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Lawn mowers & tractors

John Deere D140
 
Approximate retail price:
$2000
Summary: This 48-inch John Deere lawn tractor has a 2-cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine with an automatic drive system and electric PTO. It includes a more comfortable high-back seat and a washout port.
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Type: Lawn tractors wide deck
About - John Deere D140

The John Deere D140 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor models like the D140 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Side discharging:
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.

Mulching:
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.

Bagging:
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.

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The Ratings applied to untested model John Deere D150 come from our tests of model John Deere D140, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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The Ratings applied to untested model John Deere D160 come from our tests of model John Deere D140, 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.

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Features & Specs - John Deere D140
info Deck size (in.) 48
info Engine power (hp) 22.0
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4.0
D-140
9/3/2014
Pros
Good value
Cons
Hard to clean
Best Uses
Comment:
Used mainly for mowing a 2 acre yard w/ obsticles and small hills. Tow a cart and an aerator. Had a Crafteman 42 with a 24 hp Kohler which was a maintenance/repair prone unit. Died at 9 years
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
D140 John Deere lawn tractor
8/15/2014
Pros
Available Parts
Easy To Repair
Easy To Use
Hills And Ditchlines Ok
Very Comfortable Ride
Cons
Front Spindles Short Life
Plastic Hood
Best Uses
Cut 2 Acres Weekly
Large Lawns
Comment:
Just purchased my 4th John Deere mower. I started a few years ago with an L110, then L118, then L120. As the mowers got a little age on them, I would give them to my kids and buy me another. Today I bought a D140. I believe this will be my best mower ever if I can keep the plastic hood hinges from breaking.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Unsatisfied
6/14/2014
Pros
Easy to Push & Steer
Cons
Cuts Unevenly
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this mower based on the John Deere tradename. While the tractor was easy to use, the cutting deck belt broke after less than 10 hours of use. The local John Deere Dealer said they would charge me for pickup, delivery, and fixing the belt since belts aren't covered under the warranty. Not what you want to hear three weeks after spending $2,000. So I returned it to the retailers since it was still under 30 days old. I'm going back to Toro. I had a Toro for ten years and broke two belts.
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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