John Deere E180

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Features

Engine is powerful and smooth-running V-twin design

A 25-hp (18.6-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
    • Also 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.

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.
    • A 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.

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.

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.

Full-featured engine is more reliable and lasts longer

This full-featured engine is engineered to deliver world-class endurance and power. A step above the competition, it is designed to be more dependable and longer lasting, saving time and money over the long run.

Built to exceed demanding needs by incorporating premium features and innovative designs:

  • Overheadvalve (OHV) design for cooler operation and longer valve life
  • Contains an advanced debris management system that directs cooling air through the rotating screen to the air cleaner compartment, where large debris is pre-filtered through ejector slots
    • Keeps unfiltered air out of the engine through a large, dual-sealed, premium oval-shaped cartridge-style filter
    • Ensures maximum protection for extended engine life with the premium air cleaner, a pleated paper filter with a foam precleaner
    • Captures fine particles for maximum protection and extended maintenance
  • Provides maximum protection with full-pressure lubrication system
    • Pumps oil by a mechanical gerotor-style pump to all critical engine components
    • Enhances the system through a premium automotive-style oil filter, which removes over 95 percent of oil contaminates
  • A premium bearing package for improved durability; includes a super-finished crank pin bearing with a 50 percent smoother surface to increase load capacity by 35 percent
    • Uses a premium DU Teflon®-coated bearing
    • Helps resist wear and increases durability through self-lubricating bronze bearing
  • Wear-resistant, chrome-plated valve stems for long-life valves
    • 44 percent smoother for longer life
  • Cast-iron cylinder sleeve for extended life
  • Dependable float-feed type carburetor with integral fuel pump
  • High-capacity fuel filter for dependable operation
  • Includes John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system for making it easy, quick, and clean to change the oil
  • Maintenance-free electronic ignition for quick, dependable starts
  • Platinum spark plugs for extended life

Specifications

ENGINE  
Power 25 hp 18.6 kW
Displacement 44.2 cu in. 724 cc
Manufacturer/model 44S977 (M44)
Type Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter
Cylinders V-twin - extended life series (ELS)
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, front wheel sealed ball bearings
Spindle bushings No
Front tires 16x6.5-8
Rear tires 22x9.5-12
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 18 in. 45.7 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 54 in. 137 cm
Construction Stamped steel deck shell
Mower deck material Steel, 11 gauge 0.12 in. 3 mm
Mower wash port Yes
Mower drive system Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch
Mower wheels Five
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, 54 in. 137 cm
Rear bagger 2-bag, 6.5 bu 229 L
Powered material collection Power Flow™ blower
Mulching system 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 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 45.7 in. 116 cm
Overall length 76.5 in. 194.3 cm
Wheelbase 48.9 in. 124.2 cm
Width with mower 68.5 in. 174 cm
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 58.5 in. 149 cm
Width without mower  
Weight Mower, no fuel, 531 lb 241 kg