I'm looking at a used '14 Z655: 240hrs, Kawasaki FS730, TT TZT-7 Hydro, 54" HC, Suspension Seat (2 springs), separate Choke/Throttle
I'm mowing a bit over 2A of rolling bumpy fields (0-10deg), and wow, it was a ton faster and easier on me than using my 1026R w/ 60D deck.
I blew it down and wiped everything, mowed, and then left it on clean cardboard for several hours. It left a small (2"x1") stain (but no pooling) directly under the right hydro's drain plug. It otherwise seems to run clean and start easily. The mower seems move well, although it's a little fiddly to drive straight in reverse. It feels like the controls are stronger and more even in forward. Generally it is scuffed up a bit but looks solid and generally cared for. Oil in engine is mostly clean, Air filter similar. Blades are sharp and haven't hit anything to bend or chip them.
I don't see all that much about the Z655 and I was wondering if it's a solid model, if that hydro is repairable if needed, and if $2.9k is a good price for it? (or if I should keep looking)