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S160 48 in. 24 HP V-Twin ELS Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor

  • 24 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" High back seat with lumbar support.

Tractor is comfortable and easy to use with an ergonomic design and adjustable lumbar seat.

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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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Premium Steering Wheel

Larger 14" Premium Steering Wheel for greater steering comfort

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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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Durable bumper for greater protection

Increase front-end protection for your 100 series tractor with the new John Deere Front Bumper.

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24 HP V-Twin extended life series John Deere Engine

24-HP (17.9-kW) V-twin extended-life series (ELS) engine provides plenty of power to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions.

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48" Edge Cutting system with Electric Blade Engagement

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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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 S160 Riding Lawn Tractor is the premium 48 in. deck model of the 100 Series line up. The 24-HP V-Twin John Deere Branded Extended Life Series (ELS) engine features an advanced filtration system for enhanced performance and long engine life. It has plenty of power to handle tough mulching, mowing and bagging conditions (coverage up to 2 acres). The operator station is wide and comfortable with a premium steering wheel, easily adjustable controls and a 15 in heat resistant lumbar seat. Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel, while the cruise control provides a constant mowing speed. The 48 in. Edge Cutting System is also time-tested and proven to offer superior cut quality and can easily be equipped to bag or mulch. For easy serviceability, the S160 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 engine 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
  • 24 HP V-twin ELS John Deere branded engine offers exceptional mowing, hauling, blading performance and long life
  • 48 in. edge cutting system has a deep deck design with 3 blades to lift grass for a superior cut and a smooth underside to prevent grass buildup a wash port is included for your convenience to clean the underside of the deck
  • Mower deck lift lever easily raises and lowers the deck from 1 in. to 4 in. with 13 different cutting heights available
  • Electric blade engagement turns on with the pull of a knob
  • John Deere easy change 30-second oil change system is the original all-in-1 oil and oil filter canister, allowing anyone to easily change the engine oil with no tools required
  • Ergonomic operator station is wide and comfortable with easily adjustable controls
  • Deluxe high back seat with lumbar support easily adjusts while you are in the seat, features flexible forward and rearward travel with 10 different positions to find the perfect fit
  • Easy-read fuel gauge placed on the dash allows customers to easily see how much fuel is left in the tank
  • 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 a standard front bumper for added protection
  • Download the MowerPlus app to easily view engine-hours and fuel level
  • 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
  • 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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S160 48 in. 24 HP V-Twin ELS Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor
S160 48 in. 24 HP V-Twin ELS Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor- California Compliant
BrandCub CadetJohn DeereJohn Deere
NameXT1 Enduro LT 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Kohler 7000 Series Engine Hydrostatic Drive Gas Riding Lawn MowerS160 48 in. 24 HP V-Twin ELS Gas Hydrostatic Lawn TractorS160 48 in. 24 HP V-Twin ELS Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor- California Compliant
Price
Ratings
(2514)
(10)
(10)
Cutting Width46 inches48 inches48 inches
Transmission TypeHydrostaticHydrostaticHydrostatic
Horsepower (HP)22 hp24 hp24 hp
Power TypeGasGasGas
Terrain TypeFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,Hilly
Engine MakeKohlerOEM BrandedOEM Branded
Mower SizeMediumMediumMedium
Riding Mower FeaturesAdjustable 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,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Power Take Off,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rust Resistant,Single-lever height adjustmentAdjustable 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
Commercial / ResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
74.9 in
Assembled Height (in.)
45.3 in
Assembled Width (in.)
60.8 in
Cutting Width
48 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
15
Mower Deck Width
48
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
12 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)
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 blades
Number of Blades
3
Number of Cylinders
V-Twin
Number of Deck Wheels
4
Oil Capacity (oz.)
91.29
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
481 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,Single-lever height adjustment
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.

Questions & Answers

32Questions11Answers

Can the mower deck be removed to haul in the bed of a pickup?

Asked by Farmer April 15, 2021
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Answer

Farmer = Can the Mowing Deck be removed & hauled in Bed of Pickup?? a) - Absolutely, YES! - - - typically & particularly on a brand-new Unit ... w / o any special TOOLS needed. b) - Are you asking about a single time, as in Picking-up a new Unit ..... OR ... c) - Multiple Times???

Does the tractor come with a cover? Thanks.

Asked by GW April 14, 2021
1
Answer

GW = Come with a Cover included? ... No ... There IS a Cover available to be bought separately!

Are these the same quality as a mower purchased from a John Deer dealer?

Asked by Lee April 14, 2021
1
Answer

Lee = Are these @ Home Depot the Very Same Quality as One bought directly from a John Deere Store? a) - Absolutely! .... indistinguishable between either place. b) - In fact, the S120 is a Model exclusively made for @ HOME DEPOT! c) - Inasmuch as they ARE an authorized Seller/Distributor, One may acquire any of their Residential Lawn Mowers of either Style - 'Tractor-mower' or 'ZTR.'

Does this mower have a locking rear differential?

Asked by Hz April 13, 2021
1
Answer

Thank you for visiting The Home Depot website. No, the S160 Lawn Tractor does not feature a differential lock.

Does this mower have a mulching option?

Asked by Pablo April 13, 2021
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What is ELS Gas?

