ztr mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by allabout, Mar 13, 2001.

  1. allabout

    allabout LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I was just wonder if everbody knows ztr is a brand name for dixon industries & they hold the trade mark. Here are brand names for other mowers

    Excel : Hustler
    toro:z master
    dixie chopper:D series
    scag:tiger cub
    dixon: ZTR
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I didn't know that. I went on their web site and after the letters ZTR was a register trade mark.
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    Guess Ill call mine a DTMTT.dont take much to turn
  4. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    I will not believe it!!! It can't be!!! Then what do we call what we normally called a "ZTR" type mower? Answers?
  5. allabout

    allabout LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    zero t r
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    You can describe a mower as a ZTR but you can't call it a ZTR.

    Dixon owns the name ZTR but not the description.
  7. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    Well you learn something new everyday, i always have seen that but never knew they owned it.Hmmmmmmmm
  8. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    I do know that Dixon has been building ZTR's for over 25 years and I had heard they owned the ZTR name. Dixon had a good idea. :)
  9. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    Excel Industries Inc (Hustler) patented the first front mount mower with drive wheel steering in 1964.
    Also, they patented the first dual path hydrostatic drive system in 1970.
    Amazing how all these companies have influenced the mowers that are being built today.
  10. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    I like Zero Radius Turning has any company registered (ZRT)it?

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