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Old 08-25-2010, 08:57 PM
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Kubota 326's

I'm looking to drop the 48 inch zero turns out off the mow crew for next season.

We've got bids in on some pretty major stuff, enough that 2 60 inch zero turns will be necessary for them. Right now I'm just exploring options as far as what to go in. I've demo'ed a rear discharge 326, and I'm very impressed at the fuel savings, as well as the overall machine quality. If I go the Kubota route, they will be side discharge diesel machines.

Who out there has one? What's your opinion? How many acres an hour are you averaging? How many hours are on your machines?

I'm estimating we'll be putting somewhere around 750-1000 hours per year on each machine depending on what contracts are awarded to us.

Let's hear it, good and bad!
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:37 PM
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I'm looking to drop the 48 inch zero turns out off the mow crew for next season.

We've got bids in on some pretty major stuff, enough that 2 60 inch zero turns will be necessary for them. Right now I'm just exploring options as far as what to go in. I've demo'ed a rear discharge 326, and I'm very impressed at the fuel savings, as well as the overall machine quality. If I go the Kubota route, they will be side discharge diesel machines.

Who out there has one? What's your opinion? How many acres an hour are you averaging? How many hours are on your machines?

I'm estimating we'll be putting somewhere around 750-1000 hours per year on each machine depending on what contracts are awarded to us.

Let's hear it, good and bad!
Thanks!
I got one. I got 1000 hrs on it in 2 years. 0 issues besides the seat.seat is just not built for the pounding. In 1000 hrs I've gone through 4 sets of blades, 3 oil chnages, no air filters yet, one deck belt, and one trans mission oil change, and a gear box oil change (should had 4 of those). Sticks to hills like glue and sooooo much power. Never have to clean the deck, ever. Also the striping kit is junk, don't waste your money and you can get a 4 year unlimited hour waranty.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:19 PM
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Oh and u average 3-4 an hour is I am trying to make it look perfect and closer to 5 a hour if I am going balls to the wall. I average pretty much one gph no matter how hard I work it. Plus off road diesel is cheaper than gas
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