O8 John Deere 820 25hp 60"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bart may, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. bart may

    bart may LawnSite Senior Member
    from montana
    Posts: 273

    I've heard from some of your threads that the 08's were really weak. I'm looking at a used one of these and want your opinion. Is this enough motor for the deck size? Should I run away like it's on fire? Any input would be appreciated. It only has around 200 hrs. Thanks for your advice.
     
  2. amdx64

    amdx64 LawnSite Member
    from Vt
    Posts: 55

  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    John Deere's and the number "8"s don't mix well.
     
  4. Stathem Lawncare

    Stathem Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    My dealer told me they are going to stop making the 800's in June. My 757 hydros went out last August and they put the pump from the 800 in it. Well now i have had the forth pump put in since. So run fast there is a reason it's for sale.
     
  5. Herrick

    Herrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 506

    Pump from an 800 series won't fit in a 757... just physically not possible.

    820/60" is iffy at best. If you're not cutting tall or thick grass, and don't have many steep hills to deal with, you may be ok. More than likely not. The 830's and above seem a lot better. The 25hp Kawi just isn't enough for the 820.
     
  6. bart may

    bart may LawnSite Senior Member
    from montana
    Posts: 273

    Thanks for the advice guys. I have another chance to buy a 06 Hustler 66" XR7 deck with 26 hp as well. Any advice on that one?:)
     

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