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Old 05-31-2014, 09:29 PM
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John Deere 2014, Z915B

Has anyone heard of any issues related to the 2014 John Deere 900 series with the 54" deck and the 24x12x12 rear tires? Seems the 54" deck may be just a tag small when it comes to trimming with it.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:05 AM
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John Deere 2014, Z915B

What do you mean? The deck doesn't stick out enough ?
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:20 AM
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I have mowed a little with that mower. It shouldn't pose issues for you.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:25 AM
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What do you mean? The deck doesn't stick out enough ?
Yes, that is my concern. The rear tire width is approximately the same as the 54" deck. I think prior years had smaller rear tires, the same used with the 48" deck on the same machine.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:17 AM
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I'm looking to purchase a new zero turn and the 915B with a 54" deck was my consideration. I'm a homeowner mowing approx. 4 acres with a lot of land undulation and thought the smaller deck with give me a better finished product. If you did purchase this setup - can you tell me how it is working for you. I live in south central Pa.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:07 AM
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redrhinoman,
We did get the mower with the 54" deck. I would have to say deck size probably would not be an issue one way or the other.

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Old 08-15-2015, 09:11 AM
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I have a 920M with the 54" deck and it is kind of hard to trim around edging and trees but not too bad. The Hustler I was using before was really easy around obstacles but much smaller tires. I prefer the larger tires because I am more concerned with hills and traction than I am with trimming around things.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:12 AM
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PS...I would also make sure to get the Pro deck but I am not sure you can get the MOD deck on a B model.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:52 PM
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I purchased a new 915b 60" this spring and yes the 54" doesn't have much trim edge. But I've been really happy with the 60" cut so far.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:15 PM
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Hey guys
I went and "relooked" at the jd 900 zturns today. I have the price on the 915b from my first visit. I went and looked a little more (after chewing on some research over the weekend) and thought, maybe I should look one notch up at a 920m. I like the fact of the rear bumper being included and the foot pad entry thingy on the deck. I like the fact of the kawi motor also. The pro decks on the 900 series (920 and up) have some added benefits - like the flat pc. of steel around the leading edge of the mowing deck and scalping wheels added to the trailing edge of the deck(s) as well. I may have missed something that changed from the 915b moving up into the next model - can you think of anything? I am thinking hard on the 60" deck (especially for trimming purposes around the house and landscape. I've had issues in the past with my present zero turn (ferris is3000Z) 61" deck but I think the problems aren't so much the size of the deck but the original fit and finish of it from brand new (just didn't cut my grass the way I thought it should). I personally want to thank the chat I was able to have with gizmo and lahanko and all the others who chimed in. I did stop by to look at badboy's today but my local branch is closed on Monday. I liked the review I read from the one gentleman who did his review on several different manufacturers which caused me to stop. To bad they weren't open. Well, I haven't committed yet.
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