John Deere
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There slogan of “nothing runs like a deere”
has been true for countless customers

It’s time to gut the grass again. You may roll your eyes, pretend to be busy, make whatever excuses you can think of,

but it has to be done. One of the main reasons that people hate to cut the grass is because many of them are relying on old, hand-me-down mowers that just don’t cut it anymore, no pun intended.

Why not go out and buy a John Deere lawnmower? Sure, you know they make big tractors for farmers and ranchers, but did you also know they make lawnmowers for everyday homeowners such as yourself?

John Deere History

Deere and Company was founded by John Deere, the man who invented the first commercially successful cast-steel plow all the way back in 1837.

After handing over the day-to-day operations to his son Charles, John Deere formally incorporated his company in 1868 and it has flourished ever since, eventually growing to the green-and-yellow clad tractor company that we all know today.

John Deere’s push mowers, which they refer to as walk-behind mowers, feature the same quality that you expect from everything John Deere.

Walk Behind Mowers Overview

Their most affordable walk-behind mower, the JS25, runs for $399 and features a Briggs & Stratton 190 cc engine with 6.75 ft. lbs of gross torque, a MowMentum drive system, a rear-discharge stamped-steel deck , one-level wheel and height adjuster, conveniently located controls, and an adjustable and foldable handlebar.

The JS35 runs for about $479 and tacks on a backup recoil start feature. The JS45 upgrades you to an OHV engine with 8.75 ft. lbs gross torque and runs at $519.

Tractor Mower Overview

If you have a larger yard and therefore require a tractor mower, John Deere has you covered. Their tractor mowers are second to none. John Deere’s baseline riding mower is the 100 Series, beginning with the LA105.

This $1499 mower features a powerful 19.5 hp engine with full-pressure lubrication, a frame made of full-length welded steel, the CargO Mount System, a cast iron front axle guaranteed not to bend, a gear transmission with a 5-speed in-line shift pattern, headlights, a comfortable operator station, a translucent fuel tank with sight gauge, a Reverse Implement Option, and The Edge Cutting System.

This series gets better and better as you go up in designations and can run in price all the way up to $2699, but at that point you have a V-Twin engine under the hood and it is well worth it.

Select Series

Next is the Select Series X300, beginning with the X300. This mower runs for about $2899 and features a 17 hp V-Twin, air-cooled John Deere iTorque Power System, a 3.5 gallon fuel tank with large opening for easy filling, Twin Touch automatic transmission, 35-watt headlights, a tight 16” turning radius, and the Edge Xtra Cutting System.

It also features much of the same features as the 100 Series and much, much more. The same as before, you can upgrade the X300 Series all the way up to the X360, which runs for about $4799 and has a 22 hp V-Twin and hydraulic power steering.

Next is the Select Series X500, beginning with the X500. This mower runs for about $5599 and features a 25 hp V-Twin, air-cooled John Deere iTorque Power System, a 5 gallon fuel tank with large opening for easy filling, Twin Touch automatic transmission, foot-operated traction assist, a tight 22” turning radius, and the Edge Xtra Cutting System.

It also features much of the same features as previous series. This series runs all the way up to the X540, which runs for about $7499 and has a 26 hp V-Twin and effortless power steering similar to an automobile.

The Select Series X700 is next, beginning with the X700. This mower runs for about $9499 and features a 23 hp V-Twin, air-cooled John Deere iTorque Power System, internal hydraulic PTO with multi-disk clutch pack, shaft drive output through continuous live transmission PTO, a 6.5 gallon fuel tank with large opening for easy filling, Twin Touch automatic transmission, and the Edge Xtra Cutting System.

As before, it features much of the same features as previous series. The X700 series runs all the way up to the X749, which runs for about $13829 and has a 23 hp liquid-cooled, 3-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine and full-time four-wheel-drive.

Eztrak Series

The EZtrak Series is a series of zero-turn mowers that begins with the Z225. This mower features a 18.5 hp Briggs & Stratton single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, hydro-gear transmission, caster wheels and caster wheel towers with sealed bearings, and runs for about $2899. This series runs all the way up to the Z465, which goes for about $5499 and features a 25 hp Kawasaki V-Twin, air-cooled engine, among other things.

Z-trak Series

Finally you have the Z-Trak Estate Series, another series of zero-turn mowers, beginning with the Z510A. This quality mower goes for $6499 and features a 22 hp Kohler V-Twin, OHV air-cooled engine, a hydrostatic ground drive, and a seven-gallon fuel tank. There are only three mowers in this top-of-the-line series. The next mower is the Z520A, which upgrades you to a 25 hp engine and runs for $7099. Finally, you have the Z520A, which will cost you $7349 and get you a 60” 7-Iron mower deck.

Nothing Like a John Deere

As John Deere’s motto goes, “Nothing runs like a Deere.” This motto is most certainly true and has been embraced by tractor enthusiasts the world over. In fact, John Deere owners have an almost club-like fanaticism about their machines. It’s when you look at what they have put into their riding mowers that you truly appreciate the quality of John Deere lawnmowers.

John Deere lawnmowers are truly the elite machines that you think they are. Some of them have engines in them that could be found on a motorcycle tearing down the highway! Regardless, they are all solidly-built and certain to last you for decades to come. Though they are a bit high-end in price, they are most certainly worth every penny. If you are serious about taking care of your lawn and garden, you must have a John Deere lawnmower.

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