers. The BIG-MOW ZT2766 is powered by a 27-horsepower ELS Briggs & Stratton engine and commercial grade dual Eaton transmissions that provide speeds up to 6 mph. According to Swisher, the 66-inch mowing deck is the largest commercial deck on the market, and dual 2-gallon fuel tanks provide a longer time span between fill ups.

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