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JS36 22 in. Rear Wheel Drive Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Gas Mower-DISCONTINUED

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The rear wheel drive JS36 features a 190-cc engine manufactured to John Deere's quality standards for reliable performance. John Deere steel-deck walk-behind mowers are ideally suited for homeowners who desire a high-quality yet economical mower that has the capability to side discharge, mulch, or bag.

  • Easily convert to mulch, bag or side discharge clippings with included attachments
  • Easy single-lever 9-position height adjustment
  • Rear wheel drive provides consistent performance
  • Easy-to-use rear bagging system

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How hard is assembly?

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Crabby bill
Orland park il
May 27, 2013
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August 25, 2013
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Essentially it comes assembled for all but one or two minor steps. Can be completed in less than 10 minutes.
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Houston, TX, USA
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July 2, 2013
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it literally took me 10 minutes from opening the box to cutting the grass. Super simple.
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Exeter, RI
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June 25, 2013
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It is simple to assemble. All you have to do is flip up the handle and tighten. That is all. It comes with the oil in a plastic bag. Pour that in, add gas and you are ready to go. One pull and it starts up easily. My mower smoked for a few seconds but went away quickly...probably because everything is new.
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Cleveland, TN, USA
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June 18, 2013
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Very easy and Instructions included. Minimal assembly.
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Clarkston, MI 48348, USA
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June 14, 2013
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10 minutes tops.
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Conroe, TX, USA
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June 11, 2013
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Goes together easily, more intuitively than by reading the instructions.
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Jacksonville, FL, USA
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June 8, 2013
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Assembly is very easy. remove it from the box. It comes with a assembly sheet that is really easy to follow. After you remove it from the box, move the handle (that is already attached to the mower) backwards to the position you want. It has three height positions. I am 6'1" tall and I put it on the highest position and the handle was just right. It comes with a container of oil that you put in the Read More
Assembly is very easy. remove it from the box. It comes with a assembly sheet that is really easy to follow. After you remove it from the box, move the handle (that is already attached to the mower) backwards to the position you want. It has three height positions. I am 6'1" tall and I put it on the highest position and the handle was just right. It comes with a container of oil that you put in the mower. This is easy as the fill cap is on the top of the mower (no tools required). Put gas in it and you are ready to mow in the mulch mode. If you wish to bag the cut grass, you lift up on the bag attachment flap and slide the bag into position (no tools needed) and you are ready to bag. If you want to shoot the grass out of the side, you lift the side flap and insert the side discharge attachment (no tools needed) and you are again ready to go. I am sure you will be happy with this mower. I usually am pretty good about finding faults in products and I could not find any with this mower. Read Less
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Minnesota, USA
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June 7, 2013
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PIECE OF CAKE
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Hobart, IN, USA
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May 29, 2013
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Very easy. I cut the side of the box. Wheeled it out, straightened the arms, added the oil included, inserted the fuel saver in the gas cap, added gas and started cutting. From cutting the box to cutting the grass(if I didn't read the manual) 15 minutes tops.
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Massillon, OH
May 28, 2013
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Hi Bill, the mower is already assembled. All you have to do is loosen a few bolts, unfold the handle/bars and retighten. Route the cables through the snap in clamp, install oil and gas and start'er up!
20 mins tops and that is spending 10 mins cutting and rolling it out of the box. : )
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Does the top metal bar is engaged control the propelltion and blades? If so, when you disengage the metal bar does it cut the engine off?

