John Deere E120 Lawn Mower

John Deere E120 Lawn Mower


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Features & Specs

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  • 20 HP* V-Twin smooth running 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
  • Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System for fast and simple service
Make
John Deere
Model E120
Engine Power 20 hp
Drivetrain Two Pedal Hydrostatic
Deck Size 42 inch deck
Chassis Frame Full-length welded steel
Seat 21 in. high-back
Warranty 2-year/120-hour bumper-to-bumper
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E120

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.


Key Features
John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system
John Deere Easy Change 30-second oil change system John 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 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 gives superior performance
Mowing with 42-in. (107-cm) mower deck Mowing with 42-in. (107-cm) mower deck
42-in. (107-cm) mower deck 42-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 port Mower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connector Mower 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 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 Mower 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.
Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use
E120 Tractor mowing E120 Tractor mowing
Steering wheel and controls Steering 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.
Side-by-side transmission control pedals
Hydro/automatic two-pedal speed/direction controls Hydro/automatic two-pedal speed/direction controls
Side-by-side foot pedals and cruise control lever Side-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 lever Cruise control lever

Cruise control is available on the E120, E130, E150, E160, E170, and 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 lever Mower 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 lever Parking brake lever
Brake/parking pedal Brake/parking pedal

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)
PTO engagement lever PTO engagement lever

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
20-hp (14.9-kW) engine 20-hp (14.9-kW) engine

A 20-hp (14.9-kW) V-twin engine has plenty of power and torque to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging conditions:

  • V-twin cylinder design for greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality
  • Spring-return feature to ensure the operator will not mistakenly leave the throttle lever in the choke position
  • Electronic ignition for fast starts
  • 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
    • More effective when operating the tractor on an incline
  • 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 system John 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.

Cast-iron front axle will not bend
Front axle and wheel spindle Front 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.
Hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of ground speeds
Two-pedal speed/direction controls Two-pedal speed/direction controls
Forward speed control pedal in use Forward 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 transmission Hydrostatic 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 lever Cruise 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.

Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood
One-piece hood is easy to open One-piece hood is easy to open
Service interval decal located under hood Service 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 system John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system
Seat tilted up for easy access to fuel-fill opening Seat 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.

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.
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.

Operator station designed for comfortable operation
Comfortable operator station, right side Comfortable operator station, right side
Comfortable operator station, left side Comfortable 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 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 dash Steering wheel and dash
Wide footrest with debris-removal channels Wide footrest with debris-removal 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:

  • 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.

Comfortable seat Comfortable seat
Easily-adjusted seat Easily-adjusted seat

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.


Seat springs give a smoother ride Seat 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.


Storage compartment with cover Storage compartment with cover
Beverage holder Beverage holder

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
ENGINE
Power 20 hp
14.9 kW
Displacement 40 cu in.
656 cm
Manufacturer/model 40N877 (M40)
Type Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter
Cylinders V-twin
Governor Mechanical
Choke/speed control One lever, ReadyStart´┐Ż
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 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, 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 Storage tray with cover
Service interval decal Yes
Fender handles/grips No
Cup holder Yes
Equipment mounting CargO Mount´┐Ż 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 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 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
Powered material collection
Mulching system Mulch cover or high-performance plug
Front thatcher
Front blade 46 in.
116.8 cm
Mid-mount blade
Snow blower Two-stage, 44 in.
111.8 cm
Rotary broom
Rotary tiller
Sleeve hitch
3-point hitch
Rear power take-off (PTO)
Plow, moldboard
Box scraper
Cultivator
Rear blade
Disk harrow
Landscape rake
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
Brush guard
Weather protection Snow cab
Sun canopy Yes
Rear receiver hitch
Bucket holder Yes, single bucket
Grass striping Lawn striping kit
Tractor shovel
Front loader
Other equipment
Tow-behind tools 16
DIMENSIONS
Height 44.5 in.
113 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
Width without mower
Weight Mower, no fuel, 420 lb
191 kg

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