The D170 combines dependability, durability and power in every aspect of its construction, including a Briggs & Stratton engine, a fully welded steel frame, and a cast-iron front axle.
Operating the mower is a breeze, too, with an ergonomic operator station, quality headlights, and an infinite choice of ground speeds.
Easy to Own. Easy to Operate. Easy to Maintain. The D170 Lawn Tractor.
A 22-horsepower* Briggs & Stratton® V-twin engine has plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:
No-tools oil drain valve
No-tools oil drain valve provides easy access for oil changes.
*Engine horsepower is provided by the engine manufacturer for comparison purposes. The actual operating horsepower will be less.
Briggs & Stratton is a U.S.-registered trademark of Briggs & Stratton Corporation.
Solid one-piece frame
The solid one-piece frame is constructed of 12-gauge (0.11-in., 3.0-mm) steel:
Rear CargO Mounts Front CargO Mounts Sun canopy is mounted with CargO Mounts
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.
Front axle and wheel spindle
The front axle is constructed of solid cast iron that will not bend:
Hydro/automatic foot control pedals
A Kanzaki® Tuff Torq® hydro/automatic transmission gives an infinite choice of speeds and makes changing the direction of travel easy:
Appropriate transmissions are used in each model, depending on rear tire size and tractor performance requirements to ensure excellent performance and reliability:
Standard cruise control (D120, D130, D140, D150, D160, D170)
Cruise control lever
Easy-to-use cruise control option maintains the tractor's speed for mowing larger areas.
Kanzaki is a U.S.-registered trademark of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Manufacturing Company. Tuff Torq is a U.S.-registered trademark of Tuff Torq Corporation.
UV-resistant JD Loy hood Quality headlights for good visibility
The hood is made of injection-molded, UV-resistant JD Loy polymer:
Comfortable operator station Fender extensions add style and protection
Ignition switch is on the dash for starting ease.
Wide footrest areas with non-slip, anti-vibration rubber footpads are provided for operator comfort and safety.
High-back seat mounted on adjustable suspension Easy-to-adjust seat
High-back seat gives extra operator comfort. It is especially helpful when operating the tractor for extended periods of time.
Beverage holder (shown on D160) Storage compartment (shown on D160)
Beverage holder and storage compartment is found on the right side fender for added value and operator convenience.
Fuel tank gauge
The fuel tank gauge allows the operator to tell how much fuel is in the tank without leaving the seat:
Mowing while backing up is strongly discouraged.
An operator who deems it necessary and chooses to keep the mower (or other implement) engaged while backing up should first bring the tractor to a stop and look behind the tractor to be sure there are no bystanders. Then actuate (push in) the RIO button. The RIO button must be held down in the reverse implement position as the shift lever is moved into reverse (reverse foot pedal is depressed on automatic drive model)
The operator may then release the button and the mower will continue to operate while they are backing up and also when they resume forward operation. The next time the operator chooses to keep the mower engaged while backing up, they must repeat this procedure. If the mower (PTO) is engaged and the operator shifts into reverse or depresses the reverse pedal prior to pressing the RIO button, ignition to the engine will be shut off. The engine will stop unless the operator either pushes on the RIO switch or shifts out of reverse.
If the engine does stop, the operator must return the mower engagement (PTO) switch or lever to the ''off'' position, depress the brake pedal, and then turn the ignition switch to restart the engine.
The Edge Cutting System
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:
The 54-in. mower deck is a three-spindle, heavy-duty, 11-gauge (0.120-in., 3-mm) steel deck with rolled edges for added safety and strength:
Mower wash port
Mower wash port Mower wash port with hose connector
A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy:
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.
Mower deck height adjustment
Mower deck height adjustment lever
Spring-assisted, low-effort lift lever simplifies setting and adjusting the mower cut height:
Specs & Compare
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D170 Lawn Tractor
|Horsepower||26 hp (19.4 kW)|
|Displacement||44.2 cu. in. (725 cc)|
|Air Filter||Cartridge w/foam|
|Cut Width||54-in (137 cm)|
|Cut Height||1 to 4-in (25.4 to 102 mm)|
|Mower Deck Material||0.120 in (3 mm) 11 gauge steel|
|Turning Radius||18-in (45 cm)|
|12-Volt power Outlet||Optional accessory|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||2.4 gal. (9.08 L)|
|Type of Fuel||Unleaded (87 octane min.)|
|Fuel Filter||Replaceable, in fuel line|
|Forward||0-5.5 mph (8.9 km/h)|
|Reverse||0-3.2 mph (5.1 km/h)|
|Height||15-in (38.1 cm)|
|Front psi||12 psi (83 kPa)|
|Rear psi||12 psi (83 kPa)|
|Overall Length||75.3-in (191.2 cm)|
|Overall Width (deflector down)||67-in (170 cm)|
|Height||46.5-in (118 cm)|
|Net Weight||522 lb. (251 kg)|
|Steering Wheel||Deluxe, 14 in|
|Storage Compartment||Storage w/cover|
|Warranty||2 years or 120 hour limited warranty|
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