Posted by Deere Scotty on March 12, 2013 at 13:27:16 from (220.127.116.11):
Called my local JD dealer in Indiana on Saturday. Asked them to order a new 709 gyro mower, if they didn't have one on another of the 6 dealerships they have. Salesperson said I will contact the warehouse, or factory (someplace like that) & get back in a few minutes. Called back about an hour later, & said He just found out they were discontinued in 2012, & couldn't get one. Said they replaced them with an "HX7" with a list price of 15% higher than a 709. I started calling other dealers, & after going through 4 salespeople who searched about 30, or so dealers within their networks. I located 2 at a JD dealer in Dwight, IL. About 200 miles away.
I bought one of the last existing 709's for $5700. IF SOMEONE ELSE WANTS ONE DONT WAIT! I spent almost 3 hours trying to find locate one, & was surprised to find 2 on the same lot. Haven't even seen it yet, I plan to go after it this weekend. My dad bought one in 1977, or 78. Means they have made them for at least 35 years. Minor changes; but basically the same machine! I am sure the 609 had the same fate; but is there another JD item that has lasted as long out there?
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