View Full Version : What do y'all know about Bobcat ZTR's? Any good?

03-07-2004, 09:04 PM
I was wondering if any of you have any experience with the Bobcat Ztr's. My cousin just bought one, 60" with the 18 hp Briggs Vanguard. Your feedback is appreciated.

03-07-2004, 09:43 PM
Bobcat is made by Textron, makers of Ransomes, Jacobsoen, Steiner, Ryan, Bunton etc...Plenty of folks on this site use them and like them. This particular unit sounds a bit underpowered with a 60" deck 18hp combo. Most commercial ZTR's have at least a 23 hp or bigger for that size deck. I'm not to keen on Briggs motors for commercial mowers. I prefer Honda or Kohler or Kawasaki. Tell him good luck.

Green lawns
03-07-2004, 10:02 PM

We run a Bob-Cat-ZT125 with the integrated grass collection system. Its a 48" deck and the 25hp Kohler V-twin. This will be its 3rd season. Its a great machine, built very well no problems at all with the mower. Cuts wet or dry, deep deck and a good strip without a kit. Your cousin will not be disappointed with the excetion of maybe the Briggs engine and only 18hp.

Fireman D
03-07-2004, 10:59 PM
I run 2 bob-cat mowers. One is a 52" ZTR with 19hp Kaw. The other is a 48" wb with the 14hp Kaw. No problems at all.

03-07-2004, 11:20 PM
ive ran two bobcat mowers, 64'' forget what size and type engines i believe 23 hp. they were great for me, no abnormal problems. good luck

General Grounds
03-07-2004, 11:33 PM
:blob3: i own 7 bobcat machines, i of which is a 54", with a 25 kohler, besides just replacing the engine at 3500 hours the machine was flawless, i change the belts annually and just keep up with normal maintenence, great cut by the way. good luck i think you'll like them. tony