Is a cub cadet commercial worth a try 0% for 36 months

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by J lawn, May 25, 2004.

  1. J lawn

    J lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I have a woods front mount and Im looking to get a mid mount. I know cub cadet, kubota, and ferris all have the 0% for 36 months. I like the ride of the ferris but know guys that have had problems with the suspension sagging over a couple of years and it is alot of moving parts. kubota ZD 21 is a nice mower but Im not sure what to think of it. I have looked at the cub cadet and seems to be a nice mower and has everything greasable. Spindles same as the scag timkin tapered with popet valve. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Im driving myself nuts second guessing everything.

  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    that cubs are a good mower. There are a lot of things that I would different with them though.
  3. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I have 4 cubs, great machines, good cutters
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I had a Cub Tank and it never broke down but it would only cut at about half the speed of my Kubota. It all comes down to HOW much you want to spend. More money equals more productive.
  5. thebruken

    thebruken LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 11

    I believe the cubs to be very well built machines, but I did buy the kubota zd21 and like it very much, why are you hesitant about the kubota?
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Any of the 3 are very well built machines. Shock wear out on mowers too. I wouldn't let that be the reason I didn't look at the Ferris real hard. Kubota makes good machines and the motors will probably outlast the steel on the machines. Cubs are built well and I know several people that have been happy with them. The real thing is you need to demo each machine on your properties to see which you like best and will work within you company structure.
  7. J lawn

    J lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Thanks for all of the replys. I have been busy with all of the rain. I took a closer look at the ferris and the Cub tank. The Kubota I think is out becouse of the price and I demoes one and the cut wasnt to good but it had the wavy mulch blades on it. boy is it a heavy machine. I didnt get much info on the drive system I dont think that the guy knows himself. there is no ferris to demo apperently. still a tough decision. Im driving my wife crazy asking her opinion on the finance end. Im going to try and demo the tank tomorrow.

  8. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    forget the tank.. Get a Lesco Z-Two for $2,000 less... Its the same machine too!:)
  9. 2manymowers

    2manymowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    The retail prices listed on the Lesco website for the 72" Z are considerably higher than the Cub Tank 72". I got a quote of $8399 for a new 72" Tank with the 33 hp Generac. (retail-$9999)
    The Lesco 72 with the same engine is listed at $11,750 or so. Are you saying I could get a Lesco 72 for $6399?
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I was curious about those lesco prices too. Grounds Maintenance just had an article about Z's and the break down in price and the lesco was more than the cubs for which I couldn't figure out why

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