Deere Max Frame 797

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JLC, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 467

    FYI, just got my new Turf Mag and noticed Deere will have the machine at the GIE Show. They don't have a picture on the website, but I checked the build and price section and they have it listed there. It is a mid mount with 60 or 72 inch deck and the the 29 horse DFI Kawasaki. Too much as far as list price, but interesting.
     
  2. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 634

    Yeah i just visited deere's website, no pictures or descriptions yet, though the have the build and price on there. Just for a 60inch L.C. deere is like $10,000 list price on the website, man alive and people talked about how expense Scag is, 61inch Turf Tiger LC is like almost $9000 i think.
    Would like to stick with Deere green but they are always too expensive, nice equipment and service just $$$ is the problem.
    Matt
     
  3. lee b

    lee b LawnSite Fanatic
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    I saw a new 797 with 72" deck today {posted about it, didn't see this post}. Nice looking mower, didn't get to demo it, but want to soon. Deere doesn't have any literature out about it that I can find. If you like the new 757 series, you'll like this mower.
     
  4. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sounds like this is a beefy mower by Deere, almost like a Sabre Tooth TT from scag. Not in the market to buy any more now, just bought one last year, but im still a deere man deep down, just the price of these mowers they make are soo expensive. They are big enough of a company cant they bring their prices down some to the competition level. I know they do market research and such, just feel if they would lower price some they'd get more buyers cause i havent seen a single Deere ZTR rider in this area, and their are Deere dealers around the area.
    Matt
     
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    My local Deere dealer recommends and sells my Bob-Cat ZTR's over the Deere line. He says he may sell 1 or 2 a year. They do huge amounts of business and are able to beat MSRP's by quite a bit too.

    Also if you look, you'll realize that Deere ZTR's are green and yellow Great Danes with 7 Iron decks.

    I agree, John Deere is just too high for what it is and an honest dealer with another line will tell you so too.
     
  6. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    In my area deere is about the same price as everyone else.
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are these Great Danes, or are they the Yazoo-Keyes, the same mower that Husqvarna is using? I must have missed something here.
     
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Runner, Deere bought Great Dane and Husky bought Yazoo-Kees.

    As far as pricing goes, if you think the Deere is expensive stay out of the Dixie Chopper and Walker showrooms. My Dixie has a list of $10,800. I got mine for $8,700 plux tax.
     
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,380

    I bought my JD 757 with 60" deck for $9200. I think the John Deere's are priced competively with any other brands, at least thats the way it goes in my area. I looked at Dixie Chopper and Grasshopper the only other brands that have dealers in my area, and the were actually more than John Deere. But price wasn't the issue, the John Deere dealer has better service.

    Mike
    DLCS
     
  10. lee b

    lee b LawnSite Fanatic
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    Asked my dealer about the new 797 today, he said they'll be available around the first of the year. He also quoted me some prices - 797 with 72" deck $10200.00, with 60" deck $9800.00, 757 with 60" deck $7800.00. Who says Deere ain't competitve on their prices? A 797 with the new 29 DFI liquid-cooled Kawasaki and 72" deck at $10200.00 sounds like a good price to me.
     

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