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    John Deere   D125 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower

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    • Description
      • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for stronger performance
      • 42 in. edge cutting system provides superior cut
      • Standard cruise control is ideal for mowing large areas
      Model
      BG20986
      Internet/Catalog:
      300187012
      Store SKU:
      1000024717

      The John Deere D125 Riding Mower is the premium 42 in. deck model of the D100 series line up. Step up to the D125 and experience a 20 HP V-twin engine that offers more power and smoother operation. The hydrostatic transmission provides quick, reliable starts, while the 2-pedal foot control enables easy maneuverability, forward and reverse. Additional features include a comfortable high-back seat and cruise control to easily maintain a constant mowing speed over large areas. The 42 in. mower deck provides superior cut quality, is ready to side-discharge and can also be easily equipped to bag or mulch.

      • White glove delivery within 7-14 days by a local John Deere dealer; at delivery you will be taught how to operate and maintain the mower
      • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for powerful performance and smooth operation
      • 42 in. Edge Cutting System with deep deck design to lift grass for superior cut and smooth underside to prevent grass buildup
      • Cut height selections range from 1 in. to 4 in. in 1/4 in. increments
      • Wash port included for convenience to clean the underside of the deck
      • Cruise control option maintains tractor speed for mowing larger areas
      • Fade-resistant hood is made of a tough composite material that won’t dent or rust; openings on side let in cooling air while keeping sound level low
      • Comfortable high-back seat easily adjusts while you are in the seat with travel of 5-1/2 in. and 10 different positions
      • Baggers, carts, aerators, spreaders, front blade, mulch plug and snow blowers are sold separately to help with projects around the yard
      • Inspected, tested and supported for hassle-free ownership - your local John Deere dealer will complete a thorough 10-point pre-delivery inspection on all new John Deere tractors and zero-turn mowers prior to sale
      • Free White Glove Service available on this riding mower
      • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
    • Specifications
      Assembled Depth (in.) :
      68.75 in
      Assembled Height (in.) :
      44.5 in
      Assembled Width (in.) :
      54.9 in
      Assembly Required :
      Yes
      CA (CARB) Compliant :
      Not CARB Compliant
      Commercial / Residential :
      Residential
      Cutting Options :
      Bag,Mulch,Side-Discharge
      Cutting Width :
      42 inches
      Deck Material :
      13 Gauge Steel
      Deck Type :
      Stamped
      Drive Type :
      Rear-wheel Drive
      Engine Displacement (cc) :
      656
      Engine Make :
      OEM Branded
      Engine Torque (ft.-lb.) :
      30.7
      Features :
      Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Single-lever height adjustment
      Front Wheel Size (in.) :
      15
      Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) :
      2.4
      Horsepower (hp) :
      20
      Included :
      Engine oil
      Lawn Mower Type :
      Lawn Tractor
      Maximum Cutting Height (in.) :
      4
      Maximum Forward Speed (mph) :
      5.5
      Maximum Reverse Speed (mph) :
      3.2
      Minimum Cutting Height (in.) :
      1
      Mower Deck Width :
      42
      Mower Size :
      Small
      Number of Blades :
      2
      Number of Cylinders :
      V-Twin
      Number of Deck Wheels :
      2
      Oil Capacity (oz.) :
      74
      Power Type :
      Gas
      Product Weight (lb.) :
      438
      Rear Wheel Size (in.) :
      20
      Recommended Oil Type :
      SAE 10W-30
      Refurbished :
      No
      Returnable :
      30-Day
      Size of Yard :
      1/2 - 2 Acres
      Start Type :
      Electric
      Terrain Type :
      Hilly,Steep
      Transmission Type :
      Hydrostatic
      Turning Radius (in.) :
      18
      White Glove Service :
      Free White Glove Service
    • Reviews
      (320)

      Ratings & Reviews

      91% of customers recommend this product
      4.4
      Out of 5:
      5
      [217]
      4
      [67]
      3
      [15]
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      [18]
      QUALITY:
      VALUE:
      4.4
      4.3
      Customer Images (17)
      • It's great...except for the transmission
      • January 12, 2015

      I want to love this mower....really. I've had no issues with it cutting my 1 acre of grass and hauling firewood around in a gorilla cart. However, the weak link in these mowers is the transmission. I've only got 30 hours on mine and the transmission is starting to whine loudly, even on level ground with the mower deck disengaged. So I started looking online to see what can be done. Apparently, these transmissions fail a LOT and you need to remove it from the mower to change the fluid. I've owned this thing for a couple of months now and I took it to the local JD dealer to see if they could fix it. They're willing to fix it under warranty, but say that the transmissions are weak in this model and they change them a LOT. I was told to not tow anything and definitely don't use it to push snow or with a snow thrower (which I'd planned on doing). Sigh... There's a company that sells upgrade kits for this mower with a significantly better trans that doubles the torque, is rebuildable, and it's easy to dump and fill the fluid for routine maintenance without removing it. I'm likely to take that route rather than have JD put another faulty transmission in. Unfortunately, the cost for that upgrade is about what I paid for the mower. Before you buy one of these, do a google search on the KT66 transmission upgrade available. You'll see stories (like mine) of folks who had their "tufftorq" K40 transmission fail on them very early and with light usage. One last nit...the tires have relatively poor traction. Lug tires (assuming that doesn't blow up the trans even faster) would be a very good addition. It struggles on wet grass and easily gets stuck in loose leaves. Love the mower, in general, but I wouldn't recommend it because of the very weak transmission.

      Pros Easy to Use Cons Not Durable
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      ChrisInVirginia

      Broad Run, VA
      45 to 54, Male
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