Scott's S2554 25 HP, 54 in Deck

by Brent Titus
(Lapeer, MI, USA)

I have a yard that's about five acres of lawn to mow. I purchased the Scotts S2554 from Home Depot a few years ago, and I love it! It features a 25 Kohler motor, which give you the power to cut fast, and cut longer lengths with ease. I went with the Scotts because its made by John Deere, a very reputable name. The model I bought comes equipped with a 54 inch mowing deck, which makes mowing five acres of lawn easier than most mowers. Also, my yard is littered with rows of trees. The Scotts S2554 does very well with that as well! It corners very tight for a tractor style mower, making it easy to weave in and out of the rows of trees. I also have a spot in my yard that is large and open, this is where the Scotts S2554 speed comes in handy. By cutting my lawn in an straight oval pattern, I am able to cut it very quickly and effectively.


The mowing deck is fairly easy to take off the tractor for cleaning, Just pop the belt tensioner loose (spring loaded), then pull the two clips that hold the deck to the tractor portion out, and it slides out. The cup holder on the mower is a cool feature that I wasn't used to when I bought the mower, I live in Michigan, and while we are known for our cold winters, it get very hot here during the Summer months, and theres nothing like an ice cold lemonade at your side while mowing a big yard. It makes for fewer stops to hydrate while mowing in the summer heat.

The tires on my mower are very wide turf tires, even when cornering at high speeds they do no damage to my lawn, which is a plus, because I like to mow just about as fast as I possibly can!

One thing I don't like about the mower is the amount of plastic parts. The hood mainly is built out of plastic, and I have had to repair it a few times since I bought the mower. Overall I would give the mower 4 out of 5 stars. I think if they had made the hood out of Fiberglass or steel instead, I would give it 5 out of 5. I would recommend buying this, as I haven't had any other problems with it.

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Apr 19, 2015
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Deck leveling
by: Anonymous

Just got mine as a hand-me-down from my father, but it only has 134 hrs on it. One issue I've noticed is that the deck is about 5/8 out of level
It looks like you should be able to level it with the mounting brackets on either side, but I don't want to start moving factory settings till I know for sure. Any guidance?

Jan 17, 2015
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Scotts S2554 2001 still running
by: Anonymous

I have had my Scotts S2554 since 07/03/01 with over 1300 Hours on it now and it is still running.
I LOVE it. I do all the work on her, and have replaced just about every thing on her except the tranny, engine, and rear tires. Great tractor, I am now looking for a parts tractor to keep her running for another 10 years. It's built like a Tank. Jerry in El Cajon Ca.

Sep 01, 2014
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Need help with scotts 2554tractor
by: Anonymous

I have a 2554tractor that will not crank. Was blowing fuses when engaging pto now won't do anything????

Sep 01, 2014
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Need help with scotts 2554tractor
by: Anonymous

I have a 2554tractor that will not crank. Was blowing fuses when engaging pto now won't do anything????

Jul 22, 2012
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belt replacement on mower deck
by: Anonymous

i need a diagram for replacing the belt on the mower deck. my exhusband trashed the manuel.
some one please help!!!!

Jun 21, 2012
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2554
by: Anonymous

Hi what did the 2554 sell for back then in 2000.

May 21, 2012
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mower deck
by: joan

does anyone have a diagram on how to put the mower deck on. was giving to us but they dont have the manual if you do can you email it to me at jojombg@yahoo.com ty

May 21, 2012
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2554 mower
by: Anonymous

purchased mine in 2000. I Have been very pleased with its performance. One Issue with the drive system. If it suddenly will not move check the rectangular keys in the rear hubs. If one shears off the mower will not move

Mar 28, 2012
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A couple of safety switch problems
by: Anonymous

Great machine!

Nov 14, 2011
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power house
by: M. Welch

this thing will tow cars and even mow down shrubs
with no trouble at all.

Jun 30, 2011
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I love it too
by: Anonymous

I purchased mine in 2001 and it is running strong today. One issue with govenor in engine but otherwise trouble free. Looks brand new today

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