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John Deere 160 Maintenance

The John Deere 160 is a two-wheel drive lawn tractor from Late 100 series. This model was manufactured between 1986 and 1988.

The components of John Deere 160 driveline system: a 28.2 cubic inches (460 cc) Kawasaki FB460V four-cycle OHV single cylinder forced air-cooled gasoline engine with a maximum power of 12.5 Hp (9.3 kW) and Peerless 801-038A belt-driven gear transmission with 5 forward and 1 reverse gears. The engine has a float fixed main jet carburetor, diaphragm type pulse pump, and semi-cyclone type air cleaner with dual element.

The maximum forward speed - 4.9 mph (7.9 kph), max. reverse speed - 2.3 mph (3.7 kph). The John Deere 160 tractor is equipped with 15x6.00-6 front tyres and 18x8.50-8 rear tyres. The wheelbase is 44.7" (1130 mm). The John Deere 160 is compatible with 36", 38" mid-mount 2-blade rear-discharge mower decks with cutting height of 1.5-3.5 in (38-90 mm), 42" front-mount blade with manual lift, and 38" front-mount snowblower.

Refill Capacities
Engine oil capacity, qts (L) 1.5 (1.4)
Transmission fluid capacity, qts (L) 1.1 (1.0)
Fuel tank capacity, gal (L) 2.2 (8.3)

Recommended Oil and Fluid
Engine oil type Torq-Gard Supreme, SAE 10W-30, 5W-20. API Service category CC, CD, CE
Transmission fluid type Bentonite Grease

Service Intervals
Check fuel level Every 10 hours
Check engine oil level Every 10 hours
Clean air intake screen Every 10 hours
Lubricate wheel spindles Every 10 hours
Check tire pressure and brakes Every 25 hours
Clean air filter element Every 25 hours
Check transmission fluid Every 25 hours
Check and clean battery terminals Every 25 hours
Change engine oil Every 50 hours
Clean spark plug Every 50 hours
Sharpen or replace mower blades Every 50 hours
Check and adjust mower drive belt Every 50 hours
Clean mower deck Every 50 hours
Lubricate mower pivot points Every 50 hours
Replace engine oil filter Every 100 hours
Clean engine fuel filter Every 100 hours
Charge battery Every 100 hours
Check engine idle speeds Every 100 hours
Replace air filter element Every 200 hours
Check carburetor adjustment Every 200 hours
Replace spark plug Every 200 hours
Change transmission fluid Every 200 hours
Check and adjust valve clearance Every 200 hours

Replacement Parts
Engine oil filter part number AM101054
Engine fuel filter part number AM38708
Engine air filter part number AM101191
Spark plug part number AM101194
Mower blade part number AM100945, AM100946
Traction drive belt part number M86996
Mower drive belt part number M82462, M82734

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