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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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4.0
John Deere X300
4/2/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Durable
Easy to Push & Steer
Sturdy
Cons
Best Uses
Landscaping
Large Lawns
Mulching
Comment:
Purchased an X-300 in May 2009. This is a well built and durable machine. I purchased the mulching kit for the mower. The oil, filters, and spark plugs are changed annually. The mower belt, mower blades, and battery have been changed once. The lawn is more than 1/2 of an acre, there are several hills, the grass is primarily bermuda, there are several large trees, the tractor is used from April until December. I use it with a spreader, an aerator, a trailer, and a rake. Very satisfied with the X-300. The only negatives are, it will scalp, until your learn the settings needed for your lawn, it will spin wheels on wet lawns when you tow too much behind it, the seat is comfortable but the vinyl will tear, I use yellow electrical tape for repairs.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
I'm A John Deere Fan
3/30/2015
Pros
48" Cutting Deck
4 Year Warrantee
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy Start Kawaski 2 Cyl
Easy to Push & Steer
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Mulching
Comment:
I own 1 acre of dry dusty red dirt of East Texas. It is very tough on Deck Bearings. I had to replace 3 of the Deck Brg's last year. It was covered under warrantee, Parts and Labor. The Dealer said they were swamped with work & would be a 6 week wait. So I did the Labor myself, no BIG DEAL. It's my 3rd John Deere Lawn Tractor.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
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.
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