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John Deere 757 Mulch On Demand or Hustler?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cybervision, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    Check this recent thread out and read post #19 and #21. You and I are in similar situations.

  3. deerex

    deerex LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    Stay from the mulch on demand! The only thing they do worth a crap is mulch leaves in the fall. I traded mine for a 757 7-iron 2 with a chute blocker and am very happy with that set up over the mod.
  4. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    Thanks for the reply.
    I missed that thread in my searching. The dealer has a standard 757 Z for demo which I am going to try to get sometime next week. He did state that the MOD was not as good as the standard 7-Iron in both the discharge and mulching mode. He has only sold a 2 or 3 with little feedback though.
    Since the MOD is out I will have to decide between the 757 and 727A. I will demo the 757 first. I will never ever buy another machine without a demo first.

    At worst case it will tell me if I am expecting too much out of the Hustler. Although it does not cut near as well as my 60" Bunton WB.
  5. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    My recommendation to you is to purchase a regular 7 IRON or 7 IRON II deck with an OCDC. :)
  6. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    Do you find there is a difference in the cut quality, speed and distribution of clippings between the 60" an 54" decks? I am cutting about 1 acre with a lot of contoured beds and trees. I am looking into the 757-60"/25hp or 727-54"/23". Also, do you know if the 54" deck on the 727 and 737 are identical?

    I know that is a lot of questions but I made a mistake getting the Hustler and it sounds like everyone really likes the cut from the JDs.
  7. mulligant

    mulligant LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I had similar problems with a 52" Hustler deck. I believe the deck is too shallow at less than 4" deep. Also, it does not have much suction, distribution, or air flow. I have since switched to an 07 Hustler XR-7 deck and couldn't be happier.

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