There’s a reason why military equipment and heavy excavating machines are equipped with tracks instead of wheels. Tracks allow for expert navigation on rough, slippery, sloped, and uneven terrain. Altoz recognized this and designed the Altoz TRX Zero Turn Mower, the first of its kind in the industry, specifically for lawn care professionals, utilities, and municipalities.
The Advantages of Tire Tracks
The Altoz TRX Zero-Turn Track Mower stands out with its patent-pending technology. It features 11-inch-wide rear tracks and a torsional suspension system that Altoz claims offers exceptional grip without causing damage to the terrain. To complement the rear torsion suspension, Altoz equipped the mower with TorqFlex front suspension. The tracks and flat front tires are attached to fork castor wheels with heavy-duty 1-1/4" tapered roller bearings, ensuring that even at top speeds of 10 mph, the tires remain undamaged.
The chassis is built with c-channel frame rails using formed, laser-cut, and welded heavy-duty steel. Operators control the TRX using two levers, similar to other zero-steer mowers.
Altoz CEO/Founder Dennis Brazier said,
“We believe the TRX is truly an unprecedented offering in the power equipment industry. The TRX’s unique combination of traction, stability, low ground pressure, durability, power, and handling will make it an excellent choice for municipalities, utilities, turf professionals, golf courses, and general contractors concerned about safety when dealing with various conditions and terrains.”
– Dennis Brazier, Altoz CEO/Founder
The TRX Aero Deck cutting systems offer two engine options: the 61-inch Kohler Command Pro EFI 33 hp engine and the 66-inch Vanguard EFI 37 hp engine, with the choice of a finish or rough cut deck. Fuel injection is also available. Both options come with a Hydro-Gear ZT5400 dual-range cold run transmission. The deep deck design features adjustable baffles and standard Altoz high lift blades. Additionally, it has a 14-gallon fuel capacity in dual tanks, 12V accessory power outlets, equipment storage compartments, and adjustable tilt, armrest height, lumbar support, operator weight, and suspension seat aft position fore and aft.
The Altoz TRX Zero-Turn Mower was the recipient of a 2016 Pro Tool Innovation Award, which recognizes outstanding innovation, power, and value in best-in-class products.
Pricing and Availability
The TRX starts at $18,599 and will be available at Altoz dealers in early spring 2017. The entire line of Altoz zero-turn mowers is designed and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit Altoz.com.
Altoz TRX Zero Turn Mower Features
- Engine Options: Kohler Command Pro EFI 33 hp or Vanguard™ EFI 37 hp
- Finish or rough mower decks with 61 or 66 inch width options
- Commercial Dual Hydraulic Gear ZT-5400 Transmission, High/Low Range
- TorqFlex front suspension
- 11-inch-wide rail
- 15" flat front tires
- 14-gallon fuel capacity
- 12-way adjustable high-back seat with suspension
- 250 foot-pound clutch
Having tracks on a commercial lawn mower seems like an obvious choice to address traction issues, especially in wet terrain. However, there might be concerns about the mower causing damage to the ground, reminiscent of World War II tanks plowing through the European countryside. But rest assured, the Altoz TRX Zero-Turn Mower is far from heavy enough to leave a lasting impression on the lawn. Altoz has carefully designed this industry-first track mower to strike the perfect balance. As the market release approaches, we look forward to seeing if this design will be incorporated into mid-range mowers as well.