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Dual hydros verses the kubota hydro??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by coobie, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. coobie

    coobie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    I have been looking the last week or so at scag,ferris,and kubota ZTR mowers.Some salesman tell me to stay with dual hydros and 2 wheel motors and some say the kubota system is better.Can someone please explain the difference between the hydros of these mowers mentioned?Thanks for any information.coobie:)
  2. Pumper

    Pumper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    When they talk about "dual hydros" they are talking about 2 piston pumps (Hydro Gear in most cases) and 2 wheel motors (they are called gerotor motors). The design is very robust and modular in case anything breaks. The Kubota set up is a single transmission that houses 2 piston pumps, 2 piston motors and 2 gearboxes. Essentially, this set up is the same as the IZT/ZT-2800/EZT that you see in the lightweight equipment except it has been beefed up considerably. Kubota is trying something different in the market place. Most commercial machines will have the split system.
  3. coobie

    coobie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    Thank you for that explaining this.coobie:)

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