John deere stander opinions-657A

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by deere615, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    So I am in the market for a wright stander. But this just came up what are you guys opinions? I have seen the cut these mowers leave and they look pretty nice. How about hills? Its a 2006 John deere 657A quick track 23hp.
    http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/grd/1084331360.html
     
  2. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    If money is the real issue get the Deere stander; however if you want the "real" stander get a Wright.

    I have had great luck with John Deere their equipment is tough, and the 7-Iron deck is bulletproof. Money talks BS walks.


     
  3. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    No money is not the issue, its just standers are rarely sold used here so I will probably have to buy new. But I guess my real question is what does a stander have that this doesn't?
     
  4. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would look at the spec sheets on both brand of standers. Then decide on what feature's are best for your business.



     
  5. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a 657, and cant say enough good things about it. I dont have have wright stander, so I cant really give you an opinion there.

    I say for the price, its a good deal.
     
  6. Rusty Lawns

    Rusty Lawns LawnSite Member
    from RI
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    I have 2 wright standers and will be purchasing a wright sentar for this season. The wright standers are more compact, shorter, have 52 inch cut option and weighs less. Ive had great luck with this brand. A friend of mine uses deere and it has been a good machine for him. Its all in your preference i guess.
     
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have a JD 647a and they suck on hills but other than that they are a good unit. If you have hills get a Wright. Wright holds a patten on their frame design and wheel spacing and thats why other stand up mowers don't compare to Wright.
     
  8. Tommy Boy

    Tommy Boy LawnSite Member
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    We have a 657A, its a great mower! Very little down time, if I remember it only has one hydro, but has not been a problem. I have a JD dealer here but we service the mower in our shop, so we just need a source for parts. I think in the 500 plus hours we have replaced the tension spring holding the drive belt tension adjuster. We have been very happy with our JD and we did a review on this for Turf Magizine a few years ago. We were so happy with the demo provided, we bought it. You acn't go wrong with a stander, and I have nothing against the folks at Wright, I just have never been on one of thier mowers to compare.

    Good Luck Call or email if you have specific questions
     
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You have two hydro pumps, they are just encased in one single unit.
     
  10. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    do you use it on hills how does it hold?
    thats another thing I need to check the length I know a wright 48 will just fit with the 36 and a 21 on my trailer
    Ok thanks I do cut a few hills
    How does yours hold hills if you do any also
     

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