John Deere L130 Automatic 48"
My husband owned this lawn mower when I married him four years ago, but I am the one who uses it regularly. He works six days a week, so I mow the yard. We live on a farm and I mow about three acres per week during the summer with this mower. It takes about two hours normally. The new zero turn lawn mowers are faster and easier I believe, but this mower is durable and is in great shape, and I have time, so I continue to use it. It has a very comfortable seat, a drink holder and an additional pocket for gloves, etc. it rides pretty smoothly and rarely does my back or legs or anything hurt after riding it.
It steers well although it does have a wide turn radius, and often you have to back up to get a 90 degree turn correct. When the blades are new, the mower cuts very well, but after they begin to get older, it leaves lots of holidays or uncut grass. I live in southeastern Mississippi, so our summer is long and hot and rainy, so grass grows tall and thick quickly. I go through three sets of blades per summer typically. I am satisfied with the mower--it runs well, has never cut off on me and has only been stuck once in mud.
The only other bad thing I could say about the mower is that the belt comes off if anything gets thrown up on top of the deck and it is DIFFICULT to put back on. I have tried but normally my husband has to drop the deck or undo one of the pulleys to get it back on. Otherwise it is a good mower and does not use much gas at all.Pros
- Lots of power,
- Wide cut Cons
- Belt comes off and is hard to get back on,
- Blades get dull too fast Ratings
3.5 out of 5