John Deere, I would like to hear from the guys using them.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TGK, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. TGK

    TGK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    That is the question fellas, if you are using a JOhn Deere I would like to hear from you, regarding the good, the bad, and the ugly.


  2. Jlawnmow

    Jlawnmow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    There is no bad and ugly!!!!!! Only Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I've had my 757 for 3 years and have't had a thing go wrong on it!!!!!!!
  3. TGK

    TGK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    Thats great news, refresh my memory, the 757 is the rider or walk behind?
  4. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    I run a JD 727A Ztr and I love it. No problems in the 4 months I have had it and it cuts great.

    You will get a few responses from guys that have had a few bad experiences, but I will tell you that in my area, we primarily see John Deere and Exmark mowers being run. And more and more larger outfits here are going John Deere.
  5. spazfam

    spazfam LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    We have a trailer full of John Deere products, all for the most part work well. I have not been that impressed with their small mower JS20 for durabilty, seems it self destructs. However we have a Js61 that is un stoppable.
  6. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 220

    I run all John Deere equipment. Tractors, Z-trak mowers, rotary cutter, tillers. I love my Deere a lot. Always have been good to me and put em through hell. I am ordering 4 new z-traks today.
  7. tat900

    tat900 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    I have a 717a i love the mower a lil on the heavy side but cuts great
  8. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 601

    i gots a JD 717A Ztr 48'' deck.only had it for 3 weeks and only got 14hrs on it due to weather and sick.i have the mulch kit and this baby will do some leaf cutting.i tried it on a woman's yard today that i cut with a 42'' rider.and she came out and said where did all the leafs go and i told her they are dust now.still learning and playing but love it.
  9. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    Presently my wife runs a 495, and I run a 595 - a 455 backup - I sold a 332 diesel tractor (1988) with 5000 hrs. on it, and it is still going great. JD's are built to outlast the engines, and the yanmars we run should make 8 to 10,000 hrs according to yanmar, and I have had no problems to not believe them.
  10. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 604

    have 3 commercial and a few garden tractors, and all my other equipment is deere.

    i have a 757, 657, and 48 wb. all great mowers. no problems, i'm not currently a huge fan of handheld equipment from them, but mowers are awesome. i would also highly recommend the mulch on demand deck.

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