Model # BG20986

Internet #300187012

Store SKU #1000024717

John Deere D125 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower
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John Deere

D125 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower

  • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for stronger performance
  • 42 in. edge cutting system provides superior cut
  • Standard cruise control is ideal for mowing large areas
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Product Overview

  • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for stronger performance
  • 42 in. edge cutting system provides superior cut
  • Standard cruise control is ideal for mowing large areas
The John Deere D125 Riding Mower is the premium 42 in. deck model of the D100 series line up. Step up to the D125 and experience a 20 HP V-twin engine that offers more power and smoother operation. The hydrostatic transmission provides quick, reliable starts, while the 2-pedal foot control enables easy maneuverability, forward and reverse. Additional features include a comfortable high-back seat and cruise control to easily maintain a constant mowing speed over large areas. The 42 in. mower deck provides superior cut quality, is ready to side-discharge and can also be easily equipped to bag or mulch.
  • White glove delivery within 7-14 days by a local John Deere dealer; at delivery you will be taught how to operate and maintain the mower
  • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for powerful performance and smooth operation
  • 42 in. edge cutting system with deep deck design to lift grass for superior cut and smooth underside to prevent grass buildup
  • Cut height selections range from 1 in. to 4 in. in 1/4 in. increments
  • Wash port included for convenience to clean the underside of the deck
  • Cruise control option maintains tractor speed for mowing larger areas
  • Fade-resistant hood is made of a tough composite material that won’t dent or rust; openings on side let in cooling air while keeping sound level low
  • Comfortable high-back seat easily adjusts while you are in the seat with travel of 5-1/2 in. and 10 different positions
  • Baggers, carts, aerators, spreaders, front blade, mulch plug and snow blowers are sold separately to help with projects around the yard
  • Inspected, tested and supported for hassle-free ownership - your local John Deere dealer will complete a thorough 10-point pre-delivery inspection on all new John Deere tractors and zero-turn mowers prior to sale
  • Free White Glove Service available on this riding mower
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for stronger performance
  • 42 in. edge cutting system provides superior cut
  • Standard cruise control is ideal for mowing large areas
Model #: BG20986
Sku #: 1000024717
Internet #: 300187012

The John Deere D125 Riding Mower is the premium 42 in. deck model of the D100 series line up. Step up to the D125 and experience a 20 HP V-twin engine that offers more power and smoother operation. The hydrostatic transmission provides quick, reliable starts, while the 2-pedal foot control enables easy maneuverability, forward and reverse. Additional features include a comfortable high-back seat and cruise control to easily maintain a constant mowing speed over large areas. The 42 in. mower deck provides superior cut quality, is ready to side-discharge and can also be easily equipped to bag or mulch.

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  • White glove delivery within 7-14 days by a local John Deere dealer; at delivery you will be taught how to operate and maintain the mower
  • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for powerful performance and smooth operation
  • 42 in. edge cutting system with deep deck design to lift grass for superior cut and smooth underside to prevent grass buildup
  • Cut height selections range from 1 in. to 4 in. in 1/4 in. increments
  • Wash port included for convenience to clean the underside of the deck
  • Cruise control option maintains tractor speed for mowing larger areas
  • Fade-resistant hood is made of a tough composite material that won’t dent or rust; openings on side let in cooling air while keeping sound level low
  • Comfortable high-back seat easily adjusts while you are in the seat with travel of 5-1/2 in. and 10 different positions
  • Baggers, carts, aerators, spreaders, front blade, mulch plug and snow blowers are sold separately to help with projects around the yard
  • Inspected, tested and supported for hassle-free ownership - your local John Deere dealer will complete a thorough 10-point pre-delivery inspection on all new John Deere tractors and zero-turn mowers prior to sale
  • Free White Glove Service available on this riding mower
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name XT1 Enduro Series LT 42 in. 18 HP Kohler Hydrostatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower D125 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower D125 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower XT1 Enduro Series LT 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Kohler Hydrostatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower
Brand Cub Cadet John Deere John Deere Cub Cadet
Ratings (1151) (511) (27) (922)
Cutting Width 42 inches 42 inches 42 inches 46 inches
Engine Make Kohler OEM Branded OEM Branded Kohler
Features Battery level indicator,Blade Brake,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Single-lever height adjustment Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Single-lever height adjustment Battery level indicator,Blade Brake,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment
Horsepower (hp) 18 20 20 22
Size of Yard 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres
Transmission Type Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
Deck Type Stamped Stamped Stamped Stamped
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
68.75 in
Assembled Height (in.)
44.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
54.9 in
Cutting Width
42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
15
Mower Deck Width
42
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20
Turning Radius (in.)
18

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Cutting Options
Bag,Mulch,Side-Discharge
Deck Material
13 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
656
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Single-lever height adjustment
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
2.4
Horsepower (hp)
20
Included
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Lawn Tractor
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
5.5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
3.2
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
1
Mower Size
Small
Number of Blades
2
Number of Cylinders
V-Twin
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
74
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
438lb
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Electric
Terrain Type
Hilly,Steep
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
White Glove Service
Free White Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year or 120 hour warranty, whichever occurs first.

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
68.75 in
Assembled Height (in.)
44.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
54.9 in
Cutting Width
42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
15
Mower Deck Width
42
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20
Turning Radius (in.)
18

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Cutting Options
Bag,Mulch,Side-Discharge
Deck Material
13 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
656
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Single-lever height adjustment
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
2.4
Horsepower (hp)
20
Included
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Lawn Tractor
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
5.5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
3.2
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
1
Mower Size
Small
Number of Blades
2
Number of Cylinders
V-Twin
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
74
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
438lb
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Electric
Terrain Type
Hilly,Steep
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
White Glove Service
Free White Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year or 120 hour warranty, whichever occurs first.

