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Old 11-05-2010, 03:59 AM   post #1 of 22
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Default New John Deere D series?????

I haven't been able to sleep tonight and I was browsing the john deere gifts site. I found this picture and I've never seen it before. What model of Deere is this? Now I know what my gut is telling me, but I want someone to rationalize this for me.

Look at the headlights. The hood appears to be an open design and it's got the black plastic on the pan that the 100 series has.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:06 AM   post #2 of 22
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Default Re: New John Deere D series?????

OK, so now I'm really intrigued. I googled D100 lawn tractor and found on the Deere configurator a D100 series for the US!!! I knew I wasn't crazy.

http://configurator.deere.com/servle...EffectiveDate=
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:47 AM   post #3 of 22
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Default Re: New John Deere D series?????

Another line of green machines...I think JD has used close to the entire alphabet.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:48 AM   post #4 of 22
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Another line of green machines...I think JD has used close to the entire alphabet.
i think they have used it a few times over along with numbers... If you google a 2009 4520jd then google a 1980 4520jd the difference is uhhh slight ha ha ha
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:02 AM   post #5 of 22
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Interesting, they run from a D100 ($1499.00) to a D170 ($2799.00), must be the newest "L" series out for 2011, would have been less confusing if they would just have kept the L series designation, but thats JD.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:08 AM   post #6 of 22
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Is this akin to John Deere "Jumping the Shark"?
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:38 AM   post #7 of 22
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This may not be JDs call, in many cases the big box stores demand that model #s change periodically, and stores like HD have enough stroke that JD must do as they say. The only thing that surprises me, is that the LA series lasted as long as it did.
This is only my opinion, but I believe this to be true.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:38 PM   post #8 of 22
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Well, the D100 vs LA105, the D100 has 2 less hp but a larger fuel tank. LA125 vs D120, the only difference is the fuel tank is the same as in the D100, whereas the LA125 had a 4 gallon. So I'd say there's little changes. Just the hood and grille is redesigned and the gas tank size is 2.4 gallons across the board.
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:26 PM   post #9 of 22
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I'm excited to see these start arriving at my Lowes store in another month or so. I think they look great and it was certainly time to freshen things up. While the specs look roughly the same, I think the new look will catch a few potential buyers eyes.

Essentially the same offerings for the box stores though...

D100 = LA105
D110 = LA115
D140 = LA145
D170 = LA175

Though they dropped the HP for the D100, the LA105 had 19.5 HP (as a rating anyway). This could be tough to get some sales. While we all know what HP truly means when buying a tractor (basically nothing) speaking from box store sales experience the typically box store customers has been groomed into thinking it's the only thing that matters. Trust me it's hard convincing my customers that anything less than a big 25HP engine will do the job on their little 3/4 acre yard, lol.

Either way, Husqvarna rolled out some new cosmetics to on their machines this year. I can't wait to see the new riders for me to sell.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:11 PM   post #10 of 22
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On the JD web site they are listed as the "100 Series" just like the LA1xx models were for the past few years. When you click on "100 Series - 2010 Model Year" it lists the LA1xx models, and when you click on "100 Series - 2011 Model Year" it lists the D1xx models.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:26 PM   post #11 of 22
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John Deere probably wants people to believe they are right on the ball and coming out with brand new machines which will be called new and improved. And low and behold they are the same old design (weak trany and all) with a new hood and more plastic. They probably will fool some people and sell a million more box store machines.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:54 PM   post #12 of 22
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Wow! I'm two models behind now! The LA140 became the LA165 and now the D160. It's time to upgrade!

I notice the D1xx series is fully CARB-compliant. Maybe that's part of the reason for yet another label change.
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John Deere probably wants people to believe they are right on the ball and coming out with brand new machines which will be called new and improved. And low and behold they are the same old design (weak trany and all) with a new hood and more plastic. They probably will fool some people and sell a million more box store machines.
Yah, because they NEVER upgrade any other models with new designations or minor changes, right??? It's called marketing - name me a single manufacturer that doesn't do it!

I can't wait until JD makes changes to the X-series - I'm sure there will be endless posts praising the "improvements", regardless of what they are.

I don't have an X-series. I'd love one - they're awesome. Neighbor has an X320 and I love it. I'll upgrade when the time is right. For now, I bought an LA165 because it fits my needs - apparently, I was "fooled".
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:13 PM   post #14 of 22
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Ya Joe, you didn't have a endless bank account and you probably didn't have ten acres to mow, so you bought what fit your needs, shame one you for not getting something way to big for your property
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Oh,I'm sure they are making the X- series cheaper all the time also. Every new model they say is new and improved is a bunch of crap. I have GX345 but it was a good used one maybe not worth much more than a L or D model whatever they call them now. I have a lot of grass to cut and it works good for me. Even with the X7xx's you here stories that they have smaller engines and this and that in the new models. Why don't JD just leave the numbers alone and quit tryng to fish everyone in. I realize that all makes do this, same with cars and trucks but I just get sick of the BS from the manufacturers. Give me a good used 10 year old mower anyday.
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