Opinions on Toro Z587L w/72" deck?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by billys, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. billys

    billys LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have a chance to pick up a used one (280 hours). Gas, 27HP Kohler. The 72" cut is probably more than I need, but @ 7K give or take it's tempting. Thoughts on this machine verses a new JD 520A w/ 60" deck? I am mowing residentially in and around an apple orchard. Feels like 72" may be difficult in the orchard terrain. Thanks.
  2. tyaroch

    tyaroch LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 119

    72" is only a problem if the trees are less than 6' apart. I love deere, but they are too new to take a chance on for me.
  3. billys

    billys LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    thanks. Yeah, it makes me a little nervous too. Have they (JD) released any new zero turn mowers that have been dogs in the last few years?

  4. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    I think anything with John Deere's name on it pretty much rocks!
  5. Zooropa93

    Zooropa93 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    in my book Deere makes a decent product, but as a company I am not a fan of them.

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