Deere diesel ztr?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DLCS, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Looks like john Deere is coming out with a diesel ztr for 2005. There is a small picture of it in the Oct. issue of Turf pg. c24. Suppose to show it at the GIE. Also, looks like Deere is going to follow suit will the other manufactures and put roll bars on there machines too.
     
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
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    Does it have a JD engine?
     
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I don't know can't tell from the picture.
     
  4. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
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    I will say one thing - JD had run Yanmar engines forever - I have a 332 with 5000 hrs on it and the Yanmar is as good as new - I hope they have the same quality and life span - Yanmar is now talking about having 12,000 hrs per engine. I am a JD fan, and think they do a gooooooood job, butttt can they guantee 12000 hrs out of the block.
     
  5. anteater6788

    anteater6788 LawnSite Member
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    I don't think Deere makes a diesel engine small enough for a ZTR but they might. A 12,000 hour life expactancy is not out of line for a diesel engine with good maintance. I know Case International offers a 10,000 hour powertrain protection program for their engines (actually they are CDC engines like what Dodge trucks and Case industrial equipment uses). The lowest we have had a diesel engine in a tractor need overhauled was 7,100 hours due to cavitation but the sleeves still had the factory cross hatch marks on them and the rings were still well within the factory specs.
     
  6. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can't Wait. I am going to be trading in my 777 as soon as they come out.
    Diesel engine is much better with fuel and I know that it will last a lot longer too.
     

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