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diesel zero turns

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by adamc6, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. adamc6

    adamc6 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Does anyone know who makes diesel zero turns. If anyone has a diesel zero turn, how do they like it. Thanks.

  2. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    I know exmark and dixie chopper make them. The exmark has a diahatsu diesel and the dixie chopper a yanmar.
  3. Wayward

    Wayward LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    I have two Grasshopper 428D's with the Kubota diesel engines. Lots of power and very easy on fuel. I also have a 92 Dodge pickup with the Cummins turbo diesel that has 260,000 miles on it. I love diesels.
  4. Farmboy

    Farmboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    I got to drive a encore diesel I did not really like it. I then got to drive a BLADERUNNER diesel! Now that is a machine! Never drove a diesel exmark or dixie chopper.
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,662

    Grasshopper has been building diesel ZTR's longer than anyone I believe. I have two, a 428D and a 321D. Grasshopper uses Kubota diesels on all their diesel machines. Have tried the Dixie Chopper, and the Exmark. Both were very heavy compared to the Grasshoppers. I rank Grasshopper as the lightest, most quiet, and smoothest to operate. That is why I own 2 of them. The Dixie Chopper is not far behind, and the Exmark is a distant 3rd in my opinion. Bunton also has one, but it is VERY loud and rather underpowered. The new Kubota looks good, but have no experience with that machine.:)
  6. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 462

    Kubota makes a couple diesels, and from what i hear there not bad
  7. theplantdoctor

    theplantdoctor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    We run Walker Diesels here. It has a Kubota engine. I don't think I would ever buy a gasser, after running the diesels.


  8. adamc6

    adamc6 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Does anyone know what those walkers run in price? I was just at the site, and they look pretty good. thanks

  9. yardboyltd

    yardboyltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 323

    i know the Gravely 260z has a diesel model.. don't count it out... Never priced one but wish I would have just to compare. It'd make the perfect mower for me...
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Depending on the options the Walker runs in the neighborhood of 13K. Of course it goes up from there.

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