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S100 42 in. 17.5 HP Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor

  • 17.5 HP engine for powerful performance
  • 42 in. Edge Cutting System provides superior cut
  • Hydrostatic transmission w/side by side pedals for easy operation
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Hydrostatic transmission with side by side pedals

This Industry Exclusive feature provides quick and easy forward and reverse direction changes. Easier maneuvering leads to less time mowing.

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42" Edge Cutting system

The Edge Cutting System and Accel Deep mower decks are made to process and efficiently disperse more grass.

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Best in class ergonomics with intuitive controls

Experience the comfort of John Deere with an ergonomic design that is both comfortable and easy to use.

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17.5 HP John Deere Engine

John Deere 17.5-HP (13.0-kW), single-cylinder engine has plenty of power to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging conditions.

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Bumper to Bumper warranty

2 year/120 hour warranty supported by your local John Deere Dealership.

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Ergonomically designed Height of Cut handle

13 different cutting height options are available. Cutting heights range from 1 to 4 in. in 1/4 in. increments

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Cast Iron Front Axle

The front axle is made of strong and shock resistant cast iron. Will not yield under heavy loads or impact.

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Dent Resistant Composite Hood

Hood is a tough composite material that won’t dent or rust, openings on the side let in cooling air.

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11" adjustable seat

Comfortable seat that supports middle of the back.

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Solid Steel Frame

The solid one-piece frame is a robotically-welded frame with high-strength steel rails for strength and long life.

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Strong dealer support network

Your John Deere dealer is here to answer questions about products, service, parts, and more.

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MowerPlus App

Tracks user’s current mowing session with average mowing speed, area covered, and items such as fuel level and battery health.

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Built in Greeneville, TN US

Made in the USA.

Built in Greeneville, TN, The John Deere S100 Riding Lawn Tractor is the most affordable 42 in. deck model of the 100 Series line up. The ride is comfortable, with an ergonomic design, adjustable controls and a 11 in. heat-resistant seat. The S100 also features a hydrostatic transmission, and side-by-side foot pedals for easy operation. The 42 in. Edge Cutting System is time-tested, proven to offer superior cut quality and can easily be equipped to bag or mulch. The John Deere branded single cylinder engine is 17.5 HP - plenty of power for up to 1 acre.
  • For online purchases requesting home delivery, John Deere offers white glove delivery service - at delivery the customer will be taught how to operate and maintain the mower
  • 17.5 HP John Deere branded engine has plenty of power for up to 1 acre
  • 42 in. Edge Cutting System has a deep deck design to lift grass for a superior cut with a smooth underside to prevent grass buildup
  • Mower deck lift lever easily raises and lowers the deck from 1 in. to 4 in. with 13 available cutting heights
  • Ergonomic operator station is wide and comfortable with easily adjustable controls
  • Powerful (300 cca) battery helps with starts even after lengthy storage
  • Download the MowerPlus app to easily view engine hours and fuel level
  • Fully welded steel frame and cast iron front axle provides strength and durability with an optional front bumper available for added protection
  • Wash port is included for your convenience to clean the underside of the deck
  • Hassle free ownership a John Deere authorized technician will perform a thorough 10 point pre-delivery inspection on all new John Deere mowers prior to sale
  • Baggers, carts, aerators, spreaders, front blades, mulch kits and snow blowers are sold separately to help with projects around the yard
  • Be sure to register your 2-year bumper to bumper warranty registration and stay connected with your servicing John Deere dealer
  • The engine horsepower and torque information are provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. Actual operating horsepower and torque will be less. Refer to the manufacturer’s website for additional information.



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Cutting Width42 inches42 inches42 inches42 inches
Transmission TypeGear DriveHydrostaticHydrostaticHydrostatic
Horsepower (HP)15.5 hp17.5 hp18 hp22 hp
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
Terrain TypeFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,Hilly
Engine MakeBriggs and StrattonOEM BrandedKohlerOEM Branded
Mower SizeSmallSmallSmallSmall
Riding Mower FeaturesAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Built-in Hitch,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Translucent Fuel TankAdjustable Cutting Height,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Reverse Mowing,Rust Resistant,Single-lever height adjustmentAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Built-in Hitch,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Translucent Fuel TankAdjustable Cutting Height,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Residential,Reverse Mowing
Number of CylindersSingle CylinderSingle CylinderSingle CylinderV-Twin
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
69.7 in
Assembled Height (in.)
40 in
Assembled Width (in.)
55.2 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
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.)
0
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
2.4
Horsepower (HP)
17.5 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
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.)
414 lb
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
Hydrostatic
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

28Questions15Answers

Does the mower come with Oil when you purchase it from the store?

