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John Deere 100 Series Model Year 2021 Changes

If you're looking for a well-cut lawn from an easy-to-use mower, look no further. The 100 Series is perfect for the first time homeowner who wants something that can get the job done right. Built in Greeneville, TN, this series comes with affordable prices, a comfortable design, and a bumper-to-bumper warranty. The 100 Series has been around for many years and is a proven winner. 2021 brings some updates to the lineup that make them just that much better.

Model Name

You may have noticed that John Deere changed the model numbers from E100 to S100. This change is nothing more than bringing the models name up to date with all the other mowers plus some extra enhancements. With a new updated look, the timing was perfect.

New Look

The 100 Series got a face-lift this year with graphics and body lines that resemble the largest tractors in the John Deere lineup. The modern geometric shapes and tough corners will have your neighbors turning their heads.


The 100 Series has an ergonomic operator station with an adjustable seat so you always have a smooth ride. John Deere has also improved seat comfort by increasing the back rest to stand 15-inch tall (excludes S100) providing extra comfort for the operator.

Easy-Read Fuel Gauge

MowerPlus Easy-Read Fuel Gauge

New in 2021 is the digital fuel gauge and hour meter. Easily keep up with your fuel levels and hours at a glance from the operator seat. John Deere is the first in the industry to add this feature to this mower category. This display makes it easy to know when you need refueling and when a service interval is approaching.

Side-by-Side Pedals

Side-by-Side Pedals

Easy to use? That's what you'll find with John Deere's two-pedal foot controls. This new design makes changing speed and direction effortless for operators of any skill level. A major upgrade from the CVT transmission in previous models.

Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System

Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System

John Deere didn't just change the oil change, they revolutionized it. See how fast and easy it is to change your oil on 100 Series riding lawn tractors with the Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System, a John Deere exclusive. Easy Change is included on the S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180 models.

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