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E160 48 in. 24 HP V-Twin ELS Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor-California Compliant

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  • 24 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for stronger performance
  • John Deere Easy Change system - 30 second oil change
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Long-Lasting, Durable and a Comfortable Seat. The John Deere E160 riding lawn tractor with a wide 48 deck and 24 HP V-Twin ELS (extended life series) engine features an advanced filtration system for enhanced performance and long engine life. Other features include the ReadyStart starting system for choke-free, car-like starts, a hydrostatic transmission with cruise control to set your own pace with speeds up to 5. 5 mph. And so much more. The new, redesigned operator's station is comfortable. The adjustable high back seat with lumbar support and deluxe steering wheel is a wow. The new side-by-side, forward and reverse, 2-pedal foot controls are easy, and the electric blade engagement is low effort and simple. But how good is the cut. The 48 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
  • 24 HP V-twin ELS John Deere branded engine offers exceptional mowing, hauling, blading performance and long life
  • 48 in. Edge mower deck has a deep deck design with three blades to lift grass for a superior cut
  • Redesigned mower deck lift lever raises and lowers the deck easily, height selections range from 1 in. to 4 in. 1/4 in. increments
  • Electric blade engagement turns on with the pull of a knob
  • John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System is 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
  • Deluxe high back seat with lumbar support easily adjusts while you are in the seat, features flexible forward and rearward travel of 5-1/2 and 10 different positions
  • Powerful (300 cc) battery helps with starts even after lengthy storage
  • Cruise control maintains tractor speed for mowing larger areas
  • 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
  • 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 kit and snow blowers are sold separately to help with projects around the yard
  • Register your warranty today for fast and convenient service
  • White Glove Service available on this riding mower
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
69.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
44.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
60.8 in
Cutting Width (in.)
48 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
15
Mower Deck Width (in.)
48
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
12 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
724
Engine Make
OEM Branded Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
2.4 gal
Horsepower (HP)
24 hp
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
Medium
Number of Blades
3
Number of Blades
3 blades
Number of Cylinders
V-Twin
Number of Deck Wheels
4
Oil Capacity (oz.)
74
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
494 lb
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
Size of Yard
2 - 4 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.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
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Not for Bahiagrass
This will be a decent mower for a low maintenance grass in less than an acre. I bought to cut my 1.5 acres of Bahiagrass. It bogs down on any height and you have to crawl to keep the Briggs from struggling. Also, the engine leaks oil. Less than 90 hours
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Response from JohnDeereJan 20, 2022
We're sorry to hear that. If you haven't already, we recommend you contact your local dealer for assistance. You can find their contact information at dealerlocator.deere.com.
    I purchased a John Deere E160 Riding Lawn Tractor from the Home Depot in Lake Jackson TX. I had t...
    I purchased a John Deere E160 Riding Lawn Tractor from the Home Depot in Lake Jackson TX. I had the lawn tractor delivered to my home and the tractor was in terrible condition, mind you it is supposed to be a brand new tractor. My first sign of alert was that the delivery guy called me before the delivery and asked if it was okay if they could deliver the tractor with a flat tire, he even txt me a pic of the flat tire, of course i said no! They aired up the tire and delivered it to my house, at first glance it seemed nothing wrong with the tractor but upon further inspection it was apparent that the tractor was in terrible condition, the seat was filthy with grime dust and a tear, the deck had a layer of dirt on it and not to mention the deck had scratches/scruff marks on one side and the hood also had scruff black marks on it (seems like they grazed a wall or something) then i open up the hood only to find the engine compartment completely covered in cob webs and the engine itself had bolts that were severely rusted (not just surface rust) . I was and am furious how anyone would think that this an acceptable condition for a brand new over, 2 thousand dollar tractor, thats not even the worst part i add fuel to the tractor and go to start it and turns out the tractor wouldn't even start ( engine wouldn't even turn over seems like the starter is the culprit) . i read the owners manual to make sure i was turning it on properly, i even watched a youtube video on it to double check and no start ( the starter seems like it wants to start but it sort of growls for like a second ) and then Home Depot has the audacity to Advertise on their website that have a white glove delivery, that the tractor would be professionally be inspected and upon delivery they would demonstrate how it operates and answer question (goes with out saying that did not happen they just said where do you want it, dropped it off and left)
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      I had a craftsman riding lawn more for 15 years and it worked well...but it was very slow and too...
      I had a craftsman riding lawn more for 15 years and it worked well...but it was very slow and took me over two hours to cut my 1/2 acre. I purchased my new John Deere #160/48 Deck and Whoa, what a great piece of equipment! The zero turn feature is incredible and the tractor is grease lighting fast! I now can cut my same 1/2 acre in 40 minuets and it’s so much fun riding this awesome lawn tractor! Looking forward to having this tractor in the garage for a long time! Well Done John Deere!
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        3 found this review helpful
        Very easy to operate. Seems reliable. My wife loves operating it!
        Very easy to operate. Seems reliable. My wife loves operating it!
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        2 found this review helpful
        The mower is top rate even my 8 year old granddaughter can Operate it
        The mower is top rate even my 8 year old granddaughter can Operate it
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        Great Tractor! Easy to use with plenty of power. The start and go feature is great no need to p...
        Great Tractor! Easy to use with plenty of power. The start and go feature is great no need to pick a gear just push the pedal.
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        3 found this review helpful
        Have yet to mow with it. Very attractive. Very comfortable. Too much cheap plastic, however. E...
        Have yet to mow with it. Very attractive. Very comfortable. Too much cheap plastic, however. Engine seems really good. Start easily and quickly. Probably a week or so from mowing. My 4 year old Grandson, Carson loves the tractor rides.
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        2 found this review helpful
        Great mower. Wouldn't buy anything else but a John Deere
        Great mower. Wouldn't buy anything else but a John Deere
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        5 found this review helpful
        Have only had mower for a week. Ease of operation is great,my wife loves it already. (actually bo...
        Have only had mower for a week. Ease of operation is great,my wife loves it already. (actually bought it for her anyway.) Have not used the bagger as yet, only use bagger in the fall to pick up leaves. Glad we bought the E160 with the larger extended life engine, more than enough power for the 48 inch deck. Nice tight turning radius too. Has reduced the time required to cut our yard by at least 25% compared to our old rider. Great buy!
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        13 found this review helpful
        Broke after 12.5 hours! Everything was great, super easy to use;tight turns really getting to lik...
        Broke after 12.5 hours! Everything was great, super easy to use;tight turns really getting to like this tractor. It broke this week. The assembly for the discharge shoot broke and started hitting the spinning blade. The pin and mechanism that allows the shoot to move and flap broke free! 12.5 hours on the handy meter! What a shame thought this was great until this happened. It was delivered to my home April 19th 2018. Tractor broke June 24th 2018. 12.5 hours in the machine.
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