John Deere ZTR Feedback

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Wolfie's L&L, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I am hearing alot about the Exmark and Toro ZTR's here, which is great, but I'm looking to buy a used (maybe new) John Deere ZTR, for my lawn care business that I am running in addition to my full-time job.

    What is your feedback on the JD's? Any common problems, etc??

    Just looking around to see whats out there.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Anyone? Been awhile!
  3. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

  4. Steve1

    Steve1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    I demo'd every major brand out there except for the Everride and ended up buying a Deere 777 with a 60" 7-Iron deck. I absolutely love the machine and the cut is flawless. It also stripes VERY well without a kit although Deere does have a kit for it I'm told. And I also found on my demo's that the heavier, wetter the grass, the better the Deere cut versus the competition.

    Hustler, exMark, Toro, Grasshopper, Gravely and Cub Cadet (the Tank) are all great machines. I liked the Deere 777 (and the 757 too) Z-Trak the best of all.

    In my view - if you buy a Deere, you will not regret it. I bought the 777 over the 757 only because I wanted liquid cooled and the price the dealer offered me was great. Either size (the mid or the max frame) Z-Trak is a great machine.

    Good luck!

  5. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    I have a 727A w/ 54" deck and love it. Runs great and a real work horse.
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I bought a new 757 back in 2002 and I just bought a second 757 a couple of months ago. I think they are great machines.
  7. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    757 here. Great machine. We have not done a single repair to it yet. Just regular maintenace (oil, filters, lube, blades...). I think you'd be happy with it. I'm sure you've read this in other posts, but go demo some brands, and factor in dealer support.
  8. Dave Burrow

    Dave Burrow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    We have a 757 with a 54" deck with 400 hrs on it, no problems so far. The 7 Iron decks have a first class cut. Also the machine has a very simple design, and if anything breaks the parts are easy to get. The Z-traks are top notch machines.

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