• 22 HP* V-Twin smooth running engine
  • Deep deck design helps lift grass for a superior cut
  • Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System for fast and convenient service
Features
Specifications
Details

Features

  • Engine: 22 hp*
  • Deck: 48-in Edge™ Cutting System
  • Warranty: 2 year/120 hours
  • Transmission: Two Pedal Hydrostatic
  • Drive System: 2-wheel drive

Specifications

Buyer's notes

Notes JD Loy hood resists fading, won't rust or dent<br/>Durable primer and powder paint finish<br/>Full-length welded steel frame<br/>John Deere Easy Change 30-second oil change system
Warranty 2 year/120 hour bumper-to-bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
  • Two-year or 120-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty is standard
  • The MowerPlus™ app helps maintain the tractor and lawn
  • Snow removal is a strength of lawn tractors
  • Frame made of full-length welded steel for reliability
  • The Edge™ cutting system gives superior performance
  • Hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of ground speeds
  • John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system
  • Operator station designed for comfortable operation
  • Engine is powerful and smooth-running V-twin design
  • Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood
  • Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use
Features

Features

  • Engine: 22 hp*
  • Deck: 48-in Edge™ Cutting System
  • Warranty: 2 year/120 hours
  • Transmission: Two Pedal Hydrostatic
  • Drive System: 2-wheel drive
Specifications

