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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
John Deere D130
3/20/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & 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.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Disappointing
9/23/2013
Pros
Comfortable ride
Starts Easily
Cons
Not durable
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
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.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent Ridding Mower
8/1/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Cons
Best Uses
Landscaping
Large Lawns
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
I have had mine since last month and have had no problems. The only thing incorrect I found upon delivery from Lowes was the oil a half quart low and the tires a little over inflated. Out side of that it has run perfect! This is my second 100 series JD and the other I owned for 7 years my neighbor now has and it is still run fine for him.<br />I suppose you can get a problem unit from anywhere these days, but JD always seems to stand behind their product.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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