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2004 john deere 777 zero turn

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by dale m., Feb 20, 2008.

  1. dale m.

    dale m. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    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!
  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    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.
  3. Foz

    Foz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    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.
  4. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    Way too pricey. Keep looking.
  5. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    $1500 is about what that is worth. No telling what will go at 3300hours.
  6. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    Absolutely ... walk away and don't look back !!
  7. derekarbeiter

    derekarbeiter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    Keep looking.
  8. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    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.
  9. WildWill

    WildWill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    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
  10. joe crumpler services

    joe crumpler services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    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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