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John Deere

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

  • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for stronger performance
  • John Deere Easy Change system - 30 second oil change
  • Standard cruise control is ideal for mowing large areas
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Product Overview

  • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for stronger performance
  • John Deere Easy Change system - 30 second oil change
  • Standard cruise control is ideal for mowing large areas
V-Twin Power at an Affordable Price. The John Deere E120 riding lawn tractor is the premium 42 in. deck model of the 100 series line up. You’ll experience more power and smoother operation with a 20 HP V-Twin engine and enjoy easier, car-like, choke free starts with the ReadyStart starting system. The new, redesigned operator’s station is comfortable. The new side-by-side, forward and reverse, 2 pedal foot controls offer easy maneuverability, while the cruise control provides a constant mowing speed. Perfect for large properties. And how good is the cut. 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. Here’s everything you get.
  • White glove delivery within 7-14 days by a local John Deere dealer, at delivery you 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
  • Ready start starting system provides choke-free, car-like starts
  • Side-by-side, forward and reverse, 2-pedal foot controls offer easy maneuverability while cruise control maintains tractor speed for mowing larger areas
  • 42 edge cutting system has a deep deck design to lift grass for a superior cut, a wash port is included for your convenience to clean the underside of the deck
  • Redesigned mower deck lift lever raises and lowers the deck easily, height selections range from 1-4 in. increments
  • John Deere EZ change 30-second oil change system is under the hood, it’s the fast and simple way to service your lawn tractor
  • Operator station is wide and comfortable, thanks to an ergonomic redesign of the whole lawn tractor, the 15 in. comfortable high-back seat is easily adjustable while seated, 5-1/2 in. forward or backward for the perfect fit
  • Powerful (300 cca) battery helps with starts even after lengthy storage
  • 12-Gauge, 11 in. fully welded steel frame and cast iron front axle provide strength and durability
  • 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
  • Baggers, carts, aerators, spreaders, front blades, mulch kits and snow blowers are sold separately to help with projects around the yard
  • Inspected, tested and supported for hassle-free ownership - your local John Deere dealer will complete a thorough 10-point pre-delivery inspection on all new John Deere tractors prior to sale
  • Register for your warranty with a correct email address and receive a free John Deere owners edition hat
  • White Glove Service available on this riding mower
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for stronger performance
  • John Deere Easy Change system - 30 second oil change
  • Standard cruise control is ideal for mowing large areas
Model #: BG21075
Sku #: 1002793566
Internet #: 302981884

V-Twin Power at an Affordable Price. The John Deere E120 riding lawn tractor is the premium 42 in. deck model of the 100 series line up. You’ll experience more power and smoother operation with a 20 HP V-Twin engine and enjoy easier, car-like, choke free starts with the ReadyStart starting system. The new, redesigned operator’s station is comfortable. The new side-by-side, forward and reverse, 2 pedal foot controls offer easy maneuverability, while the cruise control provides a constant mowing speed. Perfect for large properties. And how good is the cut. 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. Here’s everything you get.

  • White glove delivery within 7-14 days by a local John Deere dealer, at delivery you 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
  • Ready start starting system provides choke-free, car-like starts
  • Side-by-side, forward and reverse, 2-pedal foot controls offer easy maneuverability while cruise control maintains tractor speed for mowing larger areas
  • 42 edge cutting system has a deep deck design to lift grass for a superior cut, a wash port is included for your convenience to clean the underside of the deck
  • Redesigned mower deck lift lever raises and lowers the deck easily, height selections range from 1-4 in. increments
  • John Deere EZ change 30-second oil change system is under the hood, it’s the fast and simple way to service your lawn tractor
  • Operator station is wide and comfortable, thanks to an ergonomic redesign of the whole lawn tractor, the 15 in. comfortable high-back seat is easily adjustable while seated, 5-1/2 in. forward or backward for the perfect fit
  • Powerful (300 cca) battery helps with starts even after lengthy storage
  • 12-Gauge, 11 in. fully welded steel frame and cast iron front axle provide strength and durability
  • 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
  • Baggers, carts, aerators, spreaders, front blades, mulch kits and snow blowers are sold separately to help with projects around the yard
  • Inspected, tested and supported for hassle-free ownership - your local John Deere dealer will complete a thorough 10-point pre-delivery inspection on all new John Deere tractors prior to sale
  • Register for your warranty with a correct email address and receive a free John Deere owners edition hat
  • White Glove Service available on this riding mower
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Ratings (281) (65) (370) (375)
Cutting Width 42 inches 42 inches 42 inches 42 inches
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Horsepower (hp) 17.5 19 20 20
Size of Yard 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres 1/2 - 2 Acres
Transmission Type Automatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
Deck Type Stamped Stamped Stamped Stamped
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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
CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Cutting Options
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
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
2.4
Horsepower (hp)
20 hp
Horsepower (hp)
20
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
V-Twin
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
74
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
436lb
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20 in.
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Riding Mower Features
Adjustable Cutting Height,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Power Take Off,Residential,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
Hydrostatic
White Glove Service
White Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
Two years or 120 hours, 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
CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Cutting Options
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
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
2.4
Horsepower (hp)
20 hp
Horsepower (hp)
20
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
V-Twin
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
74
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
436lb
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20 in.
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Riding Mower Features
Adjustable Cutting Height,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Power Take Off,Residential,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
Hydrostatic
White Glove Service
White Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

