John Deere 345 Tractor

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  • It Works Good and Lasts a Long Time!

    Dec 27, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Gives your yard a professionally manicured look!
    Cons: Initial cost

    Summary: When I was in the Marine Corps many years ago, my drill instructors would often say that a piece of equipment "worked good and lasted a long time". Itís funny how that simple phrase has stuck with me over the years, and how I guess itís become ... read more

  • Proud 345 Owner

    Jun 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Horsepower gives unlimited versatility, reliability is excellent, never had a problem ('99 and used heavily).
    Cons: Seat doesn't last.

    Summary: My first John Deere. I knew I would use it for more than just mowing so I bought extra tractor, too many times I have under bought and was upset with myself later. For mowing it's been a dream, no matter how high the grass it doesn't break a sweat. I ... read more

  • Eastern Massachusetts - Grass, Leaves, and Snow

    Feb 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast cutting, great mulching, strong engine, excellent snow thrower, easy fall cleanup.
    Cons: Very few. This unit is far superior to my similar 1986 Bolens.

    Summary: Before I bought my 345 and subsequently my 42" snow thrower attachment, I did an extensive consumer review search. The main thing I couldn't find in reviews was the production rate (how much grass or snow does it move in an hour). Well, my fairly flat ... read more

  • You won't be dissapointed

    Sep 8, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable, Powerful, Versitle, Quiet. It makes cutting grass fun again.
    Cons: Doesn't cut by itself

    Summary: I bought my JD 345 used with only 40 hours. You could not even tell that it had been used. I LOVE it. I traded in my JD175 Hydro for this one. BOY! did I make a good choice. Power steering is a dream. The hydrolic deck is very nice but mostly a lazy mans ... read more

  • Shally

    Mar 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I like the power steering, hydraulic controls.
    Cons: Manual could be improved upon.

    Summary: I bought my 345 to replace a 50" Yardman because the former isn't tough enough for my three acres. The Deere is easy to operate and control and the hydraulics are great. I also added a 48 inch blade like my Yardman but the Deere pushes much more snow the ... read more

  • 20 hp John Deere 345

    Jul 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of power, quiet, green, long lasting
    Cons: high initial cash outlay

    Summary: I recently traded my smaller 225 in on the new 345. I chose the 345 over the 335 mainly because of the liquid cooled 20hp versus the air cooled motor of the 335. This machine is extremely quite,has a hydraulic lift deck, and has power steering which ... read more

  • Excellent Lawn & Garden Tractor

    Mar 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Heavy Duty Construction; Ease of operation
    Cons: No cup holder

    Summary: Weeks of searching finally led to the local John Deere dealer. I had researched different aspects of lawn and garden tractors from engine to frame size and construction. My wife and I recently purchased 10 acres of ground (about 2 acres ... read more

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  • John Deere 345

    Apr 11, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Power steering, quiet, easy deck removal, hydraulic lift
    Cons: Bad plastic, expensive repairs, must maintain

    Summary: Purchased new in 2000.  20hp liquid cooled, 54" deck, garden rear end.  Curretly has 635 hrs as of 4/11.  Considering the low hrs on my unit, and the fact it is always maintained and shedded, I have run up against some costs.  I ... read more

  • John Deere 345 repairs

    Oct 5, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Cruise control. Best is the hydrolic deck lift and power steering.
    Cons: Repairs very expensive.

    Summary: I bought my John Deere 345 used about 5 years ago. It has run well since during this time with only regular maintenance, oil,belts fluids. It mowed my 1.5 acres of grass and is a rugged machine.My problem is it finally broke down and I got a ... read more

  • John Deere 345

    Dec 1, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Power steering is nice, and handling is fine...
    Cons: Rattling noise in deck height adjustment, hood cracked, blade towers wear out quickly.

    Summary: Durability is terrible...plastic hood cracked 12" down the middle for no reason whatsoever. My 5th John Deere, this one is out of warranty and John Deere don't seem to care anymore whatsoever. No reason for a hood to crack that has not been wrecked or ... read more

  • The Best Garden Tractor I have ever Owned

    Nov 16, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The Power and adjustable seat with tilt steering make this machine a pleasure to drive
    Cons: I wish I had more lawn to cut

    Summary: I purchased this 345 John Deere late October of 1996. It has a 2 cylinder liquid cooled 18 HP Engine which is vibration free. The 54" mower deck is so quiet that you have to make sure that it is turned off before you step off. The Tractor and mower are ... read more

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