Bobcat Co.'s ZT5000 Zero-Turn Wins 2024 Mower Madness Tournament

The ZT5000 Zero-Turn from Bobcat Co. took home the crown for this year's Mower Madness Championship. Check out more details about the mower and how this year's games panned out.

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Bobcat Co.'s ZT5000 zero-turn won Green Industry Pros' 2024 Mower Madness competition, a virtual social media event modeled after the NCAA Basketball March Madness Tournament.

In the final game, which took place April 8, the ZT5000 garnered more votes over Toro's ZMaster 4000 W/ MyRide to take home the championship. The final four included Toro and Bobcat Co., along with John Deere's QuikTrak Q850R Stand-On and Exmark's Lazer Z V-Series.

The annual competition allows Green Industry Pros' social media audience to decide on their favorite mower for the year. 

The champion

The ZT5000 features a durable, 23.5-hp Kawasaki engine for reliable starts, smooth power output and ground speeds up to 11 mph. The Hydro-Gear ZT-3800 hydrostatic transaxles deliver smooth and steady power for precise operator control and highly productive mowing performance. It's equipped with an AirFX cutting system with a deep-deck design and air-gap baffles that increases vacuum, lifting grass to the blade.The ZT5000 is available with two cutting deck sizes: a 52-inch or 61-inch deck.

Other key features of the ZT5000 include:

  • Large, 24-inch drive tires for a smooth ride, ample ground clearance and minimal ground disturbance
  • Heavy-duty, tubed-steel frame for increased durability
  • Conveniently located tie-down points for simple trailering and transportation
  • Dual fuel tanks provide 7.8 gallons of total capacity for fewer stops and more mowing time
  • Ergonomic controls for greater operator comfort and reduced fatigue
  • Tool-free oil drain for quick and easy oil changes
  • Large variety of optional features including a grass-collection system, laser-edge blades, grass-striping kit, mulching kit and light kit

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