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extra $400.00 worth it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by deereman, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    We will be purchasing a Deere 737 or a 757 with a 54" deck. My question is this, is it worth the extra $400.00 to go with the 757 w/ the 25hp or is the 737 w/ the 23hp enough power. Any help would help me , make my decision a little easier. We do have some steep hills that we currently ran our old ZTR and that was way under power, as that was just a 18hp. It seemed the hill just killed my power. It is a long hill. Any who lets hear what you got to say. Thank you....... :)
  2. MacPhersonlawn

    MacPhersonlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    I bought a 737 2 years ago and have never had a problem with it being under powered. I have some very step hills it has handled them all. Does better going up hill, not enough control going down steep slopes.
  3. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 906

    The 23 is adequate but I'm a more is better type. I still think its too bad they don't offer the bigger efi engine on these yet.If cheap is what your after, the 23 will do, as they even put a 60" with this engine.
  4. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    I always thought that 23 HP on a 52 or 54 inch deck was plenty. But now I think a little different. Get all the HP that you can afford. You won't regret it. My next mower will be a Hustler Super Z with at least 27 HP...more if I can get it.
  5. Updog

    Updog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    I have never thought " I think I have too much horsepower." I have been on the other side though.
  6. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I just bought a 27 hp Lazer and there have already been times that I wished I'd bought a 28 or stronger. Some of this clover we get down here is rough on a mower!

    Bigger is better when it comes to HP.
  7. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    look at this way ,more hp makes you more efferent ,thus making you more money .with in a month you'll make that 400 back being able to cut more lawns
  8. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    Thanks for all your inputs. I was thinking that the bigger one was prob. the one that I was going to get. What do you do for a trailer hitch? I use a pull type aerator, as well a pull type fert spreader. I see that these have no hitch.I really dont want to use my tractors as I like to use a ZTR for those applications. ;)

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