Model # BG21069

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John Deere E120 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor
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John Deere

E120 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor

  • 20 HP V-twin engine is ideal for tough mowing conditions
  • Engineered to provide choke-free, car-like starts
  • Offers multiple speeds and makes changing direction easy
$189900 /each
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Product Overview

  • 20 HP V-twin engine is ideal for tough mowing conditions
  • Engineered to provide choke-free, car-like starts
  • Offers multiple speeds and makes changing direction easy
Experience the power and smooth operation of the E120 Riding Lawn Tractor from John Deere. The 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. An easy-to-use cruise control option maintains the tractor's speed for mowing larger properties. Built with rugged durability in mind, the front axle is constructed of solid cast iron that will not bend. The V-twin engine has enough power and torque to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging conditions. Conquer your yard work with help from John Deere.
  • For online purchases requesting home delivery, John Deere offers a White Glove delivery service - at delivery the customer will be taught how to operate and maintain the mower
  • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded smooth running engine to mow, haul and get it all done
  • 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
  • New, the redesigned mower deck lift lever raises and lowers the deck easily, height selections range from 1 in. to 4 in. increments
  • Operator station is wide and comfortable, thanks to an ergonomic redesign of the whole lawn tractor
  • John Deere EZ change 30-second oil change system is under the hood, its the fast and simple way to service your lawn tractor
  • High-back seat is easily adjustable, with 10 possible positions, adjustments can be made while seated 5-1/2 in. forward or backward for the perfect fit
  • ReadyStart technology provides choke-free, car-like starts
  • Powerful (300 cca) battery helps with starts even after lengthy storage
  • Cruise control maintains tractor speed for mowing larger areas
  • Fade resistant hood is a tough composite material that wont dent or rust, openings on the side of the hood let in cooling air and keep the sound level low
  • 12-gauge, 11 in. fully welded steel frame and cast iron front axle provide strength and durability
  • 10 point pre-delivery inspection of your John Deere lawn tractor helps ensure quality and hassle free ownership
  • Baggers, carts, aerators, spreaders, front blade, mulch kits and snow blowers are sold separately to help with projects around the yard
  • Register for your warranty with a correct email address and receive a free John Deere owners edition hat
  • Free White Glove Service available on this riding mower
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • 20 HP V-twin engine is ideal for tough mowing conditions
  • Engineered to provide choke-free, car-like starts
  • Offers multiple speeds and makes changing direction easy
Model #: BG21069
Sku #: 1002781573
Internet #: 302923653

Experience the power and smooth operation of the E120 Riding Lawn Tractor from John Deere. The 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. An easy-to-use cruise control option maintains the tractor's speed for mowing larger properties. Built with rugged durability in mind, the front axle is constructed of solid cast iron that will not bend. The V-twin engine has enough power and torque to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging conditions. Conquer your yard work with help from John Deere.

  • For online purchases requesting home delivery, John Deere offers a White Glove delivery service - at delivery the customer will be taught how to operate and maintain the mower
  • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded smooth running engine to mow, haul and get it all done
  • 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
  • New, the redesigned mower deck lift lever raises and lowers the deck easily, height selections range from 1 in. to 4 in. increments
  • Operator station is wide and comfortable, thanks to an ergonomic redesign of the whole lawn tractor
  • John Deere EZ change 30-second oil change system is under the hood, its the fast and simple way to service your lawn tractor
  • High-back seat is easily adjustable, with 10 possible positions, adjustments can be made while seated 5-1/2 in. forward or backward for the perfect fit
  • ReadyStart technology provides choke-free, car-like starts
  • Powerful (300 cca) battery helps with starts even after lengthy storage
  • Cruise control maintains tractor speed for mowing larger areas
  • Fade resistant hood is a tough composite material that wont dent or rust, openings on the side of the hood let in cooling air and keep the sound level low
  • 12-gauge, 11 in. fully welded steel frame and cast iron front axle provide strength and durability
  • 10 point pre-delivery inspection of your John Deere lawn tractor helps ensure quality and hassle free ownership
  • Baggers, carts, aerators, spreaders, front blade, mulch kits and snow blowers are sold separately to help with projects around the yard
  • Register for your warranty with a correct email address and receive a free John Deere owners edition hat
  • Free White Glove Service available on this riding mower
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 42 in. 17-1/2 HP Briggs & Stratton 6-Speed Gear Gas Front-Engine Lawn Tractor E120 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor XT1 Enduro Series LT 50 in. 24 HP V-Twin Kohler Hydrostatic Gas Front-Engine Lawn Tractor LT 46 in. Fabricated Deck 547cc Fuel Injected Engine Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor with Push Button Start
Brand Poulan Pro John Deere Cub Cadet Cub Cadet
Ratings (419) (61) (329) (6)
Cutting Width 42 inches 42 inches 50 inches 46 inches
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton OEM Branded Kohler OEM Branded
Features Cup Holder,Headlights,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Single-lever height adjustment Battery level indicator,Blade Brake,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments Adjustable Cutting Height,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Electronic Fuel Injection,Headlights,Hour Meter,Pneumatic Tires,Reverse Mowing,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment
Horsepower (hp) 17.5 20 24 0 hp
Size of Yard 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres 2 - 4 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres
Transmission Type Gear Drive Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
Deck Type Stamped Stamped Stamped Fabricated
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
68.75 in
Assembled Height (in.)
44.5 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)
656
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Single-lever height adjustment
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
2.4
Horsepower (hp)
20
Included
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
Number of Cylinders
V-Twin
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
74
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
438lb
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Electric
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles,Hilly,Steep
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
White Glove Service
Free White Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

