Lazer Hp or JD 737?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Pinehilllandscaping, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Pinehilllandscaping

    Pinehilllandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Im looking into buying a new ZTR this week and I am having a hard time deciding between these two machines. I have heard a few complaints about the Deeres, but it seems like alot of people are having problems with the Triton decks. Any input would be appreciated
  2. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Don't know much about the JD 737....We added a 56" hp w/triton deck in June and love it!What problems are they having....I have not been on here in awhile
  3. Pinehilllandscaping

    Pinehilllandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    From the other threads I read in the exmark sponsor forums there are problems with the new Triton decks bending grass down and leaving standing strips requiring double cuts. I was hoping if anyone new if the problem has been fixed by exmark.
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    I bought a JD 717A, 48" 7 Iron II deck, this past May. The quality of cut is superb, leaving a carpet-like result. Clipping dispersal is wide and even.

    I also have an Exmark Viking, TriAdvantage deck. It is clearly not the Triton deck, but the results from the JD are far better than the Exmark.

    The grasses being mowed here are cool weather turf. You may have different mowing conditions, so your results could be different.
  5. 7 IRON

    7 IRON LawnSite Member
    from VT
    Messages: 227

    As Far As Cut Quality,Have Had Nothing But Positive Feedback On The 7 IRON
    & 7 IRON II Mower Decks.As With Any Brand,They Will Always Have A Few Problems Here And There.:usflag:
  6. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    I would go with JD. If you love eXmark, try to find Ultracut or Trivantage deck, those two are eXmark's best. Honestly, I have not seen a single Triton rider running around in my area! They don't sell, why? I guess you tell me!
  7. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Pinehill, I have both a deere and a exmark but my exmark has the uc deck so I cant say about the new tritons. The deer has smoother hydros and cuts bahai better than the exmark. However, I will not own another deere because of the awful dealer support we have here and awful would be an improvement!
  8. lewdo

    lewdo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I bought a 737 this year and I love it! Still trying to figure out how to make them turns with out the divots, but I'm sure that's the operator and not machines problems. (This is my first ZTR). I never had an Exmark and honestly when I bought the JD I was leaning towards the Exmark, but the Exmark dealer made a big deal about letting me take one for the day. (By the way I never did get to demo the Exmark) The JD dealer had one delivered to my house and told me just call them back when I was done, no hurry. That pretty much sold me right there.
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    I don't know... so I'm going to go with neither...
  10. bbailey

    bbailey LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 115

    I have a JD 757 and it is all they say it is! Clipping dispersal is awesome, power is great and the hydros are smooth. My dealer support is really good here. They should have never let me demo the machine when I took my tractor in for service, cause now I own one!

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