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BOB-CAT Broadens FastCat Line with Introduction of New Pro 61 Mowers

Mark your 2009 GIE & EXPO map with a big red paw as a reminder to visit the BOB-CAT booth to see the new FastCat Pro 61, making its debut in Louisville this fall. BOB-CAT is poised to bring economy, utility and performance to the large property commercial landscaper with the introduction of the FastCat Pro 61 – a 61-inch deck zero-turn riding mower that is performance-packed and full-on commercial at a fraction of the weight of larger, harder riding units.

The new BOB-CAT FastCat Pro 61 offers power features that include; Hydro-Gear Commercial ZT-3400 Transaxles (optimized 12cc pump and motor) that provide for higher ground speed and higher load capabilities, a heavy-duty canister air filter for trouble-free performance, and your choice of commanding engine: 23hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard or 24 hp Kawasaki FX Series. BOB-CAT’s commercial triple-blade 61” DuraDeck™ with Extreme Discharge System, 4-point adjustment and 7 anti-scalp rollers supply a crisp, clean, even cut ensured by the Quick-Lift foot assist pedal that raises and lowers the deck without locking it into position, putting the operator in complete control over the terrain. Fully-dampened height adjustable operator controls cradle the thrown – a luxurious High-Back Flex-Suspension™ seat that utilizes calibrated resistance to provide for a smooth, vibration-free ride. The FastCat Pro 61 utilizes a lighter footprint and strategic weight distribution to reduce turf marking and tire slippage and the units’ 49-inch stance and 23-inch drive wheels provide for better ground clearance with superior traction for more precise handling.

Simply put, if you mow for a living – the FastCat Pro 61 is a must-try at this year’s GIE & EXPO. Visit BOB-CAT’s inside booth #4054 to learn more then give the new mowers a test drive at the BOB-CAT outside demo area (booth #7506D) located in the middle of all of the action where the Brat booth was in 2008.

BOB-CAT FastCat Pro 61 Features:

  • Briggs & Stratton 23hp Vanguard V-Twin Engine
  • Kawasaki 24hp FX Series V-Twin Engine
    • 2-Year Commercial Warranty
    • Donaldson Cyclopac HD Air Cleaner
    • Full Pressure Lube with Spin-On Oil Filter
    • Remote Drain Hose
  • Hydro-Gear Commercial ZT-3400 Transaxles
    • Cut Steel Gears
    • Integrated Parking Brake
    • Guarded Spin-On External Hydro Filter
    • Optimized 12cc Pump & Motor for Higher Ground Speeds
  • 61” Side Discharge DuraDeck™
    • Extreme Discharge System
    • 7 Adjustable Anti-Scalp Rollers
    • Molded Rubber Discharge Chute
    • Single Deck Drive Belt
  • Flex-Suspension™ Seat, High-Back
    • Center Mounted Slide Control
    • Height Adjustable Armrests
    • Low Frequency Vibration Dampening
  • 23” Drive Wheels
    • 49-inch Wide Stance Provides Excellent Traction, Stability & Handling
  • Warranty
    • Dual Choice 2-Year/2000 Hour or 5-Year/500 Hour

– Dual Choice 2-Year/2000 Hour or 5-Year/500 Hour

Can’t make it to Louisville or wait until October to learn more? Take an on-line tour of the new FastCat Pro 61 at www.fastcatpro.com and contact your local BOB-CAT dealer to schedule a demo. To locate a BOB-CAT dealer near you, use the ‘Dealer Locator’ link on the website or contact BOB-CAT toll-free at 1-866-469-1242 to speak to a representative.

BOB-CAT® FASTCAT PRO 61 SPECIFICATIONS:

Model No.                           942404F, 23hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard, V-Twin

                                           942405F, 24hp Kawasaki FX Series, V-Twin

Engine Specs:
Displacement –                     627 cc (23 hp B&S Vanguard engine)
Displacement –                     726 cc (24 hp Kawasaki FX engine)
Air Filtration                         Donaldson Cyclopac HD Air Cleaner – Canister
Fuel Capacity                        8.5 Gallons (dual tanks)
Lubrication                           Full Pressure – Spin-On Filter
Warranty (engine)                 2-Year Engine Commercial Warranty (by Manufacturer)

Deck Specs:
Model –                               61” DuraDeck – 4-Point Adjustable with Extreme Discharge System
Anti-Scalps                           7 Rollers – 13”
Cutter Spindle Type              Top Mounted 7” Diameter – 6 Bolt Maintenance-Free With 1” Shaft & Split Steel Pulleys
Cutter Spindle Bearings         Double-Sealed, Precision Ground Ball Bearings
Cutting Height                      1.5” – 4.875”
Deck Design                         Fabricated – Two Layer 10-Gauge Top Deck, Plus 7-Gauge Reinforcements – Reinforced Front Lip
Deck Drive                           125 lb. ft. Warner Electric Clutch – Single Belt Drive
Deck Baffle                          10-Guage, Fully Baffled Front & Rear
Deck Frame                          Formed & Welded Steel
Deck Lift                              Manual with Quick-Lift Foot Assist
Deck Skirts                          Formed & Welded Steel, 7-Gauge

