super z vx4 deck, still having problems?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by plc87, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. plc87

    plc87 LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 119

    I will more than likely be buying the new super z hd 60" with vx4 deck here in a couple months. I have heard that the cut quality is sub par as far as other decks in the industry are. I have ALSO heard that with the right blades and deck settings it is just okay.

    I am in the midwest and will be cutting thick heavy grass all spring but also mowing dry thin grass in the summer, need good cut quality for both.

    I'm more worried about good grass clippings dispersal during heavy growth periods. I have a huster z xr7 deck with 25hp right now and it just doesnt have the power that I would like.

    Anyone have any input on this?
  2. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 905

    John Deere 7 iron deck is the best. I never had to clean my deck. Nothing stixks
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,819

    Both mickhippy and greenology are still having a ton of issues with their VX4's and Hustler seems unwilling to help either one, or even admit the deck sucks. They've both posted plenty of picrures on this site to show what the problem is, and mick has a ton of video to watch as well.

    I had considered them last year before I bought another Deere, but now I am way happy I passed on the SZ and got my 950. No way in heck I will ever drop the money on one now after reading and hearing so many horror stories about customer care and QOC of the VX4.
  4. brushbuster

    brushbuster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    The same here. I was set on getting a Hustler but went with a Scag. Reading the issues with cutting changed my mind.
  5. 3Bladz

    3Bladz LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 166

    I am waiting for the XR7 to be put back on the super Z w/ hyperdrive. I will not own the VX4 deck. It does not work in my conditions period.
  6. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,393

    Can someone compare the velocity and the JD stamped 7iron?
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  7. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,758

    Great question...looking forward to hearing about this comparo.
  8. CurbAppealKS

    CurbAppealKS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    I've never used the velocity, but I have used the 7 iron on an older jd 797. Amazing deck as far as discharge velocity and clipping dispersal. It beats my xr7 deck hands down as far as that goes. The 7 iron used to throw grass probly 8-10 ft out with the discharge flap up.
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  9. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,393

    I have used the velocity and it is bad to the bone
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  10. Turning tall grass short

    Turning tall grass short LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Last spring I had no issues with the VX4 when things were wet and tall. very pleased with the look, then June came and if I had grass to cut I'm sure the lawns would still look great. Now old man winter wont let go, the grass is green here but too cold to grow. I wouldn't think twice, I'd get a second X1 if needed.


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