The John Deere L100 ride on lawn mower is the entry level garden tractor in JD’s L100 series. It was built and produced by JD for just 2 years from 2003 until 2005. All production of this model took place in JD’s assembly plant in Horicon, Wisconsin. The 4×2 2WD chassis houses a 17 horsepower Briggs and Stratton gasoline engine. This 1 cylinder engine has a 0.5 liters in size and uses both a paper and foam based air filter to clean the air intake. This engine has a oil pan that needs to be filled with 1.4 liters of oil to keep it properly lubricated at all times. Larger models in the L100 series include the John Deere L110 lawnmower, the John Deere L120 lawn mower and the John Deere L130.
This engine feeds power into a transmission box that gives the John Deere L100 5 gears when it’s traveling forward and just 1 when it’s reversing. This transmission gives the JD L100 a top speed of 10.3 kph (6.4 mph) while it can reach 3.7 kph (2.3 mph) when it’s reversing. Thanks to it’s design, this garden tractor has a very low minimum turning radius of just 0.46 m (18 inches). The JD L100 weighs in at just 209 kg (462 lbs) which makes it very light when you compare it to other John Deere lawnmowers. It has a width of 0.91 m (36 inches) and is 1.52 m (60 inches) long.
The gas tank on the John Deere L100 can hold a maximum of just 7.9 liters (2.1 US gallons) of gasoline, but as the engine is relatively small, this 7.9 liters should last you quite a while, provided you haven’t given it too much choke. The JD L100 uses John Deere’s very useful CargO Mount system for both it’s front and rear attachments meaning that you can quickly and easily add attachments without much effort. Thanks to this CargO Mount system, it is compatible with a massive range of attachments from utility carts to shovels, sweepers, front blades, mid mounted blades, a bagger with an 8 bushel capacity and many more.
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