Specifications

Buyer's notes - Notes:
JD Loy hood resists fading, won't rust or dent&lt;br/&gt;Durable primer and powder paint finish&lt;br/&gt;Full-length welded steel frame&lt;br/&gt;John Deere Easy Change 30-second oil change system
Buyer's notes - Warranty:
2 year/120 hour bumper-to-bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
Chassis - Cup holder:
Yes
Chassis - Equipment mounting:
CargO Mount&trade; system
Chassis - Fender deck material:
Stamped steel
Chassis - Fender handles/grips:
No
Chassis - Floor mats:
Yes, with debris removing channels
Chassis - Frame:
Full-length welded steel
Chassis - Front axle:
Cast-iron front axle, powdered-metal front wheel bushings
Chassis - Front tires:
15x6-6
Chassis - Hood material:
JD Loy, UV resistant
Chassis - Primer/paint:
E-coat/powder
Chassis - Rear tires:
20x10-8
Chassis - Receiver hitch:
No
Chassis - Service interval decal:
Yes
Chassis - Spindle bushings:
No
Chassis - Storage:
Storage tray with cover
Chassis - Weight bracket:
Optional rear
Dimensions - Height:
44.5 in.<br/>113 cm
Dimensions - Overall length:
70.3 in.<br/>178.6 cm
Dimensions - Weight:
Mower, no fuel, 483 lb<br/>219 kg
Dimensions - Wheelbase:
48.9 in.<br/>124.2 cm
Dimensions - Width with mower:
63 in.<br/>160 cm
Dimensions - Width with mower (deflector raised for storage):
51.7 in.<br/>131.3 cm
Electrical system - 12-V outlet:
Optional accessory
Electrical system - Backup lights:
No
Electrical system - Battery:
12 V<br/>300 CCA
Electrical system - Charging system:
Regulated, 9 amp
Electrical system - Engine starter:
Bendix type
Electrical system - Headlights:
Two standard, incandescent
Electrical system - Hourmeter:
Yes, with service reminder
Electrical system - Rear work lights:
No
Electrical system - Taillights or reflector:
No
Engine - Air cleaner:
Cartridge
Engine - Choke/speed control:
One lever, ReadyStart®
Engine - Cooling method:
Air
Engine - Cylinders:
V-twin
Engine - Displacement:
44.2 cu in.<br/>724 cc
Engine - Governor:
Mechanical
Engine - Manufacturer/model:
44N677 (M44)
Engine - Oil drain:
Not required - Easy Change&trade; 30-second oil change system
Engine - Power:
22 hp<br/>16.4 kW
Engine - Type:
Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter
Fuel system - Fuel delivery:
Pulse pump and carburetor
Fuel system - Fuel fill opening:
Center, 1.75 in.<br/>4.45 cm
Fuel system - Fuel gauge:
Mechanical, viewable from seat
Fuel system - Fuel tank capacity:
2.4 U.S. gal.<br/>9.1 L
Fuel system - Fuel tank location:
Rear
Fuel system - Type:
Gasoline
Key Specs - Cutting width:
Edge&trade; mower deck, 48 in.&lt;br/&gt;122 cm
Key Specs - Engine manufacturer/model:
44N677 (M44)
Key Specs - Engine power:
22 hp<br/>16.4 kW
Key Specs - Lift system type:
Lever on fender deck
Key Specs - Rear tires:
20x10-8
Key Specs - Steering type:
Sector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod
Key Specs - Transaxle control:
Two-pedal foot-controlled hydrostatic
Key Specs - Transaxle type:
Hydrostatic, 2-wheel drive
Key Specs - U.S. warranty:
2 year/120 hour bumper-to-bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
Lift system - Cut height increments:
0.25 in.<br/>0.64 cm
Lift system - Hydraulic outlets:
No
Lift system - Mower cut height:
13 positions, 1-4 in.<br/>2.5-10.2 cm
Lift system - Preset cut height:
No
Lift system - Type:
Lever on fender deck
Mower attachability - Drive system:
Single belt
Mower attachability - Front draft arms:
One spring clip
Mower attachability - Mower wheels rotate:
No
Mower attachability - Rear draft arms:
Two pins and spring clips
Mower attachability - Type:
Slide under tractor
Mower deck - Construction:
Stamped steel deck shell
Mower deck - Cutting width:
Edge&trade; mower deck, 48 in.&lt;br/&gt;122 cm
Mower deck - Mower deck material:
Steel, 12 gauge<br/>0.105 in.<br/>2.7 mm
Mower deck - Mower drive system:
Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch
Mower deck - Mower level adjustment:
Easy-level deck
Mower deck - Mower wash port:
Yes
Mower deck - Mower wheel adjustment:
One bolt
Mower deck - Mower wheels:
Four
Mower deck - Type:
Side discharge
Optional equipment - Bucket holder:
Yes, single bucket
Optional equipment - Front blade:
46 in.<br/>116.8 cm
Optional equipment - Front bumper:
Two-bar styled front bumper
Optional equipment - Grass striping:
Lawn striping kit
Optional equipment - Mowers:
Standard, 48 in.<br/>122 cm
Optional equipment - Mulching system:
Mulch cover
Optional equipment - Rear bagger:
2-bag, 6.5 bu<br/>229 L
Optional equipment - Snow blower:
Two-stage, 44 in.<br/>111.8 cm
Optional equipment - Sprayer:
Tow-behind, 15 U.S. gal.<br/>56.8 L<br/>Mounted, 15 U.S. gal.<br/>Tow-behind only, 25 U.S. gal.<br/>94.6 L
Optional equipment - Spreader:
Tow-behind only, 125-175 lb<br/>57.7-80 kg
Optional equipment - Sun canopy:
Yes
Optional equipment - Tow-behind tools:
16
Optional equipment - Weather protection:
Snow cab
Safety - Backup protection:
Reverse Implement Option (RIO)
Safety - Meets ANSI standard:
Yes
Safety - Meets OPEI standard:
Yes
Safety - Safety video:
Yes
Seat - Armrests:
No
Seat - Fore-aft adjustment:
While seated, 5.5 in.<br/>14 cm
Seat - Seat back height:
15 in.<br/>38.1 cm
Seat - Seat suspension:
Tilt, two coil springs
Seat - Type:
One piece
Steering - Four-wheel steer:
Not available on this model
Steering - Steering wheel:
Standard, diameter - 12 in.<br/>30.5 cm
Steering - Tilt steering wheel:
No
Steering - Turning radius:
18 in.<br/>45.7 cm
Steering - Type:
Sector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod
Steering - Uncut circle radius:
20 in.<br/>50.8 cm
Transaxle - Brakes:
Internal wet disk
Transaxle - Control:
Two-pedal foot-controlled hydrostatic
Transaxle - Cruise control:
Standard
Transaxle - Differential lock:
No
Transaxle - Forward speed:
0-5.5 mph<br/>0-8.9 km/h
Transaxle - Oil cooler:
Fins and fan on transaxle
Transaxle - Oil filter:
Yes, not serviceable
Transaxle - Reverse speed:
0-3.2 mph<br/>0-5.1 km/h
Transaxle - Type:
Hydrostatic, 2-wheel drive

Buyer's notes

Notes JD Loy hood resists fading, won't rust or dent<br/>Durable primer and powder paint finish<br/>Full-length welded steel frame<br/>John Deere Easy Change 30-second oil change system
Warranty 2 year/120 hour bumper-to-bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
Details

Two-year or 120-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty is standard

An exclusive 2-year or 120-hour (whichever comes first), single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty* is standard for all John Deere 100 Series Tractors.

