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Deere over Toro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by oldturf, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. oldturf

    oldturf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    Never thought that I would say it, but, I found a mower that I like better than my 27hp-62" Toro Zs. It is the John Deere 997. I can't get over how well this mower performs. I just bought this thing and it is a beast with its 72" deck and 31hp. I am going to keep them working side by side for a while, but if things continue as they seem now, I will probably replace all my big Toros with 997s. I hope it holds up, it sure appears to be solidly built. I'll let you know if it doesn't.
  2. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Go Green and Yeller - RootRoot!
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    No doubt the 997 is a beast! I love the green!
  4. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Is your toro a turbo force deck....if not there is a HUGE difference between the SFS and the turboforce decks
  5. 7 IRON

    7 IRON LawnSite Member
    from VT
    Messages: 227

    I 2nd That!!:drinkup:
  6. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    Welcome to the 997 fan club!
  7. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    I will admit, the side discharge 997 is one awesome machine, very nice.....
  8. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    Yea - Go Deere - We mounted a Flexie on one last summer, and I got to spend about 20 minutes on the 997, and wow - what a ride. I have always run tractors due to lots of steep ditches, but the future may hold a combination of a Tractor and 997.
  9. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    You bet your britches..............LOL. I have never ran the 997 but have seen them and they look very bold. I bet it has something to do with that big YELLOW seat...........C-mon:cool2:
  10. Espacesverts

    Espacesverts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    is your toro diesel or gas?

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