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You just can’t beat a John Deere lawn mower. Well, you can if you’re Mahindra, but for the rest of the lawn mowing manufacturers, it probably feels that way. In fact, John Deere’s entire lineup has been praised for its reliability and performance.

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John Deere proves it’s the best of the best

John Deere is a force of nature in the lawn and garden industry. From lawn tractors to harvesting equipment, if it has to do with upkeep around the home or farm, John Deere probably has something to help make the task easier.

The John Deere X354 was able to take the top spot with Consumer Reports in a recent study. With a starting price of $4,400, it’s more expensive than most mowers. But it may be worth it if you’ve got a large lawn to mow.

Another great option is the X350-42. With the turn of a dial, you can adjust the deck height, which is a nice feature. Some critics were slightly alarmed that the foot pedal and brake can easily be mixed up for drivers unfamiliar with the X350-42, but this is quickly sorted out.

The S240-48 is another popular mower from the company. It comes with a starting price of $2,900. Owners are constantly impressed with the side-discharging, mulching, and bagging performance.

The John Deere S170 is one of the more affordable options. Watch out for the noise with this model though. The S170 has a starting price of $2,600.

Finally, we have the S120 which will be your most affordable choice, with a price of $2,300. Like the S170, the noise level can be an issue. 

With so many great options for different budgets and needs, John Deere has just about everyone covered.

What are some options from other brands?

There are plenty of other lawn mower brands out there competing with John Deere. Brands like Cub Cadet, Husquvarna, and Craftsman all offer great mowers.

Cub Cadet is a popular brand that offers a wide range of ride-on mowers, including self-propelled models, zero-turn models, and walk-behind models. Cub Cadet mowers are known for their durability and performance.

Husqvarna is another popular brand that offers a variety of ride-on mowers. Husqvarna mowers are known for their cutting power and their ability to handle tough terrain.

Craftsman is a brand of lawn mowers that is owned by Lowe’s. Craftsman mowers are known for their affordability and their basic features. These mowers are a good option for budget-minded homeowners who are looking for a basic lawn mower that will get the job done.


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