Lawn Mowers


John Deere Lawn Mowers 700 series

July 21st, 2015 prrichar1 Posted in John Deere No Comments »

John Deere Lawn Mowers 700 seriesJohn Deere lawn mowers in the 700 series include the X700, X740 and the X748 models. These are riding lawn mowers meant for larger properties and for consumers who also may need additional attachments to complete some of the tasks on their property. These attachments include front end loaders, trailers, blades etc.  There are also tillers, scrapers, blades and various hitches that will connect with these attachments such as cultivators. This series is very versatile and flexible. They pretty much provide just about everything you will need to maintain your garden and property. The following provides some additional detail on each model.

John Deer Lawn Mowers 700 series – Models

X700 – includes internal hydraulic PTO with a multi disk clutch pack, heavy duty welded frame, improved maneuverability with 22 hp, 2 wheel drive, and power steering.

X740 -soft, smooth clutch engagement, operates with a wide variety of equipment, an automatic transmission, a 24 hp engine, 2 wheel drive, and power steering.

X748 – includes full time 4WD, forward and reverse drives, heavy duty robotically welded frame, 6.5 gallon fuel tank, 24 hp engine with power steering

All of these models are suited for consumers with large properties who need versatile machines to help them complete their landscaping projects as well as maintain their properties in the manner they would like. We are not advertising these machines and we do not gain anything from the sale or purchase of these machines. We aim to help consumers decide which machine would best meet their needs.

If price is an issue, then the X700 is probably the best value considering that it only has slightly less horse power than the other two. Features differ so make sure that you carefully consider which attachments you may consider in the future and what you will be doing with your lawn mower / tractor. This is an expensive decision so take the time to think ahead and consider what makes sense for you personal situation.

 

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John Deere Lawn Mowers Self Propelled

July 7th, 2015 prrichar1 Posted in John Deere 1 Comment »

John Deere lawn mowers self propelledWe noticed that our readers are interested in John Deer Lawn Mowers Self Propelled so we decided to do a little research on this topic to see what John Deere is currently offering in terms of lawn mowers and how a consumer would decide which lawn mower to choose from. They have a pretty good web site that takes into account most consumers needs for lawn mowing. for example they have 25 consumer lawn mower models to choose from including push, self propelled, mulching, electric and manual start as well as gas and electric models. How does one choose the model best for them? Turns out it is quite easy. Just select the filters that make sense for your needs and you will have one or two machines that make the most sense for your application.

John Deer Lawn Mowers Self Propelled – Selection

In out case we have a relatively small yard that is flat. We also preferred a gasoline engine with a variable speed self propelled capability. We could have chosen an electric machine or a single speed self propelled lawn mower. Finally we wanted a mulching lawn mower. For years I collected grass clippings and put them in bags to go out into the garbage, but those days are past and we just want the grass to be cut up in very small pieces so that they will disintegrate and feed our lawn. Much less work and better for the lawn.

We ended up with the R43V John Deere self propelled lawn mower, which comes with a 17 inch cutting width, variable speed from 2.5 to 4.3 km/h.  This is a really great way to help decide on what lawn mower you should choose. Of course the last factor to consider is price. Now that we know what lawn mower to purchase, we have to watch for a sale price, perhaps near the end of the season when the stores are trying to get rid of all of their inventory. Lucky for us, our current lawn mower still works and we have time to make our selection and find a John Deere self propelled lawn mower with a good price.

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John Deere Self Propelled Lawn Mowers

January 21st, 2012 ernie Posted in John Deere No Comments »

John Deere Self Propelled Lawn MowersJohn Deere lists three lawn mowers on its web site, the JS26, the JS36 and the JS46 all steel deck lawn mowers that are in the category of walk behind lawn mowers.  They come with a variety of features that may appeal to urban dwellers who like to mow their own lawns. They come with grass catchers, mulchers and side discharge so they are very flexible and can be used in most situations. These are all powered lawn mowers and by that we mean they are all self propelled. All you need to do is engage the drive and steer them. Some owners have had excellent results and some have not. We have reviewed each of these in detail on our site. If you are interested in more detail and comments by various readers, you can click one of the following links:

These John Deere models have been receiving a lot of hits on our blog, so obviously there is a lot of interest in these models. Comments have ranged from fantastic to people who would never purchase another lawn mower of one of these models again.

