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Jlawnmow
02-12-2011, 01:26 PM
Does any one have a 54" or 60" john deer Commercial ZTR with MOD that they would want to sell??? Would like it to have under 500 hours but isn't a must. Am willing to drive to pick up.

dutchacres
02-12-2011, 11:04 PM
I have a Z830A with a 60" MOD. It is a 08 and has around 600 hours. Has always had oil changed every 100 hours and all maintenance done as it is recommended by Deere. It is a great unit I just am down sizing and have another MOD don't need two riders. Let me know if your interested and I can send you some pics or my phone number and we can talk.
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Jlawnmow
02-13-2011, 02:55 PM
I would love to see pics and how much do you want for it?

dutchacres
02-13-2011, 03:13 PM
Sent you a PM. Just get back with me and we will go from there.
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Landrus2
02-13-2011, 03:32 PM
I would love to see pics and how much do you want for it?

second that :cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2:

dutchacres
02-15-2011, 12:42 AM
Guys here are the pics of the 08 Deere 60 MOD mower I have for sale. Has around 650 hours I believe. I am asking $6,000 for it. It is in great shape. Has the Deere stripping kit and hitch also. Anymore questions let me know.


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BPS##
12-20-2011, 02:15 PM
Any one have an explanation as to why the front wheels are set the way they are?
Instead of inline with the drive tires both are off center.


At 650 hours olmod how was the reliability and/or problems for you?

I've hear that a guy should stay away from all of the 800 series.

dutchacres
12-20-2011, 02:35 PM
As far as reliability goes I didnt have any real issues. I had some deck bolts break before Deere came out with a upgrade for them and several throttle cables. All in all they were reliable machines for me. They biggest complaint people have with the 800 series is how the handle. They are jerky and not smooth what so ever. After running them for any time this becomes less of a issue as you become used to how it runs. I wouldn't be to afraid of them myself but if I had the choice over a 800 vs 900 series I would go with the 900 hands down. They did upgrade some of the baffles on the 900 MOD models and I believe they cut a lot better than the 800 MOD I had.

LawnMan19
12-20-2011, 02:49 PM
Any one have an explanation as to why the front wheels are set the way they are?
Instead of inline with the drive tires both are off center.




I believe it is for stability.

BPS##
12-20-2011, 04:16 PM
I believe it is for stability.





Interesting.



After doing some more reading here on LS I fully plan on holding out for a 900 series.


My next question is for those that have ran both the EFI Kawi and the carbed Kawi....... is the fuel savings enough better to only go with the EFI?

Kohler claims their EFI model gets 30% better than the carb units..... I can't say that its that much but I can say that it is noticeable! I haven't ran both side by side to back up the 30% claim. Just that my perception is the EFI is better on fuel.

Jimslawncareservice
12-20-2011, 08:33 PM
I'd concider selling my z950 60" mod deck. 140 hours or so. It would be less if.anything. just throwing it out there of someone wanted it.
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BPS##
12-20-2011, 08:48 PM
Throw up pics and a price, I'm shopping around from all sources.


Soon as I get financing in place I'm pulling the trigger.

Jimslawncareservice
12-20-2011, 08:53 PM
It was 15000 or 16000 list. I paid 13000 something. I have the reciept. Pm me an offer.
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BPS##
12-20-2011, 08:58 PM
I found a 2011 930 with 170 hrs for $9500.


You don't want offers from me. lol

Jimslawncareservice
12-20-2011, 09:06 PM
Is that a mod deck? If not, they are a $1000 option. So it would be 10500, I'd it doesn't. It's funny old 757 still bring close to 7k with 1200 hours.
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mowerbrad
12-20-2011, 09:30 PM
Any one have an explanation as to why the front wheels are set the way they are?
Instead of inline with the drive tires both are off center.


At 650 hours olmod how was the reliability and/or problems for you?

I've hear that a guy should stay away from all of the 800 series.

The front wheels are the way they are for the cut quality (nothing to do with stability). When the tires drive over the grass, they bend the grass forward which can often times lead to a lower quality of cut. But with the wheels positioned like they are, the grass will be bent forward as usual, but when the grass gets under the deck to be cut, the blade that cuts the strip where the tires ran over, will be spinning in the opposite direction thus straightening the grass blade out and cutting them (instead of leaving the grass matted down after being run over by the front tires).

Hope that makes sense. FYI, I am getting that info from my Deere dealer who has toured the JD facilities a few times.

Jimslawncareservice
12-20-2011, 09:40 PM
Not looking to get into a pissing match, but that hold only true for the left side of the machine. The right side its still going the way the grass OS laying.
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mowerbrad
12-20-2011, 09:52 PM
As you look straight at the machine, both front tires are set to the right of the center of the spindle. The middle blade is not involved, only the two outer blades are. Since they are both set to the right of center, the blades would be moving in the opposite direction than what the grass was bent.

Jimslawncareservice
12-20-2011, 10:00 PM
Yeah your right. I was picturing the blade going the way for some reason.
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BPS##
12-20-2011, 11:43 PM
Is that a mod deck? If not, they are a $1000 option. So it would be 10500, I'd it doesn't. It's funny old 757 still bring close to 7k with 1200 hours.
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Yeah its got the 60" MOD.



Some how they don't hold their resale value.
Go look on www.machinefinder.com.
Mowers with only a few hrs have a lot of depreciation.

