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Bobcat ZTR Mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ted putnam, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    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.
  2. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 507

    Yes. Most all Bobcat mowers are great and durable machines. But just like anything, they need proper matienance. Check out exmark as well
  3. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    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.
  4. pressley10r

    pressley10r LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 100

    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
  5. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    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.
  6. tjjn06

    tjjn06 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 76

    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).

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    You dont even own a mower and your giving advice on buying mowers???
  8. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,421

    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....
  9. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 507

    I have a 36 inch bobcat belt drive.
  10. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    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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