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robbo521
11-15-2006, 08:18 PM
Just got it today and we have had 2in of rain.it is a 2006 717A Z-Track.this is taking the place of a 42'' scotts.yes i am very happy to have this after what all i have been through.hope you like.

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Lawnsmithcare
11-15-2006, 08:23 PM
Good for you on you new machine.
Hope it runs good for you looks nice.

parkeeee
11-15-2006, 08:27 PM
Nice looking machine, best of luck. Read the manual.

J&R Landscaping
11-16-2006, 01:04 AM
Looks nice, ready to make some money!!

QualityLawnCare4u
11-16-2006, 01:45 AM
Robo, I hope you like yours as good as I liked mine. Make sure you clean the air filter every day! The kaws do NOT like a dirty air filter and you can tell it real fast when its dirty. If you are going to be mulching leaves you have got to try this baby with the mulcher and gators! It will do an awsome job.

robbo521
11-16-2006, 01:47 AM
yes on the money part and have read the book.i have 5 yards and it would take me 4 days with the old girl.tryed the friends out to make sure it would work in the grave yard and others and i had cut 4 of the 5 in one day.now if the grass will grom.got some leafs to do if it stops rainning.thanks for the kind words.

1999frontier
11-16-2006, 09:49 AM
awesome machine. I have been debating between the 717A and the 727A and I'm not sure which to get out of those two. I'm just worried about the trim side on the 717A that I will have to use a trimmer more around flower beds and things like that.

QualityLawnCare4u
11-16-2006, 02:50 PM
awesome machine. I have been debating between the 717A and the 727A and I'm not sure which to get out of those two. I'm just worried about the trim side on the 717A that I will have to use a trimmer more around flower beds and things like that.

Both are fine machines but there were times I would like to have the extra horses with the 727. The trim side does make some difference as I can tell the difference with my 737 with the 60" deck. Have not used a 727 so I can't really say how much difference there is.

Beau Rivage
11-16-2006, 02:59 PM
That is one great looking ZTR. Congrats.

1999frontier
11-16-2006, 03:06 PM
One of the local JD dealers and I were talking and he said that he sales more 717A's than 727A's. He said usually when someone wants a bigger machine they usually step up to the 737 for only $200 more. Then you have the same issue with trim side I would think. With the 737 and the 54" deck. I was quoted 717-$6,400 and the 727-$7,200.

robbo521
11-16-2006, 03:19 PM
mine was $5960 + $170 mulch kit + 3% tax came to $6300 and some change.i could have went bigger but the grave yard i do would not because of the stones,plus its the biggest and pays the most.

Total.Lawn.Care
11-17-2006, 04:26 PM
awesome machine. I have been debating between the 717A and the 727A and I'm not sure which to get out of those two. I'm just worried about the trim side on the 717A that I will have to use a trimmer more around flower beds and things like that.
I have the 727. I opted for it over the 717 for the extra HP and the wider deck. Cuts great and I love it.

I would rather the 727 over the 737 due to the machine size adn deck option. If you want the 54" deck, go with the 727. IF you want the 60" deck, go 757. I think you will have the trim problems with the 737 54" and may have some issues (although probably not to many) with bogging with a 737 with 60". Just my opinions and those of friends I know that also run deeres.

deereman
11-17-2006, 10:37 PM
WELCOME to the Deere Z-Trak Club!! I think that you wil love your new and very important investment! Good Luck with the new machine.

Rons Rightway Lawncare
11-18-2006, 12:10 AM
Robo, I hope you like yours as good as I liked mine. Make sure you clean the air filter every day! The kaws do NOT like a dirty air filter and you can tell it real fast when its dirty. If you are going to be mulching leaves you have got to try this baby with the mulcher and gators! It will do an awsome job.


He has the Donaldson type air filter on it. Unless he is cutting lawns of dust, he won't have to even look inside that filter for about 1000 hours. They seem to last about forever and don't really get dirty for a long long time!

robbo521
11-18-2006, 02:26 AM
He has the Donaldson type air filter on it.

i dont know about that part.i do know its a big filter you take out and then a small long one in the middle you take out.

QualityLawnCare4u
11-18-2006, 07:03 PM
i dont know about that part.i do know its a big filter you take out and then a small long one in the middle you take out.

My bad. Mine had the small dinky air filter that had to be cleaned everyday and the new 717A that I have seen all had the Donaldson.

robbo521
11-18-2006, 07:57 PM
it must be good because i mulched leafs for 5 hrs today,some wet,dry and 6'' deep.checked the filters and nothing on them at all.

Rons Rightway Lawncare
11-18-2006, 09:41 PM
You can retro fit those Donaldson type filters to any of the older machines, any brand. It is a must have for me, I won't buy a mower without one, a big mower that is.... I have 1300 hours on the Scag I am selling and it's filter still looks brand new.

Shawns Lawns
11-19-2006, 09:05 AM
Rbbo
Did you have a collection system on your Scotts?

robbo521
11-19-2006, 10:54 AM
no i didnt have the collection system,just a plug and 3 in 1 blades.