Zero turn to B series

rc51stierhoff

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B2650, MX6000
Sep 13, 2021
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‘B’ sure 😉to consider the brakes on both machines before you decide…as I recall the BX did not have split brakes, but I don’t remember for sure. The B most certainly has split brakes and I think with the brakes the B can fit a lot of places you think it should not….if you use the brakes that way.
 
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rc51stierhoff

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B2650, MX6000
Sep 13, 2021
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Ohio
22’ aluminum not sure on total weight as said before but I’d guess around 4k-4,500lbs
Good day. I’ve moved 24’ and 25’ fibrerglass boats with tandom axles with both my previous BX and current B. (I store peoples boats for winter in my larger barn). Barn has a concrete floor. They did just fine and pretty maneuverable. Sometimes the tires might slip a little when trying to cut it hard (tandom Axles on trailer not trying to help the little orange monster). But they did fine. I am on a hilly road and I only tried that once…the imo that was not safe on the BX…just could not handle that kind of weight behind it safely. Anyway main point here is those machines can move a boat just fine. I was able to move anything that fit through the 10’door in the barn with either. I think if you got either in wet/soggy soil trying to pull/back a fiberglass boat on tandem axles it’s probably not going to be a good day. Happy shopping.
 

Velma

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B2301, FDR1660, RB1560, SGC0554, Pats QH, CMP Dethatcher
May 12, 2022
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I just made this exact move...well, I went with a 60" rear mower on a B2301. 3 mows in I am pleased with the change. The mower (FDR1660) does just as nice a job mowing on my hilly yard...if not a little better. The cut looks more even to my eye with the floating deck, and no rows of grass clippings to deal with. The old ZT (sold) was a simplicity 23hp (baby ferris, even had 4 corner suspension) and was also no slouch.

  • Was the ZT faster?...yes, but negligible for the 1 acre I mow
  • Could it trimmer better?... a little, by the 3rd mow I was feeling much more comfortable using the mower.
  • Was the ZT more comfortable? ...not sure yet. Both can be jarring...the limited suspension on the ZT seems to be about even with the larger tires on the tractor.
Tractor is much more versatile, and I can push snow, do landscaping, grade the driveway...and mow.

Highly recommend the FDR1660....the B2301 whines a little pulling it up hills in medium range, and sometimes requires 4wd when backing up a hill. The thing weighs nearly as much as my old ZT! The deck and blades are super HD...and will last me a lifetime. I personally went with a 3pt mower instead of a belly mower for ease of hookup and service. Aside from the PTO hookup...a draw in either cases...a Pats quick hitch makes hookup super easy.