Mowers and More: Commercial Riding Mowers


 


New line of BOB-CAT mowers
The 2011 line of BOB-CAT mowers, which includes commercial walk-behinds, residential zero-turns and 3 levels of commercial zero-turn riders, is all new with fuel systems that meet 2011 EPA exhaust and evaporative emission requirements. Beyond the tank, these mowers offer many patent-pending features when it comes to comfort, stability and productivity. BOB-CAT’s exclusive ISO-Ride Comfort System with elastomeric bearings isolates the operator from vibration at all touch points, including the hands, feet and seat, for a smooth ride regardless of terrain or length of use. Easy-to-locate and adjust controls and a best-in-class seat offer exceptional rider comfort setting flexibility. Increased legroom, a convenient Foot Assist Lift Pedal that can quickly be mounted on the left or right side for user preference, and an ergonomic lower profile allow for operator height versatility. Other features include a large discharge opening (20 percent or larger depending on the model), low center of gravity (up to 2 inches lower for outstanding visibility and hill-hugging stability), tension mount motion control levers, easy access to maintenance and service points, and broad cut-height adjustment (1 to 5.5 inches).
BOB-CAT/Schiller Commercial Grounds Care, Inc./(866) 469-1242
www.bobcatturf.com


 


 


Country Clipper’s 2011 Charger
Country Clipper’s 2011 Charger is a mid-level commercial series mower that can tackle virtually any job. Built with the same standards as the larger Boss, the Charger is a durable choice for any lawn-care professional or large-estate owner. The welded steel deck is reinforced with a triangular front bull nose, making it virtually indestructible. Big 24-inch drive tires provide more stability on slopes and hillsides, as well as a smoother ride and less turf damage. The Charger comes with a 23- or 27-hp. Kohler Command Pro or 26-hp. Kawasaki V-Twin engine, 52- or 60-inch cutting deck, and joystick or dual-lever steering. New features include folding ROPS, flip-up flexible discharge chute, and adjustable deluxe cushioned seat with extra back support.
Country Clipper/(800) 344-8237
www.countryclipper.com


 


 


Cub Cadet Commercial’s TANK S D
Expanding on its ground-breaking TANK S series, Cub Cadet Commercial now offers green industry professionals the same great technology with a diesel-powered option with the all-new TANK S D. Utilizing a clean and efficient, 31.2-hp. Yanmar diesel engine, the TANK S D is designed for increased performance and better fuel economy. Its liquid-cooled engine produces a steady and constant level of horsepower for reliable performance, making sure power is there when needed the most. Its high-torque reserve is unlike anything on the market and provides the operator with more power to navigate even the roughest terrain, while its robust engine design improves comfort by reducing vibrations and noise emissions.
Cub Cadet Commercial/(877) 835-7841
www.CubCadetCommercial.com


 


 


 


Dixie Chopper Silver Eagle
With a variety of deck sizes and engine options, the sturdy and reliable Dixie Chopper Silver Eagle can tackle that 40-minute lawn job or knock down the back 40 with its speed, power and rugged design. Available in 34-, 44-, 50- and 60-inch decks with a 27-hp. Generac engine or in a 50-inch deck with a 25-hp Kohler engine, the Silver Eagle can cut up to 5.3 acres per hour. New for 2011 are a retractable aircraft-style seatbelt, a rubber floor mat and improved rollbar.
Dixie Chopper/(765) 246-7737
www.dixiechopper.com


 


 


 


 


 


 


 Dixon’s DX100 and DX200 Series
Manufacturing quality zero-turn mowers for residential use since 1974, Dixon entered the commercial zero-turn mower market with the introduction of the DX100 and DX200 Series at GIE+EXPO 2010. The DX100 Series (4 models) is directed at entry-level or value-conscious commercial users, whereas the DX200 Series (5 models) brings more robust construction, higher-speed drive systems and higher productivity/cutting performance for larger landscape contractors.
Dixon
www.dixon-ztr.com  


