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Life expectancy of john Deere riding mower

If a John Deere riding mower is taken proper care so, it can be long-lasting up to 4500-5000 hours. Most of the riding mowers are focused at 1000 hours, for their good working performance. 

I am still using the 1973 John Deere Model 110 mower in my garden. But right now, I left it, because I bought a new John Deere GT 245 in 2005.

From 2005 to the present (2021), around 16 years, I use it with no major problems.

The 245 model has a 20 HP (Horse Power) engine, and the other hand 110 models are 8 HK (horse Kohler), which is quite a great engine, But I love 20 HP extra powerful engine like 245.

I have a bad right knee, so I can not pull the 110 mowers properly in my garden; also, when I was riding the mower with my pet then it can not ride properly; I think it lost its engine power. 

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So I brought John Deere Model 245 with 20 HP extra engine power; it gives me smooth working performance. And for my bad knee problem, it gives me extra benefits like this allows me to do better-working performance in a short time. So that I can complete mowing my long garden in a few hours.

Before buying the John Deere mower, I researched lawnmower; then I liked its feature and also seen user review on garden-related many blogs; then I brought it and used it in my garden. Right Now, after 16 years of use, I write this article from my 16 years of own experiences.

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How many hours will a John Deere X300 last

John Deere X300 is an amazing riding mower. Too costly to send to the dealer for servicing but maintaining it myself is affordable.
I brought it in 2018. I have used it for the last three years, 2018 – present (2021). Around three years is running; still, now I comfortably use it without any trouble. I have a 2-acre block yard, and I use it 3.5 hours per; so the accurate result is: (3.5 h * 4* (12 m *3 y) ) hour= 504 hours. Now 504 hours, and still I don’t get any problem, so I think this mower will go on 100-200 hours more. I suppose it will reach 700 hours.

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This riding mower is too good but very costly to maintain; I buy this mower for $3,199.00USD. For its high price and maintenance cost, I could have bought another riding mower from an E-commerce store. But I choose this riding mower for its high-quality working performance.

But my uncle had some bad experiences with this riding mower because of his foolishness. He lives on the hills. Unfortunately, he rides this mower on hills, and he rides this mower like a bulldozer or agricultural tractor and doing heavy work. So after some days, he gets in trouble with his mower belt. The belt is damaged needs to replacement. When first time he got in trouble with its belt, then he replaces it and again does the same heavy work. So the belt replacement cost is $130. He replaced four times for $130 for each time.

I advise him that; this is a light mower, this only manufactured for lawn mowing, not for bulldozer or tractor hard work. Use it for what it’s manufactured for. Use at the garden to cutting the grass only. Hope that you will not get into any trouble next time.

What is the life expectancy of a lawn mower?

If a lawnmower is well maintained and completely take care of, it can last an average of eight to 10 years. And if it is not maintained that way, it lasts an average of 4-5 years. But it totally depends on the uses.

Most of the lawnmower manufacturers are building their lawnmowers depend on the prices and user demand. They manufacture lawnmowers in some categories, like a cheap mower, affordable mower, and expensive mower. Suppose it is Low quality, Medium quality, and High quality. 

The Cheap Lawnmower is Low-quality. That means it makes with low-quality components and it produces low performance. That Means You can not expect more workability out of it. You can use it in a small and smooth garden, not in a big and rough yard. Remember, It’s only made for minimum uses.
If this Cheap Lawnmower is well maintained and properly take care of, so it can be last 5-10 years.

The affordable mower is like medium quality. That means its makes with suitable quality components and produces medium performance.  The affordable mower is basically made in two categories like Desing and engine power. Some mowers with high torque engine power so you can work in any type of yard. And some mowers with good design.
Two types are mower can produce two different workabilities. But sometimes, both qualities are available in one mower. So this mower’s work quality is the medium type, and sometimes it produces high-quality performance.  Most of the user choice is the affordable mower.
I personally like an affordable lawnmower. I’m using now a self-propelled craftsman lawn mower, and I have around 1.5 Acer Yard. I am comfortably mowing for the last five years in my yard without any trouble. See more: Best lawn mower under 200, it’s an affordable lawn mower review.

If this affordable Lawnmower is well maintained and adequately take care of; so it can be last 10- 15 years

And the last number is Expensive Lawnmower. This Lawnmower is pricey but made with the best quality component. It’s the best performance machine that can mow any type of yard for a long time.
If this Expensive Lawnmower is well maintained and properly taken care of, it can last 15- 20 years. 

This Lawnmower is building with powerful engines with high torque and a smart-looking design. Suppose your yard is long and rough too. So this mower is the best choice for you. Moreover, You can use it in the hells yard.

12 Comments

  1. Hi iam a proud owner of a jd x300 my usage comersal lawn services years old dash plastic all Crack moves around when operating hood long gone plastic too cause by use of continue run lever for got to turn it off hit a tree breaking in all peices chair is all patch with yellow tapes and holding it in place. Tires bald went through tree decks spindles belts fixaflat cans one steering sector beacket alter steering adding extra washers to make steering really light easy but all I all the mower serve me well twenty years over and still in use for spare i like to have a new one again but wife says don’t have money for that we are older now she ( x300) gave me all that years of service no major breakage Trans engine kawasaki not even change oil from all that time . That’s an jd mower how’s that Kent bit that God bless me with this mower thanks sonny kau hawsii.

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  8. I bought my John Deere D110 six years ago and it has 95 hours on it. Two days ago I hit a bump that bounced me just enough for the cutoff switch to engage. It was a fraction of a second it long enough for it to backfire. That was enough to break the oil ring. The mower is basically new but now my options are to buy a new motor or have the existing motor fixed. By the time I pay for the transportation to and from the shop, have them fix it at $120 an hour they both would be about the same cost. Needless to say I’m not too happy with their performance.

    1. Hello, Rod!
      I understand, don’t waste money on the old D110 mower. My recommendation is to buy a new riding mower.
      Because you never get the original performance due to this mower accident.

      I personally use a Husqvarna TS 354XD riding mower, and I get outstanding performance. You can take it.

      Thanks for your comment.

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