john deere L100, L108, L110 ??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Hotshot MO, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Hotshot MO

    Hotshot MO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I realize this isn't expensive commercial equipment like most if you run but if any of you have a review on this style Mower I would love to hear it. Next year I am starting up and don't have much money to go on. I plan on buying one of these off Craigslist for $600 or less. I know they are priced cheap for a reason. And I was wanting to run it for a season to get my feet wet in lawncare without high startup cost. And trade up to a better mower if all works out good. Any High wear points to look for and do they mulch good. Thanks
  2. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    wear oints that I can think of are
    blades, sharpen very frequently because the BTS will be awefully slow
    spindles, belts and an unserviceable transaxle

    keeping the deck leveled for the best cut can only help to a certain point,
    because buying used, you're likely going to get one with a dinged or slightly bent deck

    check around the outside of the head for excess oil build up

    when testing it out , after it's warmed up try to restart it.
    sometimes either way when it's hot or cold, if it has trouble restarting
    it may have rod issues.

    just be ready to spend extra money to keep your used purchase operating

    for mulching, it won't e a mulcher but rather it will side discharge,,
    to keep a decent grass dispersal that hides the clippings, try a gator type blade.
  3. rungreen

    rungreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I would spend a little more money and get a different mower. You can find older deeres for 1000-1500 that would be a lot better. Had a 110 for a few weeks couple years ago, they are total junk.
  4. mpriester

    mpriester LawnSite Member
    Male, from Dunbar, Pa.
    Messages: 104

    it won't hold up to commercial use very long. IMO you may be better off buying a used walk behind and sulky.

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