"54" deck sucks, but the tractor is durn near bulletproof. It has survived 10 yrs of my wife using it. Maintained religously (oil change,..."
"I have had this GT425 since new in 1999, performed required maintenance and kept mower blades sharpened and balanced. Use a full synthetic motor oil...."
"Purchased the JD 425 all wheel steer in 1999 and have used it for mowing 3 acres and plowing snow from a 1/4 mile drive since that time. 54 inch mower..."
"We purchased a dealer program 425 lawn tractor for reconstruction of our yard. We have had great experience with in power, reliability, and the..."
"Great garden tractor. Couldn't be happier. Recommended!..."
"Mowing, 60 in deck, hst tranny. Great! Very maneuverable and cuts a wide swath with no hesitation. Never had hydrostatic before, fantastic!
"In reading the manufacturer's data on the phased out JD models, it refers to the 425 as the Cadillac of lawn tractors, or maybe it was a thread posted..."
"After years of buying mowers and tractors, wish I got John Deere similar to the 425 AWS......it is a real mowing machine...."
"Purchased last year to replace aged Ariens GT19 which is an outstanding tractor but was old. Couldn't be happier with my Deere. It's an outstanding..."
"Purchased used for 2750. It had issues, PTO would not work,busted panels,seat broken off,etc.Put about 500 into it and some TLC.
It is quiet,..."
"Got a great deal on. Has many capabilities plus different attachments available (if you can find them) snowbower, tiller, front end loader, blade,..."
"This has been a good tractor. I only had 2 major problems so far:
1) was it kept dying-had it taken to 3 different dealers and the first two said..."
"This lawn-tractor has been outstanding! No problems and it is a hard working machine.
I would recommend this tractor John Deere 425 for anybody..."