X147R John Deere ride on mower

X146R

Ride-on mower

Features

V-twin engine
V-twin engine
 
High-quality air filter
High-quality air filter

A large-displacement 656-cc (40.0-cu in.) V-twin engine has plenty of power and torque to handle tough mowing conditions:

  • Powerful 12.36 kW at 3050 rpm engine gives excellent performance.
  • V-twin cylinder design has greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality.
  • Cast-iron cylinders give longer engine life.
  • Overhead valves provide excellent power and fuel economy.
Engine speed control
Engine speed control
  • Spring-return feature ensures the operator does not mistakenly leave the throttle lever in the choke position.
  • Electronic ignition gives fast starts.
  • Full-pressure lubrication and oil filter ensure cleaner oil for longer engine life and extended time between oil changes.
    • Full-pressure lubrication is also more effective when operating the tractor on an incline.
  • Large, high-quality air filter element extends engine life and is easy to service.
Oil filter and fuel filter
Oil filter and fuel filter
 
No-tools engine oil drain
No-tools engine oil drain

Engine fuel filter and oil filter help to give trouble-free operation. Both are conveniently located for easy service.

No-tools oil-drain valve is easy to access when changing the engine oil.

FUEL TANK
Convenient fuel-filler opening
Convenient fuel-filler opening
  • Capacity is 9 L (2.4 U.S. gal.)
  • Large-diameter fuel-filler opening is conveniently located under the tractor seat
    • Filling the tank without spilling is easy.
    • A tethered fuel tank cap is more convenient.
    • The sealed fuel cap helps keep vapours inside the tank.
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 and S140

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

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, 2.66-mm (0.105-in.) 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, 1.9-cm (0.75-in.) 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 and S140. 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.

Comfortable operator station, right side
Comfortable operator station, right side
 
Comfortable operator station, left side
Comfortable operator station, left side

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

  • Controls are positioned where they are easy to reach and easy to use to control the tractor.
  • Steering wheel is positioned and angled to give the operator plenty of room and steering comfort.
  • Seat is positioned to provide the most comfortable operator position.
Steering wheel and dash
Steering wheel and dash
 
Wide footrest with debris channels
Wide footrest with debris 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 and beverage holder
Easily adjusted seat and beverage holder

The operator seat has a 28-cm (11-in.) back height. It can be easily adjusted forward or rearward while the operator is in the seat, with seat travel of 14 cm (5.5 in.) and 10 different positions.

A beverage holder is located on the right-side fender for operator convenience.

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.

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

Storage compartment
Storage compartment
 
Beverage holder (shown with optional storage compartment cover)
Beverage holder (shown with optional storage compartment cover)

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

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

S140 Tractor mowing
S140 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 AND S130)
Cruise control lever
Cruise control lever

Cruise control is available on the S120 and the S130:

  • 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 0.64 cm (1/4 in.) allow fine-tuning the cut height.
  • Cut height is adjustable from 2.5 to 10.2 cm (1 to 4 in.).
  • 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
Hopper removed to show hopper support
Hopper removed to show hopper support
 
Tow-release lever located at tractor rear plate
Tow-release lever located at tractor rear plate

Serviceability is designed-in to save time and effort. The hopper is easily removed:

  • Use the rear handle to raise the back of the hopper 25 degrees, or about 13 cm (5 in.); then using both handles, lift the hopper vertically out of the notches.
  • No tools are required.
  • There is nothing to disconnect.
  • With the hopper removed, cleaning the hopper or the grass chute is easy.

A tow-release lever is provided for moving the tractor without the engine running.

Hour meter with service-reminder feature
Hour meter with service-reminder feature
 
Hood open for service convenience
Hood open for service convenience

An hour meter is provided for convenience in keeping the tractor and mower properly serviced:

  • The hour meter shows the number of hours the engine has run.
  • The service reminder will indicate that a general lubrication or mower/engine service interval has been reached.
  • When service is required, the service reminder will flash for one hour.
  • Follow the service timetable in the operator’s manual.

