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bobcat fastcat pro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by exclusive contracting, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. exclusive contracting

    exclusive contracting LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    are they any good any advice will help thanks
     
  2. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,240

    yes they good i have 1 for sale 600 hours 28efi kohler 61 inch 4800. i have 3 mowers and just need to sell one. i dont care what one sells all work great. but they are as good as all the good ones out like exmark, scag, hustler
     
  3. Grass Shark

    Grass Shark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7
    Posts: 662

    I dont like the jerkyness of the transaxles, and the tires are to small.
     
  4. exclusive contracting

    exclusive contracting LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    any suggestions on other ztm
     
  5. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,240

    what are you talking about? they have same size tires as all other ztr's and they are not jerky unless your steering dampeners are bad
     
  6. Grass Shark

    Grass Shark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7
    Posts: 662

    Well Milo first off all ZTR's don't have the same size tires! 2) the tires are 20"x 8" or optional 10" on fastcat pro, 99% of commercial ZTR tires are 22" x 12" and up! 3) the transaxles on a Fastcat Pro are Hydrogear ZT2800's and the only other machines that I can find with Hydrogear ZT2800 transaxles is residential. 4) I had a unit with Hydrogear ZT2800 transaxles and when you compare it to a pump and wheel motor system the hydrogear ZT2800 it is insanely unpleasent to drive (my machine was brand new with less than an hour on it, the dampers where not bad!). 5) WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? SINCE YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T HAVE THE ANSWERS, WHY SPEAK LIKE YOU DO?
     
  7. Grass Shark

    Grass Shark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7
    Posts: 662

    Sorry exclusive contracting, I wonder why Milo is selling his machine? Anyway I would suggest a real bobcat ProCat and up. Toro Z400 series, Hustler Z4, Exmark Laser Z, and a great buy for the money a gravely XDZ100 series or XDZ200 series. Make sure you get something with pumps and wheel motors not a unitized transaxle, thats how to tell a true commercial mower. Compare that bobcat fastcat specs to a Toro Titan HOMEOWNER mowers specs. It is the same exact thing except the toro has a Kohler, so does the Kawi turn the mower into a full commercial unit... I think not!
     
  8. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 793

    Actually zt2800's were made in a commercial model and a residential model the diffrence was steel cut gears in the pro model. They have now renamed them to a zt3100 to cut out on the confusion. There are still several of the original pro 2800 in the field. The fast cat is a smooth machine and the 61" fastcat is really smooth but it has the 3400 in it. transaxle machines are usually smoother than a pump wheel motor machine but to each there own!
     
  9. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 793

    Not that I care but the bobcat fastcat and a toro titan are two diffrent machines totally! Just look at the build diffrence in the two!
     
  10. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,240

    i have no clue about the lower models your taking about. i have the higest gas engine model they offered in 05 its a 61 inch 28hp efi kohler and i have 3 zero turn's a hustler super z, exmark lazer z and my bobcat. i am selling 1 of them i dont care what one i sell but all 3 have same front and rear tires 24 12 12 and the 6.5 by 6. and mine is not jerky and out of all 3 has the lightest nimble feel of any zero turn i owned and trust me i have owned ALOT of ztr's but i dont buy the low end crap any company makes. i might be wrong about the low end models but their top models are right up there with the rest of the big boys
     

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