Ride-on Mower

  • 16.4 kW (22 hp)* V-Twin Engine
  • 122 cm (48-in.) Edge™ Mower Deck
  • Electric PTO, Hydrostatic Transmission w/side-by-side pedals
  • Operator station is wide and comfortable
  • 38 cm Open-Back seat and standard front bumper
  • 2 year/120 hour bumper-to-bumper warranty
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Engine is powerful and smooth-running V-twin design

16.4-kW (22-hp) engine16.4-kW (22-hp) engine
Oil filter and fuel filterOil filter and fuel filter

A 16.4-kW (22-hp) V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging:

  • 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
    • More effective when operating the tractor on an incline
  • No-tools oil drain system for servicing convenience


Fuel tank
Convenient fuel filler openingConvenient fuel filler opening
  • The capacity is 9.1 L (2.4 U.S. gal.).
  • The fuel filler opening is conveniently located under the seat. 
    • Filling the tank without spilling is easy.
    • A tethered fuel tank cap is more convenient.
    • The sealed fuel cap helps keep vapors inside the tank.

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 TLT200 – S100, S110, S120, S130 and S140

Kanzaki and Tuff Torq are trademarks of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Operator station designed for operator comfort and convenience

Comfortable operator station (S130 shown)Comfortable operator station (S130 shown)
Comfortable operator station (S130 shown)Comfortable operator station (S130 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 positioned to provide the most comfortable operator position.
Steering wheel and dash (S130 shown)Steering wheel and dash (S130 shown)
Wide footrest with debris-removal channelsWide 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:

  • The wide footrest makes it easier to step over the mower deck while entering or exiting the seat.
  • Debris-removing channels help keep the footrest area clean and dry.
Comfortable seatComfortable seat
Easily adjusted seatEasily adjusted seat

Operator comfort is enhanced with a 38-cm (15-in.) high-back, two-piece seat with an open back:

  • The open-back seat design keeps the operator cooler
  • Especially helpful when operating the tractor for extended periods of time
  • Easily adjusted forward or rearward while in the seat
  • Seat travel of 14 cm (5.5 in.) and 10 different positions to adjust for operator height
Seat springs give a smoother rideSeat springs give a smoother ride
Seat tilted forwardSeat tilted forward

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 compartmentStorage compartment
Beverage holder (shown with optional storage compartment cover)Beverage holder (shown with optional storage compartment cover)

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 S120 and S130 Tractors and optional on the S100, S110, and S140.

Fender flaresFender flares

Fender flares included on the S130 Tractor cover the tires more completely and add style to the tractor.

Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use

S170 Tractor mowingS170 Tractor mowing
Steering wheel and controls on S140Steering wheel and controls on S140
Instruments and controls

The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling:

  • Controls are color-coded and labeled for easy identification.
  • Controls are logically placed and easy to reach.
  • The hour meter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
  • 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 pedalsSide-by-side foot pedals

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 (S120 and S130)
Cruise control leverCruise control lever

Cruise control is available on the S120 and the S130:

  • To engage, lift the cruise lever and hold until the foot is removed from the forward pedal.
  • 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, ergonomically designed lift lever simplifies adjusting the mower cut height:

  • Increments of 0.64 cm (1/4 in.) allow fine-tuning the cut height.
  • Cut height is adjustable from 2.5 to 10.2 cm (1 to 4 in.).
  • The lift handle is shaped for easy use and is out of the way of entering or exiting operators.
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
Electric PTO engagement switchElectric PTO engagement switch

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

Reverse implement option (RIO)
RIO switchRIO switch
Using RIO

CAUTION: Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward:

  • Carefully check the area around the machine.
  • Disengage the mower before backing up.


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.


  1. Stop forward travel.
  2. Look behind the machine to be sure there are no bystanders.
  3. Push and hold in the RIO switch while depressing the reverse pedal slightly for a hydrostatic transmission or moving the transmission shift lever to the rear slot (reverse) for a continuously variable transmission (CVT)/automatic transmission.


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.


  1. Release the RIO switch and reposition the machine as the machine begins to move rearward.
  2. Resume forward travel. The mower or other attachment should continue operating.
  3. Repeat procedure to position the machine again.
Fuel tank gauge shows fuel level from the operator's seat
Fuel tank gaugeFuel tank gauge
Convenient fuel- filler openingConvenient fuel- filler opening

The fuel tank gauge shows how much fuel is in the tank and can be seen without leaving the operator's seat:

  • Easy to check fuel level
  • Convenient location

Serviceability is convenient with an 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.
Easy-to-service engine fuel and oil filtersEasy-to-service engine fuel and oil filters
Seat tilted up for easy access to fuel-fill openingSeat tilted up for easy access to fuel-fill opening

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.

Hood will not rust or dent, and includes quality headlights
One-piece hood opens for service accessOne-piece hood opens for service access
Quality headlights for good visibilityQuality headlights for good visibility
  • Molded-in color material reduces sound and will not rust or dent.
  • Same quality hood material as on larger John Deere tractors provides good resilience and UV resistance for an extended time
  • Openings on the side let in plenty of cooling air while keeping the sound level low.
  • Two headlights provide good lighting for nighttime operation.

The Edge™ cutting system gives superior performance

122-cm (48-in) Edge cutting system122-cm (48-in) Edge cutting system

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 deep deck design lifts grass for a clean, even cut.
  • The smooth underside has no nooks and crannies, preventing grass buildup and evenly dispersing 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.
  • Flexible discharge chute minimizes property and mower deck damage.

The 122-cm (48-in) Edge Mower Deck is a three-spindle design with heavy-duty characteristics:

  • The 12-gauge, 2.7-mm (0.105-in.) steel deck provides years of dependable mowing.
  • Included three-in-one blades work well for side-discharge, mulching, or bagging.
  • The blade-to-spindle design provides a unique mounting system for the mower blade that gives extra safety and convenience.
  • Four mower deck wheels are standard equipment for a smooth mowing job in rolling terrain.
  • No tools are required to switch from mulching to side discharge to rear bagging.
  • mulching cover is an optional attachment that can be installed without the use of tools.
  • High-performance mulching blades are available to enhance mulching performance.
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 is included with mower deck.
StarLock™ blade design
StarLock blade designStarLock 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.

Optional bagger
229-L (6.5-bu) hopper and chute on an S140229-L (6.5-bu) hopper and chute on an S140

cut-and-throw, 229-L (6.5-bu) 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.

Two-year or 120-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty is included

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 Agriculture and Turf equipment Warranty Statement.at JohnDeere.com.au for details.