  • The warranty is hassle free, with one company handling all of the paperwork.
  • Premium features of 100 Series Tractors allow for this longer warranty period, with more coverage than comparable tractors.

*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.

The MowerPlus™ app helps maintain the tractor and lawn

MowerPlus app screenMowerPlus app screen
MowerPlus app maintenance screenMowerPlus app maintenance screen

Keep a John Deere riding lawn mower running its best and know how it mows with the John Deere MowerPlus app. Simply scan the lawn tractor’s barcode to get custom information. The app helps determine the best time to mow, communicates expert pre-mow tips, offers maintenance reminders, and provides walk-through guides.

Look for the MowerPlus app on the iOS® or Android™ system app stores.

The app supports residential lawn equipment such as 100 Series, S240, X300, X500, X700, Z200 through Z600, and many similarly-sized older products. It does not presently support tractor models numbered 1000 and larger, such as 1025R.

NOTE: Some product image variation may exist.

 

MowerPlus hour meter connector also available (sold separately)
MowerPlus hour meter connector packagingMowerPlus hour meter connector packaging

The John Deere MowerPlus hour meter connector wirelessly links a 100 Series or S240 Lawn Tractor to the MowerPlus app on a mobile device. The hour meter connector transmits engine usage to the app, making it easy to track maintenance intervals:

  • iOS version 10 or higher is compatible with the hour meter connector.
  • Android versions are not compatible with the hour meter connector at this time.

iOS is a trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. used under license by Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

Snow removal is a strength of lawn tractors

Snow blower, weather enclosure, weights, and chains on a 100 Series TractorSnow blower, weather enclosure, weights, and chains on a 100 Series Tractor
Front blade, weather enclosure, and chains on a 100 Series TractorFront blade, weather enclosure, and chains on a 100 Series Tractor

An advantage of lawn tractors is their ability to use equipment for snow removal. Lawn tractor owners can add a John Deere snow blower or front blade to make quick work of moving snow whenever the need arises. Weather enclosure and tire-chain attachments add comfort and performance.

Equipment available for snow removal includes:

  • 44-in. (112-cm) Snow Blower
  • 46-in. (117-cm) Front Blade
  • Tire chains or TerraGrip traction belts
  • Weather enclosure
  • Weights

 

Frame made of full-length welded steel for reliability

Solid one-piece frame Solid one-piece frame
Solid one-piece frame Solid one-piece frame

The solid one-piece frame is constructed of 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.66-mm) steel:

  • Full-length, robotically-welded frame design has high-strength steel rails for added strength and long life.
  • One-piece, steel fender deck is bolted to the frame.
Cast-iron front axle will not bend
Front axle and wheel spindleFront axle and wheel spindle

The front axle is constructed of solid cast iron that will not bend:

  • Automotive-like steering system with sector and pinion steering gears and single drag link with a tie rod provides a very strong, low-effort, and tight-turning system.
  • Three grease fittings, on both steering spindles and center pivot, allow for regular lubrication to help maintain easy steering and minimize wear.
  • Large, 0.75-in. (1.9-cm) diameter wheel spindles provide excellent durability.
CargO Mount™ system makes installation of rear bagger and other attachments easy
Rear CargO Mount pointsRear CargO Mount points
Front CargO Mount pointsFront CargO Mount points
Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount pointsRear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points
Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount pointsRear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points

The CargO Mount system is a combination of front- and rear-mounting points providing convenient and easy installation of the sun canopy, rear bagger, and other attachments.

The Edge&trade; cutting system gives superior performance

E160 Tractor with 48-in. (122-cm) Edge cutting systemE160 Tractor with 48-in. (122-cm) Edge cutting system
48-in. (122-cm) Edge cutting system48-in. (122-cm) Edge cutting system
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The Edge cutting system has been trademarked to emphasize the advantages of the John Deere mower deck designs. They give superior convenience, performance, and reliability:

  • Deep-deck mower design lifts grass for a clean, even cut.
  • Smooth underside of mower prevents grass buildup and evenly disperses grass clippings.
  • The rolled outer edge of the deck provides extra strength and protection.
  • Dual-stage E-coat and powder paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.

