Kubota Zero Turn Mowers Comparison
Today we're going to go over three different mowers in the Kubota zero-turn line. I'm going to start off with the starter motor, then the commercial mower and then one in the center.
So let's talk about the little 42 inch Kubota Commander Z-122. This machine is going to be for somebody who has a small yard in town mowing up to about an acre and a half.
It is powered by a Kawasaki engine. It's got the hydro gear 2200 commercial pumps on it with a 10 gauge fabricated mower deck and comes with a four year $300 warranty. Right now this machine starts at $3899 and we do have 0% financing up to 48 months on it.
On a Z-122 Commander, the levers are nice and easy to get to. Your parking brake is on your left side. You do have your height adjustment pedal and you have a knob that you turn to set your height.
On the right side you also have a choke lever ignition switch, a PTO engagement to turn on and off, your mower deck, your throttle - a nice iron meter to keep up with your service.
Your fuel tank is on this side and of course you do have a seat belt that locks and there is also a rollover protection bar in case you're on a hillside and accidentally try to turn the machine over.
Your handles are very simple to use - you pull them in - you push them forward to go forward. If you want to make a left-hand turn, you pull back on the left and push forward on the right and vice versa to make a right-hand turn.
To pull back on the right, push forward on the left and then to reverse, just pulling straight back and then this is your neutral position.
This Kubota Commander is powered by a Kawasaki 21-1/2 horsepower engine. It's a v-twin engine and it does come with a 4 year 300 hour warranty. You have your spark plugs on each side, your oil filters here, your old filter is here on this side - very easy to get to and you have a fuel filter on this side, so if you want to service it yourself, it's pretty easy to do that.
Now let's go over to the Kubota Z7-26x - this is a commercial mower for somebody that has a very large estate. It's powered by a Kawasaki engine and it's got some of the features that the little baby one's got. Your height adjustment - Kubota exclusive - very nice to use, nothing here in your foot platform to get you hung up. There is your fuel gauge and your choke lever and your throttle for the engine.
This is going to shut your mower deck, turn your motor deck on and then shut it off and then you can also have an iron meter so you can keep up with your service, which has a 2 year unlimited hour commercial warranty and a 4 year consumer warranty with 750 hour limit on it, so it stands up with a good warranty.
This machine has a 7 gauge fabricated deck versus a little one head to 10 gauge so it's a heavier motor deck. This one cuts 60 inches wide and it's very fast on the ground. It's running a solid front tire so if you're in the commercial business you won't ever have to worry about having flats.
On the mower deck itself it's running sealed bearings so if you've got guys working for you that don't like the grease and don't like to service it it's not a problem.
It runs a sealed bearing so you get a nice plate that you can lift off here to take your leaf blower to blow all the grass out from underneath it and it has a 7 gauge mower deck built by Kubota in Georgia.
This machine is powered by a Kawasaki engine 25-1/2 horsepower. Everything is very easy to access your fuel tank. Your fuel fill runs underneath the seat so your center of gravity is a lot better in case you're on some hillsides.
You put your engine oil there, your old filter is right there and you have a spark plug on each side. Your big air cleaner is built for commercial use and you have a 2 year unlimited warranty and on a consumer model you have a 4 year 750 hour warranty.
So we've talked about the small and the medium, so now let's go to the large machine - the biggest motor Kubota builds. This machine is a 30.8 horsepower, three cylinder diesel Kubota engine, seven gauge on the mower deck, grease ball bearings, run flat front tires, shaft driven hydraulic deck lifts up and down - not electric over hydraulic but true hydraulic.
How they get that is they run a hydrostatic transmission still running two different wheel motors. What that does for you if you're making a lot of left-hand turns your left hand pump will get a little harder, so it's a little difficult to keep it straight with a complete enclosed hydrostatic transmission stays the same speed the same temperature on both sides on this machine.
Here you can get inside. Like I mentioned before, it is a shaft driven unit meaning it has a shaft from the engine to the top of the mower deck and then you have a belt on that mower deck just in case you hit something hard, it burns that belt and will not tear your gearbox up.
This is pretty much leading in the industry - very nice and a lot less belt wear - one less belt to worry about. On the ZD 15:11 it has, like I mentioned earlier, a hydraulic deck lift up and down so basically you have two pedals. You have an up and down pedal and you still have the dial in height adjustment.
You just turn the knob to whatever number you want to mow at and you hit your down pedal and it goes to that height. To engage or disengage your parking brake you push your brake to disengage it to send it you would push down and hit that little lever beside it and that locks your parking brake. That allows you to get off the machine with the machine running, so it doesn't die every time to get on and off.
This is your throttle - I mean a diesel of course has no choke - so you just have a throttle. You get a slow and high there. This is a hydraulic independent PTO engagement for your mower deck so it's not running an electric PTO clutch but it's just like a tractor - it's hydraulic independent and then of course this is going to be your ignition switch.
This machine also has an air right seat, so if you have some bumpy terrain, you got operators using it very nice option to have. Of course the controls are similar to any zero-turn mower out there - same motions forward, backwards, your left hand turn, right hand turn and then come back to the neutral position.
This is the engine compartment metal hood. There is no plastic - it lifts up nice and easy like a hood on a car. The Kubota CT 15:11 is powered by a three similar Kubota built diesel engine 30.8 horsepower, plenty of horsepower on that 72 inch mower deck.
It's got a metal hood and it opens up real nice to get access to your engine. On the CD 15:11 right now through Kubota we have 0 for 48 month financing or we've got 1.99 with approved credit.
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