In September 2011, the recall of 36,500 John Deere lawn tractors, including model numbers X300 and X304, was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission because the cooling fan installed on top of the front-mounted Kawasaki engine can break. If so, the engine can overheat, causing the surrounding plastic to melt, thus creating the risk of fire and injury. See the CPSC recall notice for more details.
|About - John Deere X304|
The John Deere X304 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor models like the X304 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
|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 X304|
|Deck size (in.)||42|
|Engine power (hp)||18.5|
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