John Deere E130

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Engine is powerful and smooth-running V-twin design

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

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 
John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system makes changing the engine oil easy, quick, and clean.


Power "22 hp
16.4 kW"  
Displacement "44.2 cu in.
724 cc"  
Manufacturer/model 44N677 (M44)
Type Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter
Cylinders V-twin
Governor Mechanical
Choke/speed control One lever, ReadyStart®
Cooling method Air
Air cleaner Cartridge
Oil drain No tools
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"
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
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 Disc
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 20x10-8
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™ 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
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
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
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
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)
Safety video Yes
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 or 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 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  
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 Standard 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
Height 44.5 in. 113 cm
Overall length 73.3 in. 186.2 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, 438 lb 199 kg