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John Deere updates X100 Series lawn tractors

John Deere’s new X100 Series lawn tractors for 2018 feature several updates designed to enhance operator comfort and control of the tractor.

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The changes provide excellent operator’s station ergonomics for a more enjoyable ride and easier operation. They include side-by-side hydrostatic control foot pedals, improved hand controls including a redesigned lever to adjust the cutting height, and a wider footrest area. The driving position has also been improved thanks to a slightly lowered seat and raised foot platform.

The new side-by-side forward and reverse hydrostatic transmission control pedals provide increased manoeuvrability, especially in conditions where backing up more frequently is required. The foot mat has also been redesigned to shed grass debris more easily.

On all X100 Series models, a new spring-return feature ensures that the throttle lever cannot be left in the choke position by mistake.

Additional improvements for the existing 2017 model range include a larger 300 cold-cranking amp (CCA) battery, which provides more reliable starts than the previous 195 CCA unit. To achieve a cleaner cut with less grass debris, especially in dry conditions, the 122cm (48in) rotary mower deck now comes as standard with anti-blowout components.

2018
model

Transmission

Mower deck

Material
collection system

2017 model
replaced

X106

Continuously variable transmission (CVT)

42C convertible

Optional, 230-litre

X105

X126

Hydrostatic

42C convertible

Optional, 230-litre

X125

X166

Hydrostatic

48 TD top discharge

Optional, 230-litre

X165

X116R

Hydrostatic

36 RDRC rear discharge, rear collect

Standard, 300-litre

X115R

X146R

Hydrostatic

36 RDRC rear discharge, rear collect

Standard, 300-litre

X135R

X166R

Hydrostatic

42 RDRC rear discharge, rear collect

Standard, 300-litre

X155R

The updated X100 Series lawn tractors will be available from John Deere dealers in early 2018.

Source: John Deere GmbH & Co. KG