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Old 11-29-2006, 09:26 AM
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John Deere, I would like to hear from the guys using them.

That is the question fellas, if you are using a JOhn Deere I would like to hear from you, regarding the good, the bad, and the ugly.


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Old 11-29-2006, 10:22 AM
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There is no bad and ugly!!!!!! Only Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've had my 757 for 3 years and have't had a thing go wrong on it!!!!!!!
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:27 AM
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Thats great news, refresh my memory, the 757 is the rider or walk behind?
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:39 AM
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I run a JD 727A Ztr and I love it. No problems in the 4 months I have had it and it cuts great.

You will get a few responses from guys that have had a few bad experiences, but I will tell you that in my area, we primarily see John Deere and Exmark mowers being run. And more and more larger outfits here are going John Deere.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:37 AM
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We have a trailer full of John Deere products, all for the most part work well. I have not been that impressed with their small mower JS20 for durabilty, seems it self destructs. However we have a Js61 that is un stoppable.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:47 PM
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Deere

I run all John Deere equipment. Tractors, Z-trak mowers, rotary cutter, tillers. I love my Deere a lot. Always have been good to me and put em through hell. I am ordering 4 new z-traks today.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:21 PM
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I have a 717a i love the mower a lil on the heavy side but cuts great
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:20 PM
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i gots a JD 717A Ztr 48'' deck.only had it for 3 weeks and only got 14hrs on it due to weather and sick.i have the mulch kit and this baby will do some leaf cutting.i tried it on a woman's yard today that i cut with a 42'' rider.and she came out and said where did all the leafs go and i told her they are dust now.still learning and playing but love it.
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:53 PM
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Presently my wife runs a 495, and I run a 595 - a 455 backup - I sold a 332 diesel tractor (1988) with 5000 hrs. on it, and it is still going great. JD's are built to outlast the engines, and the yanmars we run should make 8 to 10,000 hrs according to yanmar, and I have had no problems to not believe them.
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:55 PM
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have 3 commercial and a few garden tractors, and all my other equipment is deere.

i have a 757, 657, and 48 wb. all great mowers. no problems, i'm not currently a huge fan of handheld equipment from them, but mowers are awesome. i would also highly recommend the mulch on demand deck.
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