Superseding the popular ZD Series, the new ZD326 zero turn mower from Kubota is a state-of-the-art machine which sets new standards in quality, performance, reliability and comfort for the commercial operator.The ZD326 zero turn commercial mower delivers all the power, productivity, durability and manoeuvrability demanded by professionals for day in, day out mowing applications.
Fitted with the 26hp Kubota E-TVCS (Triple Vortex Combustion System) D1005, 3 cylinder, liquid cooled diesel engine, the ZD326 has the power, torque and durability to take on the toughest mowing jobs. And it can work for longer, thanks to the 45 litre dual fuel tank and Kubota's outstanding fuel economy with low emissions, noise and vibration. The large radiator improves cooling to prevent the engine from overheating, even in the most demanding conditions, and the duel element air cleaner ensures cool clean air is delivered at all times.
The ZD326 is fitted with Kubota's integral HST transmission and drive train system, which provides outstanding reliability and durability for the rigours of day in, day out commercial mowing. Each drive wheel is independently operated by 2 steering drive levers, which allow the machine to literally turn within it's own radius, giving unparalleled operator efficiency and productivity. The ZD326 also features a wet clutch PTO, with wet inboard disk brakes, and a travel speed of 17km/h, so whether operating in open spaces or in confined areas, the ZD326 offers outstanding productivity and output every time.
Boasting a wide array of features designed for increased operator comfort and to make work easier, the ZD326 incorporates wider operating control levers, a full-flat operator platform to allow greater legroom and easy operator access. Foot pedals allow you to lift and lower the mower deck hydraulically and the cutting height can easily be adjusted from one to five inches, in quarter inch increments, via the conveniently located adjustment dial. The main control panel is conveniently located to the operator's right hand and is angled to reduce glare for easier viewing. The ergonomic, 4-control adjustable high back deluxe suspension seat prevents operator fatigue, and the seat belt in conjunction with the folding ROPS, fitted as standard, ensures maximum operator safety whatever terrain you are working on.
To ensure superior cutting performance, even at faster speeds, Kubota's newly developed, 5.5" deep, heavy duty pro-mower deck is built to withstand long hours of mowing operations. With commercial grade spindle bearings, pulleys, lift linkage and an enhanced mower deck "skirt", the Kubota made deck is durable and reliable as you would expect.
Kubota has made maintenance on all areas of the ZD326 unbelievably simple. Thanks to a unique maintenance lift system, access to the underneath of the mower deck is facilitated without the use of tools. The bonnet, tilt-up seat and a new maintenance hatch on the full-flat work platform allow quick and easy access to all key components of the engine and drivetrain, allowing regular maintenance checks and servicing to carried out swiftly. Kubota has also added tie down hooks to make strapping down easier and quicker, making journeys between sites shorter and improving productivity further.
Dave Roberts, Kubota (UK) Ltd – Tractor & Groundcare Division Sales & Marketing Manager, said: "The ZD326 is the latest technologically advanced zero turn mower from Kubota who have a long history in developing and manufacturing this type of mower. It offers the professional user an exceptionally durable and reliable machine, with outstanding build quality, versatility and productivity.
"Ideal for a host of different commercial mowing applications, such as contractors, local authorities, landscaping, horticulture, golf courses, caravan/leisure parks and large estates, I believe that the ZD326 is the complete package."
Kubota Tractor & Groundcare Division is currently celebrating 30 years in the UK and Ireland and throughout this period they have remained at the forefront of the market for compact tractors and commercial ride-on mowers, as well as being the global leader in the sub 50hp tractor sector.