John Deere LA125


The John Deere LA125 lawn mower belongs to the 100 series of garden tractors which was produced by JD for 2 years from 2008 until the cessation of production in 2010. Other 100 series mowers include the smaller John Deere LA115 and the more powerfulJohn Deere LA135. The JD LA125 has a 0. 54 liter (33 cu in) 1-cylinder engine that produces a power of 21 HP. A 12V battery is used to start the mower using a key start. This battery is charged by a 9 amp alternator. This air-cooled Briggs and Stratton engine uses a foam air filter and requires 1. 4 liters of oil to stay fully lubricated.

The John Deere LA125 does not have a stick shift as it uses a Tuff Torq T40 hydrostatic transmission which makes the mower automatic. To control the speed and direction (forward or reverse) of this tractor you just have to use one of the 2 pedals. The turning radius of the JD LA125 is 0. 46m (18in) which makes it very adept in tight and confined gardens. But thanks to the cruise control it is also very easy to use in large open spaces such as parks and playing fields.

The mower deck that comes standard with the JD LA125 has a 42-inch cutting width, but once attached to the mower, it gives you an overall width of 52 inches (1. 32 m) due to being made of high-grade steel. 12 gauge and has a discharge chute that protrudes from the mower deck. If you bought the John Deere LA125 new, you would have gotten a free safety video with it. If you buy it second-hand, it might be a good idea to ask the previous owner for the safety video to make sure you don’t make any mistakes while using it that could put you in danger. For more information about this model you can consult the official website of John Deere by clicking here.

12 Reviews of the John Deere LA125

I have 1-1/2 grass acres for cutting and after 8 years and more than 500 hours of execution time of this cutter is still strong doing what it was destined to do. I have not had any problem with the transmission train and still use the original transmission strap. The engine does not use or lose oil and I change the oil and filter and give it a lubricant once a year. The corteped strap has changed once and I have changed the blades twice. The only problems I have experienced with this corteped are welding failures where the platform supports are soldiers to the platform. I repaired the problem very easily in the workshop. That was 3 years ago and the repair still remains well. I have also had to replace the starter solenoid once. In general I am very satisfied with the performance of this small corteped. If today I would bit the dust, it would not have a single complaint. It is true that it is a department store of department store that, obviously, is not up to the quality of other JD equipment. That said, I believe that the type of performance obtains from a piece of equipment depends on the care and maintenance that is given.

Everyone complains about John Deere looks at an engine in the other tractors, the majority are Briggs is like this or get a lemon or not just like a car

Briggs and Stratton sure you need to invest in their Q. C.

I am in the fourth year with me the 125. It has been a great machine. It is much quieter than the poula that it replaced, cuts the grass faster and its maintenance is simple. I bought a JD snow blade and chains last winter. It works wonderful compared to a blower. I live in a golf course and the lots of snow accumulate at the entrance day after day. The 125 that is a breeze to keep clear.

Dont, get Soming Else. worked for 20 Hrs The Shit. never Getting Another One.

Trash. I should have bought another brand. He could have paid the same price and got 3 tractors and would not be cut the grass with a thrust maid!

Although it is quite able to cut the grass, the tube that connects with the bags tends to get stuck if there is some humidity. Many people have complained about smoke. This is the Board of Cuatura on its way out. Eventually it explodes and oil comes out of the filling tube. It is not the quality I expected from a green and yellow tractor.

He started in decent, not very well and went down from there.

I wish I hadn’t trusted the John Deere name. I thought I had bought a brand that was synonymous with reliability, but I was wrong. I had other mowers over 20 years old whose engine was still running like the first day. For the price I paid for this mower I could have bought two MTD’s at Canadian Tire. At least I would have had a spare. I know the engine is a briggs and strattom (B. S) and that is where the real problem begins. However, John Deere got into bed with this company and built a piece of junk. A new engine sells for about $600. 00, labor not included, you may as well purchase an MTD. should be able to get one in clearence now that fall is here, and be later. I paid too much, they gave me too little. Not satisfied at all. Live and learn.

Buying the John Deere LA125 has to be one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made. I bought this mower to save time. ERROR.

FAILS: 1) The bagger jams no matter how high you put the blade. 2) The battery runs out in a week. 3) The rubber clips that hold the bagger to the mower degrade after a year and break. 4) The plastic duct comes loose and hits the blade. 5) The most uneven cut I’ve ever seen.

1) I get out and try to start the L125, the battery is dead and the engine won’t crank. I push the mower forward. I find jumper cables and move the car closer to the mower. I start the mower and am ready to mow. Wrong, the mower is so wide that it won’t fit through a normal door in the back. So I remove all the accessories and push the mower through the gate. Ready to mow.

2) I start cutting with the blade at 3″. Bagger jams after one row. So I get off the mower, being careful not to turn it off because I might have to repeat step 1. I reach into the chute and pull out four arms full of grass. Ready to mow.

3) Set the blade to 4 inches, see 2)

4) Decide to cut only half of the rows see 2)

5) Right now the driveway is covered in 1/2 inch of clippings because the jam throws everything under the mower everywhere except the bag.

6) I decide that because 5) mowing without a bagger can’t be bad because I have 1/2 hour of sweeping ahead of me anyway.

7) Make sure you don’t bounce while mowing because the seat switch senses the slightest weightlessness and loves to turn the mower off. I don’t want to repeat point 1). But unfortunately the children have left their toy bricks on the grass and now I have to make a decision. Should I turn everything off and dismount the mower to move the bricks or risk getting amputated? Well, I’m so upset that amputation seems like the easy way out. 8) I put the mower in gear and step on it, ignoring children, dogs, neighbors and anyone who dares to cross my path. At this point, I’m about to set it on fire. But I have to guard myself because my neighbors are looking at me and wondering why there are 4 inch green marks all over my driveway and why I am completely covered in grass clippings.

9) Finally done. Huge clump of grass all over my yard. Grass everywhere, and the yard looks like cr@p.

10) Go find the Toro mower and start over.

Anyway, things you want to watch out for:

1) None of the reasonable things (grass catcher, pipes, blade, rubber things that break, the battery) are covered by the warranty. They are considered “reasonable wear and tear” items.

2) The Escondido dealership loved not offering any help and then asking ‘Is there anything else I can help you with? Uhhh, how about helping me not kill myself because I hate this stupid lawn mower so much?

One might wish bad thoughts on whoever designed this Winnie the Pooh piece, but remember, there’s always Craigslist and I might be able to get half my money back.

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