Hi everyone, I just purchased my first John Deere Lawn Tractor. I went with the D130 model. I live in Central Maryland, Anne Arundel County. I only have a half acre to mow, but I am also the caretaker for two 1 acre "Open Area's" in my neighborhood. That is what I primarily use my tractor for. I am coming from a 38" MTD/Yard Machine tractor from 1997 which I had acquired second hand from a friend at work. The MTD caught fire this year while I was getting it ready for the new season, so that is how I ended up with the new tractor.
I plan to pull a 10 cu. ft. trailer here within the next couple weeks to transport mulch from the back of my truck to our various flower beds around the property. I can say with what little time I've had with my new tractor, the difference is night and day as far as power and comfort compared to my old tractor.