2020 John Deere E130 $1,999.00 2020 John Deere E140 $2,099.00 2020 John Deere E150 $2,199.00 2020 John Deere E160 $2,349.00 2020 John Deere E170 $2,449.00 2020 John Deere E180 $2,799.00 2020 John Deere S240 with 42-in. Redesigned deck lift lever raises and lowers deck easily Can you confirm, it sounds like the 100 series are too lightweight / out of scope for this job? Tuff Torq TLT200B – E140, E150, E160 1. I was looking at buying a John Deere E130 riding mower. I’ll be 78 this year and I like the hydro-fender, but u don’t recommend that trans above 48” cut. 2020 Cub Cadet Ultima ZTX Zero-Turn Mowers – Better, Bigger, Badder! Paul, thanks for all the info. Hi Kevin, Tuff Torque makes two smaller transmissions and you can find those lighter trannys in the E series John Deere. Sorry, I should have read further into the comments! I’m going to 4 reasons why it’s a good choice and 3 reasons why it may not be the best choice for you. What are your thoughts about the 1 series tractor with the drive over deck? I’ll move in during the next month and I’m trying to figure out what kind of mower would be the best choice. It’s not really made to cut the pasture but if you raise the deck all the way up and lift the discharge cover up you can get it done. OR, in your expert opinion, for what I am looking to do (leaves, carry some mulch and mow approx 1.25 acres, would the E120 suffice for years to come? I think their pricing is absolutely nuts! Improved deck lift lever raises and lowers deck easily Deluxe high back seat with lumbar support adjusts easily Hi Theresa, Since you are having the same problem with two brand new tractors I am going to assume it’s not the tractor’s fault. We are looking at Cub Cadet Xt2 42″ with the Vtwin Kohler or the Deere E130. The trans in the 160 is not as strong as the one in the 170. The 18.5 HP Kawasaki built engine has about the same power and torque as the Briggs built 22 HP in the E140. OK – my target machine so far is a Deere S240 with a 42 deck and a 17P cart with a 2″ ball. The Husqvarna LGT54DXL, Troy-Bilt XP Super Bronco XP 54, Cub Cadet ST54 FAB and this John Deere E180 are not garden tractors because they use a Tuff Torq K46 medium duty lawn tractor transmission found in many of the 42-48 inch lawn tractors instead of a heavy-duty garden tractor transmission. Several flower beds and hardscape to mow around. The TLT200 is still a good trans and has an excellent reputation in lawn tractors. 24 HP* V-Twin extended life series engine With your input on transmission, it’s made the decision easier. Paul, thanks for your insight. Hubby trying to make me spend more money and don’t want to. Physically, there is no difference in the look and size between the K46 and K57 but the K57 has a charge pump which gives it about 10% more torque. JD E130 transmission is Tuff Torq TLT200a. 22 HP V-Twin Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor, E150 48 in. Who is this lawn tractor for? I’d really like to know if the 170 is better as I’m shopping myself this next weekend, so far I’m looking at the 140 or the 170. That is a good price for the 20408. Just blades and discharge cover. The S240 48″ is 2799 not 2200,I like the 18.5 Kawasaki. Hi Paul, The 2-blade fab deck also will get the heavy grass out from under the deck faster so you won’t wear out the deck belt as quickly as a 3-blade deck. If you are going to buy from a dealer I’d buy from the dealer you like the best. I am considering a used JD E170 with JD cart for $1900 (25 hours) or new Cub Cadet XT2 LX42 for the same price. I’m guessing I have .45 acre I mow. They then put the oil back into the engine and at the last count I’ve read they have over 3 million miles on that same oil. The decks won’t cut high grass that well. Fabricated Deck 25-HP V-Twin Kohler, Cub Cadet XT1 Enduro Series GT 50 in. I read the article on the cub cadets, I think after reading I would lean more towards them over the husqvarna, unless you think otherwise. You crossed the Ts and dotted the I’s, I just purchased an e-100 john deere after only 2 hours It started to stumble and hesitate ,so I returned it and got another on This did the same thing after 5 hours Now no one wants to fix it Not Lowes where I purchased it or even John Deere Everyone says its over 30 days. I thought the dual cylinder may be a better engine. And last but not least snow blades are great for the first 2-6 inch snow but you have to have somewhere to go with the next snow and the next snow and the next snow. Hi REW, Mowing that slope which is twice as steep as the manufactures recommend requires an engine with an oil pump, oil ports, and heavy-duty oil filter. Hi Chris, If the small branches and twigs are the diameter of your little finger or less they won’t hurt your mower. The Kohler 7000 series in the Craftsman Pro and Cub Cadet lawn tractor will also give you more life than the engine in the E120. Hi Paul, good article and I agree the John Deere’s in this price range are very good values. I did find elsewhere on your site the info on the transmissions of the those machine’s transmissions which seem a step (or two?) Can you please provide some make and model recommendations? Right now, until May 3rd they are offering free delivery from that dealer. Thanks much for the advice. If you cut it lower, if your lawn has a lot of bumps and you mow short the 42 will not hit/scalp the lawn as much. Otherwise, I may use the tractor to drive around and haul mulch on the back. It has a powerful V-twin engine for power and dependability. 