love my zd21

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zedosix, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,653

    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.:( :)
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    See If You Can Demo a Lazer EPS 28FI, Then Compare.
    Have fun With Your New Mower!!!!!
  3. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    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.
  4. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Awe you throw a deisel at us? ;)

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