View Full Version : Z mower to compact tractor
07-17-2002, 09:51 PM
I have been thinking about trading in my Lazer for a compact tractor.. Maybe Kubota B2410?
Reason... more use with the bucket and 3 point.
What kind of productivity loss do you think there will be cutting grass? Do you think the quality of cut will suffer?
Any input... appreciated!
07-17-2002, 10:41 PM
Hey... I want feedback NOW!! :D
07-17-2002, 11:24 PM
Not the 2410..
07-17-2002, 11:29 PM
The bigger, flatter yards will still go well. You will probably be about 25% slower with the tractor with the same width of cut.
You will suffer big time on 1 acre and under, probably take twice as long to do the same work.
Unless you don't do much mowing, keep the Z and get the tractor when you can afford it.
07-18-2002, 12:06 AM
Thanks Albemarle Lawn.
Really.. twice as long? The average size of my lawns are 1 acre... I'd hate to go from 35 hours to 70 :eek: I could possibly deal with 10 additional hours per week. Oh well.
07-18-2002, 07:35 AM
You will slow down, but I have no idea how much. Your quality of cut will not be as good.
I too vote for a separete tractor.
07-18-2002, 08:48 AM
I agree,keep the ztr and get a separate tractor. Ztr is a lot faster
and the quality of cut is better.
i believe ,what u should do is demo or borrow a tractor for a day . then u will keep the lazer ,i think. mabe a tractor also,in a perfect world.:)
07-18-2002, 10:06 AM
You'll be much better off to use the trator for dedicated "tractor type" work. Use the FEL for mulch, riff-raff work , etc.
The 7500 is a little small, you may want to run a bush hog, or roto vator...I can't remember the PTO hp of the 7500, but anything under 20 is limiting.
...Of course mine is only 18 PTO, I run a 4' bush hog - a 5' would be better, but I was lucky to find this tractor used. :D
If you can wait and find a used 2410, 2710 or 2910 or anything in the 30 -35 gross hp range you'll be able to do much more.
Any slopes or inclins will be alot more dangerous on the tractor also. Tracking and soil compaction will be worse too.
I'll never, ever mow with anything other than a 'Z' ! ;)
07-19-2002, 12:56 AM
Thanks for the advice.. I will follow it!
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