We are really trying to assist readers to help them find good reliable equipment, so if you have one of these lawn mowers, please leave your comments and recommendations for other readers to review. Always take proper care of your lawn mower, maintain it and change the oil regularly. The engines will last for ever if you do.

Our next post will continue in the objective of reviewing additions makes and models from various manufacturers.

The following table compares the basic attributes of these three lawn mowers and provides the reader with a high level view of the features of each. There are many more features and specifications which prospective buyers are interested in , however these are the main features that most consider first.  Width of the cut, power of the engine, propulsion and height adjustment.

Also whether you have an option to collect the grass , mulch it or spread it over the lawn through the side discharge.  For more information, go to our reviews on these models by clicking on the following links.

Hope this helps everyone.

 

Model   JS 26 JS36 JS46
Cutting Width 22 inch 22 inch 22 inch
Engine 190CC 190CC 190CC
Bag/Mulch/Side 3 in 1 3 in 1 3 in 1
Drive FWD RWD RWD

Height

Adjustment

 3 point  1 lever  1 lever

 

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John Deere JS46 Review

January 7th, 2012 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, John Deere, Rear Self Powered No Comments »

This is a short review showing the specifications only for the John Deere JS46. If John Deere JS46you would like the full review, visit the original page by clicking here. This is a 22 inch wide machine suitable for most urban lawns used mainly by consumers. It is not a lawn mower that would typically be used by professional lawn care contractors since they will want wider machines to cut grass more quickly. This lawn mower is aimed at consumers who like the ease of use for starting as well as only needing to steer and let the lawn mower do all of the work. No pushing with this lawn mower is required.

This lawn mower is 22 inches wide , self propelled from the rear and has a 3 in one deck – grass catcher, side discharge or mulching capability.  A lot of consumers will use the mulch option since there are no grass clippings to dispose of and the grass goes back into the soil to be utilized by the lawn. A mulching lawn mower requires a lot less work in terms of either raking grass clippings or emptying the grass clippings our of the rear bag into a disposal bag of some kind. Most people would just like to be done with cutting grass and have no extra work to do.  Refer to the main review page for additional comments by other readers as well.

John Deere JS46 Specifications:

  • 8.75 pound foot of torque
  • 190 cc ( 11.6 cu inch) Briggs & Stratton engine
  • 4 cycle, OHV engine
  • 22 inch steel deck
  • 1 lever adjustment system for all  wheels
  • 3 in 1 discharge

Engine: 190 cc ( 11.6 cu inch) Briggs & Stratton engine

Propulsion: Variable speed , rear wheel drive

Warranty: 2 year limited warranty

Features:

  • Electric start with recoil start backup
  • Fixed speed throttle
  • Operator presence required to operate the lawn mower
  • Side discharge
  • Mulching deck
  • Rear bag grass catcher
  • 8 inch by 2 inch front wheels; 9 inch by 2 inch rear wheels
  • Fixed speed rear wheel drive

One of the features that almost everyone finds useful is the electric start capability. There is a pull cord, however for anyone that has difficulty starting in the manual way by pulling the chord, they will find that the push button start on this machine is very handy. Not everyone has the strength to pull the chord fast enough to start the engine, or perhaps there is some physical issue that prevents you from pulling the chord. With the combination of the push button start and the rear wheel drive, this machine can be used by almost anyone. Just push the button to start it , engage the drive and you are off to cutting your lawn.

If you have a slope on your lawn, the rear wheel drive will make cutting this lawn very easy for most people. If you can cut the lawn on a downwards cut it will be much easier even with a self propelled lawn mower. If you must climb the slope, the self propelled drive will make it a much easier task. The safest way to cut a lawn with a significant slope is to cut across the lawn to avoid slipping and being caught under the lawn mower and the spinning blades. Why not consider either a front wheel drive or a rear wheel drive lawn mower today.

Be very careful and practice safety work place procedures to avoid being injured by your lawn mower.

