Buyer’s Guide for John Deere Residential Mowers

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If you're asking yourself, "How can I choose the right residential lawn mower for my property's needs?", this article will help narrow down your options.

A few key factors, like the size of your property, the terrain, and horsepower needs, go into choosing the correct residential lawn mower for your property. Continue reading to learn what lawn mowers John Deere has available for residential homeowners.


What types of residential lawn mowers does John Deere make?

John Deere offers three different categories of residential riding lawn mowers. These categories include garden tractors, lawn tractors, and zero-turns.



Garden Tractor

The John Deere X500 Select Series and X700 Signature Series lawn mowers make up the garden tractor category. With models ranging from 22 to 25.5 horsepower engines, garden tractors are a heavy-duty lawn mower option when you have more property that requires additional yard work and landscaping beyond just mowing. Garden tractors are a little larger but offer a tight turning radius to move around your property quickly.


Lawn Tractor

John Deere lawn tractors are smaller than garden tractors with less power but are a perfect fit for smaller properties. Lawn tractors easily maneuver around landscaping and are available with cutting decks from 42 to 54 inches. John Deere lawn tractors have engine horsepower ranging from 17.5 to 23. The lawn tractor category includes the 100 Series, 200 Series, and X300 Select Series mowers.



If you have a larger property with multiple obstacles, look at a John Deere zero-turn mower. The residential zero-turn lineup offers models with 22 to 27-horsepower engines to provide the power you need for tough mowing conditions.

Zero-turn mowers are known for their zero-degree turn radius, making any obstacle a breeze to maneuver around. Mower decks are available in 42 to 60 inches, allowing you to cover more ground in less time. John Deere residential zero-turn mowers include the Z300, Z500, and Z700 Series.


Are different mowers better for certain terrains?

One of the main things to consider when finding the correct John Deere riding lawn mower for your property is your terrain. Residential zero-turn lawn mowers are designed for flat ground and are not intended to be used on hilly or rough terrains.

For small hills and uneven terrains, the additional power and weight of the garden tractor mowers make them the best fit for these terrains. While lawn tractors operate best on flat ground, they can handle slight hills when necessary. However, they don't have the additional weight of the garden tractor to make these terrains ideal for use.


What attachments are available for lawn mowers?

You don’t have to limit yourself to only mowing with your John Deere residential lawn mower. With the addition of model-specific attachments, you can increase the uses of your equipment purchase and make easy work of your yard work and landscaping to-do list.


Garden Tractor

Garden tractors are a perfect option when there is a little more yard work and landscaping because of their extensive attachment options. John Deere offers front-end loaders, plows, tillers, snow blowers, rakes, box blades, and various other attachments for garden tractors.


Lawn Tractor

Take your lawn tractor to the next level with the addition of attachments. John Deere lawn tractors are ideal for small attachments like baggers, mulchers, and even snow blowers during winter.



Attachments for John Deere zero-turn mowers might not be as commonly thought of as they are for lawn and garden tractors, but they are still available. Owners can add attachments such as dump carts, lawn sweeps, baggers, mulching kits, and even sprayers to their residential zero-turn mowers.


Where can I find residential mowers near me?

When looking for a John Deere riding lawn mower or attachments, you can trust the trained Sales Specialists at Koenig Equipment. Koenig Equipment offers the complete lineup of John Deere lawn mowers and lawn mower attachments, allowing you to see them in person for size comparisons.

Let the experts work with you to select the right size and type of residential lawn mower for your property and needs. Visit your local Koenig Equipment dealership today to learn more.


Additional Resources

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