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Kubota ZD28

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by knuckshemi, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. knuckshemi

    knuckshemi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Can anyone tell me about this mower? It is a diesel, is that an advantage or not? also would it compare to the Exmark or Dixie Chopper, as far as dependability or performance?

    Thanks for letting me ask dumb questions.
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Some would say its dependabilty will be superior to the other mowers. I think so. Its built similar to the kubota tractors. Ask any one who has a Kubota tractor if they are satisfied.
  3. LLS-turfman

    LLS-turfman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    The diesel will last 3 times longer than the gas motor, The ZD28 is a awesome mower, hyd. deck lift, 9 gauge deck, springs in the seat, shaft driven, I think you'd be happy with one.
  4. Doster's L & L

    Doster's L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    I have a ZD21, myself. It has over 1000 hours on it and all i've had to go wrong with it is the hydrostat line had a leak in it and then warranty took care of it. Then 2 more times the other line got a crack in it. This is the only thing that i've had to go wrong with it. Another good reason to get the diesel is you can get the non road taxed diesel. When regular diesel prices are 1.50/gal, you'll pay .50/gal less. basically $1/gal. PLUS, diesel is more efficient than gas is, so less consumption of fuel.

    I odnt think you could go wrong with the ZD28, but i dont think you need to spend the extra money on the 7 extra ponies, unless you're going to mow alot of accounts that are 2 weekers. Other than that, i'd go with the 21ZD. JMO

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