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John Deere S140 Lawn Tractor

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Features

Engine is powerful and smooth-running V-twin design

22-hp (16.4-kW) engine 22-hp (16.4-kW) engine
Oil filter and fuel filter Oil filter and fuel filter

A 22-hp (16.4-kW) V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mowing, mulching, and bagging:

  • V-twin cylinder design for greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality
  • Electronic ignition for fast starts
  • Spring-return feature to ensure the operator will not mistakenly leave the throttle lever in the choke position
  • Cast-iron cylinder liners for longer engine life
  • Overhead valves for excellent power and fuel economy
  • Full-pressure lubrication and oil filter for cleaner oil, prolonging engine life and extending the time between oil changes
    • More effective when operating the tractor on an incline
  • No-tools oil drain system for servicing convenience

     

Fuel tank
Convenient fuel filler opening Convenient fuel filler opening
  • The capacity is 2.4 U.S. gal. (9.1 L).
  • The fuel filler opening is conveniently located under the seat. 
    • Filling the tank without spilling is easy.
    • A tethered fuel tank cap is more convenient.
    • The sealed fuel cap helps keep vapors inside the tank.

Frame made of full-length welded steel for reliability

Solid one-piece frame Solid one-piece frame
Solid one-piece frame Solid one-piece frame

The solid one-piece frame is constructed of 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.66-mm) steel:

  • Full-length, robotically welded frame design has high-strength steel rails for added strength and long life.
  • One-piece, steel fender deck is bolted to the frame.
Cast-iron front axle will not bend
Front axle and wheel spindle Front axle and wheel spindle

The front axle is constructed of solid cast iron that will not bend:

  • Automotive-like steering system with sector and pinion steering gears and single drag link with a tie rod provides a very strong, low-effort, and tight-turning system.
  • Three grease fittings, on both steering spindles and center pivot, allow for regular lubrication to help maintain easy steering and minimize wear.
  • Large, 0.75-in. (1.9-cm) diameter wheel spindles provide excellent durability.
Front bumper protects the tractor
Front bumper Front bumper
Front bumper Front bumper

The front bumper is included on the S130, S140, S160, S170, and S180. It is available as an optional attachment for the S100, S110, and S120.

  • Additional front-end protection
  • Attractive, bold style
CargO Mount™ system makes installation of rear bagger and other attachments easy
Rear CargO Mount points Rear CargO Mount points
Front CargO Mount points at the top of the dashboard Front CargO Mount points at the top of the dashboard
Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points
Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points Rear bagger is mounted with CargO Mount points

The CargO Mount system is a combination of front- and rear-mounting points providing convenient and easy installation of the sun canopy, rear bagger, and other attachments.

Snow removal is a strength of lawn tractors

Front blade and chains on a 100 Series Tractor Front blade and chains on a 100 Series Tractor
Snow blower, weather enclosure, weights, and chains on a 100 Series Tractor Snow blower, weather enclosure, weights, and chains on a 100 Series Tractor

An advantage of lawn tractors is their ability to use equipment for snow removal. Lawn tractor owners can add a John Deere snow blower or front blade to make quick work of moving snow whenever the need arises. Weather enclosure and tire-chain attachments add comfort and performance.

Equipment available for snow removal includes:

  • 44-in. (112-cm) Snow Blower
  • 46-in. (117-cm) Front Blade
  • Tire chains or TerraGrip traction belts
  • Weather enclosure
  • Weights

 

Hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of ground speeds

Two-pedal speed/direction controls Two-pedal speed/direction controls
Forward speed control pedal in use Forward speed control pedal in use

A Kanzaki® Tuff Torq® hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of speeds and makes changing the direction of travel easy. Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:

  • Automotive-type accelerator controls ensure easy operation.
  • Operator can change direction without lifting foot off the platform.
  • Large pedal surface gives superior operator comfort.
Hydrostatic transmission Hydrostatic transmission

Appropriate transmissions are used in each model, depending on rear tire size and tractor performance requirements, to ensure excellent performance and reliability:

  • Tuff Torq TLT200 – S100, S110, S120, S130, S140, and S160
  • Tuff Torq K46 - S170 and S180

