Diesel vs gas powered ZTR???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mickpeg, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. mickpeg

    mickpeg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    What should the price differential be between a diesel or a gas powered ZTR. I have the option of a Toro ZMaster 27hp gas 52" deck for $7,600. or a Kubota ZD 18 54" deck for $8700.
    Which would be the best deal.
  2. Lawnmedics

    Lawnmedics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    Just got the toro 60 inch over the Kubota 60 inch The Kubota was a great machine but did not like the price difference. Also did not want to carry another type of fuel. My buddy has the Kubota and swears by it.
  3. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    in this case gas
    but look at the eXmark lazer z 27/52
  4. Sam-Ohio

    Sam-Ohio LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 304

    Can you demo both machines ? Try that for the best info you can get on each machine.

    In my opinion , there is such a large difference in horsepower between these two machines , [33% difference !] yet the cutting width is almost the same, and so is the weight of the machines - so I would think this would have quit an effect on their performance.

    The only good way to determin if this is acceptable for YOU, is to run them both and see for yourself.

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