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New John Deere 800 series z now online

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tyaroch, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. tyaroch

    tyaroch LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 119

    Just visited the JD site and the new 800 z's are online. Just thought I would let you folks know.
  2. eshreve1234

    eshreve1234 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    Is the deck Belt or Shaft Driven?

    Looks like its a good bit more $ that the 7 series also. :(
  3. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    Huh... I didn't even know they were working on new Zs... engine choices are still a little limited... What kind of hydro system does it have? I thought the older systems were a single pump... did they change that?
  4. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    If I understood the dealer correctly the 800's have a integrated motor/pump on each wheel. It does not use the integrated duel pump like the 757.

    They claim the advantages are that there are no hoses and each unit has its built in reservoir eliminating cross contamination if there is a failure. The disadvantage would be the price to replace the combo unit. Their argument against that is the elimination of multiple component failure with a single reservoir system.
  5. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    YIKES!!!! STAY AWAY! My John Deere HD45 walkbehind has a similar set-up... costs over a grand to fix if it goes... and thats one side....
  6. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,446

    Good idea as far as eliminating cross contamination but that type of system had some problems on the kubota zd series.

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