Force's Z-23 is engineered to empower ballfields groundskeepers, turf managers, and landscape contractors to get work done with maximized efficiency. Our patented design enables a smaller footprint, zero-turn platform to do the work of much larger and heavier equipment. So you get more with less, with a machine that’s easier to transport and to operate, making it perfect for a one man job or to speed up your bigger jobs. You can easily swap out additional attachments on the job, with no tools required. The Force is a commercial-grade machine that can do it all with blazing fast zero-turn efficiency and hand-work level precision.
Industry Leading Technologies
The Z-23 is purpose built with high quality materials and equipped with innovative tech to empower any operator or crew to get the best out of the ground they are working with.
Located at the mid underbelly of the ABI Force, the patented RVF Technology hydraulically controls mid-mounted ground-engaging attachments with lift, variable down pressure, and pitch adjustments.
The zero-turn capability of the Z-23 means that you can get in tight spots, around edges, and closer to tree lines than with a skid steer or other heavier duty equipment. For infield grooming and seedbed prep, you want that light footprint and maximized nimbleness.
The Depth-lock feature prevents mid-mount attachments from going any deeper into the infield surface than intended. This feature makes it easy to ensure consistent preparation from field to field and operator to operator. The Speed-lock feature prevents less experienced users from operating the ABI Force faster than a facility manager establishes. This feature provides improved safety and ease of use for all operators.
The patented spring system allows for up to 1,000 lbs of down pressure, but builds in forgiveness, so the Z-23 can power through some of the toughest jobs. With unparalleled pitch-control and hydraulic rear lift control, the ground engagement components mimic the movement of the machine so you can get finishing, feathering, and sifting results.
Every ABI Force Z-23 comes standard with a Heavy Duty 2-Stage Cyclonic Canister Air Filtration System. A 2-stage filtration system makes sure that your engine pulls clean air, acting as your engine’s shield in dusty conditions. Keep the filter clean to see improved engine performance, fuel efficiency, and extended engine life.
A full family of tool-free interchangeable attachments to get more work done.
Force Slit AeratorAerate and Decompact with Less Turf DisruptionA less intrusive version of the core aerator, the Slit Aerator pokes slits in the surface, up to 2 inches deep, to assist in overseeding, compaction relief or on the skin to assist in opening the infield surface post-rain. 350 lbs of suitcase weights insure the spikes break up some of the hardest surfaces. Great for prepping high-traffic problem areas for seed! • 48" wide • Up to 2" depth
Force Multi-Function RakeGrade Loosened MaterialCan be pitched vertically to back blade material from high areas and fill into low areas, it can pull off loose vegetation and debris into piles, and it creates an ideal finish on gravel parking lots and for other heavy dirt work. • Break up clay clods • Abrasion Resistant Steel • Use moving forward or in reverse • Used to connect Mini Box
Force Versiblade Mini-BoxFinish or Laser Grade without Causing CompactionThe VersiBlade Mini-Box gives the Force Z-23 extra earth-moving muscle and unmatched versatility. It easily sifts through dirt, so operators can do a pass to dig aggressively, decompact the soil, and dislodge rocks. Then they can come back through as needed to gather roots and rocks into a spoil pile without bringing excess dirt since the VersiBlade allows soil to flow through. With fingertip control of the powerful hydraulic & spring-loaded arms, users can quickly and effectively carry material, remove loosened debris & rocks, grade, and level with finesse-all while moving forward and maintaining perfect visibility. Skip the handwork and quickly level and grade in the tightest areas or on surfaces where a light footprint is necessary. • Move / Level / Pack • Earth-moving Muscle • Attach with ease
Force VibraFlexPrepare Infields with Control and PrecisionPatent-pending attachment that re-imagines infield preparation. Evenly staggered U-pins transfer vibration and flex from front to back, dancing along the infield to shatter surface tension and prepare any engineered soil and surface conditioner. Two models provide the best solution for different infield compositions, uses, and levels of play. And, with the "fail proof" controls on the Force Z-23, there is never a concern of the Vibraflex going deeper than the infield needs, no matter the conditions. • Patent Pending Technology • Engineered to shatter surface tension • 3800 / 5800 Platforms • User-friendly pin replacement