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John Deere JS36

December 21st, 2011 ernie Posted in John Deere No Comments »

John Deere JS36This is a short review showing the specifications only for the John Deere JS26. If you would like the full review, visit the original page by clicking here. This is a 22 inch wide lawn mower machine suitable for most consumers lawns, with average size lawns. If you are mowing a large lawn and are interested in reducing the time it takes to mow your lawn, you may want to consider something wider that cuts a wider swath each time you cross the lawn. A wider lawn mower can save you a lot of time each week when you mow the lawn.

John Deere JS36  – comments

This particular lawn mower has 14 comments on the main page at the time of updating this post, most of them negative with the exception of two comments. One owner loves his machine and it seems to run well for him. The other semi positive comment was from a lawn mower mechanic who ended up with this lawn mower from a customer. Turns out the lawn mower had never had the oil changed in it, there was water in the oil and it was black.The engine was overheating and no wonder it was hard to start and causing problems. Consumers should always provide the required maintenance for their lawn mowers regardless of the type that they own. The John Deere is no different.

As a lawn mower review web site we urge consumers to look after their equipment. follow the owners manual instructions for changing the oil at least once a year and more often if you run the engine for long periods. If you take care of them these engines will work for many years. We are not sure if this was the problem for the other owners with the negative comments, however head off to the main site if you are interested in seeing their comments.

Refer to the main review page for additional comments by other readers as well.

John Deere JS36 – Specifications:

  • 190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement
  • 7 pound foot of torque Briggs and Stratton Engine
  • 4 cycle side valve
  • 22 inch steel deck
  • 3 in 1 discharge
  • 8 inch by 2 inch front , 9 inch by 2 inch back wheels

Engine: 190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement,4 cycle side valve,Briggs and Stratton Engine

Propulsion: Variable speed , rear wheel drive

Warranty: 2 year warranty

Features:

  • Throttle control is fixed speed
  • Operator presence
  • Zone control
  • Side discharge, mulch, rear bag 2.5 bushels
  • One lever adjusts all four wheels

We decided to include a few comments about maintaining lawn mowers in this post. We are conditioned to changing the oil in our cars every 3000 miles, so why do we not take care of our lawn mower engines? The answer seems to be that we will take our cars into the mechanic. It is easy to do and we do not get our hands dirty. With a lawn mower even if you want to take it to a mechanic, you are going to get your hands dirty just lifting it into the car. Many people are not able to lift this kind of weight so they just don’t bother.

They could change the oil themselves, however they would need the tools and would need to dispose of the oil properly. For many people it is just easier to ignore it and hope for the best. The lawn mower engine is going to get hard to start and it will begin to burn oil when it does start and will not run smoothly. Eventually it will just quit all because the oil in the engine has not been changed.

That’s our theory and we are wondering if people agree or disagree with this opinion.

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John Deere JS26

December 7th, 2011 ernie Posted in John Deere No Comments »

This is a short review showing the specifications only for the John Deere JS26. If you would like the full review, visit the original page by clicking here.  This is a 22 inch wide machine suitable for most urban lawns.  Refer to the main review page for additional comments by other readers as well.John Deere JS26 This is a very nice machine with lots of features that are suitable for many consumers in urban settings. Mulch, discharge or bag your grass clippings. A similar lawn mower to this with these kinds of features is really perfect for our lawn.

I used to bag all of my grass cuttings and now I wonder why I ever used a lawn mower with a bag system. With a mulch lawn mower cutting the lawn is so much easier and a lot less work. Many lawn mowers have this 3 in one option, but we have to say that mulching is by far the best configuration to use.

We really like the front wheel propulsion for our lawn even though it is a level lawn. Cutting the lawn is really effortless and all you need to do to slow down or change direction is to lean slightly on the handle which lifts the front wheels off the ground. When this occurs you have less traction and the forward speed naturally slows down. You can also easily turn the lawn mower in this configuration as well. Just lean on the handle and turn the mower, let it down and away you go. We like this configuration much better than the rear wheel drive configuration for lawn mowers.

