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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:41 AM

About John Deere. Just thought I would share what I've learned since working at jd.

The mowers sold at big box stores are the same sold at dealers. I always thought they were a lesser built machine.

The fluids such as break clean, lube, either, and so on are reasonably priced and preform well.

I've also noticed, at least on my area, things such as filters, fuel line, and most idler pulleys and such are cheaper than places like tsc.

These machines seem well built and well last if maintained.

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 08:23 AM

Thanks Bair----- for the info.

 

 

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 09:41 AM

True of the 100 Series (D). These are lawn tractors. The Select Series X300-X700, and the Signature Series X700 are only sold at John Deere. The 100 is a entry level mower that is good at what it does.  The D100 sells for $1500 where the Signature is over $10,000. It would be unfair to compare the two.



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 09:49 AM

I'm talking model for model. Lowe's doesn't carru most of the models we have.

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 11:01 AM

Things I've learned???

 

If you are working on anything with a spring it will flit across the bench and you sill spend at least 20 minutes trying to find it!! :wallbanging:


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 02:34 PM

Although you can buy the low end tractors at a big box store IMO you are better off buying one at the dealer. You will get expert advice in most cases and may be able to work a lower price when you combine any accessories or attachments in the deal. The JD dealer does the service on them anyway so to me it makes more sense to buy from them if they are nearby. 

  I've also found that the prices for oil, grease, filters and basic parts like carb kits are very competitive with local engine shops. They are also one of the few places to get things like 3pt hitch bushings and other assorted bits that aren't always stocked at HD. They also have an awesome parts network. I can get pretty much any part in 3 days and I live on the east coast of Canada which is not a big market for tractors. 


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 02:53 PM

Things I've learned???

 

If you are working on anything with a spring it will flit across the bench and you sill spend at least 20 minutes trying to find it!! :wallbanging:

 

I no longer have a problem finding that spring that flitted!!  :bounce:

 

I simply look under the biggest object nearby, and the spring will be located DEAD CENTER!! EXACTLY where you can not reach!!

 

:boo_hoo:


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 02:54 PM

I wonder if we are cheaper than lowes. I think I'll check.

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 06:29 PM

My brother just bought a John Deere ZTR last week from the local John Deere dealer. He priced the same model at Lowes and said it was the same price. I noticed the Lowes models have a sticker for service and the address and phone number of the John Deere dealer.

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 06:51 PM

I put our stickers on the ones here to when I'm setting them up.

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 08:56 PM

One thing I've learned; I have a big magnet on a stick.


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 09:20 PM

My magnet on a stick has a light.

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 09:31 PM

My magnet on a stick has a light too....and it's bigger than yours is!   :rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling:  :smilewink:  I don't even have a magnet on a stick, much less with a light on it.  But I do have a magnet, lots of sticks, and a few lights!


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 09:43 PM

Lol




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