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John Deere X300
 
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 more comfortable high-back seat and a washout port.
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Type: Lawn tractors
About - John Deere X300
Side discharging: A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers 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 mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed the clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging: Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and a measurement of the effective capacity of the grass bags, determined when each bag was full or when the chute clogged and clippings weren't being collected.

Handling: Includes clutching or drive engagement, braking, steering, turn radius, and stability.

Ease of use: A composite score that includes leg room and seat and steering-wheel comfort, along with ease of blade engagement, cut-height adjustment, parking-brake engagement, bag removal, and cutting-mode changes.
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 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Garbage
8/9/2014
Pros
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Comment:
Garbage. I had a 110 and now a L115. Essentially the same lawn tractor. I will never waste my money on John Deere again. The engineers involved int the design should all be fired. The chute to the bagger clogs every 5 minutes. Maybe every 4. The linkage that holds up the front of the deck breaks. I've replaced several. The rubber latches on the bagging system all break. The latch that holds the chute to the deck breaks repeatedly. This is a garbage product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Fine machine
8/5/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Comment:
This mower replaced a JD I owned for 11 years. I mow 1 acre. The machine itself is great. The motor has plenty of power and the steering feels almost like power steering. This machine is easy to operate, seems well made and after 2 years has required no trips back to the dealer.<br /><br />The mower deck is another animal. Again, it seems well made but doesn't leave as smooth a cut as my older machine, especially around corners, where the outside edge cuts a groove in the lawn. The anti-scalping wheels are adjusted to the point where they're almost always in contact with the turf, but this still persists. Going veeery slow helps somewhat.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Not recommended for lawns over 2 acres
3/31/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Ergonomic Grips
Cons
Constant Flat Tires
Cuts Unevenly
For Smaller Lawns Only
Noisy
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
If you have a small yard this might be suitable. I have approximately 2 1/2 acres to mow and something on the deck is always going wrong. Tires fall off, losing bolts, front wheels have fallen off, blades and belt replacement frequently. Replacing belt is not User Friendly. My deck just cracked and one of the pulley's full down to the cutting section. This is the second John Deere tractor I own having to replace them about every 4 years. I don't think they were meant to for larger lawns with more wear and tear. I do not recommend for larger lawns, I would recommend for anything under 1 acre.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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