What's the verdict on the new JD 910?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by johnnybravo8802, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,746

    i have the z920 with 26hp kawi. in normal conditions it did fine with stock blades. it would bog down in heavy growth and wet conditions. i would have to slow down a good bit in those conditions. then i started using the oregon G6 blades. i guess because of the slots in the blade there is less drag. ever since i did that the mower no longer bogs down no matter what the conditions. you will also want to get the suspension seat. i got that and it made a huge difference in the comfort level. after mowing 2hrs without the suspension your back would start to feel it but now with it i can mow all day and not feel a thing.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,828

    The 717 is a lot smaller and lighter machine than the 910 is, so you'd obviously get by with less HP. I think you're right about the 22 HP though, and have said that same thing on here before. It wouldn't have to work as hard to do the same job, so fuel economy and engine life longevity should be better.:)

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