When we were kids, it was a big thrill to drive around on the riding mower in first gear—without the blades running—and under the careful supervision of our parents. That feeling was soon replaced by heat exhaustion, fatigue and frustration after we were appointed full-time lawn care specialist by our somewhat smug parents. For many of you with your own lawn care companies now, though, riding a mower is still a delight, and better than spending the day inside a stuffy office listening to a stuffy supervisor.

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RIDING MOWERS

Bad Boy

AOS Diesel
• HP/Engine: 28 or 35 hp Caterpillar
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 60 or 72 inches
• Feature: Front and rear rubber compression shocks


BOB-CAT

FastCat
• HP/Engine: 17, 19 or 21 hp
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 36 to 52 inches
• Feature: Fully dampened twin-lever with adjustable controls


Bunton

Missile
• HP/Engine: 26, 33 or 37 hp
• Deck Mount: N/A
• Cutting Width: 52 to 72 inches
• Feature: Twin, hydro-gear variable displacement pumps


Bush Hog

Commercial Series Zero-Turn
• HP/Engine: 21 or 25 hp Kawasaki; 23 hp Kohler
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 49, 55 or 61 inches
• Feature: Fully floating, rolled-edge deck


Country Clipper

The Boss
• HP/Engine: 25 or 26 hp Kawasaki; 27 or 30 hp Kohler
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 52, 60 or 72 inches
• Feature: Electronic Fuel Ignition


Cub Cadet

RECON
• HP/Engine: 23 or 25 hp Kohler Command
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 48 and 60 inches
• Feature: Tapered roller bearing spindles


Dixie Chopper

LP3000
• HP/Engine: Generac
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 60 or 72 inches
• Feature: Propane-powered engine


EverRide

Warrior
• HP/Engine: 25 hp Kawasaki or 27 hp Kohler
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 54, 60 or 66 inches
• Feature: EverFlow Tunnel Deck


Exmark

Lazer Z EFI
• HP/Engine: 28 hp Kohler EFI
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 60 inches
• Feature: Four-ply MultiTrac drive tires


Ferris

IS1500ZX
• HP/Engine: 28 hp Vanguard
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 61 inches
• Feature: Foot-operated deck lift


Grasshopper

721DT
• HP/Engine: 20.9 hp Kubota
• Deck Mount: Front-mount
• Cutting Width: 48, 52 or 61 inches
• Feature: T-Drive hydrostatic transmission


Gravely

Compact 44Z and 48Z
• HP/Engine: 19 hp Kawasaki
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 44 and 48 inches
• Feature: X-Factor deck


Great Dane

Brutus
• HP/Engine: 25 hp Kawasaki or 27 hp Kohler
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 52 or 61 inches
• Feature: Twin 12cc hydraulic pumps


Harper

ATM72LC
• HP/Engine: 30.2 hp Yanmar
• Deck Mount: Belly-mount
• Cutting Width: 72 inches
• Feature: Can mow slopes up to 34 degrees


Husqvarna

Commercial Zero-Turn
• HP/Engine: 17 to 34 hp
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 42 to 72 inches
• Feature: Combi Mulch Deck option


Hustler

Super Z
• HP/Engine: Honda, Kawasaki or Kohler
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 54, 60, 66 or 72 inches
• Feature: Wide stance, low center of gravity


Ingersoll Tractor

4000 and 4200 Series
• HP/Engine: 18 to 23 hp Vanguard
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 44, 48 or 60 inches
• Feature: HyDriv System


John Deere

Z-Trak Pro 800 Series
• HP/Engine: 22, 25, 26, 27 or 31 hp Kawasaki
• Deck Mount: N/A
• Cutting Width: 48, 54, 60 or 72 inches
• Feature: Mulch-On-Demand Deck


Kubota

ZD-300 Series
• HP/Engine: 21, 26 or 31 hp Kubota
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 54, 60 or 72 inches
• Feature: One-touch seat adjustment


Kut Kwick

SuperSlopeMaster SSM38-72D
• HP/Engine: 38 hp Yanmar
• Deck Mount: Front-mount
• Cutting Width: 72 inches
• Feature: Can operate on 40-degree slopes


Land Pride

ZXT Pro
• HP/Engine: Honda, Kawasaki, Briggs & Stratton
• Deck Mount: N/A
• Cutting Width: 54 or 60 inches
• Feature: Choice of seats


Lastec

Articulating Commercial Mowers
• HP/Engine: 28 to 36 hp
• Deck Mount: N/A
• Cutting Width: 80 or 100 inches
• Feature: Four or five articulating decks


Montana Tractor

M2T2860D
• HP/Engine: 28 hp Caterpillar
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 60 inches
• Feature: Six anti-scalp rollers


New Holland

MC Commercial Front Mower
• HP/Engine: 22, 28 and 35 hp
• Deck Mount: Front-mount
• Cutting Width: 60 to 84 inches
• Feature: Available automatic 4WD


