Review of my new Kubota ZG227

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

  1. CTS

    CTS LawnSite Member
    from Bath NC
    Posts: 16

    I also have a ZG 227, 90 plus hours on it. No problems. Steering is stiff compared to others but you get used to it in no time. Anyone use blades other than the factory brand?
  2. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    The steering lossens up a little over time.
  3. Cutgrassfast

    Cutgrassfast LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    I am curious about this too. Any certain blades recommended? Any certain place to get them?
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    finally, someone asks about non factory blades.

    we use them, theyare oregon blades. theya re the low lift version of the same blade]\

    i find i get better discharge and less deck buildup with these in most conditions. i use the high lift factory in the summer when things are not as tall or wet. hope this helps

    i do however find i have to grind a little on the ends of the blades as they actually are just a hair too long, and hit each other. it sounds so much worse than it is and have to do this with alll non oem blades i have ever used.
  5. Toad

    Toad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    Welcome to the family scagman, now all you need to do is change your screen name. LOL
  6. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    I demoed several different ones and they all cut well, and climbed uphill and downhill well. My only problem was rutting, I have very soft spongy turf up here. Plus they were pretty pricey last time I checked. But I never doubted them as far as quality cut, and dependability. Congrats on your new mower.
  7. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    Thanks, did you demo a diesel or a gas z
  8. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    One of each, sorry can't remember it was 2008, which models 226 or 227. They were loaners while my Hustler went into the shop which was every month. I just felt they were to much machine for this soft sandy turf we have, but would be great for those on hard soil.
  9. walexa07

    walexa07 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    I do not understand this statement. From the kubota website, a zd221 with a 54" deck weighs 1224 pounds. The zg227 with 54" deck weighs 1199 pounds. Does not seem to me that 25 pounds would would make a difference in rutting or not. Unless the zg has wider tires or something else going on.

    Only reason I say anything is because I am interested in a zd221 with 48 or 54 deck. Kubota has the lightest diesel that I know of other than everride........but everride does not show to carry a diesel any more.

  10. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    the 25 pounds will not make a difference. I was not going to buy the 21 diesel since I will be running a bagging system and feel the 21 might not be enough. The bigger HP weigh more. I will be considering a deisel for my next mower though. Maybe I should have bought the diesel, but the gas has been fine so far.

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