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    Cub Cadet Outlandish Parts Pricing

    Gentlemen, I recently broke the half inch belt that drives the 3 blade spindles of my Z Force 48. A trip to my local Cub Cadet dealer to get a replacement almost caused me to have a stroke. The price quoted for a genuine replacement was $122 CDN plus tax. I refused to pay that and at a local...
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    Z Force 48 Difficult Starting

    Ladies and Gentlemen, This older Z Force 48 has had several years of difficult starting cold or hot. I don't recall having this issue when I first purchased the unit used. What happens is that you turn the key to start and get a click, turn it off, turn to start and get another click, turn it...
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    Under Deck Cleaning

    Gentlemen, Had the deck off my Z Force Zero Turn today to sharpen the blades and clean the deck underneath. The BEST tool for scraping the grass buildup, but more importantly, the caked on mud that's just like concrete ... is a vibrating tool with the scraper blade attachment. I couldn't...
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    Z Force Leaf Collection

    Gentlemen, Before fall I want to add a leaf collection system to the zero turn. I would prefer a belt powered blower from the mower deck, similar to the John Deere units of the same size. I have no need for the bagger unit on the rear of the tractor, as I'm going to prefab my tow behind...
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    Engine Surging at WOT

    Gentlemen, I have an older Z Force 48 that has been repowered with a B&S 26 hp engine, instead of the B&S factory 22. No problems at starting, low or medium throttle, but at high throttle settings the engine will speed up and slow down at one second intervals. Its not so noticeable when...
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    ZForce48 Lap Levers

    Gentlemen, Have had the Z Force 48 for three years now and it works just fine. However, the lap levers take a lot of muscle to activate and are very tiring on the arms. After having driven a neighbour's Kubota diesel zero turn (I know its 4 times the price new, but drives like a Cadillac with...
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    Hour Meter Battery Questions

    Gentlemen, I have a used Z Force 48 that somewhere in its past was repowered with a 26 HP B&G. At purchase I noticed that the Hour Meter was locked on 206 hours and never changed as I used the machine. Digging in to the issue I learned that the Hour Meter has its own internal battery, and it...
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    Electrical Gremlin

    Gentlemen, Z Force 48 with a 26 HP B&G engine has needed to be jump started for the last three weeks or so. Today I tried to get to the bottom of the issue. The engine cranks weakly for 4 or 5 seconds, doesn't start, and then the selonoid starts to click, and then nothing. Jumping with...
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    Z Force Hand Control Improvement

    Gentlemen, I've had this used Z Force 48 for two seasons now. Its been a great mower so far and has really shortened the time I spend on grass cutting. It has, however, been very tiring on the wrists and arms. While cleaning and relubeing the deck, and sharpening the blades...
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    Ignition Key Falls Out Fix

    Gentlemen, For some time now my Z Force 48 has had a loose fitting ignition key. Today the key wouldn't fit into the ignition slot at all, so I took the side panel off to remove the ignition switch. Upon closer inspection, once I had the rubber cover over the ignition switch removed...
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    Zero Turn Steering Fix

    I've had my used Z-Force 48 for two months now and have always found it to be very busy to steer. I'm constantly forced to make steering corrections in order to make the unit mow in a straight line, and on my bumpy property the task is very arm tiring. It came time this week to check fluids...
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    Fix For Z-Force Tossing Belt

    I bought a Z-Force 48 about 3 weeks ago and have used it 4 times. Quite a learning curve from my 23 year JD 175 Hydro! Anyway, after one event each mowing where the drive belt to the deck has hopped off the deck pulley, today it occurred twice and I decided to fix it for good. Anyone who has a...
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    Dead Hour Meter

    Purchased a used Z-Force 48 today and found that the hour meter is locked at 201.1 hours. Pulled the unit out of its housing and found two strange things. One, the wire feeding the hour meter was cut about 12 inches away from the hour meter. There is no indication anywhere as to where this was...
 
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