Which John Deere lawn tractor???

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by jeffv, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. jeffv

    jeffv LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I am looking to replace my JD LX172 because of a broken tranny, a new tranny is $560 and to rebuild the old one wouldn't be much less. I want to stay with JD because this tractor has served me very well for the last 14 yrs with no major problems until now. So I need some help choosing from the ones I have been looking at.

    G110 25hp V-Twin Kohler 54" deck
    L130 23 hp V-Twin Kohler 48" deck
    LX 280 18hp V-Twin Kawasaki 42" deck
    LT190 18hp V-Twin Kawasaki 48" deck

    This would be used for a pull behind thatcher, aerator, leaf vac and snow plowing of my driveway, very little grass cutting. I already have a 48" hydro walkbehind with a velkie that I use for the few accounts that I take care of part-time
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    I say go with an L-130. That 23 hp Kohler engine is a great engine. My uncle bought a new L-130 year before last and he absolutely loves it and he mows a pretty big yard quite often and its really holding up well for him. I think he gave around $2600 + tax at the dealer.
  3. AuctionGuy

    AuctionGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Did you ever buy a G110? I'm looking at a used G110 but dealers have said it's too lighweight to blow snow with. The snowblower attachment is two-stage and I would suspect the engine has enough horsepower to blow snow. I'm not in the business, I'd only be using it for my own lawn and driveway. I appreciate any reply. Steve
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    I would take a closer look at the LX-280 or the LT-190. They are heavier than the L 100 series. Some of the old attachments might work on either machine.

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