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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
D105 auto
8/18/2015
Pros
Looks cool
Cons
Bad Purchase
Requires Constant Maintenance
Terrible Transmission
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Comment:
Bought D105 auto brand new. Used it for 36 hours and the transmission was shot, mower got stuck in reverse and had to be brought to the dealer for service. Service technician stated that the transmissions on the D105 auto always go bad and need repair and that he would repair it but it would not solve the problem, the transmission would go again. This occurred just a couple months after the warranty expired! Very disappointed in this product, John Deere should discontinue this product before it destroys the John Deere reputation. We bought this product because of the John Deere reputation, what an error in judgment.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
No Good. Don't Buy/Old L110 much better.
7/30/2015
Pros
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Terrible Transmission
Best Uses
Boat anchor
Comment:
Transmission replaced at 120 hours, 200 hours and needs another transmission at just over 300 hours. Also had to replace engine at approximately 250 hours. (Timing issue.) Spent half of the original cost of the mower in repairs, before calling it quits. Purchased the L110 model and got 1300 hours out of it and only purchased the new mower because the transmission got slower and attributed it to age. Pleased with the L110. Whatever you do, don't buy D105.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Do NOT Buy the D105!!!
7/27/2015
Pros
Cons
"plastic" Transmission
Cuts Unevenly
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
After cutting grass for just 2 summers, my D105 just stopped running. Having bought it brand new in 2013 and also buying the reputation of a John Deere I thought it would run forever. When I called the mower repairman, he said he had never seen a mower made of so much plastic. He has worked on mowers for 30 years. The transmission, which is also plastic, had to be replaced costing me $800, and just 2 months out of warranty. So sorry that I bought this John Deere. Will NEVER buy one again.
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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