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Asked by: michelle
I paid for delivery. They dropped off the tractor had me sign the paper acknowledging that I recieved it. Said everything was in the owners bag attached to rear of tractor. Looked thru bag as truck driver drove away and no keys with the tractor. Called store they told me that it didn’t even come from the store that I ordered it from and they’ll call back about the keys. Nothing so far.
Answered by: Rjarmst
Date published: 2019-01-03

how long to remove the mower deck?

how long to remove the mower deck?
Asked by: JJ
It takes longer than previous older models because you have to remove nuts and bolts instead of just cotter pins, etc.. Took me about 15 mins the first time.
Answered by: BobO
Date published: 2019-02-26

What engine brand is in this mower?

What engine brand is in this mower?
Asked by: pb
Thank you for visiting The Home Depot website. The E120 Lawn Tractor features an engine manufactured by Briggs & Stratton for John Deere.
Answered by: JohnDeere
Date published: 2019-01-24

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

Asked by: Kev
No fuel and the battery wasnt even hooked up they wanted 75$ to deliever 2 and a half miles away from the store i went and picked it up for free
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2019-05-07
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Customer Reviews

E120 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor-California Compliant is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 375.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased my John Deere E120 during Home Depot’s Spring Black Friday sale. I’ve owned it for a ... I purchased my John Deere E120 during Home Depot’s Spring Black Friday sale. I’ve owned it for a couple of weeks. I’ve mowed trice with it so far. My initial impression? Love it. Build quality seems very good. There are a couple of key advantages of the model E120 over the John Deere E100 and E110. The E120 has a larger, more comfortable seat with a taller seatback. And the E120 has a smoother, more powerful V-twin motor. Those two were worth paying extra for in my opinion. You can slide the seat forward/backwards via a lever under the seat – no tools required. The hydrostatic transmission is slick. It has separate “gas” pedals for forward and reverse. No gears to change. Just step on the gas and go. It moves like a gazelle compared to my self-propelled push mower. I am pleasantly surprised at how maneuverable it is. Maneuverability is great. The turn radius is not quite zero, but it is very tight. The deck height lever is easy to adjust. It cuts through tall grass effortlessly. I don’t have the bagger or mulch attachment. Nevertheless, it does a good job of dispersing grass clippings. One minor complaint: You must really stomp on the brake pedal to set/release the parking brake. Bottom line? Mowing the grass is fun again!
Date published: 2019-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my E-120! Had it for about 3 weeks and just made my second cut. This tractor is everythi... I love my E-120! Had it for about 3 weeks and just made my second cut. This tractor is everything a lawn tractor should be. The turning radius is crazy!!! it make turns so tight that I didn't have to use my weed eater. The two pedals for fwd. and reverse are so helpful than my last tractor of trying to find gears as I shifted. The 15 in. high back seat is great for old veterans like my myself with back problems. I also love how the seat adjust so easy by sliding it up or back. Cruise control is one of my favorite features because I have long strips to cut, I just put it on and let Lil Mama (My Mower Name) do her thing. The cuts are so even and smooth too with the easy adjust height gear that lets you comfortably adjust levels of heights. I haven't done the 30 second oil change yet but its great to know, it will take only 30 seconds to do. I have no dislikes about my E-120 (Lil Mama) and she meet all the my expectations.
