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777 or gravely 260

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jozgators, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Jozgators

    Jozgators LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Just wondering if these mowers do well on hills compared to Hustler super Z. Looking at both, I had to much trouble with super z and warranty goes out next year. Seems to break down thursday or friday, not kidding. I leaning more towards the deere.
  2. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Scags tigers hold hills real well.
  3. Jozgators

    Jozgators LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    don't care for the scag dealer near me. That's where I bought my hustler talk big but don't back it up. In fact they lost hustler last year.
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Humm.... my best guess is the 777 because it has a really wide rear track width and Gravelys have never really been touted as slope machines.

    You should also try a Cub Commercial Tank or Lesco Ztwo.
    Mine does better than anything else I have used.
  5. Jozgators

    Jozgators LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Envy is there any difference between the cub and lesco?
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    On the 2005 model year, I know there was a difference in the rear track width of the 60" units. Cub came out with a "Wide Track" unit with a Kohler EFI earlier, and for 2005 Cub adopted this track width across the board on the 60" units.

    This put their rear track width out to 57"-58" to the outside of the tires... similar to the John Deere 777 setup. My Lesco has the narrower track width, more like 52"-54" or something like that. I'd like to have the wide track, but mine works great as-is.

    Now, I do not know if the current 2006 models of the 60" Lesco are set up this way or not. I couldn't tell you because I haven't needed to be back "IN" a Lesco since buying.

    Otherwise, the other units seem to be exactly the same across the board. The only other things I can mention is that with Lesco there is only one engine choice. Kawasaki on all units up to 60" and Generac on the 72".

    Cub also has a longer warranty period I think.

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