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.
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!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
By Up to my butt in tall Grass
from Redmond , WA area
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Hyrdostatic Transmission Failed in 6 hrs
The hydrostatic transmission failed. I found metal parts that broke off the bottom pan in my yard. Deere's authorized service rep has it now, they say I'll be lucky to get it back in 3-4 weeks. 2-3 days for them to get to it, then they have to photograph the problems and send them to Deere, they'll make a determination, send parts, etc.<br /><br />I'll withhold judgement until they respond, but my first experience with John Deere is very bad so far. I'll post the outcome.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
I have owned this for 3 years with 130 hours and have only replaced the battery. I do all recommended maintance and clean it often. <br />My lawn is full of steep inclines and various landscaping obstacles. This mower gets put in areas I won't hardly push my hand mower. I think the bad reviews are either by people who lack the knoledge to do the maintance, hit things, or work for cub cadet!<br />Buy with confidence as this is fine for people who cannot afford a $3000 machine