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Kubota ZG123S-48 vs Badboy ZT Elite 48

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by AUTOX, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. AUTOX

    AUTOX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Kubota ZG123S-48 - 23 hp Kohler Courage Pro -

    Fuel tank is below the seat , Adj Seat - non folding ROPS - Deck thinner than the BB - Low Profile tires - rear hitch included

    O% 36 month financing fees $100 , require adding to home insurance or Kubota insurance $7 per month

    4 year /300 hr warranty


    BB ZT Elite - 48 27 hp Kohler Courage Pro - or $200 additional for Kawasak FR 726

    0% financing includes $130 fees - Thicker deck - Deck has Front & Rear Anti Scalp wheels - Lift to access to belts area for cleaning
  2. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,429

    Look at the front forks on the bad boy, also the frame and spindles compared to the bota. I was worried sick when i heard about the kommander coming out until i looked it over and drove it. Those skinny tires ride terrible i am not near as worried. I saw tons of corners cut on it. Really get down and dirty on it i saw many things sub par compred to the zt. I was thinking zg227 quality in that. Honestly the bad boy is built more like the 227blue in tge frame forks and deck...
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  3. AUTOX

    AUTOX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    By "Skinny tires" you mean the low profile rear tires on the Kubota correct? The width of the Kubota and BB are 22 inchs.
  4. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,429

    I meant like the profile. They have a very short length on the sidewall. I didnt look real close, but it looked to have a bigger wheel, but same 22" tire, felt alot rougher riding than the BB and I figured that was the reason... Kinda like a 22" wheel on a car has a skinny side wall, but same car with same size tire on a 16" wheel will ride much better. Also if the dealers will let you drive both around the 2 mowers drive quite a bit different. The bb has smoother controls, and the bota is more responsive. Some like one or the other better...

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