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Old 09-18-2012, 02:59 AM
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900 deere have a pump and wheel motor combined one on each side. I change the filter ever year. The old 797 had the dual pump in one unit connected to 2 sepreate wheel motors. 900 series rock in my opinion
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:02 AM
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That's what I hear
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:09 AM
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I'd like to try a Dixie Chopper but they don't offer a 72 any more. I'm not sold on the 74 as it won't match up to other 72 stripes. I used to use Dixie but other machines got far better! I miss the wide rear stance of Dixie!
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:11 AM
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Yea, the old 72" DC's had their rear wheels in different area codes
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:13 AM
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Same here. Dixie was the first mower I used back in the 90s. I still see some people using them I wonder how they cut today.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:18 AM
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Same here but who wants a 66 or a 74. The guy who made those deck sizes should get fired!
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:22 AM
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exmark did that crap with the triton deck. What's funny is people couldn't buy the 66s because their trailers were only wide enough for a 60. Why would you alienate your customers over 6in?
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:26 AM
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most of them ended up in the rental/loaner dept at the shop I worked and when it didn't fit the trailer we had to scramble to find a 60 or hobble one together for them
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:06 PM
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Found this pic from 3 seasons ago first or second cut with old 777 deere 72
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:54 PM
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If you care about ride and cut then ferris is it period. I know a lot of people are scared of them because of their old decks but if you took all the names off and painted all the machines the same color I would bet 9 out 10 people would chose the Ferris
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