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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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User Reviews - John Deere X300
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1.0
John Deere X300
2/28/2015
Pros
Cons
Cuts Unevenly
Noisy
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased my mower in July 2010. I had problems with it from the beginning. I am a widow and have nearly 2 acres to keep up. The end of the first whole summer, I installed a tune up kit. At the beginning of the second summer, it wouldn't cut without shutting down. It was unusable the entire summer. I put it in for repair, they would return it but it didn't work, so they took it back in over and over. I had to contact the factory before that problem was fixed. It still wouldn't start if it stopped for an hour or so I put into a different shop since the warranty was out last summer. It had two bad coils. This summer it would charge and keep ruining the battery. I put it back in the shop and it needs almost $900 in repairs. I had a John Deere before and had great service for 12 years, only replaced belts and tuned up. I definitely don't recommend John Deere. No one else will work on them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Owned it for three years and still love
12/2/2014
Pros
Dependable
Multiple Uses
Smooth operation
Very manuverable
Cons
Wish Cut Was A Bit Better
Best Uses
Comment:
Maintain ½ acre – lots of landscaping with various grades to navigate. I have now run the mower for three seasons, and still love the machine. It is very well built, and dependability has never been an issue. The mulching unit does a nice job, but the tractor is so much fun and a pleasure to operate, you will find yourself cutting the grass more often. I also used it to maintain a High School ball diamond, and although this machine is a bit too small to cut the outfield on a regular basis, it can do it if necessary. I also find that having a tractor with a wagon also helps perform other functions in the yard, especially as I get older. The only thing I wished it did better was to produce a more even cut – trust me it's not bad, it's just I like a perfect cut. If I was to replace this tractor (although I have no reason too), I would only consider a John Deere at this time.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Great mower
11/20/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Mulching
Comment:
I've owned my X300 for five years now..I have never repaced any parts except oil changes..I keep in very good shape,washed and I wax it at end of season..bought a J. Deere mulcher a couple years ago and the best thing for mulching leaves..I decided to just leave the mulcher all year long..
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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