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I've read many threads on this site regarding the zd21, some good, some not so good. Here is my take on the new zd21 pro-deck.

I currently own 2 properties, the smaller one with my house on it is 2 acres. I have cut the grass with a JD 240 (4' cut) series for the last 14 yrs. On a good day it will take me 2 hours and 20 minutes. Last week I had the opport. to demo a 2002 zd21. Time to cut was 40 minutes and I stopped to have a quick beer with my neighbor.

My newest property which is 32 acres, I cut close to 6 acres of grass. Lots of trees and 2 lakes to manoever around. This spring I purchased a b7800 with a 72" cut and was real happy with the 6 hr cutting time. Well today I had the chance to cut with the new ZD21 pro-deck and cutting time was just under 4 hrs .

My newest property is a little on the rough side, so cutting at 10 miles per hour can be a little uncomfortable. It does cut well though. Manouerverablity is unbelievable, fuel comsumption is not bad. I burned about 1 gallon of diesel per hour, at full throttle. If the grass is tall and a little wet it takes 2 passes to cut it real nice.

The only drawback to cutting with this machine is that you can't sip a beer while mowing.:( :)
 

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Originally posted by John Gamba
See If You Can Demo a Lazer EPS 28FI, Then Compare.
Have fun With Your New Mower!!!!!
John.
Do you HONESTLY think that air-cooled kohler,efi or not,would give that man as many years of trouble free years as that Kubota diesel will.
 
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