Asked by rickc April 12, 2021
1
Answer

Thank you for visiting The Home Depot website. The S160 Lawn Tractor has an extended-life series (ELS) engine. You can learn more about properly fueling the S160 Lawn Tractor in Section 65 - Using Proper Fuel and Stabilizer in the Operator's Manual. You can access many of our Operator's Manuals online here: https://techpubs.deere.com/.

When blades are engaged how is the vibration ? The one thing I don’t like with my Hasquvarna. I c...

Asked by Cboo April 12, 2021
1
Answer

Cboo = ?? Vibration on my "Other" Brand ??? a) - Older Blades, sharpened by hand & NOT re-balanced afterwards?? b) - NOT a great idea, given the rotational R.P.M.. c) - ALL Riding Mowers will have inherent "Vibration." d) - Try a Friend's Mower that has a 'FABRICATED" Mowing Deck,, instead of the usual, thin, Stamped Sheet Metal !!! ...a Great Deal of Difference, I have discovered!!

How much for mulching kit, blades included and what are part numbers for ordering?

Asked by Raymond April 10, 2021
1
Answer

Raymond = Part # plus Cost for MULCHING Kit + Blades ?? a) - No 'KIT' with ALL pieces listed. b) - (3) - Blades -Extreme MULCH - 3060GXGX21786 (c) - Deck Cover - 48" - 3060GXGY20417 Approx under $100 / all Four Parts, Tax, S & H usually included. Please be aware of only $100 additional for the Far More Robust {K-46} Transmission-Transaxle featured in {S170-48"} Tractor-Mower Unit plus larger Front / Rear Tires..... Definitely preferred for Tractor-Mower's longevity compared to modest '200' Transaxle Unit of S160.

Does this qualify for the white glovedelivery?

Asked by JD April 5, 2021
1
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 tractor have different forward and reverse speeds ? With the new front bumper , can I ...

Asked by joe April 3, 2021
3
Answers

Sincere Apologies to 'Joe' = LOTs of Questions about J.D. = "S160" "OMITTED" & no means to "ADD" # - ONLY a token $100.00 separate S160-48" and S170-48" Units ... a tremendous Value for obtaining the "K-46" Tuff-Torq Transaxle-Transmission!! .... Thank You for your John Deere questions herein at Home Depot "FORUM."

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Customer Reviews

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by HomeDepotCustomer
OUTSTANDING LAWN TRACTOR!!
This is my second JD, first was an S120 with the smaller motor, sold that try a Cub Cadet XT1 LT46 & only had the CC for 2 days & realized that the mechanical quality & overall machine just isn’t as good as the JD was, so I returned the CC & picked up this S160 & wow what a machine!! It may not be mentioned for the features but it does have a lumbar support knob which is great for my back problems I have. The seat is great as well.s. Everything is laid out perfectly on this, love the fuel gauge on the odometer on this, definitely nice to have and the rear tires are so huge (WIDE). I have a hilly 1 acre yd and this beast has absolutely no issues mowing or climbing the hills. JD is more expensive but I definitely see you get what you pay for. It also came with the metal front bumper as well which is a nice touch. Would highly recommend this machine anyday!
by SR
Response from JohnDeereApr 5, 2021
Thanks for sharing. We love to hear when our customers love their products!
1 person found this helpful
Runs great, cuts great! Only negative is the mowing in reverse.
Runs great, cuts great! Only negative is the mowing in reverse.
by Johnny
1 person found this helpful
My parents purchased this with a totally separate account, and...
My parents purchased this with a totally separate account, and somehow I have this in my email to review. Home Depot is not secure with your information obviously. The John Deere is very nice though.
by Rich
Nothing runs like a Deere
Nothing runs like a Deere
by Jawster
2 people found this helpful
Have not had a good experience.
Bought this a couple of weeks ago and delivery was awful. It was delivered with bumper not fully attached so refused delivery and they dropped it off anyway and said they would be sent back for it. Of course they were not, customer service at home depot did authorize a new one sent and pick up of the old one, by the way there is only one person who takes responsibility and tries to solve problems other than constantly trying to sell you something. Their third party delivery service dropped off another mower but did not pick up the old one. So now I had two mowers and this was blamed on third party. So all parts look attached on my S160 riding lawn mower put some gas in it and it doesn't start. The battery is dead. I tested the other mower out of curiosity and it was dead also. So good chance your battery arrives not charged. So be willing to jump it or replace it and my HD did not carry John Deere batteries but they exchanged it so here we go again. It started, it mowed about 3/4 of my yard and now it only travels about a foot either forward or reverse. Calling for advice on the weekend from John Deere is not productive and finding troubleshooting info in the manual is not useful. I was able to find other people with similar issues. Little note if you hire a third party then they are still working in your name. I am paying HD not a third party. Should a brand new lawn mower be this difficult to use? I have been trying to give this product the best chance as a consumer but I just can't give it more than one star. Oh finally they did pick up that original S160 maybe they found the bolt that attaches the front bumper.
by Alexinaugusta
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by HomeDepotCustomer
5 people found this helpful
Well built and comfortable....
Well built and comfortable.
by CHRIS
4 people found this helpful
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by HomeDepotCustomer
3 people found this helpful
Awesome
Great looking lawn tractor why isnt there any reviews
by Zatchu
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