John Deere X700 Signature Series
Because I grew up in Vermont, those super-stiff John Deere mesh baseball hats have a special place in my heart. My childhood is filled with images of ancient farmers with those boxy green and yellow hats perched way up on the tops of their nearly bald heads. What this boils down to is that even though we're heading into winter, I'm going to make note of the new line of mowers that Deere released earlier in the year, the X700 Signature Series.
These tractors have a lot to offer, but it's the Auto-Connect that is the real stand out. It's a great solution to taking the mower on and off the tractor. Here's a video:
The tractor also got awarded a "Best of What's New" from Popular Science, which is no small bag o peas.
The tractor is about 10K, but as we all know, nothing runs like a Deere (full press release with tons more info and all the rest of the features is after the jump).
Also, pick up one of the great old boxy JD hats at Amazon. Or if that's not your style, they have other ones that have a more "this century" feel to them. Like this one. It's a cool hat, I used to have one similar to it that we wore all the time. That hat started a lot of conversations, but not any more because it got stolen by some lowlife a couple years ago.
Lawn Care Maintenance Made Easy with the John Deere X700
Homeowners will be pleased with the comfort, quality and ease of use thanks to the exclusive innovative details in the new X700 Signature Series
CARY, N.C., February 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners looking to make lawn care less of a task will find yard work easier thanks to the technological advances in the John Deere X700 Signature Series. Innovation is at the heart of the X700, which offers operators exclusive technology that makes this lawn tractor engineered for premier performance.
The new X700 Signature Series boasts 54-in. and 60-in. high-capacity mower decks that are drive-on/drive-off and feature AutoConnect™ technology, which allows the operator to attach or remove a mower deck on the tractor. Once the deck is locked-in, the Exact Adjust ports and on-board deck-leveling gauge allow users to quickly make adjustments without getting out of the seat.
"Our customer research shows homeowners are looking for products that are easy to use, innovative, and comfortable," said Kim Ridel, John Deere product marketing manager. "In response, the AutoConnect technology you'll find in the X700 Signature Series merges the most advanced engineering, with the quality craftsmanship that is built into every John Deere."
Users find comfort in the mower's automobile-like operation, thanks to four-wheel power steering and full-time four-wheel drive. Additionally, the TwinTouch™ foot controls allow operators to easily select speed and direction of travel with a slight pressure on the pedal.
John Deere iTorque™ provides improved air management under the hood, offering cooler operating temperatures even in the hottest of conditions. The 22- and 25.5 hp gas and 24 hp diesel engines offer a smooth ride, and a two-piece 21-in. high-back seat with premium cushioning, is adjustable and fits the comfort demands of a wide range of customers. The new models also have a repositioned steering column, which allows arms to rest comfortably, avoiding fatigue.
"Celebrating our 50th year in the lawn and garden equipment business, this mower is a testament to the innovation and reliability John Deere owners have come to know and rely on," said Ridel.
The X700 Signature Series has a best-in-class, 4-year or 700-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty.
The complete series, including the X710, X730, X734, X738, X739, X750, X754, and X758 models, will be available at John Deere dealerships starting in mid-February 2013.
To learn more about the X700 Signatures Series and to get a behind the scenes look at how this new line was engineered visit JohnDeere.com or go to your local dealer.
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at November 22, 2013 11:34 AM