Hood opens for convenient access to important service areas.

RIO switch
RIO switch

Mowing while backing up is strongly discouraged.

The operator who deems it necessary to keep the mower (or other implement) engaged while backing up should first bring the tractor to a stop and look behind the tractor to be sure there are no bystanders. Then actuate (push in) the RIO button. The RIO button must be held down in the reverse implement position as the shift lever is moved into reverse (reverse foot pedal is depressed on models with a hydrostatic transmission).

The operator may then release the button and the mower will continue to operate while backing up and when resuming forward operation. This procedure must be repeated the next time the operator chooses to keep the mower engaged while backing up. If the mower power take-off (PTO) is engaged and the operator shifts into reverse or depresses the reverse pedal prior to pressing the RIO button, ignition to the engine will be shut off. The engine will stop unless the operator either pushes on the RIO switch or shifts out of reverse.

If the engine does stop, the operator must return the mower engagement (PTO) switch or lever to the off position, depress the brake pedal, and then turn the ignition switch to restart the engine.

92-cm (36-in.) Mower (top view)
92-cm (36-in.) Mower (top view)
 
Heavy-duty V-belt drive
Heavy-duty V-belt drive

The innovative design of the 92-cm (36-in.) Edge™ Rear-Discharge Deck combines the best features for reliability and superior performance when mowing and collecting grass and leaves:

  • The mower deck is stamped from 12-gauge, 2.7-mm (0.105-in.) steel to provide smooth contours for a quality appearance and excellent performance.
  • With no side-discharge chute, the mower can trim on either side for mowing efficiency and convenience.
    • A smaller storage area requirement is an additional benefit.
  • A standard V-belt and non-timed blade design gives superior reliability and trouble-free operation.
  • Offset mower blades permit blade overlap with the use of a standard V-belt drive.
    • The blades cut cleanly without being able to contact each other.
  • A heavy-duty V-belt and large spring-loaded idler pulley transfer power to the mower blades efficiently and reliably.
  • Cut-height increments of 0.64 cm (0.25 in.) allow for operating the mower at the optimum cutting height.
  • A quick-adjust deck-levelling system is provided to make keeping the deck properly adjusted easy.
92-cm (36-in.) Mower (bottom view)
92-cm (36-in.) Mower (bottom view)
 
Contoured deck and discharge blade
Contoured deck and discharge blade

The underside of the mower deck is contoured and free of obstructions to ensure optimum cutting and bagging performance:

  • Grass clippings flow smoothly around the deck and up the chute into the hopper.
  • Clipping buildup is minimized to ensure continued high-performance and easy cleanup.
  • Special discharge blades (standard equipment) have a large wing to propel grass clippings up the chute and into the hopper.
  • Mower fills and packs the 300-L (8.5-bu) hopper with a large volume of grass clippings and/or leaves.
92-cm (36-in.) mower, left side
92-cm (36-in.) mower, left side

Exceptional mowing and bagging performance begins with the deep-deck design of the mower. The deck is 100-mm (3.9-in.) deep at the front and grows even deeper from front to rear to create a smooth transition into the chute.

Wash port
Wash port
 
Hose-end adapter example for use with wash port
Hose-end adapter example for use with wash port

A wash port is provided on the mower deck. It can be used to supply water to the underside of the mower deck so it can be easily cleaned after use:

  • Wash port is designed for hose quick-connect fitting.
  • Connect hose and operate the mower to clean.
  • Using the wash port cleans bottom of deck and chute.
  • Wash port works best if used immediately after the mowing job is completed.
  • Operating the mower deck while the water is running removes grass clippings.
  • Use of the wash port prevents buildup of material from affecting performance the next time the mower is used.

NOTE: A hose-end adapter for the appropriate water hose to be used can be purchased locally for connection to the wash port.

