Are kubota z mowers any good?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gatorfan903, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. gatorfan903

    gatorfan903 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I am searching for a new mower and recently looked at kubotas. They looked like extremely well built machines, loaded with features. I was just wondering what kind of experiences everyone has had?
  2. taco1a2

    taco1a2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    i had exmark for 16 years went to kubota and thats the only thing i would ride ,I LOVE IT
    i have a 331 60" it will mow some grass a lot more then exmark
  3. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    While I have only had my Kubota for a few weeks, I can assure you that they are really well built machines. I have a ZG227 and they are the same thing as the diesels without the diesel motor. The cut on my machine is exeptional.
  4. Donald A

    Donald A LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    ZD331 with 72" deck here, what a great mower....
  5. gatorfan903

    gatorfan903 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Does anyone else have a kubota?
  6. RonAyersMotorsports

    RonAyersMotorsports LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    Kubota's are great machines. But take a look at a Hustler, best built and best warranty in the business!
  7. kb9nvh

    kb9nvh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    My buddy in Joplin bought a diesel kubota ZTR two years ago. It was a leftover and he got it for 10K+. His dad bought one also. He loves it except the deck engagement level has some big problem that they cant seem to fix. Its like the arm isn't strong enough and it bent..they just bent it back the first time but it just bent again. Dont know if his dads is doing it also but sounds like some crazy malfunction for such a high end machine. They are going to replace the part next but its on backorder (which is suspicious by itself).
    I dont know his model number but I do know its a diesel and it loved it otherwise.

    Anyone else know of this issue?

  8. Crazy Cutter

    Crazy Cutter LawnSite Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 70

    Are you talking about the PTO engagement lever to the driveshaft on the control panel? Not sure I follow you. Also being a couple years old, is it a older ZD21/ZD28? Or is it the new 300 series? Might be able to help after i clear up a few things.
  9. kb9nvh

    kb9nvh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    Yes the PTO lever and I think its the old model and thats how they got them so cheap...Now that i think about it...I think he just picked them up less than a year ago though. I'll have to ask him exactly the model year and model but I do know it is the diesel and he got them for mid 10K or so (seems really cheap for a diesel)

  10. cpellis

    cpellis LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 8

    I just bought a new ZG327 60" cut, 3 weeks ago. It is an awsome machine. The cut is great. It is the new 27 HP Kubota gas engine. Same frame as the diesels. Extremely well built and rides like a dream. I've used another brand for 10 years and loved it, but the Kubota is much nicer to use.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2009

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