 


  


 


 


 


 


Ingersoll’s All Hydraulic Tractors
Ingersoll’s sub-compact tractors are built “tough like a tank” and come with 18- to 23-hp. Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engines, 2-speed hydraulic transmission system, and patented HyDrive power train. They have no belts, no pulleys and no shafts to wear out or break. The hardened steel gears, cast-iron front and rear axles, and heavy-duty all-steel construction ensure superior performance year after year. Ingersoll tractors accept a large selection of attachments and are proudly made in the USA. All Ingersoll tractors are backed by a 5-year warranty.
Eastman-Ingersoll/(800) 760-1680
www.eastmanind.com


 


 


 Exmark’s new Pioneer S-Series and E-Series
Exmark’s new Pioneer S-Series is equipped with full-floating 44-, 48- or 52-inch Trivantage deck cutting technology and 20-, 22- or 24-hp. Kawasaki V-Twin engines for speeds of up to 8-mph forward and 5-mph reverse. The mower’s hydraulically dampened steering system offers true zero-turn-radius maneuverability, and its unibody, heavy-duty tubular steel frame provides a solid platform. The new Pioneer E-Series features a full-floating 48- or 52-inch Trivantage cutting deck with a 22- or 24-hp. Kawasaki V-Twin engine for drive speeds of up to 7-mph forward and 5-mph reverse on 20×8.0-10.0 Turf Master tires.
Exmark Mfg./(402) 223-6300
www.exmark.com


 


 


 


 


Ferris touts Yanmar diesel engines for its IS 2500Z lineup
The Ferris IS 2500Z mid-mount zero-turn mower lineup for model year 2011 will include 3 models powered by Yanmar 3-cylinder, in-line diesel engines with cast-iron blocks. They will be as follows: a 20-hp. model with a 52-inch iCD cutting system, a 24-hp. model with a 61-inch iCD cutting system, and a 24-hp. model with a 52-inch iCD cutting system. The IS 2500Z’s patented 4-wheel suspension system dramatically increases operator comfort, mowing speed, quality of cut and productivity. With a top speed of 10 mph, the operator can mow up to 5 acres per hour (based on 80-percent efficiency). By absorbing bumps and vibration, the suspension system also helps extend mower life. Additionally, the mower deck features cast-iron greaseable spindles for longer life. 
Ferris, a Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group brand
www.ferrisindustries.com


 


 


 


All-new Model 226V MidMount from Grasshopper
Grasshopper’s all-new Model 226V MidMount offers commercial power, a quality cut, smooth handling and full-size features in an economical package. Model 226V boasts a 26-hp. Professional Series V-Twin engine, Advanced Debris Management System, 12-gallon fuel capacity, and mowing speeds up to 9 mph (5 acres/hour). Model 226V is equipped with a commercial-grade Parker pump and wheel motor drive system to increase long-term value, as well as robotically welded, fabricated 5-1/2-inch-deep cutting decks with optional Down Discharge mulching and PowerVac capability. For operator comfort, Model 226V comes with a contoured cushioned seat with coil-spring suspension, foldable armrests, HydraSmooth dampened, adjustable dual steering levers and shock-absorbing footrest.
The Grasshopper Co./(620) 345-8621
www.grasshoppermower.com


 


 Gravely improves ZT42 and ZT50 zero-turn mowers
Gravely recently introduced upgrades to its ZT42 and ZT50 zero-turn mowers with an improved mowing deck, enhanced engine performance and a host of features designed to reduce operator fatigue. Both mowers feature a 12-gauge stamped-steel XLerator deck, a lower center of gravity, fully adjustable and dampened control arms, newly designed handle bars that can be adjusted in 3 different directions and a new 18-inch high-back seat. The ZT42 features a 42-inch cutting deck and a 20-hp. Kawasaki V-Twin engine. The ZT50 boasts a 50-inch deck and a 22-hp. Kawasaki V-Twin engine.
Gravely, an Ariens Company brand/(800) 472-8359
www.gravely.com


