Opinions on John Deere 737 or 757

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by B.S.S.R., Feb 27, 2006.

  1. B.S.S.R.

    B.S.S.R. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Hi everyone, i'm new to the site.

    My entire landscaping career I have always run Scags machines, and either Lawn boy or John deere or ariens handmowers.

    Recently due to a falling out with my scag dealer, i will not be purchasing another scag.

    I'm currently looking at a JD 737 and 757. Can I get some of your freedback from anyone who has owned one of these. How does it compare to the scag turf tiger. how strong do you find the decks? The thing that worries me is the deck wheels are made of plastic, and the mounts for those wheels don't look too strong.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Thanks and i look forward to being a contributing member to this site

  2. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    I have a 737 and have had no major problems with it. Had a 717 before it that I really enjoyed using. However, another person from Canada on here named Tonyr had a nightmare with a JD 997. Use the search feature at the top on JD and you can read for hours what folks think of them and most will be possible. The most important thing is dealer support (or lack of) no matter what you buy.
  3. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    The only difference between the 737 and 757 is 2 horsepower. If your looking for the less expensive route, go with 737. You can get 54" or 60" decks on either, so it's personal preference. The decks are built like rocks; I have a 737 54" and 997 72".....no problems with either. The decks are the best made IMO. If you buy a Deere, you'll never go back!:usflag:
  4. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Posts: 518

    We love our 757 with out any complaints AT ALL. However I dont understand what you are saying about there deck wheels and mounts? There deck wheels are like everybody elses , and there mounting bracket is made very heavy as far as that goes.
  5. southernlandscapespecial

    southernlandscapespecial LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    Ed, I had a 717 and traded up to a 727 (23hp kawasaki) and love it. The decks are the best made. JD has a lot of money invested in their stamping of the decks. The only problem I have with the decks are the plastic covers that are used to cover the belts a pulleys, seems like grass always gets stuck under them.
  6. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    I have seven (7) 757's that gives away my answer I guess.
  7. B.S.S.R.

    B.S.S.R. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    awesome, thanks for the imput guys, looks like its the 737 or 777 for me. I went to see my dealer again today. I think it will be a toss up, he's got the 777 in stock and its only 1500$ more then the 737 so it all depends on how much i feel like spending this week. Anyways, has anyone ever used a 757-777 etc and a scag turf tiger? How do they compare?

    Thanks again for everyones input

  8. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Posts: 518

    I have never ran a Scag, but A freind that I know has one and I dont think that it holds hills like the Deeres do. But the Scags are heavy built like Deeres. That much I can say.
  9. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    My Sabretooth diesel will mow hills that you'll have a hard time trying to walk on. Thats because its longer and the center of gravity is lower thanks to the 10 gallon fuel tank in the belly of the mower under the seat, instead of up on top of the drive tires like everybody else. The short wheel base mowers like Dixie, Exmark, Grasshopper, John Deere etc, set higher and have more trouble with transfering the weight off the drive tires if the nose gets downhill a little.
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    $1,500 is not that much more for the 777 over the 737.
    Liquid cooled, more HP, nicer wider rear track width....

    If you are financing it, don't even consider the difference.
    Get the 777 or 797 instead.

    The 25hp on the 757 is minimum in my opinion.
    I wouldn't want the 23hp.

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