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post #10 of Old 04-12-2019, 02:34 PM
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Re: Looking for a new mower

Originally Posted by Long02 View Post
I guess maybe Iím confused? I am referring to the transmission. Is the 265 a foot operated trans or hand operated trans. I have a lot of stop, turn around, and go on my lawn.
Look at page 2-33 in this link.

John Deere 265 is hydro, a John Deere 260 is geared.

on a Jd265, you set the throttle to full throttle on the dash, then you have a lever next to the deck lift for going forward and reverse..........there is also a indent place for neutral when starting the tractor........It's fun and a breeze to drive. Turns tight corners too.

That foot pedal you see is only for setting the brake and emergency stops......use the lever to put it back into neutral will stop the tractor.

I agree with a hand hydro on the dash sucks but this hydro lever is in the perfect spot right along side the seat on the fender. Right where your arms rests anyway. You only really need one hand to steer this tractor the steering is so good.

If the above mower is close to where you live and still available it's worth a go look see.

John Deere X495
54" Mower Deck
Front Hitch w/ 54" Snowblade
Buford Bucket
Click N'Go Bracket
Rear Weight Bar
6 Suit Case Weights
P0wer Flow w/ 2 Bag Bagger System
Cast Iron Rear Wheel Weights


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