Originally Posted by Zero Turn Fanatic
Decided to get the G-3 from Toro. It is like a X Series from Exmark. Thanks for all your answers. John Deere is a rip off for me, and I can't get the parts from a nearby dealer. So I went with Toro.
The Toro is a nice machine for sure, but I still prefer the Deere. As for parts, there are so many Deere dealers in MI, that if you can't get good service or parts from one, just move on to the next dealer. That's no excuse in this state, and I'm speaking with ton's of experience at quite a few different dealers in this state over the last decade or two now. As for the price of Deere parts here, I call BS on that too for all those who say they are higher than other brands. Not in my experience with them, and several others including Toro.