john deere lawn tractor D105

Why I Bought a John Deere D105 Lawn Tractor?

Personally, I like my machines to be reliable and sturdy. This is the reason why when I was looking for best riding lawn mower rather than a walk behind mower, I went for the John Deere D105 Lawn Tractor. John Deere D105 Lawn Tractor is superior to many other lawnmowers in various aspects like requiring less servicing.

D105 from John deereI hardly ever use my TOOLS to fix it as it never breaks down.

When I compared this lawn tractor with some of the other options, there were quite a few differences which swayed my decision in its favor.

  1. 42-inch deck:

It was one of the main reasons why is choose this lawnmower. With 42 inches of cutting deck, it becomes easier to tackle larger lawns quite easily.

It can easily help me handle lawns of up to 4 to 5 acres quickly. This was one of the main reasons why I chose this lawnmower.

With a large cutting deck, I do not have to spend significant time doing the rounds of the lawn to trim it.

  1. Decent speed:

The lawnmower can reach speeds of 5.5 mph. Personally, for me; it is more than enough to cover the entire lawn in a short duration.

Also, at the speed, I am also able to get precise control which is the reason why I like lawn tractor so much.

  1. Height adjustment:

    John Deere D105 front view

Not always, you will be looking to cut the grass up to the same level. Hence, when I normally look for a lawn tractor, I always look at the capability to adjust the height.

With particular lawn tractor, it is easy to adjust the blade height from 1 inch to 4 inches.

The increments are in 0.25 inches. It makes it easier to get the kind of cut which is needed.

  1. Durability:

I like my machines to look good and to be functional for a long period of time.

This particular lawn tractor has a fade resistant panel. It is made from composite material.

It ensures that there is no fear of rusting or denting.

Also, the ventilation throughout the lawn tractor ensures that the engine does not get overheated even with the prolonged usage.

  1. Engine:

The 17.5 hp engine is good enough for me personally. It ensures that the power which is needed in order to tackle the uneven terrain is generated by the lawnmower.

Also, the power of the engine as well as the acceleration can be precisely controlled.

D105 John DeereThis ensures that you will not have to spend a lot of time going back and forth. It is easy to maneuver the lawn tractor. As a result, I selected this lawnmower.

All in all, when you’re comparing it with any other lawn tractor or mower, you will realize that it is much more superior.

In addition, with the need for repairs being completely eliminated owing to its high reliability, it is one of the best lawn tractors which you can get your hands on.

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Common Lawn Mower Problems and How to Fix Them

Lawn mowers require quite a significant amount of maintenance. In case, you are not able to maintain them, there can be a wide variety of problems which can crop up from time to time. In most of the cases, if you’re experienced in handling smaller machines, you will be able to fix these problems by yourself.

There will be no need to call the professional lawn mower repair companies.

It does not matter whether you’re using a push mower or riding lawn mower from time to time, you will always need to service your lawn mower. As long as you have the right tools you will be able to fix these things by yourself.

In most of the cases, the problems are pretty common. Some of these problems are highlighted below.

  1. Starter rope is difficult to pull:

lawn mower wont startWhen this problem occurs, it is mostly due to the flywheel brake. You have to check the flywheel break in order to solve the problem.

In most of the cases, it will be pressed against the handle due to which the problem is caused. Another cause of the problem is the dragging of the blade on the ground.

In such a case, you have to attach the plate in the proper position before trying to pull it again. Also, you will find the way to solve this problem in the instruction manual as well.

  1. Intermittent loss of power:

In many cases, the lawnmower starts stuttering and after a while loses all the power. In such a case, the most common cause is the unclean filter.

You have to refer the instruction manual to find out how to clean the filter. You have to follow that procedure before trying to start the lawnmower.

no lawn mower powerIn case, the filter is clean, then the cause might be the improper cutting height of the lawnmower.

If the cutting height of the lawnmower is set to a lower level and the size of the grass is more, you have to select the right height of the lawnmower before resuming.

You have to also check the spark plug as it can be the cause of the problem in such a case. You can use the igniter in order to check the performance of the engine and the status of the spark plug.

  1. Smoke from the lawnmower:

I once had a similar problem on my Ariens lawn tractor but simply rectified it by buying a John Deere D105. I do realise though that buying a new lawn tractor may not be the best option for you!

Many people are alarmed by this problem. In most of the cases, it is not that serious. In many cases, this problem occurs right after the service. The reason is that the oil compartment of the lawn mower is filled to the brim.

lawn mower smokingAlso, it can be a result of a leakage of oil. It is especially witnessed when lawnmower is working on an uneven terrain.

Both of these problems can be sorted quite easily.

The next time around, you are facing any of these problems; you will be able to exactly figure out what is the cause of these problems.

Most of these problems can be solved by you.

n most of the cases, it will just take you 10 minutes to 20 minutes in order to fix these problems and move ahead.