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The ultimate entry level Zero-turn mower - offering a tough fabricated deck and chassis, ZT-2800 serviceable transaxles, a comfortable ride, and an excellent 5 year warranty! This mower performs extremely well in New Zealand thanks to the adjustable front deck lip and Double Wave baffle system designed to help cut long/wet grass.

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Update January 2020: The BOB-CAT CRZ now comes standard with a 6 Year / 500hr Mow with Confidence Warranty - unbeatable!!!

The BOB-CAT CRZ model is available in 3 deck sizes - 42", 48" and 52". It is the ultimate home & lifestyle block zero turn mower - our most popular of the entire BOB-CAT range. A rugged design, commercial grade components, and an adjustable deck lip, makes it the perfect fit for any NZ lawn. It has serviceable transaxles, a tough, welded frame and a great warranty, along with a comfortable high-back seat with armrests for a smooth ride.

We firmly believe that the BOB-CAT CRZ offers the best value for money of any zero turn mower in New Zealand! Here's why:

  • 1-Piece, welded tube steel frame - NOT bolted/riveted as on other brands.
  • Strongest deck in class - 10 gauge fabricated, welded and reinforced steel deck
  • Serviceable Hydrogear ZT-2800 transaxles, unlike EZT as found on other brands.
  • Adjustable Deck Lip - Unique to BOB-CAT, ideal for a better cut in New Zealand
  • Huge Fuel Capacity - 22L
  • Durable Rotational moulded tank/s - much stronger than underseat tank
  • Large 20" Drive tyres
  • Optional Accessories 5bu side bag catcher, mulch kits, lights, tow kit

Industry Leading Warranty

The BOB-CAT CRZ has a 6 Year / 500 Hour limited warranty. Unlike other zero turn mower warranties, this covers warranty costs of parts and labour for the full period - unlike other brands in which only parts cost is covered after just three years.

Powerful & Durable

The BOB-CAT® CRZ is powered by the super reliable Kawasaki® FR651 engine and features 20" drive wheels to produce a ground speed of up to 11.3km/h. Coupled with a huge 23L fuel capacity fuel tank, you have more than enough power and run time to tackle the largest properties.

Comfort & Control

Designed with your comfort in mind, the new BOB-CAT® CRZ™ features an adjustable high-back seat for improved comfort as you ride. Adjustable drive levers ensure a comfortable fit for all family members and ergonomically designed controls provide maximum comfort while you mow, and zero turn technology enables you to drastically reduce your mowing time. Cutting height is easily controlled through the Quick-Lift Foot pedal allowing for cutting ranges from 1.5 to 4.875 inches in quarter-inch increments.

Cut Quality

Just as at home in rough paddock grass as a fine turf lawn, the rugged fabricated deck design of the new BOB-CAT® TufDeck™ Professional-Grade Mower with patented Double-Wave Baffle System makes grass stand up and take what's coming to it from blades that spin up to 18,000 fpm. The extra-wide polymer impact resistant discharge chute shrugs off dings while fanning clippings fine - eliminating clumps for a crisp clean cut in tough New Zealand mowing conditions.

The cut quality in New Zealand is greatly improved thanks to the adjustable Deck Lip, and the Double Wave Baffles, which make this mower more capable of mowing in our long, wet conditions.

Reduced Maintenance & Easy Servicing

The CRZ’s open frame design provides easy access to the engine, filters, belts, battery and more – taking the hassle out of routine maintenance. And, because all BOB-CAT® zero turn mowers share a common design, parts are readily available and affordable too. You can even drop and change the oil yourself without any training, with an easy built in drain hose!


View the accessories page for information on popular accessories for this mower, some of which include the side bag catcher or the PECO Pro 2B+ rear catching systems.

Customer Testimonial

Hear from Greg Coffey, who purchased a BOB-CAT CRZ 48" and side bag catcher for his property in 2017.

