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Deere 994r has arrived

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by arl250, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. OP
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    arl250

    arl250 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,126

    This one falls below the 25hp rating so it has no emissions which is another good thing... all that bull crap is why my last truck I bought was gas. And all my equipment is diesel except the mowers I have currently
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 22,022

    Well, to be accurate, it is tier 4 compliant, so has to have some features to meet that requirement, but it doesn't require DEF, or any other exhaust features like engines above 25HP.
     
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  3. tundraman

    tundraman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Obviously then the 997 is a total waste. It all depends on what you are mowing. I could use a 997 for 34 horse is not enough at times for me. A Turf Tiger with EFI 37 Briggs would mow circles around the 994 for 5k less. The 994 just doesn't fit the marketplace but I love the diesel Yanmar on the 997.
     
  4. tundraman

    tundraman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,088

    The new types of diesel that run def are great motors but are expensive to run because of the cost of diesel versus gas. Regen hurts their mileage,
    but 925 lbs of torque are great and they are very quiet. Of course, you add another 8k to the price of the truck too.
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Waiting on torque numbers...
     
  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 16,550

    I thought there were always about that price ... at least in the last 6-10 years
     
  7. OP
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    arl250

    arl250 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,126

    I bought the 23hp carb version mt 23 or whatever it is they call it now for 11k just two years ago now same exact mower is 13 something and 26efi I believe is all over 15k
     
  8. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Male
    Messages: 16,550

    yea....we use the 23 carb version....just haggle with them, bet you can get some off of that
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,075

    tpendagast and I had this discussion in another thread...the HP wars in mowers is just stupid. I can remember running a Toro Groundsmaster 72" with 20 HP...never ran out of power.

    Had a Toro 4000D 11' batwing, all decks had hydraulic driven blades, full time 4WD...55 HP.

    And someone needs 37 HP for a 60" deck? Or 72" On a Z?

    Surekwhatever...
     
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  10. Exmark fan

    Exmark fan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 395

    What thread was that? i would like to read it.
     

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