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DLCS
06-17-2004, 06:04 PM
My latest addition to my equipment, 2004 757. Now all I need to do is make a ocdc for it and put on some Meg Mo blades.:)

alldredge_2008
06-17-2004, 11:17 PM
Nice Mower! Will you be able to put both mowers on ur trailer?
(Sorry what a dumb question) I like the look of it. I have a John Deere commercial string trimmer and it has been a very good piece of equipment. A lot of LCO around here have John Deere. :blob3: :blob3:

jrwinter74
06-17-2004, 11:26 PM
Very nice,...I run a 2003 737 54" and haven't had a bit of trouble with it,..I am going to have to make another addition next season and am seariously considering either a 757 or a JD front mower to cut down on trimming time. Any advise? JW

blankenshiplawncare
06-19-2004, 08:14 PM
maybe stupid but what is a ocdc??

still green

chuckers
06-19-2004, 08:17 PM
operator controled discharge chute

EastProLawn
06-19-2004, 08:20 PM
Nice, I like it, I like it. Nothing runs like a deer, except someone being chased by the cops...

blankenshiplawncare
06-19-2004, 10:08 PM
Thank you. That was one of many acronyms I will learning on this site.

blankenshiplawncare
06-19-2004, 10:09 PM
BTW, would love to have the big brother to mine. Nice machine...

Tider6972
06-19-2004, 11:12 PM
Do you feel comfortable with the pump set up on the 2004 JD 757 ? That is my only concern with the 2004. It does not have 2 separate pumps.

I like the 7 Iron deck and liked what I saw of the 2003 models, but the 2004 is a different machine, in terms of frame and hydraulics, at least.

I demoed one, but couldn't get a good feel for it because it was completely out of adjustment from the deck (pitch)to the engine (the 25 Kawi had no power; had to be an adjustment/tuning problem as this was a new mower on it's first lawn). I was cutting almost 3 weeks growth, and mulching, so the mower didn't have a fair chance...but that deck is unreal ! After plowing through an acre of very damp grass (at a $550,000 property) which would stall the 25 Kawi, even at a crawl, the deck was perfectly clear ! I mean there was no, ZERO, grass stuck to that deck!

I'm going to find a new '02 or '03 JD 54" on the Kees platform with the 7 Iron deck (or buy an Exmark or Hustler).

DLCS
06-20-2004, 12:39 AM
The other one in the picture is a 2002 757 and its the exact same as the 2004 757.

tiedeman
06-20-2004, 02:32 AM
how do you like the deck on it?

DLCS
06-20-2004, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by tiedeman
how do you like the deck on it?


I love the 7 Iron decks, so I decided to buy another.:p

DLCS
06-20-2004, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by jrwinter74
Very nice,...I run a 2003 737 54" and haven't had a bit of trouble with it,..I am going to have to make another addition next season and am seariously considering either a 757 or a JD front mower to cut down on trimming time. Any advise? JW


I'd go with the 757 for many reasons. The biggest is the speed and the cut quality. My opinion the front mount JD ztrs don't compare to the midmount. I think JD is phasing out the front mount ztrs too. You can trim almost as good with a mid mount ztr than the front mount JD ztr. You might get a little sap on your legs is all though.:)

RedWingsDet
06-20-2004, 08:01 PM
what a beaut!!!

rednecktjr
06-27-2004, 10:55 PM
if you look under the seat you will see the 2004 only has one hydro pump the older ones have two

DLCS
06-27-2004, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by rednecktjr
if you look under the seat you will see the 2004 only has one hydro pump the older ones have two


WRONG, you want to see a picture.lol


My 2002 and 2004 both are the same machine.

rednecktjr
06-28-2004, 07:21 PM
send us a pic please.

DLCS
06-28-2004, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by rednecktjr
send us a pic please.


Here ya go redneck.

rednecktjr
06-28-2004, 08:22 PM
wheres the other pic.iam not trying to be smart but i have a757 too.i was thinking of getting another and the dealer showed me the2004 model.he picked up the seat and there was one big pump on the right hand side

DLCS
06-28-2004, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by rednecktjr
wheres the other pic.iam not trying to be smart but i have a757 too.i was thinking of getting another and the dealer showed me the2004 model.he picked up the seat and there was one big pump on the right hand side


Thats funny cause both of mine are identical except for the front tires(one has smooth tires and the other has ribbed). Why would I lie?

rednecktjr
06-28-2004, 09:30 PM
iam not calling you a liar .i thought maybe they were different and you didnt know.someone else sent a post refering to the same thing i said. iwas wondering how they were running.another lco in my area had pumps go out on both of his 757s at 600hours

DLCS
06-28-2004, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by rednecktjr
iam not calling you a liar .i thought maybe they were different and you didnt know.

The first thing I did when i got the new 757 home was park them both side by side to see what was different. I'd assume that since my 2002 was the first model year for the 700 series jd ztr that JD would have made some changes. But the only thing different was the front tires. My 2002 has well over 500 hrs and still going strong. You actually saw a 757 with only 1 pump?

rednecktjr
06-29-2004, 08:00 PM
yes i was asking how to release them incase of a breakdown. he went to show me on a new 757 when he fliped the seat up he said he forgot the 2004s only had one pump and it released different.

