John Deere L110 Review: Pros and Cons

Not everybody wants or needs the latest models of lawn tractors. Some prefer the old school way. But old models are tough to find and without proper knowledge of the features, you might end up buying an old lawn mower but beyond repair.

If you are looking for an old lawn mower that is compact and perfect for a small yard, then you have come to the right place. We are going to review a lawn mower just according to your needs in this article, which is John Deere’s L110 model.

John Deere L110- Product Overview

John Deere L110
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With the John Deere L110 riding lawn mower you can mow your lawn in full size. It was a popular mower from 2002 to 2005. A more comfortable and durable model than previous models, the L110 was designed to revolutionize lawn equipment. For those with less than three acres of lawn to mow, this gasoline-powered riding lawn mower is a suitable choice.

The JD L110 is powered by the 17.5 hp Kohler CV491 engine. The entire machine is extremely light, weighing only 209 kg, ensuring that it will not leave thread traces on even the softest grass. The John Deere L110 mower is 60 inches long and 36 inches wide, although it will obviously be wider with the mowing deck. The 42-inch broad mower deck of the JD L110 is standard. The garden mower also features John Deere’s CargO Mount system, which allows customers to quickly and easily add and remove attachments.


  • Engine model- Kohler CV491
  • Engine type- gasoline
  • Cylinders- 1
  • Cooling System- air-cooled
  • Shaft- vertical
  • Displacement- 490 cc
  • Bore/Stroke- 3.60×3.03 inches
  • Power- 17.5 hp
  • Air cleaner- paper with foam
  • Starter- electric
  • Starter volts- 12
  • Steering- manual
  • Brakes- disc
  • Oil capacity- 1.4 L
  • Oil change- 50 h
  • Transmission- Hydrostatic
  • Transmission system- Tuff Torq K46
  • Type- belt-driven hydrostatic
  • Gears- infinite forward and reverse
  • Oil capacity- 2.3 L
  • Clutch- mechanical
  • Length- 60 inches
  • Width- 36 inches
  • Height- 38.6 inches
  • Weight- 209 kg
  • Number of Battery- 1
  • Electrical Ground- negative
  • Cutting Deck width- 42″ inches
  • 2-blade with manual lift
  • Overall width- 44 inches
  • Cut height- 1 to 4 inches
  • Cut positions- 7
  • Blade Lift height- 6.5 inches
  • Blade Weight- 33 kg
  • Blade Lift- manual
  • Angle:  manual
  • Additional Snow blower- 42″
  • two-stage with manual lift
  • Clearing width- 42 inches
  • Clearing height- 21 inches
  • Blade Weight:  195 lbs
  • Overall width:  43.3 inches


The features of John Deere L110 are given below:


John Deere L110 is 60 inches long, 38.6 inches high and 36 inches wide. There is an 11-inch seat back height adjustment on this model, as well as a 6.5-inch front/back seat adjustment. This lawn mower weighs 209.56 K.Gs overall.


The 17.5 horsepower Kohler CV491 engine powers the JD L110. This 1 cylinder, natural aspiration engine has a displacement of 0.5 liters and is fuelled by gasoline. The air intake is prefiltered with a paper and foam air filter, and the engine is air cooled.

A 12 volt battery starts this Kohler engine, which is mounted in a 42 2WD chassis. A 9 amp alternator is used to charge the battery. A spin-on oil filter and full pressure lubrication are features of this overhead-valve engine. On the mower’s rear is a fuel tank with a capacity of 2.1 gallons. In addition, this mower features a regulated charging system of 15 amps and a one-level choke. Transmission type is automatic in this lawn mower.


The Tuff Torq K46V hydrostatic transmission of the John Deere L110 makes it easy to operate. As a result, the JD L110 does not require any gear changes. Instead, simply press harder on the pedals to accelerate and release to slow down. This garden tractor’s peak speed is 9.2 kilometers per hour (5.7 mph). With a turning radius of just 18 inches. So, this JD lawn mower is ideal for irregularly shaped landscapes with numerous twists and turns.

Control and Tires

With the John Deere L110, you can accelerate and break with ease thanks to the two-foot pedal controls. Mowing large areas is easy with the cruise-control option. An L110 can accelerate to a maximum speed of 5.5 miles per hour. This model has a maximum reverse speed of 3.2 miles per hour. L110s come with factory-installed tires of approximately 15 x 6 x 6 and 20 x 8 x 8.


Old models of John Deere lawn mowers often have cast-iron axels and frame rails that extend across the width of the vehicle. The hood of this mower is UV-resistant, dent-proof, and rust-proof so it is not going to face any sort of damage for a long time.


A 42-inch mower deck on the John Deere L110 has a turning radius of 18 inches and can be converted to bagging or mulching. The uncut circle of this machine is 25 inches. You can adjust the L110 mower’s height in increments of .5 inches across seven positions.


John Deere is a renowned brand for comfort. As the JD L110 was created to be better than the previous models, the comfort of the user is also created better in this model. There are floor mats, a storage pocket, an hours mowed meter, a cargo mounting system, a service information sticker, a cup holder, and a tool tray come standard on this model to ensure the utmost comfort of the user. The cushioned seat provides comfort when using the mower for long periods of time and allows you to change positions while the engine is running.

The L110’s lengthier design features a large step through section that makes getting on and off the mower much simpler. Another advantage of this mower is its headlights, which allow you to mow at any hour.

Final Words

So, that was all about the John Deere L110 product review. We hope this article will help you with the information you need to purchase a suitable lawn mower for your lawn.

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