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B.S.S.R.
02-27-2006, 04:43 PM
Hi everyone, i'm new to the site.

My entire landscaping career I have always run Scags machines, and either Lawn boy or John deere or ariens handmowers.

Recently due to a falling out with my scag dealer, i will not be purchasing another scag.

I'm currently looking at a JD 737 and 757. Can I get some of your freedback from anyone who has owned one of these. How does it compare to the scag turf tiger. how strong do you find the decks? The thing that worries me is the deck wheels are made of plastic, and the mounts for those wheels don't look too strong.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks and i look forward to being a contributing member to this site

Ed

QualityLawnCare4u
02-27-2006, 05:15 PM
I have a 737 and have had no major problems with it. Had a 717 before it that I really enjoyed using. However, another person from Canada on here named Tonyr had a nightmare with a JD 997. Use the search feature at the top on JD and you can read for hours what folks think of them and most will be possible. The most important thing is dealer support (or lack of) no matter what you buy.

POPO4995
02-27-2006, 05:51 PM
The only difference between the 737 and 757 is 2 horsepower. If your looking for the less expensive route, go with 737. You can get 54" or 60" decks on either, so it's personal preference. The decks are built like rocks; I have a 737 54" and 997 72".....no problems with either. The decks are the best made IMO. If you buy a Deere, you'll never go back!:usflag:

deereman
02-27-2006, 07:38 PM
We love our 757 with out any complaints AT ALL. However I dont understand what you are saying about there deck wheels and mounts? There deck wheels are like everybody elses , and there mounting bracket is made very heavy as far as that goes.

southernlandscapespecial
02-27-2006, 10:32 PM
Ed, I had a 717 and traded up to a 727 (23hp kawasaki) and love it. The decks are the best made. JD has a lot of money invested in their stamping of the decks. The only problem I have with the decks are the plastic covers that are used to cover the belts a pulleys, seems like grass always gets stuck under them.

MMLawn
02-27-2006, 11:05 PM
I have seven (7) 757's that gives away my answer I guess.

B.S.S.R.
02-28-2006, 01:05 AM
awesome, thanks for the imput guys, looks like its the 737 or 777 for me. I went to see my dealer again today. I think it will be a toss up, he's got the 777 in stock and its only 1500$ more then the 737 so it all depends on how much i feel like spending this week. Anyways, has anyone ever used a 757-777 etc and a scag turf tiger? How do they compare?
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Thanks again for everyones input

Ed

deereman
02-28-2006, 10:33 PM
I have never ran a Scag, but A freind that I know has one and I dont think that it holds hills like the Deeres do. But the Scags are heavy built like Deeres. That much I can say.

green acres lawns
02-28-2006, 11:12 PM
My Sabretooth diesel will mow hills that you'll have a hard time trying to walk on. Thats because its longer and the center of gravity is lower thanks to the 10 gallon fuel tank in the belly of the mower under the seat, instead of up on top of the drive tires like everybody else. The short wheel base mowers like Dixie, Exmark, Grasshopper, John Deere etc, set higher and have more trouble with transfering the weight off the drive tires if the nose gets downhill a little.

Envy Lawn Service
02-28-2006, 11:37 PM
awesome, thanks for the imput guys, looks like its the 737 or 777 for me. I went to see my dealer again today. I think it will be a toss up, he's got the 777 in stock and its only 1500$ more then the 737 so it all depends on how much i feel like spending this week. Anyways, has anyone ever used a 757-777 etc and a scag turf tiger? How do they compare?
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Thanks again for everyones input

Ed

$1,500 is not that much more for the 777 over the 737.
Liquid cooled, more HP, nicer wider rear track width....

If you are financing it, don't even consider the difference.
Get the 777 or 797 instead.

The 25hp on the 757 is minimum in my opinion.
I wouldn't want the 23hp.

DLCS
02-28-2006, 11:42 PM
$1,500 is not that much more for the 777 over the 737.
Liquid cooled, more HP, nicer wider rear track width....

If you are financing it, don't even consider the difference.
Get the 777 or 797 instead.

The 25hp on the 757 is minimum in my opinion.
I wouldn't want the 23hp.


Ditto

I wouldn't even consider the 737. Go with a 757 or bigger, not much difference in price until you get to the 797.

Deere Pilot
03-01-2006, 01:01 AM
B.S.S.R.,

I've owned a 757 for a couple of years and It is a great mower. Good power and nimble enough for most small to large yards. IMO the 737 may not get you where you want to go. One thing I've learned is you can never have enough HP. Wet grass taller than 7 or 8 inches will really test your equipment. I'd considered purchasing the 777 myself but my dealer told me that you'd never even notice the HP difference from the 25hp 757. Apparently the 2 hp increase is the difference in the 777's carb. I also hear that JD may dis-continue making the 777 as well. If you have large,wide open properties then the 797 may be your niche. It can drive a 72inch deck comfortably and it has 29 hp. Otherwise the 757 with the new 7 iron II deck would make a great choice.

Happy Mowing.

B.S.S.R.
03-09-2006, 05:09 PM
Ok, well it's official, i purchased today a brand new 777 along with a tow hitch plug aerator and lawn roller.

Very happy with the purchase, I get delivery on april 15th. Thanks to all for your inputs, I'll let everyone know how it does.

Ed

Envy Lawn Service
03-09-2006, 05:42 PM
I think you made the better choice there.