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Kubota Zd 331 60" with mulch kit

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by greencuts, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. greencuts

    greencuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Will make my first post an easy one.....The new zd's have just arrived in Oz and after plenty of research have decided to take the plunge, although they cost US$22,000 here. If anyone is running the mulch kit can I get some feedback. Does longer grass slow the engine down? Do you need to make a second pass? Is quality of cut as good? Is it a big process to change back to side discharge? At $400 for the kit I'd hate to be dissappointed. Thanks.
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i dont know about hte mulch kit, but you arent going to bog down that engine, i demoed the 331 and ran it straight up a huge incline at full speed and in kept on kuttin. i went with the 326 becaus ethe 331 really had too much power if you believe that one. they cut very clean , especially compared to the old zd machines. sorry i cant help with the mulch kit but i can only guess it will be good
  3. R and R Lawn Services

    R and R Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Ive also got a 326 very powerful mower. I do have an older zd that we have used with a mulch kit and was not impressed with it on that mower, but the new mower is a totally different animal so it might be worth it

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