Grashopper 223 or kubota zg222??? hlp!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by spencer087, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. spencer087

    spencer087 LawnSite Member
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    help me decide kubota 222 or hopper 223
     
  2. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    How much are they?
     
  3. spencer087

    spencer087 LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  4. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,666

    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.
     
  5. spencer087

    spencer087 LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering if the shaft would be more reliable but harder to power
     
  6. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    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.
     

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