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Lukacs Property Maintenance
07-09-2008, 01:47 AM
gona show the new deere . what do ya think.

mike

Steve
07-09-2008, 06:32 AM
Hi Mike,

That is fantastic!

What made you decide to get that model? What do you like or dislike about it so far?

Lukacs Property Maintenance
07-15-2008, 12:48 AM
Steve,

John deere
has been a brand that i think that they stand behind their products, thats why i concidered a deere.

The tractor cost just over $2000.00. Has a 42 in deck, cruise, 21 hp engine. I got the bagger too. Cuts tall grass great. Mulch kit was also included. Haven't had a chance to try it in wet grass yet. I'll keep you posted.
Mike:)

Steve
07-15-2008, 07:12 AM
Great please do!

Also, do you know what the lifespan is of that mower? How many hours it's rated for?

Lukacs Property Maintenance
07-18-2008, 12:04 PM
Hi Steve,

I looked in the manual and the service hours only go up to 2000 hrs. I don't know if thats the most hours they recomend. Any idea how long other people tractors have lasted? Not only john deere.

mike

StartALawnCareBusiness
07-18-2008, 03:57 PM
Hey Mike, congrats on the new mower.

To keep it under warrenty, does your dealer have to do all scheduled work?

Keep up with those oil changes and change the filter everytime, too.

What's the tranny? If it's hydrostatic, don't neglect changing the oil. If you ever notice a bad seal, get it fixed immediately. Grit will kill the pumps.

Good luck with it:

Keith

justin_time
07-18-2008, 07:47 PM
Nice mower

I am just wondering why you purchased a residential mower compared to the more heavy duty ones like the X300 and those machines.

I'm sure if you would of payed more, you could of got a motor with a v-twin engine into it.

Maybe a little tip to consider for those considering buying John Deere

Steve
07-19-2008, 08:28 AM
2000 hours! That sounds high for a consumer model. Very interesting. I didn't know they were rated for such a long life.

Justin,

How long of a lifespan are the X300's rated for? Do you know? I am guessing that is a commercial model?

justin_time
07-19-2008, 11:43 AM
2000 hours! That sounds high for a consumer model. Very interesting. I didn't know they were rated for such a long life.

Justin,

How long of a lifespan are the X300's rated for? Do you know? I am guessing that is a commercial model?

I'm not quite sure but they got a 4 yr or 400 hrs warranty.. and that is alot for a mower like that

Steve
07-19-2008, 12:25 PM
Why is there such a big difference between the models? One with 2,000 hours and the other with 400?

justin_time
07-19-2008, 12:30 PM
I think you mean 200 hrs.. because I just looked at the manual and it goes up to 200 hrs

Here's the link for the manual

http://manuals.deere.com/cceomview/OMGX22661_J7/Output/Index.html?tM=HO

Steve
07-19-2008, 09:18 PM
ahhhhhh ok that would be more in line of what I was guessing it would be too. Thanks Justin.

justin_time
07-19-2008, 09:32 PM
I just do alot of research with Stihl, Husqvarna and John Deere equipment... those are the only dealers that are close to me.

justin_time
07-19-2008, 09:38 PM
I also found out that you can collect Air Miles when you finance with AG Line with John Deere equipment so yeah, just a little tip for everybody

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll280/jitys/airmiles_chart.gif

Lukacs Property Maintenance
07-28-2008, 10:36 AM
Hello,

Sorry for the confussion. After i looked at my manual again it said that my mower did 200 hrs. Not 2000 hrs. One too many zeros. Sorry about that.

Thanks for all the great tips. I was thinking of getting a larger tractor but with the size of trailer i can only get the 42 in deck. I also have no intrest, no payments until june 2009. If i went to the john deere dealer out here i can,t get the no payments or intrest.

Wish i got the air miles though. Already planning for a holiday this year. Goin on a jamacian cruise.

Mike

Lukacs Property Maintenance
08-18-2008, 12:42 PM
Hey, Just wounderin if anybody out there has a deere too,

also have a question i gona start in General talk.

Mike:cool:

makbootzy
08-19-2008, 09:13 PM
Here is my first and only Deere. I purchased at an auction near me for only $75! It is a 14sx commercial John Deere with a bagger side discharge and mulch. I just greased the self propelled wheels today and I did an oil change added a new spark plug and blade and its running and cutting real nice.

Lukacs Property Maintenance
08-21-2008, 04:54 PM
Dose it have a steel or aluminum deck?

makbootzy
08-22-2008, 10:25 PM
My magnet just told me its aluminum..it also has a steel edge on the bottom of deck and is very heavy for a 21" push mower. I will get pics of the wall I lift it up and down Tuesday.

cleansweeplawncare
09-17-2008, 03:40 AM
What a great mower to buy. I purchased a rider similar to your 125 last year and I have ran across every kind of lawn. Now I am getting ready for picking up leaves which does a great job for that. Make sure you keep the blades nice and sharp and be routine about changing the oil and filter. My mower already has 175 hrs and still runs like new. Good luck !

Steve
09-17-2008, 09:18 AM
Some of these decks are made out of magnesium too.

quickcleanlawn
09-20-2008, 06:48 PM
yeah I had the ez trac residential model, and it sucked. I still have the JS40, another residential model, but I reinforced A few things, and put the comercial b&s engine and it seems to be pretty sturdy.
I love john deere, the only real problem I had from the js40 was the deck is super thin and vibrations will cause cracks.besides that they leave realy nice cuts and they preform very well.