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Old 06-15-2013, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by MJB View Post
Was that a ZT ELITE or CZT ELITE? I just demoed a CZT Elite with the Kawi and 54" deck, and mulching kit. This 1 had the Hyrogear 3400 hyros. I was shocked at how well it climbed up and down hill . It was so nimble and the cut quality was better than equal to the famous Ultracut deck on my Exmarks.

Is there that much of a difference between the czt and zt ? Or did he just get a lemon. Because I ran from the older BBoys but I would buy 2 of the CZT 60" and replace my heavy Exmarks, or keep the exmarks as backups, based on my experience with the demo I had. My only complaint was reverse traction when turning if pointed downhill, yet I could go straight downhill and not lose traction where my Exmarks are on the verge of sliding downhill.
They both were redesigned this year substantially. The difference is the czt has bigger wheels and tires, adjustable handles, 3400 tranny then the more commercial lasting motors briggs cyclonic 30hp or kawasaki FS. In laymans terms I like to say you are going from basically an 800 expected lifespan motor and tranny to a 3000 hour basically, its a big jump in years expected all around. The 10mph is alot nicer too to, the zt feels like it could "go" faster but the new 3100's are a hair slower than the 2800's were...

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