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John Deere LX 176

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Joel B., Jun 6, 2002.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 458

    How would this tractor hold up in a small mowing business? I know it's not a commercial model or anything, but I'm just starting out and won't have a ton of accounts for a while. The best thing about the tractor is that I already own it!

    Thanks for any opinions,

    Joel B.
  2. Loren A. Craig

    Loren A. Craig LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I have used a J.D. Lx172 for 3 years and have had great luck with it. you should invest in a mulching kit and a second set of mulching blades. I sharpen and change my blades at least once sometimes twice a week. I mow 20 of my 25 lawns with this unit.

    Loren A. Craig
  3. hunting202

    hunting202 LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 19

    i have a lx 176. I have about 25 customers. My little brother also cuts with it and he has 15 or so customers. I mainly use a Walker know, but it is still his main mower. Makes a nice cut. But, like all mowers, regular maintenance is a must or you will get worse and worse cuts.

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