Last Fall I bought this John Deere X300 mower with the mulching deck. Now that I’ve mowed the lawn for 5 or 6 weeks I’m pleased to say this thing is amazing! I’m one of those guys that really does believe you get what you pay for and this machine is certainly a good example of it. I actually bought a new snow blower this winter and went with a Craftsmen from Sears and I’m not impressed with it at all (I saved myself $500 bucks and now I’m wishing I had bought something different).
Anyway, the mulching deck on this riding mower has blown me away. I mow the lawn weekly and you can’t even see the clippings. The lawn looks as if I bagged it or raked it. The beauty here is I don’t have to mess with clippings and the mulch is good for the lawn.
One of the features I like best is the Twin Touch™ automatic transmission. It provides comfortable two-pedal foot control for effortless speed and direction changes. The other great feature is the tight turning radius of 16″ which I find amazing for such a large mower.