Kanzaki and Tuff Torq are trademarks of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Operator station designed for operator comfort and convenience

Comfortable operator station (S130 shown) Comfortable operator station (S130 shown)
Comfortable operator station (S130 shown) Comfortable operator station (S130 shown)

The operator station is designed for operator comfort and easy operation:

  • Controls are positioned where they are easy to reach and use to control the tractor.
  • The steering wheel is positioned and angled to give the operator plenty of room and steering comfort.
  • The seat is positioned to provide the most comfortable operator position.
Steering wheel and dash (S130 shown) Steering wheel and dash (S130 shown)
Wide footrest with debris-removal channels Wide footrest with debris-removal channels

Controls are easy to see and use:

  • Large, three-spoke steering wheel for greater operator comfort and control
  • Ignition switch is on the dash for starting ease

Wide footrest areas with non-slip, anti-vibration floor mats are provided for operator comfort:

  • The wide footrest makes it easier to step over the mower deck while entering or exiting the seat.
  • Debris-removing channels help keep the footrest area clean and dry.
Comfortable seat Comfortable seat
Easily adjusted seat Easily adjusted seat

Operator comfort is enhanced with a 15-in. (38-cm) high-back, two-piece seat with an open back:

  • The open-back seat design keeps the operator cooler
  • Especially helpful when operating the tractor for extended periods of time
  • Easily adjusted forward or rearward while in the seat
  • Seat travel of 5.5 in. (14 cm) and 10 different positions to adjust for operator height
Seat springs give a smoother ride Seat springs give a smoother ride
Seat tilted forward Seat tilted forward

Two long seat springs give plenty of seat travel to smooth out the ride, keeping the operator comfortable while operating the tractor.

The seat can be tilted forward for protection from the elements and to provide easy access to the fuel tank.

Storage compartment and beverage holder Storage compartment and beverage holder

Storage compartment and beverage holder, located on the right-side fender, are conveniently located and easy to use.

NOTE: A storage compartment cover is standard on S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180 Tractors and optional on the S100, S110, and S140.

Fender flares Fender flares

Fender flares included on the S130 Tractor cover the tires more completely and add style to the tractor.

Instruments and controls are easy to find and convenient to use

S170 Tractor mowing S170 Tractor mowing
Steering wheel and controls on S140 Steering wheel and controls on S140
Instruments and controls

The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling:

  • Controls are color-coded and labeled for easy identification.
  • Controls are logically placed and easy to reach.
  • The hour meter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
  • Functional design of the controls provides good appearance and a comfortable feel.
Side-by-side transmission control pedals
Two-pedal speed/direction controls Two-pedal speed/direction controls
Side-by-side foot pedals Side-by-side foot pedals

Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:

  • Automotive-type accelerator controls ensure easy operation.
  • Operator can change direction without lifting foot off the platform.
  • Large pedal surface gives superior operator comfort.
Cruise control (S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180)
Cruise control lever Cruise control lever

Cruise control is available on the S120, S130, S160, S170, and the S180:

  • To engage, lift the cruise lever and hold until the foot is removed from the forward pedal.
  • The cruise control can be released by pushing on the brake pedal or the forward pedal.
Mower deck height adjustment
Mower deck height adjustment lever Mower deck height adjustment lever
Mower deck height adjustment lever Mower deck height adjustment lever

A spring-assisted, ergonomically designed lift lever simplifies adjusting the mower cut height:

  • Increments of 1/4 in. (0.64 cm) allow fine-tuning the cut height.
  • Cut height is adjustable from 1 to 4 in. (2.5 to 10.2 cm).
  • The lift handle is shaped for easy use and is out of the way of entering or exiting operators.
Parking brake control
Brake/parking brake pedal Brake/parking brake pedal
Parking brake lever Parking brake lever

The parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.

Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch is easy and convenient
Electric PTO engagement switch Electric PTO engagement switch

The heavy-duty electric PTO clutch is operated with a convenient dash-mounted switch.

Reverse implement option (RIO)
RIO switch RIO switch
Using RIO

CAUTION: Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward:

  • Carefully check the area around the machine.
  • Disengage the mower before backing up.

