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S120 42 in. 22 HP V-Twin Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor-California Compliant

  • 22 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for stronger performance
  • John Deere Easy Change system - 30 second oil change
  • NEW - Easy Read Fuel Gauge - easily see the remaining fuel level
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Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System

The John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System makes changing the engine oil easy, quick, and clean.

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15" Open high back seat

15-in. two-piece seat with an open back​. Increased comfort that is cooler and won’t collect rainwater.​

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Easy-Read Fuel Gauge

An industry first in this category, the Easy-Read Fuel Gauge is easy to see from the seat.

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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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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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22 HP John Deere Engine

22-HP (16.4-kW) V-twin engine has plenty of power to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging conditions.

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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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Cruise control

Cruise control kit allows the operator to set and maintain speed. Ideal for use in mowing on larger properties.

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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 cast iron. Strong and shock resistant. Will not yield under heavy loads or impact.

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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 S120 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 John Deere branded 22 HP V-Twin engine. The ergonomic design of the operator's station is wide and comfortable. Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel, while the cruise control provides a constant mowing speed, good for mowing larger properties. The 42 in. Edge mower deck is time-tested and proven to offer superior cut quality. This mower can easily be equipped to bag or mulch. For easy serviceability, the S120 offers the John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System. It's the original All-In-1 oil and oil filter canister, allowing anyone to easily change the tractor oil with no tools required.
  • 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
  • 22 HP V-twin John Deere branded smooth running engine to mow, haul and get it all done
  • 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
  • Easy read fuel gauge placed on the dash allows customers to easily see how much fuel is left in the tank
  • Mower deck lift lever easily raises and lowers the deck from 1 in. to 4 in. with 13 different cutting heights available
  • Ergonomic operator station is wide and comfortable with easily adjustable controls
  • John Deere easy change 30-second oil change system is under the hood, this all-in-1 oil and oil filter canister, allows anyone to easily change their oil with no tools required
  • Download the MowerPlus app to easily view engine-hours and fuel level
  • 15 in. high-back seat is easily adjustable, with 10 possible positions, adjustments can be made while seated for the perfect fit
  • Cruise control maintains tractor speed for mowing larger areas
  • Powerful (300 cca) battery helps with starts even after lengthy storage
  • Fully welded steel frame and cast iron front axle provides strength and durability with an optional front bumper available for added protection
  • 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 blade, 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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Ratings
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(31)
(22)
(10)
Cutting Width42 inches46 inches42 inches48 inches
Transmission TypeHydrostaticHydrostaticHydrostaticHydrostatic
Horsepower (HP)18 hp22 hp22 hp24 hp
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
Terrain TypeFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,Hilly
Engine MakeKohlerKohlerOEM BrandedOEM Branded
Mower SizeSmallMediumSmallMedium
Riding Mower FeaturesAdjustable 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,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 MowingAdjustable 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
Number of CylindersSingle CylinderV-TwinV-TwinV-Twin
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
69.7 in
Assembled Height (in.)
44 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
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)
724
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
2.4
Horsepower (HP)
22 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
V-Twin
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
91.29
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
444 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,Residential,Reverse Mowing
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 hour warranty, whichever occurs first.

Questions & Answers

43Questions20Answers

I ordered the John Deere S120 through Home Depot. Does the mower come with mulching blades? I pur...

Asked by Martoon April 20, 2021
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P. S. To / FOR: 'Martoon' = ?? "Part # for maximum 'MULTCH' blades ?? {...here is DATA for your "S120" Mower Unit....} a) - Your proper Replacement Blades require SEVEN (7) stars in Center Spindle Hole and an Overall Length of 21 3/8" ... b) - Maximum 'MULCH' blades typically feature multiple 'Slotted Teeth' along the last 4" of each end AND, MUST feature or state "Precision Balanced" within the DATA! - - - Thanks for your Question & have a Great Day!!

Will this fit in my Ford Ranger truck if you lift the chute up? The bed is 44" wide between wheel...

