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Deere 994r has arrived

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

  1. MNLawns

    MNLawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from MN
    Messages: 1,451

    DEF is only on 75hp +
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 23,205

    That's why my post is worded and punctuated like it is. If you re-read it, you'll see that I think.
     
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    arl250

    arl250 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,129

    Anyone got any more updates on the 994r? I’m considering getting a demo from my dealer to try out just haven’t had a chance. Now that the season is in full swing just wondering how they were working out
     
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  4. 40acres76

    40acres76 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    I am loving mine and the more I use it the better I like it. The engine is smooth and relatively quiet (IMO) and it’s been very good on fuel. I’ve cut in a variety of conditions already and it’s handled wet grass well, cut through tall, thick grass without any strain at all. The suspension seat makes it ride great. Hope you get a chance to demo one and see what you think about it.
     
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    arl250

    arl250 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was curious about the cut quality because I noticed online the blade tip speed is 2000 lower than a gas model. I assume it’s because of the lower engine rpm but was curious if that makes a difference when mowing
     
  6. 40acres76

    40acres76 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    I’m really pleased with the cut quality as well as the way it disperses the clippings. I don’t have a gas model to compare it to as I was using a JD rear finishing mower on a compact tractor until I got the 994R. It would be good to hear from someone who has run both the gas and diesel models for a good comparison.
     
  7. Gotamow

    Gotamow LawnSite Member
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    Hello, I am about to pull the trigger to purchase a Z994R and would like to know if you are still satisfied with your's, and if any problems since last year.
     
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  8. CGros31

    CGros31 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have about 225 hours on mine so far with not one issue. I absolutely love my 994r, and I’d even say I love it more than my 997r. Smooth as silk and a fuel sipper. You will not regret purchasing one.
     
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  9. Gotamow

    Gotamow LawnSite Member
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    That's good to hear. Not sure I need a diesel but got a really good price new and it will be used to mow 8 acre property and probably some family propety as well.
     
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    arl250

    arl250 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How is it on hillsides? I have a 955m and that’s my biggest complaint with it. It’s not that great on a hill. Just wondering if a diesel would be better or worse
     

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