john deere 757 vs great dane brutus

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mdrlas, Mar 22, 2007.


john deere 757 vs great dane brutus vs scag vs hustler

  1. john deere

    14 vote(s)
  2. great dane

    4 vote(s)
  3. scag

    1 vote(s)
  4. hustler

    4 vote(s)
  1. mdrlas

    mdrlas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Has anyone tried the new great dane brutus? I hear the JD is a great machine but the GD seems very comparable for 2- 3 grand less . Will be mowing 2 acres w/ no trees @ one home and 6 acres w/ lots of trees at another? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. stephenp

    stephenp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I just got a Brutus last week, 61" 27hp kohler. Traded a GD Chariot Jr that i have had for the last 7 years with no problems. The Brutus is a lot more comfortable but doesnt inspire the confidence i had with my Chariot on the slopes that I do. With the Chariot you could always feel what it was going to do the Brutus has caught me out a few times already with lifting the front. It could be that the controls are so much lighter that it just doesn't have the feel factor. Anyway until I get used to it the ROPS is coming up when I attack the slopes. I have had no problems with the Great Danes and often wonder why they get bagged all the time.

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