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Kubota ZD331 / 72" review (5 years)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LwnmwrMan22, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    Please lets get a positive and detailed BB review on LS. Lord knows hundreds of horrible BB reviews have been deleted. Seems only you and a BB dealer have anything good to say about them.
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  2. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    Has Kubota's quality changed over the years? I ran a Kubota F2000 in the mid 90's with over 5000 hours. It was built like their tractors(industrial quality).
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  3. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,162

    His zd 28 (or whatever model) didn't have issues. When he went to the zd331 he has had gearbox and many other issues.
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  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    Thats to bad. I hope it gets worked out as the gearboxes have always been know for longevity and was one of Kubota's good selling points.
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  5. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 793

    I have been talking with several kubota guys around my area and all they have done is praise the mowers. I have asked about gear box failure and no one has had one at least that they will admit too. I am considering one with a 72" deck but would like to hear more on the problems that are being mentioned. Same with the Deere 997. Although the deere is out of my price range I think.
     
  6. badbart

    badbart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Got it back today. $142.+ for a wheel bearing installed. $66.00 for the bearing!?
     
  7. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 793

    Wow how much was a wheel for it?
     
  8. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    that don't make any sense. they charged you $76 labor for a 10 min job? or are these rear wheels?
     
  9. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,420

    Thats prolly their minumum charge as a shop one hour. Just take them off next time, run up to your local purvis bearing or something and put on yourself for $15....
     
  10. badbart

    badbart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    No, that was ONE front wheel bearing!
     

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