John Deere 116

John Deere 116The John Deere 116 is a 2WD lawn tractor from the 100 Lawn series. This tractor was manufactured by the John Deere from 1981 to 1985. The John Deere 116 riding mower is equipped with a 0.7 L two-cylinder gasoline engine and gear type transmission with 5 forward and 1 reverse gear.

The John Deere 116 lawn tractor used the Briggs & Stratton 402707 engine. It is a 0.7 L, 655 cm2, (40.0 cu·in) two-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine with 87.0 mm (3.43 in) of the cylinder bore and 55.0 mm (2.17 in) of the piston stroke. This engine produced 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP) of maximum output power.

The John Deere 116 is equipped with manual steering, disc brakes, open operator station and 9.5 liters (2.5 US gal.; 2.1 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the John Deere 116 lawn tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere 38 in (960 mm) mower deck with manual lift
  • Mid-mount John Deere 46 in (1,160 mm) mower deck with manual lift
  • Front-mount John Deere 42 in (1,060 mm) blade
  • Front-mount John Deere 38 in (960 mm) snowblower

John Deere 116 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere 116
Length1,610 mm (63.4 in)
Height1,020 mm (40.2 in)
Wheel base1,130 mm (44.5 in)
Weight219 kg (483 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity9.5 liters (2.5 US gal.; 2.1 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelBriggs & Stratton 402707
Engine typeFour-stroke, air-cooled, inline
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement0.7 L, 655 cm2, (40.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke87.0 mm X 55.0 mm (3.43 in X 2.17 in)
Horsepower16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP)
Oil typeSAE 5W-20, 30
Oil capacity:1.4 L (1.5 US. qt, 1.2 Imp. qt.)
Spark plugAC R046, Champion RJ-12, Autolite 308
Spark plug gap0.762 mm (0.030 in)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
Transmission modelPeerless
Transmission typeGear type
Gears5 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 8.5 kmh (5.3 mph) Reverse: 2.7 (1.7 mph)
Transmission oil capacity1.2 L (0.3 US. gal, 0.3 Imp. gal.)
Front tiresLawn/turf: 15×6.00-6
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 18×8.50-8, 20×10.00-8
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Front PTO typeIndependent with electric clutch
Front PTO spped
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  1. Was looking at your page about the 116 John Tractor, and you mention that it had a manual transmission, I had a 116 and it had a hydrostat transmission, so John Deere 116s was available for either. Just thought I’d let you know

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