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

hartlawnmain

LawnSite Member
Location
Charlotte, NC
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.
 

bayfish

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Maryland
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.
 

Green lawns

LawnSite Member
Location
Boise, Idaho
hartlawnmain:

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.
 

stslawncare

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
DE
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
 

General Grounds

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Manalapan,nj
: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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