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post #1 of 4 Old 10-17-2019, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a recommendation on JD riding mower

I am looking for a recommendation on a John Deere riding lawn mower.
I have 1/2 acre that has a few hills on it. I am not sure what all the codes on these tractors stand for, D, LT, LX GX..etc.
I have read that some are not made for hills because of poor transmissions. Not looking for anything new , just a good used one. Thanks.
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-17-2019, 01:14 PM
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Re: Looking for a recommendation on JD riding mower

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-17-2019, 02:34 PM
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Re: Looking for a recommendation on JD riding mower

Welcome to the forum!
The letters you see are quite dependent on manufacturer and they don't transfer well amongst them.
LT is usually a Lawn Tractor. Designed for general mowing and light snow removal.
GT is usually a Garden Tractor that is built with tougher components for ground engaging attachments. They also mow and move snow.
Most of the other letters mean whatever they want.

Hills could be anything other than level, you need to define them. Are they long and gradual or short and steep?
What is the price range of your used tractor?
Is John Deere your only brand?
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Re: Looking for a recommendation on JD riding mower

Welcome to MTF. D is the basic box store mower. LT (current X300/350) is the mid range lawn tractor and LX (current X300s not X300/350) is the higher end lawn tractor. GX (current X500s) is a garden tractor and overkill for your application unless you have something else you want to do with it. Tractordata.com will tell you what most JDs have for a transmission if you search for the model number. The K46 is the one with the bad rep but I doubt you would have an issue with it on your flat 1/2 acre unless you bought someone else's problem. Good luck.

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