John Deere JS26 – Specifications:

  • 7.0 pound foot of torque
  • 190 cc ( 11.6 cu inch) Briggs & Stratton engine
  • 4 cycle, side valve engine
  • 22 inch steel deck
  • 3 point adjustment system for wheels
  • 3 in 1 discharge

Engine: 190 cc ( 11.6 cu inch) Briggs & Stratton engine

Propulsion: Variable speed , front wheel drive

Warranty: 2 year limited warranty

Features:

  • Fixed speed throttle
  • Operator presence required to operate the lawn mower
  • Side discharge
  • Mulching deck
  • 8 inch by 2 inch wheels
  • Variable speed front wheel drive

We also only use the lawn mower in a mulch mode which saves a great deal of time. No longer do we need to bag the grass clippings and then put them out in the garbage. the grass clippings go right back into the lawn, so the nutrients are being added back in as well as the grass clippings protect the roots from the hot sun. The ground does not dry out as fast on those hot summer days.

We also do not have to rake heavy grass clippings and then bag them to be placed into the garbage. We have a compost bin and used to place our grass clippings in the bins. They would get full and then we would have to empty them and turn then over while adding ground to the clippings to increase the natural decay of the clippings, which is a lot of hard work. No longer. It is so easy cutting the grass now with the kind of features that this lawn mower has such as the mulching blade. We also do not have those stinky garbage bags full of grass clippings that are slowly rotting while we wait for garbage day. Our garbage is only picked up every two weeks! You can imagine what condition those grass clippings would be in at the end of two weeks.

Check out our main page for this lawn mower for more information and comments from a variety of readers.

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John Deere Lawn Mowers

September 14th, 2010 ernie Posted in John Deere 2 Comments »

John Deere Lawn MowersJohn Deere lawn mowers are well-known for construction equipment, farming equipment as well as forestry and residential products. They provide parts and repairs across North America and there is usually a John Deere dealer not far from many businesses and homes across the country. In addition many 3rd party dealers also carry John Deere residential products for sale to urban customers. These include lawn mowers, garden tractors and much more from places like Lowes and other major stores. They are a very popular line of equipment and many consumers as well as businesses use their products!

John Deere provides a full product line of equipment including lawn mowers, riding mowers, attachments, utility tractors, zero turn mowers, utility vehicles, walk behind mowers, self propelled mowers, trimmers, blowers, saws as well as home work shop equipment. Just about everything you need for maintaining your landscaping can be found in John Deere’s product line of lawn equipment.

John Deere Lawn Mowers – Support & Recalls

John Deere lawn mowers are well supported with excellent parts availability across the country as well. You can check their website for their products, sales events and even specials that they have available from time to time. Their site will also assist you in finding the right product for your landscaping requirements.

Safety recalls for their products, including John Deere lawn mowers can also be found on the John Deere web site as well. Don’t forget to read about some of the safety considerations that everyone should be aware of when operating lawn equipment regardless of whether it is a John Deere lawn mower or someone else’s lawn mower.

We also are reviewing a number of John Deere lawn mowers on this site. For example the John Deere JS46 lawn mower was recently reviewed on our blog as was the John Deere JS36. This entire blog is aimed at providing information about lawn mowers and lawn management to our readers so that we can all enjoy a beautiful lawn and be the envy of the neighbors.

A quick comment about looking after your lawn. There is a four step process to ensuring your lawn looks great all year round. Here are the steps that everyone can easily follow:

  • Fertilize 4 times a year
  • Mow your lawn whenever it has grown a half inch to one inch
  • Keep your lawn clear of weeds and other debris such as leaves
  • Water your lawn with one inch of water once a week

The above may need to be varied depending on the climate you live in. For example anyone living in the desert who wants a green lawn is going to have to water their lawn every day, and in particularly dry climates even twice a day to avoid the lawn becoming dried out. The hot sun will burn the lawn within a couple of hours if the earth is not kept moist with  lots of water to feed the roots. In addition specific grasses can only be grown in hot climates vs. climates that are cooler and receive more rain. Talk to your lawn care specialist from your lawn care company or at your local home depot or Lowes store. They can provide local information about the proper grass seed, the fertilizer and watering needed to ensure you have a healthy looking lawn all year around.

Any comments are also welcome on our blog as long as readers will find them informative and helpful. On specific lawn mowers we have seen very positive comments as well as negative comments about certain types of lawn mowers. Many people do not take the proper care of their lawn mowers and run into problems as a result. Spam comments will be deleted.