Asked by JennyS April 19, 2021
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Does it mow in reverse

Asked by Walt April 17, 2021
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Thank you for visiting The Home Depot website. This S100 Lawn Tractor can operate while in reverse. However, backing up while the mower is engaged is strongly discouraged. Please see the operator's manual for more safety information.

what kind of engine does this mower have

Asked by dougee April 15, 2021
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Thank you for visiting The Home Depot website. The S100 Lawn Tractor features an engine manufactured by Briggs & Stratton for John Deere.

Is there any assembly required for delivered tractor?

Asked by Gmoss April 13, 2021
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Answer

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.

Does this mower have power steering?

Asked by mh April 12, 2021
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Answer

Thanks for visiting the Lowe's website. No, this S100 Lawn Tractor does not have power steering.

Do you have it at the Bridgeport store.

Asked by Vicky April 12, 2021
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Answer

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.

Can anyone tell me the actual overall width with the bagger attachment on?

Asked by Chris April 8, 2021
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Chris, I'm sorry you're struggling to get a good answer to this. We struggled as well, but we bit the bullet anyway and just put it together with the John Deere twin bagger according to the instructions, and at the widest point it was 51" across. Which seems a little odd because the mower width is 55", but the discharge chute sticks out farther than the tube that goes to the bagger. Hope this helps!

Do I need to replace stock blades with mulching blades or are these blades considered the 3 in one.

Asked by Randy April 8, 2021
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The mower comes with the 3-in-one blades. If you buy the bagger separately, the bagger comes with blades that work better for that purpose.

does this have a hitch

Asked by Missy April 7, 2021
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Missy = ??? Have a Hitch ?? a) - A "Bracket' is to be installed ... BUT ... b) - This beginning, basic Unit ONLY features a "200" Transmission- transaxle Unit .. so, ANY 'towing' would NOT be in the best interest of Longevity of this Unit. c) - PLEASE "do" reconsider & research herein @ H.D. the excellent John Deere S170-48" / S180-54" Tractor-Mower Units, which feature a Far More Robust 'K-46' transmission-transaxle unit, for Many Years of towing a Yard Cart, Aerator, Leaf Sweeper, Rear Sprayer, etc..

What is white glove service and if it needs repair who will fix it under warranty?

Asked by Rich March 25, 2021
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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.

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Amazing!
The John Deere S100 runs fantastic! I spent almost a month doing research on the right mower for me. I'm so happy with this one!
by BigBoy84
Response from JohnDeereMar 24, 2021
Thanks for sharing. We love to hear when our customers love their products!
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Disappointed in delivery
Ad claims you get "white glove delivery". The man dropped the mower off in the middle of the driveway, handed my son the key and left. I had asked the woman when she called to please make sure they go over how to operate the mower and she said that they do. I called the woman and told her my frustrations. We didn't even know if it had oil in it! Do what you say you are going to do. I wanted the maintenance and instructions on operations explained.
by Annette
Response from JohnDeereApr 17, 2021
We're sorry to hear that, Annette. If you would like to discuss this with us further, please reach out to the John Deere Enterprise Contact Center at 1-800-537-8233.
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Do not buy
This is my first John Deere product and was very excited to purchase. Has 3 hours on it and nothing but problems. Should have spent my money on something else.
by Disappointed
Response from JohnDeereApr 12, 2021
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.
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The belt doesn’t stay on the tracks every time you...
The belt doesn’t stay on the tracks every time you turn it off
by Annette
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We're sorry to hear about your experience. If you haven't already, we recommend you contact your local dealer for assistance. You can find their contact information at dealerlocator.deere.com.
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by KOLTON
Its a John Deere...so am looking forward to many years mowing.
Its a John Deere...so am looking forward to many years mowing.
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Amazing mower the only thing wrong with it when i...
Amazing mower the only thing wrong with it when i got it the battery was dead
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