 


 


 


 


Husqvarna’s new P-ZT Series
Husqvarna’s new P-ZT Series of zero-turn mowers presents professionals an opportunity to increase their productivity without breaking the bank. The P-ZT mowers come with many of the same innovations as the PZ Series, including the rugged 2-inch by 3-inch tube-style frame. Extreme-duty front caster assemblies include pneumatic tires as standard equipment and flat-free versions are available as an option. The fabricated cutting deck is constructed from twin 11-gauge steel sheet construction. Cast-aluminum blade spindles feature tapered roller bearing construction for increased service life, and the top idler system ensures extended belt life. The cutting deck also includes heavy-duty scalp roller mounts and a rubber discharge shield. The P-ZT mowers utilize commercial-duty integrated ZT-3400 transmissions with 12-cc pumps, allowing for smooth operation, speeds up to 10 mph and reduced potential for hose and fitting leaks. The integrated design also creates a cleaner and wider open area under the seat to improve serviceability.
Husqvarna Professional Products, Inc./(800) 847-5951
www.husqvarna.com


  


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Hustler X-ONE
The Hustler X-ONE is a commercial zero-turn mower at an attractive price without compromising quality. The X-ONE boasts a 48-, 54- or 60-inch deck with innovative VX4 technology. Powered by a 24-, 26- or 31-hp. Kawasaki FX or 25- or 27-hp. Kohler Command V-twin engine, the X-ONE reaches speeds up to 11 mph, Other features include proven separate pumps and motors; commercial-duty deck spindles; a heavy-duty air cleaner; twin-lever SmoothTrak steering with patented automatic park brake system; 10.4-gallon fuel capacity; heavy-duty, 7-gauge, full-height rear bumper; tough frame, front forks and deck; and “drive-straight” adjustment. This simple-to-maintain mower is also backed by Hustler’s industry-leading warranty.
Hustler Turf Equipment/(620) 327-4911
www.hustlerturf.com


 


 


 


 


John Deere’s ZTrak PRO 900 Series
John Deere’s ZTrak PRO 900 Series brings professional landscapers more efficiency and productivity. Designed and developed in response to customer input, the 7 models in the Z900 lineup feature the durable 7-Iron Pro deck with stamped, 7-gauge steel, full-wrap reinforcement and Mulch-on-Demand capabilities. With top mowing speeds of 10.5 or 12 mph, each model has the power and performance operators demand. For enhanced controllability, the Z900s include a ground-drive transmission with a piston motor, internal wet disc brakes and a gear reduction final drive, providing more torque to the drive tires. Users will also appreciate the Comfort & Convenience package with ergonomic control levers, including built-in PTO shutoff and electronic deck raise and lower. And for effortless operation, the Z900s offer dial-in height-of-cut adjustment on the control panel, on-board self-diagnostics, run-flat tires and John Deere’s exclusive Brake & Go system.
John Deere/(800) 537-8233
www.JohnDeere.com


 


 


Scag Cheetah
The all-new Scag Cheetah is unlike any mower. With a 2-speed heavy-duty hydraulic-drive system, double tube steel main frame, and adjustable operator suspension system, the Cheetah offers high levels of performance and comfort. A variety of high-horsepower gasoline engine options deliver maximum power. A low center of gravity and wide stance ensure traction and stability. Ground speeds up to 16 mph result in even higher levels of productivity. And with a 61- or 72-inch Velocity Plus cutter deck, the Cheetah provides a high-quality cut. Scag mowers feature a 2-year commercial, or 3-year/500-hour non-commercial warranty, along with a 3-year limited cutter deck and spindle warranty.
Scag Power Equipment/(920) 387-0100
www.scag.com


 


 


 


 


