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JD 653 decks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mark2, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    This may be a crazy question but I thought I could get a quick answer. I need to get it off my mind and can't wait till dealer opens monday.

    I am looking at a John Deere 653 Z. I did not have a tape to measure but I think it has a 53 or 54" deck. Does anyone know what comes standard or if it is a 50 something deck can a larger deck be purchased and put on it.

    It was dark and I didn't even check what horse the engine was.

    Good unit though and a sweet deal.
  2. wxmn6

    wxmn6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

  3. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Judging by their site. It looks like they don't offer a 60" on the 653. I guess it wont fit or maybe they think its not enough horses.

    JD really don't have options like some other co's. I thought it was suprising that they offer the compare to other mowers feature. I compared for the fun of it and found that they are just average not really any stand out features.

    I suppose that even if a 60" deck would fit they would want the price of a new mower for it.

    It's still a good deal. I wish the guy would have had the since to get a 60. He was cutting 5 acres of smooth wide open area.
  4. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    the M653 is a 23hp w/ 54" deck, M655 is 25hp w/ 54" deck, M665 is 25hp w/ 60" deck. I have the M653 and love it. The six inches did not help enough to justify paying alittle more. you will not be dissapointed with any of them.

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