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Old 04-23-2013, 10:04 AM
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super z vx4 deck, still having problems?

I will more than likely be buying the new super z hd 60" with vx4 deck here in a couple months. I have heard that the cut quality is sub par as far as other decks in the industry are. I have ALSO heard that with the right blades and deck settings it is just okay.

I am in the midwest and will be cutting thick heavy grass all spring but also mowing dry thin grass in the summer, need good cut quality for both.

I'm more worried about good grass clippings dispersal during heavy growth periods. I have a huster z xr7 deck with 25hp right now and it just doesnt have the power that I would like.

Anyone have any input on this?
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:35 AM
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super z vx4 deck, still having problems?

John Deere 7 iron deck is the best. I never had to clean my deck. Nothing stixks
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:03 AM
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I will more than likely be buying the new super z hd 60" with vx4 deck here in a couple months. I have heard that the cut quality is sub par as far as other decks in the industry are. I have ALSO heard that with the right blades and deck settings it is just okay.

I am in the midwest and will be cutting thick heavy grass all spring but also mowing dry thin grass in the summer, need good cut quality for both.

I'm more worried about good grass clippings dispersal during heavy growth periods. I have a huster z xr7 deck with 25hp right now and it just doesnt have the power that I would like.

Anyone have any input on this?
Both mickhippy and greenology are still having a ton of issues with their VX4's and Hustler seems unwilling to help either one, or even admit the deck sucks. They've both posted plenty of picrures on this site to show what the problem is, and mick has a ton of video to watch as well.

I had considered them last year before I bought another Deere, but now I am way happy I passed on the SZ and got my 950. No way in heck I will ever drop the money on one now after reading and hearing so many horror stories about customer care and QOC of the VX4.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:25 PM
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The same here. I was set on getting a Hustler but went with a Scag. Reading the issues with cutting changed my mind.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:31 PM
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I am waiting for the XR7 to be put back on the super Z w/ hyperdrive. I will not own the VX4 deck. It does not work in my conditions period.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:26 AM
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Can someone compare the velocity and the JD stamped 7iron?
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:30 AM
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Can someone compare the velocity and the JD stamped 7iron?
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Great question...looking forward to hearing about this comparo.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:45 AM
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I've never used the velocity, but I have used the 7 iron on an older jd 797. Amazing deck as far as discharge velocity and clipping dispersal. It beats my xr7 deck hands down as far as that goes. The 7 iron used to throw grass probly 8-10 ft out with the discharge flap up.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:44 AM
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I have used the velocity and it is bad to the bone
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:00 PM
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Last spring I had no issues with the VX4 when things were wet and tall. very pleased with the look, then June came and if I had grass to cut I'm sure the lawns would still look great. Now old man winter wont let go, the grass is green here but too cold to grow. I wouldn't think twice, I'd get a second X1 if needed.

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