There are several John Deere riding lawn mowers, from tractors to zero turns, that have been developed throughout the years. Thanks to a range of features that are key to a great looking lawn, there are many John Deere options to choose from. It can be difficult to decide which model is right for you and your lawn so before making your purchasing decision, you should first ask yourself the following questions.
How large is the area that I want to mow?
Some John Deere mowers are designed to mow only a few acres, or up to 16,187 square meters, while other models are designed to handle 8 or more acres (32,374 or more square meters).
To make sure you can get the most out of your John Deere mower, you need to take the size of your home or property into account. This will have an impact on the features you want and the level of power you will need.
What size mower deck do I want?
John Deere offers lawn mowers with deck sizes of 42, 48, 54, and 60 inches to handle a variety of yard sizes.
Lawn mowers with larger cutting widths and more horsepower will get the job done faster. However, smaller mowers allow you to work in more areas with limited access, such as backyards obstructed by narrow gates, that larger mowers cannot fit through.
How many obstacles will I need to mow around?
The more obstacles within a space, the tighter turning radius you will need. Lawn mowers with All Wheel Steer (AWS) generally have a smaller turning radius that allows you to cut more grass faster with fewer twists and turns.
What type of terrain will I be facing?
Understanding your terrain is critical in deciding how much horsepower you need on your lawn mower. Homeowners that work on flat, less challenging terrain can choose a tractor with the least amount of horsepower, while those that work with slopes and hills will require a mower with more horsepower and stability.
Besides mowing, how do I plan to use my equipment?
Most John Deere mowers can perform a wide variety of tasks when combined with the right attachment. Different tasks require different attachments. The type of tasks you want to perform will impact the John Deere lawn mower model you need. These mowers can aerate, till, carry and haul, grade and level, and perform snow removal.