2011 John Deere Z445 54 in Deck
Mower arrived @ 9:20 a.m. got the briefing from the salesman and I was mowing by 9:45 a.m.
Grass was tall and wet ground pretty much saturated from all of the rains and flooding I am in Virginia
This was my first experience with a ZTR I have been on riding tractors for many years my current is a 38 in 18 hp MTD Yard Machine
It took me a few minutes to get the hang of it then I was gone!
First thing I noticed was the speed, this thing absolutely flies!! that took a bit of getting used to, trying to keep this thing straight at speed was fun to say the least!
The 27 hp engine had a lot of power easily pulling my uphills at speed
The cut was absolutely amazing! I was very surprised at how well it cut the grass in the condition it was in and the speed in which I was traveling, if one word could sum it up, it would just simply be WOW!
Again this is my first ZTR so I have no point of reference but I was completely blown away I love the mower and what a time saver, to gauge the time savings I cut a piece of my property it typically takes me right at 2.5 hours I was completely done in 50 minutes
I put 3.1 hours of seat time on it and no back pain when I was done, very comfortable seat after some minor adjustments I found the mower to be very ergonomically friendly, I did not have to reach for anything
So to sum it up I was tickled and it was well worth the investment, now we just need to see how it holds up.