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Review Opinion: Bobcat fast cat pro 52

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bundy014, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Bundy014

    Bundy014 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Hi Guys,
    Can anyone give me opinions on Bobcat fast cat pro 52"
  2. Bundy014

    Bundy014 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    To the top
  3. hawaii

    hawaii LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 34

    Ya im interested too, trying to decide between the fast cat and the pro cat.
  4. Bundy014

    Bundy014 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I am trying to decide between the Fast cat 52 or Gravely ZT 52....
  5. hgh623

    hgh623 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I bought one last summer. I really like the mower,plenty of power , great cut better warranty .
    I was also thinking about a Gravely! Chose the Fast Cat Pro. FX Kawasaki, heavier deck after test driving both I liked the way the Bob Cat handled.
  6. Bundy014

    Bundy014 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    So, I am looking at a 2011 Fast Cat 52". Got the guy down to $4k...
    The cat has less than 50 hrs on it...
    What does everyone think of the price?
  7. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    What do you plan to do with it? If its just for your property and you dont have huge acreage the fastcat would be fine. If you plan to use it for lots of acreage or lots of hours commercially I would step up to the procat.
  8. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Bobcat makes very solid equipment built like a tank. We have been running a zt220 52in (pro cat with older stickers on it) for the last two years. One word of caution do not buy a bobcat with a briggs engine. The governor gear went out in ours with around 100 hrs on the clock. The engine had to be short blocked because of the loss of the governor gear. This was not the fault bobcat other than the fact that they put a terrible briggs engine on a great piece of equipment.
  9. Bundy014

    Bundy014 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Thanks B&M for the info. I am still waiting on info from the guy. He said he thought it was a 26hp Kawi KR. What is the difference in the motors again??? KX is the best one correct???
  10. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    FX is the top model. The fastcat pro comes with an FX.

    Now the low end fascat RZ models come with briggs or now they come with Kawasaki FR. FS is the middle line. FR is the residential line. They all use the same block. The difference is in carbs, blower housings, starters, air filters. I think the RZ models also have a bit cheaper transaxles.

    Honestly the Briggs engine on the old ZT218ES or other Procat machines isnt a bad thing. Its for people that wanted a good machine at a cheap price. The cheap price = not so great of an engine. Kawasaki = not as good of a price.

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