Opinion for Best ZTR for Hills

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by fireman1000, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Do you have a problem running out of coolant in your vehicle? Do you not check your fluids?
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  2. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
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    WOW!! 5 gallons of juice in the trans, that is sure better tan 3qts
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yup. The Kubota transaxles are crazy big. Strongest ones I have ever seen.
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  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lets see which will hold up better mowing down 4ft of overgrown grass on a 105 degree day for 10 hrs straight. That's why they are water cooled. I can run at -30 pushing snow off sidewalks, or 110 mowing in any condition and the engine will be the same temperature.

    I've spit foot size rocks in half, ran the deck into a pole in the ground doing 10mph (left buses on my stomach from the handle bars), hit trees, broke trees, broke a metal water well casing, dropped off a trailer doing 40 mph and I can't remember what else. I think I've tested it enough blhahaha.
     
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  5. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do they wear glow plugs?
     
  6. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    They do :dancing: Kubota went to a different type of indirect injection after trying direct injection. They get more power and better emissions with this type of indirect injection. I actually really like glow plugs. Its always instant starts.
     
  7. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If I was mowing all day in one area it would be great but it does need more speed. I was definitely impressed with them. They give you a lot for the money. One thing I did notice was a Cat 35 appears to be a much beefier made engine?
     
  8. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Getting 10000 hours out of a mower is no problem with changing parts. There is a reason Hustler puts a life time warranty on the frame.
     
  9. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    I haven't heard anyone say to much about them. I know perkins actually makes the engine for Cat. There is a reason why the Cat uses kubota engines in their Skid Steers now.
     
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    So you have never seen one......


    Not to long ago you would be lucky to get 1000 hours out of Hustlers hydro system. They lost a huge market share with all the problems. Warranty is worthless with the worst customer service in the industry.
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