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BOB-CATA(R) Introduces All-New XRZ(TM) Zero-Turn Mower

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JOHNSON CREEK, WIS., March 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --



Highlights:

  • Offers operator comfort features like an elastomeric vibration control seat and 22-inch drive wheels
  • Equipped with TufDeck™ Professional-Grade Mower Deck in 48-, 52- and 61-inch widths
  • Kawasaki® engines and Hydro-Gear® transaxles produce up to 8 mph ground speed

BOB-CAT, a leading brand of walk-behind and zero-turn riding lawn mowers, introduces its newest mower, the BOB-CAT XRZ. The XRZ is a rugged, professional-grade zero-turn mower designed for large property owners and homeowners who want to mow like the professionals.

The new BOB-CAT XRZ features a comfortable, high-backed elastomeric vibration control (EVC) seat, which provides all-day comfort. Wide, 22-inch rear-drive wheels ensure a smooth ride, help protect the turf and provide increased traction on slopes.

The XRZ features the new BOB-CAT TufDeck™ Professional-Grade Mower Deck with a patented Double-Wave Baffle System that makes grass stand up for a clean cut. The XRZ is available in 48-, 52- and 61-inch deck sizes. Cutting height is easily adjusted with a quick-lift foot pedal that allows cutting heights from 1.5 to 4.875 inches.

Powered by reliable Kawasaki® FR engines and propelled by Hydro-Gear® ZT-3100 transaxles, the new BOB-CAT XRZ mows at speeds up to 8 miles per hour. The large, 6-gallon fuel tank gives the XRZ plenty of runtime for cutting even the largest lawns.

"We often hear from homeowners who want a professional-grade zero-turn mower, but don't quite need all of the premium features of our PREDATOR-PRO™, PROCAT™ or FASTCAT™ PRO mowers," says BOB-CAT President and COO Pat Cappucci. "The XRZ is perfect for homeowners who want to mow like a pro, as well as contractors who are new to the lawn maintenance industry."

Learn more about the all-new BOB-CAT XRZ zero-turn riding mower, set up a test drive with an authorized BOB-CAT dealer or contact BOB-CAT toll free at 866-469-1242.

ABOUT BOB-CAT

Be Good At All Things. But Be Great At Three. Words we live by. BOB-CAT researchers, designers, and engineers are relentless in their quest for a better way to tame your jungle. It shows in our mowers. They cut better, for more perfectly manicured lawns. They last longer, thanks to their industrial strength components and unmatched build quality. And they're easier to own because of their uniquely quick and accessible maintenance features. To really get into our technologies, visit http://www.grassneversleeps.com.

BOB-CAT Mowers are proudly made in America. To locate an authorized BOB-CAT dealer near you, visit the BOB-CAT website at http://www.bobcatturf.com.

BOB-CAT is a registered trademark of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. Use of the name BOB-CAT in print must be all capital letters with a hyphen between the words "BOB" and "CAT" as used within this media release.

ABOUT SCHILLER GROUNDS CARE, INC.

Schiller Grounds Care creates and brings to market a broad variety of quality landscaping, gardening and turf care equipment for residential and commercial use under the brand names of BOB-CAT, Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis, Ryan and Steiner. To learn more about Schiller Grounds Care and its various brands of power equipment, visit http://www.schillergc.com.

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Source: BOB-CAT