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John Deere Self Propelled Lawn Mower JS46

March 28th, 2010 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, John Deere, Rear Self Powered 20 Comments »

The John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 comes with a 190 cc Briggs and Stratton engine, the work horse of the small engine industry. The engine is equipped with zone start recoil rope starting system which is one of the many John deere Self Propelled lawn mower JS46safety features on this self propelled lawn mower. Operators must be standing behind the lawn mower with the zone lever depressed in order to start the engine. While the engine is running, the zone lever is released the engine will automatically stop, protecting the operator from accidentally getting in the way of the cutting blades of the lawn mower.

The carburetor is designed to start without the need for priming or choking and a fresh start fuel cap can be filled with fuel stabilizer to ensure that the gasoline is always fresh for easier starting and smoother running. The engine also uses a dependable splash lubrication system to protect all of the engines parts from wear. The engine meets all CARB emission requirements.

The momentum drive system is another excellent feature of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46. The pivoting handle controls how fast the self propelled lawn mower will go based on the angle of the handle. The speed varies from zero to 4.6 miles per hour. If you prefer a constant speed you can also lock in the speed with a a drive lock key, located on the MowMentum drive handle.

The 22 inch steel deck comes with a 3 in one blade allowing the operator to chose between mulching, side discharge or rear bagging. The rear bag, the mulch cover and the side discharge deflector are all standard on the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46. The 22 inch deck is stamped from 14 gauge steel making it strong and reliable for many years.

John Deere Self Propelled Lawn Mower JS46 – Specifications:

  • 190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement
  • 8.75 pound foot of torque Briggs and Stratton Engine
  • 4 cycle side valve
  • 22 inch steel deck
  • 3 in 1 discharge
  • 8 inch by 2 inch front , 9 inch by 2 inch back wheels

Engine: 190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement,4 cycle side valve,Briggs and Stratton Engine

Propulsion: Variable speed , rear wheel drive

Warranty: 2 year warranty

Features:

  • Throttle control is fixed speed
  • Operator presence
  • Zone control
  • Side discharge, mulch, rear bag 2.5 bushels
  • One lever adjusts all four wheels

Description of the John Deere Lawn Mower JS46

The side discharge on the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 is easy to install. Just flip up the cover on the side of the deck to install the deflector and distribute the grass on the lawn. Due to the low angle of the deflector, it will prevent projectiles from being flung any distance from the lawn mower.

Changing from one mode to another is easy, can be done in minutes and without tools. The rear bag grass catcher holds 2.5 bushels and attaches easily at the back of the self propelled lawn mower.

Adjusting the height of the cut is easily done by adjusting one lever to adjust all wheels . Choose from cut heights from 1.2 inches to 4.2 inches. If you plan on mulching, the longer the grass the better since it conceals cut grass until it degrades and returns the nutrients to the lawn. John Deere feels that a cut height of 3 to 4 inches is the best height for mulching.

The handle bar is wide for comfort. The zone control is easily depressed for starting and continuous running. The engine speed is fixed at a speed of 3350 rpm to ensure smooth operation and the best quality cut. The handle bar also has 3 height adjustments to match your comfort level. No tools are needed to adjust the height. Also the handle can be folded down for compact storage and also for transport in your vehicle or trailer.

The price of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 was $499 US at the time of this review.

Delivery: The John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 can be purchased at John Deere dealers through the US and customers can arrange for in store pickup or they can arrange for delivery. Delivery will be at an extra charge and customers may want to make alternate arrangements for delivery.

Safety & Operation

Operation of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 is pretty straight forward. Always start the engine using the zone control and never circumvent this control to prevent accidents. This is one of the most significant safety additions to lawn mowers to prevent unneeded accidents.

Read the manual before you operate the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 for the first time to become familiar with all of the controls and general operation. Check the oil each time you use the mower and top up if needed. Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cold and avoid starting the engine if fuel is spilled. Wait until it has evaporated before you start the engine to avoid the possibility of fire.

Once you are finished for the day, clean off the deck on the upper side as well as the lower side to remove any debris and grass clippings. A clean deck will ensure that your deck lasts for many years and does not corrode over time.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 consists of changing the oil at regular intervals, following the guidelines in the manual. Keep the deck clean at all times, and arrange to sharpen the blade at least once per year.

