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John Deere 345 Garden Tractor

The John Deere 345 garden tractor was manufactured between 1995 and 2001. The John Deere 345 driveline includes a 35.7 cubic inches Kawasaki FD590V 2-cylinder vertical shaft OHV liquid cooled gasoline engine with a max power of 18 hp (13.4 kW) or Kawasaki FD611V 2-cylinder vertical shaft OHV liquid cooled gasoline engine with a max power of 20 hp (14.9 kW), and Tuff Torq K70 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission or Tuff Torq K71 hydrostatic transmission.

The engines have a float type carburetor with fixed main jet, diaphragm type mechanical pump, and full pressure lubrication system.

Max. forward speed - 7 mph (11.3 kph), maximum reverse speed - 6 mph (11.3 kph). The John Deere 345 tractor is fitted with 16x6.50-8 front tires and 23x10.50-12 rear tires. The wheelbase is 47.9 in (1215 mm). The tractor can be equipped with the following attachments: 38", 44", 48", and 54" mid-mount mower decks with a hydraulic lift system, 42" single-stage front-mount snow blower, and 48" front blade with a manual lifting.

Kawasaki FD590V Engine
Engine Model Kawasaki FD590V
Engine Type 4-Stroke vertical shaft OVH liquid cooled gasoline engine
Number of Cylinders 2
Cylinder Layout 90 deg, V-Twin
Displacement, cu.in (L) 35.7 (585)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 2.91 (74.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 2.68 (68.0)
Maximum Horse Power, hp (kW) 18.0 (13.4)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 3500
Maximum Torque, Nm (ft-lbs) 41.5 (30.6)
Torque Speed, rpm 2600
Fast Idle Speed, rpm 3600
Slow Idle Speed, rpm 1550
Compression Ratio 8.7:1
Direction of Rotation Counter-clockwise facing the PTO shaft
Fuel System Carburetor
Carburetor Float type with fixed main jet
Fuel Pump Diaphragm type mechanical pump
Governor Mechanical type
Air Cleaner Dual element
Lubrication System Full pressure
Cooling System Pressurized forced circulation type
Oil Filter Spin-on type
Ignition System Battery, full transistor, fixed timing type
Spark Plug NGK BPR4ES
Spark Plug Gap, in (mm) 0.024-0.028 (0.60-0.70)
Module Air Gap, in (mm) 0.012-0.047 (0.30-1.20)
Intake Valve Clearance (Cold), in (mm) 0.010 (0.25)
Exhaust Valve Clearance (Cold), in (mm) 0.010 (0.25)
Fuel Tank Capacity, L (qts) 3.5 (13.2)
Oil Capacity, qts(L) 1.8 (1.7)

Kawasaki FD611V Engine
Engine Model Kawasaki FD611V
Engine Type 4-Stroke vertical shaft OVH liquid cooled gasoline engine
Number of Cylinders 2
Cylinder Layout 90 deg, V-Twin
Displacement, cu.in (L) 37.7 (617)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 2.91 (74.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 2.68 (68.0)
Maximum Horse Power, hp (kW) 20.0 (14.9)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 3500
Fast Idle Speed, rpm 3600
Slow Idle Speed, rpm 1550
Direction of Rotation Counter-clockwise facing the PTO shaft
Fuel System Carburetor
Carburetor Float type with fixed main jet
Fuel Pump Diaphragm type mechanical pump
Governor Mechanical type
Air Cleaner Paper element with foam pre-cleaner
Lubrication System Full pressure
Cooling System Pressurized forced circulation type
Oil Filter Spin-on type
Ignition System Battery, full transistor, fixed timing type
Spark Plug Gap, in (mm) 0.024-0.028 (0.60-0.70)
Fuel Tank Capacity, L (qts) 3.5 (13.2)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 2.0 (1.9)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 2.0 (1.9)

Electrical System
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Rating, Amps 17
Starter Type Electric
Number of Batteries 1
Battery, CCA 500
Electric Ground Negative

Power Take-Off
PTO Operational Type Independent
PTO Clutch Electric
PTO Speed, rpm 3000


Standard Transmission
Transmission Model Tuff Torq K70
Transmission Type Belt-driven hydrostatic, variable speed
Number of Forward Gears Infinite
Number of Reverse Gears Infinite
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 4.7 (4.3)
Max Forward Speed, mph (kph) 7.0 (11.3)
Max Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 4.0 (6.4)

Optional Transmission
Transmission Model Tuff Torq K71
Transmission Type Belt-driven hydrostatic, variable speed
Number of Forward Gears Infinite
Number of Reverse Gears Infinite
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 4.8 (4.4)
Max Forward Speed, mph (kph) 7.0 (11.3)
Max Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 4.0 (6.4)

Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD 4x2
Steering Configuration Front steer
Steering System Power Steering
Brakes Type Internal wet disc
Front Tires 16x6.50-8
Rear Tires 23x10.50-12

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 47.9 (1215)
Length, in (mm) 72.3 (1835)
Height, in (mm) 43.6 (1110)
Overall Width, in (mm) 41.5 (1055)
Weight, lbs (kg) 700 (317)

38" Mower Deck
Mower Deck Type Mid-mount
Number of Blades 2
Cutting width, in (mm) 38 (960)
Cutting height, in (mm) 1.0-4.0 (25-102)
Deck Drive Belt
Lift System Hydraulic

44" Mower Deck
Mower Deck Type Mid-mount
Number of Blades 3
Cutting width, in (mm) 44 (1110)
Cutting height, in (mm) 1.0-4.0 (25-102)
Deck Drive Belt
Lift System Hydraulic

48" Mower Deck
Mower Deck Type Mid-mount
Number of Blades 3
Cutting width, in (mm) 48 (1215)
Cutting height, in (mm) 1.0-4.0 (25-102)
Deck Drive Belt
Lift System Hydraulic

54" Mower Deck
Mower Deck Type Mid-mount
Number of Blades 3
Cutting width, in (mm) 54 (1370)
Cutting height, in (mm) 1.0-4.0 (25-102)
Deck Drive Belt
Lift System Hydraulic

42" Snow blower
Snowblower Type 1-stage, front-mount
Clearing width, in (mm) 42 (1060)
Clearing height, in (mm) 12 (305)
Lift System Manual
Weight, lbs (kg) 175 (79)

Front Blade
Blade Type Front-mount
Width, in (mm) 48 (1215)
Height, in (mm) 17 (430)
Lift height, in (mm) 5 (125)
Cutting depth, in (mm) 3.0 (76)
Lift System Hydraulic
Angle Manual/Hydraulic

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