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Mower help!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Cossi, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Aug 21, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    Cossi

    Cossi [OP] TacoTacoTaco

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    So I have to buy a new mower for the new place. A rider. I am down to 2 mowers. A JD LA165, and a Craftsman PYT9000. I have had a JD self propelled walk behind for 8 years with the only problems being operator induced. I have loved it. The CM has a couple more hp, but the JD is well, a JD. I don't know who makes the CM mowers. I know it isn't CM. Also the JD has bigger wheels, lots of hills and ruts I have to deal with. The decks are both 12ga steel. The CM is quite a bit cheaper ($350ish). Fit and finish are significantly better on the JD. I am leaning a little towards the JD, but definitely not decided.

    Anyone have an opinion?

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  2. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

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    get the deer.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    topgun155

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    Our past few mowers have been Craftsman never had a problem really. The old one kept having the wheel fall off but it wasn't very expensive to fix $30 or so. Just embarassing to have the mower sitting in the front yard and the wheel 20 yards in front of it. I say go with the Craftsman still.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    Nothing runs like a Deere. Really.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    And stay away from Cub Cadet, as they cut uneven on all the ones I've used.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:35 AM
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    Marc M

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    The JD tractors at Lowes or Home Depot are not real JD tractors. The service guys at the dealers hate working on them.

    If you're going with a John Deere, visit a dealership.

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  7. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:37 AM
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    BakoTruck

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    Can't go wrong with the Deere :D, plus it will help support some American workers. :)
     
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