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Kubota Expands ZD Series of Zero-Turn Mowers with ZD221 and ZD323
Kubota's New Models Feature Professional Cutting Capabilities with Greater Fuel Efficiency
TORRANCE, Calif. (October 23, 2008) - Kubota introduces the new ZD221 and ZD323 models to its growing line of zero-turn mowers. The ZD221 is the industry's first Kubota 21-horsepower (gross hp) diesel mower in a compact zero-turn frame, while the full-size ZD323 zero-turn mower operates at 23 horsepower (gross hp). Both additions to the ZD line-up feature professional cutting capabilities for a wide range of applications, including commercial and residential.
"Kubota's diesel engine provides increased power and torque, improving fuel efficiency," says Kyle Hagen, Kubota turf product manager. "In fact, the torque-to-horsepower ratios of all Kubota diesel zero-turns translate into true savings. When compared to competitive gasoline machines, Kubota's diesel goes beyond simply offsetting the price of diesel, but can significantly reduce overall fuel operating costs as well."
Kubota's compact ZD221 has options for either a 48- or 54-inch Pro-Commercial mower deck and operates at a maximum speed of 9 mph. The larger Kubota ZD323 has a 60-inch Pro-Commercial mower deck with an industry leading 6.5-inch-deep design, and a maximum speed of 9.3 mph. Both new zero-turn models boast high-performance, shaft-driven hydrostatic transmissions, offering hydraulic PTO clutches while providing hands-free operations in both a hydraulic deck lift and parking brake. The compact ZD221 and full-size ZD323 models are Kubota designed and built to handle a wide range of mowing tasks with integral-type, twin-hydrostatic transmissions, Pro-Commercial mower decks, commercial-grade frames, and Kubota diesel, liquid-cooled engines.
Operator Comfort and Easy Maintenance
Pro-Commercial Mower Deck with Mulching Option
with a 60-inch Pro-Commercial mower deck, an industry leading 6.5-inch-deep design that allows for faster cutting, even in tall and wet grass. Both models offer three-blade designs and cutting height options of one to five-inches, by quarter-inch increments. And all are supported by Kubota’s unique, parallel linkage mounting system. Standard on the ZD323, Kubota's innovative two-pin, tilt-up lift feature, integral to the oscillating front axle, allows the front of the mower to be raised without having to remove the mid-mount mower, making under-deck routine maintenance quick and simple. The optional advanced mulching system on all ZD Series models provides an extra-fine cut due to a Kubota original closed-system baffle, leaving a professional finish, even in thick grass.
Bag-type grass catcher
Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-branded equipment, including a complete line of tractors up to 103 PTO hp, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles.
For product literature or dealer locations, contact Kubota Tractor Corporation at
3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext. 900, or visit www.kubota.com.
Kubota's ZD323 features 23 horsepower and 60-inch Pro-Commercial mower deck. An industry leading 6.5-inch-deep design, allows the deck to efficiently cut through the heaviest conditions, especially when matched with Kubota's powerful diesel engine.