Video Introduction to the BOB-CAT CRZ
Engine of BOB-CAT CRZ mower
POWERFUL ENGINE Get commercial-grade performance on your home turf with a powerful Kawasaki® FR651V or FR691V engine.
BOB-CAT CRZ mower controls
HIGH-BACK SEAT An adjustable, high-back seat with spring-dampened suspension and armrests makes you feel right at home.
Transmission of BOB-CAT CRZ model
SMOOTH, STEADY TRANSMISSION Equipped with the Hydro-Gear® ZT-2800® fully serviceable hydrostatic transaxles for heavy-duty output torque. These are substantially better than the EZT transaxles found on cheaper zero turns on the market.
Fuel tank of Frame of BOB-CAT CRZ model
ALL-DAY FUEL CAPACITY A rugged, roto-molded, impact-resistant fuel tank with 22 litres of capacity keeps you mowing longer and stronger. It also keeps the cavity below the seat nice and open for easy access for servicing and cleaning.
BOB-CAT CRZ tufdeck
COMMERCIAL-INSPIRED CUTTING The TufDeck™ cutting deck is fully fabricated (cut and welded) from 10ga steel, right at the factory in America. Designed for an industry leading, beautiful cut quality in often challenging NZ conditions.
Frame of BOB-CAT CRZ model
STURDY STEEL FRAME The ruggedly constructed, 1.5 x 2.5-inch steel-tubed frame performs relentlessly without any frame flexing. Unlike cee-section steel, or bolted / riveted frames and mowers with suspension, the BOB-CAT has a single solid construction giving years of use.
EngineKawasaki FR651 - 22 net horsepower
TransaxlesHydroGear ZT-2800 fully serviceable
DeckTufDeck™ fully fabricated 10-gauge Top with 7-gauge Spindle Supports; 7-gauge Side Skirts
UNIQUE TO BOB-CAT - Adjustable deck lip for mowing in challenging conditions, and removeable baffles.
Forward Speed
11.2 km/h
Fuel Capacity22 Litres
Tyre Size42" - 20 x 8.0–10
48" - 20 x 10.0-10
52" - 20 x 10.0-10
Warranty6 Year / 500 Hour limited Mow with Confidence Warranty - commercial or residential use

Please see below for downloadable full specification sheet.


Who typically uses the CRZ?

The CRZ is our most popular BOB-CAT model in New Zealand by volume (specifically the CRZ 48"). It is an all round champion performer for most Kiwi lifestyle blocks - people typically mowing once or twice a week in the season, for an hour or so at a time. That said, the 5 Year / 500 Hour Mow with Confidence warranty can be for either residential or commercial use - and we have a few contractors using these as well.

Customer Reviews

Paul Robertson
Just a note to say how much we have appreciated your service considering how far away we are from Christchurch. After many years of owning zero turn mowers and getting frustrated with blockages with the grass catching systems our new Bobcat is amazing. I had to mow our lawns in a hurry as were going away and had no choice but to mow the lawns that were very wet and didn’t have one blockage so the blower system was well worth the money. Also the quality of the hydraulic system is amazing as is just so smooth and responsive and the seat is so comfortable I never want to get off. So happy with our purchase and perhaps a little more expensive than some other mowers but worth every extra dollar spent. The difference between our old mower and the Bobcat is huge totally on a different planet. Many thanks again

Thanks Paul - great to hear you're loving the Bobcat!

Steve Kingston
I purchased a Bobcat CRZ 48" from OMC almost 3 years ago, and it’s proven to be really reliable and robust, and has coped with some fairly rough treatment at times. It’s very maneuverable, and so is much faster to mow our lawns than our previous mower. The seat is comfortable, and the quality of cut is consistently good. The service from OMC has been excellent - I especially appreciate their willingness to pick up and drop off the mower for its regular service. I would recommend giving the Bobcat mowers a try.

Thanks for the feedback, Steve.

Edwin Dando
Love the mower. It is just awesome. I don’t let my wife do the lawns anymore. It is now my job! I end a day on the farm with a cold cider and a sit down mow of the lawns – most relaxing!

Thanks for the review Edwin!

Tess Mahon
Gerry and the team made the purchase of our Bobcat mower seamless and enjoyable. We were kept informed of delivery and had it set up for us by their local support base, Stihl Shop Invercargill. We can’t fault the CRZ Zero Turn Bobcat. It’s perfect for our large lawn area and gets the job done quickly giving us more time for other things! In saying that, the hubby is on it every chance he gets, he just loves it!