1hp in a 24-25 hp engine doesn’t give you enough “extra” power to notice but they can charge more for it…. Only from John Deere. Improved deck lift lever raises and lowers deck easily Clump grasses and weeds tend to have a lot more moisture than regular lawn grasses and the mulch plug will just make a mess. Hi Bryan, Larger tires give you a smoother ride. Great reading. If you don’t mind I’ll list them all here. It’s been terrific. Thanks for this great review! But, I read the 100 series isn’t the tractor to buy if you are mowing on slopes. Does the CC mulch well, leaves and grass? 25-HP V-Twin Kohler Hydrostatic Gas Garden Tractor, John Deere E120 42 in. If your ground is level and the grass just spotty the easiest way is to take a garden rake, scratch the dirt loose in those bare spots, throw down some seed, scratch it in with the rake and then walk on the patch to pack it down firmly. Hi Robert, I knew I’d get a comment or two on that statement. Changing the oil is as easy as twisting on a new oil-filled filter. I cannot find anyplace what the HP is on this unit? But is it something you really need? Especially if the grass is damp, wet or good high-moisture bluegrass. Cub Cadet uses the K46 in models with decks up to 50 inches and 20 inch rear tires. My total lot is .6 acre but my patio house and driveway done get mowed. All the other mowers with that heavy-duty trans are 50-54 inch. You have to spend well over $4500 to get the K57/K58 – K57 3/4 inch axles, K58 1 inch) in a Deere. Some areas are a little tight for a larger deck. John Deere E120 Lawn Tractor. That’s why the HP is different) Link to read more and purchase at The Home Depot: E100 42 in. Hi Lance, The K57 is a true ground-engaging transmission so it’s designed to pull heavy loads. I forsee hours of mulching leaves and bagging leaves in the Fall. With fall coming the plan was to add a mulching kit to get rid of leaves. I am also considering the E120/E130 models, the Cub Cadet Enduro XT1s, and the Craftsman Pro 27042. X370 4 year/300 hour warranty. They have the heavy-duty transmissions and a heavy-duty fabricated deck. A plastic or metal can, dishpan, etc. Hi Eddie, The E170 has the K46. 20 HP V-Twin Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor. Model: E140 Thank you for your great web site! Thanks again and Merry Christmas. It has the longer lasting engine. I have a flat yard of less than an acre. Sorry Paul, gotta call you on the K46 being a medium duty hydro-static transmission. There are a bunch of lawn tractors with high wheels and big decks and at first glance, they look like a heavy duty garden tractor. Ive been mowing 5 acres every week with it ever since. Consumer Reports weighs in on which lawn tractor is the better value: the John Deere D130 tractor or the Cub Cadet XT1 LT42. Your tractor only goes 5.5 mph so it doesn’t push the snow fast enough to pile it up high like an ATV or the city plow would. From The Home Depot: Cub Cadet LT 42 in. I’m still on the fence a bit, the 170 appeals to me just because I’m a big boy and a bigger mower seems like a better fit but I’m really not a fan of that scammy “Easy Change” oil system. I’ll be using a tractor for mowing, maybe a smaller cyclone rake. (About $9) Remove the old filter and let the fuel tank drain as much of the existing fuel out of it as possible. Improved deck lift lever raises and lowers deck easily Hi Chris, Excellent! Also, what the heck is the difference between E machines and the S machines on Deere’s site and at Deere-brand dealers? All around it is rated just as good as the cut on the Deere, and has better reliability. The cheap ones are also flimsy and the spouts break after the first year. Internally and performance wise they will be the same. Thanks for the great information as usual. Hi Dave, Yes, the oil change will be similar to your L111. But, The real difference is Lowes has the E130 exclusively and Home Depot has the E120 exclusively. I have 1/2 acre of mostly grass all flat. I’ll make a small commission from the sale. You may also want to check out the Cub Cadet Z-Force S zero-turn. I had originally purchased an E140 but after the dealer messed up twice in a row, they upgraded me to the E180 free of charge. 