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Hi,
I was wondering which models everyone thought to be the top ten John Deere Lawn Tractors based on reliability, efficiency, best engine, price etc?
All years included of course.
I am new to the world of John deere but I could guess at least one model that might be in the top ten, the 330 diesel.
It will be very informative and interesting to see what everyone thinks.
Erich
 

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I think my new x520 is tops:bannana: But, that's just me:sidelaugh
 

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314, 316, 318, 420, 425, 430, 445, 455 come to mind right away when thinking classics.



Any of the new x series are good when used for what they are designed for.
 

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GX335 has been working for me since '04 w/few minor repairs... iders, belts and usual maintenance items. 20Kawi horses good transmission, power steering and lift, easy on/off attachments. Only drawback is the exhaust odor... it's not diesel.:)
 

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I will say , 1 thru 10 is-

1-420
2-420
3-420
4-420
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You get the point LOL.

Seriously I like the 420, the 455, GT275, 185, and even though the mule drive was a pain, the 332. 318 is probably the best all around tractor for the buck.
 

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110, 318, 332, 420, 430, 140 and the mighty X595 4wd and my JD herd would be complete.
 

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If you are counting just Lawn Tractoers and not garden tractors I cant complain about my 165. The neighbors love it too.
 

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I can only vote for the ones I've owned and used.

1-'08 X748SE
2-'02 GT235
3-'72 112
4-'65 110

Jeez, I wish I still had the 110.
 

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I've only owned two so far, the 425 I used to have should definitely be on the list, and I haven't owned my current X585 long enough to pass judgement yet.
 

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Wheres the 56 and 66? (just kidding)

Suprised no one mentioned the 110 & 112. Didn't say they had to be the most powerfull.

And the 322 has the best sound followed by the 430.
 

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Ten best of all time? That's tough! I'd say the old 112, the 216, the Kohler 316, 318, 332, 430, 140H3, and just to honor the new stuff, I'd add the X749. Yeah, I know that's not 10, but that's my list.
 

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Hi,
I was wondering which models everyone thought to be the top ten John Deere Lawn Tractors based on reliability, efficiency, best engine, price etc?
All years included of course.
I am new to the world of John deere but I could guess at least one model that might be in the top ten, the 330 diesel.
It will be very informative and interesting to see what everyone thinks.
Erich
well they are all good imo ive had 165 hydro an awesome mower no problems an lx176 same motor as 165 another awesome mower niether big enough for my 3 acres though now have a 210 w/965 hours on it still original engine and trans never painted and still looks good was a 1 owner tractor.and my fav of the ones ive owned is my 316 w565 hrs hydro and onan engine.hard to choose kawaski kohler or onan.:goodl:
 

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You asked for top ten lawn tractors and almost everything listed are Garden tractors?

I think the LX176 LX178 LX277 LX280 X320 are the top 5 atleast my choices
 

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Begging your pardon, but my 316/318/420 owners manual calls them Lawn and Garden Tractors right on the front cover. Granted a 420 and an LA175 are apples and oranges.
 
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