View Full Version : John Deere 325 or 345?

09-14-2009, 01:07 AM
For all you John Deere experts. I know a couple people here locally that has these mowers for sale. The 325 is 1 1996 and all I know is it has the 18 HP Kawasaki on it and a bagger. Another guy has a 345 and it has the 20 HP Kawi and it is liquid cooled. Other than the motors, what is the differneces in these 2 John Deere models. Hopefully all you JD experts can chime in.

09-14-2009, 07:23 PM
Anybody have experience with them? I know this is a commercial site, but I plan on using these mowers to pull the aerator, spreader, and maybe mow just for the heck of it here and there?

09-14-2009, 11:30 PM
I have a 345 2001... never stops running, I would get that one if I were u...:usflag:

09-14-2009, 11:58 PM
What would you say would be a fair price for a 2001 345 with 350 hrs. and clean. How is the 20 hp kawi in the power department?

09-15-2009, 01:02 AM
2500+ w/o attatchments... hope that helps some!

09-15-2009, 07:33 PM
Thank you. right now we have agreed upon $2700. I might try to work on him between now and when I pick it up next weekend.

09-15-2009, 07:38 PM
This mower is super clean, owner has all service records from local JD dealer, was only used to mow their own small yard, and garage kept. Has 231 hours and it is a 2001 345.

09-15-2009, 08:09 PM
A lot of the 345s came with power steering. Check to see if either one does.

09-15-2009, 08:14 PM
Yes it has power steering, tilt-wheel, full hydraulic deck lift. Like I said I will use it to pull the aerator and some other odds and ends and it should be pretty easy for my wife to pull her garden cart around with.

09-15-2009, 08:19 PM
I used to mow with a couple of 345s at a cemetery i used to work for. They are really good garden tractor mowers. Tough as hell and easy to work on. Cemeteries are rough places to mow so these mowers were put to the test in there and they did the job nicely. As far as I know their still going strong today. They bought them in 03 and average about 500hrs per year of rough mowing, bagging, and spreading.

09-15-2009, 08:24 PM
Good, that is what I like to hear. Surprisingly, before I go pick the mower up I have talked to some pople that have owned/own them and a few Deere dealers and they say they have very few problems and are great mowers. I guess I will find out.