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Old 06-24-2009, 05:45 PM
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Teaser Z spray Vs T300 video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oHpdG2oN2E

Tell me what you think! (the straight uphill / downhill tip tests will likely be included in the final review.)
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:59 PM
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Pretty sweet. Looking forward to more videos!
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:48 PM
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Pretty sweet. Looking forward to more videos!
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That's cool Ray!

You are really taking this serious!

Good job!
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:21 PM
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yes that is pretty cool

however,
if you were actually operating the Z with the front casters turned sideways
like that in such conditions, you would probably be flyingdown the slope

unless maybe you decided to stop on the slope and do a zeroturn manuever for some reason
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:55 PM
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yes that is pretty cool

however,
if you were actually operating the Z with the front casters turned sideways
like that in such conditions, you would probably be flyingdown the slope

unless maybe you decided to stop on the slope and do a zeroturn manuever for some reason
You're right.. but that's a different test.. this was basicly done to show center of gravity, and inhearant ability to stay upright..

it also proves a point.. the extremely narrow stance of the T3k does not make it 'tippy' as many (including myself) believed before experiencing it.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:00 PM
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Ray -- That was awesome! Thank you so much for the time & effort you are taking -- to show what folks want to know. (and I realize you are not finished with your full review)

Anxious to see how each unit performs on slopes "while applying products" -- cuz going straight up & down hills is not always possible. I realize the Z & the T have the same "spray width", but... which one can safely steer (with one hand) -- especially if the lawn is not flat? How about turning on slopes? Wet grass is also an important factor to consider. How do you transport each unit? (need a trailer for one of these?). How easy is it to "spot spray" around edges while driving each machine? How many hands & feet would it take to steer a unit while doing this? How 'bout the deflector shield? >>> huge issue with one --not the other? How common is it to cause turf damage on slopes or on wet turf? How "friendly" is one unit to not leave "ruts" in lawns? Which one holds hills better? I don't care if it's up & down or sideways.

rscvp, thanks for all you do. Looking forward for more info & comparisons.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:02 PM
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yes that is pretty cool

however,
if you were actually operating the Z with the front casters turned sideways
like that in such conditions, you would probably be flyingdown the slope
The key is to keep as much weight off the casters as possible. A couple of weights placed in the back trays goes a long way to giving you some stability. I can take on some serious hills with them. It can be a little scary but you get used to it.

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Old 06-24-2009, 08:22 PM
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I do a retirement community and will take some "real life photos" next time I am there. I am sure most of you do the same type of hills...but you won't believe it! Scared me to death the first ap and the second was a BREEZE!

Would have NEVER taken my PG on these hills.

Out of 4 acres, about 1.5 is serious hills.

I think this testing is cool...but I test my Z everyday in "real conditions" and it hasn't let me down yet!

Is it better then any other machine? Dunno and don't care...but glad I have one!

If I am on steep hills I keep my rear tanks full and the hopper about 1/3 full.

It is easy!
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:32 PM
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Hey, COuld I get you to take a level with you, and put it in frame when you take your pics? I'd like to know what angle the hills are at, to see if it corresponds with my machine..

Try to take the pic as straight on profile as possible so I can check it with a protractor, and have it be accurate..

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I do a retirement community and will take some "real life photos" next time I am there. I am sure most of you do the same type of hills...but you won't believe it! Scared me to death the first ap and the second was a BREEZE!

Would have NEVER taken my PG on these hills.

Out of 4 acres, about 1.5 is serious hills.

I think this testing is cool...but I test my Z everyday in "real conditions" and it hasn't let me down yet!

Is it better then any other machine? Dunno and don't care...but glad I have one!

If I am on steep hills I keep my rear tanks full and the hopper about 1/3 full.

It is easy!
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:30 PM
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The T looks like a nice machine.
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