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Chicago
April 30, 2013
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August 25, 2013
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If the motor is running the blade is spinning. It does not matter if the propelltion is engaged. Motor on, blade spinning.
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Houston, TX, USA
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July 2, 2013
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Simple answer yes it does.
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Exeter, RI
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June 25, 2013
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Yes, when you release the bar the engine stops.
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Cleveland, TN, USA
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June 18, 2013
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Yes, this is a safety feature.
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Conroe, TX, USA
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June 11, 2013
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There are two bars. The handle and the smaller diameter on off bar. Let go of the smaller bar and the engine stops. The main handle also serves as the drive engage mechanism. You have to push the main bar forward and keep it there or the drive will not engage. It is very tiring to push it forward for any length of time.
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Jacksonville, FL, USA
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June 8, 2013
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The top metal bar that must be pulled down must be pulled down to start the mower. It does not disengage the blade
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Minnesota, USA
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June 7, 2013
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YES
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Hobart, IN, USA
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May 29, 2013
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The bar does control the engine cut off. I know the toro does have a feature that the engine doesn't quit, but the blades stop. This mower does not have that option, but it is a safety issue that I believe all mowers have now, just like riding mowers with the seat sensor. You stand up and the mower shuts down. I would not let that differ you from this mower. Best one I have ever owned.
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Massillon, OH
May 5, 2013
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There are 2 handles: the thicker black plastic bar (MowMentum Drive Handle) and the thin metal bar (Operator Presence Control). The metal bar or Operator Presence Control does not control the self-propel action of the mower.
In order to start the mower and to keep it running, the Operator Presence Control must be pulled back and held to the MowMentum Drive Handle. Both the blade and the engine will stop Read More
There are 2 handles: the thicker black plastic bar (MowMentum Drive Handle) and the thin metal bar (Operator Presence Control). The metal bar or Operator Presence Control does not control the self-propel action of the mower.
In order to start the mower and to keep it running, the Operator Presence Control must be pulled back and held to the MowMentum Drive Handle. Both the blade and the engine will stop once the Operator Presence Control handle is released (and since the motor isn't running the mower will not move forward).
The self-propel action is controlled by the Neutral Lock handle and the MowMentum Drive Handle. Push the Neutral Lock handle forward to lock, pull back and hold the Operator Presence Control, pull start the mower. Unlock (pull backward) the Neutral Lock handle which then allows the MowMentum Handle to move. Tilt it up or forward to engage the self propel action while also holding the Operator Presence Control. Pulling or tilting the MowMentum handle backwards will slow or stop the self propel action. You can adjust the self-propel speed by how much you tilt the MowMentum Handle forward. Read Less
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Roxbury Township, NJ, USA
May 1, 2013
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Engaged bar required to start the engine/cutting blade. Dis-engaged bar shuts mower down.
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how many speeds, variable speed?

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germanshepherd
USA
April 21, 2013
does this have variable speed or separate speeds and if so how many speeds.
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Houston, TX, USA
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July 2, 2013
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The variable speed comes in how you control the throttle, and how hard you push the bar forward when cutting the grass. If you want the extra exercise and to just push it, you do not have to do any extra steps just push. Very easy to use.
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Exeter, RI
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It is variable speed. As you push the handle forward, it goes gradually faster.
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Jacksonville, FL, USA
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variable and this is controlled by how hard you push the handle forward. It is not real sensitive and is very easy to use. You will be happy with this feature
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VARIABLE SPEED
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Hobart, IN, USA
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May 29, 2013
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It moves with your pace. It will go as slow as you want or as fast as you want. Very good control.
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May 21, 2013
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This mower moves at your pace, you do not set a speed, similar to the toro personal pace which I have owned. The Deere is better in my opinion.
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LoJo
Massillon, OH
May 5, 2013
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Since your question is not clear, I will answer as follows for the JS36:
1. The motor has one speed. There is no adjusting the speed of the motor.
2. The self-propel speed is adjustable. When the mower is running and the Neutral Lock handle is in the unlock position, tilting the wide, black handle (Mowmentum Drive Handle) forward or up will engage the self propel action. You can adjust how fast you move
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Since your question is not clear, I will answer as follows for the JS36:
1. The motor has one speed. There is no adjusting the speed of the motor.
2. The self-propel speed is adjustable. When the mower is running and the Neutral Lock handle is in the unlock position, tilting the wide, black handle (Mowmentum Drive Handle) forward or up will engage the self propel action. You can adjust how fast you move forward by how much you tilt the handle. However, this mower will not exceed any speed limits or break any records. It will mow grass like crazy!
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Roxbury Township, NJ, USA
May 1, 2013
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Variable speed
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April 23, 2013
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Thanks for your inquiry. The MowMentum drive system features infinitely adjustable speeds from 0 mph to 3.6 mph.
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Can I get this model with an electric start?

