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    Need to get a JD rider this weekend, i have read the reviews till i'am almost blind.
    Only have enough for at the most is a lower end D130.
    I have little slopes front and back about 2 acres.
    But also want to use my trailer and maybe do a little hauling in the woods back to the home, Have 6 acres in total.
    Any help folks?
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    Should be a nice unit for mowing. Just be mindful that it does not have a heavy duty transmission so be careful how heavy the load is that you are hauling. Have fun!!
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    Ron is right - the 100 series will be fine as an entry level mower, but it does have a light duty transmission. I'm not sure of what your situation is nor do I know your mechanical abilities, but a good used John Deere garden tractor can be found at most dealers within the price of a 100 series and you should be able to find a good one that has a stronger transmission, better engine, and more sturdier construction. Maybe something like a GT275, GT262, or a 265, etc. will handle more chores than a D130 and can be had for that price or less.

    BTW, if all 6 acres needs mowing, that D130 won't hold up too long, nor will any entry level unit from any brand. A good used garden tractor will, if the hours aren't too high. And with that much acreage to mow, a zero turn would be even better.

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    New JD

    I only mow about 2 acres,,am not much of a mechanic.
    I guess i will look around some more for a mower that has a stronger tranny.
    Went thru a craftsman in 3 months when the motor locked up,they wouldnt honor the warranty so out the window went 1500.
    CC lasted about 2 years but tired of replacing belts and pulleys, gets expensive after a few a year.
    Not to many JD used around where i live.
    But thanks for all the info.

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    Used Farm & Agricultural Equipment - John Deere MachineFinder

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    If you're just mowing two acres, the D130 will do it just fine. And if you're not hauling a lot of times and not moving a lot of weight, it should be fine there also. A lot of people recommend going used, but if your mechanical skills are lacking, then it might not be a good option. Just remember when the warranty runs out, everything has the potential of needing repair. And lack of mechanical skills is usually due to a lack of confidence in that area. Myself, I'm afraid to tackle some chores, but usually find I can do them if I start them.

    Good luck and keep us posted on what you do buy.

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    X300

    When does the model changes in there tractor transmission change,Looked at a few used x300 or other models in the "X" series.
    Thanks for the links T-Mo

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    I believe its the X320 where you get the k58 trans.

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