1. Maybe one in the 5,000 range and one around 10,000? Hi Myron, Tuff Torq needs to rewrite their specs. I don’t know if the Kawasaki is able to handle those steep slopes. I’ll then use the sweeper to pick up those chewed up leaves. The larger tires will help it to ride a little smoother if your lawn is rough. Here is the correct Bagger: Craftsman 19A30003799 42–46 In. Good: John Deere E120 42 in. It really depends on what you need for your lawn. the E100 is a CVT. So…. I did notice that you stated the K46 Tuff Torque transmission as a medium duty unit? I have one hill on my property with around a 30 degree slop but only for about 6 feet. Hi Steven, the Cub Cadet XT1 and XT2 Garden tractors would be a better choice for slopes. The bumper will save that pretty hood from getting scratches if you get to close to trees or a fence , By the way, if this is your first house check out the Lawn Care Nut for the best ways to maintain your lawn. I had a craftsman 42″ with a 21hp single cylinder Briggs and it was very disappointing Went through 2 engines in 5 years and it just failed again. Will change the oil etc. I have 1.5 acres of flat but bumpy terrain. 2020 The Best Residential Zero Turn Mowers, 2020 The Thirteen Best 42-46 Inch Zero Turn Mowers, 2020 The Sixteen Best 48-52 Inch Zero Turn Mowers, 2020 The Sixteen Best 54-72 Inch Residential Zero Turn Mowers, 2020 Cub Cadet ZT1, ZT2, ZT3 Zero-Turn Mowers. Link to read more and purchase at The Home Depot: E120 42 in. Tuff Torq TLT200B – E140, E150, E160 I’m looking at spending 2 -2.5k with a bagger included Yard is flat but has moderate root exposure, and tons of trees and leaves. My bad – when I saw JD’s 2019 model chart I thought the “Heavy-Dutyl Hydrostatic Transmission” referred to the K58 (or something above the K46) and the E110 thru E150’s had the K46. Cub Cadet engine is OK ? I have a good dealer near by that sells John Deere, Kioti, and Exmark equipment. More Buying Choices $362.73 (2 new offers) John Deere … Paul, I just purchased the Cub Cadet xt2 42″ model, delivery on Friday. Back Yard Tips. In this …, The Craftsman LT and YT series tractors are one of …, New 2020 Toro Time Cutter Zero-Turn Mowers! All the riding mowers from Cub Cadet have enough HP to do the job well. Personally, I’d go with the E130 because it comes with the front bumper and has a slightly larger engine. I can wash the deck out behind it. 42 inch Edge Cutting System: Deep deck design helps lift grass for a superior cut Link to read more and purchase at The Home Depot: E180 54 in. © 2000-2020 Home Depot Product Authority, LLC. And – Home Depot includes free delivery, free assembly, free inspection from a local authorized John Deere dealer. John Deere Ztrak 6.5 Bushel Hopper for 48 and 54 inch Decks BG20757. 42 inch Edge Cutting System: Edge Cutting System: Deep deck design helps lift grass for a superior cut Ive read all about the s240 and e160. Yes, It will probably make it through the defects warranty period but if you plan on keeping your lawn tractor for more than 5 years I strongly suggest that if you have hills and long slopes to look for a lawn/garden tractor with a stronger transmission. Want to learn more about the John Deere tractor models in the 100 Series? Thank you! Yes, I will have rear wheel chains and (2) weights to help with traction. Paul Sikkema has been writing about snow blowers, riding mowers, and other lawn and garden equipment for over 10 years. In fact, I can show you a great cutting 42 inch Cub Cadet with the long life EFI engine (electronic fuel injection) for $150 less. Because of the K46 transmission in the E180 I only recommend it for flat land. brand new john deere e12 flex wing rotary cutter!! The seed doesn’t have to be covered all the way – just touching the bare dirt. Instead of taking your hand off the fender control for going at a constant speed you just lift a small lever on the dash. If you have pastures, paddocks or other areas that you mow monthly or less often the John Deere E100 series is not designed for that type of work. You didn’t mention where you live so I don’t know how much snow and the types of snow you get to take this discussion any farther. Oil does not need to be drained from the engine. The D160 is the best for you with a larger deck, larger engine and the same transmission as the S240 series. It also chews up leaves very well. A normal Intec or Intec plus Briggs will only last them 40-50 hours. Perfect! I guess I am just wanting to pick your brain on buying used or is it better to bite the bullet and get new with warranty. Home Depot carries the XT1 Enduro GT 54 in. My father has the New Holland 29 HP with a 72-inch deck and bucket loader and it has performed flawlessly since 1996. They are designed to mow your yard and do light work such as pulling a lawn sweeper, dethatcher, and a small cart. You can see the different axle ratios and torque. 