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John Deere Lawn Mower JS36

March 21st, 2010 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, John Deere, Rear Self Powered 30 Comments »

The John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 comes with a 190 cc Briggs and Stratton engine, the work horse of the small engine industry. The engine is equipped with zone start recoil rope starting system which is one of the many John deere lawn mower JS36safety features on this self propelled lawn mower. Operators must be standing behind the lawn mower with the zone lever depressed in order to start the engine. While the engine is running,  the zone lever is released the engine will automatically stop, protecting the operator from accidentally getting in the way of the cutting blades of the lawn mower.

The carburetor is designed to start without the need for priming or choking and a fresh start fuel cap can be filled with fuel stabilizer to ensure that the gasoline is always fresh for easier starting and smoother running. The engine is designed to meet all California Air Resources Board ( CARB) requirements.  The engine also uses a dependable splash lubrication system to protect all of the engines parts from wear.

The momentum drive system is another excellent feature of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36. The pivoting handle  controls how fast the self propelled lawn mower will go based on the angle of the handle. The speed varies from zero to 3.8 miles per hour. If you prefer a constant speed you can also lock in the speed with a a drive lock key, located on the MowMentum drive handle.

The 22 inch steel deck comes with a 3 in one blade allowing the operator to chose between mulching, side discharge or rear bagging.  The rear bag, the mulch cover and the side discharge deflector are all standard on the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36. The 22 inch deck is stamped from 14 gauge steel making it strong and reliable for many years.

John Deere Lawn Mower JS36 – Specifications:

190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement

7 pound foot of torque Briggs and Stratton Engine

4 cycle side valve

22 inch steel deck

3 in 1 discharge

8 inch by 2 inch front , 9 inch by 2 inch back wheels

Engine: 190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement,4 cycle side valve,Briggs and Stratton Engine

Propulsion: Variable speed , rear wheel drive

Warranty: 2 year warranty

Features:

Throttle control is fixed speed

Operator presence

Zone control

Side discharge, mulch, rear bag 2.5 bushels

One lever adjusts all four wheels

Description of the John Deere Lawn Mower JS36

The side discharge on the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 is esy to install. Just flip up the cover on the side of the deck to install the deflector and distribute the grass on the lawn. Due to the low angle of the deflector, it will prevent projectiles from being flung any distance from the lawn mower.

Changing from one mode to another is easy, can be done in minutes and without tools. The rear bag grass catcher  holds 2.5 bushels  and attaches easily at the back of the self propelled lawn mower.

Adjusting the height of the cut is easily done by adjusting one lever to adjust all wheels . Choose from  cut heights from 1.2 inches to 4.2 inches. If you plan on mulching, the longer the grass the better since it conceals cut grass until it degrades and returns the nutrients to the lawn.  John Deere feels that a cut height of 3 to 4 inches is the best height for mulching.

The handle bar is wide for comfort. The zone control is easily depressed for starting and continuous running. The engine speed is fixed at a speed of 3350 rpm to ensure smooth operation and the best quality cut. The handle bar also has 3 height adjustments to match your comfort level. No tools are needed to adjust the height. Also the handle can be folded down for compact storage and also for transport in your vehicle or trailer.

The price of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 was $399 US at the time of this review.

Delivery: The John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 can be purchased at John Deere dealers through the US and customers can arrange for in store pickup or they can arrange for delivery. Delivery will be at an extra charge and customers may want to make alternate arrangements for delivery.

Safety & Operation

Operation of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 is pretty straight forward. Always start the engine using the zone control and never circumvent this control to prevent accidents.  This is one of the most significant safety additions to lawn mowers  to prevent unneeded accidents.

Read the manual before you operate the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 for the first time to become familiar with all of the controls and general operation. Check the oil each time you use the mower and top up if needed. Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cold and avoid starting the engine if fuel is spilled. Wait until it has evaporated before you start the engine to avoid the possibility of fire.

Once you are finished for the day, clean off the deck on the upper side as well as the lower side to remove any debris and grass clippings. A clean deck will ensure that your deck lasts for many years and does not corrode over time.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 consists of changing the oil at regular intervals, following the guidelines in the manual. Keep the deck clean at all times, and arrange to sharpen the blade at least once per year.

