The reviewers and staff from 10Rate - a company that reviews products and services - selected the 10 best riding mowers for 2012, naming two John Deere models in this list, according to a release from the company.
The release noted that the list was compiled according to a set of criteria that consisted of eight factors:
1. Ease with which to access and operate the controls
2. Comfortable seat
3. Wide cutting path
4. Tight turning radius
5. Powerful motor for cutting and mulching
6. Smooth riding over varied terrains
7. Variable speeds and adjustable deck height
8. Easy handling and maneuverability
Based on these qualifications, the annual Best Riding Mower Reviews crowned a winner, the John Deere X304 mower, which won for best quality and had an almost perfect score of eight out of 10.
"A highly maneuverable machine, the John Deere X304 has an excellent cutting performance and easy controls," according to the review.
The Lawn Tractors Buying Guide reported that the X304 lawn tractor is the best of the line yet, and people who have used John Deere equipment will be impressed with its efficiency.