Turf Magazine - March, 2014

PRODUCT FOCUS

Zero-Turn Mowers

Zero-turn riding mowers are sure to be the most important piece of equipment in your fleet. Known for their speed and maneuverability, zero-turn mowers can mow around tight areas and obstacles efficiently. he zero-turn design has been around since the mid 1960s and today every major mower manufacturer offers models in a nice selecting of cutting widths and horsepower ratings. In addition to gasoline and diesel-fuel models, mower suppliers now also promote and sell models that can run on propane. With all of these many different models, powertrain options (not to mention colors!) choosing the best mower for your unique uses can be overwhelming.

That's where this month's product focus comes in. Here you will find the latest models with the newest technology, along with attachments that can turn your mower into a total lawn care system.

And, don't forget, you can find additional information about the companies highlighted in red by visiting their advertisements in this issue!


Altoz, Inc.

The XC Z series comes in 53-, 61- and 72-inch cutting widths and features TorqFlex front suspension and SmarTrac digital monitoring system. Powered by 27 to 37 hp Kawasaki engines.

http://www.altoz.com

BOB-CAT

BOB-CAT's Predator-Pro line of commercial mowers are powered by digital fuel injection Kawasaki engines with E-Gov system, and available with 52-, 61- or 72-inch DuraDecks.

http://www.bobcatturf.com

Cub Cadet

With steering wheel control and four-wheel steering, the TANK SZ offers stability on all types of terrain. Kawasaki FX series commercial-grade engines deliver high horsepower and maximum torque.

http://www.cubcadet.com

Dixie Chopper

The Classic series has seen minimal changes to it's core design originally built in 1990. Many commercial mowing contractors trust the Classic models to get the job done quickly and leave a perfect finish.

http://www.dixiechopper.com

Encore

The Prowler is available with a 61- or 72-inch deck, and features a 28 hp Kawasaki engine, dual pumps and wheel motors, PTO drive shaft system, and maintenance free spindles.

http://www.encoreequipment.com

Exmark

Exmark has expanded its RED on-board intelligence technology to Lazer Z X-Series models with 52-inch UltraCut Series 6 cutting decks (60- and 72-inch decks also available).

http://exmark.com

Gravely

The Pro-Turn 400 features an X-Factor Deck with easy-lift deck system and dial-adjust height of cut. Kawasaki, Kohler EFI, Kubota Diesel or Kawasaki LP engine options available.

http://www.gravely.com

Husqvarna Group

The M-ZT series features intuitive operator interface, heavy-duty steel frame, steel deck that is mulch and collection capable, and high-back seat with armrests and adjustable ergonomic steering levers.

http://www.husqvarna.com

Hustler

The Hustler Super 104 features a Kawasaki 35 hp FX 1000 engine, and three separate mower decks: a 60-inch center deck and two 24-inch wing decks, which lift hydraulically.

http://www.hustlerturf.com

John Deere

The Z950 joins the M Series of ZTrak mowers. With a 27 hp engine, it is offered in 60-inch, 60-inch Mulch On Demand, and 72-inch widths, and comes with a 7-Iron deck.

http://www.johndeere.com

Kubota

Kubota's Z700-Series comes in three models with 48-, 54- and 60-inch cutting widths. Features Kohler Command V-Twin engines; thick, high-back adjustable seat; and deck height adjustment dial.

http://www.kubota.com

Land Pride

The ZT3 Series has a 27 hp Kawasaki engine, 60- or 72-inch deck, twin-lever hydrostatic steering, a 10 mph mowing speed, floating axle capability for enhanced traction and more.

http://www.landpride.com

Mean Green Mowers

The first lithium-powered electric all-day mowers feature a 52- or 60-inch deck, and the option of rear-discharge, mulching and side-discharge deck models.

http://www.meangreenmowers.com

Scag

The Scag Cheetah features an adjustable Operator Suspension System, and a 48-, 52-, 61- or 72-inch Velocity Plus cutter deck. Various high-horsepower gas engine options available.

http://www.scag.com

The Grasshopper Co.

The Professional Series features a 26 hp V-Twin engine, commercial-grade pump-and-wheel-motor drive system, and optional mulching or PowerVac collection system.

http://www.grasshoppermower.com

The Toro Co.

The Z Master Professional 5000 Series features rear-discharge decks, and 60- and 72-inch cutting widths. Two blades rotate clockwise and one blade counter-clockwise to spread clippings evenly.

http://www.toro.com

Worldlawn Power Equip.

The Cobra features sealed, maintenance-free spindles, a canister-style air filter, Kawasaki FX series v-twin engine, a Warner Electric clutch, dual Hydro Gear pumps and Parker wheel motors.

http://www.worldlawn.com

Attachments

JRCO

The Tine Rake Dethatcher features flexible tines that allow zero-turning while raking. Available in 36-, 46- and 60-inch widths and quickly attaches to the JRCO universal mount bar.

http://www.jrcoinc.com

M-B Companies

The Navigator Rotary Broom, manufactured and marketed by M-B Companies, transforms the Exmark zero-turn mower into a multipurpose machine in minutes.

http://www.m-bco.com

Spyker Spreaders

The Electric Spreader has a 120-pound hopper with a 220-pound hopper extension available. Features variable speed control that adjusts spread width and Accu-Way spread pattern control.

http://www.spyker.com

UTECO

The ZRATOR is a steerable, front-mount core plug aerator designed to allow aeration in all directions without raising the tines. No additional weights needed.

http://www.zrator.com