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mark2
03-30-2002, 11:15 PM
This may be a crazy question but I thought I could get a quick answer. I need to get it off my mind and can't wait till dealer opens monday.

I am looking at a John Deere 653 Z. I did not have a tape to measure but I think it has a 53 or 54" deck. Does anyone know what comes standard or if it is a 50 something deck can a larger deck be purchased and put on it.

It was dark and I didn't even check what horse the engine was.

Good unit though and a sweet deal.

wxmn6
03-30-2002, 11:57 PM
Checked the John Deere website and it said that it uses 54" deck and has 23 HP engine. For more information visit this link.

http://products.deere.com/webapp/commerce/command/ProductDisplay?prnbr=0100TC&prmenbr=8416

mark2
03-31-2002, 12:21 AM
Judging by their site. It looks like they don't offer a 60" on the 653. I guess it wont fit or maybe they think its not enough horses.

JD really don't have options like some other co's. I thought it was suprising that they offer the compare to other mowers feature. I compared for the fun of it and found that they are just average not really any stand out features.

I suppose that even if a 60" deck would fit they would want the price of a new mower for it.

It's still a good deal. I wish the guy would have had the since to get a 60. He was cutting 5 acres of smooth wide open area.

longviewlawncare
03-31-2002, 12:55 AM
the M653 is a 23hp w/ 54" deck, M655 is 25hp w/ 54" deck, M665 is 25hp w/ 60" deck. I have the M653 and love it. The six inches did not help enough to justify paying alittle more. you will not be dissapointed with any of them.