John Deere is one of the most recognizable brands of lawn mowers and other gardening & farm equipment. Their trademark green and yellow “leaping deer” logo has long been associated with quality and reliability. John Deere lawn mowers continue this grand tradition. Let's look at a few types of mowers that they make, and how to choose the right one for your needs.
There are two main types of mowers that John Deere makes, for home use at least – push mowers and riding mowers. Both types of mower have their advantages and disadvantages, so there is no single best lawn mower for everyone's needs.
The first thing you'll need to determine is how large an area you need to maintain. If you're cutting an acre or more of grass every time you cut the lawn, you might want to consider a riding mower. They will make the job go much quicker, and they're generally heavier duty and will last longer when cutting large areas.
The latest technology in riding mowers is the zero turn mower. John Deere makes several zero turn models, with various sizes of blade and various horsepower ratings. You'll want to ensure you get a model that has enough power to handle any hills or other spots in your yard that will require more power.
Push mowers are also available in zero turn models, but they're still fairly rare. Zero turn push mowers are actually more common in commercial models than homeown lawnmowers.
If you're dealing with a smaller yard, a push mower is probably the better choice. Riding mowers are actually harder to maneuver in smaller spaces because they can make tighter turns and get into smaller spaces. While the riding mower looks like it would make any job easier, it's not necessary the case.
John Deere has been around for a long time – since 1827 – so you can be sure sure that you're going to be able to get service and support for their lawn mowers for years to come. And with the quality and reliability they're known for, you should have a mower that will last you for a long time, so be sure to choose the model that will suit your needs the best.