New 21" John Deere- JS40

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Landscape89, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    I know most will ask why just a 21" and not bigger. I do only about 10 lawns, and this will replace my old Crapsman Hi-Vac mower. So far, after putting it thru a few uses, it outperforms Craftsman in almost EVERY feature!

    Picture 1: Side View of mower. 8.75 Torque B&S Intek Engine
    Picture 2: Front view and view of Swivel Wheels
    Picture 3: View from Operators Position, Handle on the left is Ground Speed and Handle on the right is Drive Eng./Dis. Top Speed: 3.6MPH!
    Picture 4: Another feature which I am a fan of. On the two front swivel wheels is the lever to raise the height for the front wheels. Much easier than my Crapsman, as that had a screw you had to pull out and figure out which matched which height to the back. Height Adj. on the Crapsman: 5-8 min, On the JD: 1-2 min! Also, the Crapsman had no grease fittings to grease the casters, and I had quite a few times where they would fail to work. The JD came with fittings and Im very pleased!
    Picture 5: Dont let the picture fool you! For a small vacuum shoot this mower sucks up leaves, wet/dry grass and pine needles with ease! Cuts very nicely too.

    *All in all, a HUGE upgrade improvement from the Crapsman. One Pull and it fires right up. Plenty of Power, Excellent Vacuum capability, Not too bad on Fuel Consumption.. IMO a REALLY nicely designed machine! :usflag:

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  2. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Very Nice mower. I always thought about getting one with the swivel wheels. PS where did you get your green barrels from, I have always heard home depot but mine doesn't sell them?
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,110

    How do you like the swivel wheels? I've never used a 21" with swivels.
  4. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    I got mine at Home Depot as well. They dont sell them in the Lawn and Garden section, I think it was Janitorial supplies section of the store.
  5. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    The Swivels are perfect for mowing around lawn edges and beds. IMO it makes mowing a lot easier, but thats just me!
  6. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    Keep your reciept handy! I bought one last lasted 2 weeks, and then it didnt self propel I took it back. It could have been i just bought a lemon.
  7. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,582

    looks good my home depot has the grenn barrels with the regular trash cans
  8. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    same here, i bought one last year and the self propel system is grinding on any sort of a incline now, also my handle that you squeeze snapped,
  9. ACEMowing

    ACEMowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    I've heard that the John Deere walks like that are now built by Snapper... they do look a lot like the Snapper Easy Line at:

    Can you tell by comparing?
  10. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    Yes. Just by looking at the Snapper I can tell it has a very similar design to the JD, as well as most of the features.

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