The Kubota Tractor Corporation offers a wide range of agricultural machines, from tractors and utility vehicles to residential and commercial mowers. As part of the company's Z series of mowers, the ZD28 Zero-Turn lawn mower weighed in at roughly 1,680 pounds. Kubota manufactured the ZD28 between 2003 and 2006. The company has since replaced the ZD28 with the Z200 and Z300 series of zero-turn mowers, also designed for residential and commercial use.
The Kubota ZD28 Zero-Turn lawn mower was a large, heavy-duty machine that measures 7 feet 6 inches long and 6 feet 1 inch wide. At its tallest point -- the folding support bar that rests behind the driver's seat -- the machine was 5 feet high. The ZD28 rests on 24-by-12-inch tires.
A three-cylinder, 28-horsepower diesel engine with water cooling powered the two-wheel drive Kubota ZD28 Zero-Turn lawn mower. Part of the ZD28's weight was due to the 72-inch cutting deck featured on late models. Early models of the ZD28 from 2003 and 2004 had a 60-inch cutting deck, which slightly reduced the machine's weight. The ZD28 featured a suspension seat and front oscillating axle with a built-in jack. Like all Kubota machines, the ZD28 sported the company's characteristic orange and black finish.
Though Kubota no longer manufactures the ZD28, online and brick-and-mortar agricultural equipment retailers may sell this machine used. Shipping costs can be considerable, given the machine's weight. When shopping for a used ZD28, take shipping into consideration. Though customers won't come by a new ZD28, new parts are available from online agricultural equipment suppliers. These parts include alternators, keys, starter switches, thermostats, fuel pumps, belts, blades, wheels and air, fuel and oil filters.
Z200 and Z300 Series
Kubota's Z200 series of zero-turn mowers features three-cylinder gasoline or diesel liquid-cooled engines that output between 21 and 27 horsepower, depending on the specific model. These mowers weigh between 1,102 and 1,245 pounds. Mowers in the company's Z300 series output up to 32.5 horsepower via three-cylinder gasoline or diesel liquid-cooled engines. Z300 series mowers weigh between 1,565 and 1,763 pounds.
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