Questions about John Deere WB

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Waddle, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Waddle

    Waddle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Hi everyone. I'm hoping that someone may be able to help me. To make a long story short a friend of a friend is trying to sell their 36" JD walk behind. he has no idea what make or model, but says it is only 5 years old. he also has no clue as to the hours on it. all he knows is that it is belt driven and 36" deck. my question is what models did JD produce around 2007? a few google searches didnt turn much up. Are JD mowers reliable and any good? thanks for any info anyone may have available.
  2. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    It seems like they were/are 7Gxx or something to that effect. The hydro I had was designated as a 7H17. It was a 48" hydro with 17hp Kawasaki engine and I really hated that machine. Those pistol grip springs were the stiffest controls I've ever had the displeasure of using. My hands literally killed me after a few hours of using that mower. I think I sold it with under 100 hours on it.
  3. deereequipment

    deereequipment LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    the 7H mowers I thought were only 48" or larger.
    Deere still made the GS mowers, belt driven, could have 36" or 48", so it's possible it's a GS30, GS45 or GS75.

    I've got a WH48A (48" deck) for sale, 1 year old, 1 year warrant still on it, 5 hours on machine.
  4. jlouki01

    jlouki01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    unless it's next to free get a hydro mower.
  5. whaler's Mow-Town

    whaler's Mow-Town LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    it is surely in the GS series. I still have a 2008 7g18. Wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to buy ANY gear driven WB John Deere.

    I am on my fourth gearbox on this particular unit and have done the John Deere WB scene and as far as Im concerned, So are they. Done I mean. Strap a 7 iron 2 deck to just about any mower and it will mow great. Just make sure all the other components live up to that same honor and dedication they put into engineering a mowing deck.

    I still believe in JD and plan to seriously dent the bank acct. with a 900 series in the next month or so. (come on taxes!) The 7 Iron deck is top notch and gives the best mow I have seen. (for the price it should!)

    Sad thing is, John Deere is supposed to be the company you fall back on. Not for their WB's though.
  6. deereequipment

    deereequipment LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    their new hydro mower is pretty nice.
    Its not a 7 iron, but cuts nice.
    I had an HD75 that I loved.
    then a 7H17, HATED it, even though it cut nice.
    The WH48A, though I have no use for it and am selling it, is a nice mower (and, not built by Deere. Gravely has the EXACT same machine).
  7. the4jvs

    the4jvs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Do you still have the machine and want to sell it? I am interested.

  8. deereequipment

    deereequipment LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    actaully, I do still have it.
    I have just been so busy, I haven't had time to try to sell it.

    it still only has around 6 hours on it, but is almost 2 years old.
    It is located in Maryland.

    Where are you located?
  9. the4jvs

    the4jvs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I am in PA but my parents live in Columbia, MD. Do you have any pictures?

  10. deereequipment

    deereequipment LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I just PM'd (private messaged) you my email address.
    Contact me and I can email you the photos.

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