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jd gs30 vs exmark metro hp??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chambers 38, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. chambers 38

    chambers 38 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    jd gs30 wb 36inch or
    exmark metro hp 36inch wb

    whats the best ??????
  2. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    I have a JD gs25 which is basically the same thing from what I can tell, and man that thing is a tank! It would run me up a tree, which it almost has. I have never used an Exmark, but you will definitely find a ton of people on here that love theirs. I think you would be good with either one. I live in Kansas and there are a few JD dealers. The farmers tend to love JD.
  3. GrassMaster84

    GrassMaster84 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    Ditto on the DEERE!!, i own a gs30 and its a hoss of a machine, also take into consideration the dealer support when you are purchasing new equipment.
  4. ken50

    ken50 LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Messages: 142

    I love my GS30, but have never run Exmark, so can't really compare, I can just tell you that I don't think you can go wrong with a Deere!
  5. chambers 38

    chambers 38 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    I have dealer support from both exmark and Deere , just the Deere is $1000.00 less then the exmark.
    I'm whiling to spend the extra money for the exmark but I would love to spend less.
    OK exmark guys where you at???
  6. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    I have an eXmark belt-drive, fixed deck mower with a 3-foot cut. Cuts like a beast, is a lot of work. When it dies, its successor has a floating deck and hydro drives.

    But for $2300, it's a lot of mower. I have no experience with JD's commercial equipment, so no can do the comparison thingy. However, Deere's site claims they get $2599 for the GS30, so I'm not sure about your claim that its a grand cheaper.

    One difference I do see in the specs on both machines is that the Deere gears their machines for a blade tip speed of 15,000 feet per minute versus the 18,000 fpm of the Exmark. That difference may be of no real consequence, but I can't imagine it makes no difference at all.

    Still, I can't imagine you'd go horribly wrong with either machine. Just bear in mind that pistol-grip, belt drive walkbehind mowers will beat your a** to death. Think long and hard about a hydro drive machine, whatever the brand.
  7. chambers 38

    chambers 38 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    thanks to all
    im going to go test both and let yall know what i think
    thanks for the input!!!
  8. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Well, What ya find out ?
  9. chambers 38

    chambers 38 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    Im going woth the exmark becawes
    1 weiled deack high quailty
    2 floting deak
    3 not a pistal grip
    4 dealer beat the jd deal $$$$

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