The John Deere D130 is a lawn tractor available from
The D130 typically costs
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.
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 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.
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Warminster, Pa
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
John Deere D130
Easy to Push & Steer
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Dr Green
from Forest City, NC
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
The mower started to fall apart about 6 months after I got it. Transmission burned out. Replaced under warranty, but still a pain to truck it down there. Then at about a year, pieces started to fall off the deck. At a year and a half (~60 hours) the deck broke. Where one of the blades mounts broke. Not the screws - the deck. Took it back to Deere and they said you must have hit a rock. Well yes I did and if the blade had broken, I would have just thought it was my fault. But not the deck, that should be the toughest part.<br />I think most people who buy these must use them to mow carpet. I need to mow a few acres that were formerly pasture and I am reforesting. Some of it I can do with the bush hog, but around the trees has to be mowed. Rocks happen in fields. I pick them up when I find them, but I think they breed out there.<br /><br />If you have a well maintained lawn with few hill (also tore up the lawn trying to climb the hills in the well maintained part of my yard), this would most likely work fine, otherwise look elsewhere.