News Releases   February 14, 2018

John Deere Provides Comfort and Ease of Use with New Lawn Tractors

New John Deere 100 Series Lawn Tractors are Comfortable and Hassle-Free

New 100 Series lawn tractors

New 100 Series lawn tractors provide comfort and ease of use

CARY, N.C. (February 14, 2018) – John Deere releases a new line-up of 100 Series Lawn Tractors. The new models provide side-by-side pedals and other operator convenience upgrades. Especially notable, some of the new models offer a revolutionary 30-second oil change system that makes machine maintenance easy for every owner.

"With these new upgrades, the John Deere 100 Series lawn tractors are ideal machines for customers looking to purchase their first riding lawn mower," said Kirk Eisenbeis, product marketing manager for John Deere. "Perfect for mowing residential yards and light hauling, the 100 Series tractors create an easy-to-use experience for operating and maintenance," added Eisenbeis.

Side-by-side Pedals

New side-by-side forward and reverse pedals provide easier operation and excellent control of speed and direction, which makes mowing easier and less tiring, especially when you back up a lot. These pedals are a premium feature that you won't find on most lawn tractors in this price range.

Convenience Upgrades

Convenience is the focus with improved features such as a redesigned cut-height lever and a larger Reverse Implement Option (RIO) switch. The redesigned cut-height lever gives the operator ergonomic leverage and stays out of the way of dismounting operators. Lastly, the ReadyStart® system allows operators to start the machine without needing to choke the engine, unless air temperatures are near or below freezing. ReadyStart is available on the following 100 Series models: E120, E130, E150, E160E170 and E180.

Operator Comfort

Improved seat ergonomics keep the operators of all sizes in control and in a comfortable working position. The upgrades include improved pedal reach for shorter operators as well as improved steering wheel reach for taller operators. This means the operator will be more comfortable and will have a good view of the dash and controls.

Revolutionary Oil Change System

The John Deere Easy ChangeTM 30-Second Oil Change System makes changing the engine oil easy, quick, and clean. This innovative and exclusive technology allows owners to quickly change their engine oil simply by twisting on a cartridge that contains both the oil and the filter – no engine oil drainage needed. Changing the filter removes the captured contaminants and replaces about 0.8 qt (0.76 L) of the engine oil.

"Many riding lawn equipment owners rarely or never get around to changing their engine oil," added Eisenbeis. "With the John Deere Easy Change system, even owners who previously would not consider changing the oil themselves can do it easily."

The John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System is available on the following 100 Series models: E120, E130, E150, E160, E170 and E180.

The lineup gains an additional model with the E150, which includes both the ReadyStart and Easy Change Oil System features. The full lineup includes the E100, E110, E120, E130, E140, E150, E160, E170 and E180.

With the launch of the 2018 models, homeowners will notice an updated naming convention for the 100 Series: formally "D" models, the names now begin with "E" to signify the new changes in the line-up.

The new 100 Series tractors are now available at your local John Deere dealer, and home improvement centers throughout the United States and Canada.

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Media Contact:
Maureen McCormack
Segment Manager, Media Relations
John Deere Ag and Turf Division
Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 919-804-2246

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