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Buyer’s Guide to John Deere X300 Series Lawn Tractors

Buyer's Guide to John Deere X300 Series Lawn Tractors

Founded in 1837, John Deere has become a household name for property owners, farmers, and outdoor specialists all over the world. Catering to both homeowners and professionals, Weingartz carries a wide selection of John Deere riding lawn mowers, attachments and parts for all of your lawn care needs.

The John Deere X300 series lawn tractors are a step up from John Deere’s base series, their E series tractors. Some of the big features and big advantages you get with the X300 series are a much heavier structural frame. This is a frame you typically find on a garden tractor. The heavier structural frame gives you more support if you’re going to add attachments like a snow blade or a snow blower, and just gives you much longer life.

The John Deere X300 series lawn tractors have Kawasaki engines, the premium engine over what’s available in the E series. These tractors also have upgraded steering components, improved tread pattern, as well as higher durability front and rear tires. This is really the premium in lawn tractors.

John Deere X300 series lawn tractors have much nicer, more comfortable seats that are available in a wide range of deck size from 42 and 48 inch to a 54-inch deck. The horsepower also increases as you move up in the deck size in the X300 series.

All the John Deere X300 series lawn tractors have the height of cut dial right in the center, making it very easy to access and see what mowing heights you’re at. The seat slides so you can move the seat back and forth for operator comfort. It also slides backward for taller operators and moves you up higher to give you a little bit more leg room.

The John Deere 2 pedal foot control hydrostat is available in all the John Deere X300 series lawn tractors. There is a very easy to follow control panel that’s color-coded and, depending on the model, some tractors have hydraulic lift instead of a mechanical lift.

Another nice option available on some John Deere X300 series lawn tractors is a four-wheel steering option. With the four-wheel steering your back wheels will turn so it gives you exceptional maneuverability, almost that of what you find in a zero turn rider. If you want a conventional lawn tractor but want the zero turn maneuverability these tractors are a nice option. John Deere has had this available for a long time. John Deere X300 series lawn tractors are simple, easy to operate machines and they have a very durable design.

 

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Utica, MI 48317
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Buyer’s Guide to John Deere X700 Series Lawn and Garden Tractors

Buyer's Guide to John Deere X700 Series Lawn and Garden Tractors

John Deere X700 series lawn and garden tractors are really the premium in garden tractors. When you hear about those old John Deere tractors that have been around for 30 years, this is kind of what you see. The X700 tractors have considerably larger tires, a beefed up heavy-duty front axle, beefed up steering system, and power steering is standard on most models.

John Deere offers a wide range of different engine options from air-cooled engines to liquid cooled gas to a liquid cooled diesel. There are also models available with four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering for increased maneuverability.

All John Deere X700 series lawn and garden tractors come standard with the 2-pedal hydrostatic drive transmission for ease of operation. From your control panel you’ll have an adjustable seat, and adjustable backrest, so you can tip it back to find a spot that’s most comfortable for you. The X700 series has hydraulic lift for all your attachments so with the flip of a lever you can raise and lower your attachments, and there’s a portal on the side you can plug in for a hydraulic angling. So, for example, if you had the snow blade attachment, you can hydraulic angle versus having to get off the tractor.

These John Deere tractors are very comfortable and easy machines to operate. They have mechanical differential lock so if you get stuck and the wheels start spinning in the snow or mud for instance, just tap the pedal and it will lock the two rear wheels together to give you exceptional traction. Tilt steering comes standard on these machines and it’s easy to adjust for your comfort. It also makes it easy to get on and off the machine with the tilt steering control panel.

Cruise control comes standard on John Deere X700 series lawn and garden tractors as well. Electric power take-off comes with a 12-volt outlet for plugging items in, so if you need to charge your phone or anything like you that, you can. There are very nice sight lines for a big tractor with the sloped hood. This hood design makes it easy to see your front attachments.

On the John Deere X700 series lawn and garden tractors the mower decks and all your attachments are optional, so you can pick the size tractor and then the size of the deck. For example, you can get a mower deck from 48, 54, on up to a 60-inch deck for those bigger areas. John Deere offers a variety of front and rear attachments.

As mentioned before, there are a lot of different engine options available on the X700 series tractors. The X730 comes with the Kawasaki twin cylinder liquid cooled engine. Liquid cooled engines give you better heat dispersion versus an air-cooled engine and has electronic fuel injection for better cold-weather starts, better fuel economy, more lugging power, and it comes standard. This is the heavier engine, so you’ll receive high efficiency cooling and a better air filtration system. This engine gives you the longer life that you’d expect out of a heavier tractor that’s going to get extended use.

