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    John Deere S100 Riding lawn mower & tractor

    Ratings Scorecard

    Survey Results

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased lawn tractors, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

     /  5
    Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction

    Owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their lawn tractors to their friends and family.

     /  5

    Test Results

    Side discharging

    Side discharging

    How far and evenly clippings were dispersed from the discharge chute.

     /  5
    Mulching

    Mulching

    Reflects how fine the clippings are and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

     /  5
    Bagging

    Bagging

    Denotes how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

     /  5
    Evenness

    Evenness

    Judgement of how close the tractors came to even, carpet-like mowing.

     /  5
    Handling

    Handling

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

     /  5
    Noise at ear

    Noise at ear

    Noise measured at the operator's ear in decibels. Models scoring Fair or Poor exceeded 85 decibels, a level at which hearing protection is recommended.

     /  5
    Noise at 25 ft.

    Noise at 25 ft.

    Noise measured in decibels at a distance of 25 feet simulating a neighbor's exposure.

     /  5

    About

    The John Deere S100 is part of the Lawn mowers and tractors test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Riding Lawn Mowers & Tractors models like the S100 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Side discharging How far and evenly clippings were dispersed from the discharge chute.

    Mulching Reflects how fine the clippings are and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

    Bagging Denotes how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

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