Review By : Al on Apr 6 2009 12:00AM
Price Paid : $2,100.00
Years of Use : 30-Days
Purchased From : Deer Country Adamstown, PA.
Strengths Smooth ride
Excellent cutting performance
Intuitive control layout
Wash ports for the mower deck
Easy to clean up after mowing.
Weaknesses Some of the parts look weak.
Overall This is a brand new 2009 LA-145 I had delivered on Friday 4/3. I used to own a 1989 Wheel Horse 414-8. I cut the lawn with that old garden tractor for 15 years. While the Deere is light years ahead of the old "Horse" in comfort, power, and cutting ability I doubt that it will last 21 years. Even with light duty and proper maintenance. Light steel frames and plastic parts just can't compare to heavy gauge steel and cast iron for durablity and longevity. Don't get me wrong though. It's a fine tractor and I'm excited to be a new John Deere owner. I've only cut the lawn once with it so far and I'm very impressed with it's abilities. The V-twin is very smooth and powerful. The control layout makes it a joy to operate. I look forward to cutting the lawn now because this tractor makes the job a true pleasure.
Parts : Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 10
Reliability : Overall : 10