Thanks for the feedback Tess!

Robyn Kenneally
Just wanted to say we are extremely happy with the mower. Its just perfect for what we need. Thanks for the sale and your advise.

Thanks Robyn - your grass is sure looking great!

Brett Greene
I love it! I had to mow the father n laws lawn with his Honda and it certainly made me very happy with my purchase.

Thanks for the feedback Brett!

John Puddick
The mower is great and now that I am semi in control of it I am getting good results with it on my lifestyle block. I know it’s not a competition.... but I reckon it’s the best looking and quickest mower in the area!

Thanks John - appreciate your feedback!

George Sheild
I really look forward to mowing the lawns now. Thank you.

No problem George - appreciate your feedback.

Peter B
I love the mower and the catcher is going great
Niall Shaw
I have used this mower now for about 8 months, I mow 80 properties , mostly 1000-1500 sqm, about 6 are larger lifestyle properties. it cuts just about anything from neat lawns to knee high wet grass with no problems. excellent power, easy to maintain and change blades . its made my job a lot easier, for the price its the best mower out there . the catcher also works great.
Grant E
I was hesitant to move from the Hustler club as they are well known in NZ. After a lot of review of comments and videos from overseas I decided to take the punt. The Bobcat zero turn is a beast! Heaps of grunt and very well designed. Little features like the side shoot being able to be positioned upright without tying it back! Very well built and great features. Would recommend this to anyone, this is the best value mower in NZ.

Thanks Grant - appreciate your feedback!

Hireworx Limited
Special Thanks to Manfred & the Team @ OMC power equipment we love the gift & really enjoying the new Bobcat Ride on mower.
Stephen Saxon
This was my first venture into the realms of ride on mowers. I had narrowed the field down to a zero turn but had decided a steering wheel option might be the easiest. Still not sure I searched the net and found the OMC Q&A site which I found very helpful. Next minute I had a call from Gerry who was able to help me through my list of requirements. From then on it was all so easy with good old fashioned service coming to the fore. Gerry could not have been more helpful. Arranged a demonstration on our property at 5.00pm, took all the time required to demonstrate the machine and then around 6.30 headed on back with a 4 hour drive to his base. Consequently I purchased a 48” BOB-CAT and have been extremely happy with my decision. Gerry’s input didn’t finish with the pre-sale, his follow up service has gone well above and beyond the call. Needless to say I couldn’t rate OMC and in particular Gerry any higher. Looking for a mower, you have to give Gerry a call.

Thanks for the feedback Stephen!

Geoff Graham
This mower absolutely exceeded our expectations, completely manoeuvrable, much better than tractor mower, has absolutely transformed our lawn from a jungle into a lawn! Please feel free to share my number with anyone that wants to know about this mower, happy to talk to them about it.

Thanks Geoff!! We really appreciate your review and offer of speaking to people interested. However for security/privacy we won't post your phone number here, but if anyone wants to we can supply it to them directly.

Geoff Corkill
The Bobcat is much quicker on our lawns and is doing a great job. I’ll appreciate it even more once the growth rates pick up in the spring.
Waru Waitohi
Love the mower. So easy to use. It seemed more sturdy than other brands, and I asked friends and they recommended it too
Anthony Henry
Really pleased with the service provided by the OMC team. Good knowing that there will be back up service/parts when and if needed from my local service agent. I chose Bobcat because of the quality of the build of the machine and finish of the product, if anything it could do with a better way of accessing the deck to wash underneath the blade area.

Hello Anthony, thanks for the feedback., we recommend looking at getting an endless chain hoist / block and tackle to lift the front up so you can clean underneath. This only costs about $60-80 and can be used for all sorts of lifting jobs around home!

Malcolm Fisher
Very good mower. Heavy duty deck, tough and strong. Mowed thick grass that I thought I would not get through. Good cut quality. If I could improve one thing it would be an easier to clean deck.

Hello Malcolm - thanks for your feedback - we would recommend using an endless chain / block & tackle to lift the front of the deck up, you can hang it from a beam in your garage or shed or even from a tree - this should make it easier to get underneath and these only cost about $60-$80.


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