Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 234
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TN22 Great little mower
Worked as design right from the start. I added a rear bagger (which I also recommend) and together they make mowing a large lawn easy.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by csmith Wonderful!
We love our new mower! Our lawn is steeply sloped and is quite large. This new mower cuts our mowing time in half! It is a nice smooth ride and does a very nice job. I would definitely recommend this product!
April 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gardener Nice mower
Mower wouldn't start after using the first time. Took it right in to my local home depot they returned it, and gave me a brand new one. I fully expect many years of service from this machine.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by daf62757 First John Deere, hopefully my last
I had a Sears LT1000 that I bought in 2001. While it was an OK machine, the blade shaft sheared off where the bolt met the blade and rather than spend more money on it, I decided to replace it. I was torn on buying the D140 or a smaller JD. The cost was the main factor but I had a friend who highly recommended any mower with the V twin Briggs and Straton engine. To make a longer story short, I bought the D140 and have already spent over an hour cutting my yard a couple of times.
My first problem was the cutting deck wheels were not lowered so the first cut was very low. The front yard was originally sod and a different grass seed but the backyard is a combination and much thicker. Plus my two large dogs have spent the winter fertilizing then yard as well as any professional fertilizer service could ever dream of doing.
My impressions? The mower is very, very smooth running. Lots of power but the accelerator pedal is something I am not crazy about. My old Craftsman had a hand lever to go forward and backwards on and I really like that feature. Using a pedal to control you forward motion takes some getting used to. Also, I have a bad knee and there is a little stress on my leg as the machine vibrates and I have to keep constant pressure on the pedal to go forward.
To go in reverse is also something I wasn't prepared for. I am sure the Lawn and Garden manager told me how it worked, but when I got it home I turned it on and tried for several minutes before I had to turn it off and go find the instructions. Turns out there is a little pedal coming out of the main body right by your foot that has to be depressed for the mower to move backwards. To mow in reverse there is also a small yellow button that you have to hold down on in addition to the floor button. I suspect the government will call for more buttons to completely make the process as aggravating as possible.
The mower does cut very well and has a very clean and even cut. My chief complaint is that the mower doesn't mulch the grass and I wound up using the mower to blow the grass in rows till it was against my fence. Once the grass dies I suspect the yard will look bad so I am planning on buying a bagger system and starting a compost pile to turn the clippings into dirt again.
Its hard to give a complete review after just a short time so please take my review with a grain of salt. I am not an expert but this is my third riding mower. My first was a Honda back in early 90's and then my Craftsman in 2001. I am hoping this will be the last one I ever buy.
Its too early to recommend this to any one but I am going to check the recommend button below because I would buy it again in a heart beat. I did get a 10% veterans discount so that knocked $200 off the price which was a great help,.
I appreciate that Home Depot honors veterans with this discount and I plan to go back to local store many times and take advantage of their great customer service and product knowledge. They have these old handymen who know what they are talking about and they will sell you a $20 part to fix a problem rather than a $200 appliance that you don't need. That is a good thing and people need to trust these old guys who are experts at fixing "stuff".
March 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Redman Received excellent help from Patrick the Mgr at the Home Depot store in Mokena, IL.
John Deere tractor D140 works great, has a 22 HP motor and 44 inch cutting deck.
May 8, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by imadummy1 this is a light duty mower
if you have Bahia grass in your lawn this mower is not for you. it will not handle Bahia very well at all. this is an average mower. spend a little more. wish I had! I have tried blades from home depot and from two local equipment shops. they did not make a difference.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PandP Wonderful mower!!
We got this new John Deere mower to replace a slightly smaller but much lighter duty mower- WOW! what a difference!!! This mower powers on through tall and thick grass without bogging down, turn sooo sharp I don't regret not getting a ZTR mower at all. Good smooth ride, comfortable seat which is important if you have to spend a couple hours at a time on it, nice cut. And cruise control, wasn't sure if I'd even use it but now I'm spoiled!! We haven't had it long, but so far it's love at first sight:) This mower has cut our time spent mowing by30% and gets significantly better gas mileage. Go, John Deere!
April 20, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by popcorn Now I am wondering
I orriginally posted this review by accident on the Califonia Model.Since that post the tractor squeeks and got a flat tire.I called the J.D. Dealer that delivered it for Home Depot.They told me the tire was not undewr warranty and I had to bring it in for the squeaks.Maybe I should have bought from a servicing establishment.I may just return it I have 4 hours on the tractor.
