"The plastic hood is not durable and it is expensive to replace...."
"I have owned this 345 for over 4 years and use it to mow grass and push snow in the winter. It's a well built machine with plenty of power to do any..."
"I have put about 50 hours on this machine since I bought it at 520 hours. I changed the oil, oil filter and transmission fluid, all of which were very..."
"In the 18 yrs. I have owned this tractor/mower, it has been reasonably reliable.
In the first couple of years, the mower clutch fell off the..."
"Showing its age at 900 hrs. I have an electrical problem that I am trying to trace down, as it is intermittent and probably a bad ground or loose..."
"In a word: EXCELLENT. For 15 years now I've used my JD primarily for mowing 2.5 acres and plowing a 250 ft driveway. We get some big snow up here and..."
"My JD 345 has a 18hp liquid cooled engine, Kawasaki FD590V. This engine is no longer made. I am trying to fine the replacement, 26hp Kawasaki..."
"As a former cemetery sexton I have used John Deere equipment for 25 yrs. I believe that is no finer mower for cutting grass than a JD345.
"Great job at mowing...."
"Traded in a JD 140 to get this tractor in 1999 because I wanted a twin cylinder liquid-cooled hydrostatic drive tractor with power steering and a 54"..."
"Fantastic garden tractor. Use it year round for mowing with 48" deck with bagger, picking up leaves in the Fall and snow blowing with 42" snow blower..."
"Been very happy with the mower. Only problem, clutch went out, 500 dollar repair...."
"I had a 2000- 345 that I put 2160 hours on in 10 years. I used it like a small dozer and put in many lawns with it. It was starting to show the wear..."