2013 Kubota ZG100

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by KV9064, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Brules-
    thanks very much for links.

    I admit I suck at finding anything new on the net. It's not for lack of trying or just being too lazy. I just don't seem to ever punch in the right search words to get the results I'm looking for most of the time.


    I really don't care for the pimp daddy low pro rear tires. On a car I understand the purpose. On a mower they're just rediculous. I don't care for the engine choices on these new machines either. Even if I were strictly buying a machine for homeowner use, I'd want a top of the line engine, and would gladly pay more for one.
     
  2. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    And they have that option on the next mower up but its gonna cost 8 grand.
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  3. Ridin' Green

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    I know. In reality though, there's not that much actual difference in price between the top of the line engines and the ones they've chosen (for the manu's). They could have kept the price down to within a few hundred of where it is now, and still used a good engine. Just stepping up in engine quality shouldn't raise the price 3K.
     
  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whell your talking about steping up to a wet clutch pto, faster speed, kubota built pumps, kubota gas engines and so on. This is a mower built to compete with the cheapest deere's and toro's. You can't do that when a good engine alone retails at close to 2 grand retail.
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  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm not talking about stepping up to any of that other stuff here. I can live with the other features on this machine, but I would want a top of the line engine like the Kohler Command, Vanguard, or Kawi. They don't cost the manu's very much more at all over the price of the cheap engines they've put in these machines, especially in the bulk buys they make. The additional couple hundred bucks would be well worth it to almost anyone who knows much at all about the different engines. It wasn't that long ago that all manu's were using top tier engines in their machines ranging from basic lawn tractors all the way to the top end machines for homeowners, and they did it at reasonable/affordable prices.

    There's no need for all the other stuff you just listed, and I never mentioned wanting to see that stuff offered on these machines.
     
  6. JCLawn and more

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    I thought you were thinking the 3k was for just the engine that's why I put that. I know kawi would never be an option because they are in competition with their mule. In my mind I don't get why they didn't make it a hoziontal egine system and but their 2cyl air cooled engine on it. Who knows
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  7. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's what I'm thinking. Would have been a far better selling point, and it would have been well ahead of the competition, because I seriously doubt other manus' (especially the cheap bastages at Deere) won't step up and use a great engine in their counterpart machines which are bound to come out soon.
     
  8. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Those low pro tires will ride rough. Wife took on a test drive a car with those on them several years ago. Rode like a hay wagon.
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  9. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    looks sweet! I'll most definitely try one out. Only thing that i note right away is the ROP bars don't seem to fold
     
  10. TinMan1

    TinMan1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I didn't notice the ROPS nope don't want it without fold down
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