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luckylawnboy
04-23-2009, 10:31 PM
I have to say i loved this mower. I do not understand what the big fuss about these mowers was all about? It has way more power, rides better, faster, boggs a lot less, hydros are ultra responsive and very torquey compared to my 757. I would almost say it almost to fast. Runs as fast as or faster than a super z or Dixie. Feels about 15. that was my only thing I wasn't crazy about.

Coastal Lawn Maintenance
04-23-2009, 10:36 PM
it was on some of the smaller models like the 810 with the 54inch deck. i have hydro problems on mine but it getting better with the warmer weather.

tacoma200
04-23-2009, 11:34 PM
Apparently some had problems or we have a lot of liars out there. Hopefully they have the problem under control. I felt for the owners that trusted the Deere name and had so many problems. Glad your having good luck with yours, looks great.

They do seem to be the only company that figured out the roll bar needs to be out of the way when folded. Best roll bar design from the looks of it.

WH401
04-23-2009, 11:41 PM
Nice machine. Definitely leaves a nice cut, looks like a piece of carpet.

luckylawnboy
04-23-2009, 11:50 PM
I have been running deere for about 3 years now and it amazes me how nice thay cut. I have owned Dixie and Have a lazer xs and a 60 inch turf tracer and the deere cuts better than the ultra cuts. especially in heavy wet conditions. Im telling you the 830 had great power. Seemed to be the right amount of power speed balance. I got denied credit from deere so I think Im just going to trade in my 06 757 for a 830.

tacoma200
04-24-2009, 12:07 AM
I have been running deere for about 3 years now and it amazes me how nice thay cut. I have owned Dixie and Have a lazer xs and a 60 inch turf tracer and the deere cuts better than the ultra cuts. especially in heavy wet conditions. Im telling you the 830 had great power. Seemed to be the right amount of power speed balance. I got denied credit from deere so I think Im just going to trade in my 06 757 for a 830.

Deere has great decks, no dispute there.

GravelyGuy
04-24-2009, 12:13 AM
What's the price tag on that mower? Also, what engine?

POPO4995
04-24-2009, 12:31 AM
When the 800's were released they didnt have the little "product improvement kit" installed. I had a 830 with a 72" and I lost the rear guage wheels and the right hand side steel loop that holds up the deck to the mower fell off. So yeah, they bombed with the 800 series. And you can see, I am a Deere fanatic!:usflag:

KCfireman
04-24-2009, 12:33 AM
That 7 Iron II deck imo is the best deck manufactured in this business. I'm glad their on my mowers.

tacoma200
04-24-2009, 12:38 AM
That 7 Iron II deck imo is the best deck manufactured in this business. I'm glad their on my mowers.

You do have them on Deere ZTR's, right? We used to talk about a Hustler with a 7 Iron as being a great set up. Just need some paint.

KCfireman
04-24-2009, 12:42 AM
You do have them on Deere ZTR's, right? We used to talk about a Hustler with a 7 Iron as being a great set up. Just need some paint.Oh yea. I've got one on my quik trak. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=239846

tacoma200
04-24-2009, 01:12 AM
Oh yea. I've got one on my quik trak. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=239846

Just checked it out and left a comment. Great cut & stripes. Nice flat lots, no ditches, I wouldn't know how to act.

Herrick
04-24-2009, 11:32 PM
The main issues were with the 810's and 820's... I've been cutting all week with my 830 at 12 mph... time for a suspension seat though, my back is killing me!!

7625
04-25-2009, 12:10 AM
I have a 830 with a 60'' deck and I love it. I use to run scagg a good machine by the way, but love the deere better. I have a great dealer five minutes away. Plenty of power and great cuts. You'll be happy.

Lawn by Deere
04-25-2009, 11:40 PM
My 830 seems to get better with age. I have a few hrs on it now and it steers easier and the engine seems stronger, maybe she is loosening up? I had the 810 and it was a dog.

I love the cut and so do my clients!!!

Herrick
04-25-2009, 11:56 PM
New record today on an empty .8 acre lot today... 23 minutes... 6-8" tall grass and weeds. My Z830A/60" ate right through it at full bore. Not a perfect cut, but that's not what I was looking for.

Lawn by Deere
04-25-2009, 11:57 PM
Z830

Likes:
CUT
Speed
Comfort
I absolutely could not live without the quick raise deck pedal
Looks
parking brake
Front end is built like a tank!!

Dislikes:
Assend likes to slide (tires?)
I don't hate the pumps, i'm just not sure about them
I need 3 more HP (It would just make me feel rosy inside)
The levers rub my legs ( i run spread eagle)
Rear bumper is too low
needs a 12 volt receptacle (If my I-pod dies I'm done)

wintergreenlawn&landscape
04-30-2009, 11:14 PM
Ive had mine since the inception. After they took it back last fall and fixed to specs of the re-call, I ve had absolutely no issues. It is without a doubt, the best machine I've operated!

ramcat
05-03-2009, 12:25 AM
got a quote for an 830 for $10,300, does that sound about right? Also got a quote for a 997 diesel for $14,800...thats a little steep from what i hear. Which one should i get. Does the 830 have the power problems?

nosparkplugs
05-03-2009, 12:41 AM
I had great success with the Original John Deere 7-Iron deck it's truly one of the best decks on the market. My issue is that John Deere does not truly excel at building anything. Also their ZTR's have job security built into them, purchase a JD you will get to know the dealer:) I could always find grass situations that would require more HP than JD offered in their ZTR's. Their 997 was on my diesel short list for a while.

Nice looking ZTR, and excellent pics of the cut quality

Ramairfreak98ss
05-03-2009, 12:56 AM
The main issues were with the 810's and 820's... I've been cutting all week with my 830 at 12 mph... time for a suspension seat though, my back is killing me!!

If they had a suspension like ferris id switch over to them in an instant.. I like them and dealer support is the best, but they ride like all other ztrs.

meicher806
05-05-2009, 12:29 AM
are you running a stripe kit on it?

mjealey
05-07-2009, 02:20 AM
I was at the John Deere dealer today. I pretended like I didn't know anything and I asked him, "How does the 830A compare to the 757?" Just to get him to say something. He sort of smiled and said, "Well it has been well documented that there has been some problems, but the kinks are worked out. John Deere tried to get too much speed out of these machines. They've revamped all of the pully's and slowed down the machine and so far everybody has been happy and the problem has been fixed." At least he asknowledged there was a problem. They are going for $9,249.00 at Ritche Tractor around here.

I got to admit. I was really impressed with the build quality and the overall appearance of the machie

SfTD_service_CENTER
05-07-2009, 06:07 AM
997 is big but it is a top mower. i just talked to someone that loves his 830 it has mulch on demand says its the best said it is a huge reason for buy that mower.

vgshopboss
05-07-2009, 08:19 AM
We bought 2 of the Z-830s last year to try them out, prior to that the bossman has always been a Scag fan. We picked up 3 more JD's this year, along with a 1600 Turbo wide area. The only problems we had with the JDs were on the first 2 we had the rear deck hangers broke. Dealer sent a guy out, fixed it in our shop, and no problems since. They seem to cut well, and have more than enough power. We outfitted the 3 new ones with the Powerflow bagging system mated to a collection trailer for cleanups, and they worked great (although the plastic impeller blade on one Powerflow came apart 2 days from being done). Overall, pretty impressed with the machines.