• 24 hp (17.9 kW)* V-Twin Extended Life Series (ELS) Engine
  • 48-in. Edge™ Mower Deck
  • Electric PTO, Hydrostatic Transmission w/side-by-side pedals
  • Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System
  • Adjustable lumbar seat and standard front bumper
  • Easy to read fuel gauge with low light visibility
  • 2 year/120 hour bumper-to-bumper warranty
Features
Specifications
Details

Features

  • Deck: 48-in Edge™ Cuttting System
  • Engine: 24 hp*
  • Transmission: Two Pedal Hydrostatic
  • Warranty: 2 year/120 hour1
  • Drive System: 2-wheel drive

Specifications

Buyer's notes

Notes Molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent
Durable primer and powder paint finish
Large, 14-in. (36-cm) steering wheel for more comfortable operation
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.)
  • Frame made of full-length welded steel for reliability
  • Full-featured engine is more reliable and lasts longer
  • Snow removal is a strength of lawn tractors
  • Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use
  • Engine is powerful and smooth-running V-twin design
  • The Edge™ cutting system gives superior performance
  • Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood
  • Hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of ground speeds
  • Operator station designed for comfortable operation
  • John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system
  • The MowerPlus™ app helps maintain the tractor and lawn
  • Two-year or 120-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty is included
Features

Features

  • Deck: 48-in Edge™ Cuttting System
  • Engine: 24 hp*
  • Transmission: Two Pedal Hydrostatic
  • Warranty: 2 year/120 hour1
  • Drive System: 2-wheel drive
Specifications

Specifications

Additional information - Date collected:
24-Jul-2020
Additional information - Manufacturing location:
Greeneville, Tennessee, USA
Buyer's notes - Notes:
Molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent<br/>Durable primer and powder paint finish<br/>Large, 14-in. (36-cm) steering wheel for more comfortable operation<br/>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™ system
Chassis - Fender deck material:
Stamped steel
Chassis - Fender handles/grips:
Handgrips
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:
Molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent
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:
45.3 in.<br/>115 cm
Dimensions - Overall length:
74.9 in.<br/>190 cm
Dimensions - Weight:
Mower, no fuel, 481 lb<br/>218 kg
Dimensions - Wheelbase:
48.9 in.<br/>124.2 cm
Dimensions - Width with mower:
60.8 in.<br/>154 cm
Dimensions - Width with mower (deflector raised for storage):
51.7 in.<br/>131.3 cm
Electrical system - 12-V outlet:
No
Electrical system - Backup lights:
No
Electrical system - Battery:
12 V<br/>300 CCA
Electrical system - Charging system:
Regulated, 14 amp
Electrical system - Engine starter:
Bendix type
Electrical system - Headlights:
Two standard, incandescent
Electrical system - Hourmeter:
Yes
Electrical system - Rear work lights:
No
Electrical system - Taillights or reflector:
Reflectors
Engine - Air cleaner:
Cartridge with prefilter
Engine - Choke/speed control:
Single lever with spring-return on choke
Engine - Cooling method:
Air
Engine - Cylinders:
V-twin - extended life series (ELS)
Engine - Displacement:
44.2 cu in.<br/>724 cc
Engine - Governor:
Mechanical
Engine - Manufacturer/model:
44U877 (M44)
Engine - Oil change:
John Deere Easy Change 30-second oil change system
Engine - Power:
24 hp<br/>17.9 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:
Easy-read on dash
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™ mower deck, 48 in.<br/>122 cm
Key Specs - Engine manufacturer/model:
44U877 (M44)
Key Specs - Engine power:
24 hp<br/>17.9 kW
Key Specs - Lift system type:
Spring-assisted hand-grip lever
Key Specs - Oil change:
John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system
Key Specs - Rear tires:
20x10-8
Key Specs - Transaxle control:
Side-by-side pedals
Key Specs - Transaxle type:
TLT200 hydrostatic, two-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:
Spring-assisted hand-grip lever
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 spring clips
Mower attachability - Type:
Slide under tractor
Mower deck - Construction:
Stamped steel deck shell
Mower deck - Cutting width:
Edge™ mower deck, 48 in.<br/>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:
Included
Optional equipment - Grass striping:
Lawn striping kit
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:
Sun canopy
Optional equipment - Tow-behind tools:
16
Optional equipment - Weather protection:
Weather enclosure
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 cm
Seat - Seat suspension:
Tilt, two coil springs
Seat - Type:
One piece with lumbar adjustment
Steering - Four-wheel steer:
Not available on this model
Steering - Steering wheel:
Deluxe, diameter - 14 in.<br/>35.6 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:
Side-by-side pedals
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/>0-5.2 km/h
Transaxle - Type:
Hydrostatic, 2-wheel drive

Buyer's notes

Notes Molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent
Durable primer and powder paint finish
Large, 14-in. (36-cm) steering wheel for more comfortable operation
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

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 spindle Front 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.
Front bumper protects the tractor
Front bumper Front bumper
Front bumper Front bumper

The front bumper is included on the S130, S140, S160, S170, and S180. It is available as an optional attachment for the S100, S110, and S120.

