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Kubota ZD331 / 72" review after 150 hours (extensive).

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LwnmwrMan22, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. fhaith

    fhaith LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    the ZD331 you can put the rpo part way down & still open hood
  2. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    No, not at all. On the ZD28, I think it was 4 or 8 bolts, and you could peel the roll bar right off and stick it in the back corner of the shed.

    With the new ZD's, I can't see how there's any way possible to pull the roll bar off. It's almost to the point where the whole mower is built around the ROPS.

    I suppose one could pull the top 1/2 of the roll bar off, and just have the uprights left on the mower.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Sounds like sawzall or muffler gun time Jeremy
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    Believe me, if my dealer would take it back in trade that way, I'd be all over it.

    However, they won't take a trade if the ROPS has been tampered with, so.....:cry:
  5. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    LwnmwrMan22, Any end of the year reviews on the new Kubota Z?
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    Yes, sometime this weekend I'll do one.
  7. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    Looking forward to the update. :clapping:
  8. bedbug

    bedbug LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 37

    My front tires on my ZD28 ,were tearing up lawns when turning.Goodyear tire shop filled my tires with solid rubber .This increased the weight of each tire to 35 lbs,but it does not damage lawns and feels like power steering.Money well spent!
  9. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    I've owned Kubota(s) for a long time. The LAST thing these machines need is more weight. :usflag:
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    we have run the zd series since its conception with the first we owned being a zd21 without a roll bar. that was a while ago!!!! then we got a newer one with a pro deck and the roll bar. that thing got in the way of everything. we then purchased 3 zd 28s and overall loved them but the seat sucked and the transmisions were crap, nothing but problems . the waranty and dealer were great . we traded up to the new zd326 with 60 inch decks and theses babies are awesome. yeah, the added weight does hider you on slopes. you WILL slide and stuff. but the trans is way better and much stonger and simpler to work on. you have to learn this machine like a newbie if you know what i mean. even after running other ztrs and other kubotas, these new ones are real touchy. but if patient and all you will leran to operate them and not tear the turf. i have found with wear and break in now at 150 hrs the controls are much easier to handle. the new roll bars do not get in the way of anything so i find nothing to complain about them being there.

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