 

NOTE: Backing up while the mower is engaged is strongly discouraged. RIO should be used only when operating another attachment or when the operator deems it necessary to reposition the machine with the mower engaged.

 

  1. Stop forward travel.
  2. Look behind the machine to be sure there are no bystanders.
  3. Push and hold in the RIO switch while depressing the reverse pedal slightly for a hydrostatic transmission or moving the transmission shift lever to the rear slot (reverse) for a continuously variable transmission (CVT)/automatic transmission.

 

NOTE: If the engine and mower or other attachment stops while repositioning the machine, return the attachment engagement lever/switch to the off position. Start the engine and engage mower or other attachment. Begin again with step 2.

 

  1. Release the RIO switch and reposition the machine as the machine begins to move rearward.
  2. Resume forward travel. The mower or other attachment should continue operating.
  3. Repeat procedure to position the machine again.
Fuel tank gauge shows fuel level from the operator's seat
Fuel tank gauge Fuel tank gauge
Convenient fuel- filler opening Convenient fuel- filler opening

The fuel tank gauge shows how much fuel is in the tank and can be seen without leaving the operator's seat:

  • Easy to check fuel level
  • Convenient location

Serviceability is convenient with an easy-open hood

One-piece hood is easy to open One-piece hood is easy to open
Service interval decal located under hood Service interval decal located under hood

The one-piece hood opens easily to permit checking and servicing the engine:

  • Important service points are located within easy reach.
  • A service interval decal is provided inside the tractor hood for convenience when servicing the tractor.
Easy-to-service engine fuel and oil filters Easy-to-service engine fuel and oil filters
Easy access to fuel-fill opening Easy access to fuel-fill opening

The engine fuel and oil filters, the oil check/fill tube, and the oil drain tube are exposed for serviceability when the hood is opened.

The seat tilts up and out of the way to make adding fuel easy.

Quick response (QR) codes link to owner information web pages
Example product identification number (PIN) label with QR code Example product identification number (PIN) label with QR code

John Deere riding lawn mowers are supported by owner information web pages that include links to:

  • Safety and how-to videos
  • Operator’s manuals
  • Parts catalog
  • Maintenance reminder sheets
  • Attachments
  • Warranty registration

To speed access to owner information web pages, a QR code is printed onto a PIN label located near the fuel fill. Since each vehicle model has its own web page, the links are specific to the owner’s model. The QR code also includes the vehicle’s unique PIN, which enables warranty registration without the need to manually enter the vehicle’s PIN.

Hood will not rust or dent, and includes quality headlights
One-piece hood with quality headlights One-piece hood with quality headlights
  • Molded-in color material reduces sound and will not rust or dent.
  • Same quality hood material as on larger John Deere tractors provides good resilience and UV resistance for an extended time
  • Openings on the side let in plenty of cooling air while keeping the sound level low.
  • Two headlights provide good lighting for nighttime operation.

Help maintain your mower and lawn with the MowerPlus™ app and connector

MowerPlus home screen MowerPlus home screen
MowerPlus maintenance screen MowerPlus maintenance screen
Overview

Keep a mower running its best and know how it mows with the John Deere MowerPlus app. Simply scan the mower’s barcode to get custom information about the mower.

Benefits
  • Engine hours, fuel level, and battery health (as compatible)
  • Mowing history with time, distance, area, and speed
  • Current day and five-day weather forecast based on location
  • Walk-through setup guides
  • Expert mowing tips
  • Useful attachments for future purchase
  • Periodic maintenance reminders
  • Safety instructions

 

To download the free MowerPlus app, visit the Apple® App Store® or Google Play™ store.

Additional details

MowerPlus connectors (sold separately)

MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector
MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector, with a phone MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector, with a phone

Three MowerPlus connectors are available to transmit vehicle information to the MowerPlus app.

