Built in Greeneville, TN, the John Deere S100 Lawn Tractor is part of our affordable, comfortable, easy-to-use riding mower lineup. Lift the hood and check out the Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System*. This all-in-one oil and oil filter is so easy to take off and put on, you can be done in 30 seconds, max. No mess. No fuss. No problem. Twist. Lock. Done.
Then step on it. The two side-by-side forward and reverse pedals available on all 100 Series Lawn Tractors are made for your right foot. Now, sit down. The ergonomic operator station is welcoming. The seat, adjustable. The design of the mower deck lift is even shaped to minimize the effort required to raise or lower the deck. And that’s just for starters.
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17.5 hp (13 kW) Engine
42-Inch Edge™ Mower Deck
Hydrostatic Transmission with Side-by-Side Pedals
Spring-Assisted Hand Grip Lever Raises and Lowers Deck Easily
Operator Station is Wide and Comfortable
2-Year/120-Hour Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty
*Not available on the S100, S110, and S140 Lawn Tractors.
Powerful engine features full-pressure lubrication for long life
A 17.5-horsepower (13.0-kW), single cylinder engine has plenty of power and torque to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging.
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 liner for long 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.
Large fuel filter for trouble-free operation.
The no-tools oil drain valve is easy to access when changing engine oil.
The fuel tank has a capacity of 2.4 U.S. gallons (9.1 L).
Fuel filler opening is conveniently located under the seat.
Filling the tank without spilling is easy.
A tethered fuel tank cap is more convenient.
The sealed fuel cap helps keep vapors inside the tank.
Frame made of full-length welded steel for reliability
The solid one-piece frame is constructed of 12-gauge, 0.105-inch (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.
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-inch (1.9-cm) diameter wheel spindles provide excellent durability.
The front bumper is included on the S130, S140, S160, S170, and S180. It is available as an optional attachment for the S100, S110, and S120.
Additional front-end protection.
Attractive, bold style.
The CargO Mount™ system is a combination of front- and rear-mounting points providing convenient and easy installation of the sun canopy, rear bagger, and other attachments.
Snow removal is a strength of lawn tractors
An advantage of lawn tractors is their ability to use equipment for snow removal. Lawn tractor owners can add a John Deere snow blower or front blade to make quick work of moving snow whenever the need arises. Weather enclosure and tire chain attachments add comfort and performance.
Equipment available for snow removal includes:
44-Inch (112-cm) Snow Blower
46-Inch (117-cm) Front Blade
Tire Chains or TerraGrip Traction Belts
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.
Kanzaki and Tuff Torq are trademarks of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
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.
Steering wheel is positioned and angled to give the operator plenty of room and steering comfort.
Seat is positioned to provide the most comfortable operator position.
Controls are easy to see and use.
Large, three-spoke steering wheel for greater operator comfort and control.
Ignition switch is on the dash for starting ease.
Wide footrest areas with non-slip, anti-vibration floor mats are provided for operator comfort.
The wide footrest makes it easier to step over the mower deck while entering or exiting the seat.
Debris-removing channels help keep the footrest area clean and dry.
The operator seat has an 11-inch (28-cm) back height. It can be easily adjusted forward or rearward while the operator is in the seat, with seat travel of 5.5 inches (14 cm) and 10 different positions.
A beverage holder is located on the right-side fender for operator convenience.
Two long seat springs give plenty of seat travel to smooth out the ride, keeping the operator comfortable while operating the tractor.
Seat can be tilted forward for protection from the elements and to provide easy access to the fuel tank.
A storage compartment and beverage holder on the right-side fender are conveniently located and easy to use.
NOTE: A storage compartment cover is standard on S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180 Tractors and optional on the S100, S110, and S140.
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.
Controls are logically placed and easy to reach.
The hour meter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
Functional design of the controls provides good appearance and a comfortable feel.
Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel.
Operator can change direction without lifting foot off the platform.
Large pedal surface gives superior operator comfort.
A spring-assisted, ergonomically designed lift lever simplifies adjusting the mower cut height.
Increments of 1/4-inch (0.64-cm) allow fine-tuning the cut height.
Cut height is adjustable from 1 to 4 inches (2.5 to 10.2 cm).
The lift handle is shaped for easy use and is out of the way of entering or exiting operators.
The parking brake control is conveniently located on the tractor pedestal for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.
The mower deck is engaged with the easy-to-see and easy-to-use yellow lever above the dashboard. Its placement on the right side leaves a lot of room on the left, the entry side of the tractor, for the operator to get on and off the tractor.
The Reverse Implement Option (RIO) allows the PTO to be operated while moving the tractor in reverse.
CAUTION: Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward, carefully check the area around the machine. Backing up while the mower is engaged is strongly discouraged. RIO should be used only when operating another attachment or when the operator deems it necessary to reposition the machine with the mower engaged.
To use RIO:
Stop forward travel.
Look behind the machine to be sure there are no bystanders.
Push and hold in the RIO switch while depressing the reverse pedal slightly. If the engine and mower or other attachment stops while repositioning the machine, return the attachment engagement lever/switch to the off position. Start the engine and engage mower or other attachment. Begin again with step 2.
Release the RIO switch and reposition the machine as the machine begins to move rearward.
Resume forward travel. The mower or other attachment should continue operating.
