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Overview

  • 25 HP* V-Twin extended life series engine
  • Deep deck design with three blades lifts grass for a superior cut
  • Improved deck lift lever raises and lowers deck easily
  • Operator station is wide and comfortable
  • Deluxe high back seat with lumbar support adjusts easily

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Features

Engine is powerful and smooth-running V-twin design

25-hp (18.6-kW) engine25-hp (18.6-kW) engine

A 25-hp (18.6-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
  • 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
    • Also more effective when operating the tractor on an incline
  • Includes extended-life series (ELS) engine features for enhanced performance and longer life
  • John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system makes changing the engine oil easy, quick, and clean.
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 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. Easy Change is standard equipment on the E120, E130, E150, E160, E170, and E180.

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 hourmeter 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
 
RIO switchRIO switch

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

A large, easy-to-see reverse implement option (RIO) button is convenient to use when mowing in reverse is desired.

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.

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.

Full-featured engine is more reliable and lasts longer

24-hp (17.9-kW) engine shown24-hp (17.9-kW) engine shown
 
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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:

  • Overheadvalve (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
    • Enhances the system through a premium automotive-style oil filter, which removes over 95 percent of oil contaminates
  • 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 sleeve for extended life
  • Dependable float-feed type carburetor with integral fuel pump
  • High-capacity fuel filter for dependable operation
  • Includes John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system for making it easy, quick, and clean to change the oil
  • Maintenance-free electronic ignition for quick, dependable starts
  • Platinum spark plugs for extended life

Teflon is a trademark of The Chemours Company.

Operator station designed for comfortable operation

Operator station is designed for comfort (E160 shown)Operator station is designed for comfort (E160 shown)
 
Comfortable operator station, left side (E170 shown)Comfortable operator station, left side (E170 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 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:

  • 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:

  • 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.
Comfort Plus lumbar seatComfort Plus lumbar seat
 
Comfort Plus lumbar seatComfort Plus lumbar seat
Lumbar seat adjustment knobLumbar seat adjustment knob
 
Easy-to-adjust seatEasy-to-adjust seat

A 15-in. (38.1-cm), high-back, deluxe operator seat provides good support and lumbar adjustment for extra operator comfort. It is especially helpful when operating the tractor for extended periods of time.

The seat can be easily adjusted forward or rearward while in it, 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 fender, are conveniently located and easy to use.

Handgrip on fenderHandgrip on fender

Handgrips give extra comfort for the operator, especially when operating on hillsides. Reflectors make the tractor more visible.

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 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.

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 engine oil. Compared to the 100 Series traditional oil filter, the Easy Change oil system uses a synthetic filter media material, has more filtering capacity and more oil flow capacity, and the engine system has 40 percent more oil volume.

 

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 now. 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.

The Edge™ cutting system gives superior performance

The Edge cutting systemThe 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 mowing convenience, performance, and reliability:

  • Deep-deck mower design lifts grass for a clean, even cut.
  • 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.

The 54-in. (137-cm) Edge Mower Deck is a three-spindle, heavy-duty, 11-gauge, 0.120-in. (3-mm) steel deck with rolled edges for added strength:

  • Deck includes five anti-scalp wheels for a smooth mowing job, even in rolling terrain.
  • Flexible discharge chute minimizes property and mower damage.
  • A 6.5 bu (229-L) Power Flow™ material collection system is available.
  • The mower comes with standard blades that work good when side discharging and when collecting material with the 6.5-bu (229-L) Power Flow material collection system.
  • A mulching attachment is sold separately; special blades for mulching are included with the mulching attachment.
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 included with mower deck.
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.

Specifications

Engine

Power 25 hp
18.6 kW
     
Displacement 44.2 cu in.
724 cc
     
Manufacturer/model 44S977 (M44)      
Type Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter      
Cylinders V-twin - extended life series (ELS)      
Governor Mechanical      
Choke/speed control One lever, ReadyStart®      
Cooling method Air      
Air cleaner Cartridge with prefilter      
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, 16 amp      
Engine starter Bendix type      
Hourmeter Yes, with service reminder      
Headlights Two standard, incandescent      
Taillights or reflector Reflectors      
Backup lights No      
Rear work lights No      
12-V outlet Optional accessory      

Transaxle

Type Hydrostatic, 2-wheel drive      
Control Two-pedal foot-controlled hydrostatic      
Cruise control Standard      
Oil cooler Fins and fan on transaxle      
Oil filter Yes, not serviceable      
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 Internal wet disk      

Chassis

Frame Full-length welded steel      
Primer/paint E-coat/powder      
Weight bracket Optional rear      
Receiver hitch No      
Front axle Cast iron front axle, front wheel sealed ball bearings      
Spindle bushings No      
Front tires 16x6.5-8      
Rear tires 22x9.5-12      
Hood material JD Loy, UV resistant      
Fender deck material Stamped steel      
Floor mats Yes, with debris removing channels      
Storage Storage tray with cover      
Service interval decal Yes      
Fender handles/grips Handgrips      
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 Deluxe, diameter - 14 in.
35.6 cm
     
Tilt steering wheel No      
Turning radius 18 in.
45.7 cm
     
Uncut circle radius 18 in.
45.7 cm
     

Seat

Type One piece with lumbar adjustment      
Seat back height 15 in.
38.1 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 54 in.
137 cm
     
Construction Stamped steel deck shell      
Mower deck material Steel, 11 gauge
0.12 in.
3 mm
     
Mower wash port Yes      
Mower drive system Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch      
Mower wheels Five      
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
Large, 14-in. (36-cm) steering wheel for more comfortable operation
     
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, 54 in.
137 cm
     
Rear bagger 2-bag, 6.5 bu
229 L
     
Powered material collection Power Flow™ blower      
Mulching system 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 Standard 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 45.7 in.
116 cm
     
Overall length 76.5 in.
194.3 cm
     
Wheelbase 48.9 in.
124.2 cm
     
Width with mower 68.5 in.
174 cm
     
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 58.5 in.
149 cm
     
Weight Mower, no fuel, 531 lb
241 kg