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Welcome to the forum rawdawg700!

I don't have first-hand experiance with the Z-425, but from the reviews I've seen they seem to be good mowers for the price.

Have fun with your new ZTR!
 

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Welcome to MLMF, rawdawg!

Hey, that's a nice machine you bought!! You're really are going to enjoy the maneuverability of it. It's amazing at how quickly they can change direction. If your previous mowing machine was a tractor, you'll soon realize how this can get in and out of those hard to mow areas better. No more having to make multiple point turns.

If you have never opperated one before, they take a little while to get used to but once you have it down, it's a lot of fun and you'll be impressed at what you can make it do.

Keep us updated and don't forget to share some photos! :)
 

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2011 z445
2011 John Deere Z445 54 in Deck
4299+Tax
Delivered 9-24-11

Mower arrived @ 9:20 a.m. got the briefing from the salesman and I was mowing by 9:45 a.m.

Grass was tall and wet ground pretty much saturated from all of the rains and flooding I am in Virginia

This was my first experience with a ZTR I have been on riding tractors for many years my current is a 38 in 18 hp MTD Yard Machine

It took me a few minutes to get the hang of it then I was gone!

First thing I noticed was the speed, this thing absolutely flies!! that took a bit of getting used to, trying to keep this thing straight at speed was fun to say the least!

The 27 hp engine had a lot of power easily pulling my uphills at speed

The cut was absolutely amazing! I was very surprised at how well it cut the grass in the condition it was in and the speed in which I was traveling, if one word could sum it up, it would just simply be WOW!

Again this is my first ZTR so I have no point of reference but I was completely blown away I love the mower and what a time saver, to gauge the time savings I cut a piece of my property it typically takes me right at 2.5 hours I was completely done in 50 minutes :D:D:D I put 3.1 hours of seat time on it and no back pain when I was done, very comfortable seat after some minor adjustments I found the mower to be very ergonomically friendly, I did not have to reach for anything

So to sum it up I was tickled and it was well worth the investment, now we just need to see how it holds up.

Dawg
 
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