Excellent Machine! JD X320 with mulch kit
Very happy with this machine. Just fitted the mulching kit and cannot believe how easy it is to remove the deck! Very good design work from JD. The tractor does a great job and leaves a very nice finish to the grass with the mulching kit. I got the 10P trailer with my purchase, which has come in handy a few times. 4 year/300 hr warranty for extra piece of mind.
Overall, very happy with the purchase of this machine.
Excellent Mower with one exception
A good overall mower from John Deere. It runs quiet, cuts well and is reasonable stable on sloped hills with a comfortable ride on rough farm yards. BUT, If you are serious about lawn care then the John Deere x300 series may not be the right option for you.
Having difficulty after 2 years with the transmission - we will see if JD fixes this or charges me for it.
Good Tractor except for the weak Transmission
Bought ours about 5 years ago to mow our sloping 2.0 Acre block. Always felt a bit precarious sitting up so high on sloping ground but it did the job Ok for 4 years (only around 155 hours of mowing in that time)
Unfortunately a few months ago it stated dropping a bit of Transmission fluid and wouldn't go up hills when hot. The Local agent sort of fixed the problem by replacing the transmission fluid and sealing the leak (but still not performing very well up hills when hot!) So I went to discuss the $245 repair bill and they admitted it nee...ded an expensive new transmission! They also admitted they had a similar model traded with the same problem. Anyway, to cut a long story short I decided to trade it on a John Deere 255 Zero Turn Mower and they absorbed the repair bill in the changeover which I thought was ok at $2700. But still feel the X300 transmission should have lasted longer than 155 hours. The X300 is supposed to be a mid range "heavy Duty" model! The standard battery they come with could be better too.. It started to need a charge at about 18 months and by the time the warranty expired (2 years) I had to buy a new after market one which was heaps better and was still cranking much better after 3 years and even on very cold mornings. Oh, and the seat material splits after a couple of years even when stored in a weatherproof shed!
Great Tractor, but not perfect.
I recently purchased a JD X300 with rear bagger. Tractor handles great, don't buy weights to mow until you are sure you need them. The tractor is not as user friendly to maintain the exterior as it could be. It's hard to clean up and wax. Plastic scratches easily. It needs a fuel gauge. The standard steering is very nice and very reasonable. I got a 42"C deck and it gives a very nice cut. It needs a knob for the seat adjuster lever. The twin rear bagger picks up well, but could really use a lot of redesign. With the Kawa engine, it's one of the best buys you can get if you need a rear bagger also.
Handles nicely, very reliable, and a nice cut.
No fuel gauge, hard to keep clean and "pretty". Rear bagger use leaves a lot to be desired.
Fantastic ride on. Would not change for any other brand or type. Cuts well in wet and dry, have mulching attachment, works well. Makes cutting the grass a pleasure
Reliable, easy to drive, manouvreable, small turning circle, comfortable seating position and seat. cuts uniformly, good up hill on steep places ( dam wall), reasonably easy to clean.
Hard to keep looking good, plastic bonnet scratches. Can be thirsty.
I bought this model (X320) 12th Feb 09 and am impressed with the finish and design. Old stock at a rock bottom price - very pleased. Measured it up to huskys, Zero turns and no others came close to these specs/price. Had a L120 before this one so the new Kawasaki 22HP motor feels strong and handles long wet grass better than the L120 Briggs and Straton. This is 100Kg heavier than all the other comparable machines so this has got to mean something. Seat is comfy and steering handles well. 4 wheel steer (X324) reduces uncut circle from 21" to 9" ...but not for extra $2000 have to "hokey pokey" a little more round small obsticals but I have mainly clear runs on my 2ha (mowed area) anyway. I like to tow a little trailer (rules out ZTMs) JD maintain better resale Solid build/finish and practicality all seem to come out in this model - great turning circle and a heavy duty deck is vital to the longivity - 4 year warrenty is testiment to durability. Big solid cast foot pedels, greasing points in key areas, adjustable steering linkages. Massive rear wheels with better quality tyres None........yetWill have to fit a 12v lighter socket for accesories (attachments) but there is a spot already for this.
I have a small garden maintance business with some larger lawns to mow, I tried the Husky,s & zero turn mowers but settled on the X320 as it felt a lot more solid to operate.
I would recomend this mower to anyone who is serious about lawn mowing.
Its a good quality built machine.Very comfortable to drive & has the right amount of HP.
Paying for extras eg; front bumper bar, seat cover, these should be included in original price.
Great mower, lousy transmissions, Google "X300 K46 transmission problems" and see for yourself. Dealer says they are built to a price and you get what you pay for. I paid NZ $6500 two and a half years ago, dealer will give me NZ$3600 now with 250hrs with the replacement transmissionthe. The next step up is the X320 at NZ$10,300. Trouble is JD warranty is for 4 years or 300hrs. One free transmission in that time then you are on your own. So If the replacement transmission blows, I pay for the next one at around NZ$1800 inc. freight. Its dec...ision time, Husky? Kubota?Cub Cadet? you choose !! X300 . Great looking machine, and easy to clean and keep nice. Very heavy deck, compared to some, and a quiet Kawasaki twin motor. Used to mow a 2 acre rural block. This is the model I bought in New Zealand to replace an earlier JD a Sabre 17hp Kohler 42" deck. I have had two JD's and both of the seats cracked within a few months. Water gets into the sponge and you get a wet bum if the rain gets in. The first JD was a 17hp Sabre which did 400hrs and had two K46 transmission replacements. The dealer put water in the tyres, which was supposed to help with the traction on the slight slopes on the property. The X300 replaced this machine and performed brilliantly until 200 hrs when the transmission started to slow on any hill after warming up. All hills had to be tackled when transmission oil was cold. Still under warranty so the second transmission has just been fitted. The X300 shares the same K46 upgraded version of the Tuff Torq manufacture. Its decision time, am I through with JD, Im not sure, the next step up is an X320 which has a K58 transmission, but both of these transmissions are so called sealed for life and dont reqire servicing for the life of the mower, but I cans see me with a perfect mower, but two lousy transmisssions. You choose ????
This is my third ride on and am using it for contract work on weekends. It works well and has a nice wide cuttign deck. I would recommend this to anyone with a medium to large lawn to mow. Don't waste time with an old victa push mower - get a ride on and do it half the time.
The build quality is second to none. The paint work and attention to detail is very good. Out of the box it is ready to mow the biggest of lawns.
It is not original in any way. It is the same as old model tractors - boring!
A good overall range from John Deere. I would have no hesitation in recommending such a product. If you a serious about lawn care then John Deere x300 series is the right option for you.
Easy to use and easy to service. Good build quality and hp ratio is uo to grade.
Very comfortable ride with easy to use controls
It is hard to keep looking like new.
- ‹ Prev
- Next ›
Questions & Answers
What is a second hand X320, 800hrs, in good condition worth?
Not much pete. I only priced a new one yesterday at the local dealers, they quoted me $9400, I paid $8000 for it 6 years ago.
You would maybe get around $2500.00 for it if your lucky.
Plenty of new stuff out there pretty cheap now.
Is the x300r old stock?
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.