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Old 01-09-2010, 07:13 AM
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I also have a ZG 227, 90 plus hours on it. No problems. Steering is stiff compared to others but you get used to it in no time. Anyone use blades other than the factory brand?
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:23 AM
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I also have a ZG 227, 90 plus hours on it. No problems. Steering is stiff compared to others but you get used to it in no time. Anyone use blades other than the factory brand?
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The steering lossens up a little over time.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:08 AM
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Anyone use blades other than the factory brand?
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I am curious about this too. Any certain blades recommended? Any certain place to get them?
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:29 PM
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finally, someone asks about non factory blades.

we use them, theyare oregon blades. theya re the low lift version of the same blade]\

i find i get better discharge and less deck buildup with these in most conditions. i use the high lift factory in the summer when things are not as tall or wet. hope this helps

i do however find i have to grind a little on the ends of the blades as they actually are just a hair too long, and hit each other. it sounds so much worse than it is and have to do this with alll non oem blades i have ever used.
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Welcome to the family scagman, now all you need to do is change your screen name. LOL
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I demoed several different ones and they all cut well, and climbed uphill and downhill well. My only problem was rutting, I have very soft spongy turf up here. Plus they were pretty pricey last time I checked. But I never doubted them as far as quality cut, and dependability. Congrats on your new mower.
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I demoed several different ones and they all cut well, and climbed uphill and downhill well. My only problem was rutting, I have very soft spongy turf up here. Plus they were pretty pricey last time I checked. But I never doubted them as far as quality cut, and dependability. Congrats on your new mower.
Thanks, did you demo a diesel or a gas z
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Thanks, did you demo a diesel or a gas z
One of each, sorry can't remember it was 2008, which models 226 or 227. They were loaners while my Hustler went into the shop which was every month. I just felt they were to much machine for this soft sandy turf we have, but would be great for those on hard soil.
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I could not get a diesel because of the wheight on it. Instead of mowing grass I would be doing to turf renovations. I mostly deal with half acre lots and the diesel would not be good for that application.
I do not understand this statement. From the kubota website, a zd221 with a 54" deck weighs 1224 pounds. The zg227 with 54" deck weighs 1199 pounds. Does not seem to me that 25 pounds would would make a difference in rutting or not. Unless the zg has wider tires or something else going on.

Only reason I say anything is because I am interested in a zd221 with 48 or 54 deck. Kubota has the lightest diesel that I know of other than everride........but everride does not show to carry a diesel any more.

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I do not understand this statement. From the kubota website, a zd221 with a 54" deck weighs 1224 pounds. The zg227 with 54" deck weighs 1199 pounds. Does not seem to me that 25 pounds would would make a difference in rutting or not. Unless the zg has wider tires or something else going on.

Only reason I say anything is because I am interested in a zd221 with 48 or 54 deck. Kubota has the lightest diesel that I know of other than everride........but everride does not show to carry a diesel any more.

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the 25 pounds will not make a difference. I was not going to buy the 21 diesel since I will be running a bagging system and feel the 21 might not be enough. The bigger HP weigh more. I will be considering a deisel for my next mower though. Maybe I should have bought the diesel, but the gas has been fine so far.
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