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.
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.
Hear from Greg Coffey, who purchased a BOB-CAT CRZ 48" and side bag catcher for his property in 2017.
|Engine||Kawasaki FR651 - 22 net horsepower|
|Transaxles||HydroGear ZT-2800 fully serviceable|
|Deck||TufDeck™ 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 Capacity||22 Litres|
|Tyre Size||42" - 20 x 8.0–10|
48" - 20 x 10.0-10
52" - 20 x 10.0-10
|Warranty||6 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.