/ Pulled The Trigger On A ZD1211 #1
I own all green and have been looking at a new ZT to get the comfort seat and hydrasulic deck lift. I had my dealer move a 970R from one of his other locations so I could test the deck lift because I couldn't tell how it worked from the propaganda and of course no obne at the dealership knew. So I went and test ran the 970 when they got it in on Saturday. For that kind of money I really was skeptical. I really didn't like the deck lift at all. Either up or down and if you stay on the button it will slam down anyway at some point. The seat was really nice. Other than that and the huge engine, it was identical to my 910. Long story short, I stopped by the Massey dealer here that sells Bota. He had a ZD1211. I had talked myself out of a diesel so I could buy the 970 but man that is a nice ZT. The deck lift stops where you stop pressing the peddle, the seat is as nice as JD. shaft drive deck, live or rigid front end can be selected with built in lift, battery is not under the seat, better price by a mile, better warranty and better financing if you want to finance and on and on. It was hard to break ranks and buiy something orange but I have to say that JD doesn't approach the quality, fit and finish that this ZD has.