why not a kubota

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by terryswafford, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. terryswafford

    terryswafford LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    In my search for my next z mower i see that very few commercial crews are running kubotas? Most people are running Exmark,Scagg, And so on. but very few kubotas on the back of trailers. Are the just not as good? Thanks.
  2. ericmcj31

    ericmcj31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I think they're kinda pricey; they are sweet out of the box--super fast mow and cut...but I've got a couople of buddies with them and both have had problems. I think they need to get a little more aggressive with their pricing and better quality. Just my $.02
  3. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    There is a few people around my area that are using them for com cutting. I think the two main reasons that they are not used by fleets more is the weight and they are harder to work on. I demoed one and liked it the best out of the ones I tried, but I did not buy one because of the trans. The HST is great when working and the wet PTO is great but if they go down you are not just replacing a hydro pump or wheel motor in a couple of hours.
  4. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    If your looking for a diesel ZTR Kubota was in my second choice, it came down to speed & a 3 cylinder vs a 4 cylinder. The Kubota will sip fuel, and have gobb's of torque. who care's what the "other guy" is running maybe his credit SUCKS and he cannot afford a Kubota :cool2:

  5. SfTD_service_CENTER

    SfTD_service_CENTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 868

    i can say this. i saw a zg327 up close on a trailer and a good honest rich guy owned it> i asked my questions and he answered honest. they are great at fuel usage do a god job in deep grass and look like a tank with the shaft deck and a price to go with somthing much less! he paid 8000 new i presume without tax. for what it was i would have been proud to own it! one of the bestr looking machines i have laid eyes on for the price! i own a next lazer z and i thought it looked awsome i woul have bought one myself!

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