Zero turn ride on mowers

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8 years 2 months ago #518630 by meadowlands
Thinking of choosing between the John Deere and Husqvana zero turn mowers
Both dealers are close to where we live so that partly helped narrowing it down to those two brands.
Models we're considering retail approx $7k or thereabouts.
Any comments on these two brands?
TIA ;)

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8 years 2 months ago #518648 by Stikkibeek
Replied by Stikkibeek on topic Zero turn ride on mowers
See if either or both dealers will bring one out to give you a demo and let you try it. That should help a lot, both in terms of the sales side, and in how comfortable you feel driving it.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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8 years 2 months ago #518653 by Jontashya
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I've owned both brands in the tractor version not the zero turn. John Deere the best by far. Husqvarna fell apart literally. transmission fell off after 18 months, was repaired under warranty and modifications made but still !!

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8 years 2 months ago - 8 years 2 months ago #518712 by Castle Peak
Not the Husqvarna, ours always had bits falling off it too, was a pain of a mower. In the workshop more often than mowing.......

We purchased a Big Dog zero turn after the dealer came out with it (45 mins journey) and gave us a trial run. We have large areas of flat and sloped lawn and it was important it could cope on the slope as we'd had years of sliding down the slopes into fences, rockeries etc with the husqi. We thought all our birthdays had come at once with the Big Dog, it's great, does the job very well and hubby can service it too. We had the mulching kit fitted at a little extra cost.

Sorry that's not a comment on the John Deere, but wouldn't recommend the husqi.

Would definitely recommend a trial run in anything you are looking at.
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8 years 2 months ago #518728 by Stu_R
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Use a Walker zero turn all the time
Um one thing to remember with them .. any inclines and damp grass or ground they spin the wheels up and go no where :(
also get the dealer to show you how to drive it so you dont rip the grass up in quick turns
Personally would probly go John Deere

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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8 years 2 months ago #518738 by GBpeter
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Use a Walker zero turn, halves the mowing time compared to my old Husqvarna. Would tend towards the John Deere if you cant afford a Walker.

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