John Deere E160

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Features

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:

  • 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.

Operator station designed for comfortable operation

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.

Controls are easy to see and use:

  • A deluxe, 14-in. (35.6-cm) steering wheel provides greater operator comfort and control. 
  • Ignition switch is on the dash for starting ease.

Wide footrest areas with non-slip, anti-vibration rubber 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.

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 superior convenience, performance, and reliability:

  • Deep-deck mower design lifts grass for a clean, even cut.
  • Smooth underside of 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.

The 48-in. (121.9-cm) Edge mower deck is a three-spindle design with heavy-duty characteristics:

  • Four mower wheels are standard equipment for a smooth mowing job, even in rolling terrain.
  • Flexible discharge chute minimizes property and mower deck damage.
  • No tools are required to go from mulching (with mulch cover) to side discharge to rear bagging.
  • A mulch cover is an optional attachment that can be installed without the use of tools.
  • A high-performance mulching blade (GX21786) is available to enhance mulching performance.
  • Bagging blades are available to improve bagging performance.

The mower deck has a rolled lip to provide greater strength and protection. The rugged 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.7-mm) steel-deck mower will provide years of dependable mowing.

The blade-to-spindle design provides a unique mounting system for the mower blade that gives extra safety and convenience.

A cut-and-throw, 6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger is sold separately and comes with bagging blades.

Engine is powerful and smooth-running v-twin design

A 24-hp (17.9-kW) V-twin extended-life series (ELS) 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
  • Includes extended-life series (ELS) engine features for enhanced performance and longer life
  • John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system makes changing the engine oil easy, quick, and clean.

Hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of ground speeds

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.

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

Specifications

ENGINE  
Power 24 hp 17.9 kW
Displacement 44.2 cu in. 724 cc
Manufacturer/model 44U877 (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 with prefilter
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, 16 amp
Engine starter Bendix type
Hourmeter Yes, with service reminder
Headlights Two standard, incandescent
Taillights or reflector Reflectors
Backup lights No
Rear work lights No
12-V outlet Optional accessory
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 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 Handgrips
Cup holder Yes
Equipment mounting CargO Mount™ system
STEERING  
Type Sector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod
All-wheel steer Not available on this model
Steering wheel Deluxe, diameter - 14 in. 35.6 cm
Tilt steering wheel No
Turning radius 18 in. 45.7 cm
Uncut circle radius 20 in. 50.8 cm
SEAT  
Type One piece with lumbar adjustment
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 48 in. 122 cm
Construction Stamped steel deck shell
Mower deck material Steel, 12 gauge 0.105 in. 2.7 mm
Mower wash port Yes
Mower drive system Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch
Mower wheels Four
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 Large, 14-in. (36-cm) steering wheel for more comfortable operation
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, 48 in. 122 cm
Rear bagger 2-bag, 6.5 bu 229 L
Powered material collection  
Mulching system Mulch cover
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 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
DIMENSIONS  
Height 45.3 in. 115 cm
Overall length 69.5 in. 176.5 cm
Wheelbase 48.9 in. 124.2 cm
Width with mower 60.8 in. 154 cm
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 50 in. 127 cm
Width without mower  
Weight Mower, no fuel, 492 lb 223 kg