John Deere



Issue J6

John Deere Tractors

100 Series PIN(010001-)


Export Version

Litho in U.S.A.


Thank You for Purchasing a John Deere Product
Using Your Operator’s Manual
Machine Use
Special Messages
Table of Contents

Product Identification

Record Identification Numbers

Safety Labels

Pictorial Safety Signs
Avoid Injury From Rotating Blades and Thrown Objects
Avoid Injury From Rotating Blades
Avoid Injury From Battery Gases and Acids
Avoid Injury From Getting Caught In Belts
Warning - Hot Surfaces
CE Certification, Specification and Sound Label


Maintenance and Storage
Checking Mowing Area
Parking Safely
Rotating Blades are Dangerous
Protect Children
Avoid Tipping
Keep Riders Off
Towing Loads Safely
Wear Appropriate Clothing
Practice Safe Maintenance
Avoid High Pressure Fluids
Prevent Fires
Tire Safety
Handling Fuel Safely
Handling Waste Product and Chemicals


Charge and Connect Battery
Check Tire Pressure
Adjust Mower Deck Level
Check Engine Oil Level
Check Machine Safety System
Break In Electric Engagement Clutch (If Equipped)

Operator Controls

Operator Station Controls (X110, X120)
Operator Station Controls (X140)


Daily Operating Checklist
Adjusting Seat
Adjusting Cutting Height
Checking Mower Deck Level
Adjusting Mower Deck Level
Adjusting Mower Deck Wheels
Testing Safety Systems
Testing Park Brake Switch
Testing Park Brake
Testing Attachment Engagement Switch or Lever
Testing Seat Switch
Testing Reverse Implement Option (RIO)
Using the Park Brake
Using the Hour Meter and Service Reminder (X120, X140)
Using Key Switch and Headlights
Starting the Engine
Idling the Engine
Stopping the Engine
Using Travel Controls on Automatic Transmission
Using The Reverse Implement Option (RIO)
Using Cruise Control (X120, X140))
Engaging and Disengaging Mower
Using Mulch Cover (107 cm (42 in.) and 122 cm (48 in.) Mower Decks
Unplugging Mower, Bagger, or Material Collection System
Pushing Machine
Transporting Machine on Trailer
Using Weights
Using Tire Chains
Using Accessories
Choosing Mower Blades
Mowing Tips

Replacement Parts

Service Literature
Part Numbers

Service Intervals

Servicing Your Machine

Service Lubrication

Lubricating Front Axle
Lubricating Pivot Points

Service Engine

Avoid Fumes
Engine Oil
Checking Engine Oil Level
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
Cleaning Air Intake Screen and Engine Fins
Checking and Cleaning Air Cleaner Elements (Single Cylinder Briggs & Stratton)
Checking and Cleaning Air Cleaner Elements (Twin Cylinder Briggs & Stratton)
Checking Spark Plug
Adjusting Carburetor
Replacing Fuel Filter

Service Transmission

Checking Transmission

Service Mower

Removing or Installing Mower Drive Belt at Engine Drive Sheave (122 cm (48 in.) and 137 cm (54 in.) Mower Deck)
Removing Mower Deck
Installing Mower Deck
Replacing Mower Drive Belt (107 cm (42 in.) Mower Deck)
Replacing Mower Drive Belt (122 cm (48 in.) and 137 cm (54 in.) Mower Decks)
Adjusting Mower Belt Tension (107 cm (42 in.) Mower Deck)
Adjusting Spindle Brakes (107 cm (42 in.) Mower Deck)
Cleaning Mower Deck and Grass Collector (122cm (48 in.) Mower Deck)
Checking for Bent Mower Blades
Servicing Mower Blades
Sharpening Blades
Balancing Blades

Service Electrical

Service the Battery Safely
Removing and Installing the Battery
Cleaning Battery and Terminals
Using Booster Battery
Replacing Headlight Bulb
Replacing Fuse

Service Miscellaneous

Using Proper Fuel
Filling Fuel Tank
Checking Tire Pressure
Removing and Installing Hood
Removing and Installing Closeout Panels
Cleaning Plastic Surfaces
Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces
Removing and Installing Front Wheel Assembly
Removing and Installing Rear Wheel Assembly


Using Troubleshooting Chart


Storing Safety
Preparing Machine for Storage
Preparing Fuel and Engine For Storage
Removing Machine From Storage


Model X110
Model X120
Model X140
Electrical System (All Models)
Fuel System (All Models)
Recommended Lubricants (All Models)
Dimensions (All Models)
Mower Deck - 107 cm (42 in.)
Mower Deck - 122 cm (48 in.)
Fast Idle Engine Speed
Speed of Rotation of Cutting Device
Sound Measurements
Vibration Measurements

Declaration of Conformity

X110 Tractor

Declaration of Conformity

X120 Tractor

Declaration of Conformity

X140 Tractor

Service Statement

John Deere Parts
The Right Tools
Well-Trained Technicians
Prompt Service

Service Record

Record Service Dates