A 17.5-hp (13.0-kW), single-cylinder engine has plenty of power and torque to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging:
The no-tools oil drain valve is easy to access when changing engine oil.
The solid one-piece frame is constructed of 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.66-mm) steel:
The front axle is constructed of solid cast iron that will not bend:
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.
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.
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:
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:
Appropriate transmissions are used in each model, depending on rear tire size and tractor performance requirements, to ensure excellent performance and reliability:
Kanzaki and Tuff Torq are trademarks of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg. Co., Ltd.
The operator station is designed for operator comfort and easy operation:
Controls are easy to see and use:
Wide footrest areas with non-slip, anti-vibration floor mats are provided for operator comfort:
The operator seat has an 11-in. (28-cm) back height. 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.
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.
A storage compartment and beverage holder on the right-side fender are conveniently located and easy to use.
NOTE: A storage compartment cover is standard on S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180 Tractors and optional on the S100, S110, and S140.
The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling:
Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:
A spring-assisted, ergonomically designed lift lever simplifies adjusting the mower cut height:
The parking brake control is conveniently located on the tractor pedestal for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.
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.
The fuel tank gauge shows how much fuel is in the tank and can be seen without leaving the operator's seat:
CAUTION: Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward:
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.
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.
The one-piece hood opens easily to permit checking and servicing the engine:
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.
John Deere riding lawn mowers are supported by owner information web pages that include links to:
To speed access to owner information web pages, a QR code is printed onto a PIN label located near the fuel fill. Since each vehicle model has its own web page, the links are specific to the owner’s model. The QR code also includes the vehicle’s unique PIN, which enables warranty registration without the need to manually enter the vehicle’s PIN.
Keep a mower running its best and know how it mows with the John Deere MowerPlus app. Simply scan the mower’s barcode to get custom information about the mower.
To download the free MowerPlus app, visit the Apple® App Store® or Google Play™ store.
Three MowerPlus connectors are available to transmit vehicle information to the MowerPlus app.
BUC10510 MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector is for use with:
BUC10929 MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector is for use with:
BUC10537 MowerPlus Smart Connector is for use with:
All the MowerPlus connectors transmit engine hour information to the app, making it easy to track maintenance intervals. The MowerPlus Smart Connector and MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector also transmit the fuel level.
MowerPlus connectors require the MowerPlus app on a mobile device to use. The John Deere MowerPlus app and operating system requirements can be found in the mobile device’s app store. The MowerPlus app is only available in the English language, and it is not available in all countries. BUC10510 MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector requires iOS® version 10 or higher and is not compatible with Android™ operating systems.
Apple and App Store are trademarks of Apple, Inc. Google Play and Android are trademarks of Google LLC. iOS is a trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. used under license by Apple Inc.
MowerPlus connectors (sold separately)
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 42-in. (107-cm) Edge Mower Deck is a two-spindle design with heavy-duty characteristics:
A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy:
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.
A 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.
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.
|Specs & Compare|
|Engine power||17.5 hp
|Oil change||No-tools oil drain with replaceable filter|
|Engine manufacturer/model||31R977 (M31)|
|Transaxle type||TLT200 hydrostatic, two-wheel drive|
|Transaxle control||Side-by-side pedals|
|Lift system type||Spring-assisted hand-grip lever|
|Cutting width||Edge™ mower deck, 42 in.
|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.)|
|Displacement||30.5 cu in.
|Type||Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter|
|Choke/speed control||Single lever with spring-return on choke|
|Oil change||No-tools oil drain with replaceable filter|
|Fuel delivery||Pulse pump and carburetor|
|Fuel gauge||Mechanical, viewable from seat|
|Fuel tank location||Rear|
|Fuel fill opening||Center, 1.75 in.
|Fuel tank capacity||2.4 U.S. gal.
|Charging system||Regulated, 8 amp|
|Engine starter||Bendix type|
|Headlights||Two standard, incandescent|
|Taillights or reflector||No|
|Rear work lights||No|
|Type||Hydrostatic, 2-wheel drive|
|Oil cooler||Fins and fan on transaxle|
|Oil filter||Yes, not serviceable|
|Forward speed||0-5.5 mph
|Reverse speed||0-3.2 mph
|Brakes||Internal wet disk|
|Frame||Full-length welded steel|
|Weight bracket||Optional rear|
|Front axle||Cast-iron front axle, powdered-metal front wheel bushings|
|Hood material||Molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent|
|Fender deck material||Stamped steel|
|Floor mats||Yes, with debris removing channels|
|Storage||Storage tray with optional cover|
|Service interval decal||Yes|
|Equipment mounting||CargO Mount™ system|
|Maximum towing capacity|
|Type||Sector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod|
|Four-wheel steer||Not available on this model|
|Steering wheel||Standard, diameter - 12 in.
|Tilt steering wheel||No|
|Turning radius||18 in.
|Uncut circle radius||25 in.
|Seat back height||11 in.
|Fore-aft adjustment||While seated, 5.5 in.
|Seat suspension||Tilt, two coil springs|
|Type||Spring-assisted hand-grip lever|
|Mower cut height||13 positions, 1-4 in.
|Cut height increments||0.25 in.
|Preset cut height||No|
|Cutting width||Edge™ mower deck, 42 in.
|Construction||Stamped steel deck shell|
|Mower deck material||Steel, 13 gauge
|Mower wash port||Yes|
|Mower drive system||Manual power take-off (PTO)|
|Mower wheel adjustment||One bolt|
|Mower level adjustment||Easy-level deck|
|Type||Slide under tractor|
|Front draft arms||One spring clip|
|Rear draft arms||Two spring clips|
|Mower wheels rotate||No|
|Drive system||Single belt|
|Meets ANSI standard||Yes|
|Meets OPEI standard||Yes|
|Backup protection||Reverse Implement Option (RIO)|
|Notes||Molded-in color material reduces sound, will not 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.)|
|Rear bagger||2-bag, 6.5 bu
|Powered material collection|
|Mulching system||Mulch cover or high-performance plug|
|Front blade||46 in.
|Snow blower||Two-stage, 44 in.
|Rear power take-off (PTO)|
|Sprayer||Tow-behind, 15 U.S. gal.
Mounted, 15 U.S. gal.
Tow-behind only, 25 U.S. gal.
|Spreader||Tow-behind only, 125-175 lb
|Front bumper||Styled front bumper|
|Weather protection||Weather enclosure|
|Sun canopy||Sun canopy|
|Rear receiver hitch|
|Bucket holder||Yes, single bucket|
|Grass striping||Lawn striping kit|
|Overall length||69.7 in.
|Width with mower||55.2 in.
|Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)||46.5 in.
|Width without mower|
|Weight||Mower, no fuel, 414 lb
|Manufacturing location||Greeneville, Tennessee, USA|