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

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  • 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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Product Details

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Easy to Own, Use and Maintain

Best in class ergonomics that is both comfortable and easy to operate.

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Backed by John Deere Certified Technicians.

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

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For Yard and Lawn Care

Customize your mower with the right attachment for any job.

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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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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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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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Hydrostatic transmission w/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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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 is 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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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, with its deep deck design, 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-One oil and oil filter canister, allowing anyone to easily change the tractor oil with no tools required.
  • For questions about service and repair, please call the John Deere Customer Contact Center at 800-537-8233 or reference the Service & Repair document
  • 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
  • 15 in. high-back seat is easily adjustable, with 10 possible positions, adjustments can be made while seated for the perfect fit
  • Powerful (300 cca) battery helps with starts even after lengthy storage
  • Cruise control maintains tractor speed for mowing larger areas
  • 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 plug 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
  • 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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Specifications

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Questions & Answers

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Q:Can you use sleeve hitch attachments?
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Q:Does it have a place to put hitch in back
by|Jan 28, 2023
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A:  ? Place for a Rear Hitch ? = 1/29/2023 REPLY ..Yes, John Deere offers a number of optional rear 'Hitches' for purchase & installation after delivery.

by|Jan 29, 2023

A:  Yes, the back has an attachment where I place my fertilizer spreader and it held on by a big pin.

by|Feb 4, 2023
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    Q:Hi, when not in usage can the JD S120 be stored outside and be able to withstand rain/wind ? ie. I don't have a ramped storage shed.
    by|Jan 13, 2023
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    A:  I dont recommend it and I care for it to much to leave it out in the weather. But if John deere says its ok under special circumstances I have no reason to doubt their judgement.

    by|Jan 17, 2023

      A:  Thank you for visiting The Home Depot website. We outline the best way to store your lawn tractor in the Operator's Manual under the Storage" Section. "Prolonged exposure to sunlight could damage surfaces. Store machine inside or use a cover if stored outside." If you would like to learn more, you can find many of our Operator's Manuals online at techpubs.deere.com.

      by|Jan 14, 2023

        A:  ? Perpetually stored Outside ? = 1/29/2023 REPLY - UV from sun is extremely detrimental to Rubber Tires, as well as Paint...NOT an appropriate practice for longest anticipated lifetime.

        by|Jan 29, 2023

        A:  I store mine in my carport. It takes the wind. It gets wet, but is not sitting out in the rain.

        by|Feb 3, 2023
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          Q:What?s the total weight on the S120 John Deere lawn mower? Thanks
          by|Dec 23, 2022
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          A:  Look it up on the Home Depot website!

          by|Dec 28, 2022

            A:  You People have nerve Yep the worst delivery ever and never a response But I keep getting your ridiculous surveys  John Deere the saddest customer service. never again

            by|Jan 25, 2023
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              A:  Thank you for visiting The Home Depot website. The total weight of the S120 Lawn Tractor without fuel is 444 lbs. (201 kg).

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                Broken belt on first cut.
                After researching for many months; I finally decided to get the John Deere S120. I had it delivered to my house and everything was great with the delivery from Home Depot. I only have a half acre but on my very first mow - the S120 didn't even make it half way through before the belt broke. I'm very disappointed - to say the least - with the belts that John Deere are using. I had read another such story but took the chance anyway. Hopefully the next belt will last longer.
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                  Excellent machine. Plenty of power easy to maneuver and great...
                  Excellent machine. Plenty of power easy to maneuver and great turning radius! Very happy with the purchase
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                  Any Deere is a great Deere it's American made Equipment...
                  Any Deere is a great Deere it's American made Equipment that's what I love it I would love to do a brand deal John Deere and home Depot
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                  Could have been better
                  I paid 2245.00 cash for this tractor. The three front grease fittings thats veey visible was greased. The deck spindles were NOT greased. Thats where its really needed. The steering has a lot of play in it. The reverse while mowing button needs to be re thought to be like my 2 cub cadet xt1's. You turn the key and hold in a switch one time. Thats how it should be. I like the mower but i absolutely hate the 30 second oil change mess. As a former Harley Davidson mechanic i can honestly say the engineering dept at jd must have studied at the three stooges university. I wish i would have bought the s100. Again i say i do like the mower and i love the over size tires on the rear... but jd needs to rethink a lot of this particular unit.
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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.
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                    Thanks for taking the time to share your review!
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                      After only a handful of uses it works great. No...
                      After only a handful of uses it works great. No issues. Just took a little getting used to after operating a Craftsman mower for the last twenty something years. Very happy to date.
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                      The workhorse...
                      A solidly constructed all purpose tractor that surpasses others in mowing, hauling, and with the snow blower attachment it's a dream to have around any size property. Additionally, John Deere provides very user friendly maintenance products, a DIY, video library,etc. I highly recommend this true workhorse of a tractor.
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                      Response from JohnDeereJan 7, 2023
                      Glad to hear it. Thanks for being a part of the John Deere family!
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                        Mower spindles grease
                        Can someone explain how grease helps these spindle bearing if they are sealed. (reference You Tube videos showing this that upper and lower bearings have plastic seal that you would have to take off to grease).
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                          I love this tractor. It is quieter, more fuel...
                          I love this tractor. It is quieter, more fuel efficient and it is easy to use! I can get our lawn down in half the time!
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                          Thanks for sharing. We love to hear when our customers love their products!
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