  • Additional front-end protection
  • Attractive, bold style
CargO Mount™ system makes installation of rear bagger and other attachments easy
Rear CargO Mount points Rear CargO Mount points
Front CargO Mount points at the top of the dashboard Front CargO Mount points at the top of the dashboard
Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points
Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points Rear 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.

Full-featured engine is more reliable and lasts longer

24-hp (17.9-kW) engine 24-hp (17.9-kW) engine

This full-featured engine is engineered to deliver world-class endurance and power. A step above the competition, it is designed to be more dependable and longer lasting, saving time and money over the long run.

Built to exceed demanding needs by incorporating premium features and innovative designs:

  • Overhead valve (OHV) design for cooler operation and longer valve life
  • Contains an advanced debris management system that directs cooling air through the rotating screen to the air cleaner compartment, where large debris is pre-filtered through ejector slots
    • Keeps unfiltered air out of the engine through a large, dual-sealed, premium oval-shaped cartridge-style filter
    • Ensures maximum protection for extended engine life with the premium air cleaner, a pleated paper filter with a foam precleaner
    • Captures fine particles for maximum protection and extended maintenance
  • Provides maximum protection with full-pressure lubrication system
    • Pumps oil by a mechanical gerotor-style pump to all critical engine components
  • A premium bearing package for improved durability; includes a super-finished crank pin bearing with a 50 percent smoother surface to increase load capacity by 35 percent
    • Uses a premium DU Teflon®-coated bearing
    • Helps resist wear and increases durability through self-lubricating bronze bearing
  • Wear-resistant, chrome-plated valve stems for long-life valves
    • 44 percent smoother for longer life
  • Cast-iron cylinder liners for longer life
  • Dependable float-feed type carburetor with integral fuel pump
  • High-capacity fuel filter for dependable operation
  • John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system makes changing the engine oil easy, quick, and clean
  • Maintenance-free electronic ignition for quick, dependable starts
  • Platinum spark plugs for extended life

Teflon is a trademark of The Chemours Company.

Snow removal is a strength of lawn tractors

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

 

Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use

S130 Tractor S130 Tractor
Steering wheel and controls on S130 Steering wheel and controls on S130
Instruments and controls

The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling:

  • Controls are color-coded and labeled for easy identification.
  • 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.
  • Functional design of the controls provides good appearance and a comfortable feel.
Easy-read fuel gauge shows fuel level on the dashboard
Easy-read fuel gauge Easy-read fuel gauge
Convenient fuel filler opening Convenient fuel filler opening

The easy-read fuel gauge shows how much fuel is in the tank and can be seen on the dashboard:

  • Easy to check fuel level
  • Convenient location
  • Visible in cloudy or dusk conditions (is not backlit)
  • Does not slosh from bumps
  • The MowerPlus™ smartphone app can read and remember the fuel level (optional MowerPlus deluxe smart connector required)
  • The hour meter is also visible on the fuel gauge display
Side-by-side transmission control pedals
Two-pedal speed/direction controls Two-pedal speed/direction controls
Side-by-side foot pedals Side-by-side foot pedals

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 (S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180)
Cruise control lever Cruise control lever

Cruise control is available on the S120, S130, S160, S170, and the S180:

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

A spring-assisted, ergonomically designed lift lever simplifies adjusting the mower cut height:

  • Increments of 1/4  in. (0.64 cm) allow fine-tuning the cut height.
  • Cut height is adjustable from 1 to 4 in. (2.5 to 10.2 cm).
  • The lift handle is shaped for easy use and is out of the way of entering or exiting operators.
Parking brake control
Brake/parking brake pedal Brake/parking brake pedal
Parking brake lever Parking brake lever

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

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

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

Reverse implement option (RIO)
RIO switch RIO 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.

 

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.

Engine is powerful and smooth-running V-twin design

24-hp (17.9-kW) ELS engine 24-hp (17.9-kW) ELS engine

A 24-hp (17.9-kW) V-twin extended-life series (ELS) engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging:

  • Includes ELS engine features for enhanced performance and longer life
  • V-twin cylinder design for greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality
  • 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
Fuel tank
Fuel filler opening Fuel filler opening
  • 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 Edge&trade; cutting system gives superior performance

S160 Tractor with 48-in. (122-cm) Edge cutting system S160 Tractor with 48-in. (122-cm) Edge cutting system
48-in. (122-cm) Edge cutting system 48-in. (122-cm) Edge cutting system

The Edge cutting system has been trademarked to emphasize the advantages of the John Deere mower deck designs. They give superior mowing performance, convenience, and reliability:

  • The deep deck design lifts grass for a clean, even cut.
  • The smooth underside has no nooks and crannies, preventing grass buildup and evenly dispersing 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.
  • Flexible discharge chute minimizes property and mower deck damage.

