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

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

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Product Overview

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
  • Free White Glove Service available on this riding mower

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Name D155 48 in. 24 HP ELS Hydrostatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower-California Compliant D160 48 in. 25 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower D170 54 in. 25 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower D170 54 in. 25 HP ELS V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower-California Only
Brand John Deere John Deere John Deere John Deere
Ratings (6) (49) (90) (9)
Transmission Type Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
Features Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower
Horsepower (hp) 24 25 25 25
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Number of Cylinders V-Twin V-Twin V-Twin V-Twin
Turning Radius (in.) 18 18 18 18
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Customer Questions & Answers

Who makes the transmission in the D-160 In. 25 HP V-twin Hydrostatic

Asked by: troyb
Tuff Torque - K47 model. Too weak for the large motor.
Answered by: Richo
Date published: 2015-09-20

If we choose to have this product delivered to our home, does it come preassembled already, or do we have to put it together?

Asked by: sgck
The tractors come assembled by a qualified JD dealership and not Home Depot employees.
Answered by: Richo
Date published: 2015-09-20


Asked by: JUNE
Great. Nice and Smooth. Good comfortable seat too.
Answered by: BB
Date published: 2015-11-06

Does Model D160 have a snow blower attachment?

Asked by: Ronnie
I would speak with your John Deere dealer. They might recommend a heavier tractor or one that better fits snow removal operations. You may pay more, but you want to get the right machine for your use that does not fall apart or has enough weight to operate an big implement.
Answered by: BB
Date published: 2015-11-06
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Customer Reviews

