View Full Version : jd gs30 vs exmark metro hp??

chambers 38
07-25-2004, 07:14 PM
jd gs30 wb 36inch or
exmark metro hp 36inch wb

whats the best ??????

07-25-2004, 10:30 PM
I have a JD gs25 which is basically the same thing from what I can tell, and man that thing is a tank! It would run me up a tree, which it almost has. I have never used an Exmark, but you will definitely find a ton of people on here that love theirs. I think you would be good with either one. I live in Kansas and there are a few JD dealers. The farmers tend to love JD.

07-25-2004, 11:38 PM
Ditto on the DEERE!!, i own a gs30 and its a hoss of a machine, also take into consideration the dealer support when you are purchasing new equipment.

07-26-2004, 12:14 AM
I love my GS30, but have never run Exmark, so can't really compare, I can just tell you that I don't think you can go wrong with a Deere!

chambers 38
07-26-2004, 06:54 PM
I have dealer support from both exmark and Deere , just the Deere is $1000.00 less then the exmark.
I'm whiling to spend the extra money for the exmark but I would love to spend less.
OK exmark guys where you at???

Mark McC
07-26-2004, 08:05 PM
I have an eXmark belt-drive, fixed deck mower with a 3-foot cut. Cuts like a beast, is a lot of work. When it dies, its successor has a floating deck and hydro drives.

But for $2300, it's a lot of mower. I have no experience with JD's commercial equipment, so no can do the comparison thingy. However, Deere's site claims they get $2599 for the GS30, so I'm not sure about your claim that its a grand cheaper.

One difference I do see in the specs on both machines is that the Deere gears their machines for a blade tip speed of 15,000 feet per minute versus the 18,000 fpm of the Exmark. That difference may be of no real consequence, but I can't imagine it makes no difference at all.

Still, I can't imagine you'd go horribly wrong with either machine. Just bear in mind that pistol-grip, belt drive walkbehind mowers will beat your a** to death. Think long and hard about a hydro drive machine, whatever the brand.

chambers 38
07-26-2004, 10:54 PM
thanks to all
im going to go test both and let yall know what i think
thanks for the input!!!

08-27-2004, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by chambers 38
thanks to all
im going to go test both and let yall know what i think
thanks for the input!!!

Well, What ya find out ?

chambers 38
08-27-2004, 07:02 PM
Im going woth the exmark becawes
1 weiled deack high quailty
2 floting deak
3 not a pistal grip
4 dealer beat the jd deal $$$$