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Old 05-20-2021, 03:55 PM
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My Kawasaki blew up in the JD so Im on the hunt for a new Zero turn, anyone have a BB mower, like dislike....any issues with the hydro pumps ? Im looking at the ZT and the Maverick 60" with the Kawi engine

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A few buds have BB mowers and they do fine. Have not heard them do any complaining yet. Not a full commercial mower like the Scag or Hustler. My Hustler has 23 years on it and only issue was deck bearings at about 20 years
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We have a bad boy at the airport that is a couple of years old. I am not impressed. Not nearly the mower as our Skags or Hustlers. The hydraulics are so uneven from side to side it makes it very unpleasant to operate, wheels break off the deck constantly, just not a quality piece
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We have a bad boy at the airport that is a couple of years old. I am not impressed. Not nearly the mower as our Skags or Hustlers. The hydraulics are so uneven from side to side it makes it very unpleasant to operate, wheels break off the deck constantly, just not a quality piece
what model is this and how old ??
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If you want a real commercial mower get a scag. Ex mark and Ferris are real good also
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Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy View Post
My Kawasaki blew up in the JD so Im on the hunt for a new Zero turn, anyone have a BB mower, like dislike....any issues with the hydro pumps ? Im looking at the ZT and the Maverick 60" with the Kawi engine

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How many hours on the JD?
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Old 05-21-2021, 07:05 AM
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My mom bought one last year, I'm not sure of the model and it had a kawi engine on it. She mows quite a few yards with her side business and wasn't impressed with it at all. She has always ran Hustler mower before trying this one out. It's sold and a new hustler was bought in it's place.
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around 800 hrs on the GX345 I'm kind of surprised it crapped out, I tore the heads off and cant see an issue but when 1 of the pistons is on the down stroke it will move in the bore like rod is not tight on the crank, Im not looking for a commercial mower
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Dad has a commercial duty bad boy with over 1K hours. Filters for the hydro system, general maintenance and spare hubs if you hit something. His has been great. It’s like 35HP, it’s a horse. My BIL has one with a little cat diesel and he said nothing but good things. I’m still running my Deere 495X
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