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Old 05-07-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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Toward the end of cutting season last year, I purchased a Kubota ZD221 mower.
This is my first experience with ZT and I am disappointed. It most definately cut my mowing time down but what do I do about the damage it is doing to my yard?
I can be EXTREMELY CAREFUL when I mow around objects but the inside wheel tears the grass out by the roots. Over time, this creates bare spots and is unsightly My guess is that they are intended for large open lawns but I was never told this by any of the Lawn mower dealers
Is this just the way a ZT works or am I doing something wrong?

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I'm no expert, but I did read in Consumer Reports that the zt models are rougher on the lawn.

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Old 05-08-2010, 10:00 AM   #3
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I also have a ZTR mower, a Toro, and would let someone have the wife before giving up the mower . I also have 1 1/2 acres, with 86 trees on it I have to cut around. I too found out that the inner wheel will "spin" and remove grass when cutting around trees and shrubs. I went back to ask about this and was told to learn to ease off of the inner drive unit while cutting around a tree. It takes practice but I did learn how to cut around trees, shrubs, neighbors just standing in my yard, whatever, without digging up the grass. Practice, practice. David
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I'm no expert, but I did read in Consumer Reports that the zt models are rougher on the lawn.
I read a lot of reviews and did what I considered a lot of research before purchasing. I looked at virtually every brand in my area and talked to several people who owned one.
The only complaint I heard was the noise! I will have to agree, they sound like a helicopter! But this to be expected considering they work on the principal of higher blade speed and more horsepower to cut down mowing time.
At this time I would not recommend a ZT for the average homeowner
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