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mbrous8
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Parts unknown
Member since Jan 2008
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John Deere Zero Turn Mower
I owned an Exmark 60" laser z till it was recently stolen off my property. Great mower and worked well.
I'm thinking of going to a 72" deck but only mower brand I see that offers it in gas line and not deisel is John Deere. Does anyone have feedback on theirs? Or on others ?


Ice Cream Sammich
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
9125 posts

re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
Scag, Hustler, toro, ferris, and Dixie chopper all make a gas 72".


chew4219
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re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
Big dog does as well.


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nguyt518
Member since Apr 2015
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re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
You realize Exmark makes a 72" gas mower, right?


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BiggerBear
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Member since Sep 2011
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re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
I've got 13.5 years on my 717A and counting. It's a great mower. Many others make great mowers too.


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CypressTrout10
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Jun 2016
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re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
Here's your downfall with a gas 72",

gas powered mowers dont produce as much power and when it comes to cutting that much thick grass at once, the diesel mower is able to power thru it


saray
Member since May 2014
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re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
better stay with xmark or skag


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TigerGyp
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since May 2006
714 posts

re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
Why not get a diesel? Longer life, quieter and lower fuel consumption plus higher resale value for a diesel. Plus you've got that power when you get in the tall, thick stuff.


Dupont3
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re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
Spartan


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Broyota2
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re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
Don’t get a John Deere, you’re paying for the name. Seriously we traded in the gravely we had and got a Deere and it’s broken down so many times. So we got rid of it and got another gravely and haven’t had nearly the amount of trouble. If any at all really.


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nguyt518
Member since Apr 2015
188 posts

re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
quote:

Why not get a diesel?


Because diesel is about damn near twice the price.

Don't remember exact numbers, but it's roughly 16k for a gas and 26k for a diesel.
This post was edited on 9/26 at 3:20 pm


jimbeam
USA Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
45765 posts

re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
Diesel >gas at that wide of a deck. They sip fuel and have way more power. Only downside is weight. You can get a hardly used one for way less than retail.


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Jcrew
Mississippi St. Fan
Gulf coast
Member since Aug 2012
318 posts

re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
Actually a gas burner will produce better in heavy grass. The governor responds better and the diesel has low end torque making it slower to respond when it bogs down. In lawnmowers horsepower is horsepower when cutting grass and that's what really matters.


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jimbeam
USA Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
45765 posts

re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
Diesels aren't 26k. You can find a diesel with under 1000 hours for less than $10k all day. And it will last 5-6k hours.


nguyt518
Member since Apr 2015
188 posts

re: John Deere Zero Turn Mower
Boy, was I off, just looked at the invoice and it was an exmark 72" diesel for $16k.


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