Here you’ll find the rundown on all the John Deere Lawn tractors and riding lawn mowers currently available.
We feature reviews of individual models and groups of models and look at each of the main series of John Deere Lawn Tractors available in the US and Canada, the UK and Australia.
John Deere history
Recognised as the world’s leading manufacture of agricultural equipment, Deere and Company, based in Moline Illinois, employs in excess of 50,000 people in more than 26 countries worldwide.
The company was founded in 1837 by John Deere, a blacksmith, who invented the first cast steel plow to be successful in coping with the soils of the mid-west of the USA. Now Deere is something of an iconic institution, especially in its mid-west heartlands, even to the extent that folks in those parts have been known to celebrate John Deere weddings – where the famous green and yellow colours feature heavily.
In the modern era John Deere manufactures all manner of agricultural, forestry and construction equipment, as well as residential John Deere landscape lawn and garden equipment. John Deere prides itself on the quality of its product, as encapsulated in the company slogan “Nothing runs like a Deere”.
For the buyer of Deere lawn and garden equipment this history and background is reassuring. The manufacture of lawn and and garden tractors began in 1963 at the Horicon factory in Wisconsin, USA. Production started with the legendary John Deere 110 lawn tractor, an example of which can be found in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
By May 1984, a John Deere 318 lawn tractor was the millionth off the production line. The 2 millionth was an LX188 in 1992 and the 3 millionth an LT133 in 1998. The 4 million mark was passed in 2003 and on April 19 2010, John Deere produced its five millionth lawn tractor with a model from the Select Series – the X700 Ultimate.
The D100 Series of John Deere riding lawn mowers features 8 models with engine sizes ranging between 17.5 and 26 Hp and cutting widths between 42in (107cm) and 54in (137cm).
The Select Series
There are three ranges in the flagship Select Series – the X300, the X500 and the X700 ranges. These, according to Deere, are the lawn tractors they are most proud of.
Ideal for the smaller landscape but versatile enough to cover a range of situations, the X300 series represents a good value for money choice.
Here we look at the John Deere X304, one of the 4 wheel steer stars of the fleet.
On this page you’ll find reviews of X320, X324, X360 and X340 John Deere riding mowers.
Separately, we cover the John Deere X300 models, which come with a range of different cutting decks.
The X500 Series models are suitable for larger areas, more varied tasks and rougher terrains than the X300 Series
With a variety of specifications and optional attachments the X500 25Hp John Deere Garden Tractor offers power and flexibility to the home owner.
The ultimate range of John Deere lawn tractors, the X700 Series covers the largest areas with engines up to 27Hp and cutting widths up to 62in (157.5cm)
The x700 Series of John Deere Garden Tractors can do more for longer than any of the other models in the John Deere lawn tractors fleet.
These are Deere’s residential zero turn mowers.
There are 5 models and versatile mix of specifications in this range of John Deere zero turn mowers.
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