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Old 04-27-2011, 10:42 AM
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Bobcat ZTR Mower?

Guys, I own and operate a Fert and squirt company. I don't do mowing other than my personal lawn. My local small engine repair shop also sells mowers. The line he carries and recommends is Bobcat. Are these good quality mowers? They appear to be. I want something that will last even though I'll just be using it on my own lawn. I figured I'd ask the Pros. Thanks in advance for any and all opinions.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:50 AM
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Yes. Most all Bobcat mowers are great and durable machines. But just like anything, they need proper matienance. Check out exmark as well
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:56 AM
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Yes, I am versed in the maintenance routine. I own 2 Z-sprays that we operate. I see the exmarks, graveley's and grasshoppers out and about all the time. I just haven't seen bobcats. That may be because he is small and the only local dealer.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:12 PM
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bobcat mowers are very good quality, thats the majority of ztrs you see in my area due to a high volume dealer that blows them out. I know one guy that has a couple with 3,000+ hrs; just overhauls the motors every 1500, but youre gonna have to do that with all air cooled kohlers
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:04 PM
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Bobcat's

I've got the BobCat Fast Cat Pro with 48" deck and 20HP Kawasaki for use with small yards, and I've used it on some 2 acre yards at times. I love it. Got the Gator mulching blades and they work well on the machine. Good, solid machine. Don't think you can go wrong.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:36 PM
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We run 3 of them. They are solid machines. I would have to say they are one of the best value/feature mowers out there. One of them that we run is a '97 model (I believe).
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Yes. Most all Bobcat mowers are great and durable machines. But just like anything, they need proper matienance. Check out exmark as well
You dont even own a mower and your giving advice on buying mowers???
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:49 PM
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They are really good mowers and reasonably priced. I have a friend of mine here thats a dealer and got stuck with a big Predator Pro 61" with a 37hp kawasaki he ordered for a guy and they never picked up. I know he needs to move it, would prolly take $10000 for it, I would have to ask. We are not to far from Texarkana....
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:07 PM
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I have a 36 inch bobcat belt drive.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:36 PM
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Bobcat is in the same category as Scag or Exmark. Its a Ford Chevy Dodge thing really.

I ran bobcats for years, the price was always within a couple hundred bucks give or take of the scags and exmarks so that was never a deciding factor.
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