What's this? Based mostly on cutting performance, handling, and ease of use. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following models have the same ratings as John Deere D140.
Features and specs may vary
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.
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.
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.
Use the tractor to cut 1 acre. The mulch attachment is a joke (cover discharge). It mulches so poorly that it throws the grass up on you! The blade bearing failed in less than two years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Jax, Fl
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Hard to clean
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:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Dunlap, Tn. 37327
D140 John Deere lawn tractor
Easy To Repair
Easy To Use
Hills And Ditchlines Ok
Very Comfortable Ride
Front Spindles Short Life
Cut 2 Acres Weekly
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.