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  • 20 HP* V-Twin smooth running engine
  • Deep deck design helps lift grass for a superior cut
  • Improved deck lift lever raises and lowers deck easily
  • Operator station is wide and comfortable
  • Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System for fast and simple service


Make/Model  John Deere E100 Lawn Tractor
Power 17.5 hp (13 kW)
Displacement 30.5 cu in. (500 cc)
Manufacturer/model 31R977 (M31)
Type Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter
Cylinders One
Governor Mechanical
Choke/speed control One lever
Cooling method Air
Air cleaner Cartridge
Oil drain No tools
Type Gasoline
Fuel delivery Pulse pump and carburetor
Fuel gauge Mechanical, view-able from seat
Fuel tank location Rear
Fuel fill opening Center, 1.75 in. (4.45cm)
Fuel tank capacity 2.4 U.S. gal. (9.1 L)
Battery 12 V (300 CCA)
Charging system Regulated, 9 amp
Engine starter Bendix type
Hourmeter Yes, with service reminder
Headlights Two standard, incandescent
Taillights or reflector No
Backup lights No
Rear work lights No
12-V outlet No
Type Automatic, continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Control Foot
Cruise control No
Oil cooler No
Oil filter Not applicable
Differential lock No
Forward speed 0-5.5 mph (0-8.9 km/h)
Reverse speed 0-3.2 mph (0-5.1 km/h)
Brakes Cone clutch
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 JD Loy, UV resistant
Fender deck material Stamped steel
Floor mats Yes, with debris removing channels
Storage No
Service interval decal Yes
Fender handles/grips No
Cup holder Yes
Equipment mounting CargO Mount™ system
Type Sector and pinion with single drag link and tie rod
All-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 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Type One piece
Seat back height 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Armrests No
Fore-aft adjustment While seated, 5.5 in. (14 cm)
Seat suspension Tilt, two coil springs
Type Lever on fender deck
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
Type Side discharge
Cutting width 42 in. (107 cm)
Construction Stamped steel deck shell
Mower deck material Steel, 13 gauge 0.09 in. (2.3 mm)
Mower wash port Yes
Mower drive system Manual power take-off (PTO)
Mower wheels Two
Mower wheel adjustment One bolt
Mower level adjustment Easy-level deck
Type Slide under tractor
Front draft arms One spring clip
Rear draft arms Two spring clips
Mower wheels rotate No
Drive system Single belt
Meets ANSI standard Yes
Meets OPEI standard Yes
Backup protection Reverse Implement Option (RIO)
Safety video Yes
Notes "JD Loy hood resists fading, won't 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.)
Mowers Standard, 42 in. (107 cm)
Rear bagger 2-bag, 6.5 bu (229 L)
Powered material collection  
Mulching system Mulch cover or high-performance plug
Front blade 46 in. (116.8 cm)
Snow blower Two-stage, 44 in. (111.8 cm)
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 Two-bar styled front bumper
Weather protection Snow cab
Sun canopy Yes
Bucket holder Yes, single bucket
Grass striping Lawn striping kit
Tow-behind tools 16
Height 40.2 in. (102 cm)
Overall length 68.8 in. (174.8 cm)
Wheelbase 48.9 in. (124.2 cm)
Width with mower 54.9 in. (139 cm)
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 44.8 in. (114 cm)
Width without mower  
Weight Mower, no fuel, 427 lb 194 kg
Date collected  

Accessories and Attachments


+ Utility Cart, 7P Poly - LP21935

+ Utility Cart, 8Y Convertible Poly - LP22755

+ Utility Cart, 10P Poly - LPPCT10JD

+ Utility Cart, 13 Steel - LPHDC13JD

+ Utility Cart, 16YS Swivel Poly - LP68186

+ Utility Cart, 17P Poly - LPPCT17JD

Complete Mcs

+ 6.5-bu (229-L) Hopper and Chute, 100 Series with 42-in. (107-cm) mower deck - BG20776

+ MCS 6 Dump-from-Seat Hopper, 100 Series and S240 with 6.5-bu (229-L) hopper - LP47167


