As professional landscapers from around the country stood behind the new product line at the GIE+EXPO, Cub Cadet officially launched its new lineup of commercial zero-turn riding mowers, the PRO Z Series.
The professional landscapers didn’t just show up for the announcement — they were part of the crew of landscapers enlisted by Cub Cadet to put the new zero-turns to the test. For the PRO Z Series, Cub Cadet went beyond its robust product development process and engaged 100 professional landscapers in thousands of hours of rigorous real-world testing during the spring and summer months. Their feedback impacted final product design, addressing common setbacks landscapers experience over long seasons of demanding work, making the PRO Z Series uniquely positioned to address the specific needs of landscape professionals.
“In our 16 weeks of testing, it has done everything we expected, never missed a beat, only in our shop for normal maintenance, and held its own day in and day out,” said Daniel Cervantes of H&H Lawn Service, who participated in the product testing. “Our operator speaks highly of this machine. It is always his first choice of machine.”
The PRO Z line is loaded with features, including the only triple-7-gauge deck on the market, available in 54-, 60- and 72-inch cutting widths. The steel cutting deck has three layers of 7-gauge steel, a rolled leading edge and side reinforcements, making it the thickest, strongest steel deck in the industry.
“It was extremely important to involve the professionals who operate the equipment day in and day out. With their help, Cub Cadet has developed a commercial zero-turn mower that not only meets expectations, but exceeds them,” said Dave Mullen, VP product marketing, Cub Cadet. “This new product line, along with the support of our extensive independent dealer network, underscores our renewed commitment to the professional category and landscapers nationwide.”
The full lineup consists of the PRO Z 100, 500, 700 and 900 Series, designed to meet the needs of different-sized landscape crews.
“This is not the Cub Cadet your father owned. This machine has been built to stand the rigors of everyday mowing with you the operator in mind,” said Mark Jumps of Jumps Lawn Service, who was also part of the testing process. “You will not find a better seat on the market as far as comfort goes; the machine stripes out as well as any mower you have used and is more durable than anything on the market.”