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Features and Benefits
The X300 Tractor is a premium product at an attractive price. It comes with a smooth-running 18-hp V-twin iTorque™ Power System and easy-to-use Twin Touch™ hydrostatic transmission. This model has a 42-in. Edge™ Xtra deck (side-discharge mower).
The X300 Tractor is designed for homeowner customers who want the highest-quality product. A wide choice of mower decks, from 38-in. to 54-in., do an excellent job of mowing and side discharging, mulching, or bagging grass clippings. A dedicated 42-in. mulching mower can be adjusted to provide superior mulching performance in a variety of conditions.
MANUFACTURER John Deere
MODEL X300/42X (2011)
Power 18 hp (13.4 kW)*
*Engine hp is provided by engine mfr. for comparison purposes. Actual operating hp will be less. ---
Displacement 36.8 cu in. (603 cc)
Cylinders V-twin, cast-iron liners
Type OHV, oil filter
Charging System 15 amp regulated
Battery 195 cold-crank amps
Choke/Speed Control Separate levers
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.3 U.S. gallon
Type K46 automatic
Control Twin Touch pedals
Cruise Control Standard
Forward Speed 0-5.5 mph
Reverse Speed 0-4.0 mph
Frame Welded heavy-duty
Front Tires 15x6-6
Rear Tires 20x10-8
Front Axle Cast iron
Hood Material Xenoy
Service Interval Decal Yes
Tool Tray Yes, under seat
Type 2-wheel steer
Turning Radius 16 in.
Uncut Circle Radius 28 in. (42X mower)
Spindle Bushings Metal, replaceable
Seat Back Height 15 in. open back
Fore-aft Adjustment 7 in. while seated
Seat Suspension Two coil springs, three-position no-tools adjustment for operator weight
Type Foot pedal with optional adjustable spring assist
Mower Cut Height 1 in. to 4 in., 13 position
Cut Height Increments 0.25 in.
Preset Cut Height Yes
Type Side discharge
Mower Cutting Width 42 in.
Mower Deck Material 0.105 in. (42X)
Mower Wheel Adjustment 4-position, tool required
Mower Level Adjustment Exact Adjust ports and onboard deck-leveling gauge
Mower Drive System In-line belt, electric PTO
Front Draft Arms Two-point mounting
Rear Draft Arms Two pins and spring clips
Belt Tension Spring
Mower Wheels Rotate No
Meets ANSI Standard Yes
Backup Protection RIO
Safety Video Yes
Wheelbase 49.4-in. (125 cm)
Overall Length 72-in. (183 cm)
Width without mower 38-in. (97 cm)
Width with mower 53-in. (135 cm)
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 44-in. (111.8 cm)
Height 43-in. (109 cm)
Weight 556 lb (252 kg) with mower, no fuel
Note 1 Xenoy hood material reduces sound, will not rust or dent
Note 2 One-piece hood for easy service access
Note 3 Durable E-coat primer and powder-paint finish
Mowers 42X (standard)
Material Collection System 7-bu 2-bag
Mulching System Yes
Front Thatcher 38, 46, 54 in.
Front Blade 44 in.
Tractor Shovel 40 in.
Snow Blower 44 in.
Front Bumper Standard, also styled bumper option
Brush Guard Yes
Bucket Holder Yes, single and double
Tow-Behind Tools 16