Exmark or Kubota (quality of cut)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by newblade, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. newblade

    newblade LawnSite Member
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    Who has owned both kubota and exmark, and which one has the better cut? I am talking about a zd21 or a gas exmark? I can get a zd21 - 60 for $8950
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Which deck on the ZD21?

    The stamped one or the Pro-Deck that looks about like eXmark?
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    Go with the Exmark, Kubota is better at Tractors w/ Diesels
  4. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    the diesel will save to a ton in fuel costs.
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very true and certainly worth $8,950 regardless of deck type if it cuts well in his area.
    He will have to demo to find out though.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Diesel is higher than gas,also running a diesel all day will give you a headache.
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Only a little bit, only in some areas...
    Even so, that engine will average around 1/2 gallon an hour, verses 1 gallon + with gas.

    Throw off road diesel into the mix, avoid the road tax and come out way ahead.
    Then there is the bio-diesel....
  8. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,484

    I've own both....still have the zd28 buts its going next spring for another scag tt61"....kubota to hard to work on for the average joe....love the diesel but the hydralics are a joke...
  9. P & L Turf

    P & L Turf LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've only delt with the Exmarks. They leave a great cut and their very easy to work on. But like it was said earlier, you'll have to demo the two of them and choose from there. Only then will you find out what you like as far as type of cut, noise factor, or the amount of fuel used.:cool:
  10. Mark P

    Mark P LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    I know a cutter who has the Kubota Z6-23 Gas Engine 54" HD Deck 5" depth, the Hydraulic Lift with the height adjustment dial is nice, the tranny seems alittle complex, has the Hermetically Sealed, no belts to change just fluid change's, It cuts ok but nothing like a Exmark, Toro, or Scag....Mark's Mowing Service

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