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John Deere

E100 42 in. 17.5 HP Gas Automatic Lawn Tractor

  • 17.5 HP engine for powerful performance
  • 42 in. Edge Cutting System provides superior cut
  • Fade-resistant hood won't dent or rust
$ 1,599 00
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Product Overview

  • 17.5 HP engine for powerful performance
  • 42 in. Edge Cutting System provides superior cut
  • Fade-resistant hood won't dent or rust
Built right. Priced Right. The John Deere E100 Riding lawn tractor is the most affordable John Deere lawn tractor to-date. The new, redesigned operators station feels right too. The ride is comfortable, while the 42 in. edge mower deck is time-tested and proven to offer superior cut quality and can be easily equipped to bag or mulch. The John Deere branded power system is 17.5 HP. Plenty of power for your yard. The automatic transmission features a 3 position (F, N, R) lever and single pedal ft. control to set your own pace while mowing forward and reverse with speeds up to 5.5 mph. Here is everything you get.
  • White glove delivery within 7-14 days by a local John Deere dealer, at delivery the customer will be taught how-to operate and maintain the mower
  • 17.5 HP John Deere branded engine gets the job done right
  • 42 edge cutting system has a deep deck design to lift grass for a superior cut with a smooth underside to prevent grass buildup, a wash port is included for your convenience to clean the underside of the deck
  • Operator station is wide and comfortable, thanks to an ergonomic redesign of the whole lawn tractor
  • Redesigned mower deck lift lever raises and lowers the deck easily, height selections still range from 1 in. to 4 in. increments
  • 12-Gauge, 11 in. fully welded steel frame and cast iron front axle provide strength and durability
  • Powerful (300 cca) battery helps with starts even after lengthy storage
  • 10 point pre-delivery inspection of your John Deere lawn tractor or residential zero-turn mowers helps ensure quality and hassle free ownership
  • Fade resistant hood is a tough composite material that won’t dent or rust, openings on the side of the hood let in cooling air and keep the sound level low
  • Register for your warranty with a correct email address and receive a free John Deere owners edition hat
  • Baggers, carts, aerators, spreaders, front blades, mulch kits and snow blowers are sold separately to help with projects around the yard
  • White Glove Service available on this riding mower



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Product Overview

  • 17.5 HP engine for powerful performance
  • 42 in. Edge Cutting System provides superior cut
  • Fade-resistant hood won't dent or rust
Model #: BG21068
Sku #: 1002791219
Internet #: 303128797

Built right. Priced Right. The John Deere E100 Riding lawn tractor is the most affordable John Deere lawn tractor to-date. The new, redesigned operators station feels right too. The ride is comfortable, while the 42 in. edge mower deck is time-tested and proven to offer superior cut quality and can be easily equipped to bag or mulch. The John Deere branded power system is 17.5 HP. Plenty of power for your yard. The automatic transmission features a 3 position (F, N, R) lever and single pedal ft. control to set your own pace while mowing forward and reverse with speeds up to 5.5 mph. Here is everything you get.

  • White glove delivery within 7-14 days by a local John Deere dealer, at delivery the customer will be taught how-to operate and maintain the mower
  • 17.5 HP John Deere branded engine gets the job done right
  • 42 edge cutting system has a deep deck design to lift grass for a superior cut with a smooth underside to prevent grass buildup, a wash port is included for your convenience to clean the underside of the deck
  • Operator station is wide and comfortable, thanks to an ergonomic redesign of the whole lawn tractor
  • Redesigned mower deck lift lever raises and lowers the deck easily, height selections still range from 1 in. to 4 in. increments
  • 12-Gauge, 11 in. fully welded steel frame and cast iron front axle provide strength and durability
  • Powerful (300 cca) battery helps with starts even after lengthy storage
  • 10 point pre-delivery inspection of your John Deere lawn tractor or residential zero-turn mowers helps ensure quality and hassle free ownership
  • Fade resistant hood is a tough composite material that won’t dent or rust, openings on the side of the hood let in cooling air and keep the sound level low
  • Register for your warranty with a correct email address and receive a free John Deere owners edition hat
  • Baggers, carts, aerators, spreaders, front blades, mulch kits and snow blowers are sold separately to help with projects around the yard
  • White Glove Service available on this riding mower



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Ratings (598) (277) (1832) (366)
Cutting Width 42 inches 42 inches 42 inches 42 inches
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton OEM Branded Kohler OEM Branded
Horsepower (hp) 19 hp 17.5 18 hp 20
Size of Yard 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
Deck Type Stamped Stamped Stamped Stamped
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
68.75 in
Assembled Height (in.)
42.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
54.9 in
Cutting Width
42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
15
Mower Deck Width
42
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20
Turning Radius (in.)
18

