8000 Series Direct Collect Z Mowers


March 26, 2014 - Equipment

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Toro</em></p>

The Toro Company’s 8000 Series Direct Collect Z mowers are zero-turn mowers. They feature a high-capacity hopper with a powerful blower to capture clippings, so operators can spend less time emptying and more time mowing. These new models also have a rear-discharge design that allows for trimming on both sides of the deck, so operators can control the discharge to keep planting beds and sidewalks clipping-free.

The mower is equipped with a large-diameter blower that generates more airflow for better vacuuming and clippings collection. Patented adjustable flow control baffles help fill the 9.5-bushel (76-gallon) hopper evenly from back to front. In addition, the two-blade cutting system has a higher blade tip speed to cut grass into finer particles for a high-quality cut. For added versatility, the 8000 Series fill-reduction system lets operators choose between 100% bagging, 50% bagging/50% mulching, or 100% mulching.

The 800 Series Direct Collect Z can travel at forward ground speeds of up to 7 miles per hour, and a 7.5-gallon fuel tank allows operators to work longer without the hassle of frequent refueling.

Toro’s 8000 Series Direct Collect Z mowers are available with 42-inch or 48-inch cutting decks that are 4-5/8-inches deep and constructed of welded 7/10 gauge steel. The height-of-cut can be adjusted from 1 inch to 4 inches in 0.25-inch increments. Models are equipped with either a 20.5 hp* Kohler Command Pro or 23 hp* Kohler Command Pro EFI engine.

*The gross horsepower of these gasoline engines was laboratory rated by the engine manufacturer in accordance with SAE J1940. As configured to meet safety, emission and operating requirements, the actual engine horsepower on these mowers will be significantly lower.

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