Here is my orriginal review.
This is my 5th tractor in the last 20ish years.I had a Toro,2 craftsman a Cub Cadet and finally a Deere.It is amazing the speed of the deck.The clippings are finely chopped I have the bagger attachment.It cuts very evenly and hardly makes a dent on the lawn with the wheels like my previous tractors did.The Cub was an improvement over the others and the John Deere is a vast improvement over the Cub.Other reviews talk about chute clogging but this is no differnt than any of the others if you pick up the grass.Common sense prevails,don't plan on cutting 6" of wet grass real fast and not have a clog.I will say that the chute does not fit very well to the deck and grass clippings land on the top of the deck.It is installed correctly.
July 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Angel What a great machine.
Love the mower. 48 inch gives you a huge cut. Very easy to operate. Don't need the bagger it evenly spreads grass right back into yard. I use the highest setting. Still a little short for me but I can live with it.
July 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bobby Just OK, not excellent
This is the 4th summer of using this mower. It does about 3 acres in 4 hours on one tank. Not too sure about reliability. Belt broke in year 2. Worried about reliability of engine, transmission, and electric clutch. Quite a bit of vibration and noisy (have to wear ear plugs). Starts easily. Uneven cut. Plenty of power to cut tall grass (2-3 feet) and weeds. I think this is their low end series with parts that are surely outsourced at this price. Too bad the differential can't be locked; wheels slip easily on the slightest incline. Keep an eye on the rpm. A previous "assembled by John Deere" tractor of ours lost the (internal!) governor, immediately went into redline territory and blew a valve. Took forever to get fixed, and why the heck was the governor internal and require total dis-assembly of the engine? Oh well, it's probably better than the other no-name mowers in this price range.
September 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Flipper Not Recommended
Junk!! Motor went just after warranty was up. John Deere blamed gas even though my other riding mower (not JD) has been using same gas for 10 years and never had problem
March 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Dont Waste your Money!
After 120 Hrs of use, all spindles and pulleys had to be replaced. Just out of warranty, John Deere covered HALF of the $350.00 cost for replacement,
This year, at 150 Hrs, the spindles are making noise again. This machine is John Deeres answer to competing in the low cost lawn tractor market.
Do yourself a favor, buy a CUB CADET. Hundreds less $$, family owned manufacturer, more features, and much more dependable.
June 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 123AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA It is a GOOD one. . .BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My Son (who knows a lot more than I do about riding mowers) said I got a 'smoking deal' on this one. His daughter (16) mowed the 2 acres across the street and it did a super job! Easy for her to use and never missed a lick. . .I have had a few riding mowers over time and this one is one of the best. The price is right and the machine is good. . .couldn't ask for more!!!!!!!!
June 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StevenInDuvall Nice mower, some comments
What used to take half a day and a lot of effort (bear grass, uneven ground) was done in an hour! And it was wet/tall.
The knob to enable the blades seems a little fragile to me. We'll see.
The pedal for reverse is is kind of hard to actuate.
April 30, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mowing Transmission not built to last
I bought the LA140. It appears to be the same mower as the D140. After 160 hours of use, the transmission has to be replaced at a cost of $1100. The transmission on all these John Deere mowers with hydrostatic drive is not designed to last. I won't buy another one in the future.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mountainoak good mower
It is the best mower I have used, but I would still have some changes. Not sure why in this day and age that riding mowers still make so much noise. I could care less for myself, as I have enough damage from heavy equipment, but a better muffler would be a good idea and would not take up much space. I also think the seat should be lowered, as I have hills and tend to slide out of the seat.
I am glad for the bigger motor, and the wider mowing deck is easier to edge with. This model does not have the front bumper, and may make my own, would also like to add 12v power port for tools, chargers, maybe even gps?
September 20, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toby Nice Mower!!
I have used this mower 4 or 5 times. The mowing in reverse button takes a few times to get used to, but don't let that steer you away. It's really not that big of a deal. Plenty of power and able to handle a rougher and uneven lawn like mine. I also bought the bumper for the front, which I recommend, to keep me from damaging the front end. Tony @ the Home Depot was awesome in helping me to choose the right one for my needs.