Toro introduces Z Master G3 Commercial Series mowers
The new Z Master G3 Commercial Series mowers provide landscape contractors more benefits in an affordable package. They feature 20- to 24-hp. Kawasaki engines, a 48- or 52-inch Toro Turbo Force cutting deck, and 9-3/8-inch-diameter cast-iron spindle housings to absorb impact loads. They are also designed with a low center of gravity, as well as enhanced hillside stability and traction for better control and less “crabbing.” The height-of-cut (HOC) system gives operators 1-1/2- to 4-1/2-inch cuts in 1/4-inch increments and is designed with clear, easy-to-read settings, a single-point setting calibration and a keyhole-style pin. The HOC system’s flexible transport lock allows professionals to feather the deck over uneven terrain. Plus, they are backed by a 5-year/1,200-hour limited warranty, 2-year commercial engine warranty and lifetime frame warranty.
The Toro Co./(800) 348-2424
www.toro.com


 


 


 


Ventrac 4231TD
The Ventrac 4231TD is powered by a 31-hp. turbo diesel, liquid-cooled engine. This engine is rated for up to 30-degree continuous operation on hillsides when equipped with the optional dual wheel kit. All-wheel drive combined with a low center of gravity and weight transfer system enables the Ventrac 4231TD to conquer even the toughest of terrain. Standard features include all-wheel drive; an articulating and oscillating frame; SDLA control, which is located next to the operator for easy control of the Speed, Direction, Lift and Auxiliary from a single point; ROPS; power steering; comfortable seat; seatbelt; front and rear steel skid plates; and a 7.25-gallon fuel tank. The Ventrac 4231TD is also available with more than 30 Ventrac Mount attachments.
Ventrac by Venture Products Inc./(866) VENTRAC (836-8722)
www.ventrac.com


 


 Vrisimo FM60 front mount flail mower
Valley Tool & Mfg. Co., Inc. parent company of RockHound Attachments and Vrisimo Equipment, recently introduced the newly designed FM60 front mount flail mower. The new Vrisimo FM60 is possibly the safest brush mower on the market today. Designed to operate in a variety of conditions on many different compact power units, this mower weighs in at only 480 pounds and features 30 scoop knives or 58 dethatching knives. The PTO belt-drive design is compact and runs smooth. The Vrisimo FM60 also comes with the proven Vrisimo square top cutter design for re-mulching and a rear adjustable roller with front caster wheels for increased height control and stability.
Vrisimo Equipment Co./Valley Tool & Mfg. Co., Inc./(800) 426-5615
www.valleytoolmfg.com 


 


 


 


 


Wright’s new Stander X
Wright Commercial Products unveiled the latest in Stander technology at GIE+EXPO 2010. The new Stander X combines a quick cut height adjustment and floating deck that delivers a high-quality cut in any mowing environment. Available with a 48-, 52- or 61-inch deck, the Stander X’s 9.5-mph cut speed increases productivity without sacrificing comfort. A suspension platform provides a smoother ride, and a full-length thigh-to-knee pad increases operator comfort. The Stander X is built to take on landscape challenges that no mid-mount Z can match, including hills. With a low center of gravity and large wheels, the Stander X can easily traverse hillsides. The Stander X’s open, unconfined design allows the operator to quickly step off in case of an emergency or to pick up debris.
Wright Mfg./(301) 360-9810
www.wrightmfg.com


 


 W.E. Deluxe Rider/Z Cover
The W.E. Deluxe Rider/Z Cover protects the whole mower from rain, dirt and all harsh outdoor conditions. It is designed and proven for open trailer transport at sustained highway speeds. The cover is fully adjustable and secure, having a strong bungee cord sewn around the base with 8 welded metal D-rings for tiedown straps. It is available with a choice of 3 liners surrounding the engine area: no liner (cold), cotton (warm) and heat (hot). Plus, the cover is vented to wick off excess moisture buildup.
W.E. Chapps, Inc./(800) 816-2427
www.wechapps.com



 

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