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

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  • 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 remaining fuel
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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 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 l 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 (extended life series) John Deere branded engine offers exceptional mowing, hauling, blading performance and longer engine 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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NameS160 48 in. 24 HP V-Twin ELS Gas Hydrostatic Lawn TractorS160 48 in. 24 HP V-Twin ELS Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor- California CompliantS180 54 in. 24 HP V-Twin ELS Gas Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor - California CompliantZ355R 48 in. 22 HP Gas Dual Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower - California Compliant
Cutting Width48 inches48 inches54 inches48 inches
Horsepower (hp)24 hp24 hp24 hp22 hp
Size of Yard2 - 4 Acres2 - 4 Acres4 or More Acres2 - 4 Acres
Engine MakeOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM Branded
Terrain TypeFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles
Transmission TypeHydrostaticHydrostaticHydrostaticHydrostatic
Mower SizeMediumMediumLargeMedium
Commercial / ResidentialResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Number of CylindersV-TwinV-TwinV-TwinV-Twin
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Assembled Depth (in.)
69.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
44.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
60.8 in
Cutting Width
48 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
Turning Radius (in.)


Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Cutting Options
Deck Material
12 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Horsepower (hp)
24 hp
Included with Riding Mowers
Engine Oil
Lawn Mower Type
Lawn Tractor
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Mower Size
Number of Blades
3 blades
Number of Blades
Number of Cylinders
Number of Deck Wheels
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20 in.
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
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
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles,Hilly
Transmission Type
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.

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