John Deere D105 42 in. 17.5 HP Automatic Front-Engine Riding Mower-BG20699 - The Home Depot
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Model # BG20699

Internet # 204780321

Store SKU # 847378

D105 42 in. 17.5 HP Automatic Front-Engine Riding Mower

John Deere D105 42 in. 17.5 HP Automatic Front-Engine Riding Mower

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$1,499.00 / each


Model # BG20699

Internet # 204780321

Store SKU # 847378

The John Deere D105 riding lawn tractor offers a 42 in. deck and 17.5 HP engine. The automatic transmission with 3 position (F, N, R) lever and single pedal foot control allows you to set your own pace while mowing forward and reverse with speeds up to 5.5 mph. The 42 in. deck will give you a superior cut quality and is ready to side discharge, bag, or mulch.

  • Most orders process within 3 business days, product is shipped to your local John Deere dealer who will professionally inspect and deliver the unit to you within 7-14 business days, At delivery the customer will be taught by John Deere how to operate and maintain the mower
  • 17.5 HP John Deere branded engine for powerful performance
  • 42 in. deck offers a smooth underside to prevent grass buildup and the deep deck design lifts grass for a better cut, a wash port is included for your convenience cleaning the underside of the deck, the cut heights range from 1 in. to 4 in., in 1/4 in. increments
  • Full length welded steel frame and a cast iron front axle for added strength and long life
  • Hood is made of a UV-resistant John Deere Loy polymer that won’t fade, dent or rust, openings on side let in cooling air while keeping sound level low
  • Mid back seat easily adjusts while you are in the seat with travel of 5-1/2 in. and 10 different positions
  • Color coded operating controls, standard hour meter, cup holder and storage compartment are added for operator convenience and comfort
  • Several attachments available (sold separately) to help with projects around the yard: baggers, mulch plug, carts, aerators, spreaders, front blade and snow blowers
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Assembled Depth (in.) 
74.25 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
45.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
46 in 
Front wheel size (in.) 
Mower Deck Width 
Rear wheel size (in.) 
Size of Yard 
1 - 2 Acres 
Turning radius (in.) 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
Not CARB Compliant 
Commercial / Residential 
Cutting Width 
Drive type 
Rear-wheel Drive 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Horsepower (hp) 
Engine oil 
Lawn Mower Type 
Front Motor Riding 
Maximum cutting height (in.) 
Maximum forward speed (mph) 
Maximum reverse speed (mph) 
Minimum cutting height (in.) 
Mulching Capability 
Number of Blades 
Number of Cylinders 
Single Cylinder 
Number of deck wheels 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
Product Weight (lb.) 
415 lb 
Start Type 
Sloped with Obstacles 
Transmission Type 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
Two years or 120 hours whichever occurs first 


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 172 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Piece of equipment! With just over 5 hours on the machine, I have had zero issues with it. I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this mower. I see a lot of people bashing this thing. But one thing that no body seems to consider is that out of the thousands of these machines sold there is bound to be a bad apple in the bunch every now and then. My only complaints on the machine is that the hood hinges are very weak, after a small bump against a fence the hinges snapped. My second complaint is that it should come from the factory with adjustable drag links to adjust the front wheel steering angle. May 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't buy this piece of junk! I have had this mower for 1 year now, at 21 hours the engine blew took a act of congress to get them to honor the warranty. At 50 hours the entire linkage for the transmission broke. Worst cutting mower you could own, unless your yard is perfectly level it will cut uneven now matter how you try to adjust the deck. Save a headache and buy something else. It's priced cheap for a reason. April 30, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by needs front protection for mower. hood very fragile. to many safety features. very difficult to back up when mowing and blade is engaged. choose a differnt model. would rfeccomendhigher end items instead of lower price items May 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by D105 lawn tractor Worst lawn tractor I've owned. It lasted 10.6 hours before the engine failed. It was only used for half of a mowing season before it failed. The authorized service dealer is over 1.5 hrs away. I have no way to haul it there. What an inconvenience. Looks like I got a lemon and am having to pay for it. March 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Mower For a lower priced John Deere, I think this unit is really good, for the price mind you......some people think because its a Deere and all it should run without a flaw and must say , working in a manufacturing plant, things happen and mass production is not flawless, but we try to make it that way. never had any trouble with any Deere product that the company does not stand behind it and make it right. this mower is no exception, it runs good and power to size is perfect . ride is good and mows great. would recommend to anyone with an average size yard. July 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Troubles Bought the D105 around the end of June 2014 and the biggest problem is mower scalps no matter how you adjust the wheels, It would mow just fine if your yard was flat, but WV is anything but flat. The next big thing is the transmission went out last week (Aug 15) it would not go forward or reverse and it's only 2 months old. Kind of wondering what's next? August 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good mower but not a lot of power I've had this mower for several months now and have about an acre of grass to cut. Though it cuts well, it doesn't have a lot of power. JD has however upgraded this entry level model over what it used to be. The automatic transmission is a real plus. The addition of spindles that have grease fittings is also an improvement--with the fittings accessible without having to take the spindle covers off. Not bad for the money--but realize it is not of the D160 caliber, or the higher level JD's. June 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very good mower love it!!!!!! I mow for about 12 people. when I got the mower everyone said it cut better the any mower thay had seen used on there yards and were very happy. I was happy to becouse it is very good on gas with the prices up it is fast. I have a d105 and hope to get a bigger one next summmer if the small one is this good a bigger one should be great. June 29, 2014
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Certified Professional Delivery (By Appointment): The item will be shipped to a certified professional who will complete assembly (if required), and perform a complete inspection. The certified professional will contact you to arrange final delivery once your item is ready. At delivery, the customer will be taught by a certified professional on site how to operate and maintain the product. Delivery appointments are required. Please note the tracking information provided with the shipping confirmation will reflect the delivery to a local certified professional’s terminal.

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