2. the decks won’t cleanly cut grass, weeds, etc., that’s 12 inches or taller. LIST PRICE: $1,999.00 USD. So, the next best thing is to use the deck wash every time you mow. Maybe not since Sears is in financial trouble. This is how I make money to keep this website up and running. – If you want to do more than just mow your lawn the Cub Cadet XT1 are a direct … Tuff Torq K46AC – E170, E180 (Because of the K46 transmission in the E180 I only recommend it for flat land. Good news is you can easily service your machine yourself using a John Deere maintenance kit or service kits or by getting the specific John Deere part needed to keep your John Deere … In doing my homework I thought the E180 w/ the 54″ deck was the right choice. 25-HP V-Twin Kohler Gas Hydrostatic Garden Tractor with Cub Connect Bluetooth Model# GT50, Craftsman 20408 54″ 24 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Garden Tractor, Improved deck lift lever raises and lowers deck easily, Redesigned operator controls are easier to use, Powerful battery helps with starts, even after lengthy storage, Same deep deck design helps lift grass for a superior cut, ELS extended life series engine on E160, E170, E180 (Up to 50% longer engine life), Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System for fast and simple oil changes (E120, E130, E150, E160, E170, and E180) I’ll talk about this more a little later. Hi Frank, Yes, In reality, it’s only three. A X700 is a lot more versatile. I like the fact that John Deere took the “Let’s keep what works” approach and made a better lawn tractor instead of something completely new. Wider tires give you more flotation on soft ground. You can attach a bagger or pull a sweeper but I strongly suggest only using them for fall cleanup – not for weekly green grass collection because of the weight. The issue I have is that my shed door (that looks like a house with porch, regular windows, e.t.c) I made the door only allow for 42 inch deck without attachments. The Cub Cadets offer a larger transmission and the strongest frame so you can pull more weight in your lawn cart and engines that can mow side-hills for years without blowing up. It appears that the x370 has a 42 inch deck but it appears to have a smaller engine than a D140 (18.5 vs 22). I use a sweeper. Or pulling anything more than small yard cart. Thanks so much for the article and the reply! I’m guessing that Deere thinks the EZ Oil change and bumper are worth about the same money as the electric clutch and extra 6 inches on the E140’s deck. I have 1/2 acre new fescue and 1/2 acre of prairie grass to cut, all flat, when it’s mature enough to mow plus grass and fall leaf mulching. I will check out the YouTube channel as well. What are the most important items in the mix for my flat lawn? The new Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System is an excellent idea and really simplifies changing your oil. I am seriously leaning to the Cub Cadet 547cc model you pointed out. The total years is about “.50-.90 acres” per the description. The older engines really can’t handle a slope greater than 15 degrees and that may be why the engine finally failed. Whether it cuts better depends on your lawn, the type of grass and how high you mow. Type: Lawn Tractor Use of this site is subject to certain Terms Of Use. The cheap ones ($20 or more now) don’t have vents so it takes forever to fill the tank on your lawn tractor. If they were using good synthetic oil and this new high capacity filter they should be able to extend the filter replacement out to 150-200 hours. Hi Charles, Yes it does. What is the “E” equivalent then of the D-155? By the way the YTH24V48 is an old model. This is for my daughter to use so ease of use and reliability is what I need. From reading most of your reviews, I’m worried about the transmission and motor not holding up to the uphill and sidehill cutting that I’ll be doing. Installation instructions are in the Operator’s Manual and in the John Deere Easy Change service part box. At first glance, this can be very confusing so I’ll list the differences here: Link to read more and purchase at The Home Depot: E140 48 in. I ask because the D-155 is still available at some stores and online at Home Depot. Type: Lawn Tractor Easy mulch control on the X370. I have looked at a used JD X320 it’s a 2012 model with 145 hours on it and they’re asking $1800. Powerful battery helps with starts, even after lengthy storage Before moving from the northeast I sold my GX345 (54″ deck, wheel weights, tire chains, large cart and snowthrower) that had the K71 transmission which was a beast (at least for me). Operator station is wide and