The John Deere F525 lawn mower is a little different than other lawnmowers produced by JD. Rather than having the mowing deck mounted below the middle section, the F525 has it’s mowing deck forward mounted. It’s mounted in front of the steering wheel, hence the ‘F’ in the name.
The JD F525 comes with a John Deere built and designed 4 stroke, 1 cylinder engine which is air cooled and boasts a 17hp engine with an oil capacity that clocks in at just over 4 liters. The fuel tank can hold 2.75 US gallons of petrol (or 10.4 liters). The best aspect of the John Deere F525 lawn mower is it’s huge 48 inch mower deck, which makes it fantastic for tackling large areas (that’s 10 inches bigger than it’s little brother the F510 which clocks in at 38 inches).
One of the major gripes people have with the JD F525 is that it can only hit 5 mph going forward. This is mainly to keep to mowing deck stable on uneven ground. So while it does have a very large mowing deck at 48′, it can be frustrating if you have to cut a large flat area like a golf course or football field. In cases like these you may find that opting for a regular mower like the John Deere 318 is a good idea.
While many people like the innovative design of the F525, they often found that it had it’s fair share of problems too and that there are much better John Deere lawn mowers available even if their cutting width was far smaller. Many people believe that the John Deere F series of lawn mowers paved the way for future generations of John Deere ZTR mowers that were better designed and obviously had a zero turn radius.
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