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JD 757 zero turn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by paulss, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. paulss

    paulss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have been looking for a zero turn mower and have not pulled the trigger because most of them I've looked at that would do what I need have been $6500+ . The used units I've seen have been VERY used and abused, I came across a 757 at my local JD dealer that has a little over 300 hours on it and about 45 days remaining on the original factory warranty. The dealer fixed a leak under warranty and is doing a full service to it and wants $5000-$5500 for it. It appears to be in very good shape and not abused.

    Any thoughts on this unit for this price and are there any problems associated w/these units. He says a new one is $7950 (sound right) ?

    Thanks for all your help.
     
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Doesn't sound like too bad of a deal.

    The price on a new one sounds about right.
     
  3. D and H Seasonal Services

    D and H Seasonal Services LawnSite Member
    from SE, Pa
    Messages: 68

    He says a new one is $7950 (sound right) ?


    I am not sure about Tx. but I bought a JD 727-A with a 54" cut for $7400.00 + tax. and it listed for $8600.00. I just traded it for a Hustler Super-Z My JD only had 52 hours on it. Not a good trade or resale value on JD mowers. Not many dealers want nor will trade them.
     
  4. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 996

    Check out the last 6 pages or so in this Forum and you will see a couple threads on the 757. I recently purchased a 757 w/ 60" cut for $7769+tax. It was the best deal for me here in SW Michigan. The 737 54" was 7495 and the 727A 54" was 7295. As for the JD mowers not holding their value, I would have to strongly disagree w/ that. My advice on that would be to spend a LITTLE extra money up front and get either the 737 or 757 as opposed to the 727A because they have a much heavier frame and the controls are on the side, as opposed to down below, tires are a little larger, fuel tank's larger, more h.p., a few other minor things. Not to say that the 727A is junk, 'cause it's not, but spending a little more money will give you a better machine in my opinion and possibly help you to hold a little more value on your machine in the long run. I'm not an expert by any means. There should be a few more Pros on here later on that will pipe up w/ some pros/cons that will be a bit more helpful for you.

    By the way, as for "list price.", you can pretty much wipe your a$$ w/ that. I was told the 757 60" listed for $9,700 from my dealer, also told $10,300 from a dealer about 50miles away, and also $11,200 from a dealer in Illinois. So I'm really not sure where they come up w/ that.
     

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