Yazoo/Kees Need Help!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mudfish99, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. mudfish99

    mudfish99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Has anyone had experience with the 52" 21hp midmax ztr? I can get a really good price on one from a local dealer and am trying to avoid spending the big bucks on an exmark, scag, or kubota. The specks look really comparable to their competitors with the exception of about a 200 lb weight difference. The absolute largest account this would be used for is approximately 2.5 acre residential lawn. I don't expect to have to put more than 150 hours on it per season. Thanks for any help offered.
  2. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    I dont care much for yazoo kees, but you can get a lesco for alot less new, than the kees, and imo their alot better machines than kees.
  3. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Actually the Kees is about $200 or so less at retail right now in my area. The dealer is selling them for $5799 and throwing in a free suspension seat!

    I demo'd the Kees last fall and loved the quality of cut and the overall feel of the machine.

    The Lesco is a decent mower but I didn't like the quality of cut much at all...

    It all comes down to.....demo....demo....demo!!
  4. Green King

    Green King LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Do a search on here on Yazoo. You should get plenty of info.
  5. Creative Lawn Care

    Creative Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 271

    Had my 61" 27 horse for about 7 months and I have had no problems.
  6. Total Lawn & Landscape

    Total Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Have three 61" -27hp units, NO problems! Any mower is only as good as the dealer/distributor if a problem would arise. I'm sold on Y/K.
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Yeah, and the majority of what you will read is not what you are going to want to hear. My advice (as a previous owner).... pass on it.... not a commercial grade machine and certainly not a fine upstanding company. PLUS 21HP ON A 52" will be a WUSS anyways. The 21hp Kawi didn't have enough balls to pull my 48" deck real well, much less a 52" and at best it burned 1.25 gallons of gas per hour.

    If you want to save money on your purchase, go with a Lesco or Cub Commercial (same mower). Way better machines in every way.
  8. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    Well, I just found this out a couple weeks ago. Yazoo is BANNED from doing business with the State of NC.......to me that speaks volumes!
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool2: :cool2: :cool2: :clapping:
  10. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Can you verify this statement with some facts? Otherwise it's just BS!

    I'm sure that the 20+ dealers listed in NC for Yazoo/Kees would be surprised as well.

    My dealer says that the Yazoo/Kees riders are as good as any that he has seen and that the quality of cut is second to none. (He sells 4 commercial brands and is well known to be fair and honest in his opinions.)

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