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Old 02-20-2008, 07:55 PM
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2004 john deere 777 zero turn

I have a chance to buy a 2004 john deere 777 zero turn mower with 3300 hrs on it. I was wondering if $4,000.00 would be a good deal to buy this mower it has been re painted and in excellent shape well cared for. please give me some feed back on this. thanks!
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:21 PM
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Those are fine machines but that is a lot of hours. New paint means very little in the way of dependability.

Remember, that's 3300 hours on the engine, spindles, wheel motors, etc.. $4000 seems a little strong unless he has proof the vast majority of these items have been recently replaced.

Look underneath the deck very closely. New paint could also hide patchwork on a deck with erosion holes.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:46 PM
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NO WAY! I only paid a little over 8 for a brand new unit. That is a gas unit & at or near the end of its engine life.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:04 PM
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Way too pricey. Keep looking.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:37 PM
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$1500 is about what that is worth. No telling what will go at 3300hours.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:40 PM
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Way too pricey. Keep looking.
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Keep looking.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:05 PM
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That is a lot of hours for that amount of money. I would be scared of it unless it had a new engine and hydro pumps. I have always heard that even if a machine has been taken care of about 2500 to 3000 max hours and its is worn out. I would not give more than about 1200 for this if that much.
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Stunned that someone got 3300 hours on a Deere 777. I started having major issues with mine used residentially to mow 12 acres at only 330 hours (kamakaze pump blew its guts into a drive motor and it has never run right after three years of dealer hassles). the deck holds up but hydraulics are weak
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:20 PM
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With the exceptiion of Wild Bill's comments, I agree with the general consensus of everybody. It's not worth the money. You might want to pass on it unless you can buy it cheap, can get a cheap source for parts, are mechanically inclined, and want a project to occupy your limited free time.
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