John Deere X300 Lawn Mower Maintenance

By Todd Fratzel on Landscaping, Maintanence

Last year I bought a John Deere X300 lawn mower with the mulching deck. Seeing that spring is just around the corner (late start here in snow country) I want to get the mower ready for the upcoming summer season.

The following maintenance items are suggested annually:

1. Lubricate front axle pivot, axle spindles, mower spindles, pivot points, and lift pedal.
2. Change engine oil and filter.
3. Replace spark plugs.
4. Replace air filter element (foam and paper).
5. Replace fuel filter.
6. Clean engine cooling fins.
7. Check mower belt.
8. Sharpen / replace blades.
9. Clean bottom side of mowing deck.
10. Check tire pressure.

John Deere sells a convenient home maintenance kit that includes oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, air pre-cleaner and spark plugs. I decided to buy the John Deere kit so that I’d have all the correct parts. Maybe next time I’ll buy them separately once I know what I’m doing. Tonight I already took care of item 10 when I found the lawn mower had a flat tire.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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  1. JimInNashville says:

    Thanks for these very helpful summaries of X300 maintenance operations! As they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

  2. johndeere2358054 says:

    How do you start the john deere x300

  3. Tim H says:

    How do you get that Yellow cap off on the rear wheels. I have a flat but I can’t seem to get the cap off. What am I doing wrong??

  4. Jeff says:

    What is the optimal tire pressure?

  5. Joe says:

    300 series. 14psi front and 10 rear.

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