The John Deere D110 is part of the lawn mower & tractor
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor
models like the D110 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
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.
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.
The following models have the same ratings as John Deere D110.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model John Deere D120 come from our tests of model John Deere D110, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
The Ratings applied to untested model John Deere D130 come from our tests of model John Deere D110, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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.
Deck size (in.) The manufacturer's claimed cutting width, or swath, in inches. Rear-engine riding mowers are about 30 inches, and lawn tractors are about 38 to 48 inches or more. Mowers with larger decks take up more storage space, but cut proportionally faster and therefore reduce cutting time.
Deck size (in.)
Engine power (hp) The manufacturer's claimed horsepower for the engine. All other factors being equal, an engine with more power will be able to handle tougher jobs (such as tall grass) without bogging down.
This is my second John Deere tractor mower. Probably my last. Good mower but when it does need servicing it is very difficult to find an approved mechanic. The neighborhood lawn mower shop can't order parts. Therefore, you have to locate a John Deere approved mechanic. For me, it is a long drive. Because of this, you end up paying a premium. It is like owning a Lexus. Nice but gets expensive when maintenance is needed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Tim Clarey
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to Push & Steer
how can they say it will perform like the D110 it is much better D110 had trouble on a hill in my yard the D130 had none it has a v-twin 22 hp motor and the D110 has a single cylinder 19 horse engine d130 has bigger tires and higher seat making it more comfortable
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Agawam, Ma
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
L110 42" cut with bagger not worth it!
The lawn tractor in itself is very nice, great ergonomics, handling and driving. The issue is with the bagger, constantly clogs in the chute and does not do a great job picking up leaves. The deck also tends to scalp when taking sharp turns, especially around trees. The mulching option works very good. I wish I had bought the Husqvarna instead!