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Zd Kubota

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Thumb, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Green Thumb

    Green Thumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Do any of you use Kubota ZD models for your commercial equipment. I just
    purchased a ZD 28 and another sales person said he didn't think they were
    used commercially? Please your thoughts. Also I have a opportunity to
    purchase a used Lesco (45hrs) 36" walk behind HYD. for $2200. Is this
    a good deal?
  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,655

    They are used commercially. Do a search for them and you will find quite a bit of info on them.
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,372

    I run ZD 28 / 60" deck.

    If they weren't used commercially, who'd buy them???

    I don't know of many homeowners that would buy them at a price of $11k+.

    It's decent. I wish they had the fuel tank on both sides, not just one.

    Also, the deal with the way the front axle pivots, it's hard to reach around with a 36" garbage grabber to get garbage sometimes.

    Other than that, it's got a real decent cut, even in thick grass with the 28 hp having more torque than a same hp gas engine.

    For myself, I don't know if I'd buy another, since I trade my mowers in every 2-3 years. It doesn't make much sense for me to put the extra $1500-2000 into the diesel engine, since by the time I trade them, they're more or less just getting broke in with 1200-1500 hours on them.
  4. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    I have had my Kubota for 3 yrs. and I love it. It is quiet, cuts good, and extremely fuel efficient. It is a all-around great machine. Would I buy another - not definately but more than likely. :usflag:
  5. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    We have 3 Kubota ZD's and use them commercially. That is what they are made for!!!

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