|Engine Power||20 hp|
|Drivetrain||Two Pedal Hydrostatic|
|Deck Size||42 inch deck|
|Chassis Frame||Full-length welded steel|
|Seat||21 in. high-back|
The E120 Tractor, with its automatic transmission and powerful 20 HP V-twin engine, is a great value. It has a 42-in. (107-cm) mower that is ready to side discharge, bag, or mulch. A wide range of attachments and implements are available to help you accomplish even more in your yard.
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 removed filter contains the captured contaminants and a portion of the engine oil.
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 Operatorĺs 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 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:
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 spring-assisted, low-effort, ergonomically-designed lift lever simplifies setting and adjusting the mower cut height:
The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling:
Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:
Cruise control is available on the E120, E130, E150, E160, E170, and E180:
A spring-assisted, low-effort lift lever simplifies setting and adjusting the mower cut height:
The parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.Manual power take-off (PTO)
The mower deck is engaged with an easy-to-see and easy-to-use yellow lever on 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.Powerful V-twin engine features full-pressure lubrication for dependability and long life
A 20-hp (14.9-kW) V-twin engine has plenty of power and torque to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging conditions:
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.Cast-iron front axle will not bend
The front axle is constructed of solid cast iron that will not bend:
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:
An easy-to-use cruise control option maintains the tractor's speed for mowing larger areas:
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.Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood
The one-piece hood opens easily to permit checking and servicing the engine:
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*:
*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
The solid one-piece frame is constructed of 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.66-mm) steel:
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.
*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.Operator station designed for comfortable operation
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 a 15-in. (38.1-cm) back height for good support. It is especially helpful when operating the tractor for extended periods of time. It can be easily adjusted forward or rearward while in the seat, with seat travel of 5.5 in. (14 cm) and 10 different positions.
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.
A storage compartment and beverage holder, located on the right-side fender, are conveniently located and easy to use.
NOTE: A storage compartment cover is standard on E120, E130, E150, E160, E170 and E180 Tractors and optional on the E110 and E140.
|John Deere E120 Lawn Tractor|
|Displacement||40 cu in.
|Type||Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter|
|Choke/speed control||One lever, ReadyStart´┐Ż|
|Oil drain||No tools|
|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, 9 amp|
|Engine starter||Bendix type|
|Hourmeter||Yes, with service reminder|
|Headlights||Two standard, incandescent|
|Taillights or reflector||No|
|Rear work lights||No|
|Type||Hydrostatic, 2-wheel drive|
|Control||Two-pedal foot-controlled hydrostatic|
|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||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|
|Equipment mounting||CargO Mount´┐Ż system|
|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.
|Tilt steering wheel||No|
|Turning radius||18 in.
|Uncut circle radius||25 in.
|Seat back height||15 in.
|Fore-aft adjustment||While seated, 5.5 in.
|Seat suspension||Tilt, two coil springs|
|Type||Lever on fender deck|
|Mower cut height||13 positions, 1-4 in.
|Cut height increments||0.25 in.
|Preset cut height||No|
|Cutting width||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||JD Loy hood resists fading, won't rust or dent
Durable primer and powder paint f
|Warranty||2 year/120 hour bumper-to-bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whic|
|Mowers||Standard, 42 in.
|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.
|Spreader||Tow-behind only, 125-175 lb
|Front bumper||Two-bar styled front bumper|
|Weather protection||Snow cab|
|Rear receiver hitch|
|Bucket holder||Yes, single bucket|
|Grass striping||Lawn striping kit|
|Overall length||68.8 in.
|Width with mower||54.9 in.
|Width with mower (deflector raised for||44.8 in.
|Width without mower|
|Weight||Mower, no fuel, 420 lb
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†Some discounts may be available online only. Pricing may vary when purchased in-store. Pricing does not reflect freight, taxes or set-up fees.