Unit Specs:
Dimensions                       83″L x 73″W (chute down) x 47″H
Parking Brake                     Internal Integrated Brake
Seat                                    Flex-Suspension High Back w/Armrest Seat with Elastomeric Radial Bearing Suspension
Speed                                Mowing: Up to 10 mph
Ground: 10 mph Forward – 3.5 mph Reverse
Steering                              Adjustable, Fully Dampened Twin Lever
Transmission                    Hydro-Gear ZT-3400 Commercial Drive Transaxles
                                           Variable Displacement with Optimized 12cc Pump & Motor
Weight                                931 lbs.
Warranty                           Dual Choice: 2-Yr/2000 Hr or 5-Yr/500 Hr
(Engine and Battery Warranted Separately by Manufacturers)
Wheel Stance                      49” Wide
Tire Dimensions                  FRONT: 13” x 5” x 6”, 4-ply
                                           REAR: 23” x 10.5” x 12”

STANDARD FEATURES –

Digital Hour Meter, Cup Holder, Storage Area, Polyester Based Powder Coat Paint, Yellow Dichromate Plating, 12 Volt DC Accessory Outlet, High Back w/Armrest Flex-Suspension™ Seat, Accessory Outlet, Sealed Maintenance Free Battery, Replaceable/Serviceable Front Caster Supports, Adjustable Control Levers, Canister Air Filtration.

OPTIONAL FEATURES –

3.75 or 5-Bushel Dump Grass Catcher, 2-post Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS), fold-down with seat belt, 61” Mulch Baffle Kit, ECO Plate Kit, ZT Hitch Kit.

About BOB-CAT FastCat Zero-Turn Riding Mowers

In 2006, BOB-CAT introduced the compact FastCat line of zero-turn riding mowers – tough, affordable zero-turn riding mowers designed for the lawn care professional and discriminating homeowner. The FastCat line includes:

FastCat RZ: The FastCat RZ is designed for the large property owner who wants an affordable, commercial quality zero-turn mower that delivers a high quality of cut. The FastCat RZ doesn’t sacrifice comfort! The ergonomically designed controls and high back adjustable seat with armrests make mowing a pleasure.

  • Models:             42” Deck w/22hp Briggs & Stratton ELS V-Twin engine
  •                          52” Deck w/26hp Briggs & Stratton ELS V-Twin engine
  • Mowing Speed: up to 8 mph
  • Standard High-Back Bucket Seat w/Arm Rests
  • Hydro-Gear ZT-2800 Transaxles

FastCat Pro: The FastCat Pro is designed for the professional who demands a durable, functional zero-turn mower that performs day in and day out. The FastCat Pro features Canister Air Filtration, Hydro-Gear Transaxles, Commercial DuraDeck™ with Extreme Discharge System and a High-Back Flex-Suspension™ seat that provides a smooth, vibration-free ride.

  • Models: 36″ Deck w/17hp Kawasaki Kai V-Twin engine
    48″ Deck w/20hp Kawasaki FX Series V-Twin engine
    52″ Deck w/22hp Kawasaki FX Series V-Twin engine
                 NEW 61” Deck w/23hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-Twin engine
                 NEW 61” Deck w/24hp Kawasaki FX Series V-Twin engine
  • Mowing Speed: up to 8 mph (36”, 48” & 52” decks) up to 10 mph (61” deck)
  • High-Back Flex-Suspension™ Seat w/Adjustable Arm Rests
  • Heavy-Duty Canister Air Filter
  • Hydro-Gear Transaxles: ZT-3100 (36”, 48” & 52” decks), ZT-3400 (61“ deck)

FastCat Model Chart:

 Line

FastCat RZ

FastCat RZ

FastCat Pro

FastCat Pro

FastCat Pro

FastCat Pro

FastCat Pro

 Model #

942311F

942313F

942291F

942298F

942299F

942404F NEW

942405F NEW

 Cutting Width

42”

52”

36”

48”

52”

61”

61“

 Cut Height

1.5” – 4.875”

1.5” – 5”

 No. of Blades

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

 Engine Make

Briggs & Stratton

Kawasaki

Kawasaki

Kawasaki

Briggs & Stratton

Kawasaki

 Engine Model

ELS V-Twin

Kai V-Twin

FX Series V-Twin

Vanguard V-Twin

FX Series V-Twin

 Gross Power (hp)

22

26

17

20

22

23

24

 Displacement

721cc

721cc

585cc

603cc

726cc

627cc

726cc

 Fuel Capacity (gal)

8.5 (Dual Tanks)

8.5 (Dual Tanks)

8.5 Dual Tanks

 Drive System –

 Transmission

Hydro-Gear ZT-2800 Transaxles

Hydro-Gear ZT-3100 Transaxles

Hydro-Gear ZT-3400 Transaxles

 Max Speed (mph)

8

8

8

8

8

10

10

 Drive Tire Size

20”

23”

 Dimensions (unit)

79” x 52” x 46”

76” x 64” x 46”

79” x 46” x 46”

76” x 58” x 46”

76” x 64” x 46”

83” x 73” x 47”

83” x 73” x 47”

 Unit Weight (lbs)

733

840

705

766

840

931

931

 Warranty (unit)

3-yr Res. or 90-day Comm.

2-year/2000 hour or 5-year/500 hour

2-year/2000 hour or 5-year/500 hour

Try the entire line of BOB-CAT FastCat Zero-Turn Riding Mowers for yourself at the GIE & EXPO in Louisville, KY this fall. Visit BOB-CAT at their booth (inside #4054, outside #7506D) to learn more and the give the BOB-CAT FastCat line a try!

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