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Craftsman v.s. John Deere?

Postby kingmike74 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:09 am

I am looking at buying a riding mower and found a nice Cratsman YT300 21 HP/42" cut at Sears for 1299.99.
...but, I have always wanted a Deere and found one that is only 19.5 HP and is priced at 1499.99.

Can anyone tell me if it is worth getting a "lesser" mower just to own a John Deere. They are nice looking.
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Re: Craftsman v.s. John Deere?

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:02 pm

How many times could you pay a cutting service to cut your lawn before it came out to be $1500.00?
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Re: Craftsman v.s. John Deere?

Postby kingmike74 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:19 pm

In the remote area I live in, I could hire a cutting service for about 2,maybe 3 years. Buying a mower that will last 20 years is well worth the money. Especially if you had a profit of 2100.00 of fantasy football in '08.
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Re: Craftsman v.s. John Deere?

Postby pjalst » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:42 pm

bigh0rt wrote:How many times could you pay a cutting service to cut your lawn before it came out to be $1500.00?



it also depends on the area he's cutting. Unknown whether it's a large or small area.
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Re: Craftsman v.s. John Deere?

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:15 pm

kingmike74 wrote:In the remote area I live in, I could hire a cutting service for about 2,maybe 3 years. Buying a mower that will last 20 years is well worth the money. Especially if you had a profit of 2100.00 of fantasy football in '08.

In that case, go with the John Deere.
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Re: Craftsman v.s. John Deere?

Postby Metroid » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:32 pm

Price out Honda's first, but yeah I'd get a Deer over a Craftsman.
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Re: Craftsman v.s. John Deere?

Postby thedude » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:42 pm

I know a good deal about riding mowers. The Craftsman is a much better deal than the Deere. The John Deeres that are less than $3000 aren't really that special, they are not the same quality as the commercial mowers. With that level of mower you are basically paying for the name Deere. Take the money you save on the Craftsman and invest in a three-bin bagger (and remember to get the high-lift blades).

Also make sure that whatever mower you buy has pressurized lubrication system (if you plan on mowing hills).
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Re: Craftsman v.s. John Deere?

Postby knapplc » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:01 am

What brand did Ronald Miller ride in Can't Buy Me Love? Get that one. The chicks dig it.
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Re: Craftsman v.s. John Deere?

Postby BaseballFann0008 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:10 am

Look into Troy-bilt, great mowers and typically lower priced than craftsman, john deere, and honda.
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Re: Craftsman v.s. John Deere?

Postby markj11 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:20 pm

BaseballFann0008 wrote:Look into Troy-bilt, great mowers and typically lower priced than craftsman, john deere, and honda.


I bought a zero turn Troy-bilt last year and the only problem I've had is the wheel fell off.
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