Kubota and John Deere Decks and Cuts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kubotafan, May 30, 2011.

  1. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    at the end of the video it has 3 pics...the first is the front yard and the second is the backyard..third is the side of the house...i get $40 for the yard and it takes about 45min....the yard is about 1/3 acre or so...most of the yards i do are bigger than this one....a full day for me is about 5 yards or so...some are big as 3 acres and my smallest is a commercial lot by the highway that takes 10min to cut lol.
     
  2. jslawncare22

    jslawncare22 LawnSite Member
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    my deere ate threw this like it was a well manicured lawn

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  3. johndeeretech09

    johndeeretech09 LawnSite Member
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    the 757's are awesome!! have you had any head troubles with it yet?
     
  4. jslawncare22

    jslawncare22 LawnSite Member
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    I bought it used the guy I got it from took reel good care of it and I will do the same I hope I don't have any trouble out of it . I am planing on a rebuild this winter I don't see where it would hurt this mower is a beast I won't to demo a 950a with mulching seen one at the dealer the other day its a beast
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  5. johndeeretech09

    johndeeretech09 LawnSite Member
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    make sure you clean out those cooling fins. if you dont, the valves will seize in the guids and you will have to replace the heads. ive had to do that in about a dozen machines. keep the fins clean and you will have problems.
     
  6. jslawncare22

    jslawncare22 LawnSite Member
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    Cooling fins ? Where the located ? I try to clean mower every day blow out dirt & grass in all the nooks & crannys I can't aford to replace that motor
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  7. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    He's referring to the fins on the engine head and block that provide surface area for cooling. Part of them are under the engine shroud, and they can get plugged pretty badly if you don't blow off the engine after use. I blow mine off after EVERY use to prevent any trouble. It only takes a second to do, so why not?
     
  8. johndeeretech09

    johndeeretech09 LawnSite Member
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    well there are some heat shields around the cylinder heads. thats where the spark plugs thread in to. if you find those heat shields on both sides, removed the rear bolt that holds them on and just bend them out of the way a bit. i use an air compressor to blow them out. i run the engine at about half throttle when im doing it too. the blow gun breaks all the grass free and the engine cooling fan helps blow the grass out. hope that makes snese. if not i can upload some pics to help.
     
  9. johndeeretech09

    johndeeretech09 LawnSite Member
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    good job! ya its takes around $500-$600 to do a head job. if you are interested i can send you a part number for a screen that goes in front of the engine to keep the grass out. the screen is a $300 kit, but i guarenty you that you will never have grass in the fins again. i have put a few on and have checked them after about a month of mowing and they were clear. if you have seen the radiator screen on the liquid cooled 777 and 797, this screen is just like it, but for the 737 and 757. let me know.
     
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    My current ZTR is a new Z720A with the 25 Kohler Command Pro. So far, I am quite pleased with it, but it is still new, so we'll see. Is there any type of screen kit for this machine yet? If so, would you post the part #? Thanks
     

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