Originally Posted by JCLawn and more
The lighter they are the more they are going to slide. Weight is your friend on hills. Its pretty darn scary to have a run away zero turn. From the size of your hill at your house, if you had an issue with tracton, you would be in your pond before you stopped. Once you start sliding on a zero turn the faster you go untill you reach the bottom. Grass is like grease once you loose tractorn.
Actually there is a flat spot about halfway down the hill, where I get a chance to clean out my shorts....... I have sledded the Deere zero turn down it more than a couple times. The zero turn was nothing compared to the 4500 pound WAM mower sliding out of control.
I am going to check out the Kubota's today. How was your Kubota diesel in wet areas? Did it sink easily? The Kubota diesels are lighter than most of the other diesel ZT's. The Kubota is around 1700 pounds, the Bad Boy is around 2000 pounds, and the Ferris is around 2400 pounds. The Ferris dealer told me that the diesel gets stuck pretty easily in wet areas, and at 2400 pound I am not surprised.