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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by spencer087, Jul 19, 2008.
help me decide kubota 222 or hopper 223
How much are they?
Kubota is 7300 and grashopper is 7400. Kubota has hydralic deck lift a maintainenve lift and shaft driven deck 48 inches 6 inches deep. Grasshopper is 52 inch deck
Shaft drive actually eats more HP than belt drive. Go with the Grasshopper. Grasshopper has a lot more experience building ZTR's than Kubota. Every new ZTR model that Kubota makes, has major bugs in the design, that take a few years to resolve. Grasshopper does not have that problem. The 223 is a real dependable machine that has been on the market for about 5 years.
I was wondering if the shaft would be more reliable but harder to power
I just bought my new ZG222 and I love it. Shaft driven = no breaking. No breaking = no downtime. No downtime = MONEY!
It also has double belts which is another plus.