Asked by DeerMan April 20, 2021
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DeerMan = Will this S120 (CA) Mower it inside my Ford Ranger Bed ?? a) - Very sorry, Not by simply lifting-up that Chute! b) - RATHER, that entire Discharge Chute Assembly would need to be removes from Deck & re-installed later. c) - EVEN THEN, there WILL be paint "damaged" either on your Truck's Bed and / or the Deck, since the minimum O.A. Dimension will STILL be approx 43 1/2" because of that "RIM" or Bottom Reinforcement of the Mowing Deck. d) - AND, at Home, the Deck will "bottom-out" as unloading attempts are commenced, as the Height of that Truck Bed will cause ANY pair of Portable Ramps to create FAR too sharp of an Angle.

can you change the oil with a regular oil filter and oil or do you have to use the "quick change...

Asked by Bubba April 16, 2021
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Thank you for visiting The Home Depot website. Yes, you have to use the Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System.

I'm trying to learn which John Deere lawn tractor is best for an uneven yard. I have several unev...

Asked by Uneven April 12, 2021
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Uneven = April 12th = "Which" J.D. Tractor will be best for Uneven Areas & Ruts?? ... Yours is a serious departure from a typical, Residential Lawn ... "HOW" large (in total acres) might your Project / Yard include, please? a) - Providing YOU have zero Plans to re-contour ALL of that via extensive, elaborate AND expensive Commercial Bulldozers, Graders & the like = b) - John Deere's {Compact Tractor} Line-up is definitely something that might "DO" your TASK. c) - Similar to the very-large Agricultural Tractors, these smaller Tractors still have All-time (4) wheel Drive, MUCH Larger Diameter Tires than on any of the varieties of Residential Lawn Mowing Series, small but effective Diesel Engines, Live Power Take-offs, Three Point Hitch Systems which readily-attach to a Huge Variety of Rear Bush-Hogs in 5' and 6' widths, rear grader Blades, etc., etc.. d) - Explore all of these at: -[www.deere.com]- and search under "Compact Tractors" in three sizes / Hp Ratings.

Is the S120 fully greased when it is delivered to ones home? Especially the spindle grease fittin...

Asked by RonG April 12, 2021
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{ May be a "Repeat" of very same Question asked on April 7 ???} RonG = April 12th = ??? True that H.D. greases 'Spindles" plus 'DOES' everything prior to their Delivery to my Home??? Sir: .... Perhaps you are confusing {Descriptons} under 'WHITE GLOVE Del'y' ???? a) - Local Home Depot Stores do NOT in any manner service / grease /inspect / prepare / demonstrate J.D. Residential Lawn Mowers, period! b) - YES - that exact, "Preparation / Final Inspection / Greasing / etc., as well as Fully-explaining / Demonstrating to YOU at your Home definitely comes with and ONLY via "White Glove Del'y" option. c) - ONLY and Strictly comes with {On-line Order} placed by YOU on Home computer: #1 ... place the exact J.D. Unit wanted into the Shopping Cart ... #2 ... immediately locate "White Glove Del'y" option and "Click" that. #3 .... finish remainder of Purchasing and Conclude Order! d) - After pre-arranging a suitable, mutually-agreeable Date, a Trained J.D. Technician DOES a Final Check/Complete Preparation - as well as delivers this to YOUR Home, does the above & has YOU mow before driving off.

I would like to purchase a mulching John Deere riding mower this wknd

Asked by JD April 10, 2021
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Answers

JD = Want to buy a "MULCHING" Lawn Mower this weekend? BUT ... NONE are sent from Assembly Factory as a 'MULCH-ONLY" style of mowing... a) - Perhaps a matter of 'Semantics' ... BUT, All are sent with "Combo" or 3-in-1 Blade Sets. b) - 100% of Residential, Riding Lawn Mower CAN BE readily 'switched' however ... c) - Either buy a J.D. {MULCH KIT} and or a set of optimum MULCH Blades & a Deck Plug or Cover... THEN, you will have a 'MULCH MOWER,'

What is the difference between the E series and the S series lawn tractors....specifically the E120 and S120?

