Bob-Cat Acquires Eastman Mowers

Eastman’s heavy-duty 21-inch walk mower helps to round out Bob-Cat’s current offering of 32- to 61-inch walk mowers.

Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., a leading manufacturer of lawn and garden power equipment, has acquired all of the assets related to the Eastman Industries 21-inch commercial heavy-duty mower family. The new models in the acquisition will be added to Schiller’s Bob-Cat brand of commercial mowers.

Bob-Cat currently offers full-size, commercial walk-behind mowers with deck sizes from 32 up to 61 inches. With this addition, Bob-Cat further expands their offerings to lawn care professionals by rounding out their walk-behind lineup.

“We’ve been looking to get back into the 21-inch walk-behind market for a while now, and the acquisition of this product was a perfect fit,” said Matt Donohue, brand director for Schiller Grounds Care. “We know that this addition to the Bob-Cat family will help us continue to comprehensively serve our commercial customers, giving them the top-quality equipment they need to get the job done.”

This 21-inch commercial mower lineup will boast pro-quality features, including a cast aluminum deck, optional three-speed transmission, and many other high-quality features that uphold the Bob-Cat reputation for quality and durability, Bob-Cat says.

Bob-Cat will begin production on these mowers in 2017 at their Johnson Creek, WI, facility.