As I have stated I love mine (930 bought last summer). If the tweels wear then they wear. I was tired of the recurring front flat on my older Craftsman.
I wasn’t given the opportunity to run and cut grass on the mower. The sales manager said it’s now their busiest time with regards to the repair shop and soon as he can have the shop run it through their checklist he’ll have a better idea what he could do for me. I wanted to take it at face value and service it myself for his original idea that it would be $4800 to $5000 depending on what it needed. Dealers across the U.S. wanted an average $3500 to $4000 depending on the hrs used. A week went by and I checked where they were and the manager said he ran it and it just wasn’t right (paraphrasing). Here on GTT I was hoping for a few people that had this same model and tell me what they thought of it. The last thread wasn’t getting much of a response.What was your appraisal of the condition of the used unit prior to its trip through the shop?
My puzzler don't work as good as it once did but I was under the impression that you were in really good shape financially? Am I wrong or is the path to wealth made by not spending more than required and that is your habit?
I prefer minty new machinery myself but I cannot evaluate the used machine like you can.
Best of luck either way.
I was quoted 3 years ago for $300 per week as long as the grass doesn’t exceed 4,” It’s funny but I think 3.75” is what I have always set my deck hight at. So a day or so after I cut it’s too long.Air Ride Seat and Tweels are the cats meow.
While I agree life if short and farming the work out to someone may be ideal, not everyone can afford that, and even if they can, there is the flip side of the coin on trying to maintain independence as much as possible.
Looking forward to seeing the new set of tweels
That’s a very good point! I had a couple thoughts that tipped the scale to this ZTM. I just want something that will not nickel and dime me to death for the next 7 or 8 years when I should be selling for a simpler property. At that time, which will be the easiest to sell and/or have the highest resale value? 2000 to 2006 I had a Ferris IS3300 (if I remember correctly), always had wheel motor problems, Hustler Super Z Battery charging, fuel pumps, internal tank lines, seat track rusting til breaking in mid mowing, steering shocks, hour clock blank. This one new is $15,000 now, in fact when you check all the commercial grade mowers they all are within 1 or 2 thousand from Green to Orange, Red to Yellow.“ . . . . . . . . . . .not everything Has to have green paint.
I was under the impression the higher hp made for higher blade speed and that in turn made better processing of the cut grass. The 700 series JDZTM is rated for 7/8 mph while the 930M is rated at 10. The Hustler with 28 hp was rated 15 and it was crazy fast. Fast to me means a very bumpy ride when the lawn isn’t perfect.Enjoy your new Z-Trak!
Smaller motor just means at some time you may need to just go slower, but most of the time you probably will not notice it!
To be honest, I can't go full sticks ALL the time ... Even if the grass is only 6" tall ... I cut at 3" ... But I still gotta slow to turn, and I still have about 1200 feet of T-posts to avoid as I tuck the 60" deck under the barbwire fence!
BTW I got my Z960M used this past January ... A five year old machine with 1300 hours on it for $5K ...
Bow your head and pray for forgiveness....not everything Hass to have green paint.
I believe all the 9 series have the same tip speed in the same deck size/type ...I was under the impression the higher hp made for higher blade speed and that in turn made better processing of the cut grass. The 700 series JDZTM is rated for 7/8 mph while the 930M is rated at 10. The Hustler with 28 hp was rated 15 and it was crazy fast. Fast to me means a very bumpy ride when the lawn isn’t perfect.
Apparently at least one more.How many threads does it take to buy a new Z?
Observations and impressions of this Z930M.I believe all the 9 series have the same tip speed in the same deck size/type ...
Here is mine compared to yours ... 31 HP vs 25 HP ... Same tip speed ... Having more HP means two things ... Fuel consumption, and motor won't bog down as easily the more grass you stuff into the deck/blades ...
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The E&M's only go 10 MPH, the R goes up to 12 MPH ...
Not negative just different. Reviews can be 5 out of 5 stars but have comparing observations.Sounds like you may want to look at something other than a Deere. Quite a few negative observations.
Agreed. Hefty = Tank. I like the way it feels up and down our huge sand mound. Twheels are difficult to fill, I can’t figure I’ll need it. Getting a LED light kit and the hardware to haul a few things around. I‘d like to know if I can pull some significant weight like a water tank with a hose behind me. I can’t see trying this on a cab tractor. I will have some plants to water far from the house, maybe towing a tank of weed killer sprayer gotta keep my new bridge area looking nice and neat!I don't think my Kawasaki is loud, but the deck is enough to MAKE me want to wear hearing protection!
The foot plate/floor I only have trouble if the deck is down a bit like I'm cutting, and the foot pedal gets in the way ... I don't lock it up in transport mode ... Previous owner removed the plastic pulley covers, so I blow them out with air after mowing ...
I feel it's a very stable machine, feels like a tank, I have the rear weight on in place of a bumper, and filled my tires with water ... Mine will "wheelie" if I get after it, so I gotta be careful taking off!