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    Just bought a John Deere 997

    Well my neighbor wanted to buy my x739 from me and so I was on the hunt for a zero turn with bagger to hang onto for the season. Of course, I'll list it for sale, but I've never had a 997 and want to "play" around with it for awhile. This particular unit is a 2013 with 258 hours on it, 60" 7-Iron Deck, and a dump-from-the-seat material collection system. Already did a little spring clean up with it. All I can say is what a tank!

    I'll post some more pictures tomorrow.
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    The ultimate green mowing machine!

    I came very close to buying one last week. Just - canít - justify - it for 3 acres and 7 months of mowing......but I still want one.
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    It be a grass cutting beast!!
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    A few more of this beauty...
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    Only mower to have if you are serious about cutting grass we have 4 997s running daily now too bad John Deere has priced their selves out of the commercial game on these mowers we buy just about every used one we run across that's worth the money
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kvinson1* View Post
    Only mower to have if you are serious about cutting grass we have 4 997s running daily now too bad John Deere has priced their selves out of the commercial game on these mowers we buy just about every used one we run across that's worth the money
    I was surprised at the newer 997R's, when they first came out think Ma Deere bumped them up by 3 - 4 grand.
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    This thread is killing me - but I just canít look away.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    This thread is killing me - but I just canít look away.......
    I did a little spring clean up with her today. So smooth. Climbs the hill in my front yard without even noticing.

    I removed the material collection system -- super easy by the way, done in 3-4 minutes -- and realized I forgot to grab the deflector when I picked up the mower! Gonna have them mail it to me. Looks like a new one is $150 from JD.
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    Those "Jolly Green Giants" paint is very good if you keep it washed and waxed. However, the Black/Brown plastic items on those mower show their age very early. That is, if you don't know how to make them look like new all the time. John Deere plastic faded very easy and quick....like in one year is the sun they look horrible.

    But, I found a solution to keep the plastic like and new and shinny.
    Here's how I do it.
    1. Buy a can Black Enamel and take a section of old cotton towel and spray the paint on the towel and wipe the paint on the plastic parts. It coats the plastic and will not fade or wash off.
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    For any plastic parts exposed to the sun I swear by this stuff -

    https://www.goldeagle.com/product/30...ve-protectant/

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