John Deere Ztrak now with ROPS..

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fulldraw68, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. fulldraw68

    fulldraw68 LawnSite Member
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    :help: My Johndeere dealer told my that the Ztrak's are now being made with ROPS. Has anyone seen one? I would also like to know if anyone knows if the 737/757 are being made with dual pumps or a single one (what are your opinions of which is better)? I'm looking at the 737 w/54" or 757 w/60". My dealer priced me the 737 @ $7,200 and the 757 @ $7,900. Does this sound reasonable. My dealer also told me that the new Ztrak's have a new seat with suspension under it...any info on this? I have been comparing ztr's for about a year now and in my opinion JD is at the top in quality and price!! Thanks in advance for any information/comments. :D
     
  2. 430 boy

    430 boy LawnSite Member
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    yes infact the new 997 diesel due out this summer will come standard with one :blob3:
     
  3. TUCKER467

    TUCKER467 LawnSite Member
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    I just bought a JD 757 25 kaw 60'' it has dual and the seat susp is awesome, all together i financed 7,520.50 taxes included give or take 20 bucks
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  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
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    All JD z-trac's have dual pumps and wheel motors. $7900 sounds like a pretty good price for that 757. We priced one here and it was $7700 but that was last year.
     
  5. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have 2 757's one is a 2004 and the other a 2002. Both have the dual pumps. JD started making the x traks with single pump units last year sometime but I'm not sure if all of them have single pumps this year. Yes all the new z traks are suppose to be coming out with rops, which will be removable. I think you can still get them without rops, until built up stock is exhausted. My 2004 757, I got for right around $7000, don't ask how much i paid for the 2002. The susupension seats were only available for the 777 and larger, unless that chnaged this year.
     
  6. fulldraw68

    fulldraw68 LawnSite Member
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    Is it pretty easy to go from mulching to bagging on the 737/757? What bagger do you recommend for these mowers. My dealer priced me two different ones, $1700 and $1400. He said the only difference in his reading is that the more expensive on has gas assisted shocks to lift the topper. There has to be more to it than that! :rolleyes:
     
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Unless you get a mulch on demand 7 Iron deck it is a pita. Installing the baffles is a time consuming task and not something I would want to switch over very often.

    The difference in the baggers is one has 3 hoppers and the other has 2 hoppers.
     
  8. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
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    With MEG MO blades you do not need to catch any more.
     
  9. fulldraw68

    fulldraw68 LawnSite Member
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    I went to the MEG MO web site and it sounds too good to be true. :rolleyes: How many people out the have used this system and what do you have to say about it. :waving:
    I assume that I still have to buy the baffle and side discharge closure kit to mulch with this system.
     
  10. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use it on my Z-Trak and it's all true. I use no baffles with a side discharge and the clippings come out at between 1/4" - 1/2". When I do fall leaves I shut down my Masterchute and it turns them to dust basically.

    Meg-Mo's are widely used and work well.
     

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