bobcat ztr

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Keep-a-cuttin, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. Keep-a-cuttin

    Keep-a-cuttin LawnSite Member
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    Hey All,
    I currently am running 2 scag 48 walk behinds/hydros and a Walker MT 48in. GHS, the walker is not practical for the larger lawns I am beginning to cut. I would like to get rid of it and buy a new ztr. My local Walker dealer that is going to give the best trade in price also carrys bobcats and toros. I was considering a bobcat, what is your opinions.
    Jason
     
  2. Turf Ranger

    Turf Ranger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    i dont own a bobcat/and have never used one. But some guys that cut a hoa by where i live use a bobcat and it has a great cut. but other than that, dont know much about them
     
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,666

    I had a Bobcat ZT200; 60" deck and 22hp Kohler. Most dependable mower of all the ZTR's I have owned. They are not as fast or as fancey as some, but I never had one breakdown in the 6 years I owned the machine. I decided to sell it this spring as dealer quit selling them and was not going to stock parts. I could kick myself for selling it now, I loved that machine. On the other hand, I had a Toro last year and sold it this spring. Did not cut as good as the old Bobcat, and was a troublesome machine overall. Bobcat ZTR's are well built. You will not regret buying one.:D
     
  4. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 446

    I ran the zt 200 for 3 years. Very dependable.
    I replaced filters regularly and the clutch 1 time in 1050 hours.
    Pretty funny though, traded it on a walker.
    The bobcat is a good machine, but you will want doubles when the grass gets thick.
    BTW, after putting on the speedup pulley,
    I am servicing the same lawns in the same time with a 52 sd deck that I was with the 61 on the bobcat.
    Makes you wonder...

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