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bob-cat ztr

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by 8bobcat, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. 8bobcat

    8bobcat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I just bought a bob-cat z219 to mow my own grass with. I have about 3 1/2 acres. My question is what on average will the life of this mower be. I probably will put about 60 hrs a year on it. Also any tips on maintaining it and operation would be appreciated since I am a rookie with zero turns.
  2. BigDave

    BigDave LawnSite Member
    Messages: 148

    Congrats on the new purchase!

    From what I've seen on this site, people commonly mention that their ZTRs have been taken past 1000 hours, and some even past 2000.

    Doing a Search on this site will give you hours upon hours of reading on ZTR operation and maintenance tips.

    One of the first things I learned about ZTRs is that they don't zero-turn well (one wheel forward and one wheel reverse) on any kind of slope. That's why on my property, I make a lot of tight turns and 3-point turns, but no true zero-turns. 3-point turns are still very fast on a ZTR. Also, be patient -- it takes a good amount of time to master operating a ZTR smoothly and without tearing turf.

    Hope this helps.
  3. LakeSide Lawn and Landscape

    LakeSide Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    8 bobcat........ILL BET I KNOW WHERE YOU BOUGHT THAT MOWER AT...If you bought it in statsville.Thats my dealer as well.terrell is agood guy he will take care of you.
  4. 8bobcat

    8bobcat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Jacob, you are right that is where i bought it at. This is the first mower i have bought but have been buying weedeaters, blowers and parts for years. They are not the cheapest around but there service more than makes up for the extra $$$$.
  5. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I put 1050 on a zt223, no problems what so ever. I got robbed on the trade in. Oh well, live and learn.
    The bobcat should be a dependable machine for you. Have fun!

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