Questions & Answers

Mow in reverse capable?

Asked by: WRJ
Yes
Answered by: Ceroude
Date published: 2017-09-05

Does this unit have a place to run a hose to clean out the grass clippings ?

Does this unit have a place to run a hose to clean out the grass clippings ?
Asked by: sk
Yes, and I also put male quick disconnects on all of my garden hose accessories when I got the mower. Just be aware that Home Depot carries two sizes so make sure you get the correct size if you decide to put quick disconnects on other thing like I did (I took the piece that came with the mower in the store just to make sure).
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2017-11-01

does it come completely assembled? If not, what does customer have to assemble?

does it come completely assembled? If not, what does customer have to assemble?
Asked by: zorro
My mower was delivered by the local John Deere distributer and was completely assembled and the delivery person drove it off the trailer. He also explained how it works and helped me install the shredder attachment..
Answered by: RETIRED
Date published: 2017-08-22

Do you have to remove battery in the winter ? Does the cold damage it?

Do you have to remove battery in the winter ? Does the cold damage it?
Asked by: Do
Ive never had an issue with my battery going down or damaged by leaving it in during the winter months if that helps.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-08-05
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Customer Reviews

D125 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 511.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 11 years with hard use I'm about to replace my 11 year old la120, which this is the replacement model for. I rode it hard and put it away wet all that time. Besides oil changes and greasing, in those 11 years I've only had to replace the blades once. She was ready for new tires, but a bonehead move on my part killed the motor. If it wasn't over a grand for a new motor, I'd simply replace it instead of the entire mower. 2.5 of my 5 acres are slightly hilly lawn. This mower never gave me an issue, not even the transmission. Bottom line, if you have to mow at least 2 acres and there's any incline to it, you'll thank yourself for paying the extra bucks for the v-twin
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got this mower for my 50th wedding anniversary, always wanted one and after numerous breakdowns o... Got this mower for my 50th wedding anniversary, always wanted one and after numerous breakdowns on my brand x mower I finally got the John Deere. Cuts great, runs great and very comfortable riding and made in the USA. Wish I had bought one many years ago. Now I need a John Deere shirt and cap and dispose of the one I wore riding my brand X as shown in the picture inset.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We purchased the mower on Apr 29,2017 but did not receive it until May 30,2017. When delivered i... We purchased the mower on Apr 29,2017 but did not receive it until May 30,2017. When delivered it had a torn seat in the upper right hand corner. The dealer that delivered it took a picture and as of this date (June 8th,2017)we are still waiting to hear back as to when a new one will be coming. I will say the dealer did give us good instructions on how to run the tractor and did answer any and all questions that we did have. Cannot comment on the tractor itself yet as we haven't had the opportunity to use it with all the rain. However, we purchased it because we did like all its features. Will add comments in the future.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This mower runs great. I love the fact that it is set up just like my old mower and I didn't have... This mower runs great. I love the fact that it is set up just like my old mower and I didn't have to buy new attachments for it. My old bagger system hooked right up to this lawnmower. I love the hydrostatic tranny it makes for simple easy go and back up which cuts down on mowing times.I had a very Great experience buying this mower. The management and staff at our Alexander City store were very courteous and helpful. They all went out of their way to accommodate all of my needs. They even called to set up special financing for me. I am a repeat customer at this store and I always will be. Everyone is always helpful here everytime I go in to shop there. Thanks Guys.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The mower arrived and it is a joy to use. i have not had problems with it thus far. my only quest... The mower arrived and it is a joy to use. i have not had problems with it thus far. my only question is regarding the "white glove" service. The delivery team that brought it had no idea how to get it off the truck with the lift gate. There was no "packaging" to remove it it appeared to have been driven off the floor (display model) onto the truck. The rest of the white glove service never happened. I asked the team about the unit and was told "i dun (whats a dun ?) know nuttin bout dat....) so thats where the last star went. otherwise the unit is working fine!.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Machine! Does a very nice level cut and runs like a champ, Home Depot had a special whe... Excellent Machine! Does a very nice level cut and runs like a champ, Home Depot had a special when I bought it ( charged it) for a $150 gift card which I got in the mail 10 days later without filling any paperwork out. Keep in mind, once you buy it, it gets shipped from Tennessee to your local John Deer dealer and you are dependent on them. The white glove treatment depends on your local dealer, the guy that delivered mine knew the operations of it, but could not answer any mechanical questions as to what oil weight to use, how to drop the deck to install the bagger blades, he was clueless, every answer was check your owners manual. Product wise I am more than satisfied, bought a bagger accessory and put garbage bags in it, fills up nice and just have to pull the bags out and I am done!! It took an hour and a half on a push mower to 12 minutes on this baby, clippings bagged up and all!
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The riding mower was a good purchase. Used once and seemed ok. We did not get the "white glove" ... The riding mower was a good purchase. Used once and seemed ok. We did not get the "white glove" treatment as stated in the product description. They just dropped it off in our driveway in front of the garage door. Gave us the key and basically they were on their way. Will have to call or go over to the Home Depot store to find out why that service was not provided as promised.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable power I love my new John Deere D125 riding lawnmower. This is my 4th in my lifetime, and is the best. It has a high horsepower engine, and even with tall grass, it blows it out from the large exit chute, that it does not clump up. I am able to mow my lawn in exactly one hour, whereby my old Troy Bilt took me 1 1/2 hours, and left piles of grass all over. I am a big John Deere fan now!
Date published: 2017-08-08
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