js 40 self-propelled lawn mower
by Brian Burke
(Hicksville New York)
The worst and the most expensive lawn mower to repair. Three years, I've owned this, the so called electrostatic paint is wearing, $150 bucks for the drive unit. Try taking it apart. Nasty, self-absorbed, so-called dealer here in Freeport Long Island. "You see the seven drawers behind the counter, your $10.00 bearing ain't in there, it will have to be ordered.""I don't have the room for every John Deere part." Plastic drive wheels that are connected to a steel pinion gear? You better fold the handles a certain way or you'll snap all of the cables. A mulching system, leaves a mess and you dirty. One of the biggest retailer's in the U.S. where this was purchased, and no parts to service it!!!!!!!!! No spark plug,belts, or an air filter, FORGET ABOUT IT!!!!!!
I had Craftsman's and lawnboy's that lasted 6 years, with the proper maintenance. I'm very dissappointed with John Deere, they manufacture giant combines that stand the test of time, so why won't these mowers last? This is one of the few remaining American companies that prides itself on American workmanship. Build a lawn mower that will stand the test of time all the way, I really don't want to buy a foreign made mower.