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John Deere D105 lawn tractor

 
Approximate retail price:
$1500
Summary: This 42-inch John Deere lawn tractor comes with a 1-cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine. It lacks both an automatic drive system and an electric PTO. The deck has a washout port.
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Type: Lawn tractors
About - John Deere D105

The John Deere D105 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor models like the D105 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.

Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and a measurement of the effective capacity of the grass bag, determined when the bag was full or when the chute clogged and stopped collecting clippings.
About This Brand

John Deere makes and markets one of the best-selling lines of lawn tractors at retail. John Deere lawn tractors are fully featured and have deck widths from 42 to 54 inches. Most models have hydrostatic drive and Briggs & Stratton engines. John Deere lawn tractors are sold at dealers, Home Depot, and Lowe's. The company markets a small line of three very similar lawn mowers through dealers and at Lowe's. Those mowers are also available in a California-emissions version. All models feature rear-wheel drive, a 21-inch, and a Briggs & Stratton engine and are priced from $400. John Deere also markets a line of garden tractors and zero-turn riders.

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Features & Specs - John Deere D105
info Deck size (in.) 42
info Engine power (hp) 17.5
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User Reviews - John Deere D105
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1.0
wish it worked 22 hours on it and the thing is stuck in gear
5/6/2015
Pros
Warranty Out 11days Stops
Cons
Junk
Best Uses
Med Lawn
Comment:
warranty ran out on 04/15/2015 broke down and stuck in first gear on 04/26/2015 with 22.5 hours on it. Cannot get an answer from anyone did file a complaint with Deere on the d105 auto. bought it because i am a disabled veteran and I could finally mow the yard since I cannot do it physically by hand....Help Please looking for an answer...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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5.0
Fine machine at a very good price.
6/17/2014
Pros
Comfortable Ergonomics
Easy Cut Height Adjustmen
Easy To Turn And Drive
Good on Gas
Simple Mower Operation
Cons
Best Uses
Residential
Comment:
I have rolling lawn on hills (about an acre). Hydrostatic transmissions and hills don't do well together....the transmission loses. So I tried this CVT model new in 2013. I have owned 7 lawn tractors over 36 years, and this D105 is the best one yet (including a prior Deere model). Very easy to operate, cuts beautifully, goes about 4 hrs. on a tank of gas, and needs minimal maintenance. It starts quickly (rarely need the choke) and has not faltered in the year that I've owned it. This model is the same frame and deck as the more expensive models and I don't understand why CR down rates it. Maybe shifting from forward to reverse (with one pedal for variable speeds) is too exhausting for their testers. Hydrostatic drives are a bit simpler to operate, but as mentioned, they are not for everyone and when then need repair, they are VERY expensive. <br />Of 6 brands and 7 lawn tractors in the past, this is unquestionably the best of them all.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
MY D105 JOHN DEERE MOWER
9/5/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Still Scalps
Cons
Cuts Unevenly
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
I HAVE ADJUSTED THE MOWER DECK AND WHEELS AS SHOWN IN MANUAL. THE MOWER STILL SCALPS, I AM NOT AT THIS POINT SATISFIED AT ALL WITH THIS MOWER
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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