Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-20-2014, 07:21 PM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Omaha
Posts: 190
John Deere Z930M EFI ?

I'm looking into adding a Z930M EFI to my fleet this year. Can anyone tell me the difference between the 2013 and the 2014 models? And what are the pros and cons to this mower??
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-20-2014, 07:32 PM
Native28 Native28 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 14
I bought a new Z930M (but not the EFI) last october and used it a lot for mainly leaf jobs up to the end of december and it ran very well. Its very tight handling and has a lot power. I only wish the engine was a little easier to access to work on but i think with a few bolts removed you can have full access. Overall so far im really happy with it tho.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2014, 07:37 PM
weaver weaver is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,135
I really like them as well but think I would get the carb version. Just to much to go wrong with/ plus would hate to see the bill if something does happen with the fuel system..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-20-2014, 10:08 PM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Omaha
Posts: 190
How much gas are u saving by going to EFI??
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-21-2014, 10:04 AM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Omaha
Posts: 190
Nobody else runs the new John Deeres?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-21-2014, 05:19 PM
Marshmallow's Avatar
Marshmallow Marshmallow is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 325
Nothing overly positive or negative but the dealer support is going to be good.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-21-2014, 09:49 PM
ArTurf ArTurf is online now
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ark
Posts: 2,218
I have a 2013 925M-54" MOD since March 2013. Overall I like the mower. I mainly went with JD for the MOD feature as it allows me to carry one mower vs 2. I previously carried 2, 1 with open deck and 1 with a mulch kit. To some degree the MOD is a comprimise but it works great for me. I have the DFS collection system for fall/winter cleanup and it's the best system of 3 I've had in the past. It doesn't hold hills as well as my Hustler Super Z and the Z feels lighter and quicker.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-21-2014, 10:01 PM
weaver weaver is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,135
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArTurf View Post
I have a 2013 925M-54" MOD since March 2013. Overall I like the mower. I mainly went with JD for the MOD feature as it allows me to carry one mower vs 2. I previously carried 2, 1 with open deck and 1 with a mulch kit. To some degree the MOD is a comprimise but it works great for me. I have the DFS collection system for fall/winter cleanup and it's the best system of 3 I've had in the past. It doesn't hold hills as well as my Hustler Super Z and the Z feels lighter and quicker.

Good info to know...
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-22-2014, 06:14 PM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Omaha
Posts: 190
So if I get the 925 or 930 with MOD deck, will I be able to mulch half the clippings and bag half at same time? And still get a good solid cut and stripe? Most of my lawns I currently bag, but have thought about starting to do some mulching, but mainly still bagging? So not sure what deck would be best the MOD or the standard pro deck.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-22-2014, 09:53 PM
Native28 Native28 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 14
I would save the extra money and simply put mulching blades on if you want to mulch and still bag everything. I bought the dump from seat collection system and it already mulched eveything very well with the standard pro deck. Not everyone is the same but it worked for me and still left a tight and clean pattern in the lawn.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:35 PM.

Page generated in 0.06698 seconds with 7 queries