TORRANCE, Calif., October 25, 2012 — Kubota Tractor Corporation enters the residential zero-turn mower market with the “Kubota Kommander” ZG100-Series. Comprised of four models, the new series includes two economy models, the ZG124E and ZG127E, and two upgraded models, the ZG123S and ZG127S, available with 48- and 54-inch decks. This series is designed specifically for homeowners seeking professional-grade mowing results and luxury comfort features and options, including a new sleek design and LED headlights.
“The Kubota Kommander ZG100-Series is Kubota’s debut into the residential zero-turn market, and we pulled out all the stops,” says Christine Chapman, assistant turf products manager for Kubota. “A lot of the Kommander’s features, like the low-profile tires and LED headlights, are similar to what you see on new luxury automobiles. These high-end features plus professional-grade mower decks make the Kommander the must-have mower for small or large property homeowners.”
Power Meets Performance
The Kubota Kommander ZG124E and ZG127E economy models are equipped with premium Briggs & Stratton Pro vertical shaft engines in either 24 or 27 horsepower. The ZG123S and ZG127S are upgraded models with LED headlights and a full suspension seat. These models are powered by Kohler Courage Pro vertical shaft engines in either 23 or 27 horsepower. Each model in the series is equipped with a commercial-grade hydro-gear ZT-3100 transmission that delivers maximum power to the wheels and a large 4.3 gallon fuel tank capacity for fewer stops while working.
The Kommander’s mower deck is constructed of 10-gauge welded steel. The deck’s 5-inch deep design and high blade tip speed allows more airflow through the blades enabling a higher quality of cut at a faster rate and even discharge of clippings. Kubota’s exclusive K-Lift mechanical one-push deck lift pedal and dial cam allow the operator to adjust to a wide range of cutting heights, available in quarter inch increments from 1.5 to 4.5 inches, for a superior, even cut on a variety of turf types.
High-End Styling Meets Luxury and Comfort
The Kubota Kommander offers homeowners professional results and luxurious comfort. It features a wide deck and working platform with keyed ignition and manual choke-control placed on the control panel for convenient one-handed starting. Four storage compartments and two cup holders help keep the operator prepared for longer mowing projects. The Kubota Kommander features a deluxe cushioned 18-inch high back seat for optimal comfort. Large 22-inch, low-profile wide rear tires not only add style, but also reduce ground contact pressure providing a smooth ride on uneven terrain.
Safety First, Always
The Kubota Kommander is designed with operator safety in mind. Its low center of gravity increases stability and standard safety features include a roll-over protective structure (ROPS), retractable seat belt, a flexible spring-loaded plastic discharge shield and four safety interlocks. Large rear tire tread is designed for better traction and performance, and the LED headlights add increased operator visibility.
One-Stop Manufacturer Warranty
The new ZG100-Series is covered by a comprehensive manufacturer warranty of four years or 300 hours on both the mower and the engine. Consumers are offered a seamless warranty plan that covers the entire machine.