This thread heavily influenced my decision to purchase a 2011, 223 hour, ZG227, 54" deck today. $5,500.00. Some typical scuffs and blemishes, very clean overall. The owner just did the 200 hour dealer service, brand new blades at that time. Very well maintained.
It needs a new front/center anti-scalping wheel, it is pretty shot.
I'm gonna buy a bagger-system, lights, mulcher kit and maybe a canopy in the next couple months.
I'll be up first thing tomorrow, get it off the trailer and get to cutting.
I've got 4 acres of lawn to do.
I'm also going to use it every couple months on my two (2) ten acre cow pastures, and twice a year on my 20-acre hay-field.
The pastures and hay-field are very clean, no debris, pretty smooth, no hills, flat or gentle inclines.
I'm like a kid at x-mas, too excited to sleep, and want to get up early and go mow!