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

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
68.75 in
Assembled Height (in.)
44.5 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)
656
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Single-lever height adjustment
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
2.4
Horsepower (hp)
20
Included
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
Number of Cylinders
V-Twin
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
74
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
438lb
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Electric
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles,Hilly,Steep
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
White Glove Service
Free White Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

Do I have to assemble anything if I get my John Deere tractor delivered to my house?

Asked by: Kev
Thank you for contacting The Home Depot website. We recommend you contact The Home Depot Customer Support line. You can call them at 1 (800) 466-3337.
Answered by: JohnDeere
Date published: 2018-06-13

Asking this a 2nd time. Are John Deere tractors & it’s features any different at a local dealer ...

Asking this a 2nd time. Are John Deere tractors & it’s features any different at a local dealer vs. what they have at Home Depot?
Asked by: Bradley
Yes, if the same model is at both Home Depot and the dealer they are the same. But, there are models that you can only get from a dealer. Dealer only models usually cost more money and are a higher end machine.
Answered by: Blazer
Date published: 2018-06-13

Does this tractor come with a bagging attachment?

Does this tractor come with a bagging attachment?
Asked by: SteffromOH
Thank you for visiting The Home Depot website. No, the E120 Lawn Tractor does not come with a bagging attachment. The compatible Twin Bagger (BG20776) for the E120 Lawn Tractor can be found here: https://www.homedepot.com/p/John-Deere-42-in-Twin-Bagger-for-100-Series-Tractors-BG20776/205618854.
Answered by: JohnDeere
Date published: 2018-05-30

What is the main difference between automatic and hydrostatic mowers?

What is the main difference between automatic and hydrostatic mowers?
Asked by: Steve
Thank you for contacting The Home Depot website. The automatic transmission runs similarly to a car transmission, using belts to transfer power from the engine to wheels. The Hydrostatic transmission uses fluid rather than belts to transfer power from the engine to wheels.
Answered by: JohnDeere
Date published: 2018-06-18
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Customer Reviews