BPS##
12-20-2011, 11:50 PM
The front wheels are the way they are for the cut quality (nothing to do with stability). When the tires drive over the grass, they bend the grass forward which can often times lead to a lower quality of cut. But with the wheels positioned like they are, the grass will be bent forward as usual, but when the grass gets under the deck to be cut, the blade that cuts the strip where the tires ran over, will be spinning in the opposite direction thus straightening the grass blade out and cutting them (instead of leaving the grass matted down after being run over by the front tires).

Hope that makes sense. FYI, I am getting that info from my Deere dealer who has toured the JD facilities a few times.






That thought had crossed my mind when I asked the question.

Good on Deere for taking care of that cut issue. I know my walker doesn't
get all the grass from the wheel track when the grass is real heavy.

BPS##
12-20-2011, 11:59 PM
I'd concider selling my z950 60" mod deck. 140 hours or so. It would be less if.anything. just throwing it out there of someone wanted it.
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It was 15000 or 16000 list. I paid 13000 something. I have the reciept. Pm me an offer.
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Is that a mod deck? If not, they are a $1000 option. So it would be 10500, I'd it doesn't. It's funny old 757 still bring close to 7k with 1200 hours.
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You are better off hanging onto your mower.
Unless you are dumping it for a tax write off on the depreciation and buying another one.

You are not going to like the prices you see at this link.

http://www.machinefinder.com/ww/en-US/category/used-lawn-and-garden-equipment?s=y

BPS##
12-27-2011, 04:24 PM
Back to the 830.


I may have found a deal too good to pass on.

What I'm wondering is you folks that had the upgrade done to your 800 series did that fix the handling problems?
I'm being told by the dealer that the upgrade made it all good.

Thanks.

weeze
12-27-2011, 04:58 PM
Any one have an explanation as to why the front wheels are set the way they are?
Instead of inline with the drive tires both are off center.

i was told it is for when you are trimming close to obstacles with the trim side of the deck. it allows you to get closer when making turns. an example is a curved border of a bed that has a tight curve. if it's really tight you aren't able to follow the border with the normal front wheel setup because the front wheel would go over the edge and into the flower bed. the wheel being farther inwards on the deere makes it easier to get into tighter spaces.

weeze
12-27-2011, 05:01 PM
also what brad said makes alot of sense too so they may have made it that way for multiple reasons.

BPS##
12-27-2011, 11:26 PM
A friend of mine working at a Gravely dealership recommended an up coming gravely model mower.
The front wheel arms look VERY familiar, only in bright red paint.
He claims that Gravely is making Deere's mowers and this is the reason for the huge similarities.
I told him "nice try."

BPS##
12-28-2011, 08:15 PM
Back to the 830.


I may have found a deal too good to pass on.

What I'm wondering is you folks that had the upgrade done to your 800 series did that fix the handling problems?
I'm being told by the dealer that the upgrade made it all good.

Thanks.




Any body????


Bueller................... Bueller

soccerlawn
12-30-2011, 11:51 AM
I have a 2010 Z950 with around 460 hrs. (have to check). Great condition properly maintained. It has a 60" MOD deck with a 31hp Kawasaki. I'd like to get around 8,000 for it... It a horse of a mower, knocks through thick grass with no problem.

PM or email me againsthelements@yahoo.com

mowerbrad
12-30-2011, 12:11 PM
With the upgrades to the 800 series machines, you will only notice that the steering is still more jerky than the 900 series. Its kind of like driving a skid-steer. But with time on the machine you will not notice anything, it just takes time to get used to it. You shouldn't have any other problems then.

BPS##
12-30-2011, 12:12 PM
Thanks Brad!

soccerlawn
12-31-2011, 04:54 PM
Sry for the delay, I forgot to get pics while I was at the shop today. I will have pics and more details up Monday. Happy new year
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soccerlawn
01-01-2012, 10:12 PM
463 Hours while winterizing it I changed engine oil, hydrolic oil, air filter, greased and lubricated it. Pics aren't the greatest its pinned in the back corner with not much good light. I will get better pics for those who are interested.

Actually can't figure out how to post them. I can email them to anyone interested though.

BPS##
01-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Holy crap, whats wrong with this one?
$6500, 457 hrs
http://www.machinefinder.com/ww/en-US/machine/1903098

Jimslawncareservice
01-01-2012, 11:12 PM
First off its well used and abused. Have no idea how well it was kept. And what the heck is that bracket for by the deck lift pedal?
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BPS##
01-01-2012, 11:16 PM
JD's expensive option for holding a 5 gal bucket to hold trash thats picked up while mowing.

Jimslawncareservice
01-01-2012, 11:27 PM
Looks like something some one rigged up. I bet its a hundred knowing deere
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BPS##
01-01-2012, 11:30 PM
Looks like something some one rigged up. I bet its a hundred knowing deere
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Most likely, $75 to $125 is what sticks in mind that I heard floated around some where.
Couldn't tell you where I heard it.

Jimslawncareservice
01-01-2012, 11:34 PM
Never new they had one. I just throw garbage in the foot area. It's big enough to hold a lot.
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BPS##
01-01-2012, 11:36 PM
I like the idea of a bucket so I don't have to handle it twice. Wind and bounce will cause it to blow out of the foot area.

I can promise you I'm not paying JD's price for the bracket tho.
I'll redneck engineer a bucket with bungee straps before I pay $100 for the bracket.

Jimslawncareservice
01-01-2012, 11:44 PM
10 in materials, so it makes sense for them to charge 100. But if they charged half that, I bet they would sell triple what they do and make more.
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