Date published: 2018-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've had the tractor for about a month now. I've cut the grass about four times. It won't cut gra... I've had the tractor for about a month now. I've cut the grass about four times. It won't cut grass in Reverse unless you hold a button down on the dash. Safety feature. I unplugged it and made it so that it will cut grass in reverse without holding the button down. It also has the easy change oil filter system. It's around $50 to change the oil. I bought a conversion kit for $23 . The kit comes with an oil filter two quarts of oil and threaded fittings to convert it to a regular oil filter change. It cuts grass great the chair is very comfortable and it runs quietly. I just had to tweak it to make it my way. I also installed the mulching attachment. It just covers the hole where it shoots the grass out of the side of the cutting deck. The clean out feature on the deck is nice. It's a quick connect for your garden hose so you can put water to the cutting deck after you're finished to wash out the grass clippings.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from received from HD fully assembled. Gassed up, read manual then attacked yard. Handles well. Good t... received from HD fully assembled. Gassed up, read manual then attacked yard. Handles well. Good torque and minimal bogging down in tall thick grass. The 42inch JUST does go thru my 46 inch gate,(Whew!). It does miss some grass blades when turning the corners at regular speed. Slowing down helped. I use the mulching attachment at 3 inches to 3.75 inches with some clumping. But that is easily managed by a simple pass over. After a month of use, I have one complaint. The blade housing wheels are mounted with bolts at predetermined mowing heights. As I am basically lazy, I use the mower to also blow my grass clipping residue from the sidewalk and driveway. I can not shift the blade housing to a height lower than 3 inches to more efficiently blow off the clippings. Seat is comfortable with easy pedal access. Reverse control works easily enough. I have always detested the seat cut-off relay when you dismount the machine to open a gate or move debris. Grrrr. Perfect size for my little ol' one acre of paradise.Haven't used the lights yet.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mower seems to operate well. The reverse mowing operation... Mower seems to operate well. The reverse mowing operation takes a little getting use to as you have to activate it every time you want to mow in reverse. Last mower had it as a key position which was much simpler. But shouldn't be a problem once I get use to it. Only real issue was the battery was fully discharged when I got home and tried to start it. Had to place it on a charger overnight but it has been functioning fine since so guess the battery is good.
Date published: 2019-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I thought I was buying a NEW tractor but this one showed up with Dents and Scratches. It was dirt... I thought I was buying a NEW tractor but this one showed up with Dents and Scratches. It was dirty with bird doo on the steering wheel and hood, sand on the mower deck and dirt in the foot panels too. The dent looks like it was hammered out (Badly) and the deepest scratch was poorly touched up with paint. See Pics attached. When I called Home Depot, the agent connected us with John Deere customer service who informed us that I WOULD HAVE TO PAY TO GET THIS FIXED! - yeah right! About the product itself: The tractor itself is disappointing overall. - It feels fragile. - The motor rattles and doesn't sound right to me. - The seat is not comfortable. - The 30 Second oil change is just a money grab (so I'm converting back to standard [at my cost]). - The transmission whines in forward if not fully throttled and whines constantly when in reverse. - The throttle and choke are on the same paddle control, if you throttle up too far, the choke kicks in. - The mower deck is about half painted underneath and mine came with a gouge which was scraped down to bare metal which will immediately begin the rusting process. The best thing I can say about this tractor is that the turning radius is great. But that's just because it has a shorter wheelbase than the older models (like the L118 I had). The John Deere 2005 L118 I replaced was a bit longer and felt more sturdy and had bigger and wider rear tires. The motor purred till the day I sold it with a transmission problem (13 years old). They don't make them like they used to I guess. I have buyers remorse and would not recommend the E Series tractors to anyone!
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from You shouldn’t have to push a button every time you... You shouldn’t have to push a button every time you want to back up, that’s ridiculous. The plastic cover on grass outlet is way too long and is constantly getting in the way. If you lean over too far to lift the plastic outlet cover, the seat kill switch shuts off the engine, that’s ridiculous.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new John Deere riding lawn mower with a hydrostatic transmission it's so easy to maneuver I ca... My new John Deere riding lawn mower with a hydrostatic transmission it's so easy to maneuver I can hardly keep my wife off of it
Date published: 2019-03-12
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