Kubota ZD 21 60" vs Exmark Lazer Z 60" Kawasaki 25HP

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rlf, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. rlf

    rlf LawnSite Member
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    I am buying my first ZTR. I have gotten a price on the Kubota ZD 21 60 of $8900. The Exmark Laser Z 60 25HP Kawasaki is $7200. Which is the better deal? Is the diesel worth the additional $1700? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. toroboy

    toroboy LawnSite Member
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    i would go with the exmark mower , ithink they cut better and r more reliable it really depends on how many lawns you have if u have a whole lot it might be better to go with the diseal becasue u will save money on gas ,but i think the exmark u will have less mechanical problems.
     
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would say, go with the Lazer. Its a proven design, and dealers abound. Plus, like I said before, 21hp Diesel is not enough for a 60" deck (IMHO).

    You will save a lot of money in GAS with the Kubota!

    You will save a lot of money in DIESEL with the Lazer!
    :D
     
  4. Tim Baden

    Tim Baden LawnSite Member
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    Go with exmark they are the best,and
    remember anybody can fix a gas engine.Then you have the diesel fumes all the time.Good luck in whatever you chose.
     
  5. kbcjlc

    kbcjlc LawnSite Member
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    Go with Exmark and you may want to add eXmark E-Z Striping Kit later on.

    Keith
     
  6. Foz

    Foz LawnSite Member
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    :confused: a 21 HP Kubota diesel not enough to run a 60" deck???? it is nearly equivalent to a 30 HP gas engine. I have a 22HP kubota diesel with 60" deck that can cut through 6" of wet grass at 1/3 speed, try it first, exmark is good machine but diesel is worth the $$, just my opinion
     
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    I have run Grasshopper 60" mowers with the Kubota 21HP diesel and I feel like they are underpowered in heavy mowing conditions. Kubota is coming out with a bigger diesel for their ZTR's. I think it may be the 28HP engine that Grasshopper is using. THe 28 has plenty of power,as I have one on my Grasshopper 428D with a 72" deck.:)
     
  8. Yard

    Yard LawnSite Member
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    rlf,
    Wow. Are those prices for new machines? $7200 for a 60" Lazer is a great price.

    Where are you located?

    Good luck with your purchase.
     
  9. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I also would go with the Exmark like someone pointed out a proven design!
     
  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    eXmark :blob4: eXmark :blob4: eXmark
     

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