Kubota enters commercial walk-behind mower market, positions its dealers as full-service turf equipment providers

Kubota Tractor Corporation introduced three commercial walk-behind gas-powered mowers (WG14-36, WH15-48 and WHF19-52) at GIE+EXPO 2015, positioning its dealers as an all-under-one-roof turf equipment provider for landscape professionals and homeowners alike.

“Kubota’s zero-turn mowers and lawn tractors maintain a strong reputation for quality and reliability,” said Tom Vachal, Kubota senior product manager for turf equipment. “Since initiating our alliance with Echo last year for handheld outdoor power equipment, and now with our introduction of commercial walk-behind mowers, we’ve taken steps to become a full-service, one-stop shop for our turf equipment customers.”

Kubota’s new commercial walk-behind mowers are available in three deck widths, and each model is powered by a reliable Kawasaki V-twin gasoline engine with outputs ranging from 14 to 19 hp. The WG14-36 features a five-speed gear-drive transmission with reverse assist, and the WH15-48 and WHF19-52 use proven Hydro-Gear variable displacement pumps with Parker wheel motors.

All three mowers feature fabricated welded-steel decks and are equipped with a powerful electric clutch (125 foot-pounds), maintenance-free spindles, and easy-to-use controls. The WG14-36 uses a traditional pistol-grip control, while the larger WH15-48 and WHF19-52 models use a twin-lever hydro control similar to those found on zero-turn mowers, enhancing ease of use and improving maneuverability in tight spaces. All three mowers have adjustable cutting heights (ranging from 1-3/8 to 4-5/8 inches, depending on the model), making them suitable for most common grasses. The 52-inch model, WHF19-52, features a Kawasaki FX engine and a floating deck with a pin-adjustment mechanism that facilitates easy cutting-height adjustments.

The new walk-behind mowers provide the landscaping and maintenance pro with an attractive cutting option, while offering the ability to perform close-quarters chores that would be cumbersome and impractical with larger riding mowers. The line offers customers a new and affordable alternative in the commercial walk-behind segment and will be available at Kubota dealerships starting January 2016.

In addition to the commercial walk-behind mowers, Kubota also unveiled the all-new ZD Series zero-turn diesel-powered mowers — the ZD1000 and the ZD1200. The mowers are available in four deck widths (48, 54, 60 and 72 inches) and are driven by powerful Kubota diesel engines, with outputs ranging from 19 to 25 hp., with hydrostatic transmissions and pivoting front axles. The ZD Series features Kubota’s latest patented innovative Aerodynamic Cutting System, which provides for more efficient use of power, resulting in better fuel efficiency and faster cutting performance. The ZD Series offers a reduction in steering control-lever resistance for easier maneuverability. Operator comfort is enhanced by premium high-back suspension seats; additionally, the ZD1200 comes with a 3.5-inch LCD display screen to allow the operator to more closely monitor vehicle functions. Low-profile tires and an aerodynamic deck design reduce rolling resistance, improving fuel economy, and newly designed blades allow the mower to cut faster with less horsepower. All told, the ZD zero-turn mowers offer high levels of comfort, convenience and performance while remaining true to the Z Series’ no-nonsense, workhorse nature.

Kubota also introduced its K-Vertible Four-Passenger RTV-X1140 and its BX-Series Drive-Over Mower Deck at GIE+EXPO.

To learn more, visit www.kubota.com.

Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*