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#1 johnnytuinals OFFLINE  

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Posted March 01, 2018 - 11:14 AM

I have had my John Deere Sabre since 2002 (15  years}and it held up very well.

Yep I had things to do on the tractor when they broke but have a local

repair center do it a lot cheaper then John Deere.But feeling that the tractor might

be on its last leg at the end of last season with the engine coughing and shutting down

at times.I felt maybe its time for a New tractor instead of getting it checked out.

 

I see John Deere has a New Line of Tractors

I am looking at the John Deere E160 for $2299.

Looks better then the Cub Cadets that Homedepot are selling and I am not a Fan on MTD products.

And the New John Deere have the 30 second oil replacement that you can do yourself.

Wondering who makes the JD Engines nowadays?

I am glad that I have enough Homedepot Gift cards that can pay the tractor off.

But don't homedepot have John Deere sales in the spring time and maybe should wait another month?I remember John Deere used to give out a Free Utility wagon on new tractors years ago.

Any input on these New tractors ?

 

https://www.homedepo...21029/302929726


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !  Can't help you on deciding but I also would want to know what a " John Deere branded " engine is ?


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 11:39 AM

I love how they list the 22 hp engine as "John Deere Branded"


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 12:22 PM

It seems to be a Briggs engine.


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 12:27 PM

The last time I went to look at new mowers was before you  bought your present one. In Lows and Home depot I looked them over very carefully. When you looked under the shiny plastic coverings at things like the steering quadrant you could tell they all came from the same place and there was little difference. That is when I decided it was easier to work on the junk I had than buy the junk they were selling. Since then I have upgraded the quality of my second hand junk considerably but still haven't bought new. I like many here will be interested in what your research into the new machines shows. It seems obvious that it is a lawn mower not a garden tractor so general utility is going to be very limited. Don.


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 12:34 PM

You speak of the 'John Deere' at Home Depot as if it was the same thing sold by John Deere. It ain't! You should investigate where it is built.


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 01:59 PM

I like this one better

https://www.deere.co...0-lawn-tractor/


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 02:01 PM

It seems to be a Briggs engine.

I agree ELS is briggs and stratton


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 02:47 PM

You speak of the 'John Deere' at Home Depot as if it was the same thing sold by John Deere. It ain't! You should investigate where it is built.


The E series is built by JD in Tennessee.
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Posted March 01, 2018 - 02:48 PM

Was looking at last year JD models last Sept but felt lets see IF JD will bring out a New Tractor in 2018.

Well they did the E160 and I am sure its gotta be better then last years model from homedepot.

I also agree that John Deere has some great tractors for around $3000 at the JD dealers

but I have homedepot giftcards that would pay for the tractor without taking out a credit card.

Just hate having to pay my local repair store and having to spend more money then the tractor is worth.

Just did not like the stalling and back firing I had the last time I used the JD Sabre last season.........JT


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 04:10 PM

You have had better luck than most have with your sabre. That tells me you took good care of it, because most of them did not last nearly that long.
The E series tractor are new, and I can't say much about them. But if you take care of your new E160 it should last a good while for you too. Many people believe that since something is new it should take care of itself.....bad mistake. Follow the maintenace instructions that come with it and it should be fine.
Good luck and enjoy your new riding lawn mower!!!

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Posted March 01, 2018 - 04:14 PM

Take some pics and post them for us too!!

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Posted March 01, 2018 - 04:16 PM

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Posted March 01, 2018 - 04:56 PM

The E series is built by JD in Tennessee.

I'm surprised, but thank you for correcting me.


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 05:04 PM

The E series is built by JD in Tennessee.

     Was it built to J D standards or Home Depot standards.   Don


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