It’s time to get ready for lawn-growing and mowing season. If you’re thinking about a new mower, here’s eight new models to consider.
Bad Boy Redesigns the Compact Outlaw and Maverick Zero Turn
The Outlaw Class of zero turn mowers features the Outlaw Extreme and Outlaw, and both were built blades up from professional users and owners input and wish-lists. Bad Boy has improved it year after year – but still at its core, is the heart of every Bad Boy Mower that came before it. Powerful engine options, coupled with a choice of Hydro-Gear® drive systems, makes it a tough mower with the right mix of power for professionals but priced for homeowners.
The Maverick Series is a mower in a class by itself: a commercial-grade mower with Integrated Drive System featuring their patented EZ-Ride ® System.
Entirely independent front and rear vibration absorbing compression shocks let the Maverick glide over uneven terrain. Underneath the stylish good looks is the same reliable steel, all-welded and fabricated frame and deck that Bad Boy is known for. Packing your choice of power plants — Kohler® or Kawasaki® high-performance engines — you’ll bring all the power to bear on whatever you’re mowing. Their new tanks are quick to handle all the controls and lots of storage, including your favorite beverage.
Exmark Now Offers RED Technology in Both Gas and Diesel-Powered Options
Exmark’s 2018 Lazer Z machines feature RED-equipped EFI-gasoline Kawasaki (Lazer Z S-Series) and Kohler (Lazer Z X-Series) engine options, as well as state-of-the-art RED-equipped Yanmar diesel engines on the Lazer Z Diesel mowers. Working in tandem with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) and E-Gov technologies, RED Technology increases engine responsiveness, allowing reduced RPM levels for improved fuel efficiency and reduced noise. The RED equipped Lazer Z mowers also features ExMark’s UltraCut deck technology and are available in 52”, 60”, 72” and 96” cutting widths.
Whatever combination you choose, operators will ride in unrivaled comfort thanks to the unique seating system. There’s even a standard 12-volt adapter to keep devices charged. Exmark’s Lazer Z zero-turn lawn mowers save on precious time because they are easily maneuverable and straightforward to use.
When you have a large lawn to maintain, the Lazer Z can make all the difference in the world. The Lazer Z also makes it easy to cut closely around obstacles like flowerbeds and bushes.
Kommander Line Expanded by Kubota
Kubota’s residential innovation turns mowing into a power trip and manages to keep your budget trim, too. Engineered exceptionally for the homeowners with exclusive, easy-to-use features. Kubota recently added the all-new Kommander Z122R with 42” deck. Maneuver in and out of intricate spaces smoothly and with ease while delivering the power you need to get the job done quickly.
Like the rest of the Kommander lineup, the Z122R offers unmatched ergonomics and comfort to keep you working efficiently all day at an affordable price.
Ferris’ New 400S Zero Turn Mower and Redesigned IS® 600Z
If you are looking for the benefits of a commercial-grade ZTR at an entry-level price, you should take a look the new Ferris® 400S. In addition to adding this entry-level option to its Ferris brand of commercial mowing products, Briggs & Stratton Corporation is also releasing upgrades to the popular IS® 600Z.
The 400S includes many of the attributes of Ferris’ higher-end commercial offerings – ergonomic seats with armrests, commercial-grade spindle bearings, rear suspension and large fuel capacity – at a cost that won’t break the bank.
The Ferris 400S features an independent, broad rear progressive coil-over-shock suspension. When combined with performance features such as a large 48” mower deck, 20” drive tires and 10” caster tires, operators will enjoy an effortless ride while quickly tackling jobs at up to 8mph.
The Ferris 400S is powered by either a Briggs & Stratton® Commercial Series or Kawasaki® engine. The mower features a solid rod cable-less drive mechanism and 1” aluminum spindles.
Updates to the Ferris IS 600Z includes the addition of a 52-inch, flat-nosed commercial mowing deck so that you can select the best deck for your unique cutting needs. The durable Hydro-Gear® ZT-3200™ 1.125” axle allows for heavier loads with standard shock valves for added system protection. A new mid-back seat includes armrests and adjustable positioning for added comfort. Large springs mounted under the seat to provide additional support while mowing.
Commercial Grade Performance With a Residential Price: Spartan’s New RZ Series
Don’t dread hills or sharp turns – American-made Spartan Mowers are custom-built with traction in mind. The tires, overall low center of gravity and weight distribution work in harmony to tackle any harsh terrain.
Spartan Mower’s newest model, the Spartan RZ Series, performs like a commercial grade mower with a residential price. For lawns of all sizes, the RZ Pro is Spartan’s most affordable option. It comes equipped with the standard features that make Spartan stand out from the rest – GT Trac for the best incline traction, secure touch brake system, the ergonomic cockpit, foot assist easy-lift deck, their simplistic design for easy add-ons and maintenance, and the state-of-the-art push start instrument panel.
Dixie Chopper’s Eagle HP
Dixie Chopper’s Eagle HP provides the ultimate mowing experience with an unmatched combination of speed, power, performance, advanced operator controls, and comfort. The Parker® HTG series transmissions deliver super smooth steering up to 14 miles per hour in a reliable and efficient drivetrain. Equipped with the industry preferred Kawasaki® FX or Kohler® EFI engines up to 35hp for trusted performance and reliability.
Offered in cutting widths of 60”, 66”, and 72”, the Eagle HP’s deck features a deep 7-gauge shell to handle more volume when tackling through tough grass. Springer forks help absorb rough terrain and provide a smoother ride. High-back bolstered design with padded armrests, recline, lumbar, and ISO mounted platform offers the best riding experience.
Newly Redesigned Simplicity Regent™ Lawn Tractor
With commercially-inspired and comfort enhancing feature, Briggs & Stratton’s Simplicity® Zero Turn Mowers can make short work of big, beautiful yards.
The newly redesigned Simplicity Regent™ Lawn Tractor lineup now includes two suspension models with new contoured seats, and all five models boast updated styling, improved tires and electric height-of-cut to allow users to quickly adjust the grass cutting height with the simple touch of a switch.
The new 2018 Regent Lawn Tractor lineup includes a dominant performance with a reliable 724cc Briggs & Stratton Professional Series™ V-Twin engine. Operators can electronically adjust cutting height from 1.5- to-4 inches, and updated tires with improved tread design for better traction. Free-floating mower deck for easy start-up and enhanced power, and new hood styling and heat management with an LED headlight bar.
Snapper’s® New SPX™ Lawn Tractor Line
Briggs & Stratton Corporation recently introduced their new Snapper SPX™ Lawn Tractor lineup. The SPX Lawn Tractor series includes two, 23-gross HP 1/724cc mowers, available with either a 42” or 46” mower deck, and two, 25-gross HP 1/724cc mowers, available with a 42” or 48” fabricated mower deck. All four of the SPX Lawn Tractors have a rugged Tuff-Torq® K46 hydrostatic transmission. When paired with one of Briggs & Stratton®’s powerful engines, homeowners will appreciate the performance delivered with every mow.
Buyers can select a Briggs & Stratton Intek™ Series V-Twin or a Briggs & Stratton Professional Series™ V-Twin engine to deliver rugged power. SPX mowers are ergonomically designed to include a new contoured seat and new LED headlights on a redesigned, sleek modern hood. An integrated hour meter, a standard feature on 25/42 FAB and 25/48 FAB models – allows operators to track the number of hours of use to help ensure critical maintenance doesn’t go overlooked.