comfortable Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Actually upon further investigation I found there are actually 4 different transmissions used across the e105 to e180 lineup but from what I read both the 160 and 170 use the Tuff Torq K46AC. $530.00 $ 530. We haven’t typically had too many consecutive snow days where we would see that much snow. The S240 gives you the power/torque you need and the best cutting deck for that type of grass. Cub Cadet XT2 LX46 EFI. Thank you, Bob. It cuts well and the Kohler engine has an excellent reputation. Are the more expensive ones worth the additional cost? 2020 john deere e12 minimum 40 pto horse power 12ft 1-16 inch … DO NOT use E15!!!!! (and I should not worry about the extra HP and ELS that the 160 offers. Hi David, I have another site that is for snow. Do you need to clear a spot off your lawn for dogs and will you be using it on other places? Am I correct about this? Paul, I love the page with good info. Unless you would recommend something else, even from another brand? I checked the companies website and they list it as there lightest duty unit rated for 150 ls ft. of torque. Hi Paul, you have lots of great info to provide! I appreciate your time and effort. The E110 is a good lawn tractor with an economical single-cylinder engine. You've got your John Deere … Do you think my machine (E180) will be suitable for light snow blowing for the occasional storm? The E130 is not available at The Home Depot but is available at your local John Deere dealer. The biggest I am able to find is the X370 with three improved deck (which hopefully improves cutting Zoysia grass) but I’m unsure if I can go bigger and have the deck auto attach after pulling it out of the shed. We are trying to remove all the gas, water, and other debris from the gas can. Got one on my Husqvarna LGT 2654, and it is indeed a light duty hydro-static transmission. Budget is in the $2k range. I would have a 46-50 inch if I didn’t have all that landscaping. Before I go through the rest of the new E-100 series I want to spend a little time discussing the Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System. Why? I’m just sad they don’t make it with the EFI, but it would probably jack up the price a little more. Thank you again! It’s mostly flat. The tractor/mower combination is a great choice if you regularly mow your road ditches. at the Cub Cadet XT2 LX42 with the K46 hydro. It’s worth giving the blade a try. I take care of it only cut the grass 20 min at a time and let it cool down. 2019 John Deere E110 Call for Price 2019 John Deere E130 Call for Price 2019 John Deere E140 Call for Price 2019 John Deere E150 Call for Price 2019 John Deere E160 Call for Price 2019 John Deere E170 Call for Price 2019 John Deere E180 Call for Price 2019 John Deere … Type: Lawn Tractor Have you ever treated the under side of the deck when new before first usage, with oil or powdered graphite spray? Do you know the time difference in cutting between a commercial zero turn and X700/subcompact tractor with a 60” deck? The Home Depot has these available with a free lawn cart right now: https://homedepot.sjv.io/0B3JJ. Hi Larry, It looks like Deere has changed the E100 series to S100 series. There is too much pressure with the gas powered washers. Thanks, It helps keep the fuel fresh and some stabilizers also clean your carb and fuel system without messing it up. Why? ft. Tow-Behind do a good job of picking up most debris but they don’t pick up acorns. Many people want a stronger transmission than the K46 for mowing hills, using a snow blower and ground engaging work. Thoughts? If you need a tractor for more than just mowing a compact is a very good choice. call or visit ag pro crystal river, fl ask for dalton for more great deals!! I marvel and appreciate the education. Type: Lawn Tractor John Deere Online Parts Catalog; Return Form; Parts Quote; Customer Feedback; Used Mowers; John Deere Model Year to Serial Number Guide; John Deere Tuneup Guide; John Deere … Improved deck lift lever raises and lowers deck easily With John Deere Easy Change, even owners who previously would not consider changing the oil themselves can easily do it now. Hi Paul, Only fill your cart 1/2 full of rocks and the E140 will do fine. Does it have a cap for the spout and you can close the vent? All three are easy to work on but the deck on the Cub Cadets is a little easier to take on and off the mower. Hi Alan, The equivalent would be the E-170 for the ELS engine but the E160 for the rear tires/transmission. Read more here: How to Support TodaysMower.com, Hello Paul: I’ll scrape it clean when I sharpen the blades. Electric Riding Mower Lithium-Ion and Lead Acid Battery- 10 Best Tips. If you have a problem holding a gas can the SureCan is a great can. Both John Deere and Cub Cadet dealers are in the area. “recommended” No-Spill 1450 5-Gallon Poly Gas Can (CARB Compliant) This one has a second handle in the back so it is very easy to use and hang onto when pouring into your fuel tank. Hi Paul- I know the ZTR would mow much faster but like the thought of being able to use the tractor for more things. My front yard is 30 paces from the street to the front sidewalk that loops around my house. Here is the correct spec page from Tuff Torq: Tuff Torq K46 Specs. In my opinion, it is the same quality as the Kawasaki in the S240 and the Kohler V-twin in a Cub Cadet or Craftsman Pro. Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. 1. Great answer! You won’t have a problem with leaves and dry grass. If long stalks of grass are wrapping around the spindles cut that off with a utility knife. Do they change the gear ratio for the large 22 inch tires so that travel speed is equal to the 18 inch wheel models? Or rough Lawns. I’m now sorry I sold it but it was a package deal with the snowthrower which I don’t need in SC! Curious what you think would serve best … I work on my own cars and never owned a riding mower but am confident I can handle any particular R&M. After doing research on the internet it looks like the mulch option for this mower is a mulch cover and a set of mulching blades, not a complete kit with the extra baffles. 22 HP V-Twin Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor, Model: E150 The Home Depot does not carry the E170. Hi Pacome, Yes, EFI is not coming fast enough. I bought it last summer. Get free shipping on qualified John Deere E120 Lawn Mower Filters or Buy Online Pick Up in Store today in the Outdoors department. Hi Keith, The transmission is the problem with most of these. Safety and How-To. I’ll give you a few links to tractors to choose from: Craftsman ProSeries 27042 46″ 725cc Kohler Riding Mower with TurnTight Extreme® & Smart Lawn Technology, Cub Cadet XT1 Enduro Series LT 50 in. This is a nice, large deck lawn tractor. 25 HP* V-Twin extended life series engine 25 cu. Thank you for the article Paul. Paul – thanks for the quick answer – very helpful. The John Deere Easy Change 30-second oil change system makes changing the engine oil easy, quick, and clean. Included on the E120 and E130 … I am moving to a bigger lawn and have kind of information overload. There are only one or two Husqvarna dealer tractors that still have the fender control. Review websites that actually test lawn tractors always place John Deere 100 series tractors with a 42-inch deck in the top 20% of the current residential models. Don’t get me wrong. I’m guessing the rise from the street to the sidewalk is 20 to 30 feet. Why is Deere charging the same price? How long does it typically take you to cut? (blades, belts, engine tune-up, and filters). You can mow with them and add a bucket loader. I’ll probably use it about 30-35 hours per year. One thing I am not seeing, which is most important to me, is which you suggest for moderate snow removal of a 30ft flat driveway. Competitive prices, financing, and JD Certified service available. The John Deere E130 does not. 17.5 HP Gas Automatic Lawn Tractor, E110 42 in. Take an affordable and dependable lawn tractor and upgrade it with more a more comfortable operator area and controls. The E140 has a 48-inch 3-blade deck, electric PTO, but no EZ oil change. For 2.5-3 acres I suggest going with a 54-inch deck. Be careful – this lawn tractor is not for everyone. We had to take it in once but it was not of our fault. 25-HP V-Twin Kohler Hydrostatic Gas Garden Tractor fits your budget and will do a great job for you. That is significant when looking at longer life and working with heavier loads. It’s more fuel-efficient and you don’t ever have to worry about bad gas clogging the carb. Advise? Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System for fast and simple service Paul, one more question. (With a John Deere you have to move up to the $3999 X370 to get the heavy duty transmission). Hi Kevin, The XT2 has more features like armrests, 4 ply tires, and ball-bearing front wheels but you are correct people don’t like the new Cub Cadet bagger. Do any of these 3 stand out above the others? LIST PRICE: $1,899.00 USD. It is listed as “heavy-duty” compared to the D170 yet the only difference is the deck. I am going to recommend the XT2 LX46 EFI. The land is mostly flat (& currently well-maintained) outside of one slight slope. For Sale Price: USD $1,899. The E160 now has smaller, 20 inch rear tires and the TLT200B. The 60″ deck and quick mowing speed make a big difference. If you don’t mind spending the extra money the XT2 GX50 FAB is worth the cost. Do you have a couple zero turns that you would recommend for my property? Is it worth another $1000 for that feature? 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