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Old 07-15-2012, 10:49 AM
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People like your dad, who's probably never used a z, are happy with what they have. It's only when you use (or see someone use) something that's a totally different animal, do you realize how cumbersome some of the older eqp is. :-)
Oh yea, when he bought his deck for his tractor it really helped with the mowing, but if I had known how difficult it was to operate I would have made this purchase sooner.

The dealer is delivering it tomorrow and give me some training. The lady that sold it to me mentioned something about a additive for the diesel if you let it sit for a few winter months to help keep it from molding?
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:29 AM
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Kills me that they dont make a 3 bag bagging unit. Otherwise I would be sold on them. Good looking mowers.
Its because the exhaust is right were the third bagger would be.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:20 PM
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Its because the exhaust is right were the third bagger would be.
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Yeah I saw that. The blower units look nice as well. Too bad.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:18 PM
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I bought a ZD326 a little over a year ago. No regrets but beware of losing the pin out of the deck castors. This has happened twice to me. The last time a few weeks ago was disasterous as it got under the deck and tangled with the blades. Replacement was about $65.00. The problem is if you are getting near small trees, brush, or vines it will snag the pin and pull it out without you knowing about it and befroe you know it no caster. I checked with Kubota and they said this is a common problem. Recomended fix was to use a bolt with locking nuts instead of the pin. If you never have to change the caster settings this should work allright.

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Old 07-15-2012, 08:36 PM
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Thanks for the heads up Kevin.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:41 AM
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Well my first experience, my hands got numb from holding on so tight.

Anyway, only thing I see so far that I need to change is the tire pressure. The guy said he had up it to the manual, so its bouncing quite a bit.
But boy what a sweet machine.

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Old 07-18-2012, 04:54 PM
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Well my first experience, my hands got numb from holding on so tight.

Anyway, only thing I see so far that I need to change is the tire pressure. The guy said he had up it to the manual, so its bouncing quite a bit.
But boy what a sweet machine.

If you run 8-10 psi all the way around the ride will be altogether different. It allows the tires to absorb a lot more shock.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:48 PM
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Just checked them. Had 18 rear, and the front was off the scale. So probably 22 or so.

I dropped the rear to 14 and the fronts to 18. Ill keep playing with them as time goes. I dont want to get the fronts to low for fear I will roll them over.

Its been raining here everyday.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:53 PM
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Just checked them. Had 18 rear, and the front was off the scale. So probably 22 or so.

I dropped the rear to 14 and the fronts to 18. Ill keep playing with them as time goes. I dont want to get the fronts to low for fear I will roll them over.

Its been raining here everyday.
You don't have to worry about breaking the rim/bead seal at 8-10 psi. I routinely run 5-6 psi and have never had a problem. 18 psi will be a rough ride. But I do understand, you can lower the pressure as you go so you'll feel more comfortable.
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great looking mower..may get me one.
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