Long-Lasting, Durable and a Comfortable Seat. The John Deere E160 Riding Lawn Tractor with a wide 48-inch Edge cutting system and 24 HP V-Twin John Deere Branded ELS (Extended Life Series) engine features an advanced filtration system for enhanced performance and long engine life. Other features include The ReadyStart® starting system for choke-free, car-like starts, a hydrostatic transmission with cruise control to set your own pace with speeds up to 5.5 mph. And so much more. The new, redesigned operators station is comfortable. The adjustable high back seat with lumbar support and deluxe steering wheel is a wow. The new side-by-side, forward and reverse, 2-pedal foot controls are easy and the electric blade engagement is low effort and simple. But how good is the cut? The 48-inch Edge cutting system is time-tested and proven to offer superior cut quality and can be easily equipped to bag or mulch.