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Old 06-04-2014, 05:17 PM
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I'll go back and take another look then. What's the ballpark price on the 2000Z?
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I'm sure it varies based on region and dealer, but the place near me wants $9500 plus tax but including delivery and set-up. With some haggling, you should be able to do a bit better. Like I said before, the damn thing weighs almost 1600 pounds so it's definitely put together.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:43 PM
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The Ferris 2100z is replacing the 2000z though my understanding is there isn't much difference between the two other than the 2100z having integrated pumps and the 2000z not. You might be able to find a good deal on a left-over 2000z, but if not, a 61" 2100z with either a 26hp Kawasaki, a 29hp Kohler EFI or 32hp Vanguard big block should all be able to be purchased for your $10k budget out the door including tax. Easy to do the $10k including tax on the 26hp Kawasaki motor one, the other two might take a little haggling but should both be very doable.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:53 PM
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I think you would be happy with a scag cheetah or ferris. Kubota is not all that expensive for what they are. The new z700 is a nice machine but will ride rough like any other mower besides ferris and scag cheetah.
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:23 PM
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Kubotas aren't a mower for manicured lawns.
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:51 PM
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Kubotas aren't a mower for manicured lawns.
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Well, they should be for what they cost. If not for manicured lawns, what type of lawns is a Kubota intended for?
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:57 PM
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Well, they should be for what they cost. If not for manicured lawns, what type of lawns is a Kubota intended for?
Production

They're decks aren't able to stripe deep. It's wide open for processing grass.

Exmark, gravely, husq and Deere are some of the best striping decks for fescue
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:19 PM
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Production

They're decks aren't able to stripe deep. It's wide open for processing grass.

Exmark, gravely, husq and Deere are some of the best striping decks for fescue
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I like my lawn (fescue and bluegrass) looking pristine and nicely striped ... sort of like a major league ballpark. That said, should I assume Kubota would not be a good choice for me?
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:39 PM
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My neighbor has a Kubota, I have a Cheetah. Both leave great stripes with an edge to the Cheetah. PS the Kubota he has is well over $10k
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:44 PM
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My neighbor has a Kubota, I have a Cheetah. Both leave great stripes with an edge to the Cheetah. PS the Kubota he has is well over $10k
Neither one of the mowers aren't great for a healthy fescue stripe.

They just don't have the suction to do it
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:45 PM
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I like my lawn (fescue and bluegrass) looking pristine and nicely striped ... sort of like a major league ballpark. That said, should I assume Kubota would not be a good choice for me?
Demo. They are solid mowers if you have acerage. But for healthy lawns I wouldn't use one I don't care for the stripes.

And they are expensive. Lol
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