On Sept. 5, Altoz, a manufacturer of high-performance commercial zero-turn mowers, announced an alliance with Hydro-Gear, a leading designer and manufacturer of hydrostatic transmissions, to equip all Altoz XP and XC model mowers with Hydro-Gear transmissions.

As Hydro-Gear continues to revolutionize the industry with new hydraulic drive systems that improve operator handling and control, Altoz offers an ideal complement to these transmissions with its lineup of precision zero-turn-radius (ZTR) mowers that provide excellent cut quality, comfort and durability. Altoz mowers have been designed to meet the needs of discerning homeowners and seasoned lawn care professionals, alike. Incorporating such technologies as the Aero Deck High Output System, SmarTrac Monitoring System, ergonomic and fully adjustable suspension seat, and a complete line of accessories that are ready to handle whatever job is thrown their way.

“With the rigorous conditions ZTR mowers are subjected to on a daily basis, it was critical that the Altoz mowers feature transmissions that exceeded these demands,” said Altoz CEO Dennis Brazier. “Hydro-Gear continues to raise the bar for designing and manufacturing durable hydrostatic transmissions. Working alongside their engineering team to bring this relationship to market was significant and just one of the many reasons why the Altoz product line is superior to the competition.”

Whether it’s a Briggs & Stratton or Kawasaki engine powering an Altoz mower, Hydro-Gear transmissions provide the best method of transferring power from the engine to the wheels for an unparalleled level of performance, handling and speed. Three different heavy-duty axial piston hydraulic transmissions drive the high-performance Altoz mowers:

Altoz XP S Models – Twin Hydro-Gear ZT-3400 transmissions
Altoz XP Z Models – Twin Hydro-Gear ZT-3400 transmissions
Altoz XC S Models – Twin Hydro-Gear Dual Range ZT-4400 transmissions
Altoz XC Z Models – Twin Hydro-Gear Dual Range ZT-5400 transmissions

“After we were first introduced to the team behind the Altoz brand, it was clear we shared the same core values of designing and manufacturing the highest-quality products possible,” said Mike McCoy, vice president of sales & marketing at Hydro-Gear. “Through our relationship with the brand, we’re able to provide state-of-the-art transmissions that further enhance the performance, quality and toughness the Altoz series of mowers are quickly becoming known for.”

All Altoz ZTRs and Hydro-Gear transmissions are proudly designed by a team of dedicated engineers and manufactured in the United States.