E120 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this tractor today and mowed with it for the first time. These are my impressions of th... I bought this tractor today and mowed with it for the first time. These are my impressions of the mower so far. It seemed better built than the other tractors at the store. The mower deck in particular is stamped out of heavier gauge steel than comparable mowers. The engine is smooth and strong, and it went through the high grass in the yard without any trouble. I like the foot controls for speed and to switch from forward to reverse. The drawback to this system is that there is a cutout on the accessory drive when you put the mower in reverse unless you hold down a button under the steering wheel with your thumb as you drive in reverse. This is cumbersome, but I was able to do most of my mowing without using reverse as the steering radius is very tight. The gas tank is smaller than my last rider, at just over two gallons. I think that will provide plenty of range, however. The other peculiar and unsettling thing is that by design the gas tank sits in a space below the seat and is not fastened to the frame. It has quite a bit of room to move around and I wonder about the long term effects of it bouncing around connected to the machine only by the fuel supply line. The supply comes out the top of the tank, so if it deteriorates or breaks at least it won't just empty on the ground. The quick change engine oil and filter system looks like it will be handy, though the replacement part costs $40 or about 5 times what a filter and oil would cost separately. The axle and deck bearings have grease zerks, which I am impressed with, since most other mowers and many cars have done away with them. I like being able to add grease myself. All in all, so far so good. I will update my post after I have a chance to use the mower more.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced my 15 year old Craftsman, it was working, but time for a replacement. Checked out other ... Replaced my 15 year old Craftsman, it was working, but time for a replacement. Checked out other brands and decided on this JD with the V-twin. It is very comfortable , reasonably quiet compared to single cylinder engines. I added the bumper to save the hood. Also added the mulch cover, which by the way did not fit as described in the instructions and youtube videos. JD needs a new cover design for this deck, it does not fit properly but will do until a newer version comes out. I do not like the $40 EZ oil change, and will do the JD conversion (AUC12916) later.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I purchased this mower,bought it home,and cut my front yard and it was very comfortable,very quie... I purchased this mower,bought it home,and cut my front yard and it was very comfortable,very quiet and did a beautiful job. I love the 30 second oil change feature. The mower has plenty of power and a very tight turning radius. I found the seat to be more comfortable than any other mower seats I have had. I stopped and turned off the engine to open gate to backyard and the mower would not start.Dead. I called John Deere and they went through every possible trouble shooting mode possible and told me they did not know what was wrong. I called Home Depot and the manager sent 2 men out to see if they could find anything and they agreed that I should return it. I followed them to the store and they unloaded it,did an exchange and loaded a new one. It runs great and that is the only reason I gave it 4 stars. I think it was just a fluke.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a impressive machine My previous lawn tractor was a 19 horsepower Cub Cadet and it was a pretty darn good tractor. I replaced it with this model and the John Deere Is a far superior machine. Went through the thickest and deepest grass with without the slightest drop in RPMs. The 20 horsepower John Deere engine is very powerful and will tackle anything you through at it. I’m very impressed with it. The tractor handles very good and the steering is very responsive and easy. Getting on and off the machine is easy and it’s actually very comfortable and relaxing to sit on during use. John Deere tractors cost more but I will say you get what you pay for. I highly RECOMMEND this tractor.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lives up to it’s name In years past I owned the 54” version of this mower and kind of knew what I was getting. As soon as this mower was delivered it ate every piece of grass it could. It has comfortable seating and gives you solid control over the deck. I Highly recommend this mower!
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mower Nice high back seat for folks with a bad back, Cuts great with the quarter inch increment you can get the lawn of your choice up to 4 in down to one inch. Very nice V-Twin motor provided a smooth ride. I wish I had one of these years ago
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs like it should cuts great very happy with purchase. Much better all the way around than the ... Runs like it should cuts great very happy with purchase. Much better all the way around than the husqvarna I bought!! So much better!
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the first riding mower I’ve ever purchased, electing to hire someone so I can have weeken... This is the first riding mower I’ve ever purchased, electing to hire someone so I can have weekends off. I purchased a mower because I purchased an investment property that I am developing that is uneven and overgrown and our city folks take a dim view of overgrown properties. I wasn’t able to find a reliable mowing service due to the ruts and uneven terrain so I was forced into it. I grew up on a farm and we ran John Deere equipment so I was already biased. I was evaluating the “yellow” brand versus the JD E120. The tipping point was my JD bias and the 30 second oil change feature and I wanted the 20hp option. The 46” cut was too wide to load into my short bed Tacoma so that also knocked out the yellow brand with 22hp. Reno, my Home Depot salesman (he was a man) did a good job of explaining the features of the JD versus the yellow brand that has better reviews and was a little cheaper. My first outing was to mow waist deep junk. I was pleased by the power it has but the stuff I was mowing was dense and I had to mow everything twice, but that wasn’t the mowers fault. The tractor never bogged down while cutting. I mowed again a week later and it did a much better job. I’ve started mowing my home yard and it will go as fast over it as my mower guy did with his big zero turn mower. Problems I’ve had are, I bent a blade, lost two pins out of the front deck connection and a flat tire. I found that if you over inflate the front tires, you will break the bead and the tire will roll off the wheel. I fixed the front pin with a cotter key so hopefully it will hold. I like the tractor but I really don’t have anything to compare it to. The safety features take some getting used to. My past mowers were push mowers before I started hiring it done. I’m counting on the reliability of John Deere and the ease of maintenance with the 30 second oil change feature.
Date published: 2018-05-29
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