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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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2.0
A Disappointing Product that mows poorly
9/1/2014
Pros
Deck Has Grease Fittings
Superior Seat
Cons
Bad Reverse Mowing
Bagger Clogs Easily
Bagger Hard To Mount
Cuts Unevenly
Engine Runs Poorly
Poorly Designed Controls
Best Uses
Medium lawns
Comment:
Now in the second season, this JD product runs roughly and has very little RPM adjustment ability. It also backfires and stalls if not full throttle. Does start reliably, though. <br /><br />What should be best is the 42-inch mower deck, but it cuts unevenly and often requires three passes to get an even cut. The height control sticks up into the area where the user needs to get on and off the mower, resulting in frequent gooses. (competitors have L-shaped height levers that eliminate this problem.) The feature to allow reverse mowing is an annoying button that must be pressed every time the mower is reversed, very inconvenient compared to Craftsmen products with a setting on the ignition key to allow reverse mowing.<br />The optional bagger is easy to attach but the bagger tube adapter to the mower isn't, and often requires crawling on the ground and a bit of cussing. The bagger is also easy to clog and hard to clear. Capacity is very good, though.<br />The tractor seat is adjustable, comfortable and seems to do a good job of keeping my bottom from sliding on tilted ground, unlike my Sears which has a very slippery seat. <br />Overall I like my Sears tractor much better but I needed to buy a mower with a smaller deck when I moved from a very flat 1-acre lot to a much smaller, hilly and uneven 1/3rd acre lot. Sorry I can't recommend the JD but it just isn't a very good lawn tractor.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
2014 JOHN DEERE D130
7/4/2014
Pros
Cons
Cuts Unevenly
Deck Wash Port-useless
Jerky Transitions
Noisy
Best Uses
None
Comment:
First NEW D-130 LOWES DELIVERED HAD A LARGE STICKER ON THE MIDDLE OF HOOD-DELIVERY MEN TRIED TO GET STICKER OFF BY USING WD-40 AND PROCEEDED TO SCRATCH HOOD [ THEY HAD TO REPLACE THIS WITH ANOTHER NEW D-130.4 days later they brought me a new d-130.When I cut the grass the very first time it cut unevenly . VERY DISAPPOINTED--RETURNED THIS JUNKY TRACTOR.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
John Deere D130
3/20/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Cons
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Comment:
Other that the optional Bagger, I haven't tried to add other attachments. Bagger works well with dry grass. Motor uses more gas than a single cylinder but that's expected, the motor should last longer though I would think. Had it for 2 yrs. now no problems.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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