Physically, there is no difference in the look and size between the K46 and K57 but the K57 has a charge pump which gives it about 10% more torque. They then put the oil back into the engine and at the last count I’ve read they have over 3 million miles on that same oil. The Home Depot does not carry the E170. Click here: Country Clipper XLT. So it makes sense that if you use good synthetic oil in your lawn tractor and then use a good filter to keep the oil clean you should also never have to change the oil. What is the real difference between the two? The E120 is a good lawn tractor with an economical twin-cylinder engine. I have looked at the JD E170, the Husqvarna YTH24V48, and even the Husqvarna RT-322. I live on a hill. Hi Kim, Sorry I’ve gotten behind this week. Improved deck lift lever raises and lowers deck easily I checked the companies website and they list it as there lightest duty unit rated for 150 ls ft. of torque. You can see what accessories are available for your new John Deere E100 series here: You can see what accessories are available at The Home Depot for John Deere riding mowers here: The E100 series is a good, well-designed lawn tractor and is not a “Garden Tractor.”. Hi John, Yes, that is a good choice but forget the mulching attachment. So first question. Yes, It will probably make it through the defects warranty period but if you plan on keeping your lawn tractor for more than 5 years I strongly suggest that if you have hills and long slopes to look for a lawn/garden tractor with a stronger transmission. And I’ll help you find a good snow blower over at MovingSnow.com. I have a couple of more questions. lawn tractors that cost $1500-2500 all are designed to last about 10 years. Or rough Lawns. This gives me the confidence to help you find the best E100 series for you. I’m a first time home buyer who has just acquired a lawn with a decent little hill on it. Would you recommend an extended warranty or just take standard 2 year/120 warranty? Hi Ryan, Normally I wouldn’t recommend it but for your situation, it will last. Hi Greg, You don’t need the K58 for your yard but the Craftsman Pro or the John Deere E170 will cut better than the Simplicity’s fabricated deck. Why? They are a lot better than a lawn tractor for slopes. I have a 1.25 acre lot and I plan to resod or seed the lot with zoysia grass. So the 18.5 HP really has about the same power as the 22-24 HP engine in the 100 series. I have had a JD LA120 for 15+ years, but it is at the end of its life. The E170 got my attention because, I think?, it has a K58 transaxle where the Cub Cadet has the K46. Thanks for all your help! If you have a problem holding a gas can the SureCan is a great can. Hi Paul, I am really interested in getting either the JD 24hp ELS B&S 48″ JD or the JD S240 18.5 Kawasaki 48″, which way would you pick? The E170 replaced the D160. Instead of taking your hand off the fender control for going at a constant speed you just lift a small lever on the dash. If you had to pick. Clump grasses and weeds tend to have a lot more moisture than regular lawn grasses and the mulch plug will just make a mess. What is left in the bottom of that crankcase after you twist off that old filter? Good: John Deere E120 42 in. A 46 inch two blade deck throws leaves into a bagger just a little better than a 42 inch mower. My question is this – is the extra HP of the E160 worth the price? It’s their job to sell you something and then 2 years later get you to buy something higher priced. Model: E140 It may blow a little white smoke during this time. Only from John Deere. I’d really like to know if the 170 is better as I’m shopping myself this next weekend, so far I’m looking at the 140 or the 170. 1) On paper the 140 seems to have more (expensive) content than the 130 but they are the same price. Thanks Paul. If you are not used to working on them and you have the dealer repair it the cost of repairs can easily reach $500-$1500. Hi Michael, The turning radius of the E120 and E160 is 18 inches. Otherwise, you’ll need to move to a zero-turn with a 42-inch fabricated deck. I always thought John Deere was the best, is there any one brand that you would recommend over the other? If you are going to buy from a dealer I’d buy from the dealer you like the best. Riding Lawn Mowers. (The engine manufacturers use a different SAE power test. If I purchased an E140 can I expect problems in a year or tow? Cub Cadet uses the K46 in models with decks up to 50 inches and 20 inch rear tires. I would have a 46-50 inch if I didn’t have all that landscaping. Hi Chris, If the small branches and twigs are the diameter of your little finger or less they won’t hurt your mower. Hi Paul- He is even convinced it’s not going to last. Compared to the E140 the E160 has the K46 trans, ELS engine, and the 30-second oil change. The biggest I am able to find is the X370 with three improved deck (which hopefully improves cutting Zoysia grass) but I’m unsure if I can go bigger and have the deck auto attach after pulling it out of the shed. Model: E120 I’ll give you links at Amazon for two sizes. 