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John Deere X300 lawn tractor

 
Approximate retail price:
$3000
Summary: This 42-inch John Deere lawn tractor comes with a 2-cylinder Kawaski engine with an automatic drive system and electric PTO. It includes a comfortable high-back seat and a washout port.
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Type: Lawn tractors
About - John Deere X300

The John Deere X300 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor models like the X300 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.
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 X300
info Deck size (in.) 42
info Engine power (hp) 18.5
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Buyer beware
7/14/2015
Pros
Cons
Carburetor Fuel Pump
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Comment:
I loved this the first two years. It ran well, was able to cut my rather tough lawn and appeared to be holding up well. Then the warranty expired, I hit 100hours, and suddenly I had carburetor problems. Told was varnish from ethanol. Then, still having problems, replaced fuel pump. Now I think solenoid not working. In shop at least 50% of time, and expensive to replace parts. If you live right next to a dealer, and don't mind only mowing half your lawn at a time, then buy this. Otherwise, don'spend extra on it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Deck & Reverse Issue
6/30/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
Deck has rusted away ... repair cost is $1,000<br /><br />Reverser doesn't work ... cost is unknown but I was told it would be less expensive to buy a new mower
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Best lawn tractor you can buy
5/30/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Cons
Best Uses
Landscaping
Large Lawns
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
Purchased a X300 last year . This is an extremely well built machine, turns on a dime, and doesn't tear the lawn up. My lawn is in excess of ½ acre mainly flat but a small hill in back. Tractor is used April through November, its used with spreader, an aerator, and A trailer. I bag when I mow and the X300 is quite simply the best bagging tractor I've ever owned, lawn looks like a carpet when I'm done. And bagger almost never get clogged and when it does John Deere has a clever device that shows chute is clogged
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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