Kubota Tractor Corporation introduced the next generation of the SZ Series commercial stand-on mowers with the availability of four new models: the SZ19NC-36-2 with a 36-inch cutting deck, SZ22NC-48-2 with a 48-inch cutting deck, SZ26NC-52-2 with a 52-in cutting deck, and the SZ26NC-61-2 with a 61-inch cutting deck. Improvements to the SZ Series deliver adjustable cutting deck baffles, enhanced serviceability, and increased tire performance. The new SZ-2 models will replace the original line of Kubota SZ mowers and are currently available at Kubota dealerships nationwide.
“The updates to the SZ Series provide landscapers the ability to dial in their mower’s performance to best suit their jobsite’s conditions, while simultaneously making the equipment more durable and easier to service,” said Tom Vachal, Kubota senior turf product manager. “The next generation of SZ Series mowers are a result of Kubota’s commitment to delivering the best possible purpose-built products to commercial landscapers.”
The new “-2” models replace the first-generation models in Kubota’s SZ Series line of stand-on mowers. The new models feature improvements throughout while maintaining the same horsepower and deck size configurations as previous models. One of the most notable upgrades to the SZ Series is the inclusion of adjustable cutting deck baffles to the SZ22NC-48-2, SZ26NC-52-2, and the SZ26NC-61-2 models. The new adjustable baffles allow operators to adjust the air intake of the cutting deck, which affects the quality of the cut and how well the clippings are directed into the bag, out the discharge chute, or onto the ground as mulch. Cutting conditions can vary greatly by region and climate, and more adjustability ensures landscapers can configure their SZ mower to provide the highest quality cut possible across a range of terrain conditions.
Also new for the next generation of SZ mowers are 23-inch Zero T tires. These tires feature a unique tread pattern that provides a great balance between handling, grip, and reduced turf impact. Kubota also improved serviceability of the SZ series by making key areas of the cutting deck easier to access during service. Kubota also repositioned the hydraulic fluid reservoir inside the body of the mower. This helps protect the system and reduces potential leak points, further improving serviceability and reducing equipment downtime.
All the Kubota SZ Series mowers are equipped with Kawasaki FX and FT Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) commercial engines and hydro-gear transmissions. Kubota designed the SZ Series with a low center of gravity for exceptional stability and fast travel speeds of up to 11 mph, depending on the model. As with all Kubota equipment, operator comfort and safety are paramount. Adjustable controls, an ergonomic cushion pad and large operator stations provide a comfortable and an intuitive experience for operators across the entire SZ line of mowers.