D160 48 in. 25 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Tractor excessive vibration We like the tractor, it mows the lawn well cuts even, and the bagger is great. BUT it vibrates a lot and sucks the gas down. went from an old MTD that used half the gas of this and didn't vibrate much at all. Thinking something was wrong I went to the dealer and got on one there. Their lawn mower vibrated just as much basically so apparently thats just how they are built. I feel it in my feet and the whole thing rattles especially at full throttle while sitting still.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Cut and Smooth Running I looked at Craftsman, Simplicity and Husqvarna but the D160 is the best of them all. Easy starting and a great 48" cut. Hauled 10Yds of topsoil around a hilly yard and it never complained. Comfortable and the turning radius is fantastic. PTO is smooth and with smart safety features, I don't have to worry about little kids in the yard because I forgot to park it. Great tires that don't destroy the lawn. Finished about 2/3 of an an acre in 45 minutes. People complain about the small gas tank but it's so fuel efficient you won't be filling it up as much as you might think. Cruise control is cool and it's just easy to run. My wife even loves it!
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine tractor for the cost. I've always appreciated JD mowers because they use Briggs engines. The Vanguard V-Twin is a workhorse that will give good service for many years. Due to the larger wheels, the D160 is technically a garden tractor. With GT status comes a robust chassis and a strong drivetrain. Steers easily as well. We've had ours for just over a month, it does a fantastic job of mowing. Very comfortable ride and easy to operate. I especially appreciate the parking brake lock handle on the side of the dash, rather than earlier mowers where it was on the unibody floor and hard to reach from the seat. This tractor replaced an old JD Sabre that, while still in service was showing its age. Purchased at Lowes, paid cash with extended warranty. Owner's manual is concise and easy to follow. Lists regular maintenance items and when they should be performed (also on a decal under the hood). It's imperative that proper lubrication be done, i.e. greasing mower deck spindles, front wheel bushings and steering, or kingpin shafts. If you don't have a grease gun, get one. My only gripe is with the electric PTO engagement. The old Sabre had a manual lever to engage the mower blades, allowing a gradual engagement. With the electric PTO clutch, engagement is sudden and puts a strain on the mower deck belt when engaged. Never much liked the Reverse Mow button, it's an annoyance when backing up while the PTO is engaged. It can be defeated. However, defeating safety features is strongly discouraged. We don't have a lot of ground to mow; less than an acre is actually lawn so fuel tank size isn't a concern. Runs well on E-10 fuel. Manual suggests using fuel stabilizer for long term storage. I'm old-school, prefer to drain the fuel tank and run the carburetor dry before putting her to bed for winter. Don't leave gas set in the carburetor during long term storage. This applies to any engine-driven equipment.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still A Great Mower As promised, a review after I've used it all summer. My D160 has 40 hours on it now. The gas "mileage" did get better after it got broke in, about the third time I mowed. Now I can do my two acres without sweating it. It still cuts so well my yard looks like a carpet when I'm done, it's even and there's no problem if it's wet or dry. We've had a LOT of rain this summer, and I haven't had to clean under the deck once, it seems to clean it's self. Now granted, that causes big green blobs of grass to be left after they fly out of the deck, but I'd rather pick those up, then crawl under the mower. I'd bought a spare set of blades to use when the original set got dull, I could switch them out and sharpen the other set when I got around to it. Might have wasted my money, the blades haven't needed sharpening at all yet and they've been in constant use, at least once a week, since early May, in thick, wet grass. It's still the best riding, easiest steering, sharpest turning lawn tractor I've ever owned and I'm still very happy with my purchase. If you live anywhere near Southern Illinois, see the guys at Ideal Lawn & Tractor, they'll treat you right and fix you right up. Best mower I've ever owned.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cant beat it for the price It is a very nice mower. Only issues are that the belt cover on the left side always gets a hole worn into it and belt is tight so i dont know why its happening, not a big deal. Engine could be a little quieter. Other than that nice mower. I like the bigger tires than the smaller mowers in the D100 Series. Already has 115 hrs on it and is a 2013 model. Had to get carb worked on.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does all I ask it to do! Purchased last summer to maintain my 6 acre property. I found it willing and able to mow with ease. Haul my 10' trailer around the property without breaking a sweat and generally able to do whatever I need to do. This winter I purchased the 44" snowblower attachment. Wow, what a great job in removing about 2 feet of snow. You must have the tire chains and rear weights though! Bogged down in the snow and dirt a few times, but was always able to get myself out. The D 160 seems to be really well built and capable. Plenty of power to do the job! Also found it to be really comfortable. The deluxe seat on the D 160 is a big plus.
Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Sport like for a tractor and cuts well! I had my John Deere D160 For 3 and a half Years Yet, still no Problem! To let you know I use this for 5-10 Acres of land. Awesome at going in forest and in thick Mud! This tractor is Fast and Goes on Bumps and hills with no problem! My Only concern is the gas tank. But this is not the only type of tractor that hides it. I recommended that you stop somewhere and take a look at your gas now and then. Well Choose wisely!
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes mowing and collecting leaves enjoyable! I have only about a 1/3 acre lot, so this may be overkill for my grass, but it's main job is going to be leaf collection in the fall. My back yard has a chain link fence with lots of trees, and leaves work me ten times harder (or more# than grass. I have the bagger system attached to mine, and on the first few outings vacuuming performance #with the bagger system's included high lift blades# is outstanding! I cleared out a LOT of old leaves from both my and a couple of neighbor's lots that border my fence. I'm pleased with the mower, but longevity will be the final determination on how good this mower is. A couple of items I'd like to see addressed: 1. Replace the headlights with some type of LED units #a whiter light than the typical yellowish tint of incandescents#. 2. Fueling - I have no complaint AFA fueling except when the bagger is attached. With the bagger, I have to use a funnel, and it's tough to know when it's full without overflowing. 3. Fuel Tank Size - I haven't had it long enough to tell yet, but a 2 gallon tank sounds awfully small for this mower! It probably doesn't affect me as much as it would someone with a much larger yard. 4. Deck Height Adjustment - I like to exit the mower from the left side, and the first time I did so, I nailed myself in the leg on the deck height adjustment handle. The last few times I've exited, I had the handle in the highest position so I cleared it easily - haven't had enough experience to tell if I'll automatically worm my way around the height adjuster #when at cutting setting) or if it's going to be a pain to maneuver around each time I exit? I also picked up one of their PT10 Poly Carts - work around the yard has gotten so much easier with this mower, collector, and cart!
Date published: 2015-06-23
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