22 HP V-Twin Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor, Model: E150 Operator station is wide and comfortable I guess I am just wanting to pick your brain on buying used or is it better to bite the bullet and get new with warranty. Scraping and scrubbing, or pressure washing (quick and easy but risk of getting water into spindle bearings)? I’ll then use the sweeper to pick up those chewed up leaves. There is more maintenance on this system and the fabricated deck does not cut as well as the other two tractors you selected. These lawn tractors ride a little better than their smaller siblings and the large 54-inch deck will cut large areas faster than the standard 42-inch riding lawn mower but they are not designed for mowing long slopes, steep hills, pulling heavy loads or using ground engaging attachments. 20 HP* V-Twin smooth running engine Paul – thanks for the quick answer – very helpful. That’s not a bad thing because John Deere has been “tweaking” this line for quite some time and it is a good, inexpensive lawn tractor. I’m guessing that Deere thinks the EZ Oil change and bumper are worth about the same money as the electric clutch and extra 6 inches on the E140’s deck. I figured I would be more than safe with an E170 based on this article. X370 4 year/300 hour warranty. Any advice would be appreciate. John Deere makes four 48 inch E series lawn tractors that are very similar. But easier to stow in the off season. Best engine – Best Cut – Best Turning Radius – best transmission for your hills. If your driveway is only 30 foot long you may want a walk behind instead of a tractor mounted blower. Type: Lawn Tractor Maintenance Parts. Please tell me how wide is your driveway, how long, paved, gravel, and about where you live. Yard has trees so mulching leaves is a must. I know they’re trying to upsell me but is it worth the extra money? Just a reminder – the E100 series is designed to mow your lawn well, pull a yard cart for yard cleanup, mount a 2-bin bagger. My second choice is the E170 but the transmission is not quite as strong. Get free shipping on qualified E120, John Deere Outdoor Power Filters or Buy Online Pick Up in Store today in the Outdoors Department. Why is Deere charging the same price? I miss Portillo’s and real Gyros…. Use of this site is subject to certain Terms Of Use. Some areas are a little tight for a larger deck. Thanks, David. So the transmissions/lawn tractors are designed for that work. “recommended” No-Spill 1450 5-Gallon Poly Gas Can (CARB Compliant) This one has a second handle in the back so it is very easy to use and hang onto when pouring into your fuel tank. Do any of these 3 stand out above the others? Electric PTO is easier on the deck belts. This lawn tractor also includes the John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system that makes … I have 1.5 acres of flat but bumpy terrain. And last but not least snow blades are great for the first 2-6 inch snow but you have to have somewhere to go with the next snow and the next snow and the next snow. Right now, until May 3rd they are offering free delivery from that dealer. After I’ve dug into your articles as well as other comments it seems like the big wheels are a disadvantage on any sloped property. Will pull a trailer for light duty yard work. Can you please provide any recommendations to the validity of the turning axis, whether it is worth getting a 48″ deck with the ELS versus saving some money and getting the 42″ deck and a smaller HP engine. Just moved to this small pie shaped lot of 2/3 acre with about a max 6% slope. In reality, the blade tip speed is the same for both decks so they will both be about the same for getting green grass into the bagger. LIST PRICE: $1,999.00 USD. John Deere makes lawn tractors. Fuel-related issues and bad fuel are NOT covered by your warranty. Purchase today for USD $31.92/monthly* Horsepower: 20 hp Fuel Type: Gas Serial Number: N/A Condition: … Finally, If you want to get done faster a good zero-turn mower is also a good choice. Mow that area as high as your mower can go for the first two years. Review websites that actually test lawn tractors always place John Deere 100 series tractors with a 42-inch deck in the top 20% of the current residential models. Back Yard Tips. Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System for fast and simple service Thank you very much Paul. OR, in your expert opinion, for what I am looking to do (leaves, carry some mulch and mow approx 1.25 acres, would the E120 suffice for years to come? I’m not following you Paul. I’m looking at spending 2 -2.5k with a bagger included Yard is flat but has moderate root exposure, and tons of trees and leaves. That will allow the grasses to spread out and fill all the spots. Whether it cuts better depends on your lawn, the type of grass and how high you mow. If you like to putt around your yard, pull a small cart to pick up sticks and leaves this is a good choice. The websites are not always correct. The E160 cuts very well. Everyone who uses the John Deere Easy Change system saves time and avoids the mess of a traditional oil change. Hi Paul, So the transmissions/lawn tractors are designed for that work. Hi Mike, I think John Deere made a good decision by only adding this to half the line this year. According to Tuff Torq this is for max. LIST PRICE: $1,699.00 USD. Great information. This model does not have a 30 sec. Are u still reviewing Craftsman tractors? It helps keep the fuel fresh and some stabilizers also clean your carb and fuel system without messing it up. Hi Eric, Got it! Thanks so much for your help. I haven’t had a chance to see if there are any actual differences. I DO NOT object to changing my own oil. I appreciate your time and effort. Type: Lawn Tractor Hi Kevin, Tuff Torque makes two smaller transmissions and you can find those lighter trannys in the E series John Deere. John Deere E120 Lawn Tractor: ENGINE: Power: 20 hp 14.9 kW: Displacement: 40 cu in. 25 HP V-Twin ELS Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor, See all the John Deere Lawn Tractors including the California Compliant Models at The Home Depot here: John Deere Lawn Tractors, About Paul Sikkema They're both terrific riding mowers. John Deere E100 series lawn tractors are Deere’s most affordable riding mowers. Who is this lawn tractor for? I’m surprised that JD sells the 170 with wider rear wheels than the K46 is spec’d for! I have a husqvarna and cub cadet dealer nearby as well. (My guess is it uses a different carburetor and comes with a front bumper.). GT50. Hi Kevin, The XT2 has more features like armrests, 4 ply tires, and ball-bearing front wheels but you are correct people don’t like the new Cub Cadet bagger. Want to learn more about the John Deere tractor models in the 100 Series? My question is, would a x700 series tractor or a commercial ZTR make more sense? What are the advatages of a larger tire, and 1hp? Thanks much for the advice. I was looking at an e160 VS an s240 vs the electric cub cadet lawn tractor. You mentioned somewhere that you owned a landscaping company in the past? Improved deck lift lever raises and lowers deck easily Either on will be a good choice for the lowest price. Consumer Reports rates the E130, E140, E110 and E160 higher than any other competitor’s riding mowers. I’ll be using a tractor for mowing, maybe a smaller cyclone rake. I’d save 15-20% in mowing time with the larger decks. It is not designed to mow long slopes or hills. we purchased a E150 with the 48″ edge deck. You may even want to consider spending a few thousand more and look at the 1 Family Sub-Compact Utility John Deere Tractors or equivalent Mahindra, Massey, or other brand. Especially if I am mulching good/high moisture grass because that wet grass will build up under the deck quickly and most riding mower decks won’t mulch as well with all that grass packed underneath. To beat this topic to death – the following is from John Deere’s dealer website http://salesmanual.deere.com. The Craftsman 20408 54″ 24 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Garden Tractor does have cruise control and operates like your car. Is there a way to adapt a used 44-inch John Deere snowblower designed for a 300 series John Deere for an E140 john deere? Is the E140 up to the task of hauling the rocks, or should I look into the 200 or 300 series models? Well, I’ve found two brands that work great! The cheap ones ($20 or more now) don’t have vents so it takes forever to fill the tank on your lawn tractor. If you want to leave parts of your 6 acres for wildlife and/or not mow it every week it’s the wrong mower for you. thank you so much in advance for your response…. Type: Lawn Tractor Great answer! LIST PRICE: $1,499.00 USD. You can easily mow it in 30-45 minutes. The E100 series is also not a “rough cut” or field mower. Tuff Torq actually does not rate it for 22 inch. 24 HP V-Twin ELS Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor, By The Way – this is my favorite lawn sweeper: Agri-Fab 44 in. Just a reminder – the E100 series is designed to mow your lawn well, pull a yard cart for yard cleanup, mount a 2-bin bagger. Any guidance you could offer would be very much appreciated. A semi neighbor is selling a ’18 JD E130 with low hours for a fair