Does anyone on here use a Bob-Cat ZTR???

SMB

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Southwest VA
I have seen lots of disscussions on eXmark, Toro, Dixie Chopper, Scag, etc. but hardly any posts or anything on Bob-Cat ZTRs. In my opinion, our Textron Bob-Cat ZT219 ain't half bad! We've only had this machine since August and 76 hours, so what do we look out for failing on this machine?
Generally, my threads only get about 2 replys, so I'd be delighted to get 5!
 

brandy

LawnSite Member
Location
Pa.
Great machine 1650 hours two flat tires and one belt replaced. Bet you guys with the dixie choppers and exmarts can't compare to that!!!!!
 

Dave

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
RI
Originally posted by HOMER
I bet we can--and in that same 1650 hrs we have cut twice the amount of grass!

:p
I always thought 1650 hrs on a machine was 1650 hours I kinda dout you could cut twice the amount of grass in the same time,esp,if your machine had a 25 hp command.lets get real now
 

Greenman2ooo

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Location
Illinois
We have outdone ourselves since I am the sixth post to this thread.:)

I have never owner a Bobcat, but have heard nothing but good about them. I too wonder how one mower with 60" cut traveling at X miles an hour cuts twice as much as another brand 60" at that same speed?

I see most manufacturers have blade tip speeds above 18,000 fpm and DC is 19,000. Does a 3-4% increase in blade tip speed make a world of difference in finished cut and cutting speed? I felt the Exmark and Toro did as nice a job as the DC and were equally productive. Maybe I missed something when I demoed the DC the first time???



[Edited by Greenman2ooo on 01-19-2001 at 08:40 PM]
 

Ocutter

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
S. Jersey
I was wondering about Bobcats too. Not the factthat they are great machines but what others here use them. Round here theres at least 1 bobcat on everyones trailer
 
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SMB

SMB

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Southwest VA
YAHOO! 7 replies! :D I think that the blade speed is about 16500 FPM on our ZT219. This thing's heavy, too! I have it jacked up (to change a tire) with a scissor jack from a Tieyotee (Toyota) Camry and I had an awful time turning the crank on the jack! (Of course that's jacking up the whole side of the Bobcat.) In the manual it says it weighs 1025 with the 25 Kohler and 61" deck, so mine prob. weighs about 950.
 

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