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John Deere 285 Review



Overall Rating:
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 4.60
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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3
Performance:
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5
Value:
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5
Reliability:
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5


JD 285 Garden Tractor Posted by Robert Newman on 06/03/2011

Bought this used 5 years ago. Runs great. Easy to remove the mower deck and hook up tiller. The Kawasaki 17hp liquid cooled engine has good power when you rev it. Tiller is about 30" works good, but will try to push the tractor forward if you hit hard soil or roots due to forward rotation of the tines.

Other than rust under the battery tray and having to replace a coolant hose it has been perfect. My parents bought, used, & killed 2 cheap riding mowers since I bought this 21 year old John Deere that is still mowing both our lawns!

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1990 Date Purchased: 06/03/2011 Number of Hours: 400
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Reliability, power, comfort. Cons: Threaded implement height adjustment takes too long if you change alot. Hard to find attachments, newer ones don't fit. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States Oklahoma I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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