In the X700 series, the X739 has its back wheels turned. This is a four-wheel steer model to give you better maneuverability and this machine also has four-wheel drive for exceptional traction in muddy or snow conditions. Again, John Deere offers a lot of different attachments but what’s unique to the John Deere X700 series tractors is they have a quick hitch system. It’s just a matter of a couple pins, pull the spring load of pins and you can drop the attachments off, quick coupler on the drive shaft so you’re buying a tractor that’s versatile. You want to be able to easily change from your different attachments and this quick hitch enables you to do that. It’s an excellent feature that John Deere offers on their X700 series lawn and garden tractors.

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Farmington Hills, MI 48335
(248) 471-3050
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The History of John Deere Lawn Mowers

The History of John Deere Lawn Mowers

John Deere lawn mowers have been around for over 50 years. Hundreds of new models have been introduced to homeowners and landscape professionals throughout the years, and these innovative models have played a vast role in the advancement of John Deere mowers today.

1960s: The History of John Deere Lawn Mowers

It all began in 1963 when John Deere entered the lawn tractor market. This year they introduced the model 110, which featured a 4-stroke petrol-fueled engine with 7 horsepower. Its ergonomic design and futuristic features made the 110 a success.

Lawn mowing was becoming a more popular leisure activity during the 1960s. This prompted John Deere to offer more lawn mower models with similar features and implements that the farming tractors integrated.

With the success of the 100 lawn mower, John Deere introduced the 60 model shortly after. This mower was designed for operators in urban areas who had less land to manage. The 60 model offered a variety of attachments, making it a versatile machine for its time. The attachments included a pull behind sprayer, model 80 dump cart, snow blade, and snow thrower.

Building off of the success of the 110, John Deere introduced the 112 and 140 model. The 112 was a larger model that carried a similar style as the 110 but with a bigger motor and wider deck. The 112 was designed for those who needed a machine for larger jobs than the 110 and 60 were capable of. The 140 was known for having a lot of power for such a small machine. Designed with a 14 hp Kohler engine and hydrostatic transmission the 140 was ahead of its time and able to accomplish a variety of yard tasks.

1970s: The History of John Deere Lawn Mowers

A few existing models that were introduced in the 1960s were upgraded in the early 1970s, but John Deere took on major advancements in 1975 with the 200, 300 and 400 Series riding lawn mowers. These models gave operators new and exciting features including engine options between 8-16 horsepower, integral headlights, and power steering.

1980s: The History of John Deere Lawn Mowers

In 1984, John Deere introduced the first tractor to combine a diesel engine with hydrostatic drive and power steering.  The 430 featured a powerful Yanmar 3-cylinder water-cooled diesel engine and weighed 1,170 lbs, making it the heaviest and strongest John Deere mower of its time.

During the 1980s, the 300 Series was redesigned and many new features were added.  During this time, John Deere hit a milestone because they manufactured their millionth lawn and garden tractor. They also introduced the R Series and S Series, a series designed for customers working with both small and large pieces of land.

The R Series was a good fit for those handling smaller areas and included features like a 5-speed gear-drive transmission and tight turning radius of 27 inches. The S Series was perfect for those with bigger areas to cover. These mowers incorporated an electric start, 30-inch cutting width and 8 horsepower engines.

1990s: The History of John Deere Lawn Mowers

In the 1990s John Deere hit another milestone because they manufactured their 2 and 3 millionth tractor. The LT Series, LX Series, and GT and GX Series were vital to the history of John Deere lawn mowers.

The LT Series became one of the most popular John Deere mowers ever. This series provided operators with wider cuts and a greater amount of fuel. John Deere placed more emphasis on comfort, designing an adjustable operator seat for those who spent long hours using their equipment.

The LX Series was known for its versatility, allowing owners to use a variety of attachments to handle a variety of projects around the yard. The GT and GX Series were perfect for individuals who needed more power and size to complete yard tasks. The GT and GX mowers could hook up to other implements and a variety of rear attachments.

2000s: The History of John Deere Lawn Mowers

During the 2000s, some of the biggest product announcements made were the LA Series and the X Series. The LA Series models catered to medium and large lawns and were designed with great features like the full-length steel welded frame, headlights, and Edge Cutting system. This series also incorporates John Deere’s trademarked CargO Mount system, which allows users to easily attach large baggers or other heavy rear-mounted equipment.

What sets the X Series models apart is the technology. These models transfer power to the wheels through the hydrostatic transmission to save time during operation and eliminate unnecessary gear-changing.

Take a look at all the John Deere models that were introduced throughout the years.

We are proud to be a John Deere dealer for 25 years. If you have questions or concerns about your John Deere equipment, feel free to contact us.

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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5436 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 239-8200
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