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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted September 02, 2013 - 06:22 PM

Has anyone had or used a mower with the rear steering transaxle? How do they hold up? Are they built very well?



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Posted September 02, 2013 - 07:09 PM

I had a Noma with 4 wheel steer. I hit more stuff with it.

I suppose that's not fair, the PO was pretty stingy on the lube under there. (Powdered rust works as a dry lubricant, right?) and I wasn't very experienced with it.

I ended up pulling the mechanism off and making the rear "fixed". Steered much easier to me.

Now, I know that there are a couple of members with bigger JD units that have and love the quad steer. I'm sure it is a better designed and more usable system.

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Posted September 02, 2013 - 07:36 PM

The big JD 700 series with the 4wheel steer is a very nice tractor and it should be for what it costs. I don't think you could compare that to a light duty lawn mower with AWS. The maneuverability of the JD's is quite amazing and because it's power steering it's still effortless. 



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Posted September 02, 2013 - 07:55 PM

A friend of mine has a JD 445, I think that's right. He says he will never own anything that doesn't have it again.


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Posted September 02, 2013 - 08:52 PM

I've heard of Noma owners with issues, but mostly PO neglect. I've heard second hand stories of JD issues, but have never seen one fail in person or seen a thread on it.

Someone fill in the gaps on this:
List JD AWS lt and gt models:
LX 277, 279, 280
425, 445, 455
X475, 485, 495
X304, 324, 344
X534
X724, 729, 744, 749
X734, 739, 754

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Posted September 02, 2013 - 09:41 PM

I LOVE my 425 AWS!!   :love:   :love:   :love:






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