Kubota Tractor Corp. has entered the residential zero-turn mower market with the Kommander ZG100-Series. The new series includes two economy and two upgraded models with 48 or 54 in. decks.
Kommander ZG100 series is company’s first U.S.-designed mower, first
to target residential market
Kubota Tractor Corp. has intro- duced its first U.S.-designed and manufactured mower,
the Kommander ZG100 series. The
zero-turn lawn mower line is also the
first by Kubota aimed exclusively at
the residential market, said Danny
Wofford, Kubota’s turf equipment
business development manager.
“This is a brand new venture for
us,” he said. “The $4000 to $6000
(mower) market was the fastest grow-
ing segment and we had a lot of feed-
back from dealers that we needed a
product in that segment.”
The ZG100-Series includes four
options — the economy level ZG124E
and ZG127E and the higher end
ZG123S and ZG127S. The machines
are being manufactured in Gainesville,
Ga., and are expected to ship to deal-
ers in early 2013, Wofford said.
The ZG124E and ZG127E economy
models are equipped with Briggs &
Stratton Pro vertical-shaft, air-cooled
gasoline engines. The last two digits in
the series name — 24 or 27 — corre-
spond with the machine’s horsepower
rating. The ZG124E has a mower deck
of 48 in., the ZG127 E has a 54 in.
mower deck. Kubota’s K-Lift mechanical one-push deck lift pedal and dial
cam allow the operator to adjust to
cutting heights in 0.25 in. increments
from 1. 5 to 4. 5 in.
The mowers have three cutting
blades that have maximum tip speeds
of 18,100 fpm. The mower decks are
constructed of 10 gauge welded steel
and are 5 in. deep.
Wofford said the series is designed
specifically for homeowners seeking
professional-grade mowing results
and luxury comfort features and options, including a new body design and
Kommander series mowers also features keyed ignition and manual choke-control placed on the control panel for
convenient one-handed starting, the
Wofford said the Kommander series
was designed with a low center of
gravity to increase stability. Standard
safety features include a rollover protective structure (ROPS), retractable
seat belt, a flexible spring-loaded
plastic discharge shield and four safety interlocks.
Kommander series mowers feature cushioned 18 in. high back seats
designed for comfort, and the machines
include four storage compartments and
two cup holders. The 22 in. rear tires
are designed to reduce ground contact
pressure providing a smooth ride on
uneven terrain. The front tires are 11 in.
All four mowers are 76.4 in. long and
65 in. high with the ROPS upright. The
wheelbase is 45. 5 in. The ZG124E- 48
and ZG123S- 48 mowers are 61.1
in. wide and the ZG127E- 54 and
ZG127S- 56 mowers are 67.3 in. wide.
The ZG124E- 48 weighs 726 lb., the
ZG123S- 48 and ZG127E- 54 models
weigh 749 lb. and the ZG127S- 56
model weighs 771 lb. Fuel capacity
is 4. 3 gal.
The ZG100 series mowers are covered by a comprehensive manufacturer
warranty of four years or 300 hours on
both the mower and the engine. dp