Optional rear deflector
Optional rear deflector
 
Optional rear deflector in operation
Optional rear deflector in operation

Optional rear deflector (BG20822) easily installs in place of hopper:

  • No tools required for installation
  • Deflects clippings in an even pattern behind the tractor
Optional mulch plug (typical mulch plug shown, not BG20698)
Optional mulch plug (typical mulch plug shown, not BG20698)
 
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Optional mulch plug (BG20698) easily installs in place of hopper:

  • When collecting grass clippings and leaves is not desired, a mulch plug and mulching blades are available. The rear hopper can be easily removed and the mulch plug installed.
  • Plug closes off opening on bottom of deck so material cannot enter the chute.
  • Special mulch blades are provided to optimize mulching performance.
  • The mulching blades will also provide excellent performance when used with the rear-discharge deflector and good performance for collecting. If collecting in heavy or wet conditions, it may be necessary to reinstall the standard bagging blades for optimum performance.
X167R Tractor mowing lawn
X167R Tractor mowing lawn
 
300-L (8.5-bu) hopper is raised to empty grass
300-L (8.5-bu) hopper is raised to empty grass

The large-capacity, rear-mounted hopper makes collecting grass and leaves easy. The rear design allows excellent manoeuvrability when mowing.

The 300-L (8.5-bu) capacity hopper holds a lot of material for longer mowing times between emptying. Emptying the hopper is easily accomplished from the operator’s seat.

The durable plastic bottom will last a long time, even when operating in rougher conditions.

Switch detects when the hopper is full
Switch detects when the hopper is full
 
Indicator light on dash turns on when the hopper is full
Indicator light on dash turns on when the hopper is full
Audible alarm sounds when the hopper is full
Audible alarm sounds when the hopper is full

When the hopper is full, a light on the dash comes on and an audible alarm sounds to alert the operator to disengage the power take-off (PTO).

  • When the PTO is engaged and there is enough material in the hopper to activate the sensing switch, the dash-mounted hopper full indicator light and an audible alarm will be on.
  • This reduces the potential for plugging the system.
  • The hopper must be full, with enough material to activate the hopper-full switch, to activate the hopper-full indicator and alarm.
Easy-to-empty 300-L (8.5-bu) hopper
Easy-to-empty 300-L (8.5-bu) hopper
 
Adjustable hopper latch
Adjustable hopper latch

The hopper is emptied by pulling up, then forward, on the hopper handle. Using the leverage of the long handle, pull forward hard enough to overcome the spring-loaded hopper latch and rotate the hopper upward.

 

The hopper latch is easily adjustable for operator preference and conditions:

  • The spring can be located in any of three holes.
  • More latching effort is required for hilly or rough operating conditions.
Front hopper support
Front hopper support
 
Standard-equipment hitch
Standard-equipment hitch

The hopper is easily removed from the tractor by using the rear handle to raise the back of the hopper 25 degrees, or about 13 cm (5 in.), and then using both handles to lift the hopper vertically out of the notches in the mounting brackets:

  • No tools are required.
  • There is nothing to disconnect.

When the hopper is removed from the tractor, it allows use of additional tractor features including:

  • Optional rear deflector
  • Optional mulch plug
  • Rear implement hitch
  • Tow-release lever
INTERLOCK SWITCHES MAKE THE OPERATOR AND OTHERS SAFER
Operator mowing with X167R Tractor
Operator mowing with X167R Tractor
 
Brake pedal and parking brake lock
Brake pedal and parking brake lock

Safety-interlock switches are designed to help protect the operator and others. The operator must be in the seat to start or operate the tractor. The brake pedal must be depressed or the parking brake set for the tractor engine to start.

Hopper-installed sensor switch
Hopper-installed sensor switch

When the hopper is removed, a safety interlock switch prevents the mower deck from operating unless the rear deflector or mulch plug is installed. However, the engine will run and the tractor will operate so the rear hitch can be used.

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