Asked by Eric April 8, 2021
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Answers

Thank you for contacting The Home Depot website. The S100 Series Lawn Tractors are new and start at Model Year 2021. The differences between each model line for the 100 Series depends on the unit, and differences between series can include types of seats and type of controls to name a few.

zip tie holding the battery supposed to get removed?

Asked by airtas April 8, 2021
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Answer

Thank you for visiting The Home Depot website. The zip tie holding the battery is there to keep the battery in place during shipping and is not necessary once the cables are connected.

If I purchase one from Home Depot will it be greased and ready to use. Are they prepped before ...

Asked by Ron April 8, 2021
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Answers

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.

Okay - I have a nice shed with a 59” double door opening. There’s a short ramp with an incline to...

Asked by Jeff April 6, 2021
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Thank you for contacting The Home Depot website. This S120 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. This S120 is 54.9 inches in width and it would fit through a 59 inch door.

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Customer Reviews

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  • 67% recommend this product
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Bad shoulder, no problem
Switched from push to riding this year after my shoulder surgery. Never used a rider before and was able to learn on my own and use within the first hour of it delivered. Very easy to learn. Highly recommend if you have 1 acre or less and want to mow in 20 minutes. I look forward to getting the attachments to help my lawn be great. Good job John Deere and Home Depot.
by Jay
Response from JohnDeereApr 8, 2021
Thanks for taking the time to share your review!
4 people found this helpful
by CHRIS
Great mower but DON'T RECOMENDordering through home Depot
So far so good like the mower. Wouldn't recommend getting from Homedepot. Late no information put on hold several times at Chesapeake store and main office then you get hung up on after on hold a few minutes no call back when assured if hung up on again. Standard practice at home depot obviously. Mower great homedepot not recommend for big purchases.
by Homedepotsucks
1 person found this helpful
The mower is a bit bigger and definately stronger than...
The mower is a bit bigger and definately stronger than my last. SO, I am a little unqualified to give a great review. It seems a bit tall to me and would be easy to overbalance, tip over? There are a whole lot of confusing safety checks. Also a lot of maintenance steps to keep up with. Not thrilled with the washout. Doesn't do a good job of cleaning
by ELAINE
1 person found this helpful
Not what I expected from "Nothing Runs like a Deere"
Use caution when purchasing a John Deere riding lawn mower from Home Depot. I paid a $500 premium for this mower, and am sadly disappointed. Let me explain: 1. It didn't start at the store. After replacing the battery all was ok; for a while: 2. At least twice where the mower wouldn't start, so I jumped it from my car. I decided to take advantage of the warranty and had it taken to the shop. I waited until after the mowing season because my experience has been slow service for individuals. After about 2 weeks in the shop, it came back. The diagnosis: loose bolts. - So where was the qualified John Deere assembly person on my mower? 3. The mower never cut level, so I purchased a level gauge. It was significantly off level, both left to right and front to back. Again, the qualified assembly person didn't do the job correctly. 4. Watch out for the 30-second oil change! It took 30 minutes to take the filter off, and the new one didn't tighten. Oil all over. Luckily I saw the evidence early. Of course, Home Depot cannot be held responsible. "If we touch the mower it voids the warranty." They gladly took my money. So I went to Home Depot and spoke with the manager, who, evidently, had other things to do rather than listen to a complaint from a customer who spent over $2000 at her store. I asked for a free oil to which she agreed (only because it got her free of me), but the cupboard was bare, no oil on the shelf. She said she didn't know when it would be stalked. Wow lady, way to take care of your customers! You just lost one.
by Neil
14 people found this helpful
Being a first time riding mower owner, I found this...
Being a first time riding mower owner, I found this one to be easy to operate, handle, and maintain. So far so good, no complaints.
by RODERICK
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by HomeDepotCustomer
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After having a JD stx38 for 22 years this drives...
After having a JD stx38 for 22 years this drives nice.
by ROBERT
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Works great. Everything is good. Cuts good....
Works great. Everything is good. Cuts good.
by JOHN
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Best purchase I've ever made...
Best purchase I've ever made
by MICHAEL
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