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Mike
Cincinnati
May 12, 2013
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To be honest I do not know, however, I have noticed that it is a one pull starter every time. Obviously I do not know your situation, but if you are able to pull the rope once don't hesitate to get it. You do not have to prime it, set a choke, anything other than hold the handle down and pull the rope; it really surprised me, I hate pulling starters, but this mower makes it easy as doing it once.
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San Antonio, TX, USA
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There is a slightly higher priced Jonh Deere walk behind mower with an electric start.
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Conroe, TX, USA
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No That said, mine starts with one pull. I'm 67 and in average shape for my age.
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NOT YET
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Hobart, IN, USA
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I don't believe you can, but don't hold me to it. It really does not need it(save your money). This Mower starts on the first pull every time.
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Massillon, OH
May 18, 2013
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No, this model does not have an electric start option.
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Thanks for contacting the website and your interest in John Deere products. The JS36 walk-behind does not come with the electric start feature.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 85 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by What's all the fuss about? Returned it after second mowing. I bought this model based on all the glowing recommendations. I was very disappointed from the minute I started mowing. It took at least four pulls every time to start. It is lousy - and I mean lousy - on mulching. My 15 year old Craftsman with a dull blade does a better job. It is also very slow pace - I kept wanting it to speed up but it was going it's max. I didn't really like the speed control handle but it wasn't hard to get used to. I also didn't like the fact that it only holds a 1/2 gallon of gas. Overall, I'd call it mediocre at best. June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Lawnmower I have ever owned! First pull start every time. The rear wheel drive is a great feature. Have not mulched with it, bag clippings. It just seems the bag never fills. I love this lawnmower and feel proud pushing a John Deere on my block. I would tell anyone to buy this mower. I did get it on sale, but would of gladly paid full price after using it. My girlfriend asked me if I loved it more than her, haha. The picture speaks for itself. May 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A very solid mower at this price point This is a very good self-propelled mower. The only complaint is that you have to push up on the handle to make it move foward. Not the most comfortable motion, but you do get used to it after awhile. Very reliable and easy starting system. July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good mower Purchased this mower to cut approx. 1/4 acre of thick grass. Have used it twice and I am well pleased with the power the self propelled system and the ease of starting. Was disappointed in the quality control of John Deere though. After unpacking the mower I had to wipe it off before using it due to oil that was covering the deck, nothing had leaked in the box so it must have came from the factory like that. The brackets holding the two front wheels were also bent, had to remove the wheels and straighten them before use. But after adding oil and gas it started on the first pull. Single lever wheel adjustment is a nice feature. July 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Not bad for the money After six uses I feel pretty good about this purchase. The mower starts with one pull and cuts cleanly. The propulsion system is strong up hills, even with a bag full of wet grass. I really love the one lever to lower and raise the blade height. The only drawback to this mower is the clumsy throttle. Several manufactures have made the mistake of thinking a throttle lever is too complicated so to solve for that, they make one that is even more complicated. This would be fine for large open spaces with few hills, but if you have tight spaces and uneven terrain you might opt for a more traditional throttle that allows you to control the mower more easily. Not a deal breaker, just clumsy. July 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very good value product Very happy with my John Deere rear wheel drive self propelled mower. It starts every time on the first pull and is easy to move across the lawn with the oversize rear wheels. It does a good job on the hill in my front yard. The drive works well and does not labor like some other brands that I used in the past. The drive handle takes a little time to get used to, as it rotates forward in order to engage the drive. Very good power from the B&S engine, which gives it a lot of pep. I would definitely recommend this mower as a first time Deere owner! Not going back to that other brand. July 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Whew I received the mower today. It is going back tomorrow. The power engage feature is my only complaint. You have to push the handle forward and keep it pushed forward for the mower to self propel. I found it more strenuous than pushing the mower. The grass that I was cutting was almost two feet high like prairie grass growing on the side of the road. It had rained earlier in the day so the grass was still wet. This mower cut through the grass with little need to do much more than slow down now and then. I was using the side discharge versus bagging or mulching. I was pushing it, so slowing down was not a problem. The mower is attractive looking and starts with one pull. It appears well built, but I have not had it long enough to determine if it is or not. June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Walk Behind Self Propelled Mower on the market. I really love how well this mow operate. It has plenty of power. I love the speed control on the handle. It is on going between bushes, and off when I pull it back. I feel like I am walking on a thread mill. It goes as fast as I like. I really like the one level adjustment for all wheel too. Everything is well built, and heavy duty. Home Depot was very helpful with my order. It arrived as they said it would. The mower does come with some oil already in it, but it come with a seal container to put in once it is out of the box. There was some oil on the mower itself, due to UPS not reading this side up. Anyway that clean up okay, and looks and run beautifully. It cut and does a great job. It was easy to put together out of the box. It is made in the good USA. I am proud to own this product. July 16, 2013
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