Rich

Convertible
• HP/Engine: 17 to 30 hp Kohler and Kawasaki
• Deck Mount: Front-mount
• Cutting Width: 48, 52 or 61 inches
• Feature: Converts to hydro walk-behind


Rugged Performance

MowHawk Z62
 • HP/Engine: 35 hp Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, Kawasaki
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 62 inches
• Feature: Electric deck lift


Scag

Turf Tiger
• HP/Engine: Up to 35 hp
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 52, 61 or 72 inches
• Feature: Ground speeds up to 12 mph


Toro

Z400 and Z500 Series
• HP/Engine: 21 hp Kawasaki or 27 hp Kohler
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 48, 52 or 60 inches
• Feature: Steel front reinforcement guard


Venture Products

Ventrac 4231TD power unit
• HP/Engine: 31 hp Vanguard
• Deck Mount: Front-mount attachment
• Cutting Width: 60 or 72 inches
• Feature: Heavy-duty hydrostatic drive


Walker

Walker Mower Line
• HP/Engine: 13 to 31 hp
• Deck Mount: Front-mount
• Cutting Width: 36 to 74 inches
• Feature: Decks tilt up to 90 degrees


Wright

Stander RH
• HP/Engine: 17 or 19 hp Kawasaki
• Deck Mount: N/A
• Cutting Width: 36, 42, 48 or 52 inches
• Feature: Operator Balance Control


Yazoo/Kees

Max 2 & Mid-Max
• HP/Engine: 17 to 30 hp
• Deck Mount: Mid-mount
• Cutting Width: 48 to 72 inches
• Feature: Welded reinforcement strip on deck


ACCESSORIES

4M

4M offers a hydraulic string trimmer attachment with a 3 hp engine and a cutting diameter of 20 inches. Flow control valve controls speed of trimmer head.


Accelerator

Accelerator manufactures premium-grade, side-mount aluminum grass catchers and leaf extenders in sizes ranging from 3.3 to 11 cubic feet.


Butler & Co.

The Vulcher II safety mulcher fits decks from 32 to 72 inches, allows four styles of mowing and adjusts for different conditions manually or by remote.


EarthWay

The M40 Broadcast Spreader has a 3,350-cubic-inch, rustproof hopper with a 175-pound load-bearing capacity. Spread pattern adjusts from 4 to 25 feet.


Encore

Encore’s grass catcher can hold 7 bushels for 42 to 61-inch models and 11 bushels for 52 to 72-inch models. All-steel impeller with reinforced blower housing.


JRCO

The Tine Rake Dethatcher removes embedded thatch and leaves and combs up matted turfgrass while mowing. Available in 36, 46 and 60-inch widths.


Jungle Jim’s

The Mower Trimmer Rack stores a trimmer directly on a mower within arm’s reach. The rack also has locking capabilities to prevent rattling and theft.


Kunz

AcrEase Wing Mowers can be pulled singly or in tandem behind or to the side. Fully floating, low-profile deck makes it easy to mow around and under trees.


MB Companies

The Model SHL-CT sweeper comes in 4, 5, 6 and 7-foot broom widths with a 25-inch diameter brush. Mounts to many commercial mower models.


MDI Products

MO-DECK spray from MDI Products lowers the adhesion of wet grass on mower decks, grass catchers and mulching mowers.


Peco

Peco’s collection system is athree-bag unit with 12, 13 or15-cubic-foot capacity options.A 12-cubic-foot aluminum boxis available.


ProLawn

The Shielded Sprayer/Spreader, in widths from 52 inches to 15 feet, features ball flow indicators, flow jet/tee jet components and transport/storage stands.


Scag

The Clam Shell collection system features a 12-bushel, dump-from-the-seat hopper and a vertically mounted, all-steel, spindle-driven blower assembly.


SourceOne

The Plugr Tow Pro is a 45-inch reciprocating aerator with spoons driven by an independent 12 hp engine. Capacity is up to 84,000 square feet per hour at 4 mph.


Toro

The Cool Tops 12-volt electric fan mounts to rollover protection systems, features an S-blade Trimline fan and delivers an output of 1,800 CFM airflow.


TrimmerTrap

Blade Blocker is an operator-controlled mower deck discharge baffle operating inside the discharge shield. Install on zero-turn or standup riders.


W.E. Chapps

The Deluxe Rider/Z Cover is waterproof and abrasion and tear-resistant. Strong elastic around base and eight metal D-rings secure cover for open trailer transporting.


Wright

The powered grass collection system holds up to 8 bushels for 48-inch models and 12 bushels for 61-inch models. Will not affect the mower’s profile.


York

TA1 and TA2 trailer-type rakes offer optional grader blade assemblies. The rake/blade can be angled to discharge material to the left or right.

Check out the guides to Compact Tractors & Attachments, Trimmers & Accessories, and Edgers & Accessories in the April issue of Turf!