John Deere lawn and garden tractor is a member of the John Deere X series launched in 2016 and will remain in production until 2022. It is being produced in Greenville, Tennessee, USA.
It comes with a month watering US warranty of four years or 300 hours of bumper to bumper warranty. It has a sleek design which is no surprise since it was first launched as recently as 2016 and is still being produced. The John Deere X350 tractor packs an 18.5 horsepower engine.
It sports an open operator station and a sleek sitting area. Considering its price and features, it is no wonder this tractor sits comfortably in the premium tractor category, and you’ll see why shortly.
Tabular Specifications of John Deere X350
|Model||John Deere X350|
|Length||1,730 mm (72 in)|
|Width||1,040 mm (41 in)|
|Height||1,090 mm (43 in)|
|Wheel base||1,250 mm (49.4 in)|
|Weight (without mower deck)||210 kg (464 lbs)|
|Fuel tank capacity||12.5 L (3.3 US gal.)|
Engine Kawasaki FS600V
|Displacement||603 cc (36.8 cu.in.)|
|Bore x stroke||73.0 x 72.0 mm (2.87 x 2.83 in.)|
|Power output||18.8 PS (13.8 kW; 18.5 HP) at 3,600 rpm|
|Starter type||Electric starter|
|Oil capacity||1.7 L (1.8 qt)|
|Spark plug||NGK: BPR4ES|
|Air Cleaner||Dry with foam precleaner|
Transmission and chassis
|Transmission type||Hydrostatic transmission (Kanzaki K46)|
|Gears||Infinite forward and reverse|
|Ground speed||Forward: up to 8.9 km h (5.5 mph)
Reverse: up to 6.4 km h (4.0 mph
|Oil change||Sealed unit|
|Steering||Manual with power shift transmission available|
|42” mower deck||Mid-mount John Deere 42” (1060 mm) mower deck with two-blade and manual lift|
|42” mower deck||Mid-mount John Deere 48” (1210 mm) mower deck with three-blade and manual lift|
|Blade||Front-mount 44” (1110) blade with manual lift|
|Snow blower||Front-mount 44” (1110) snow blower dual stage with manual lift|
|Front tires||Lawn/turf: 15×6.00-6|
|Rear tires||Lawn/turf: 20×10.00-8|
Features of John Deere X350 Lawn Tractor
The John Deere X350 is a premium tractor which excellent features and a befitting sleek design. Let us see what makes this tractor unique and why it has become popular among lawn owners even though it is still new.
The first thing you’ll probably notice with this tractor is its fantastic design. Its body is built with modern-day expectations in mind. It sports a 15” high seat and weighs 210kg (464 lbs) when we measured without the mower deck.
The X350 is 72” (1730 mm) long, 41” (1040 mm) wide, and 43” (1090 mm) high. Its wheelbase is 49.4” (1250 mm), which stretches to spread its weight across a wider distance and avoid track marks when working.
The tractor sports an open operator station and does not contain a ROPS. This leaves the operator open to the elements like rain and the sun while also being vulnerable to injuries in the event of a turnover.
John Deere X350 lawn tractor uses a V-twin air-cooled engine design which ensures it operates smoothly and quietly. None of those annoying popping sounds that regular tractors make even without having faults. You’ll not be a nuisance to your neighbors when using the tractor. It is an 18.5 HP engine with enough power for your lawn and garden needs which typically uses less power when working large fields.
It is a 2-cylinder gasoline engine. It has a large displacement of 38.6 cu in which creates the right amount of torque to get work done faster and efficiently. The engine is a Kawasaki FS600V model with an electric starter to reduce the problem of bad starters and the difficulty of starting the engine in extreme weather conditions.
The tractor engine has a decent fuel tank capacity for a lawn tractor at 3.3 US Gal (12.5 L). You’ll no longer need frequent stops to refuel. There is also an electronic fuel gauge on the dashboard so you can monitor the fuel and never run out of fuel before refueling.
Transmission and Chassis
The controls and features here are some of the most exciting things about the X350 tractor. The transmission model in use here is Tuff-Torq K46, while the transmission type is belt-driven hydrostatic.
It has an infinite number of forward and reverse gears with a forward speed of 8.9 km h (5.5 mph) and a backward speed of 6.4 km h (4.0 mph). It is a 2-wheel drive 4×2 chassis with manual steering and a power shift transmission option available. The brake is a wet disc brake for more grip and better stopping power, even in wet conditions.
The X350 controls get even better as it uses a two-foot pedal control just like an automatic car. It also sports cruise control, so you can set your tractor at a particular speed and focus on doing the work. You can activate the cruise control by tapping an automotive-style bottom on the control panel.
It uses large steering (14”), which increases the steering ratio and, in turn, reduces the effort needed to turn it to your desired direction. Its turning ratio is 16”, which is pretty tight and allows for better control and movement even in tight corners. There’s also an option of operating the tractor while moving backward; although this is not recommended, having the option is great for some situations where turning is difficult.
John Deere tractors are known for their durability and power, which allows them to handle attachments without issues. The X350 does this excellently by utilizing its 18.5 horsepower engine to accommodate several attachments so you can do more than just mowing your yard.
You can use a variety of mower decks on the X350 from 42” to 54”. The two most common mower decks used here are 42” and 48”. They are both mid-mounted, with the 42” coming with 2-blade and manual lift, while the 48” has a 3-blade and manual lift.
There’s also an option of a 44” front-mounted blade attachment with manual lift and a front-mounted 44” snow blower with manual lift. These attachments ensure you can use the tractor for numerous garden activities like leveling an area, bagging, and clearing grass clippings, among other things.
Pros and Cons of John Deere X350 Lawn Tractor
There are so many reasons why buying this tractor makes sense for a lawn owner. Considering the features of the X350, it wouldn’t be challenging to get a couple of advantages. In the same vein, no matter how exciting a tractor may seem, there will still be some factors that may not be too appealing. Here is the pros and cons section of the X350 tractor guide.
- Cruise control: it has cruise control that allows you to set and use a particular speed
- Two pedal control: works as in an automatic car providing better control
- Tight turning radius of 16”: a turning radius of 16” allows you to maneuver tight angles
- Sleek design: modern body design makes it quite appealing
- Large 14” steering: the large steering improves the steering ratio and makes handling easier
- Lack of ROPS for operator protection: the tractor sports an open operator station without any ROPS, which leaves the operator vulnerable to injuries in the event of a turnover
- Expensive: the tractor is costly and may be out of reach for people on a shoe-string budget
The price of the John Deere X350 lawn tractor with a 42” mower deck in 2016 (first year of release) was $3,199, while the tractor with a 48” mower deck was $3,599. In 2021 the price of a new X350 tractor now goes for about $5,500.
This is a premium tractor with high quality and price.
The John Deere X350 tractor is an excellent tractor with a sleek body design and impressive features. The tractor is still in production, so keep an eye out for more improvements before its final release in 2022. In the meantime, getting this tractor for your lawn can be an intelligent investment in the long run.
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