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john deere

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by randosh4, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. randosh4

    randosh4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 179

    i am looking at buying a john deere w/b model #gs30 are they anygood
    thanks in advance :dizzy:
  2. Tyner Lawn Service

    Tyner Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 328

    I know of people who have owned them and they are weak. Poor cut, blades are time cogged, now where as nice as the hydro Jd's. Also they scalp. And I like JD bigtime but not impressed with this mower at all.
  3. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    I have a GS 45 and it serves me well, nice cut , hasn't let me down in the last three years.

    However I would stay away from the older yellow deck mowers.
  4. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Posts: 516

    The GS~30 is a 13 hp Kohler ~ 36"/48" cut belt drive, they do not have a cog drive, the blades are not timed, all the new units or after 98' are nice machines, my only pet peve is the shallow decks, they do not offer a good vacume of the turf, but the cut is good. (PS> I used to work @ a John Deere dealership) ~NaTe

    E-mail me Nate@NatesLawnService.com if you have any more questions.

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