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Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Cadillac Michigan Northern LP
Re: Z655 Sensitive Steering
Went back and tried a 2016 Kubota Z724KH-54 that only had 65 hrs on it. I tried it and found the steering a little better, only a little, so I called my brother who had run a 60” Kubota diesel ZTR for several years and mowed 4-5 hrs per week. He gave me a tip on his way of driving so I went back and tried again and found it to be much better for mowing straight lines. I just didn’t want to put $6500 into a ZTR when I have the X738.
Later I mowed a school soccer field and found I had to lower the deck for a fair cut with two week growth so I‘m back looking at ZTR’s. Lots of options this time of year. I may try out a John Deere 757 with a dump from the seat mcs. Don’t know where this will end up yet or if I will just keep using the X738. It sure was more comfortable than the schools Cub Cadet lawn tractor. I just have to decide if I want the extra hours on the X738 and whether I want to spend the extra money. I would like to be able to only mow every other week, but the tall grass and clover made it pretty tough to cut it clean in one pass.
Comments on MTF and elsewhere seem to be fairly favorable.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
JD 2014 X738; 25.5 hp; HDAP tires; 54” deck auto-connect; hyd. angle quick hitch;
adapted to Cyclone Rake Commander Pro; 54” snowblower; front PTO kit; LP41114 Enclosure; LED lighting; 54” blade; 125# mounted spreader; 10P cart
Scotts 2002 L17.542 17.5 hp; 42" w/bagger
Sold Husqvarna 2010 GTH27V52LS w/52" fab deck
Craftsman DLT2000, 48”
Ariens ST824 snowblower
SIL JD 2009 X360; 22 hp; 48" deck; w/mulch kit; 2015 44" Snowblower & Soft cab; 2x 42# weights,chains; cab mounted LED lighting