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 also 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.
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:
Appropriate transmissions are used in each model, depending on rear tire size and tractor performance requirements, to ensure excellent performance and reliability:
Cruise control is standard equipment on the X166 Tractor only.
Easy-to-use cruise control option maintains the tractor's speed for mowing larger areas.
Kanzaki and Tuff Torq are trademarks of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Manufacturing Company.
The contoured dash is functional and attractive:
A spring-assisted, low-effort lift lever simplifies setting and adjusting the mower cut height:
Two side-by-side pedals control the speed and direction of travel:
The mower deck is engaged with the yellow lever on the dashboard. Its placement on the right side leaves left, entry side of the tractor unobstructed.
The parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.
The solid, one-piece frame is constructed of 12-gauge, 2.66-mm (0.105-in.) steel:
A 500-cc (30.5 cu in.) engine is used in the X126. It produces 10.65 kW of power at 3150 rpm.
The engine has the size and features to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:
No-tools oil-drain valve is easy to access when changing the engine oil.
The one-piece hood opens easily to permit checking and servicing the engine:
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 to protect it from the weather and for adding fuel.
The operator station is designed for operator comfort and easy operation:
Controls are easy to see and use:
Wide footrest areas with non-slip, anti-vibration foot mats are provided for operator comfort and safety:
Operator seat can be easily adjusted forward or backward while on the seat, with seat travel of 140 mm (5.5 in.) and 10 different positions.
Seat can be tilted forward for protection from the weather and to provide easy access to the fuel tank.
Seat springs give a smoother ride.
Beverage holder and storage compartment are found on the right fender for added value and operator convenience.
NOTE: A storage compartment cover is standard on X166 and X166R Tractors and optional on the X126 and X146R. The cover can be ordered from Parts for the X166 or X166R and added to the X126, if desired.
The Edge cutting system has been trademarked to emphasize the advantages of the John Deere mower deck designs. They give the mower superior convenience, performance, and reliability.
The 107-cm (42-in.) two-spindle, three-in-one mower is constructed of 13-gauge, 2.3-mm (0.09-in.) steel for long life:
Additional features for the 107-cm (42-in.) mower deck include:
A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy:
The StarLock blade design keeps the blade bolt at the correct torque for easy removal.
Optional blades are available for difficult mulching or bagging conditions.
Spring-assisted, low-effort lift lever simplifies setting and adjusting the mower cut height:
*Recommended Retail Price. Prices are inclusive of VAT
All prices are valid until the 1st of October 2019