Kubota diesel

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TrapperJohn, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. TrapperJohn

    TrapperJohn LawnSite Member
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    Looking to replace my aging Dixon 560. Been solid, but it's time has come and I'm getting tired of scratching to find parts for it, darn dealers come and go so quickly.

    Went out to look at Exmarks, but the dealer showed me a Kubota ZD326P, with 0% financing for 42 months. $11k, not cheap, but buying quality has always been a good investment for me in the past.

    Can anyone share good or bad experiences with the Kubotas? Their tractors are great, but I don't know jack about their mowers.
     
  2. pconley

    pconley LawnSite Member
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    How about a Grasshopper? They use kubota diesels on some models.
     
  3. greggwim

    greggwim LawnSite Member
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    The kubotas are great I purchased my first ZD326 this spring and a friend has the ZD 331 he has had it for a year and says it great
     
  4. TrapperJohn

    TrapperJohn LawnSite Member
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    Actually, they had a grasshopper sitting next to it, but the financing is a lot cheaper on the Kubota.
     
  5. PTW

    PTW LawnSite Member
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    I own a ZD 331 and it is IMO the best built mower you can buy. I studied every commercial mower sold in my area and the strength of the Kubota was unmatched. A lot will disagree i'm sure but I have been so satisified with mine I will be buying another soon. I give $11,600 for mine a year ago, which is a very good price compared to all the other deisels I had researched.
    Good luck with whatever you deside but if you do buy a Kubota I just can't believe you will be disapointed.
     
  6. F Y P M

    F Y P M LawnSite Member
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    Kubota's also in Toro line, excellent diesel engine.
     
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah, we have three of those and love them, we had many of the old ones and there was some problems, but these new ones are the cats roar!!lol. they cut and ride great with lots of power, you will be impressed
     
  8. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    have kubota gas 3cyl's on my walkers, high hour applications. i'm not sure about the decks and frames, but i can say they make a great motor.
     
  9. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Demoed the machine last summer. Good power plant - but that is in other mowers such as toro, hopper, not sure about exmark. I run toro gas, but I like the feel of the toro better vs the kubota. Price - I know, at least in my area, kubota will smoke anyone on financing and very competitive on price. Either way - you'll have a great machine.
     
  10. Toad

    Toad LawnSite Senior Member
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    Love my kubota!! Awsume machine, cant wait to get back on it this spring. 220 hrs on last summer.
     

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