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John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26

March 14th, 2010 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, Front Self Powered, John Deere 9 Comments »

The John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 is a medium priced self propelled lawn mower that will more than meet the needs of most consumers.  The combination of the famous Briggs and Stratton engine, the MowMentum JS 26 John Deere Lawn mowerdrive system and the 3 in 1 deck system provides all that most consumers will need to mow the average sized lawn and then some. Add durable wheels and individual wheel adjusters with conveniently located controls and handlebars that fold down and are easily adjusted.

The Briggs and Stratton engine is designed to prevent flooding for easier starts without the need for priming or adjusting the choke. Add stabilizer to the fuel cap so that it drips into the fuel tank to ensure fresh fuel at all times. A special zone start system requires that the operator is located behind the handlebars using the extended recoil rope to start the engine while holding down the operator presence control located on the handle bar. The engine is designed to meet the California air emission standards and it uses a splash lubrication system to lubricate the engines moving parts.

The momentum drive system on the John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 allows for speeds from 0 miles per hour up to 3.6 miles per hour.  The pivoting handle controls how fast the lawn mower moves by how much the handle is pivoted. Operators can also lock in the speed by activating the drive lock  located on the drive handle.

John Deere Lawn Mower JS26 – Specifications:

7.0 pound foot of torque

190 cc ( 11.6 cu inch) Briggs & Stratton engine

4 cycle, side valve engine

22 inch steel deck

3 point adjustment system for wheels

3 in 1 discharge

Engine: 190 cc ( 11.6 cu inch) Briggs & Stratton engine

Propulsion: Variable speed , front wheel drive

Warranty: 2 year limited warranty

Features:

Fixed speed throttle

Operator presence required to operate the lawn mower

Side discharge

Mulching deck

8 inch by 2 inch wheels

Variable speed front wheel drive

Description of the John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26

The John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 comes with a 22 inch steel deck and a 3 in one blade. Operators can choose between the side discharge, the rear  bagging system or mulching the grass to return the nutrients to the lawn.  A rear bag, mulch cover and side discharge deflector are all included with this self propelled lawn mower. The wheels are made of high impact plastic with rubber tread for increased traction and longer life.  These wheels also have bushings for increased maneuverability and long life. Front wheels are 8 inches in diameter and the rear wheels are 9 inches in diameter.

Each wheel can be individually adjusted. Cutting height can be adjusted from 1.2 inches to 4.2 inches with one lever for the rear wheels and individual levers for the front wheels. If you want the best mulching results , a cutting height of 3 to 4 inches is best to conceal clippings under the surface of the lawn and also not scalp the lawn.

The handle bars on the self propelled lawn mower can easily be folded down for storage in tight locations. A unique feature of this John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 is that the handles can be adjusted to match the height of the  operator and their preference.  There are 3 height adjustments provided and no tools are required to make these adjustments.

The engine speed is kept at a constant speed of 3350 rpm to provide the best quality cut. A wide handlebar enhances operator comfort with easy access to all controls. The zone control when depressed keeps the engine running and as soon as it is release the engine will stop immediately.  This is an excellent safety feature that prevents many unnecessary accidents .

Delivery: The John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 can be purchased online and at Lowes as well as local John Deere Dealers.  Customers can pick up and take their front wheel drive lawn mower at any of these dealers. They can also have the lawn mowers delivered , however there will be a charge for delivery and it is far more economical to pick up the lawn mower yourself even if you need to borrow the neighbors van or car with a large trunk.

Safety & Operation

The John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 comes with an excellent safety control that should never be circumvented. The zone control prevents the operator from leaving the engine running while they walk away from the lawn mower or go around to the front of the machine. May accidents are prevented by these types of devices and they are one of the best safety features added to todays modern lawn mowers.

Review all of the safety guidelines in the manual prior to starting the engine for the first time. Follow these guidelines at all times to avoid any possibility of accident. The John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 comes equipped with a side discharge for grass cuttings. Take care not to allow anyone to stand in front of the side discharge to avoid being hit with any projectiles picked up by the lawn mower blade.

