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Old 05-20-2010, 08:27 AM
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Just bought the new ZD326 Tuesday. So sweet. However, I am having problem with the battery cover plate has come off twice already. Poor design of that since it is a PITA to put back on. You would think with all the time they spent with its special features they would have come up with a better design for something so simple. All in all...I love it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:43 PM
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how odd, we have no issues with ours, in fact i would say that we have the easiest time getting them back ON! ha

i never found them to be a bad design, however i can understand frustrations like that on machines. i like the covers, but yours is new and there are a few tiny cosmetic changes between those and the 2008 models we have. curious if there is any difference, doubt it, but ours are like a car battery cover and holder with the long rods with a hook on the end to conect to the machine, and the other end has threads and an nut holding a metal L shaped cover. try some locktight for the threads if yours is the same and i am sure it will stay on if you give it a good crank after application of that
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:36 PM
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Sounds the same, but one thing I found this morning when I wasn't hot and tired and sweaty was that the "L" wasn't fitting all the way into the hole, and required a little extra push to get it to snap into the hole. Once that was done, it tightened up and did not come loose all day today. I am guessing that was the problem and was probably just some excess paint blocking the hole or something caused during manufacturing. If that is the biggest problem I have with it, then so be it. Ran it pretty hard today and I love it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:39 PM
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:02 AM
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Grrr....it came loose AGAIN!
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:37 PM
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I bought my mower from F and W Equipment Company in Orange CT. They were pretty good.
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sorry, try locking nuts with nylon in them, and how are you getting used to the steering? it can be touchy when new for quite some time
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:50 AM
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That's what is weird, it has the nylon threads. Taking it in today to have a few things looked at. As far as steering goes, it is a little stiff, but getting used to it. I love this mower so far. I love the power and torque in taller grass, and especially love the foot pedal deck adjustment to raise/adjust deck without moving. I have found that really helps in so many situations.
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it does man, have them look at it, maybe they need to get you a new set of nuts, haha and the rods. who knows? the power is awesome and it "plows" thru tall grass with all the torque and being a pto wet drive also helps a great deal. they are heavy though and the only downfall of an otherwise bullet proof mowing monster
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Update: Service manager spent at least an hour out in the sun with me working on battery cover issue, and I think it is fixed. One of the problems was that the front wheel of our JD wb was rubbing up against it while on the trailer, but that was not the only problem. So he swapped the "L" bolts and made an adjustment to the "L" and that seems to have fixed the problem. So I cannot be happier with my Kubota and with the service follow up. It does seem that they are still hearing complaints with the stiff steering, as I too am having the same problem, and it makes it harder to load and unload onto trailer, but overall, the machine Rocks. Can't beat the power and performance on this machine.
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