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  1. #1
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    Default Zero turn mowers

    I really appreciate all the help in picking a new mower. I looked at Cub Cadet, John Deere,Yazoo,Ferris'Walker,Great Dame(same as John Deere),Toro, Simplicity,Husky, and kubota. I bought the Kubota. All have some good points, and all have some weaknesses. The main reason for the Kubota was the shaft drives, and the dealer. He didn't allways say what I wanted to here, but what I did hear was always the truth.
    Thanks, Nat

  2. #2
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    Mar 2002
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    Bucks County, PA
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    B3030 Kubota HST

    Default Re: Zero turn mowers

    Did you happen to test ride the Ferris with independent suspension? Does this feature make much of a difference in the actual ride compared to the others? kubota mowers have a good reputation. Enjoy your new purchase.

  3. #3
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    SW of Minneapolis, MN
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    2003 Kubota L3430 HSTC

    Default Re: Zero turn mowers

    Congratulations on the purchase of your kubota ZTM! My 78 year-old neighbor purchased one last year and cuts about 5 plus acres with it. He loves it. He says it is built like tank.

    Up here in Toro country, they are really gaining marketshare. The commercial guys rate them the best.

    OrangeGuy

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    Southeastern Ohio
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    B3030, RTV-X1100C

    Default Re: Zero turn mowers

    Nat,

    I did the same research on many different brands and ended up with a kubota ZD21 with the 60 inch Pro Deck. Man will that sucker throw the grass!!!. My decision was based on the way it was built also....Using the shaft drive and full hydro trans right to the wheels. I came close to buying an Exmark Lazer model. But I loved my BX22 so much with its diesel I decided to add another to my household. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Alachua, Fl
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    Branson 3510 4wd & Ferris IS 3000 27hp 61" cut ZTR

    Default Re: Zero turn mowers

    Nik,

    I own a Ferris IS 3000 and the independent suspension does make a big difference if your over forty with arthritis and low back pain. It also gives a better cut. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

    My 2 cents.
    db

  6. #6

    Default Re: Zero turn mowers

    I have a chance to purchase a used 2003 kubota ZTR with the 21hp diesel and 60-inch deck and approximately 50 hours of residential use. Where can I find the current book value of this unit?
    Any information would be appreciated.

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    Southern Indiana
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    Kubota M95s, Allis Chalmers 185 & D17 series IV, Kubota ZG-23 Mower, Kawasaki Mule 610

    Default Re: Zero turn mowers

    We bought a kubota ZG-23 and we just love it. It has shaft drive, hydraulic deck lift, ROPS, and most of all a cup holder. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] The fit and finish is excellent.

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