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Old 06-06-2011, 10:25 PM
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I seriously considered a new bobcat z-mower solely on the price it was thousands less then the exmark.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:19 AM
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I do not know on how old ure machine is , the blade tip speed has increased allot compared to the older mowers, IMO the 26 hp is plenty enough to power the 61 inch deck, Being a dealer I could give you a number of reasons to buy one, but the easiest way is to demo one. Myself personally, I would compare the bobcats cut to an exmark any day of the week
Thanks for responding! My Bobcat is a 2006 or so. My local dealer doesn't have a 61" model to demo... Maybe I could talk him into it. He said he would let me take it out if I were serious. The machine is about $2,100 cheaper than a comparible Exmark. I know there is a huge difference in cut between my Bobcat and my Vantage.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:07 PM
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The blade tip spped has increase alot on the 61" decks , its right around 18850. the 52decks are 18450 I believe ,The 61 does not clump as bad as the older ones , When I sold them years ago I would not order nothing without a kawi, The four I ordered this yr has the fx series, they sound gd but have had major valve train recalls the 34 ate up cylinder with 13.2 I replaced the motor under warrenty for the cust. IMO the FH series were bullet proof,
Not sure about increasing alot since the belts and pulley sizes have not changed. Any ZT200/Procat with a 61" deck uses the same belt sizes. For speeds to change those things would need to change as well.

I have an old article somewhere that lists the blade speeds of the Bobcats and does some math on how much nonsesne blade speed really is. Its a PDF. I will try to remember to post it if I can find it.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:07 PM
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.......... I would compare the bobcats cut to an exmark any day of the week
I would buy a Bobcat over a eXmark any day of the week.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:28 PM
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Not sure about increasing alot since the belts and pulley sizes have not changed. Any ZT200/Procat with a 61" deck uses the same belt sizes. For speeds to change those things would need to change as well.

I have an old article somewhere that lists the blade speeds of the Bobcats and does some math on how much nonsesne blade speed really is. Its a PDF. I will try to remember to post it if I can find it.
Th g series mowers only have one belt
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:52 PM
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Th g series mowers only have one belt
Yes I know. I was talking about the ZT200/Procats that were all the same for 10-15 years. And not much could have changed from the F to the G's because they were already over 18000.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:54 PM
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I do believe the zt200 with the 60 deck 23 hp kawi had a blade tip speed of16500 , this mower was sold to the cust , in 03, it does not shoot the grass no where compared to the new ones
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:05 PM
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I just bought a Bob-Cat today. ProCat 29 HP FX KAW 52" With a collection system tripple bagger the thing is sick. You can pack & forget to turn on the blower and clog the discharge tube then turn it on and it will suck all the wet clogged grass. It's insane if you get a chance demo this model it has the new collection system. The cost with tax out the door with the collection system was 9,926.94 We have 6.25% tax here in Ma. it was $583.94 just in tax.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:20 PM
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Can you take some pics, I would love to see the collection system.

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Old 06-09-2011, 07:27 AM
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I'm not sure how to post pictures on this site i have to figure it out.
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