 

BUC10510 MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector is for use with:

  • Model year 2003 to 2020 100 Series Tractors, including all models with an E, D, LA, or L prefix
  • Model year 2015 to 2020 S240 Tractors (serial number -880,000)
  • S100, S110, S140, and S220 Tractors

 

BUC10929 MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector is for use with:

  • All S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180 Tractors
  • Model year 2021 and newer S240 Tractors (serial number 880,001-)
  • Model year 2021 and newer Z515E, Z530M, Z530R, and Z545R (serial number 010,001-)

 

BUC10537 MowerPlus Smart Connector is for use with:

  • Model year 2016 and newer Select Series X300 and X500 Tractors

 

All the MowerPlus connectors transmit engine hour information to the app, making it easy to track maintenance intervals. The MowerPlus Smart Connector and MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector also transmit the fuel level.

 

MowerPlus connectors require the MowerPlus app on a mobile device to use. The John Deere MowerPlus app and operating system requirements can be found in the mobile device’s app store. The MowerPlus app is only available in the English language, and it is not available in all countries. BUC10510 MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector requires iOS® version 10 or higher and is not compatible with Android™ operating systems.

 

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The Edge™ cutting system gives superior performance

48-in. (122-cm) Edge cutting system 48-in. (122-cm) Edge cutting system

The Edge cutting system has been trademarked to emphasize the advantages of the John Deere mower deck designs. They give superior mowing performance, convenience, and reliability:

  • The deep deck design lifts grass for a clean, even cut.
  • The smooth underside has no nooks and crannies, preventing grass buildup and evenly dispersing grass clippings.
  • The rolled outer edge of the deck provides extra strength and protection.
  • Dual-stage E-coat and powder paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.
  • Flexible discharge chute minimizes property and mower deck damage.

The 48-in. (122-cm) Edge Mower Deck is a three-spindle design with heavy-duty characteristics:

  • The 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.7-mm) steel deck provides years of dependable mowing.
  • Included three-in-one blades work well for side-discharge, mulching, or bagging.
  • The blade-to-spindle design provides a unique mounting system for the mower blade that gives extra safety and convenience.
  • Four mower deck wheels are standard equipment for a smooth mowing job in rolling terrain.
  • No tools are required to switch from mulching to side discharge to rear bagging.
  • mulching cover is an optional attachment that can be installed without the use of tools.
  • High-performance mulching blades are available to enhance mulching performance.
Mower wash port
Mower wash port Mower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connector Mower wash port with hose connector

A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy:

  • A hose connector is included with mower deck.
StarLock™ blade design
StarLock blade design StarLock blade design

The StarLock blade design keeps the blade bolt at the correct torque for easy removal.

Optional blades for difficult mulching or bagging conditions are available.

Optional bagger
6.5-bu (229-L) hopper and chute on an S140 6.5-bu (229-L) hopper and chute on an S140

cut-and-throw, 6.5-bu (229-L) bagger is sold separately and comes with bagging blades. Special bagging blades are not required but they can enhance performance.

The bagger kit provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves. It can be set up without tools in minutes and has easy-to-empty bags.

Two-year or 120-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty is included

An exclusive 2-year or 120-hour single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty* is included for all John Deere 100 Series Tractors.

  • The warranty is hassle free, with John Deere handling the service and paperwork.

*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.

Key Specs

Engine power 22 hp
16.4 kW
Oil change No-tools oil drain with replaceable filter
Engine manufacturer/model 44N677 (M44)
Transaxle type TLT200 hydrostatic, two-wheel drive
Transaxle control Side-by-side pedals
Rear tires 20x8-8
Lift system type Spring-assisted hand-grip lever
Cutting width Edge™ mower deck, 48 in.
122 cm
U.S. warranty 2 year/120 hour bumper-to-bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)

Engine

Power 22 hp
16.4 kW
Displacement 44.2 cu in.
724 cc
Manufacturer/model 44N677 (M44)
Type Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter
Cylinders V-twin
Governor Mechanical
Choke/speed control Single lever with spring-return on choke
Cooling method Air
Air cleaner Cartridge
Oil change No-tools oil drain with replaceable filter

Fuel system

Type Gasoline
Fuel delivery Pulse pump and carburetor
Fuel gauge Mechanical, viewable from seat
Fuel tank location Rear
Fuel fill opening Center, 1.75 in.
4.45 cm
Fuel tank capacity 2.4 U.S. gal.
9.1 L

