Bobcat Mower: Predator Pro ZTR Review

The Bobcat mower was compared to other the zero turn riders in the following categories...

Rider Mower Cut Durability Handling Available Maintenance
      & Balance Accessories & Ingenuity
Bad Boy Outlaw B+ A- B+ A B+
Bobcat Predator Pro B+ B+ B+ B A
Dixie Chopper A- B+ B A B
Exmark Lazer Z B+ B+ A- A B+
Exmark Next Lazer Z A B+ A A A-
Ferris ZTR A- B+ A B+ A
Gravely Pro-Ride B+ B+ B+ B B
Gravely Pro-Turn A- A- B+ B+ B+
Hustler SuperZ A- A- A- B+ A
John Deere ZTR A B+ B+ B B+
Lesco/Cub Cadet B B+ B B- B
Scag Cheetah A A- A- A A-
Scag Turf Tiger A A B A B+
Scag Wildcat A A B A B+
Walker ZTR A B B+ A B

Cut: Rating B+

The Predator Pro's cutting deck continues to give a great cut. Heavy-duty, basic cutting machine.

Durability: Rating B+

A tough simple machine. This Bobcat mower is solid performer. It is durable without being too heavy. They have been around for awhile so most bugs have been worked out.

Regarding engine choices, avoid the 37 Kawasaki Engine due to some failures. The Generac engine has been holding up surprisingly well. The 26 Liquid Cooled Kawasaki engine is also a good choice.

Handling and Balance: Rating B+

The addition of larger motor options (33HP & 37HP Kawasaki) has been long over due in the ZTR industry. The Predator Pro's larger CC hydraulic pumps really shows that Bobcat has created a fast, well handling machine, with plenty of torque. The standard suspension seat and short overall length (80 inches) really makes this mower manueverable and comfortable.

Available Accessories: Rating B

Still not as many available accessories that I would like to see, especially for a company this size. However, they have added a catcher system, which is a great addition to their arsenal.

Maintenance and Ingenuity: Rating A

The Predator Pro continues to be a simple, tough, no-nonsense machine. Not much maintenance. Most belts are spring loaded.

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