The 48-in. (121.9-cm) Edge mower deck is a three-spindle design with heavy-duty characteristics:

  • Four mower wheels are standard equipment for a smooth mowing job, even in rolling terrain.
  • Flexible discharge chute minimizes property and mower deck damage.
  • No tools are required to go from mulching (with mulch cover) to side discharge to rear bagging.
  • A mulch cover is an optional attachment that can be installed without the use of tools.
  • A high-performance mulching blade (GX21786) is available to enhance mulching performance.
  • Bagging blades are available to improve bagging performance.

The mower deck has a rolled lip to provide greater strength and protection. The rugged 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.7-mm) steel-deck mower will provide years of dependable mowing.

The blade-to-spindle design provides a unique mounting system for the mower blade that gives extra safety and convenience.

A cut-and-throw, 6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger is sold separately and comes with bagging blades.

Mower wash port
Mower wash portMower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connectorMower wash port with hose connector

A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy:

  • A hose connector is included with mower deck.
StarLock™ blade design
StarLock blade designStarLock blade design

The StarLock blade design keeps the blade bolt at the correct torque for easy removal.

Optional blades for difficult mulching or bagging conditions are available.

Mower deck height adjustment
Mower deck height adjustment leverMower deck height adjustment lever
Mower deck height adjustment leverMower deck height adjustment lever

A spring-assisted, low-effort lift lever simplifies setting and adjusting the mower cut height:

  • Increments of 0.25 in. (0.64 cm) allow the operator to fine-tune the cut height.
  • Cut height is adjustable from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm).
  • The lift handle is shaped and located for easy use and is out of the way of entering or exiting operators.

Hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of ground speeds

Two-pedal speed/direction controlsTwo-pedal speed/direction controls
Forward speed control pedal in useForward speed control pedal in use

A Kanzaki® Tuff Torq® hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of speeds and makes changing the direction of travel easy. Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:

  • Automotive-type accelerator controls ensure easy operation.
  • Operator can change direction without lifting foot off the platform.
  • Large pedal surface gives superior operator comfort.
Hydrostatic transmissionHydrostatic transmission

Appropriate transmissions are used in each model, depending on rear tire size and tractor performance requirements, to ensure excellent performance and reliability:

  • Tuff Torq TLT200A - E110, E120, E130
  • Tuff Torq TLT200B - E140, E150, E160
  • Tuff Torq K46AC - E170, E180
Standard cruise control (E120, E130, E150, E160, E170, and E180)
Cruise control leverCruise control lever

An easy-to-use cruise control option maintains the tractor's speed for mowing larger areas:

  • To engage, lift up on the cruise lever and hold it until the foot is removed from the forward pedal.
  • To disengage, lightly press and then release the forward pedal.
  • For emergency stops, cruise can be released by pushing on the brake pedal or pushing down on the cruise control lever.

NOTE: Cruise control is available on all models except the E100, E110, and E140.

Kanzaki and Tuff Torq are trademarks of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Manufacturing Company.

John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system

John Deere Easy Change 30-second oil change systemJohn Deere Easy Change 30-second oil change system

The John Deere Easy Change 30-second oil change system makes changing the engine oil easy, quick, and clean. Changing the oil is as easy as twisting on a new oil-filled filter. Oil does not need to be drained from the engine.

The John Deere Easy Change filter is an additional engine oil reservoir. Changing the filter removes the captured contaminants and replaces about 0.8 qt (0.76 L) of the engine oil.

The functionality does not stop with ease of use. The Easy Change oil system has several meaningful benefits over the traditional oil filter system of the 100 Series:

  • A synthetic filter material is used for more predictable filtering and longer life.
  • Filtering capacity is greater than with a standard oil filter.
    • More filter surface area
    • More oil flow capacity
  • The system has 40 percent more oil volume.
  • The oil and engine run cooler.
  • The oil filter valve closes whenever the engine stops, so filtered particles are captured and cannot drain back into the engine.
  • The risk of spilling during oil service is greatly reduced.
  • Waste oil (and new oil production) is reduced by over 1,000,000 lb (453,592.4 kg) per tractor production year.
  • This system is not a compromise to just make oil changes easier—these engines pass the same expectations and rigorous testing as always.

