John Deere 300 Series
I purchased my John Deere riding lawn mower from a garage sale. The gentleman stated it didn't run.
We took it home, replaced the battery and one tire and it ran like a champ. Having always heard that John Deere sells reputable mowers, I felt that purchasing an "experienced" mower was the way to go. This mower has been extremely dependable. I use this mower once a week to mow my four acre yard. The turning radius is a bit less desirable than I need, but it does the job. I do find that I need to have the blades sharpened a bit more often than other mowers, but that also may be because of the amount of grass I have to continue to cut.
I'm particularly amazed at the condition. This particular mower spent many years unprotected yet shows no rust, in fact, it's still the almost same brilliant green known to John Deere mowers. The horse power on this engine is very sufficient. It takes me just a little over one hour to completely mow my yard.
While this mower is plenty capable of sustaining a bagger, front blade or snow blower, I have none of the above. I did, however, speak with a John Deere salesman. He has informed me that I can still order those parts and at a very decent price. The only items really lacking on my "experienced" mower is a drink holder and a plug in for my cd player. That's ok though. It's one very reliable machine!