+ Magnetic hitch pin - LP63768

Front Blade

+ 46-in. (117-cm) Front Blade (100 Series and S240) - BG20943

Home Maintenance Kits

+ Home maintenance kit - AUC13705


+ Battery charger and maintainer - TY25866

+ Bucket holder (single) - LPJD100

+ Bucket holder (single) with bucket - LPJD100W

+ Bucket, 5 gal. (19 L) - LPJD400

+ Fuel-Protect for gasoline engines, 8 oz (237 mL) - TY27534

+ MowerPlus hour meter connector - BUC10510

Mower Blades

+ Blade kit, 42-in. (107-cm) 3-in-1 - AM141031

+ Blade kit, 42X and 42-in. (107-cm) bagging - AM141034

+ Blade kit, 42X and 42-in. (107-cm) mulching - AM141033

Mower Decks

+ 42-in. (107-cm) Tractor Grass Groomer - LP1001

+ 42-in. (107-cm) replacement mower deck (100 Series) - AUC13429

+ 42-in. (107-cm) replacement mower deck (100 Series) - BUC11055

+ Front blowout baffle for 42-in. (107-cm) Mower (42C/42X) - BM20505

+ Mower deck leveling gauge - AM130907

Mulch Kits

+ Mulch cover, 42 in. (107 cm) - GY00115

+ Mulch kit, 42 in. (107 cm)/42X - BM21816


+ Front Bumper - BG20944

+ Riding mower cover, medium deluxe - LP93617

+ Riding mower cover, standard - LP93917

+ Seat cover, medium deluxe yellow - LP92624

+ Seat cover, medium standard yellow - LP92324

Spanish North American Kit

+ Spanish North American label and decal kit - BUC10321

Spark Arrester

+ Spark arrester - GY22051


+ Mounted Sprayer, 15 gal. (57 L) (100 Series and S240) - LP53283

+ Tow-Behind Sprayer, 15 gal. (57 L) - LP19478

+ Tow-Behind Sprayer, 25 gal. (95 L) - LP19479


+ Pull-Type Spin Spreader, 125 lb (57 kg) - LP25353

+ Pull-Type Spin Spreader, 175 lb (80 kg) - LP25354

+ Tow-Behind Aerator-Spreader, 40 in. (102 cm) - LPAS40JD

+ Tow-Behind Broadcast Spreader, 130 lb (59 kg) - LP39087

+ Tow-Behind Broadcast Spreader, 175 lb (80 kg) - LPBS36JD

Sun Protection

+ Sun canopy - LP68122


+ Tow-Behind Thatcherator, 40 in. (102 cm) - LPTA40JD

Tire Chains

+ TerraGrip traction belts (pair) for 20x8-8 tires - LP39981

+ Tire chains (pair) for 20x8-8 tires - TY15959

Tow Behind

+ Lawn Sweeper, 42 in. (107 cm) - LPSTS42JD

+ Lawn Sweeper, 44 in. (112 cm) - LP49038

+ Lawn sweeper dethatcher kit (LPSTS42JD) - LP42108

+ MT42C Multi-Tool 42 in. Combo (Plug Aerator and Thatcher) - LP39089

+ Tow-Behind Lawn Roller, 18 x 36 in. (46 x 91 cm) Poly - LPPRT36JD

+ Tow-Behind Plug Aerator, 40 in. (102 cm) - LPPA40JD

+ Tow-Behind Spiker Aerator, 40 in. (102 cm) - LPSAT40JD

Weather Enclosures

+ Weather enclosure - LP68121


+ 34-lb (15-kg) Wheel Weight (1), cast iron, 5-in. or 6-in. front wheel - BUC10724

+ Quik-Tatch Weight, 42 lb (19 kg) - UC13263

+ Quik-Tatch Weight, 42 lb (19 kg), boxed - BG20029

+ Rear weight bracket (100 Series) - BG20627

+ Wheel weight mounting hardware for attaching one front wheel weight - BM17978

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