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2004 Kubota ZD-28 Is this a good price ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by webdrifter, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. webdrifter

    webdrifter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    A friend of mine has decided to get out of the lawn care business, and has decided to sell his 2004 Kubota's He has a ZD-21 with 60" deck, and a ZD-28 with a 72" deck. The ZD-21 has around 550 hours, and the ZD-28 has approx 350 hours on it, both have around 1 year left on the warranty's. He's says that they are in excellent condition. He's asking $6000 for the ZD-21 and $8000 for the ZD-28. I've been spending 4 hours a week on my 42" cub cadet just mowing around 3 acres, so I'm ready for a better mowing system. I could mow up to 6+ acres on my land if I had a decent mower. Is this a good price on these mowers ? Would this be over kill for mowing 6 acres a week? Which would be the best deal ?


    JPLAWNSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    I am not sure of the price on the zd28 but the price on the zd 21 doesn't seem to bad. I just priced a new zd21 and it was around $9500. That's 3500 cheaper for a mower that isn't even a year old yet with not a lot of hours IMO.
  3. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    have you got any photos?
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    A new ZD28 here in MN with a 61" or whatever it is, 61-60-63, anyways, was $11,500 list price.
  5. barringtonbrothers

    barringtonbrothers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    Those Kabuta seem like a really top notch peice of equipement. A dealer was trying to sell me one last week and told me it only has one hydro on it. Does any one have any expereince runnig Kabuta Z to tell me more about it - say the pros and cons.
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    i dont know anything about em, but i see quite a few guys around here with Kubota Z's. and most lawns are small to medium around here, so they must be good, but these guys might be mowing large comm. props too. but ya, i bet there awsome!
  7. robertyb

    robertyb LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Posts: 105

    I would jerk his arm off to get the ZD-21 at $6,000.00 if the warranty is transferrable on it. I looked at a few earlier this year (used) and the 2003 models with 500 to 750 hrs. were selling for $5,500.00 to $7,000.00.
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Just ran a ZD21 today for 6 hours at a school I do.

    60" deck.

    It's fine for normal grass, cut a baseball field at 2", nice stripes, no clumps.

    Cut the football field at 3.5", we're trying to let it grow out, and it wanted to bog down quite a bit when you started out on a new "stripe" and there was some dead built up grass.

    On a side hill, I'll take my Ferris any day. With only one fuel tank, it seems to throw your mower around a little more than the mowers with fuel tanks over each wheel.

    Talked to my dealer, he suggested we could put some fluid in the tires and see if that helped on a side hill, which I'm sure it would, but it would suck when you have to fix the tire.

    IMO, the ZD21 is underpowered with a 60" deck.
  9. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    The ZD21 has one pump, two wheel motors just like any other Z. Only difference is they are all assembled into a transaxle configuration. All components are removable and servicable individually. I bought mine 2.5 years ago. It has as much or more power than any 60inch Z out there with a 25hp gas motor. If I was to buy another one I would get the 28hp just because it is available on the 60 inch deck now.It wasnt available 3 years ago. As to running on a hill it will perform as good as any. As far as it having a single fuel tank and causing a stability problem, well thats just silly. All dual tank Zs run off each tank seperately most of the time. Those prices you listed are very good.
  10. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    I thought the prices were reasonable myself as well, wish I had more work to feed one of them!!!

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