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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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(5 of 6 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
Bottom Line
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
I would not buy this model again
3/25/2014
Pros
Cons
Bagging Chute Clogs
Noisy
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Comment:
The mower is hard to handle. We bought this mower in order to pick up leaves in the fall. This mower is continually clogging up when I use the bagger. I would not buy this mower again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Satis fied after 2 full mowing seasons
2/15/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Good Handling
Great at bagging
Powerful Kawasaki Engine
Cons
So So For Mulching
Best Uses
Bagging clippings
Landscaping
Large Lawns
Comment:
Bought this mower to replace a 19 yr.old Cub Cadet 1430 lawn tractor. I also bought the mulch and bagging accessories. I had it set up to mulch at first but found that it didn't mulch the clippings as finely as the Cub did. I changed it over to bag and that is where this tractor shines. High or wet grass no problem, the chute never clogs. It also rides and handles much better than my old tractor. I also have never had the engine bog down in any conditions. Also with the design of the frame and seat, I don't walk like a cowboy who just got off his horse after an all day ride, when I get off of the tractor after a few hours of mowing. I don't have the most even of lawns. I also tow a dump cart full of wood or dirt from time to time. I was looking for a tractor that would give me good service for a long time and I hope that I found it. P.S. I don't care how well they are rated. Don't think that you can abuse a Craftsman tractor.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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