April 28, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doctor engine smokes
Cranks easily, but has initial smoke each time it is started. Hope rings will wear-in soon. Runs well with some vibration from mower. Have used one time, but seems to be very fuel efficient for a twin. Was already assembled when received. Not set up for my lawn as promised. All grease joints were not greased. Most features of mower were address only with my direct questions; so be ready. Reasonable fast with good handling. Cutting time was reduce from 1hr to 40 min ( old mower 42" 14.4hp 20 year old Poulan) while varying engine rpm since mower was new. Turning radius is better than Poulan. I would prefer the mower to have heavier transmission and have a higher top speed.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RCF2 Great Mower
The mower is awesome. It is much quieter, more powerful and smoother than my last mower. Steering is great as is the turning radius. Mower cuts evenly and the 48 inch deck has cut down on my mowing time. Not a real fan of the safety feature for reverse when you want to back up when the mower is engaged. But other than that, this is a great mower if you are cutting 1 - 2 acres.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mickey Easy to use but little annoyances
Mower is easy to operate: turns sharply and back up safety feature is easier to use than most mowers I've tried (I've owned four different brands). Decent power gets me through the tallest and tougest grass without bogging down. The depth selector is vulnerable to trees, brush, etc. catching it and moving it to the lowest position - happened twice resulting in my cutting way to low until I realized it happened. Every mower I've owned leaves a 6 inch row of semi-uncut grass in its path that needs to be mowed again and this one is no exception. Not sure what causes that. The mower comes with blades that are a compromise between mulching and bagging but does neither one very well. Reading the manual, it's clear that if you want to do one or the other well, you'll need to buy a new set of blades made for that purpose. As delivered, this mower had a broken hood hinge that I have not been able to get replaced. This hinge is made of plastic and is part of an entire assembly that costs over $200. Read more about my difficulties getting this fixed in the customer service section.
June 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by misspig Belt broke after 3 or 4 times using it
The belt broke after 2 months of owning it. It was a sunday and we could not contact the repair company about it. We were able to get a new belt and the Home Depot, but they did not tell us after expelling to them that we only had it for 2 months that the belt was under warranty, so we paid for the belt. We bought John Deere because we thought they were better then the other ones we have owned. Not to sure about that now.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hawk needed a rider
great value and I am very happy with it. 19 horse was too small and did not want to pay the price for a 25 horse as it exceeded my needs.
November 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TripleA Does great for what I use it for
I am very pleased with how well it cleans up our yard. I mowed some thick areas of tall grass and leaves, and it left no leaves behind and no blades of grass standing. It mulches very nicely too. The only criticism I have is that I have a steep hill in the yard (about 50% grade - 30 degrees to the horizontal), and it struggles to get up that hill (my old lawnmower was manual and crawled up that hill more easily). Overall, I am extremely pleased with it.
February 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John Pretty Happy
Bought this model recently and have used it three times. Wish the fuel tank was larger and ride was smoother. We have 2 acres with lots of uneven land and the jarring ride is tough on the body. Otherwise, cuts well and getting the free cart as part of the online special made it a good purchase.
July 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WmRT Watch out
The mower seems to work fine, although the traction is not what I hoped. At ten hours of use, the dip stick vibrated out, unknown to me the oil sprayed underneath the hood, and the motor burned out. It cost me nearly $1,200 to get a new motor and John Deere refused to treat the problem as a warranty issue.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clint Have really enjoyed my new mower
Love my new mower. Cuts great, turns much sharper than my old mower. Very pleased with the service I received at Home Depot
March 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EyesofTexas My retirement lawn mower.
I always was interested in a John Deere lawn mower. My neighbor told me he has not had a problem with the one he bought 20 years ago. So I decided to make the purchase to use in my retirement years. I do not want anything that will be expensive to keep up when I am on a fixed income.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chip Great Mower, could not be happier with it!
Deliverd when expected. Fast, powerful, well built. Nothing runs like a Deere. Amazing price, bought nearly the same mower 8 years ago for $1600 more.
June 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dr944turbo Good Purchase
Excellent product at a fair price. This mower has saved me 1.5+ hours of cutting time, compared to my previous Honda rider.
June 8, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Diane Want run !!!!!!!!
I got my first John Deere yesterday new-- bad pulley took back and got another today it want crank the store said he would pick it up and fix it so i dont know what all the green and yellow good is i never got to find out .John Deere 140 i hope u can do better than this for a new first time owner . Bad fuil pump he thinks we will see .
September 24, 2012