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Overview

  • 17.5 HP* engine
  • Deep deck design helps lift grass for a superior cut
  • Improved deck lift lever raises and lowers deck easily
  • Operator station is wide and comfortable
  • Powerful battery helps with starts, even after lengthy storage

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Features

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.

Serviceability is convenient with an 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.
  • Hourmeter includes a service reminder feature that flashes for two hours when a lubrication or mower/engine service interval has been reached.
Easy-to-service engine fuel and oil filtersEasy-to-service engine fuel and oil filters
 
Seat tilted up for easy access to fuel-fill openingSeat tilted up for easy access to fuel-fill opening

The engine fuel and oil filters, the oil check/fill tube, and the oil drain tube are exposed for serviceability when the hood is opened.

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.

Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use

E100 Tractor mowingE100 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 hourmeter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
    • The 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.
MOWER DECK HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
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 for fine-tuning the cut height.
  • Cut height is adjustable from 1-in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm).
PARKING BRAKE CONTROL
Parking brake leverParking brake lever
 
Brake/parking brake pedalBrake/parking brake pedal

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

MANUAL POWER TAKE-OFF (PTO)
PTO engagement leverPTO engagement lever

The mower deck is engaged with the easy-to-see and easy-to-use yellow lever above the dashboard. Its placement on the right side leaves a lot of room on the left, the entry side of the tractor, for the operator to get on and off the tractor.

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.

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.

The Edge™ cutting system gives superior performance

Mowing with 42-in. (107-cm) mower deckMowing with 42-in. (107-cm) mower deck
 
42-in. (107-cm) mower deck42-in. (107-cm) mower deck

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

The 42-in. (107-cm) two-spindle, three-in-one mower is constructed of 13-gauge, 0.090-in. (2.3-mm) steel for long life:

  • The mower deck has a rolled lip to provide greater strength and protection.
  • The deep-deck mower design lifts grass for a clean, even cut.
  • The smooth underside of the 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.
  • No tools are required to go from mulching to side discharge to rear bagging.
  • The blade-to-spindle design provides a unique mounting system for the mower blade that provides extra safety and convenience.
  • A mulch cover is an optional attachment that can be installed without tools to allow mulching with the standard mower blades.   
  • A high-performance mulch plug is an optional attachment that includes a mulch plug and special mulching blades for excellent performance.
  • A cut-and-throw, 6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger is sold separately.
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

A spring-assisted, low-effort, ergonomically-designed 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 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.

Operator station designed for comfortable operation

Comfortable operator station, right sideComfortable operator station, right side
 
Comfortable operator station, left sideComfortable operator station, left side

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

  • Controls are positioned where they are easy to reach and easy to use to control the tractor.
  • Steering wheel is positioned and angled to give the operator plenty of room and steering comfort.
  • 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:

  • Footrest area is designed for optimum operator comfort
  • Debris-removing channels help keep the footrest area clean and dry
Comfortable seatComfortable seat
 
Easily-adjusted seat and beverage holderEasily-adjusted seat and beverage holder

The operator seat has an 11-in. (27.9-cm) back height for good support. It can be easily adjusted forward or rearward while the operator is in the seat, with seat travel of 5.5 in. (14 cm) and 10 different positions.

A beverage holder is located on the right-side fender for operator convenience.

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.

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

Automatic transmission makes it easy to choose the exact travel speed for each operating condition

E100 TractorE100 Tractor

The automatic transmission allows the operator to easily choose the desired forward or reverse travel speed by simply depressing a single foot pedal; this is similar to the way the driver of an automobile with automatic transmission changes speed when depressing the accelerator.

Whether a slow speed for trimming or faster speed for open-area mowing is desired, the operator can easily adjust by how far the foot pedal is depressed.

Brake pedalBrake pedal
 
Automatic transmission forward/reverse shift leverAutomatic transmission forward/reverse shift lever

With the brake pedal depressed and the forward/reverse lever in the center position, the engine can be started. Once the engine is started, it is not necessary to use the brake pedal when selecting forward or reverse. Simply move the forward/reverse lever to select travel direction, and then press the automatic foot pedal to choose from an infinite number of travel speeds.

Speed control pedalSpeed control pedal
 
Operator foot depressing speed control pedalOperator foot depressing speed control pedal

With the automatic speed control pedal, the operator can choose from an infinite number of speeds forward or reverse:

  • Forward: 0 to 5.5 mph (0 to 8.9 km/h)
  • Reverse: 0 to 3.2 mph (0 to 5.1 km/h)

Powerful engine features full-pressure lubrication for long life

17.5-hp (13.0-kW) engine17.5-hp (13.0-kW) engine
 
Engine oil filter and fuel filterEngine oil filter and fuel filter

A 17.5-hp (13.0-kW), single-cylinder engine has plenty of power and torque to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging conditions:

  • 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 liner for long engine life
  • Overhead valves for excellent power and fuel economy
  • Anti-vibration system
  • 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
  • Large fuel filter for trouble-free operation
No-tools oil drain valveNo-tools oil drain valve

The no-tools oil drain valve is easy to access when changing engine oil.

