Don't know if anyone has ever posted this info before, but if you ever had
a question about what year your lawn and garden tractor was - this will answer it.
Any JD ever made thru 2011.

Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 2000s
Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1990s
Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1980s
Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1970s
Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1960s