What do y'all know about Bobcat ZTR's? Any good?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hartlawnmain, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. hartlawnmain

    hartlawnmain LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering if any of you have any experience with the Bobcat Ztr's. My cousin just bought one, 60" with the 18 hp Briggs Vanguard. Your feedback is appreciated.
  2. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    Bobcat is made by Textron, makers of Ransomes, Jacobsoen, Steiner, Ryan, Bunton etc...Plenty of folks on this site use them and like them. This particular unit sounds a bit underpowered with a 60" deck 18hp combo. Most commercial ZTR's have at least a 23 hp or bigger for that size deck. I'm not to keen on Briggs motors for commercial mowers. I prefer Honda or Kohler or Kawasaki. Tell him good luck.
  3. Green lawns

    Green lawns LawnSite Member
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    We run a Bob-Cat-ZT125 with the integrated grass collection system. Its a 48" deck and the 25hp Kohler V-twin. This will be its 3rd season. Its a great machine, built very well no problems at all with the mower. Cuts wet or dry, deep deck and a good strip without a kit. Your cousin will not be disappointed with the excetion of maybe the Briggs engine and only 18hp.
  4. Fireman D

    Fireman D LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    I run 2 bob-cat mowers. One is a 52" ZTR with 19hp Kaw. The other is a 48" wb with the 14hp Kaw. No problems at all.
  5. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    ive ran two bobcat mowers, 64'' forget what size and type engines i believe 23 hp. they were great for me, no abnormal problems. good luck
  6. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: i own 7 bobcat machines, i of which is a 54", with a 25 kohler, besides just replacing the engine at 3500 hours the machine was flawless, i change the belts annually and just keep up with normal maintenence, great cut by the way. good luck i think you'll like them. tony

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