A large-displacement 656-cc (40.0-cu in.) V-twin engine has plenty of power and torque to handle tough mowing conditions:
Engine fuel filter and oil filter help to give trouble-free operation. Both are conveniently located for easy service.
No-tools oil-drain valve is easy to access when changing the engine oil.
The solid, one-piece frame is constructed of 12-gauge, 2.66-mm (0.105-in.) steel:
The front axle is constructed of solid cast iron that will not bend:
The hood is made of molded-in color material:
A Kanzaki® Tuff Torq® hydrostatic transmission gives an infinite choice of speeds and makes changing the direction of travel easy. Side-by-side foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:
Appropriate transmissions are used in each model, depending on rear tire size and tractor performance requirements, to ensure excellent performance and reliability:
The operator station is designed for operator comfort and easy operation:
Controls are easy to see and use:
Wide footrest areas with non-slip, anti-vibration foot mats are provided for operator comfort and safety:
Operator comfort is enhanced with a 38-cm (15-in.) high-back, two-piece seat with an open back for good support:
The seat can be tilted forward for protection from the weather and to provide easy access to the fuel tank. Seat springs give a smoother ride.
A beverage holder and storage compartment are found on the right fender for added value and operator convenience.
The contoured dash is functional and attractive:
The easy-read fuel gauge shows how much fuel is in the tank and can be seen on the dashboard:
A spring-assisted, low-effort lift lever simplifies setting and adjusting the mower cut height:
Two side-by-side pedals control the speed and direction of travel:
Cruise control maintains the tractor's speed for mowing larger areas.
The mower deck is engaged with the yellow lever on the dashboard. Its placement on the right side leaves the left, entry side of the tractor unobstructed.
The parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.
The one-piece hood opens easily to permit checking and servicing the engine:
The engine fuel and oil filters, the oil check/fill tube, and the oil drain tube are exposed for serviceability when the hood is opened.
The seat tilts up to protect it from the weather and for adding fuel.
Mowing while backing up is strongly discouraged.
The operator who deems it necessary to keep the mower (or other implement) engaged while backing up should first bring the tractor to a stop and look behind the tractor to be sure there are no bystanders. Then actuate (push in) the RIO button. The RIO button must be held down in the reverse implement position as the shift lever is moved into reverse (reverse foot pedal is depressed on models with a hydrostatic transmission).
The operator may then release the button and the mower will continue to operate while backing up and when resuming forward operation. This procedure must be repeated the next time the operator chooses to keep the mower engaged while backing up. If the mower power take-off (PTO) is engaged and the operator shifts into reverse or depresses the reverse pedal prior to pressing the RIO button, ignition to the engine will be shut off. The engine will stop unless the operator either pushes on the RIO switch or shifts out of reverse.
If the engine does stop, the operator must return the mower engagement (PTO) switch or lever to the off position, depress the brake pedal, and then turn the ignition switch to restart the engine.
The rear CargO Mount system provides convenient and easy installation of the rear bagger.
The Edge cutting system has been trademarked to emphasize the advantages of the John Deere mower deck designs. They give the mower superior convenience, performance, and reliability.
The 107-cm (42-in.) Edge Mower Deck is a two-spindle design with heavy-duty characteristics:
A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy:
The StarLock blade design keeps the blade bolt at the correct torque for easy removal.
Optional blades are available for difficult mulching or bagging conditions.
A cut-and-throw, 230-L (6.5-bu) bagger is sold separately.
The bagger kit can be set up without tools in minutes, provides efficient bagging performance, and has easy-to-empty bags.
Special bagging blades are not required but are available for enhanced performance.
|Engine power||CE-Nominal power (tested in accordance to SAE J1349), at 3050 rpm (±100): 12.36 kW|
|Oil change||No-tools oil drain with replaceable filter|
|Engine manufacturer/model||40N877 (M40)|
|Transaxle type||Hydrostatic, two-wheel drive|
|Transaxle control||Two side-by-side pedals|
|Lift system type||Spring-assisted hand-grip lever|
|Cutting width||107 cm
|Power||CE-Nominal power (tested in accordance to SAE J1349), at 3050 rpm (±100): 12.36 kW|
40 cu in.
|Type||Overhead valve (OHV), full-pressure lube, oil filter|
|Choke/speed control||Single lever with spring return on choke|
|Oil change||No-tools oil drain with replaceable filter|
|Fuel delivery||Pulse pump, carburetor|
|Fuel gauge||On dash|
|Fuel tank location||Rear|
|Fuel fill opening||Center, 4.45 cm
|Fuel tank capacity||9 L
2.4 U.S. gal.
|Charging system||Regulated, 8 amp|
|Engine starter||Bendix type|
|Headlights||Two standard, incandescent|
|Taillights or reflector||No|
|Rear work lights||No|
|Type||Hydrostatic, two-wheel drive|
|Control||Two side-by-side pedals|
|Oil cooler||Fins and fan on transaxle|
|Oil filter||Yes, not serviceable|
|Forward speed||0-8.9 km/h
|Reverse speed||0-5.2 km/h
|Brakes||Internal wet disk|
|Frame||Full-length welded steel|
|Front axle||Cast iron|
|Hood material||Molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent|
|Fender deck material||Stamped steel|
|Floor mats||Yes, with debris removing channels|
|Storage||Storage compartment with cover|
|Service interval decal||No|
|Equipment mounting||CargO Mount™ system|
|Type||Manual, two-wheel steer|
|Four-wheel steer||Not available on this model|
|Steering wheel||Standard design, diameter: 30.5 cm
|Tilt steering wheel||No|
|Turning radius||45.7 cm
|Uncut circle radius||63.5 cm
|Seat back height||38 cm
|Fore-aft adjustment||While seated, 14 cm
|Seat suspension||Tilt, two coil springs|
|Type||Spring-assisted hand-grip lever|
|Mower cut height||13 positions, 2.5-10.2 cm
|Cut height increments||0.64 cm
|Preset cut height||No|
|Cutting width||107 cm
|Construction||Stamped steel deck shell|
|Mower deck material||Steel, 13 gauge
|Mower wash port||Yes|
|Mower drive system||Manual PTO|
|Mower wheel adjustment||One bolt|
|Mower level adjustment||Easy-level deck|
|Type||Slide under tractor|
|Front draft arms||Spring pin|
|Rear draft arms||Two spring clips|
|Mower wheels rotate||No|
|Drive system||Single belt|
|Meets ANSI standard|
|Meets OPEI standard|
|Backup protection||Reverse Implement Option (RIO)|
|Notes||Molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent
Durable primer and powder paint finish
Full-length welded steel frame
|Rear bagger||Two-bag, 230 L
|Powered material collection|
|Mulching system||Mulch cover or high-performance plug|
|Front blade||125 cm
|Rotary broom||120 cm
|Rear power take-off (PTO)|
|Spreader||Tow-behind only, 80 kg
|Front bumper||Styled front bumper|
|Rear receiver hitch|
|Other equipment||Rear weight bracket|
|Overall length||177 cm
|Width with mower||132 cm
|Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)||118.1 cm
|Width without mower|
|Weight||With mower deck, no fuel: 205 kg
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