Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 73
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mikew Quality machine.
This is a quality machine, I do not have a large lawn, but was getting tired of cutting it by hand.
I have been impressed with how easy the John Deere D120 is to use.
Very easy to operate.
Makes cutting the lawn fun.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jluc This machine is what I needed.
Cuts great, turning radius is great, engine vibration is minimal and clean up is easy. Down side is the little yellow button to allow you to cut backing up? Trying to hold button down and control the wheel is distracting. Engaging blades initially is rough but smoothes out. Purchased on line, details of delivery were not clear, surprised when local John Deere (6 miles away) called to inform me that my mower would be delivered. The concept of the "Break-in Oil" brought back memories when cars were sold that way 50 & 60's and I think the 70's also had break-in oil. Right now I am on 6hrs of use and after the next cut I will be changing the oil. The delivery person needs to provide better instruction then riding off the truck, indicating the latch behind the mower that disengages the ?? so you can push it without turning on the engine. After 1 month a follow-up from a John Deere or Home Depot representative to see how the customer is doing, any problems, etc..
August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeereMan Cuts Great & Easy To Use!
I have had this mower for about 4 weeks and have mowed with it 4 times. It runs great as I imagined it would, and the quality of the cutting it does is second to none. I have used many riding lawnmowers in my day, and can say with confidence that you will not be disappointed.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LBJ55 Nothing runs like a Deere!
I have now had my Deere for two years, and in two years time I have had NO problems at all, and I mean at all. Some of my neighbors have gotten other riding mowers (newer than mine), they have already had problems. Mine starts the first time every time, cuts right (nice and even), hauls just fine and is very easy to operate. I might be a bit biased in my assessment, ok so be it. But all I know is this, that after two years my Deere is still running problem free. Now don't kid yourself I put this Tractor through it's paces, and it goes through it all. So YES I would recommend a John Deere to anybody with NO regret.
May 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bigb Do not buy this mower
Do not buy this mower. I have had it less then 3 years and I have had to rebuild the engine twice. It isn't a John Deere engine. It's a Briggs and Straton engine. I owned a Murray before this and never had any trouble. Owned it for 14 years. My son has it now and it's still running. The dealer told me this is a throw away world. They don't make things like they used to. The mower itself is easy to use. I would try and buy one with a different motor besides Briggs. Maybe a kohler.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KJ82 First impressions
After my girlfriend wanted to buy a riding lawn mower for her 3/4 acre hilly lawn, I suggested this mower to her. Comparing it to my (other than JD) mower that I bought from a client, I have these observations:
Pros: Smooth ride; much quieter; tighter turn radius; clean level cut; foot pedals for forward/reverse
Cons: Seat cutoff switch is too sensitive if you have to adjust your sitting position to avoid low limbs or lean too much on a side slope; using the catcher it is difficult to determine if the bags are full (requiring you to look behind you and seat cut-off may engage)
Overall, I believe this mower to be far superior to my mower which was comparably priced. Oh, and one more con, now I want to replace mine with one like hers.
April 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carl Great mower and very good light garden tractor.
We've used the tractor 5 or 6 times so far and are well pleased. The mower gives a nice even cut and our lawn is far from level. It turns tight enough to get around most obstacles and leaves very little for trimming, less than an inch from walls. A free 7 cubic foot poly dump cart came with it and it is great for yard work. Rep who delivered the mower installed the mulch cover and gave me a tutorial, answered all my questions. I wish there was an emergency disengage for the PTO but don't know of any tractor that does, certainly not in this price range. Of course, everything stops if you leave the seat.
May 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by teamperch Model 120 is a good alternative
I'm glad that they offer this model, the 4 Gallon tank and cruise control make it easier to use than the next model down. The mowing deck breathes well and doesn't appear to have any grass snags. The decks water attachment seems to work well. I'm disappointed that the deck cover for composting is an additional charge; I would use this a lot during mid season, dry conditions. The backup pedal is tricky. Overall quaity looks very good, and the "dealer" delivery was a nice touch; no setup or adjustments needed. they even filled the tank and gave me a once over on all the controls. Very professional !
September 20, 2011