Repeat procedure to position the machine again.
The fuel tank gauge shows how much fuel is in the tank and can be seen without leaving the operator’s seat.
Easy to check fuel level.
Serviceability is convenient with an easy-open hood
The one-piece hood opens easily to permit checking and servicing the engine.
Important service points are located within easy reach.
A service interval decal is provided inside the tractor hood for convenience when servicing the tractor.
The engine fuel and oil filters, the oil check/fill tube, and the oil drain tube are exposed for serviceability when the hood is opened.
The seat tilts up and out of the way to make adding fuel easy.
John Deere riding lawn mowers are supported by owner information web pages that include links to:
Safety and How-To Videos
Maintenance Reminder Sheets
To speed access to owner information web pages, a QR code is printed onto a PIN label located near the fuel fill. Since each vehicle model has its own web page, the links are specific to the owner’s model. The QR code also includes the vehicle’s unique PIN, which enables warranty registration without the need to manually enter the vehicle’s PIN.
Hood will not rust or dent, and includes quality headlights.
Molded-in color material reduces sound and will not rust or dent.
Same quality hood material as on larger John Deere tractors provides good resilience and UV resistance for an extended time.
Openings on the side let in plenty of cooling air while keeping the sound level low.
Two headlights provide good lighting for nighttime operation.
Help maintain your mower and lawn with the MowerPlus™ app and connector
Keep a mower running its best and know how it mows with the John Deere MowerPlus™ app. Simply scan the mower’s barcode to get custom information about the mower.
Engine hours, fuel level, and battery health (as compatible).
Mowing history with time, distance, area, and speed.
Current day and five-day weather forecast based on location.
Walk-through setup guides.
Expert mowing tips.
Useful attachments for future purchase.
Periodic maintenance reminders.
To download the free MowerPlus™ app, visit the Apple® App Store® or Google Play™ store.
Three MowerPlus™ connectors are available to transmit vehicle information to the MowerPlus™ app.
BUC10510 MowerPlus™ Hour Meter Connector is for use with:
Model year 2003 to 2010 100 Series Tractors, including all models with an E, D, LA, or L prefix.
Model year 2015 to 2020 S240 Tractors (serial number -880,000).
S100, S110, S140, and S220 Tractors.
BUC10929 MowerPlus™ Deluxe Smart Connector is for use with:
All S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180 Tractors.
Model year 2021 and newer S240 Tractors (serial number 880,001-).
Model year 2021 and newer Z515E, Z530M, Z530R, and Z545R zero-turn mowers (serial number 010,001-).
BUC10537 MowerPlus™ Smart Connector is for use with:
Model year 2016 and newer X300 and X500 Select Series Tractors.
All the MowerPlus™ connectors transmit engine hour information to the app, making it easy to track maintenance intervals. The MowerPlus™ Smart Connector and MowerPlus™ Deluxe Smart Connector also transmit the fuel level.
MowerPlus™ connectors require the MowerPlus™ app on a mobile device to use. The John Deere MowerPlus™ app and operating system requirements can be found in the mobile device’s app store. The MowerPlus™ app is only available in the English language, and it is not available in all countries. BUC10510 MowerPlus™ Hour Meter Connector requires iOS® version 10 or higher and is not compatible with Android™ operating systems.
Apple and App Store are trademarks of Apple, Inc. Google Play and Android are trademarks of Google, LLC. iOS is a trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. used under license by Apple, Inc.
The Edge™ cutting system gives superior performance
The Edge™ cutting system has been trademarked to emphasize the advantages of John Deere mower deck designs. They give superior mowing performance, convenience, and reliability.
The deep-deck design lifts grass for a clean, even cut.
The smooth underside has no nooks and crannies, preventing grass buildup and evenly dispersing 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.
Flexible discharge chute minimizes property and mower deck damage.
The 42-inch (107-cm) Edge™ Mower Deck is a two spindle design with heavy-duty characteristics.
The 13-gauge, 0.09-inch (2.3-mm) steel deck provides years of dependable mowing.
Included three-in-one blades work well for side-discharge, mulching, or bagging.
The blade-to-spindle design provides a unique mounting system for the mower blade that provides extra safety and convenience.
No tools are required to switch from mulching to side-discharge to rear bagging.
A mulching cover is an optional attachment that can be installed without tools to allow mulching with the standard mower blades.
High-performance mulching blades are available to enhance mulching performance.
A high-performance mulching attachment is an optional attachment that includes a mulch plug and special mulching blades for excellent performance.
A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy.
A hose connector is included with the mower deck.
The StarLock™ blade design keeps the blade bolt at the correct torque for easy removal.
Optional blades for difficult mulching or bagging conditions are available.
A cut-and-throw, 6.5-bushel (229-L) bagger is sold separately and comes with bagging blades. Special bagging blades are not required, but they can enhance performance.
The bagger kits provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves. It can be set up without tools in minutes and has easy-to-empty bags.
2-year or 120-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty is included
An exclusive 2-year or 120-hour single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty* is included for all John Deere 100 Series Tractors.
The warranty is hassle free, with John Deere handling the service and paperwork.
*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.
Engine Power: 17.5 hp (13 kW)
Oil Change: No-Tools Oil Drain with Replaceable Filter
*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.