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Posted March 01, 2018 - 05:10 PM

Same as what sits on the dealer floor.  All the ones at the local HD get setup by the local dealer and have the dealers sticker on them.

 

These E's are entry level and built to meet a price point for sure.  


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 05:11 PM

The E series is built by JD in Tennessee.

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


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 06:26 PM

E160 sold at John Deere also

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


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 06:56 PM

If your going to buy a John Deere might better go for the X series

The E series is a cheap mower made for Lowes / Home depot market, dealers will sell them too, but may be more than Lowes 

You will find very little bearings on the E series, lots of bushings

It may have a factory sealed drive unit which is not serviceable, can't even add oil without drilling a hole

Most likely will have a B&S engine, X series uses Kawasaki I believe

 

For what it was worth that is my opinion on John Deere 

I'm a Massey fan


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 07:56 PM

The Cyclonic engine is built by B&S.
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Posted March 01, 2018 - 07:57 PM

 

Better choice for not much more money.  In the long run the price difference will more than pay for itself. 


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 08:04 PM

Think that these are made in TN means cheaper labor and no union like their

Wisconsin cousins with their labor union and benefits...........JT


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 08:20 PM

Here's the way it see it...

 

The E series is like the 60/70/108/111/116 machines

The X300 is like the 110/112/200 series machines

 

I spent time on a 70, a RF110, 210, and a 212.  The RF110 and 200 series will work circles around the 70 which is a fine machine for what it is. 


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 09:09 PM

That "easy" oil change, wonder what that canister of oil costs?


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 09:24 PM

 oil filter cost between $30 - $40

I am sure many don't mind paying that since its easy to do......JT


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Posted March 02, 2018 - 09:20 AM

I know everyone has their opinions on the new stuff vs the old stuff, and many are valid and many are not.  But I will say this, these cheap Home Depot machines seem tougher than many think.

 

My neighbour has a 8 year old JD D120, he beats on that thing like a Mexican Burro.  Never changes oil, never checks oil, never cleans air filter, never takes mower off to clean it or sharpen, or lube the spindles...nothing.  Then, puts on his headphones and "has at it", 0.5 acre yard beside a farmers field with clods of dirt that gets kicked up, almost stalling the tractor...but she just keeps on going, operator oblivious.  Perfect harmony LOL.

 

These things are tougher than you think. Granted, he isn't plowing or tilling a garden, but that thing seems built well enough.

 

As for the easy oil change, this seems like a great idea for those urbanites who would otherwise NEVER, EVER change their oil.  And JD profits by their laziness.  What can be better than that?  If I was sitting at a board room making decisions for JD, I'd be 100% in favour...because times have changed.  Fathers don't teach many of their kids how to do this stuff anymore, heck, many Dad's don't do it themselves anymore.  We are sadly in the age of incompetence. 


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Posted March 02, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Equipment of today isn't overbuilt like ages past, it's engineered to survive doing what it was designed to do and that's it, the more you want a machine to do (heavier duty) the more it costs.  Lets not forget many of these machines suffer from neglect of service and improper/over use by some operators that shouldn't own/operate a rubber ball, it is what it is..  Around a level acre or less and just mowing grass you can't beat the price, and it beats a push mower.  Dads last mower was a box store CC, did it compare to my X3 series JD,,,, heck no, but it also cost half as much and it cut the grass for 5 seasons till he passed and the person I gave it to has cut grass for 3 seasons now.  Dad was a "tin mower" magnet he had a few over his lifetime, trade them off every 4 or 5 yrs so you had new to work with again.  


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Posted March 02, 2018 - 09:45 PM

Another question on the oil change canister, what do you do with the used one.  I suspect most places would not allow used oil in the regular garbage.  


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Posted March 05, 2018 - 09:09 PM

I would just put the old filter in the trash bag since I don't believe in global warming..

Will be buying mine with in the next week or 2

Just want to see whats the difference between the E150,E160,E170.

Only Difference I see between the E160 and the E170 are the tires are larger on the E170.

And the E170 is at Lowes and not at Homedepot.........JT



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Posted March 08, 2018 - 01:01 PM

UPDATE

Felt it would be best to buy my John Deere E160 today after the snow storm ended on the East Coast.

Had 20 Homedepot gift cards and cost me less then $400 (kinda sucks that Homedepot charges $79 for delivery}

Anyways a John Deere Tech has to go to the Homedepot store to setup the tractor,never knew they sent John Deere techs over for setups?I know these are made in Tenn and since my last John Deere was a Sabre that was 15 years old and felt this is a 3rd generation tractor (L Series and D Series}How much worst can the E series be...........JT






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