John Deere E120
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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 Operator’s 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
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.
Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use
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 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 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.
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).
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:
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.
Cast-iron front axle will not bend
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.
|Power||20 hp 14.9 kW|
|Displacement||40 cu in. 656 cm|
|Type||Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter|
|Choke/speed control||One lever, ReadyStart®|
|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.4.45 cm|
|Fuel tank capacity||2.4 U.S. gal. 9.1 L|
|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|
|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 0-8.9 km/h|
|Reverse speed||0-3.2 mph 0-5.1 km/h|
|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™ 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. 30.5 cm|
|Tilt steering wheel||No|
|Turning radius||18 in. 45.7 cm|
|Uncut circle radius||25 in. 63.5 cm|
|Seat back height||15 in. 38.1 cm|
|Fore-aft adjustment||While seated, 5.5 in. 14 cm|
|Seat suspension||Tilt, two coil springs|
|Type||Lever on fender deck|
|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|
|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 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 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.)|
|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 blade||46 in. 116.8 cm|
|Snow blower||Two-stage, 44 in. 111.8 cm|
|Rear power take-off (PTO)|
|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|
|Weather protection||Snow cab|
|Rear receiver hitch|
|Bucket holder||Yes, single bucket|
|Grass striping||Lawn striping kit|
|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|