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Cutting Options
Bag,Side-Discharge
Deck Material
13 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
500
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
27.6
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
2.4
Horsepower (hp)
17.5 hp
Horsepower (hp)
17.5
Included with Riding Mowers
Engine Oil
Lawn Mower Type
Lawn Tractor
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
5.5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
3.2
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
1
Mower Size
Small
Number of Blades
2 blades
Number of Blades
2
Number of Cylinders
Single Cylinder
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
74
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
393lb
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20 in.
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Riding Mower Features
Adjustable Cutting Height,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Reverse Mowing,Rust Resistant,Single-lever height adjustment
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Electric
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles,Hilly
Transmission Type
Automatic
White Glove Service
White Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year or 120 hours, whichever occurs first.

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
68.75 in
Assembled Height (in.)
42.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
54.9 in
Cutting Width
42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
15
Mower Deck Width
42
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20
Turning Radius (in.)
18

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Cutting Options
Bag,Side-Discharge
Deck Material
13 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
500
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
27.6
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
2.4
Horsepower (hp)
17.5 hp
Horsepower (hp)
17.5
Included with Riding Mowers
Engine Oil
Lawn Mower Type
Lawn Tractor
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
5.5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
3.2
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
1
Mower Size
Small
Number of Blades
2 blades
Number of Blades
2
Number of Cylinders
Single Cylinder
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
74
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
393lb
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20 in.
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Riding Mower Features
Adjustable Cutting Height,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Reverse Mowing,Rust Resistant,Single-lever height adjustment
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Electric
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles,Hilly
Transmission Type
Automatic
White Glove Service
White Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year or 120 hours, whichever occurs first.

Questions & Answers

How many gallons of gas does it hold and, how many quarts of oil does it take? I'd also like to ...

How many gallons of gas does it hold and, how many quarts of oil does it take? I'd also like to know the voltage of the electrical system for recharging purposes, the site give only the CCA. There should be a specifications listing for the item so that these questions don't need to be asked.
Asked by: moley
'moley' dated March 04 th Re:{ ...So that I may buy a 12v re-charger whenever necessary?} Discussed at HomeDepot.com, EXCIDE.com and John Deere Web sites, 100% of these relatively small-capacity wet batteries MUST have a maximum charging rate of 10amps - No More, or internal battery damage w / b potentially done! Additionally, herein at HomeDepot.com, there exists a wide variety of "Electronic Float Battery Maintainers" which are made precisely for the DUTY of maintaining these tiny batteries during the very LOOONG Interval of Storage after Summer and subsequent inactivity! ....these keep the internal voltage at the peak, without risking the BOILING-OUT of internal electrolyte, as would be the case w / any full-duty Charger that only reduces to approx 2 amp rate, minimum.....eli2
Answered by: eli2
Date published: 2019-03-07

Manufacturer and model of the transmission in this unit?

Manufacturer and model of the transmission in this unit?
Asked by: CigBock
(...Manufacturer & Model of the Gear-Box for J.D.. E-100?} A Product of 'General Transmission' w / new Plant in USA.... as mentioned before, - Model RT-400 Never answered as of this date, that relatively-all-new CVT method of transmitting engine power on residential riding lawn mowers to the rear wheels features a 'step-less' style .... E.G. - Imagine two adjacent cones, opposite one another, connected by a rubber band? ...as that rubber band travels from the smallest effective diameter of the "input" cone to the THEN largest diameter of the opposite, 'output' cone, that Tractor moves at it's most slow traveling speed. - - - obviously, speed is the case whenever the 'Input cone' has that band at it's largest diameter! In theory, this CVT features very smooth, infinitely-available increments of "power' to the rear tires of the lawn mower..... absolutely zero hydraulic fluid is utilized, being a totally "dry" type of gearbox. Limitations include one very critical item ...an absolute Maximum of 500# grand total for Riding Mower, Deck, Fuel and Operator!! ... POTENTIALLY extremely-limited usage of Towing with this Model......eli2
Answered by: eli2
Date published: 2019-03-02

Does this mower cut in reverse?

