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buying a commercial mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by goat hearder, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. goat hearder

    goat hearder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Im trying to decide on which lawn mower to buy. Either a John Deer or Ferris commercial mower.

    Which is better ? will one outlast the other ?
  2. mjensen

    mjensen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    what size of a mower are you looking at?
  3. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    John Deere all the way!
  4. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    I'm going with John Deere 36 wb. I have a 48 and it's extremely dependable.
  5. goat hearder

    goat hearder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    looking to by somewhere around a 48" zero turn mower.
    It will be either a john deere, Kubota, or Ferris.

    are they all pretty much the same as far as life of the mower ? and im lookin at the maintenance on them too
  6. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    Ferris by far, blows John Deere's comparable models out of the water...don't waste your time
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    How many JD mowers have you owned? I'm surprised you didn't say Dixie Chopper is the "best".

    I like my john Deere 757, no problems to date in 2 years. But go with the mower that YOU like the most, no one can tell you whats best, only can recomend. Also,, the biggest thing is dealer support.

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