Slow down around any objects and also around landscaping to avoid damaging the lawn mower or the landscaping you are cutting around.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 is typical of most lawn mowers. First of all, follow the guidelines in the manual. Prior to starting the lawn mower engine each time, always check the level of oil in the engine and top up if necessary.  Fill up the fuel tank while the engine is cool to avoid causing a fire from fuel spilling onto a hot engine. If you do spill fuel , allow it to evaporate prior to starting the engine again to avoid any possibility of fire.

Change the engine oil on a regular basis as per the manual. It should be changed at least annually for the standard lawn,  however if you use the lawn more often you may need to change the oil more often as well.

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John Deere JS25

January 20th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, John Deere, Rear Self Powered 2 Comments »

The John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower is just one of the steel deck lawn mowers offered by John Deere. In fact, as one would expect they have an entire line up of landscaping equipment for small lawns, large lawns and golf course type situations. They also have many products for farming applications, however that is not the subject of this review.

John Deere JS25 – Specifications

John Deere JS25 Walk Behind Lawn MowerThe Brigs and Stratton 6.75 Horse power engine is a 4 cycle , side valve engine that operates at a fixed speed. The deck is made of 21 inch steel, the discharge can be in one of 3 ways and the grass catcher bag is 2.5 bushels in size. This is power lawn mower with a variable speed transmission and the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower comes with a 2 year warranty. A single leaver adjusts the height of all wheels making height adjustment on the go very easy for the operator.

The Briggs and Stratton carburetor is specifically designed to prevent flooding without priming for easier starts. Fuel stabilizer can be added that drips into the fuel tank from the fuel tank cap to ensure easy starts. Zone start requires that the engine can only be started when the operator is standing behind the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower. The engine lubrication is of the splash variety which is pretty common in these types of engines.

The MowMentum transmission provides a continuously variable speed from zero to 3.6 miles per hour. A pivoting handles controls how fast the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower will travel based on the angle of the pivoting handle. There is also a locked in position to maintain a constant rate of speed.

Features

The John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower comes with a MowMentum drive system, which adjusts the speed of the mower to the speed of the operator, which is a really great feature if you are mowing a large lawn. Durable wheels are made of high impact plastic and controls are easy to operate and the handle bar is easy to adjust and can be folded down for transport or storage as needed.  Discharge bags can be attached on the side or on the rear depending on whether you are mulching or cutting grass.

Warranty

The John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower has a two year warranty. John Deere also offers a 30 day at home trial. If customers are not satisfied, they can return the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower and either get their money back or exchange the lawn mower for another machine.

Manuals

If you lose your manual, John Deere offers an online version which you can look up and download to your computer.

Price & Delivery

The price quoted on the web site is $429 US, which is the manufacturer’s suggested price. Of course dealers may sell the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower at higher or lower price depending on inventory and time of year. This price includes all taxes freight, setup and delivery. There are also two sister lawn mowers offered at slightly higher prices and additional features such as electric start.

Safety and Operation

As will all machines the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower should be operated in a safe manner and repairs and maintenance should also be completed following recommended safe conditions as stated in the manual.

When operating the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower, never allow someone to walk in front of the discharge chute to avoid sharp objects that are discharged from time to time hitting you. Even small stones can do a lot of damage if they are picked up and discharged by the lawn mower.

If you need to clear clogged grass or rope from the underside of the lawn mower, always shut the lawn mower off and disconnect the spark plug so there is no danger of an accident. These lawn mower blades are sharp and can do a great deal of damage in the flash of an eye, so take care to follow safe operating procedures.

Maintenance and repairs should be conducted in the same manner when working on the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower. Keep the steel deck clean and free of old grass to avoid premature deterioration of the steel deck. Sharpen the blades at least annually to ensure that the blades actually cut the grass and do not tear the grass leaving a jagged appearance.

The oil should be changed at least once per year, however depending on hours of use, you may need to change the oil more often. This is relatively easy to do and will add years of use to your John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower. Always check the oil level before starting the lawn mower every time.

Again if you need to change the oil or perform other repairs always shut the engine off and disconnect the spark plug to avoid any possibility of an accident.

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