Review of my new Kubota ZG227

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Scagmower48, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. taterlawn

    taterlawn LawnSite Member
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    only about 30hrs. no problems at all yet, but I have used a lot of different brands of mowers in the past and will have to say that the zg227 is by far the most solid feeling
  2. taterlawn

    taterlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    and the deck is the strongest I have seen
  3. TheOctagon

    TheOctagon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 452

    I think you should take some pics of the machine and the highlights of it. I wanna see that belt and deck pics and such
  4. metrocane

    metrocane LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    "I guess no one wants to hear about a Kubota"

    scagmower48 - How is the ZG227 treating you now.

    I want to hear
  5. metrocane

    metrocane LawnSite Member
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    How are the anti scalp wheels working out for you. Do you run them on the ground or raise them. Do they produce an even cut on slopes. I do 1/4 to 1/3 acher lots that are poorly landscaped. Bermuda grass. I am thinking about getting a ZG227 because of the adjustable anti-scalp rollers
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i would love to hear more now with more hours under your belt.

    i would love to try one of the 60in gassers to feel the lighter mower out and feel how much more nimble it would be than the heavy diesels. the one thing tah sucks thouigh is they removed the ocilating front =end off the gassers. i dont agree with that at all. that is a great componet in how well this machine handles. anyways, tell us more and if you have some pics shoe them too
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i can answer that for you, we have the bigge decks but they are not as efective on these series of kubotas as the decks are so overbuilt and tough the are too heavy and the anti scalp rollers actually scalp the ground clean clear of grass, especially if wet ground. you have to be careful.

    the older series had a lighter deck(and did not cut as great as these) and they worked perfect on them. it may not be an issue with a 54 in deck though as we have 60s and they are heavier
  8. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    Wow just browsing through the new threads and saw this. Didn't think it would appear again.

    The Kubota now has 255 hours and is tucked away washed and waxed for the winter. I used it on 40 yards per week during the season. (sure beats walking them like i did w/ the scag)

    My opinion about the Kubota has not changed, it is a great machine. The cut is good, with good striping.

    I purchased a bagging system for it in december, which performed great, but I wish it was a little bigger.

    The only problem I had with the machine was both of the mowing deck pulleys failed because they were never tightened properly from the factory. They were replaced under warantee.

    I have mentioned before, the kubota is a durable, well built machine. But no machine is good with out the proper maintenance. I take extemely good care of it. Sometimes cutting service intervals in half. All maintanence is performed by me.

    I would recommend this machine to anyone, and I would also buy this machine over again. I have never second thought my purchase. (It took me 2 months to decide what machine to purchase, thats 2 months of lots of walking i did not have to do but I wanted the right machine)
  9. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    Forgot to add

    the anti scalp wheels have never posed a problem. They are on the middle setting.

    Grassman177, do the weight of the diesel ever detour you away from buying another?

    Any questions from anybody just ASK!!!
  10. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    To those who don't have a kubota, the deck pulley thing isn't common; my zg222 with 250 hrs hasn't had a problem.

    My mower had a recall on it's carburetor; apparently some were catching on fire. Have you replaced yours yet if your model is one that was affected?

    EDIT: The 300 series gas mowers aren't much lighter than the diesel models; if you want to decrease weight, you would have to go with a 200 series.

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