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John Deere X310
 
Approximate retail price:
$4000
Summary: This 42-inch John Deere lawn tractor comes with a 2-cylinder Kawasaki engine with an automatic drive system and electric PTO. It includes power steering, a more comfortable high-back seat, and a washout port.
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Type: Lawn tractors
About - John Deere X310

The John Deere X310 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor models like the X310 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 X310
info Deck size (in.) 42
info Engine power (hp) 18.5
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User Reviews - John Deere X310
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Buy With Confidence
12/21/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy starting
Optional Attachments
Rugged
Cons
Best Uses
Blading Snow Off Driveway
Large Lawns
Tow Heavy Loads
Comment:
I own the X360 version of this series with a 48 inch mower deck. Main difference is powered steering and lift for mower deck, same horsepower output. Excellent piece of machinery. Plenty of power for riding up hills and mowing through tall grass. I mow approximately 1.5 acres and finish in about an hour. I have a utility trailer and a blade for clearing snow from my driveway which is about 100 feet long. Again plenty of power though tire chains and rear weight are also needed for snow removal. I did break the powered lift handle. The willingness of John Deere and their dealers to stand behind their product are why you buy John Deere. Any piece of machinery can have a failure. It is the infrequency of that happening and the manufacturer's reputation that sold me on this product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great tractor
5/28/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Comfortable
Easy to Push & Steer
Cons
None
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Comment:
I love this machine. I have a big yard and it is very comfortable to mow with. It also cuts the lawn very even.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Broke before I used it
1/4/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
After much research I purchased a JD X310 from a local dealer. The tractor was delivered on a Thursday 12/20/2012 and I never got a chance to use it due to grass cutting season being over, the tractor registered one hour on the meter and was parked in my garage. Two days after delivery I noticed a puddle under the transmission and the resivoir registered half full. I contacted the dealer who came and picked it up the following WED after X-Mas and the tech told my wife that John Deere sometimes pinches the O rings when building the transmissions at the factory and that I should have it back within a day or two. One week later I call the dealer and they tell me that they had to order a whole new transmission and that it will be ready next Tuesday. I hope that this is not an indication of what is to come. I would like to recognize the John Deere dealer for their support regarding the fast response and the fact that they are replacing the transmission with a new one. I hope that this is an isolated incident as I would like to think that John Deere builds a quality product. I cannot recommend this mower until I actually use it.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
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