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Help! Bobcat mower ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by guyo42, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. guyo42

    guyo42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I am looking at a new ztr mower and am considering bobcat preadator or procat. Would appreciate some feedback on these from contractors that use one.

    Thanks guy
  2. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,331

    Bought a new ProCat 27 Kohler 61 or 60. Good mower for the money. Cut great and striped good. Good ride. But did not like wet or real thick grass. Clumped bad. I only gave around 6700 for it. Traded it back in for another Scag.
  3. hawaii

    hawaii LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 34

    I have had ten of them over the last 14 years, all have been great mowers with zero problem with the exemption of wear items. Cut great, good on hills and uneven terrain never a problem in wet or long grass IMO, can't go wrong with a bobcat.
  4. npfaff

    npfaff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Have ProCat 61 with 29 Kaw cuts great had problems with control lever linkage fixed under warranty kaw engine likes fuel though
  5. soonerfann

    soonerfann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Looking at a ProCat demo from the local dealer. Worried that is has the Kohler motor? It has 50 hours on it. How much discount should I expect?
  6. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    We have a 52in procat. It has been a good mower. DO NOT buy it with a briggs engine.
  7. PPS.inc

    PPS.inc LawnSite Member
    from Earth
    Messages: 116

    250 hrs on my 2012. Kohler 27, 61 cut. Procat model. Great mower. For me it's dixie, bobcat, or exmark. Nothing else would ever be considered. The cut is great. Discharge is great. Wet/long grass is no issue. Buying another in a cpl weeks. I like Kohler better than Kawi. Both r great but Kawi are an extra 750 and suck down petrol. I got 2kolhers with over 2500 hrs no issue. Just do the pm it's good.
  8. SSmith

    SSmith Banned
    Messages: 447

    I had to rent one for a day last year when my mower broke down. They're fairly dinky compared to the other brands. The cut was ok, though.
  9. PPS.inc

    PPS.inc LawnSite Member
    from Earth
    Messages: 116

    U clearly were not on a pro cat or a pred. Pro. Not dinky at all.... They r great mowers....
  10. SSmith

    SSmith Banned
    Messages: 447

    And you clearly have no idea what you're talking about. It was a pro-cat. The rental place I frequent weekly is now a Bobcat dealer. They're dinky. They're uncomfortable. I loathe them.

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