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.

Specifications

Engine

Power 17.5 hp
13 kW
     
Displacement 30.5 cu in.
500 cc
     
Manufacturer/model 31R977 (M31)      
Type Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter      
Cylinders One      
Governor Mechanical      
Choke/speed control One lever      
Cooling method Air      
Air cleaner Cartridge      
Oil drain No tools      

Fuel system

Type Gasoline      
Fuel delivery Pulse pump and carburetor      
Fuel gauge Mechanical, viewable from seat      
Fuel tank location Rear      
Fuel fill opening Center, 1.75 in.
4.45 cm
     
Fuel tank capacity 2.4 U.S. gal.
9.1 L
     

Electrical system

Battery 12 V
300 CCA
     
Charging system Regulated, 9 amp      
Engine starter Bendix type      
Hourmeter Yes, with service reminder      
Headlights Two standard, incandescent      
Taillights or reflector No      
Backup lights No      
Rear work lights No      
12-V outlet No      

Transaxle

Type Automatic, continuously variable transmission (CVT)      
Control Foot      
Cruise control No      
Oil cooler No      
Oil filter Not applicable      
Differential lock No      
Forward speed 0-5.5 mph
0-8.9 km/h
     
Reverse speed 0-3.2 mph
0-5.1 km/h
     
Brakes Cone clutch      

Chassis

Frame Full-length welded steel      
Primer/paint E-coat/powder      
Weight bracket Optional rear      
Receiver hitch No      
Front axle Cast-iron front axle, powdered-metal front wheel bushings      
Spindle bushings No      
Front tires 15x6-6      
Rear tires 20x8-8      
Hood material JD Loy, UV resistant      
Fender deck material Stamped steel      
Floor mats Yes, with debris removing channels      
Storage No      
Service interval decal Yes      
Fender handles/grips No      
Cup holder Yes      
Equipment mounting CargO Mount™ system      

Steering

Type Sector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod      
All-wheel steer Not available on this model      
Steering wheel Standard, diameter - 12 in.
30.5 cm
     
Tilt steering wheel No      
Turning radius 18 in.
45.7 cm
     
Uncut circle radius 25 in.
63.5 cm
     

Seat

Type One piece      
Seat back height 11 in.
27.9 cm
     
Armrests No      
Fore-aft adjustment While seated, 5.5 in.
14 cm
     
Seat suspension Tilt, two coil springs      

Lift system

Type Lever on fender deck      
Hydraulic outlets No      
Mower cut height 13 positions, 1-4 in.
2.5-10.2 cm
     
Cut height increments 0.25 in.
0.64 cm
     
Preset cut height No      

Mower deck

Type Side discharge      
Cutting width 42 in.
107 cm
     
Construction Stamped steel deck shell      
Mower deck material Steel, 13 gauge
0.09 in.
2.3 mm
     
Mower wash port Yes      
Mower drive system Manual power take-off (PTO)      
Mower wheels Two      
Mower wheel adjustment One bolt      
Mower level adjustment Easy-level deck      

Mower attachability

Type Slide under tractor      
Front draft arms One spring clip      
Rear draft arms Two spring clips      
Mower wheels rotate No      
Drive system Single belt      

Safety

Meets ANSI standard Yes      
Meets OPEI standard Yes      
Backup protection Reverse Implement Option (RIO)      
Safety video Yes      

Buyer's notes

Notes JD Loy hood resists fading, won't rust or dent
Durable primer and powder paint finish
Full-length welded steel frame
     
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.)      

Optional equipment

Mowers Standard, 42 in.
107 cm
     
Rear bagger 2-bag, 6.5 bu
229 L
     
Mulching system Mulch cover or high-performance plug      
Front blade 46 in.
116.8 cm
     
Snow blower Two-stage, 44 in.
111.8 cm
     
Sprayer Tow-behind, 15 U.S. gal.
56.8 L
Mounted, 15 U.S. gal.
Tow-behind only, 25 U.S. gal.
94.6 L
     
Spreader Tow-behind only, 125-175 lb
57.7-80 kg
     
Front bumper Two-bar styled front bumper      
Weather protection Snow cab      
Sun canopy Yes      
Bucket holder Yes, single bucket      
Grass striping Lawn striping kit      
Tow-behind tools 16      

Dimensions

Height 40.2 in.
102 cm
     
Overall length 68.8 in.
174.8 cm
     
Wheelbase 48.9 in.
124.2 cm
     
Width with mower 54.9 in.
139 cm
     
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 44.8 in.
114 cm
     
Weight Mower, no fuel, 427 lb
194 kg