Electrical system

Battery 12 V
300 CCA
Charging system Regulated, 8 amp
Engine starter Bendix type
Hour meter Yes
Headlights Two standard, incandescent
Taillights or reflector No
Backup lights No
Rear work lights No
12-V outlet No

Transaxle

Type Hydrostatic, 2-wheel drive
Control Side-by-side pedals
Cruise control No
Oil cooler Fins and fan on transaxle
Oil filter Yes, not serviceable
Differential lock No
Forward speed 0-5.5 mph
0-8.9 km/h
Reverse speed 0-3.2 mph
0-5.2 km/h
Brakes Internal wet disk

Chassis

Frame Full-length welded steel
Primer/paint E-coat/powder
Weight bracket Optional rear
Receiver hitch No
Front axle Cast-iron front axle, powdered-metal front wheel bushings
Spindle bushings No
Front tires 15x6-6
Rear tires 20x8-8
Hood material Molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent
Fender deck material Stamped steel
Floor mats Yes, with debris removing channels
Storage Storage tray with optional cover
Service interval decal Yes
Fender handles/grips No
Cup holder Yes
Equipment mounting CargO Mount™ system
Maximum towing capacity 500 lb
227 kg

Steering

Type Sector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod
Four-wheel steer Not available on this model
Steering wheel Standard, diameter - 12 in.
30.5 cm
Tilt steering wheel No
Turning radius 18 in.
45.7 cm
Uncut circle radius 20 in.
50.8 cm

Seat

Type Two piece with open-back
Seat back height 15 in.
38 cm
Armrests No
Fore-aft adjustment While seated, 5.5 in.
14 cm
Seat suspension Tilt, two coil springs

Lift system

Type Spring-assisted hand-grip lever
Hydraulic outlets No
Mower cut height 13 positions, 1-4 in.
2.5-10.2 cm
Cut height increments 0.25 in.
0.64 cm
Preset cut height No

Mower deck

Type Side discharge
Cutting width Edge™ mower deck, 48 in.
122 cm
Construction Stamped steel deck shell
Mower deck material Steel, 12 gauge
0.105 in.
2.7 mm
Mower wash port Yes
Mower drive system Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch
Mower wheels Four
Mower wheel adjustment One bolt
Mower level adjustment Easy-level deck

Mower attachability

Type Slide under tractor
Front draft arms One spring clip
Rear draft arms Two spring clips
Mower wheels rotate No
Drive system Single belt

Safety

Meets ANSI standard Yes
Meets OPEI standard Yes
Backup protection Reverse Implement Option (RIO)
Safety video Yes

Buyer's notes

Notes Molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent
Durable primer and powder paint finish
Full-length welded steel frame
Warranty 2 year/120 hour bumper-to-bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)

Optional equipment

Mowers
Rear bagger 2-bag, 6.5 bu
229 L
Powered material collection
Mulching system Mulch cover
Front thatcher
Front blade 46 in.
116.8 cm
Mid-mount blade
Snow blower Two-stage, 44 in.
111.8 cm
Rotary broom
Rotary tiller
Sleeve hitch
3-point hitch
Rear power take-off (PTO)
Plow, moldboard
Box scraper
Cultivator
Rear blade
Disk harrow
Landscape rake
Sprayer Tow-behind, 15 U.S. gal.
56.8 L
Mounted, 15 U.S. gal.
Tow-behind only, 25 U.S. gal.
94.6 L
Spreader Tow-behind only, 125-175 lb
57.7-80 kg
Front bumper Included
Brush guard
Weather protection Weather enclosure
Sun canopy Sun canopy
Rear receiver hitch
Bucket holder Yes, single bucket
Grass striping Lawn striping kit
Tractor shovel
Front loader
Other equipment
Tow-behind tools 16

Dimensions

Height 44 in.
1118 mm
Overall length 69.7 in.
1770 mm
Wheelbase 48.9 in.
1242 mm
Width with mower 60.8 in.
1544 mm
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 51.7 in.
1313 mm
Width without mower 39.2 in.
996 mm
Weight Mower, no fuel, 468 lb
212 kg

Additional information

Manufacturing location Greeneville, Tennessee, USA
Date collected 1-Dec-21