Force Mini-BoxGrade Loosened MaterialMini-Box Blade attachment gives the Force Z-23 extra earth-moving muscle and unmatched versatility. The Mini-Box Blade easily mounts to the Force Z-23's unique mid-mount attachment system with drive-over capability and easy spin-on locks. With fingertip control of the powerful hydraulic & spring-loaded arms, users can quickly and effectively carry material, remove loosened debris & rocks, grade, and level with finesse-all while moving forward and maintaining perfect visibility! Skip the handwork and quickly level and grade in the tightest areas or on surfaces where a light footprint is necessary. The mini box blade is available with either sifting teeth or a solid edge. • Move / Level / Pack • Earth-moving Muscle • Attach with ease
Force Plug/Core AeratorPlug/Core Aerator for the Force Z-23The available 48" plug aerator for the Force Z-23, mounted to the mid-mount hydraulic lift system, enables 115,000 sq. ft. per hour aerating output. With hydraulic downward-pressure and 400 lbs. of weights, this machine outperforms many dedicated aerators while achieving core depths up to 3 - 1/2". • 48" wide • 3-1/2" depth
ScarifiersMake Easy Work of Extreme Hardpan and VegetationThe Ripping Teeth make easy work of extreme hardpan and vegetation outside of the field. The rippers enable the Force Z-23 to be used to maintain gravel roads, parking lots, and even complete seedbed preparation jobs. These teeth temporarily replace the VibraFlex groomer or Profile Blades™ and are adjustable from 0 - 6". With bolt-on tips are easy to replace when worn. • Great for Gravel and Dirt work • Replaceable Tips for long life • 9" or 12" Shanks to fit your needs • Set of 7
Force Stealth BladesStealth Blades for Force Z-23Our proprietary Stealth Blade design offers the perfect subsurface compaction relief. The middle ground between the Profile Blades and Scarifiers, Stealth Blades offer less resistance to cut through thicker-rooted vegetation, with ease. Great for de-weeding an infield skin, or vegetation removal off the skin. • Extreme Compaction Relief • Heavy-duty build • Set of 7
Force Edger SystemCut Clean Grass Edge Lines with EaseRemove overgrown vegetation from the lips and edges of the infield with the Edger and Clean Up Tool. Attached to the patented mid-mount spring system, this edger can make either a straight cut on the line or can be adjusted to windrow while cutting. A site gauge allows for precision cutting. Additionally, a specialized subsurface blade cuts parallel with the ground to cut creeping grass at the root level like a sod cutter. • Removes overgrown vegetation • Site gauge allows precision cutting
Designed specifically for contractors, the landscape configuration of the Force comes with all the features you need to cut down your time and labor on jobs, while growing your efficiency.
The Force Z-23, with available laser electronic equipment, is the world’s first and only stand-on zero-turn laser finish grading machine, with accuracy plus/minus an eighth of an inch.
Former USA Softball Head Groundskeeper Chuck White shares why the ABI Force was the first piece of equipment he bought when he started his own turf installation and maintenance business.
Head Groundskeeper at the Greater Nevada Field, Leah Withrow, shares how her crew uses a Force zero-turn machine for pre and post-game grooming, maintenance, renovation, and laser grading.
Manufactured Right Here
You want the best quality materials, you want the highest quality workmanship, you want your attachments made in the United States of America. That’s why, since 1997, we’ve been manufacturing and selling equipment built to exceed your expectations, just like we should.
We build equipment with commercial-grade construction and superior craftsmanship, so you can rest assured it will last a very long time. And to back that up, we offer a 36-month limited warranty on this product. See warranty documentation for details.
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In my 40 plus years of working on fields as a player, high school coach, collegiate coach and now maintaining the fields at the Softball Hall of Fame I have never had one piece of equipment that has made as much of an impact of maintaining fields as the ABI Force. The Force is such a versatile and agile piece of equipment that performs a multitude of jobs for us that we never were able to do or it performs these jobs so much better and efficiently for us than in the past. The greatest impact the Force makes on our facility is our ability to laser weekly after each tournament event. We are now able to maintain our surfaces on a weekly basis by managing and replacing our material, preventing low spots in our infield due to heavy play. This provides us with a safer surface that is manageable both in dry and wet conditions. I give the Force my highest recommendation for an infield grooming machine.
