Originally Posted by Patriot Services
I highly doubt the ZTR industry uses so called junk in this billion dollar industry. From the 1000s of hours put on these systems the hydros are the most reliable parts on the machine. Ask the techs what percentage of repairs they make are hydro related.
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From a rebuilder who rebuilds systems all day he called it disposable junk. It works for me but I have heard that from a few hydraulic sources not just one.
They actually say the quality on alot of this stuff is going down, cheaper metals and so forth.
Most of the systems they rebuild have hydraulics that cost way and I mean way more than ZTR's. When you have a hydraulic system where the parts cost 10's of thousands then it makes much more sense to rebuild at 60% cost of new. He was just making the point that the ZTR stuff was not worth their time and said a Hustler HD in minimum they would bother with.
It has real pumps and a hot shuttle.