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Lawn mowers & tractors

John Deere D130
 
Approximate retail price:
$1900
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested John Deere D110 although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Lawn tractors
About - John Deere D130

The John Deere D130 is a lawn tractor available from John Deere. The D130 typically costs $1900 .

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on lawn tractor models like the D130.


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.

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.

Tested Model
The Ratings of John Deere D110 were applied to untested model John Deere D130, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
John Deere D110
Approximate retail price:
$1700
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 D130
info Deck size (in.) 42
info Engine power (hp) 19.5
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User Reviews - John Deere D130
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4.0
D-130 with 22 HP
10/15/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Runs Great
Cons
Adjusting cutting level
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Comment:
Cuts great, runs great, adjusting the deck according to the manual was not possible. Done by dealer at oil change. Told John Deere and no reply. My only complaint. My D-130 is a twin cylinder 22 HP, with 42 inch cut.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
A very good lawn tractor
10/13/2014
Pros
22 Hp Is A Plus
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Cuts Smoothly
Tight Turning Radius
Cons
Cheap Interlock Sw Mount
Oil Drains Onto Wiring
Snow Blade Adjusts Oddly
Best Uses
Bagging Leaves To Compost
Comment:
This is the second low-end John Deere lawn tractor I have owned and am very happy with it overall. It does super at bagging grass and/or leaves; has large capacity bags. I also use it to plow snow from driveway. That was tricky at first until the adjustment mechanism loosened up and I learned how to lift the blade and skew it left or right. Odd design to do so, but it basically works.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
never buy at lowes
9/16/2014
Pros
Good Start
Good turn radius
Cons
Filthy On Delivery
Lowes Mowers Kept Out
Mold On Seats
Not Good Mulching
Rusty Blades
Salesman Lie
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
Bought mower at Lowes.All their mowers are kept outdoors.Rusty blades, mold on seat, and overall dirty.Salesman said he would clean, he lied.Would never buy lowes mower again.Bought mulching kit,doesn't help much.
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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