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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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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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Cutting Width (in.)42 inches42 inches46 inches50 inches
Size of Yard1/2 - 2 Acres1/2 - 2 Acres1/2 - 2 Acres2 - 4 Acres
Horsepower (HP)15.5 hp22 hp23 hp24 hp
Transmission TypeGear DriveHydrostaticHydrostaticHydrostatic
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
Engine MakeBriggs and Stratton EngineOEM Branded EngineKohler EngineKohler Engine
Mower SizeSmallSmallMediumLarge
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,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Residential,Reverse MowingAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Battery level indicator,Built-in Hitch,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Electronic Fuel Injection,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 Tank
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)69.7 inAssembled Height (in.)44.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)54.9 inCutting Width (in.)42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)15Mower Deck Width (in.)42
Rear Wheel Size (in.)20Turning Radius (in.)18

Details

Assembly RequiredYesCA (CARB) CompliantNot CARB Compliant
Commercial / ResidentialResidentialCutting OptionsSide-Discharge
Deck Material13 Gauge SteelDeck TypeStamped
Drive TypeRear-wheel DriveEngine Displacement (cc)724
Engine MakeOEM Branded EngineEngine Torque (ft.-lb.)0
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)2.4 galHorsepower (HP)22 hp
Included with Riding MowersEngine OilMaximum Cutting Height (in.)4
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)5.5Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)3.2
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)1Mower SizeSmall
Number of Blades2Number of Blades2 blades
Number of CylindersV-TwinNumber of Deck Wheels2
Oil Capacity (oz.)89.6Power TypeGas
Product Weight (lb.)444 lbRear Wheel Size (in.)20 in.
Recommended Oil TypeSAE 10W-30RefurbishedNo
Returnable30-DayRiding Mower FeaturesAdjustable Cutting Height,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Residential,Reverse Mowing
Size of Yard1/2 - 1 AcreSize of Yard1/2 - 2 Acres
Start TypeElectricTerrain TypeFlat with Obstacles,Hilly
Transmission TypeHydrostaticWhite Glove ServiceWhite Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsNo Certifications or ListingsManufacturer Warranty2 year or 120 hour warranty, whichever occurs first.

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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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    1 found this review helpful
    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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    1 found this review helpful
    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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      22 found this review helpful
      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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      Response from JohnDeereApr 8, 2021
      Thanks for taking the time to share your review!
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        15 found this review helpful
        Tractor runs fine (used it once). Purchasing is was...
        Tractor runs fine (used it once). Purchasing is was another matter. I use Home Depot often but picking this up was not fun. Delayed the first time for several days (it seems no one put it together), delayed again when picking it up (had to wait well over 30 min for a scheduled pick up).
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        Nothing Runs Like A Deere
        I like the power it has, the 30 seconds Oil Change, and was surprised to see that it has a muffler. Although it has more horsepower than my previous one, its quieter. Additionally, it has a tight turning radius of 18 inches. The jury is still out on whether or not I can level the deck. I've made two attempts and it has gotten better each time. I must admit on the second try I forgot to recheck the tire pressures first. The deck leveling tool is a must. One factor regarding a level cut is the contour of your yard. If your yard is uneven, it may be difficult to get a perfectly even cut. However, I am a fan of John Deere. I had one prior to this (an LA115) and kept it for 13 years without any major problems. My previous one was given to a relative.
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        Highly recommend!
        Powerful and reliable! Works great on uneven terrain. The (add-on) trailer shortens my workload by 2/3, and the snow plow add-on will be great for winter snow.
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        • Recommended
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        Has a Bad motor. Blue smoke. Tells me has Bad...
        Has a Bad motor. Blue smoke. Tells me has Bad oil rings.
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