John Deere D160 48 in. 25 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower-BG20738 - The Home Depot
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Model # BG20738

Internet # 204780490

D160 48 in. 25 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower

John Deere D160 48 in. 25 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower

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$2,699.00 / each


Model # BG20738

Internet # 204780490

The John Deere D160 riding lawn tractor offers a 48 in. deck and upgrades you to a powerful 25 HP V-Twin engine with the Extended Life Service package which includes an automotive styled air filter system and a large fuel filter to aid in extending the life of the engine. The hydrostatic transmission and 2 pedal foot control allows you to set your own pace while mowing forward and reverse with speeds up to 5.5 mph. The D160 features a high back seat with lumbar adjustment and deluxe 14 in. steering wheel for added comfort. The front bumper provides extra protection, while cruise control and the electronic blade engagement offer convenience. The 48 in. deck will give you a superior cut quality and is ready to side discharge, bag, or mulch.

  • Most orders process within 3 business days. Product is shipped to your local John Deere Dealer who will professionally inspect and deliver the unit to you within 7-14 business days. At Delivery the customer will be taught by John Deere how to operate and maintain the mower.
  • 25 HP V-Twin John Deere branded engine for powerful performance
  • 48 in. deck offers a smooth underside to prevent grass buildup and the deep deck design lifts grass for a better cut, a wash port is included for your convenience cleaning the underside of the deck, the cut heights range from 1 in. to 4 in., in 1/4 in. increments
  • Full length welded steel frame and a cast iron front axle for added strength and long life
  • Hood is made of a UV-resistant John Deere Loy polymer that won’t fade, dent or rust, Openings on side let in cooling air while keeping sound level low
  • Deluxe High back seat with lumbar adjustment easily adjusts while you are in the seat, flexible forward and rearward travel of 5-1/2 in. and 10 different positions
  • Easy- to-use cruise control option maintains tractor’s speed for mowing larger areas
  • Several attachments available (Sold Separately) to help with projects around the yard: Baggers, Mulch Plug, Carts, Aerators, Spreaders, Front Blade and Snowblowers
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Assembled Depth (in.) 
76.5 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
46.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
60 in 
Front wheel size (in.) 
Mower Deck Width 
Rear wheel size (in.) 
Size of Yard 
1 - 2 Acres 
Turning radius (in.) 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Commercial / Residential 
Cutting Width 
Drive type 
Rear-wheel Drive 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Horsepower (hp) 
Engine oil 
Lawn Mower Type 
Front Motor Riding 
Maximum cutting height (in.) 
Maximum forward speed (mph) 
Maximum reverse speed (mph) 
Minimum cutting height (in.) 
Mulching Capability 
Number of Blades 
Number of Cylinders 
Twin Cylinder 
Number of deck wheels 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
Product Weight (lb.) 
504 lb 
Start Type 
Sloped with Obstacles 
Transmission Type 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
Two years or 120 hours, whichever occurs first 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 37 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great mower, well made, met my expections After reviewing comments, researching competitive machines we decided to purchase a John Deere D160 24 hp 48 in. which we felt was heavier duty and would last longer than the lighter mowers. We mow 3 acres, some slight hills and pasture areas and also pull a garden trailer. The D160 mows and hauls materials very well and is very comfortable. The John Deere is high quality, fit and finish are exceptional. Local dealer support is excellent. May 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by This seeems to be a great product This product is expensive but is great quality The product seems to be well made and hopefully will run a long time. May 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very glad I bought this tractor The tractor is easy to use and runs great. I use it to cut 2.5 acres of hay that I don't need. It mulches beautifully and cleans easily. The front headlight went out the second day - the only negative things so far. August 28, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bad frames on 100 series riders i can't see buying another john deer 100 series rider. no pulling power compared to the sears craftsman and my frame is broken now. where the rear axle connects to the frame broke on right side and left side is cracked. do not recommend a john deere rider July 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by the best mower I've owned bought in aug.2012 used all year. 44 inch snowblower is great.throws alot of snow,only problem is the mower body is rusting bad. figured it would last longer than 2 years September 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mower only good for small yards I had a LT 160 with ONLY 199 hours on it. It worked great the first year or 2, but after that the the belts kept coming off of the mower, when you engaged the blades, often as many as 6 times a year. I took it in and they came out to look at it. No one could fix it. The last year I had it, the first time the belts came off, after the 3rd mowing of the spring, I just said the heck with it. The mating would also flex/twist on uneven ground, which the dealer said it shouldn't do that. Maybe that was the problem, but their service dept. couldn't solve the problem. It even came off when the service man engaged the blades. The only thing I can figure is that the 160 model is made very cheaply and is good for only lots a push mower could easily handle and not anyone with property. I bit the bullet and went with a X530 and a 6 year warranty. I hope I didn't waste anymore money. Everone says a Deere runs forever? May 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good value After one year of mowing with my D160 I would recommend this mower. I mow two acres weekly with it. Many trees and even a couple fences. Easy steering, great mower deck, plenty of power. Only big complaint is the small gas tank and or the excessive gas consumption. Two acres takes two gallons which I feel is too much! I would prefer a Kohler motor if that were an option. But the great seat makes mowing a pleasure. February 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Home Depot Quality I had a LZ-277 that gave me WONDERFUL performance but it was getting old. So I bought a D-160 several years ago. Big mistake... 1. Decals pealed off. 2. Vinyl seat craked in 3-4 places 3. Two deck pully assembies & belt went bad. 4. Now I can't go up a incline 50% of the time. When I push my forward peddle there are times when nothing happens -- no motion. Same thing with the reverse peddle. So there the tractor sits overnight. 5. I wrote a letter of complaint to John Deere and they sent a letter saying thanks for complaining. 6. Dealer is a 3-hour round trip drive from my house and I have no way of getting this clunker there. 7. TIME TO GIVE THIS THING TO CHARITY AND BUY A DIFFERENT BRAND... July 25, 2013
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Certified Professional Delivery (By Appointment): The item will be shipped to a certified professional who will complete assembly (if required), and perform a complete inspection. The certified professional will contact you to arrange final delivery once your item is ready. At delivery, the customer will be taught by a certified professional on site how to operate and maintain the product. Delivery appointments are required. Please note the tracking information provided with the shipping confirmation will reflect the delivery to a local certified professional’s terminal.

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