The ABI Force from ABI Attachments has been a complete game changer, at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium, here in Oklahoma City, OK. Being able to laser grade our infields whenever we want and how we want has been an absolute blessing! We are now better able to not only control where our water travels from our infields, but we are also better able to control our moisture throughout the days, weeks and months of a softball season. The ability to pitch our fields in different directions almost on command has changed the way we take care of our softball fields.This machine has also saved us time and labor! Being able to operate multiple attachments at the same time makes the work much more efficient and less strenuous on our personnel. We essentially have gained more man power without having to hire more workers. This machine is a BEAST!
With the ABI force I gotta say it’s a one in a kind of machine with it is anyways, but with what it can do it’s priceless for a grounds crew . I have 10 fields I mostly use the ABI force for and with the ABI and myself I can get all 6 fields spiked leveled and groomed all in 4 hours. The district I work for didn’t have a groomer they used a bobcat to do it’s work in the past this is something I pushed for and sold my boss on getting and we did. This has replaced 4 guys. The ABI is a huge time saver for me now I have those four guys mowing other areas in the district and helping.
We have been using our ABI Force Z23 for just over a year now, and it has become an indispensable piece of equipment. From the obvious use on our districts Baseball and Softball field, to maintaining our clay running tracks at the middle schools. We also use it with our grounds team to spot aerate, overseed, and fertilize smaller turf areas with challenges rather than blanket treat all turf areas. This has been saving the district hundreds of dollars twice a year. My athletic groundskeepers at the high school also asked to use it to widen the base paths on our varsity and JV fields to allow a more normal path of travel for the 6 foot wide attachments. Our coach and Athletic Director were thrilled with the results. This never would have happened if it required a sod cutter, tractor bucket, and days of raking to prep the ground. I highly recommend this over any other piece of grooming option!
|Power||Kohler® Command Pro 23 hp EFI V-Twin OHV (17.2kW) | 747cc | 4-Cycle Air Cooled | Gasoline | Model ECH740|
|Air Filter||Heavy Duty 2-Stage Cyclonic canister air filtration system|
|Fuel||6 gallon/22.7125 liter capacity with fuel gauge | Unleaded gasoline|
|Electrical||20 amp Regulated alternator | 350 CCA at 0 degrees - battery|
|Drive||Hydrostatic zero-turn | HydroGear variable displacement pumps & fixed displacement wheel motors|
|Speed||Forward 0-10 mph; Reverse 0-4 mph|
|Braking||Dynamic braking via hydrostatic transmission | Integrated parking brake|
|Tires & Wheels||Front (Air): 13 x 6.50-6, Rear: 24 x 12.00-12 (Air or Optional Tweel)|
|Frame Construction||Rugged tube steel|
|Mid-Mount System||Independent hydraulic lift & pitch controls with adjustable & lockable spring-loaded down force with Responsive Variable Force (RVF) technology.|
|Rear-Mount System||Hydraulic lift control with articulation|
|Towing Capacity||1-1/4" receiver - 2,000 lbs. towing capacity at slow speed on flat and open ground only! Never tow anything on an incline!|
|Operator Experience||Cushioned knee pad & spring cushioned standing platform | Cushioned zero-turn steering levers | Dash indicator lights | USB power port | Cup holder | Machine mount assistance bar|
|Environmental||EPA & CARB compliant|
|Base Unit Weight||1,300 lbs.|
|Dimensions||93" L x 56" W x 57"H | 72"-84" With optional rear attachments|
|Limited Warranty||36-month machine and accessories/36-month unlimited hour commercial warranty (refer to manual)|
- ABI Force Z-23 Owner's Manual
- Finish Blade
- Kohler Command PRO
- Attach Match Guarantee
- Service Schedule
- Broom Assembly
- Mini box assembly
- Edger (Before 6/1/2017)
- VibraFlex Assembly
- Mat & Broom Warranty
- VibraFlex Warranty
- Rear Vibraflex
- Coco Mat
- Fine Finish Broom
- Pro Finisher
- Rigid Dragmat
- Flexible Dragmat
- Rear Cultipacker Instructional Sheet
- Rear Rake Attachment Instructional Sheet
- Electric Spreader Instruction Sheet
- Edger Attachment Instruction Sheet to 4/2021
- Edger Attachment Instruction Sheet after 4/2021
- Finish Blade Kit Instruction Sheet
- Aerator Quick Start Guide
- ABI Force Z-23 Speedometer Installation Guide
- Rear Pivot Lift Instruction Guide
- Infield Groomers Brochure
- Mobile Work Station Kit Installation Guide
- Laser Installation Manual