Review By : Anonymous on May 18 2008 12:00AM
Price Paid : $13,000.00
Years of Use : 30-Days
Implements : Striping Kit, Suspension Seat
Purchased From : John Deere
Cast iron front casters along with solid rubber front tires . A strong, solid stamped 7 Iron deck delivers what it promises. Ergo Grips on controls and optional suspension seat improves operator ease and comfort.
Weaknesses The oil fill/dipstick is in a horrible location. Just checking the oil takes someone who is practically double jointed. A very long funnel and an even longer flexible tube is the only way to add oil to this model. If equipped with a suspension seat the very heavy seat will have to be lifted each time. The belt powering the deck had so much play in it that after a couple of hours of use it was cut. Deere has a recall pending on the deck.
There is no way of adjusting the tracking with the Ergo-
Grips. Locking the deck is confusing and poorly labeled. Doing so usually messes up the cheezy height of cut dial (one in the same). The "Fancy" storage areas are great for holding grass clippings
Overall Power is adequate but not over the top. For a "Commercial" grade mower, not much thought was put in the dipstick oil fill. The 7 Iron II Deck sells itself. One look at all of the heavy duty steel an you know you have a winner. The foot controlled parking brake is also a plus.
Parts : 7 Performance : 7
Ease of Use : 6 Financing :
Reliability : 5 Overall : 7