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Lawn mowers & tractors

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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5.0
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.
 
4.0
Worth the extra money
8/31/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Comfortable And Stable
Easy to Push & Steer
Engine Is Quiet Smooth
Quiet Smooth Engine
Tight Turning Radius
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I Compared the X300 side by side with D series. After operating both machines the choice was clear. I purchased the X300. I would not have known how much more comfortable the X was to operate had I not taken each for a test run. It has quick and easy deck adjustment, fuel fill location and forward/ reverse pedals make this unit easy and comfortable to operate. Another factor was the stability on an incline. I took both units up and down steep inclines and felt I had to lean way over on the D series for balance. On the X, I felt perfectly fine and stable in the seat. It also runs much quieter. Something I can take advantage of with 2 babies that nap about the same time I mow. It did cost a bit more than the D series but considering I use it over an hour every week, it was well worth the extra money. It also has a longer warranty from the dealer I purchased from
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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