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john deere gs30 and quiktrak mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by southarkansascutter, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. southarkansascutter

    southarkansascutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    I need you guys opinion on the jd gs30 walk behind and I think the part # is 645 quicktrak stand up mower..It is the 19 hp w/ a 48" deck...have been looking at these...just want to get somebodies who has used them feedback......

    2004 25 hp 50" dixie chopper
    Sutech Stealth (I know, I know I found this website the day after I bought it)
    2 Shindaiwa t231 trimmers
    shind eb630 b/p blower
    stihl handheld blower
    jd edger
    12ft trailer
  2. hortboy

    hortboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    gs30, great mower, love mine will probably run it till it dies. we use it daily.
  3. southarkansascutter

    southarkansascutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    will it pull a sulky???
  4. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    I have a GS30 with a kohler 13hp loved the machine, and I pull a sulky, and the proslide works well on it.
  5. CRM Lawncare

    CRM Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    I run the GS45 walk behind, I've had no problems and lays a good cut and stripe especially with a proslide. I'm looking at a 727 zero turn in the near future.

    Can't go wrong with JD.
  6. QuikKutLawn

    QuikKutLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    I've used both and currently use a couple of the QuikTrak machines. I seem to be a lot more productive with the QuikTrak, in fact when I switched I noticed a time savings of a couple of hours per day. Not surprising though, I went from a walk to a stander... I don't think you can go wrong either way.

    WINGNUT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    I have a GS 30 w/a 13hp kohler. Works great. Pulls me (198#) on a set of jungle wheels. Hang on going down hill, though, it ain't hydro its belt driven. Just learn how to paddle the brakes.
  8. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    Just ordered my second after 4 years w/first (still going). Use jungle wheels too. Very solid and good 2 yr warranty. I had about 500$ of maintenance and repairs done once and cost me nothing. I say thumbs up, do however be sure to keep an eye on the timing belt in the beginning, but it's all good.
  9. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    The 647 is a great mower!
  10. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    Funny, at their website I saw something about 1 year warranty for non-residential use, and it also said something about having to buy in the zone you use it in to get warranty service. Usually not a big deal, but if you move or buy a unit from a dealer on Ebay or whatever...might be a problem. Maybe I saw the wrong info on the 1 year.

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