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John Deere 997 Review



Overall Rating:
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 5.00
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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5
Performance:
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5
Value:
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5
Reliability:
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5


So Far So Good Posted by ST on 06/24/2013

I added the 997 to the X749 and 5525 that I already had. People had told me about how much faster a zero turn would cut versus my X749...and they are right.

This mower is awesome. I have not had any of the overheating problems mentioned in other reviews. The ride is much better than my X749. I went with the 72" deck and it is awesome. What took me 4 hours to cut I can now do in about 1 1/2 hours.

I have ordered the same rear tires that came on my X749 for the 997 to give me better traction on a hill. Should improve that experience. I also ordered the front jack for easy access to the deck blades. This is a nice option that I will use often. The front headlights work well and the rear guard has already helped me keep the engine hood from getting damaged when backing into a tree. Overall I am very impressed.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2013 Date Purchased: 05/01/2013 Number of Hours: 25
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Smooth, fast cutting. Very fuel efficient with the diesel. Very quiet. Cons: Traction on hills...which seems to be the case with any zero turn mower. Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 Acres Location: United States Kentucky I also considered buying: Kubota ZD331
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