Member News: Altoz Introduces The First Stand-On Tracked Mower

Altoz has announced the release of the first stand-on tracked mower, the TSX 561 i. Known for its bold innovation, Altoz’s TSX enables lawncare professionals to do more and go further. Equipped with the unmatched steep-mowing capabilities of the Altoz track system and its unique combination of speed, stability and maneuverability, the TSX allows operators to safely and effectively mow terrain that traditional mowers simply cannot.

The TSX’s most obvious feature is its aggressive 11-inch wide all-terrain track. The patented, industry-exclusive TSX track system bridges gaps found in rough terrain and is complemented by TorqFlex front suspension with 13-inch flat-free tires to decrease chassis bounce and increase operator control. Together with its rear axle torsion suspension, the result is stability with low ground pressure, minimal compaction and an industry-best ride.

At the heart of the TSX control center is the ergonomic, adjustable hand rests and adjustable shock-absorbing rider platform. The low center of gravity platform allows ample room for foot movement, and side-mounted foot stands provide secure footing and increased control while mowing off-camber terrain. SmarTrac Pro and electric dial throttle controls are intuitive and within easy reach. The 61-inch HV All-Terrain Deck is built to take on the toughest assignments. Laminated 7-gauge steel deck with three spindles, six swing blades, and a sloped back rear discharge can process heavy and damp material efficiently. And equipped with a 29.5 horsepower Kawasaki FX850V-EFI engine, the TSX has more than enough muscle to power through challenging mowing conditions. Kawasaki’s multi-port EFI fuel management system continually adjusts power to load, keeping blade tip speed constant and ground speed steady—getting more done in less time with maximum fuel economy.

Other standard TSX features include a right-hand side 8.5 gallon fuel tank, SmarTrac™ Pro control, solid state PTO switch, keyless push-to-start ignition switch, and the patented SoftStart clutch control, which decreases mechanical wear and significantly increases belt life.

High-performance commercial Hydro-Gear® PR 16cc pumps and Parker® TF series wheel motors deliver quick response to the rear Altoz track system and smooth control for cutting speeds up to 10 mph. The All-Terrain Deck is equipped with industry exclusive six pivoting swing blades which are forged and heat treated for exceptional long-lasting sharpness. With a sloped back rear discharge, the All-Terrain Deck can be adjusted in 1/4” increments ranging from 2.5”-5.5”. 

TSX Technology

TSX Track System

All-terrain tracks are standard equipment on the TSX 561 i and are ideal for side hilling, soft and rough terrain and areas other mowers can’t mow or mow safely. The patented, industry-exclusive TSX track system and rear axle torsion suspension work together to deliver maximum traction for stability with low ground pressure, minimal compaction and an industry-best ride.

The 11-inch wide all-terrain tracks are a molded rubber composite design with lateral reinforcement to traverse ruts smoothly and provide needed stability for confidence-inspiring sidehill tracking. 

The internal design includes a lug drive driven by a steel sprocket at the heart of the track system. Engineered to provide a natural gear reduction, the drive sprocket produces extra torque required to traverse soft terrain and slopes without a significant reduction in speed. The positive internal drive lug is a direct drive system. The debris-deflecting chute and self-cleaning design continually work sand, mud and grass out of the track, keeping the rail clear. 

Steel inner and outer idler wheels and track alignment lugs keep the track aligned. Double-sealed wheel bearings keep out contaminants to extend the bearing life under the harshest conditions.

Deck Spindles

Altoz heat-dissipating cast steel spindles are engineered with multiple sealed bearings per spindle to keep temperatures low for strength and durability in extreme conditions. 

HV All-Terrain Deck 

When it comes to advanced debris management, Altoz’s 61-inch HV All-Terrain Deck (constructed of heavy-duty, laminated 7-gauge steel with six swing blades and a sloped back rear discharge) can process material in a hurry. The industry-exclusive pivoting swing blades are forged and heat-treated for exceptional, long-lasting sharpness and protect the spindle, clutch and engine from damage if an immovable object is hit.  Replaceable galvanized 0.200” safety chains on the front protect against flying debris and aid in cutting taller material by allowing it to stand before cutting. A hand-operated lever controls deck height in ¼” increments from 2.5- to 5.5-inches. The offset deck allows for better visibility on the trim side for a closer cut underneath and around immovable objects.

TorqFlex Front Suspension

The TSX is built with performance in mind starting with the TorqFlex front suspension, designed to complement the torsion axle TSX track system to deliver a smooth ride and reduced operator fatigue. Tapered heavy-duty caster bearings with a 1.25” spindle perform cohesively with the 3/8” steel stylized front wheel forks and flat-free 13-inch front tires. 

SmarTrac™ Pro Control

The multi-functional weather-resistant SmarTrac Pro control touch pad represents a leap forward in technology: a solid-state PTO switch, keyless push-to-start ignition switch and the patented SoftStart clutch control to decrease mechanical wear and significantly increase deck belt life.

  • Solid-State PTO
    The unique PTO design eliminates electrical contacts for the longest cycle life (250,000) available in the outdoor power industry. Arcing is eliminated and there are no contacts to corrode or fail. 
  • Keyless Push-to-Start
    Enter a unique 4-digit code and start with the push of a button. Never lose a key again.
  • Patented SoftStart Clutch Control
    SoftStart clutch control greatly improves the engagement of electric clutches. It decreases engine RPM droop on engagement, decreases mechanical wear and significantly increases deck belt life.
  • Monitors
    This high-tech gauge display features a resettable hour meter and tachometer.

LED indictors illuminate for parking brake, drive levers, operator present and PTO engagement. Plus, it alerts you to low oil pressure, low/high battery voltage and reminders for 100- and 400-hour maintenance intervals.

Chassis, Operator Platform and Controls

The benchmark performance of an Altoz TSX stand-on chassis is courtesy of an ultra-rigid platform centered around the Altoz C-channel frame, laser cut and welded from heavy gauge steel. The intelligently-designed low-profile front viewpoint provides the best sight-lines for operators wanting to access the tightest spaces.

TSX Warranty

3 Year Unlimited Engine
2 Year Unlimited Transmission
1 Year Manufacturer

With its rare mix of power, maneuverability and stability, the TSX is sure to add value to the bottom line when reclaiming steep slopes, lowlands, soft and wet areas, and rough and technical terrain. Altoz designed this mower for lawn care professionals, city utility departments, government entities and multi-acre homeowners.