John Deere X300 Review
My John Deere X300 Mulching Mower works great! The other day someone left a comment on my previous post that I didn’t publish because it was full of profanity. However, I wanted to respond to his comment with this post.
He said something along the lines of this “The John Deere Mulching Mower is a piece of *&%#@@!” He went on to say that the mower leaves clumps of grass all over the place and it won’t cut tall grass at all.
First of all I highly doubt he was talking about a John Deere X300 mulching mower. Secondly I totally disagree with he assessment. I took this photo today shortly after I finished mowing the front lawn. The last month has been very rainy around here and perfect conditions for grass to grow like crazy! Today I cut off between 2 and 3 inches of grass. Does it look bad to you? My lawn looks like a PGA golf course! Not only does this mower cut great you can hardly see the grass clippings. I didn’t rake, I didn’t bag, thats exactly how the lawn looks after I cut it.
Now I’ll be the first to admit that when I have to cut grass that tall you have to drive slower. You can’t drive like Dale Earnhardt at the Daytona 500. This is true with any riding mower so it shouldn’t come as any surprise to someone with experience mowing grass.
In my opinion this is probably a case of mistaken identity! I have a sneaky suspicion that this person bought a John Deere mower at one of the big box stores and didn’t realize that there is a HUGE difference in what you buy at a John Deere dealer vs what you can buy at the orange or blue box stores. Most likely this person bought one of these mowers that’s built exclusively for that store. Those mowers typically have much less horsepower (this is probably the issue), plastic parts instead of steel parts, and an overall watered down version of the real deal!
Anyway, I’m sticking to all my previous posts about this mower. The John Deere X300 mulching mower is great! I wouldn’t trade it for anything else (except maybe another NEW John Deere).