The John Deere LA105: Key Features and Specifications

September 16, 2015

With the fall cleanup right around the corner, we want to showcase some key features and machine details of the John Deere LA105, a lawn tractor that is a perfect match for value-conscious homeowners. An economical five-speed gear transmission, powerful engine, and a large variety of attachments available for a number of lawn care chores (even snow cleanup) are just a few of the features that make it a suitable sidekick.


What are some of the other key features and specifications? Learn more by taking a look at the list below.

Long-Lasting Powerful Engine


The LA105 is powered by a 19.5-horsepower Briggs & Stratton Anti-Vibration System (AVS) single-cylinder engine that hosts enough power to take on unpleasant mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions. The electronic ignition allows for fast starts while a cast-iron sleeve and a full-pressure lubrication and oil filter prolong the life of the engine. Need to make an oil change? That’s simple thanks to the no-tools oil drain valve.

Durable Structure


This tractor’s solid one-piece frame is made from 12-gauge steel with high-strength rails for added strength and a one piece fender deck is bolted to the frame. The front axle was assembled with solid cast iron that will not bend. Covering all this up is the UV-resistant JD Loy hood, which protects against dents or rust while maintaining long-lasting good looks. Additionally, large (3/4 in. diameter) wheel spindles offer supreme durability.

Edge Cutting System

Edge Cutting

The three-in-one mower is constructed of 12-gauge steel. A deep-deck mower design lifts grass for a nice, event cut, while the smooth underside of the mower reduces the amount of grass buildup. The rolled outer edge of the deck provides added strength and the dual-stage E-coat and powder paint coatings fight off rust. Additionally, the LA105’s reverse implement option (RIO) allows operators to mow while backing up (if deemed necessary). However, before doing so, they should first bring the tractor to a stop and look behind the tractor to be sure there are no bystanders. The mower deck height (increments of 1/4 in.) is easily controlled by a spring-assisted lift lever.

CargO Mount System

CargO Mounts

If you own (or are looking to own) a John Deere LA105, chances are, you want to be able to attach baggers and other attachments. The CargO Mount system is comprised of a mix of front and rear mounting points, providing quick and easy installation of the sun canopy, rear bagger, and a number of other attachments you may want to pop on to your equipment.

Comfort and Ease of Use

Operator Station

The LA105’s operator station makes cruising around the lawn an enjoyable experience. A three-spoke steering wheel makes the tractor very easy to control, while wide footrests (with anti-vibration foot pads) give you a comfortable spot to rest your feet. The operator seat can be positioned while sitting (10 different positions) and can be tilted forward for protection against the elements and easy access to the fuel tank. Need to fill up? The translucent fuel tank and sight gauge are particularly helpful in preventing overflow when loading up and seeing how much is left in the tank after usage. For those warmer summer days, operators can take advantage of the beverage holder that’s found on the right-side fender.

If you’ve decided the John Deere LA105 might be the perfect match for your chores or you want to learn more, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit If you enjoyed this post or want to read others, feel free to connect with us on FacebookTwitter or Google+!