would you trade

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by nashlawn01, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok I stopped by the John Deere dealership today. It just changed ownership and they already have three times the inventory. Anyways I was looking at a 997 ztr with 31 hp yanmar diesel and 72" 7 iron deck. This is the last pre emissions mower they will have. They told me they would let me have it out the door for $14890. Got home researched and msrp is like $20000. It comes with 3 yr 1800 hour warranty. If I get it I will trade my scag turf tiger with 1038 hours just put new clutch and few other things but my dealer now is an hour away and Meade tractor ( new John Deere dealer )has 2 locations 1 is 1 mile from my house and the other is about ten minutes from my farthest account.
     
  2. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    How much will they give you on trade? Do some research because I have read multiple stories on here in the past two months of LCO's not liking the quality of the new JD vs the 4-5 year old JD mowers.

    -Michael
     
  3. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    $6500 for my turf tiger. It's a 2009 with the 29 hp efi Kawasaki on it. I love my mower but my only dealer is an hour away and never has anything. I ordered parts last Wednesday. They called me yesterday said they were placing order. It's been a week now waiting on ignition coil. Radiator is off so I can't even start it to move it out the way. Good thing it's not mowing time yet or I'd be f'd!!!!!
     
  4. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    Sounds like you definitely need to make a change to another brand. Im not a JD guy so wait for some 997 60" reviews before you pull the trigger. $6500 sounds like a really good price to me, especially for a machine that you are getting at or below cost.

    -Michael
     
  5. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 915

    I would take it. I love my John deere dealer gets me parts fast. Have had the deliver on site before because of a mistake they made. Paying 8 out of pocket for 20000 dollar mower is a no brainer to me.
     
  6. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok slept on it. Woke up ground is white so got to sling salt is why I'm up posting in middle of night. Think I'm going to drop the hammer and trade mowers today after I leave my cpa's office. Got to go see how much uncle Sam wants this year
     
  7. oznort

    oznort LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like a good deal to me. Post up some pictures when you get it!
     
  8. greenleafgreenscapes

    greenleafgreenscapes LawnSite Member
    Male, from Greenleaf Wi
    Posts: 34

    You will love the 997z, and that is a pretty good price. I love mine, never short of power and havent found a hill it couldnt climb. It uses about 1.1 gal/hour with the bagger and hills
     
  9. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey green leaf does it stripe good? I was also worried about the weight. Will it tear up lawns weighing 2000 lbs and do you have trouble getting around smaller yards. I didn't make it there today but kind of second guessing mower that big. I have a few bigger properties but a few smaller ones.
     
  10. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Been looking at a gas with the mod deck online now but they want like $13500 for it
     

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