Partly due to these improvements, it is not necessary to remove and dispose of all the oil in the engine during service.

Everyone who uses the John Deere Easy Change system saves time and avoids the mess of a traditional oil change. In the past, many 100 Series Lawn Tractor owners rarely or never got around to changing their engine oil. With John Deere Easy Change, even owners who previously would not consider changing the oil themselves can easily do it. The Easy Change 30-second oil change system is a no-mess, no-fuss solution the competition cannot match.

Installation instructions are in the Operator’s Manual and in the John Deere Easy Change service part box.

Please recycle. Many local government recycling programs, authorized retailers, auto-service centers, and auto-parts stores will puncture and recycle used oil filters and oil.

Operator station designed for comfortable operation

Comfortable operator stationComfortable operator station
Comfortable operator stationComfortable operator station

The operator station is designed for operator comfort and easy operation:

  • Controls are positioned where they are easy to reach and use to control the tractor.
  • The steering wheel is positioned and angled to give the operator plenty of room and steering comfort.
  • The seat is tilted back at the optimum angle to provide the most comfortable operator position.
Steering wheel and dashSteering wheel and dash
Wide footrest with debris channelsWide footrest with debris channels

Controls are easy to see and use:

  • Large, three-spoke steering wheel for greater operator comfort and control
  • Ignition switch is on the dash for starting ease

 

Wide footrest areas with non-slip, anti-vibration floor mats are provided for operator comfort:

  • Debris removing channels help keep the footrest area clean and dry.
  • The wide footrest makes it easier to step over the mower deck while entering or exiting the seat.
High-back seat mounted on adjustable suspensionHigh-back seat mounted on adjustable suspension
Easy-to-adjust seatEasy-to-adjust seat

The operator seat has a 15-in. (38.1-cm) back height for good support. It is especially helpful when operating the tractor for extended periods of time.

It can be easily adjusted forward or rearward while in the seat, with seat travel of 5.5 in. (14 cm) and 10 different positions.

Seat springs give a smoother rideSeat springs give a smoother ride
Seat tilted forward (shown on E180 Tractor)Seat tilted forward (shown on E180 Tractor)

Two long seat springs give plenty of seat travel to smooth out the ride, keeping the operator comfortable while operating the tractor.

The seat can be tilted forward for protection from the elements and to provide easy access to the fuel tank.

Beverage holderBeverage holder
Storage compartmentStorage compartment

A beverage holder and storage compartment, located on the right side fender, are conveniently located and easy to use.

Fender flares cover the tires more completely and add style to the tractor.

Engine is powerful and smooth-running V-twin design

22-hp (16.4-kW) engine22-hp (16.4-kW) engine
Oil filterOil filter

A 22-hp (16.4-kW) V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:

  • V-twin cylinder design for greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality
  • Auto choke system to allow operators to start the engine without needing the choke unless air temperatures are near or below freezing
  • Electronic ignition for fast starts
  • Spring-return feature to ensure the operator will not mistakenly leave the throttle lever in the choke position
  • Cast-iron cylinder liners for longer engine life
  • Overhead valves for excellent power and fuel economy
  • Full-pressure lubrication and oil filter for cleaner oil, prolonging engine life and extending the time between oil changes
    • More effective when operating the tractor on an incline
  • John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system makes changing the engine oil easy, quick, and clean.
Fuel tank has gauge to show fuel level from the operator's seat
Fuel tank gaugeFuel tank gauge
Convenient fuel-filler openingConvenient fuel-filler opening

The fuel tank gauge shows how much fuel is in the tank and can be seen without leaving the operator's seat:

  • Easy to check fuel level
  • Convenient location

Fuel tank:

  • The capacity is 2.4 U.S. gal. (9.1 L).
  • The fuel-filler opening is conveniently located under the seat. 
    • Filling the tank without spilling is easy.
    • A tethered fuel tank cap is more convenient.
    • The sealed fuel cap helps keep vapors inside the tank.
    • The tractor has a California Air Resources Board (CARB) certified engine for reduced air pollution.

Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood

One-piece hood is easy to openOne-piece hood is easy to open
Service interval decal located under hoodService interval decal located under hood

The one-piece hood opens easily to permit checking and servicing the engine:

  • Important service points are located within easy reach.
  • A service-interval decal is provided inside the tractor hood for convenience when servicing the tractor.
John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change systemJohn Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system
Seat tilted up for easy access to fuel-fill openingSeat tilted up for easy access to fuel-fill opening

The John Deere Easy Change 30-second oil change system makes changing the engine oil easy, quick, and clean. Changing the oil is as easy as removing the old oil-filled filter and twisting on a new oil-filled filter. Oil does not need to be drained from the engine. The removed filter contains the captured contaminants and a portion of the engine oil.

The seat tilts up and out of the way to make adding fuel easy.

The 100 Series Tractors are covered by a 2-year/120-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty*:

  • Premium features of 100 Series Tractors allow for this long warranty period.

*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.

Hood will not dent or rust and includes quality headlights for good visibility
One-piece hood opens for service accessOne-piece hood opens for service access
Quality headlights for good visibilityQuality headlights for good visibility

The hood is made of molded-in color material:

  • Reduces sound
  • Will not rust or dent
  • Openings on the side of the hood let in plenty of cooling air while keeping the sound level low.
  • Two headlights provide good lighting for nighttime operation.

Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use

E160 Tractor mowingE160 Tractor mowing
Steering wheel and controlsSteering wheel and controls
Instruments and controls

The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling:

  • Controls are color coded and labeled for easy identification by the operator.
  • Controls are logically placed and easy to reach.
  • The hour meter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
    • A service reminder feature will indicate that a general lubrication or mower/engine service interval has been reached.
    • When service is required, arrows will periodically flash for two hours. 
  • Functional design of the controls provides good appearance and a comfortable feel.
Side-by-side transmission control pedals
Two-pedal speed/direction controlsTwo-pedal speed/direction controls
Side-by-side foot pedals and cruise control leverSide-by-side foot pedals and cruise control lever

Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:

  • Automotive-type accelerator controls ensure easy operation.
  • Operator can change direction without lifting foot off the platform.
  • Large pedal surface gives superior operator comfort.
Cruise control (E120, E130, E150, E160, E170, and E180)
Cruise control leverCruise control lever

Cruise control is available on the E120, E130, E150, E160, E170, and the E180:

  • To engage, lift up on the cruise lever and hold until the foot is removed from the forward pedal.
  • For emergency stop, the cruise control can be released by pushing on the brake pedal or the forward pedal.
Mower deck height adjustment
Mower deck height adjustment leverMower deck height adjustment lever
Mower deck height adjustment leverMower deck height adjustment lever

A spring-assisted, low-effort lift lever simplifies setting and adjusting the mower cut height:

  • Increments of 0.25 in. (0.64 cm) allow fine-tuning the cut height.
  • Cut height is adjustable from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm).
Parking brake control
Brake/parking brake pedalBrake/parking brake pedal
Parking brake leverParking brake lever

The parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.

Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch is easy and convenient to use
Electric PTO engagement switchElectric PTO engagement switch

The heavy-duty electric PTO clutch is operated with a convenient dash-mounted switch.

Reverse implement option (RIO)
RIO switchRIO switch
Using RIO

CAUTION: Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward:

  • Carefully check the area around the machine.
  • Disengage the mower before backing up.

 

NOTE: Backing up while the mower is engaged is strongly discouraged. RIO should be used only when operating another attachment or when the operator deems it necessary to reposition the machine with the mower engaged.

 

  1. Stop forward travel.
  2. Look behind the machine to be sure there are no bystanders.
  3. Push and hold in the RIO switch while depressing the reverse pedal slightly for a hydrostatic transmission or moving the transmission shift lever to the rear slot (reverse) for a continuously variable transmission (CVT)/automatic transmission.

 

NOTE: If the engine and mower or other attachment stops while repositioning the machine, return the attachment engagement lever/switch to the off position. Start the engine and engage mower or other attachment. Begin again with step 2.

 

  1. Release the RIO switch and reposition the machine as the machine begins to move rearward.
  2. Resume forward travel. The mower or other attachment should continue operating.
  3. Repeat procedure to position the machine again.
  • Two-year or 120-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty is standard
  • The MowerPlus™ app helps maintain the tractor and lawn
  • Snow removal is a strength of lawn tractors
  • Frame made of full-length welded steel for reliability
  • The Edge™ cutting system gives superior performance
  • Hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of ground speeds
  • John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system
  • Operator station designed for comfortable operation
  • Engine is powerful and smooth-running V-twin design
  • Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood
  • Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use
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