John Deere E130 Lawn Tractor Review & Specs

John Deere E130 is a lawn tractor with V-twin 22 horsepower engine able to handle many garden activities. It is a member of the E100 series and follows the E120 tractor.

John Deere produced this lawn tractor between 2018 and 2019 at their tractor factory in Greenville, Tennessee, USA. As you can see, the E130 is a modern tractor, and its modernity is shown in both design and features. The 2WD tractor handles many lawn activities, including mowing, snow blowing, bagging of grass clippings, and more.

The deep deck design cuts 42” wide and lifts grass for a better cutting angle which leads to cleaner cuts. It uses a belt-driven hydrostatic transmission for a better and smoother transfer of power across the system.

John Deere has hundreds of tractors under its belt, and sometimes getting a clear understanding of the tractor you want to get becomes a challenge. That is why this article will be focusing on enlightening you about the E130 John Deere lawn tractor and all of it brings with it.

John Deere 130 Tabular Specifications

General Specifications

John Deere E130
ModelJohn Deere E130
Length1,860 mm (73.2 in)
Width1,380 mm (54.3 in)
Height1,130 mm (44.5 in)
Wheelbase1,240 mm (48.8 in)
Weight201 kg (443 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity9.0 litres (2.4 US gal.; 2 Imp. gal)
Battery12V, BCI Group U1
Cabin typeOpen operator station

Engine

Engine modelBriggs & Stratton 44N677
Engine typeFour-stroke, air-cooled, V-twin
Cylinders2
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement0.7 L, 724 cm2, (44.2 cu·in)
Bore and stroke79.0 mm X 73.0 mm (3.11 in X 2.87 in)
Horsepower22.3 PS (16.4 kW; 22.0 HP)
StarterElectric
Oil typeSAE 10W-30; API: SG or SF
Oil capacityWith Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System:
2.6 L (2.7 US. qt, 2.3 Imp. qt.)
Spark plug gap0.76 mm (0.030 in)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
BrakesWet disc
Transmission modelTuff Torq TL200
Transmission typeBelt-driven hydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
SpeedForward: 8.9 km h (5.5 mph) Reverse: 5.2 (3.2 mph)

Attachments

Mower deckMid-mount John Deere 42” (1,060 mm) 2-blades with manual lift
BladeFront-mount John Deere 46” (1,160 mm)
SnowblowerFront-mount John Deere 44’ (1,110 mm)

Features of John Deere E130 Tractor

After going through a quick rundown of what you should expect from an E130 tractor, a more detailed piece showing you exactly how these specifications work would be necessary.

This section focuses on some of the significant features of a tractor and how it relates to the E140 lawn tractor.

General Dimensions

John Deere E130 General Dimensions

When it comes to tractors, size, build, and even look matters, and the way a tractor is made can affect its performance. This modern tractor carries an appealing design. It is 73.2” long and 54.3” wide with a wheelbase of 48.8”, which fits a 42” mower deck. It is about 44.5” high and weighs 201kg which puts it around the average lawn tractor weight.

It sports an open tractor operator station which means less protection in case of an accident. However, its seat is 15” high to protect the operator’s back. You can adjust the seat to move forward, backward, or even towards the side. These adjustments will make it more comfortable for you to use the tractor.
It features two standard incandescent headlights with no tail light. The fuel tank is located at the rear.

Engine

John Deere E130 engine

John Deere put the Briggs and Stratton 44N677 engine in the E130 tractor. It is a 2-cylinder gasoline-powered four-stroke, air-cooled, V-twin engine with smooth operation. Its powerful 22 horsepower engine can take on numerous lawn and garden activities without issues.

It sports an electric starter and an auto choke system that enables you to start the engine without using the choke, except when the temperature is extremely low. Have you ever thought about what will happen if you mistakenly leave the choke position? John Deere considered this also and included a spring-return feature, so this does not occur.

It uses the popular 12 V battery and has a 9-liter fuel capacity which may not be the largest but will hold fuel that will prevent frequent stops to refuel. There’s a unique trademarked feature for an easy oil change John Deere added to this tractor to improve its ease of use and servicing. This feature is the Easy Change 30 seconds oil change system.

The E130 sports a full-pressure lubrication and oil filter that improves the oil condition and movement of the parts, thereby enhancing the engine’s lifespan. The engine has a displacement of 0.7 L and bore and stroke of 79 mm × 73 mm.

Transmission

John Deere E130 Transmission

Without a suitable transmission, all the power and engine ability will just remain there. It will struggle to translate into a working tractor. John Deere understands the need for an equally powerful transmission and uses the Tuff-Torq TL200 transmission model. It is a belt-driven hydrostatic transmission type with an automatic transmission system and two-foot pedals for ease of use. You can set a speed and focus on working your field, not controlling the speed.

It sports a sector and pinion manual steering with a single drag link and tie rod. It has wet disc brakes for better braking even in wet conditions giving you better protection against accidents. With its infinite forward and reverse gears, your options aren’t limited. The maximum forward speed you can get is 5.5 mph, while the maximum reverse speed is 3.2 mph

Attachments

John Deere E130 Attachments

The John Deere E130 lawn tractor can accommodate several attachments that make your work easier; coupled with its powerful 22 horsepower V-twin engine; you will have very few tasks it cannot handle.

There are three primary attachments you can use on the E130 tractor, the mower deck, blade, and snowblower. This mower deck is mid-mounted on the PTO and comes with a manual lift. The most fitting size is 42”.

The blade is front-mounted on the PTO, with the most fitting size being 46”. The snowblower becomes quite helpful when it starts to snow, and your driveway is filled up with snow. A 44” snowblower attached to the front PTO will work wonders.

Pros and Cons of John Deere E130 Tractor

Pros and Cons of John Deere E130

Pros

  • Can be tracked with the Mowerplus application
  • Two years or 120 hours bumper to bumper warranty
  • Easy change 30 seconds oil change system
  • Edge mower deck technology that cut the edge cleanly
  • Beverage holder and storage compartment to hold liquid while using the tractor
  • Adjustable seat for better comfort
  • Cruise control for easier use
  • Easy deck height adjustments
  • Powerful 22 horsepower engine

Cons

  • Difficult to find a fairly used model
  • Lack of operator station cover or ROPS
  • No rear lights

Price

The price of the John Deere E130 lawn tractor in 2018, the first year of its manufacture, was $1,999. This is a great price considering its year of manufacture and specifications. However, its price has risen since then, and you can get a used model for around $1,800.

Summary

There are so many lawn and garden tractors, even those made by John Deere. Checking the specifications of these tractors becomes an issue. A new model lawn tractor, E130, a member of the E100 series, is making waves because of its features. This article shines a light on everything it stands for and what you should expect if you buy it.

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