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

Discontinued John Deere

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 Compliant
Brand John Deere John Deere John Deere John Deere
Ratings (14) (41) (114) (10)
Cutting Width 48 inches 48 inches 54 inches 54 inches
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
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
Size of Yard 2 - 4 Acres 2 - 4 Acres 4 or More Acres 4 or More Acres
Transmission Type Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
Deck Type Stamped Stamped Stamped
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Assembled Depth (in.)
76.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
46.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
60 in
Cutting Width
48 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
Turning Radius (in.)


Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Horsepower (hp)
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Lawn Tractor
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Mower Size
Number of Blades
Number of Cylinders
Number of Deck Wheels
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Size of Yard
2 - 4 Acres
Start Type
Terrain Type
Transmission Type
White Glove Service
Free White Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
Two years or 120 hours, whichever occurs first

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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 4.2 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Transmission 2 Cutting seasons, needs a new transmission. When the mower runs for about 30 min, won't go up any sort of incline. This is my first JD and figured out I should have spent the little extra for the X series if I wanted to stay with JD.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage At 40 hours, replaced 2 mower deck bearings, at 62 hours, replaced the remaining deck bearings, at 106 hours it sounds like another deck bearing is going plus the rear axle/differential is leaking badly. Plus I've had to replace the deck drive belt 3 times. All maintenance has been properly maintained.
Date published: 2017-05-12
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 5 out of 5 by from Smooth,quiet beautiful even cut. I wish I purchased this tractor 10 years ago. I mow 1.5 acres in half the time over my old Bolens. Cheaper is never better!
Date published: 2017-04-20
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 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 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 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
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