Tider6972
07-02-2004, 08:33 PM
That is a concern for me on the 2004...the single housing pump. The 2003's and older had the separate pumps as shown in the picture, according to what my dealer has shown me.

Have you guys had any service issues with the dial deck height setting arrangement? This looks too weak to me.

The only other issue I had is now solved: Kawi/JD now offers the HD air cleaner setup!

I really love the 7 Iron deck. It has out-performed the Hustler, Husky, and Lazer HP, gonna put it up against the Lazer Z next week and make a decision!

GLS
07-02-2004, 09:37 PM
I wonder why they would go to a single pump? Just because of cost?

Dial-height knob has worked fine on our 757. Really great feature IMO.


Tider6972 -- who is offering the HD air cleaner? The grass is really starting to dry up here now and we could use a better air cleaner with all of the dust. Any other info on it? This fits the 25hp horizontal shaft?

DLCS
07-02-2004, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by Tider6972
That is a concern for me on the 2004...the single housing pump. The 2003's and older had the separate pumps as shown in the picture, according to what my dealer has shown me.

Have you guys had any service issues with the dial deck height setting arrangement? This looks too weak to me.

The only other issue I had is now solved: Kawi/JD now offers the HD air cleaner setup!

I really love the 7 Iron deck. It has out-performed the Hustler, Husky, and Lazer HP, gonna put it up against the Lazer Z next week and make a decision!


Not all the 2004's have a single pump. My 2004 has 2 pumps.:)

Steve1
07-02-2004, 11:06 PM
I've got an '04 in my garage I'm using until my 777 comes in and it has a single pump on it. Here's a pic:

Steve1
07-02-2004, 11:08 PM
Let's try this again. Here's a pic of the single pump setup on the 757 in my garage:

Tider6972
07-03-2004, 02:55 AM
The HD air cleaner is available through both JD (though some dealers will not know, never fails) and Kawi. I don't know the brand, could be Nelson, Donaldson, or some other mfg., but may be available direct from mfg as well.

Steve1, that's the 'single housing, dual pump' I'm seeing too ! And no doubt they went to in order to cut costs.

DLCS
07-03-2004, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by Tider6972
The HD air cleaner is available through both JD (though some dealers will not know, never fails) and Kawi. I don't know the brand, could be Nelson, Donaldson, or some other mfg., but may be available direct from mfg as well.

Steve1, that's the 'single housing, dual pump' I'm seeing too ! And no doubt they went to in order to cut costs.



Do you know the cost of the heavy duty air cleaner? i talked with the Kawasaki rep at the GIE and he said that in order to put the canister type air filter on, you need to rejet the carb. has anyone asked the JD dealer about this?

How does the single pump unit operate better?

Steve1
07-03-2004, 09:17 PM
Having not experienced Deere's previous two-pump design, I can't offer an opinion on how well that worked. However, I have demo'd (and bought) their single pump unit on both a 757 and a 777 and thought its performance was outstanding.

I do have reservations about the single case/dual pump design but time will tell if they are well founded. But from a performance standpoint, the setup works as well as anyone's dual case/dual pump setup, such as Scag's, exMark's, Toro's, etc. I demo'd all of them to compare and demo'd the Deere 777 side by side with a Turf Tiger - equal performance in my view from the hydraulic system standpoint.

rhinoballs
07-08-2004, 01:59 PM
In regards to the two pump one pump design on the 7xx JD. I have demoed the 737, 757 (Dual hydro), and 777 (single hydro) machines from our local dealer.

The reason I got for the single pump design is that the maintainence of adjusting the hydro down the road is supposed to be less?.?.? I am not sure if this holds up true but it is what I was told. I can only guess that it is way cheaper to manufacture one unit vs. two as well to keep production cost down.

I am not sure why some 757's have single and some have dual hydro, I would only imagine that they are phasing out the duals to go to single (depending on your serial #)I would guess.


I did eventually go with the 777 with the single hydro because of the shear power of the machine. I also did not like the "feather" feel of the dual hydro on the smaller machines becuase it was kinda jerky/twitchy when engaging reverse/forward. It spun the wheels and ripped up my yard. The 777 was a tad bit smoother (I was told due to the single hydro unit) but you still have 27 HP running the machine so it is still difficult to take it easy none the less.


:)

Steve1
07-09-2004, 12:21 PM
rhino - any pics of your machine? And you might have said this somewhere but what size deck do you have?

My 777/60" is supposed to be here on July 14th or soon thereafter. I can't wait! The dealer is letting me use a 757 (that has the single pump) until the 777 arrives and that works out great.

rhinoballs
07-20-2004, 10:45 AM
Stevo,
I tried to upload them but I do not have time to resize and junk. If you pm me I can email them directly to you. Or I will post them on my webspace this lunch. TTYL