Asked by: Sprfins88
does it have an reverse like the 22hp a pedal
Answered by: wc
Date published: 2019-02-01

Does this mower have 30% off

Does this mower have 30% off
Asked by: Nell
'Neil' originally dated April 05 th {E100 42 - 'Instant REBATE?'} Mr. Neil - - - In the Computer Picture of the John Deere E100 42" Riding Mower, One may "see" the notification of (... 1 Rebate Available....) - - in the exact instance of this E100 Unit, that is for the receipt of a $100 prepaid Gift Card: .....expect minimum of (8) weeks before arrival. Offer valid 4/4 through 4/17/2019. Receive a The Home Depot Gift Card via online or mail-in rebate with valid in store or online select John Deere Riding Lawn Mower purchase. 42" cutting deck purchase will receive a $100 gift card........eli2
Answered by: eli2
Date published: 2019-04-08
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Customer Reviews

E100 42 in. 17.5 HP Gas Automatic Lawn Tractor is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 277.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I'm very disappointed in the John Deere E 100. I... I'm very disappointed in the John Deere E 100. I always thought that John Deere was on the high end of the lawn tractor market, but this is a very low end tractor! I had to return the first tractor that was delivered because after one cutting use, both the front left and rear left tires were flat the next day. When the cutting deck was engaged, there was substantial vibration and noise coming from the cutting deck! I called Home Depot and explained and Home Depot dropped off another tractor yesterday. So far the tires still have air in them, but when I started it and engaged the cutting deck it had the same noise and vibration problem. This is a design problem. I don't have a lot of confidence in this model or in John Deere, for that matter. I'm very disappointed with this tractor.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from While I understand it is the low end. It is fraught with issues. Too little power, poorly designe... While I understand it is the low end. It is fraught with issues. Too little power, poorly designed brake and throttle system, gas gauge that is wrong most of the time. I like JD products, but next time, spend a little more and get a quality product. I'm stuck with this one for several years but I'll make do. Still like their products, just shouldn't have tried the economy model.
Date published: 2019-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have an older E100 and John Deere changed the forward/reverse drive from a pedal to an hand eng... I have an older E100 and John Deere changed the forward/reverse drive from a pedal to an hand engaged drive mechanism. Also, my older model seemed to run faster. This model is taking me longer to cut my lawn. It is still a good quality mower, but just disappointed in the changes. Also, I bought the bagger option and it never worked on the old or the new model. I cut my grass every 3 - 4 days during growing season so that the lawn is not too long to jam up the chute, but it still jams. Needs a much better bagger technology design.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I got mine in mid-October this year and have used it twice. I also bought the warranty. No white ... I got mine in mid-October this year and have used it twice. I also bought the warranty. No white glove service when it was delivered. The guy said he'd never shown anyone how to use one. Really? I've used it twice, and it backfired every time I put it in reverse. Now yesterday, on the second use, I put it in reverse, it back fired and STOPPED! Engine would not turn over. Went out there today and it won't start at all, like the battery is dead or something. I'm home on the weekends only, so. Called John Deere, they're closed on Sunday. Went online to Home Depot and they say to call John Deere. I am not happy right now. We'll see what happens tomorrow (Monday).
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Owned for two years a would not recommend any of John deer models. they are junk after the firs... Owned for two years a would not recommend any of John deer models. they are junk after the first year. they said they a full set up and test. don't believe it.
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stay away from this Model sold by Home Depot. My first John Deere was a model 110 that I bought n... Stay away from this Model sold by Home Depot. My first John Deere was a model 110 that I bought new in 1975. It was an outstanding performer and I passed it down to my son when we sold our home on a one acre lot. I bought an E100 machine for our smaller lot, to replace my 10 year old Yard Machine (Cost half as much as the Deere) and did a great job. The E100 looked like a good deal except you can't change direction without a lot of playing with the shifter. I now have 4.7 hours on the meter and have only cut the grass twice. Normal time on the old Yard Machine was 45 minutes. I bought the E100 on line from Home Depot for the free delivery and "White Glove Treatment". The transmission hasn't worked easily since day one. I contacted the local dealer and was told they don't sell that model and could not demonstrate shifting from forward to reverse. He suggested going to Home Depot for service. I bought the machine on line so who will fix my problem. Sorry, it' a pretty machine and that's all I can say.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY I bought this last year and every time I disengage blades the belt pops... DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY I bought this last year and every time I disengage blades the belt pops off Not even year old and now belt broke. Thought I was making good investment on a john deere but big mistake. My Craftsman lasted 20 years and I cant even stop cutting without getting off and putting belt back on this piece of crap
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is a great investment for our family to make... this is a great investment for our family to make sure our home looks beautiful at all times even my grandkids like to ride and help and thanks to the person who helped me it was easy and they gave me my discount so thank you
Date published: 2019-03-19
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