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Old 02-09-2012, 09:51 PM
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Which Z900

I am about ready to purchase a new Z900 mower. Don't need anyone to try to talk me into the next brand because of blah, blah. Do alot of business with this JD dealer, it's close and they treat me good.

My dilema is, I am going to add the 14 bu. dump from seat bagger. I am looking at the 910a, 920a, 925a 54" non MOD deck with the difference being HP.

Is the 22HP 910 going to make that big of a difference for a personal mower. I would go with the Z700 series if you could get the bagger on it.

I was looking at the Protero PV18 bagger system which is $1,100 cheaper than the JD, Until I read the posts about their customer service and delivery issues. Really too bad, it looked like a great product.

The 900's and 700's are currently available with 42 mo. @ 0% which I like for cash flow. Plus if I get their bagger it is covered with the mower.

Would Like to just go with the 910a as it is the cheaper option.

Any help from those of you with powerflow experience would be great.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:06 PM
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No replies yet but, I ended up buying the 910A. It was $1,400 more to gain 4HP with the 920A which I thought was ridiculous.

Won't be here until April which is too bad, I would love to pickup the rest of my leaves and small twigs.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:18 PM
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I just saw this thread. Too bad, because maybe I could have helped you out a bit. There IS a bagger for the Z700 series, but most dealers are either too lazy or too stupid to know about it. My dealer swore up and down that there wasn't. I went to Deere's site and found it and sent him the link. He said that they weren't even aware of it, and called Deere to confirm it. This is a very large dealer too, with lots of stores in all areas of sales from small to the largest ag equip.

I have a Z720 and it is an excellent machine. I mow professionally with it.

As for the extra 4 HP- you'll wish you had it once you run a bagger with yours. They take a lot out of a ZTR engine along with the hydros. I almost went with the 910/54", but ended up getting the 720/60".

Take a look at the Kawi website. The engine you have (FX651V) has been downgraded from 22 hp to 20.5 actual HP under the new, more accurate system that they are all going to, to rate engines. That's not a lot to run the deck, hydro's and bagger.

http://www.kawpowr.com/engines/detai...id=49&cat_id=5
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:12 PM
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Ridin Green, I have no doubt the extra HP would be a plus but, the price to make that jump was outrageous in my opinion. Do you still have the info on the 700 series bagger and was it the dump from seat or the bag style.

Thanx

Dean
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:01 PM
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Dean,

I don't have it, but I believe I can still find it if you need it (info). The bagger was the three bag system IIRC. For sure not the dump from seat type. I prefer the bags anyway. They are a lot easier to store away when not needed, plus I can walk them out and dump them in areas where I can't always get the entire machine.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:05 PM
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New Mower

My new Z910A showed up 3 weeks early which was a great surprize. It was delivered yesterday, I had to install the Bagger system and the suspension seat. That takes about 4 hours if you have not done them before.

It has been raining here so I have to wait to test it out. The deck is a little on the heavy side to lift with the powerflow mounted. I am still waiting for the weights and the lights to show up.

Ridin' Green or other Z900 owners, what hole do you run your front and rear scalp wheels in?
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:11 PM
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:40 PM
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ttstockdogs....your last post didn't make it through! I just ordered "the info that led me to this is here http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=317558 and I ordered the parts here http://www.partstree.com/parts/?lc=k...99907-61990080 Part # 16041-7052 $25.00 (I ordered some extra throttle plate screws)"....I also ordered 4 extra screws like you suggested! My dealer called a little while ago and said my z910a should be ready early next week....as soon as the roller striper gets here.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:18 PM
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Yrock, the DFS bagger with powerflow is awesome.
You do not have to adjust anything if you install correctly. I believe the 26hp is an actual different displacement.
This mower is awesome! It cut my mowing time from 2 1/2 hrs to 50 min. and better cut quality. Plus only dumping the bagger 4 times.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:59 PM
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I can't see it shaving my time down as far as speed goes, coming from a Scag wildcat 52 with the 26 LC, but....if I don't have to double cut it could certainly save me some time!!
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