Do John Deere Mowers Compare with Exmarks, Ferris, Wright etc.?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MountaineerMowingService, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. MountaineerMowingService

    MountaineerMowingService LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Was looking at a 48 inch hydro walkbehind with a 17 horse Kaw engine made by John Deere... do these mowers compare with the other top-of-the-line manufacturers in the industry?

    I was told once that John Deere tractor mowers and push mowers were junk, and thats just stuck in my mind. How bout their commercial line???
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    The JD 7 Iron deck is the most amazing deck you will ever cut with. We own MANY pieces of commercial John Deere equipment.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    only way to find out IMO is to demo some
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Not sure about their wb's but I have heard rave reviews of the 7 iron on their z tracks and other zero turn models.
  5. protouchlawn

    protouchlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    I have 7 Deere mowers and they have been great for me. Dependable,tough, and the 7-Iron deck leaves a great cut
  6. Tyner Lawn Service

    Tyner Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    If the walk behinds cut in wet grass as good as my JD ZTR's then you won't be disappointed. The quality is good also.
  7. Charles Odell

    Charles Odell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    the same class with those others. Deere quality is way
    above the others! The decks and cut quality is the BEST!
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    and how many eXmarks, Ferris's, Toros, Wright's, etc., have you owned and personally used might I ask???
  9. Charles Odell

    Charles Odell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    almost all brands in the last 14 yrs in the buss. We don't
    have wright mowers in this area,Around 40 to 50 % of
    lco here run Deere mainly due to the fact we are on the edge
    of the Mississipi delta ( a lot of farms thus Deere is huge here)
    Our local Deere dealer has 7 stores with in 100 mile radius.
  10. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    How well do the 7-Irons stripe?

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