Originally Posted by Brules
From everyone I have talked to, they prefer the ZT3400 drives to the traditional pumps and motors of the 1500 and the old is500. Everyone says the pump and motor is much more likely to tear up your grass and that the 3400's are much much smoother.
While true an inexperienced operator will have a tendency to turf in turns using a wheel motor/pump unit. The transaxle units wont handle hills and by that I mean side hilling like independent wheel motors do. So if you plan on using around berms or side hilling be aware.