Review By : Anonymous on 1/7/2013
Price Paid : $10,900.00
Years of Use : 180-Days
Implements : 72" deck
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Strengths Heavy duty, fast, easy controls, deck lift is fast, nice feature.. I have about 7 acres to mow, and there are a few tricky spots where I need to lift the deck (there are huge boulders I can't get out)...also have a F2100 4x4 front mount deck also.. that one is nice too but much slower. Use to take me about 6 - 7 hours to mow w/the F2100... its down to I think about 3.5 with the ZD331
Weaknesses 2 fuel tanks, I can't figure that 1 out...not fond of that whole design, gauge registers ONLY for the left tank and then when you have to switch to the right tank its a guessing game... I don't understand why the 2 tanks are not linked... I know its possible. I bought my machine last April with 289 hours on it I'm gonna guess I put another 80 - 100 on it last summer.. its a 2008 w/a 72" deck... after reading these reviews I decided to put my 2 cents in.. it has overheated on me 3 times... I blow everything off COMPLETELY between mows.. it has a high pitched screaching siren when it does overheat it lets everyone know for miles across the vally... absolutely no reason for it.. I take it to the air and blow it out again and its very fine dust and of course a few blades of grass.. thats inevitable.. but nothing that should be causing it to overheat.. I have to say, a bit concerning to me after reading the other reviews with several having the same issue.
Overall Solid, strong engine, fast response, comfortable to operate, has shock absorption in the seat.
Parts : Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 9 Financing : 7
Reliability : 8 Overall : 8