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Old 06-23-2014, 04:51 PM
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Told the dealer if John Deere wants to play games then go ahead with another new MOD deck, but if it is like this one they might as well pony up a refund and a new 7 Iron Pro deck or I will wear them out replacing decks.
But yes unless John Deere fixes the baffling system where the MOD deck works 100% I will get back to the 7 Iron Pro like I had before.

I don't want to say I told you so (well, deep down I kinda do), and I'm sorry you're experiencing the same problems I am and many others here are starting to.

Let 'em swap the deck, but keep a running tab on how many times they try to get it to work, how many days/weeks they have it for each time, when they picked it up and dropped it back off etc etc.

I'm about to do my own swap. I will start a thread with pics of the process since several guys here are interested in what all is involved.
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:43 AM
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Little over 1 month in and at 100 hours still running like a champ, soon as I get new trailer in winter will be trading in for 54" or (60" maybe). Still not found 1 single thing to complain about, the unit is amazing cuts tall, wet, dry, in rain like a monster, leaves absolutely no tire marks or ripped grass in wet yards, my old gravely would just mud the wet ditches up, not sure what makes the unit perform so well tires and overall build who knows its amazing, will be sticking with JD for a long time to come excellent dealers, support, and field up-time if ever needed.

Gravely is back up and running so it can do the gated work 48" bad Governor seal, leak occurred day after the hydro were service and RPM's messed with.


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also using G6 blades make this mower alot better. it cuts the grass into smaller pieces and bogs down the engine less in the thick/wet stuff. they are also cheaper to buy than stock blades.
G6's will be here Tuesday can't wait to try them never used gators before.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:19 AM
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G6 blades are amazing, blazed right through some wet bi-weeklys this morning, 2-biweekly and 1-3week cut amazing how these blades perform.

From Friday evening to yesterday we had about 5 to 7" of rain as well
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:17 PM
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I don't want to say I told you so (well, deep down I kinda do), and I'm sorry you're experiencing the same problems I am and many others here are starting to.

Let 'em swap the deck, but keep a running tab on how many times they try to get it to work, how many days/weeks they have it for each time, when they picked it up and dropped it back off etc etc.

I'm about to do my own swap. I will start a thread with pics of the process since several guys here are interested in what all is involved.
Well everything is resolved now, brand new machine with the 7 Iron Pro deck.

Good to read you are jumping up to another machine ST, what deck size you going with?
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:44 PM
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glad you got the good 7 Iron bet your loving it now
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Echo - 210, 225
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:29 PM
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Well everything is resolved now, brand new machine with the 7 Iron Pro deck.

Good to read you are jumping up to another machine ST, what deck size you going with?
Thats awesome....did dealer step up or JD?
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:43 PM
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Thats awesome....did dealer step up or JD?
Well both actually with the owner of the dealership stepping up more than JD since he messed around with MOD deck for 5 days attempting to get it to cut like it should by his experimenting and instructions from JD.
The next thing I know I get a phone call stating they cannot get it to cut better than what I had it doing and there was a brand new machine ordered and it arrived last Wed.
Sorry ST I guess I need to start another topic and tell everyone what happened.
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Stihl:
Chain Saws: 029 Farm Boss, MS291, MS391
Weed eaters: FS85R, FS110R, FS130R, FS250R
Polesaw: HT131
Leaf Blower: SG86


Honda:
(2) EU2000i Generators

Husqvarna
HU800WH 22" Self Propel Push Mower with Honda Engine
HU625HWT 22" Weed-eater on wheels.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:21 PM
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I like to see those gauge wheels on the 48" deck! Nice.
My 48" Toro Z has no side gauge wheels and I wish I had them.

Have fun with that machine.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:31 AM
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Wow thats awesome, sounds like a stand up dealer!
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:58 AM
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I like to see those gauge wheels on the 48" deck! Nice.
My 48" Toro Z has no side gauge wheels and I wish I had them.

Have fun with that machine.
You talking about the anti-scalps where you set in different inch notches? Or the dial o turn deck height?
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All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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