The 48-in. (122-cm) Edge Mower Deck is a three-spindle design with heavy-duty characteristics:

  • The 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.7-mm) steel deck provides years of dependable mowing.
  • Included three-in-one blades work well for side-discharge, mulching, or bagging.
  • The blade-to-spindle design provides a unique mounting system for the mower blade that gives extra safety and convenience.
  • Four mower deck wheels are standard equipment for a smooth mowing job in rolling terrain.
  • No tools are required to switch from mulching to side discharge to rear bagging.
  • mulching cover is an optional attachment that can be installed without the use of tools.
  • High-performance mulching blades are available to enhance mulching performance.
Mower wash port
Mower wash port Mower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connector Mower 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 design StarLock 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.

Optional bagger
6.5-bu (229-L) hopper and chute on an S140 6.5-bu (229-L) hopper and chute on an S140

cut-and-throw, 6.5-bu (229-L) bagger is sold separately and comes with bagging blades. Special bagging blades are not required but they can enhance performance.

The bagger kit provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves. It can be set up without tools in minutes and has easy-to-empty bags.

Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood

One-piece hood is easy to open One-piece hood is easy to open
Service interval decal located under hood Service 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 system John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system
Seat tilted up for easy access to fuel-fill opening Seat 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.

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

Hood will not rust or dent and includes quality headlights
One-piece hood opens for service access One-piece hood opens for service access
Quality headlights for good visibility Quality headlights for good visibility
  • Molded-in color material reduces sound and will not rust or dent.
  • Same quality hood material as on larger John Deere tractors provides good resilience and UV resistance for an extended time.
  • Openings on the side let in plenty of cooling air while keeping the sound level low.
  • Two headlights provide good lighting for nighttime operation.

Hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of ground speeds

Two-pedal speed/direction controls Two-pedal speed/direction controls
Forward speed control pedal in use Forward 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 transmission Hydrostatic 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 TLT200 – S100, S110, S120, S130, S140, and S160
  • Tuff Torq K46 - S170 and S180

Operator station designed for comfortable operation

Operator station is designed for comfort (S160 shown) Operator station is designed for comfort (S160 shown)
Comfortable operator station, left side (S170 shown) Comfortable operator station, left side (S170 shown)

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 positioned to provide the most comfortable operator position.
Steering wheel and dash Steering wheel and dash
Wide footrest with debris channels Wide footrest with debris channels

Controls are easy to see and use:

  • A deluxe, 14-in. (35.6-cm) steering wheel provides greater operator comfort and control.
  • Ignition switch is on the dash for starting ease.

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

  • The wide footrest makes it easy to step over the mower deck while entering or exiting the seat.
  • Debris removing channels help keep the footrest area clean and dry.
Comfortable lumbar seat Comfortable lumbar seat
Comfortable lumbar seat Comfortable lumbar seat
Lumbar seat adjustment knob Lumbar seat adjustment knob
Easy-to-adjust seat Easy-to-adjust seat

Operator comfort is enhanced with a 15-in. (38-cm) high-back, two-piece seat with an open back:

  • Especially helpful when operating the tractor for extended periods of time
  • Easily adjusted forward or rearward while in the seat
  • Seat travel of 5.5 in. (14 cm) and 10 different positions to adjust for operator height
Seat springs give a smoother ride Seat springs give a smoother ride
Seat tilted forward Seat tilted forward

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 holder Beverage holder
Storage compartment with cover Storage compartment with cover

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

Handgrip and reflector on fender flare Handgrip and reflector on fender flare

Fender flares cover the tires more completely and add style to the tractor. Handgrips give extra comfort for the operator, especially when operating on hillsides. Reflectors make the tractor more visible.

John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system

John Deere Easy Change 30-second oil change system John 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 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 John Deere 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  the 30-second oil change, even people who previously would not consider changing the oil themselves can easily do it. The Easy 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.

The MowerPlus™ app helps maintain the tractor and lawn

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

Keep a John Deere lawn tractor 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, 200 Series, 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 connectors also available (sold separately)
MowerPlus hour meter connector MowerPlus hour meter connector
MowerPlus deluxe smart connector, with a phone MowerPlus deluxe smart connector, with a phone

The John Deere MowerPlus connectors wirelessly link a lawn tractor to the MowerPlus app on a mobile device.

  Deluxe smart connector Hour meter connector
Compatible with lawn tractors

S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180
Model year 2021 and later S240 (SN 880,001- )

S100, S110, S140, S220
Communicates engine usage to track maintenance intervals X X
Communicates fuel level and battery health X  
Compatible with MowerPlus app for iOS® operating system X X
Compatible with MowerPlus app for Android™ operating system X  

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

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

An exclusive 2-year or 120-hour single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty* is included for all John Deere 100 Series Tractors.

  • The warranty is hassle free, with John Deere handling the service and paperwork.

*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.

  • Frame made of full-length welded steel for reliability
  • Full-featured engine is more reliable and lasts longer
  • Snow removal is a strength of lawn tractors
  • Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use
  • Engine is powerful and smooth-running V-twin design
  • The Edge™ cutting system gives superior performance
  • Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood
  • Hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of ground speeds
  • Operator station designed for comfortable operation
  • John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system
  • The MowerPlus™ app helps maintain the tractor and lawn
  • Two-year or 120-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty is included
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