price. It will work for lawns up to one acre that you mow every week. If it’s all an actual lawn with not too many rough spots a $5000 or more Commercial ZTR can mow around 8 mph. If you don’t the spindle could bind up and break the deck belt. The price is right for the Deere but it has no warranty. Can you confirm, it sounds like the 100 series are too lightweight / out of scope for this job? Hi Jim, John Deere stands behind their machines. In other words, I can’t find any good reasons to tell you to spend the extra $500. Am I correct about this? If I decide to go with the JD, I am so torn because I want the engine of the E160, but only want a 42″ deck. The D160 is the best for you with a larger deck, larger engine and the same transmission as the S240 series. Hi Eric, a snow blade will take up more room than a 24-inch snow blower. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It’s a good deck for up to about one acre. 17.5 HP Gas Automatic Lawn Tractor, Model: E110 I’ll leave a small write up at the end of this comment to help you get the right one. Installation instructions are in the Operator’s Manual and in the John Deere Easy Change service part box. 42 inch Edge Cutting System: Deep deck design helps lift grass for a superior cut Hi Paul, You didn’t mention where you live but if you live north of Interstate 70 here is a good mix to use: Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed – Sun and Shade Mix or Pennington Smart Seed Sun and Shade. You can pick it up at the dealer or they will deliver it for a fee. I have about 1/3 acre to cut with half of it as sod and the other half seed blanket/pasture type with some bumps and patches of grass. Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System for fast and simple service But first, let me go through why a John Deere E100 series lawn tractor may be a good choice for you. Changing the filter removes the captured contaminants and replaces about 0.8 qt (0.76 L) of the engine oil. The Stronger K46 transmission will handle the extra weight of the snowblower and rear weights better over time. Please advise which I go with or if there is another such as a Husqvarna. Products shown as available are normally stocked but inventory levels cannot be guaranteed, For screen reader problems with this website, please call 1-800-430-3376 or text 38698 (standard carrier rates apply to texts). You should also have tire chains and a rear weight kit to make these tractors work well in snow. That’s why the HP is different) With a blade and rear weight kit, your tractor will take up about the same room as a 4X8 sheet of plywood laying on the floor. They are all built to last in your residential mower. Thanks Paul. Have you ever treated the under side of the deck when new before first usage, with oil or powdered graphite spray? Moving up also gives you a better seat. 3. Compared to the 100 Series traditional oil filter, the Easy Change oil system uses a synthetic filter media material, has more filtering capacity, and has more oil flow capacity, — and the engine system has 40 percent more oil volume. (The big box stores always have some kind of “turf war” going on and have to have their own “exclusive” models. 2020 John Deere E100 $1,599.00 2020 John Deere E110 $1,799.00 2020 John Deere E130 $1,999.00 2020 John Deere E140 $2,099.00 2020 John Deere E150 $2,199.00 2020 John Deere E160 $2,349.00 2020 John Deere E170 $2,449.00 2020 John Deere E180 $2,799.00 2020 John Deere … Because of the K46 transmission in the E180 I only recommend it for flat land. Do you think my machine (E180) will be suitable for light snow blowing for the occasional storm? The E140 has a 48-inch 3-blade deck, electric PTO, but no EZ oil change. Better engine – great cut – average turning radius. Mowing high also shades out a lot of weed seeds so you won’t have to spray for weeds as much. The Deere offers many attachments and there are plenty of after-market attachments available. I marvel and appreciate the education. 1hp in a 24-25 hp engine doesn’t give you enough “extra” power to notice but they can charge more for it…. If bagging is a top priority for you then I would suggest the Deere over the Cub Cadet. (the letters at the end usually denote mounting, linkage, and special accessories like a differential lock, hydraulics or oil reservoir.). I’m in need is a riding mower and for my budget, i think I decided on the JD E130-160 models. If you want a perfectly clean lawn then a bagger is a better idea. But, let me point you in a completely different direction. Hi Alan, The equivalent would be the E-170 for the ELS engine but the E160 for the rear tires/transmission. Was looking at the JD 100 series for cost. Saw your post listing the latest transmission changes. 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