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I know that the series John Deere LA (110-170) is not really a heavy duty series to be more expensive John Deere.
But the quality and sustainability of the LA series you it is comparable to Craftsman, White Outdoor, Huskavarna, Ariens ...?

I found a LA145 2009 to adapt to a snowblower, it seems to sell more easily and at a better price than other brands of tractor mowers.
 

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John Deere LA series are better in quality that any MTD and their clone IMO. :)

I wouldn't go that far myself some of the Cub 1000 series lawn tractors are Better than the L, LA or D series Lawn tractors:thThumbsU
 

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Yes you're right Sergeant, I was referring in the same category as the L, LA or D series Lawn tractors. :fing32:
I guess I was going buy price range since the Cub 1000 series lawn tractors do fall into a similar price range at the Deere L thru D100 series. I just wish Cub had left the serviceable trans and electric PTO when they did the redesign in 2009 I think Because when the 1000 series first came out I think they were the Best of What we have coined Here Box store Models:thThumbsU
 

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They are the best tractor in their price range by far. But don't believe me, go to a Lowe's or Home Depot and ask which have the most problems or returns.
Well You work for a JD dealer so your Opinion Might be a little Biased :sidelaugh
 

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I know that the series John Deere LA (110-170) is not really a heavy duty series to be more expensive John Deere.
But the quality and sustainability of the LA series you it is comparable to Craftsman, White Outdoor, Huskavarna, Ariens ...?

I found a LA145 2009 to adapt to a snowblower, it seems to sell more easily and at a better price than other brands of tractor mowers.
FWIW, I'm going on my 4th winter snowblowing with my LA165 and have been very happy with the overall performance. She's not going to push through 4' snow drifts and I sometimes wish she had more traction but overall, it does a nice job. Like so many others, of course, I still have not gotten to use it this year yet, though!

Good luck.

Joe
 

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I am going to go back on what the original poster had as a former owner of a L-series tractor. I bought my L-120 in 2003 when the first L's came out with the green and yellow and it came with the 20 HP briggs V-twin engine and the hydrostatic transmission.

My lawn tractor lasted a long time considering the usage of 2 and half acres of mowing from February to the end of November every week of mowing. I used that lawn tractor and it served well. Sure there was some spots that could of been engineered better and some of the areas were the spindles were a little weak, the paint quality on the mower deck could have been better and the steering was from the start a bit of "Arm Strong" steering.

I had the tractor for just over 475 hours and sure towards the end it was nickel and diming me with things that were just plan worn out.

The good things were and did out weigh the negatives the tractor always did a excellent job of mowing and I mean I have never had a better looking yard after mowing and it gave smooth even cuts that looked great. I always used the tractor for it intended use and that was mowing. The fuel economy was acceptable considering that my yard is a old reclaimed pasture.

I never had a issue with the non-servicable transmission but I used the tractor as it was intended and never went beyond it, after alll I have a larger SCUT John Deere 2305 that is used to maintain the rest of my 5+ acres of land.

So in summary the L, LA, D or whatever Deere name these tractors are good lawn tractors as long as you keep it serviced and do not go beyond its intended uses and will serve for a long time.

Last year I traded in my L-120 for a new X-320 as I still need to mow the yard and I think that John Deere got what they wanted from me. I bought a L-series and after 8 years of use moved upmarket to the next higher series when it was time for replacement.:greendr:
 
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