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Old 04-06-2002, 05:48 PM
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all wheel steer

does anyone have one of those all wheel steer john deere tractors? i havent seen one in person but have seen them on there webpage. whats the turning radius on these? how would u compare it to a ztr and a garden tractor? might it be good for a beginner who cant afford a ztr?
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Old 04-06-2002, 05:53 PM
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Scottie, I'm pretty sure those AWS tractors are about as much as a Z. Not worth it IMO. And I think they're considered homeowner.

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Old 04-06-2002, 06:05 PM
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No, they are not only for homeowners. John Deere have All Wheel Steer on the 400 and 500 series lawn and garden tractors as a option. These 400 and 500 series tractors are truly like a farm tractor, only that it is smaller. There are tons of attachment that you can put on these tractors. Like a loader, power sweeper, tiller, hydraulic bagger, etc.
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Old 04-06-2002, 06:09 PM
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Yeah, the 400 and up series is commercial, but they are EXPENSIVE! I wouldn't mess with one for just mowing purposes, I'd get a Z, but if you needed it for lots of landscaping purposes it would be a good piece of equipment.

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Old 04-06-2002, 06:16 PM
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According to the specification sheet, it says that JD 400 Series AWS with 60" deck have trim radius of 6.5"

IMO, I think it will be a great way for beginner to start with. There are alot of attachments that you can add to 400 and 500 series tractors for other work such as a loader for moving soil or mulch. With a ZTR, it cannot take attachments.
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Old 04-06-2002, 06:24 PM
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I agree with ya. It sounds like it would be a valueable piece of equipment for Scottie since he does do a lot of work with soil and stuff of that sort. That type of work doesn't really attract me though...

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Old 04-06-2002, 07:37 PM
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i dont one, i was just asking, i have a tractor and my next mower will be a walkbehind then a z
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Old 04-07-2002, 07:34 PM
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I looked at a new JD 455. They are nice but not that nice for $11k. And my Buddy has a Kabota AWS it is pretty nice, Feels like you are doing donuts when you turn. But it was $9100 and had very few attachments for it. Buy a ZTR and be done with it.
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Old 04-09-2002, 09:55 AM
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Kubota make the G1800. It has 4WS,16hp diesel,48"deck.
Very quick for their size.Quite manueverable,although not as good
as a Z. Definately not for home owners. I don't think their cut
quality is as good a a good Z mower. Tends to scalp a little.
Not enough float on the deck.
JD don't hav an 4WS model over here yet.
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Old 04-16-2002, 08:19 AM
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Just remember that the more moving parts that you have, there is more to go wrong. I have never tried one, but I tink I would go with a ztr. All equipment has it`s ups and downs. As an ex farmer a small piece of advice... if it has t*ts or wheels it`s gonna give you problems!
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