Altoz, manufacturers of high-performance commercial zero-turn mowers, announced today an alliance with Hydro-Gear, one of the world's preeminent designers and manufacturers of hydrostatic transmissions, which will drive all Altoz XP and XC model mowers.

As Hydro-Gear continues to revolutionize the industry with new hydraulic drive systems that improve operator handling and control, Altoz offers the ultimate complement to these transmissions with its lineup of precision zero-turn (ZTR) mowers that provide a superior cut, comfort and durability. Altoz mowers have been designed to meet the needs of discerning homeowners and seasoned lawn care professionals, alike. Incorporating such technologies as the Aero Deck High Output System, SmarTrac Monitoring System, ergonomic and fully adjustable suspension seat, and a complete line of accessories that are ready to handle whatever job is thrown their way. 

“With the rigorous conditions ZTR mowers are subjected to on a daily basis it was critical that the Altoz mowers feature transmissions that exceeded these demands,” said Dennis Brazier, Altoz chief executive officer. “Hydro-Gear continues to raise the bar for designing and manufacturing durable hydrostatic transmissions. Working alongside their engineering team to bring this relationship to market was significant and just one of the many reasons why the Altoz product line is superior to the competition.” 

Whether it’s a Briggs & Stratton or Kawasaki engine powering an Altoz mower, Hydro-Gear transmissions provide the best method of transferring power from the engine to the wheels for an unparalleled level of performance, handling and speed. Three different heavy-duty axial piston hydraulic transmissions drive the high performance Altoz mowers:

  • Altoz XP S Models – Twin Hydro-Gear ZT-3400 transmissions
  • Altoz XP Z Models – Twin Hydro-Gear ZT-3400 transmissions
  • Altoz XC S Models – Twin Hydro-Gear Dual Range ZT-4400 transmissions
  • Altoz XC Z Models – Twin Hydro-Gear Dual Range ZT-5400 transmissions

“After we were first introduced to the team behind the Altoz brand, it was clear we shared the same core values of designing and manufacturing the highest quality products possible,” said Mike McCoy, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Through our relationship with the brand we’re able to provide state-of-the-art transmissions that further enhance the performance, quality and toughness the Altoz series of mowers are quickly becoming known for.”  

All Altoz ZTRs and Hydro-Gear transmissions are proudly designed by a team of dedicated engineers and manufactured right here in the U.S. 

To become an authorized Altoz dealer or to learn more about the high-performance zero-turn series of mowers, including those featuring Hydro-Gear transmissions, please complete the online dealer application on the website or dial toll free 855-782-5869. 

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About Altoz
Based in Greenbush, Minnesota, Altoz is an outdoor power equipment company built by an experienced team of engineering specialists, turf-industry professionals and powersports industry leaders. Altoz is inspired by a passion for excellence in ZTR mowers and dedicated to lawn care enthusiasts who appreciate and expect the finest mowing experience.

About Hydro-Gear
Hydro-Gear, headquartered in Sullivan, Illinois, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision drive systems. Hydro-Gear produces an extensive line of high-performance, high-efficient hydrostatic transmissions and transaxles; gear reduction drives; variable displacement piston pumps and wheel motors; electric drive systems, and infinitely variable transmissions for industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. With multiple manufacturing sites and global operations, Hydro-Gear’s goal is to ensure our products and services meet our customers' rigorous requirements and exceed their expectations.