John Deere Nightmare
My father bought a John Deere 790 3 years ago. This was one of the happiest days of his life. A John Deere... Wow... Until we got a lemon. To begin with the front bearings on the right side broke on ... read full review1 Replies - Latest reply on 06/25/2013
John Deere Sucks
SPRING GROVESPRING GROVE, ILLINOIS -- I bought a JD l-111 lawn tractor because I fell for their bs about it being a quality product that Wii last a lifetime, well the one I bought had a very short life span before the transmission died and ... read full review4 Replies - Latest reply on 04/14/2012
2004 JD 6420 Catches Fire
I farm about 1400 acres in NC. I have had numerous John Deere tractors with good success. In 2004 I traded a a late model 6410 for new 2004 JD 6420 and had good experience with it until January 2010. ... read full review1 Replies - Latest reply on 02/08/2010
After 200 hrs of use, mower failed to go forward and reverse. Went to dealer and was informed that L series were low quality and only sold at department stores. Was told that transmission has a high failure rate and was not worth repairing. Repair would cost $650. for parts plus extensive labor hours. In addition, would need bearings and possible future engine replacement because of the hours of use.
Was told that the transmission was not serviceable and had to go to a qualified dealer for a repair.
After research on Google, found that the transmission fluid could be drained and replaced with some mechanical ability.
After replacing the fluid and a lot of mechanical ability (which you definitely need to do for this job!) is running like new.
Bottom line is...JD makes this product to only last for a given number of hours. They don't want it to be fixed!
After purchasing a John Deere GT225 in 2004 for $3400 I found to mower appeared to be built to last. Last year 2009 with the hour gauge showing 286 hrs. I took the mower for service as I did every year after they replace the magnetic clutch and serviced the 15 HP Kohler to the tune of $400. 1 hour later the 15hp Kohler motor blew. The top hood was dry cracked and the bumper was dry cracked. I sold the mower for scrap and would not be a John Deere customer again. John Deere is living on it's past record BEWARE...Add reply
Deere 6420 Burns To Ground
This past Monday 5/28/12 I was bush hogging (15 foot bat wing) with my john Deere 6420. My 13 year old son was riding along in the instructor seat. We had been running about an hour when I noticed a faint ... read full review4 Replies - Latest reply on 06/04/2013
SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE -- I bought the LA175 from Lowe's and the extended warranty from Lowe's. It turns out, it needed special services from John Deere right away. The on site service warranty that I purchased meant NOTHING to John Deere Dealer/Company obviously. Even the 12 month standard warranty meant nothing to John Deere. My battery was dead after 11 months. All John Deere can say is you have to bring in the tractor. You cannot just bring in the battery. I have no trailer to haul in my tractor so that they will replace the battery.
To me, this is like a purposeful arrange not to stand by their product; the biggest white elephant. How many of the owners out there has their trailer?
MOLINE, ILLINOIS -- I bought a commercial worksite pro SP10 snow pusher and within the first 45 minutes of use the rubber cutting edge began to shred. I took it to the dealer and they checked it out and Deere Corp won't stand behind it calling it a wear and tear part. After spending $4500 on it I now have to wait 3-6 weeks for a new edge from Deere. I am very disappointed and expect better. Next time I will by a Boss made for winter service. Deere needs to stick to ag products.Add reply
When I first got this tractor D100, the gear shift did not work properly. The dealer said ( Does it run? ) when I said yes, but not right he said too bad run it like it is. It is still under warranty for another year, but I can't get anywhere with this guy. I called corporate and they said work with your dealer, when I said they won't fix it she said what do you want me to do. You have to hold the gear shift in reverse and back up that way.1 Replies - Latest reply on 04/17/2012Add reply
I recommend these guys a lot. 2 Replies - Latest reply on 05/04/2011Add reply
John Deere corp. has grown so larger that it corp. officers are out of touch with the products and the hard working people that buy there products. To prove this point, try to find contact info for any of their corp. officers. they are so protected by those under them that they never hear truths from the customers. 3 Replies - Latest reply on 08/30/2010Add reply
Reported to John Deere about a possible counterfeit on their generator in March. Have received some communication with security, but nothing has been done or my questions answered. Sent e-mail pictures of generator and the box it came in. 1 Replies - Latest reply on 06/22/2010Add reply
Lubricating the spindles on my new tractor is next to impossible. The fitting are to low and they set down into the deck. Plus they are installed to the inside. Any thing to make it more difficult.
If I would have known this, I would have consider looking for a machine with a little more user friendly engineering. Other than the above problem it's a good tractor.
I love every tractor that you make. My Dad and Grandpa own model John Deere model A's, and ever since I was a little girl my dream has always been to drive a John Deere tractor in the Jacksonville, ... read full review6 Replies - Latest reply on 04/24/2007