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Old 04-20-2021, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default Kubota vs Bad boy Zero Turn mower

I'm looking at both Kubota and Bad Boy Zero turns. I really like the Bad Boys, but saw a Kubota on the lot yesterday and it had some nice features. Do any of you have experience with the Kubota zero turn?
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:15 AM   #2
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Can't go wrong with either. Check out the Gravely while you're at it. That's what I'll be picking up when my riding lawn mower poops out.

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Old 04-20-2021, 09:21 AM   #3
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I have the Kubota ZCommander. It has been a great machine
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:25 AM   #4
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:26 AM   #5
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Bad boy is what Iíd buy if I wasnít running commercial.


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Old 04-20-2021, 09:32 AM   #6
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How is the Briggs and Stratton, Kohler motors? I have experience with Kawasaki motors on the zero turn I have now and have been pleased.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:37 AM   #7
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Compare spindles and hydraulic pumps.
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Old 04-20-2021, 10:00 AM   #8
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I'm looking at both Kubota and Bad Boy Zero turns. I really like the Bad Boys, but saw a Kubota on the lot yesterday and it had some nice features. Do any of you have experience with the Kubota zero turn?

If those are your choices, that kubota is better built, regardless of model. Check the deck and everything you canít easily see.
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Old 04-20-2021, 10:15 AM   #9
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Kubota is a lot like Toyota IMO. Nothing flashy they havenít changed much donít market much but they just work. Currently have a Z724x with 850 hours on it that runs like a top. It was my dads old mower so it had a hard life being used commercially in Galveston. He just bought the new model a few months ago. Great mowers!


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Old 04-20-2021, 10:34 AM   #10
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What about Spartan, which is a company owned by one of the former owners of Bad Boy, any good ?
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Old 04-20-2021, 11:09 AM   #11
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I have the Kubota ZCommander. It has been a great machine
This is what I just got with the upgraded suspension seat and I love it.
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:18 PM   #12
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Come up to temple we can get you in a kubota mower.
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:53 PM   #13
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I have a Kubota, mow 3 acres sometimes twice a week, this is it's 7th year, never had to do anything other than change/sharpen blades, oil and filter changes, if it quit today I'd go buy another one just like it.
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Old 04-20-2021, 01:08 PM   #14
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PM Sent Bowtech.

Thanks for the replies everyone.
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Old 04-20-2021, 01:12 PM   #15
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I have a Kubota z725 with the Kohler motor and mow 2 acres weekly. Never had a problem with the mower.
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Old 04-20-2021, 01:22 PM   #16
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I had a Kubota for years, sold it when I moved. Heavy and strong, ran great. Got stuck on damp spots on a hill, but they probably all will. Grease zerts were hard to access. Solid unit, current owner still rolling with it.
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Old 04-20-2021, 04:08 PM   #17
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I have 2 Kubota mowers, a ZD 331, 4 years old & a ZG 227, 13 years old. Never a single repair with either machine. I mowed the neighbors place last year while he was gone with his Skag Tiger Cat and I felt cramped on that mower compared to the Kubotas.
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Old 04-20-2021, 04:20 PM   #18
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Bad boy is junk
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Old 04-20-2021, 04:34 PM   #19
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I have gotten 9 trouble free years out of my Kubota ZG227-54 and thatís with geo teenage boys on it. It mows about 4 acres weekly during the growing season.

I do miss the flexible front suspension of my previous mower but some Kubota models do have that.
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:16 PM   #20
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I have a 5yr old kubota z121s (I think). Have had zero issues, dealership calls me when it’s time for service. Bought a Gravely today because I like the dealer and he says it’s the best he sells.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:11 PM   #21
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I was dead set on another bad boy after 10 good years on one......until I laid eyes on this machine.


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Old 04-20-2021, 09:29 PM   #22
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:31 PM   #23
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I just bought my second Kubota. Had the first one for 8 years. Bought a new one to go bigger. First one is now my neighbors and it runs like the first day we bought it.

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Old 04-20-2021, 09:44 PM   #24
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Not that this will affect your decision, but I use my riding mower to spray and put out fertilizer because I have a 3/4 acre backyard. When the rider finally dies, I really want a zero turn but I find myself looking at ones that can pull the sprayer too. Bad Boy doesn't have a receiver plate to hook up my sprayer.
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Old 04-20-2021, 11:26 PM   #25
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I pull my spreader with 150 lbs of fertilizer with my Kubota with no problem
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:31 AM   #26
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Kubota for the win!!��
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:55 AM   #27
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Not that this will affect your decision, but I use my riding mower to spray and put out fertilizer because I have a 3/4 acre backyard. When the rider finally dies, I really want a zero turn but I find myself looking at ones that can pull the sprayer too. Bad Boy doesn't have a receiver plate to hook up my sprayer.
I looked at the receiver plate the Bad Boy dealer tried to sell me for my Magnum. Went home and welded some plate up, drilled a hole and saved myself $50. Used the bolt hole pattern on the rear to mount.
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Old 04-21-2021, 11:37 AM   #28
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Thanks for the replies guys! Looks like the Kubota is winning.
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Old 04-21-2021, 12:59 PM   #29
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The hydrostats on a Zero turn are plenty strong enough to pull yard stuff around chain harrows etc.

I use to use mine to pull cars and trucks around a buddys shop when i mowed it.

Ive got 2 bad boys and they are bullet proof and easy to work on. Go with the higher end versions the Hyd motor CC flow is double what the TSC models are.

Spartan is a great mower as well. Also you can buy aftermarket parts all over amazon etc for the bad boys.
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Old 04-21-2021, 01:36 PM   #30
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Thanks for the replies guys! Looks like the Kubota is winning.

Drive a grasshopper. There is no comparison. Thank me later.
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