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John Deere 345 Maintenance

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.

Refill Capacities
Engine oil capacity (Kawasaki FD590V), qts (L) 1.8 (1.7)
Engine oil capacity (Kawasaki FD611V), qts (L) 2.0 (1.9)
Engine coolant capacity (Kawasaki FD611V), qts (L) 3.3 (3.1)
Transmission fluid capacity (Tuff Torq K70), qts (L) 4.7 (4.4)
Transmission fluid capacity (Tuff Torq K71), qts (L) 4.9 (4.6)
Fuel tank capacity, gal (L) 3.5 (13.2)

Recommended Oil and Fluid
Engine oil type Turf-Gard, Plus-4, SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 5W-30. API Service category SG, SF or higher
Engine coolant type Cool-Gard Pre-Diluted Coolant
Transmission fluid type Hy-Gard Low Viscosity, JDM J20D

Service Intervals
Check fuel level Every 10 hours
Check engine oil level Every 10 hours
Check engine coolant Every 10 hours
Check and tighten loose hardware Every 25 hours
Check tire pressure and brakes Every 50 hours
Lubricate front axle pivot Every 50 hours
Lubricate front wheel spindles Every 50 hours
Lubricate mower spindles Every 50 hours
Clean air filter element and precleaner Every 50 hours
Check transmission fluid Every 50 hours
Check and clean battery terminals Every 100 hours
Clean radiator fins Every 100 hours
Inspect spark plugs and check gap Every 100 hours
Sharpen or replace mower blades Every 100 hours
Check and adjust alternator/fan belt Every 100 hours
Clean mower deck Every 100 hours
Check and level mower deck Every 100 hours
Change engine oil Every 200 hours
Replace engine oil filter Every 200 hours
Charge battery Every 200 hours
Replace fuel filter Every 200 hours
Replace air filter element Every 200 hours
Change transmission fluid Every 300 hours
Replace transmission filter Every 300 hours
Check engine idle speeds Every 300 hours
Replace spark plug Every 300 hours
Flush cooling system and add new coolant Every 400 hours
Check carburetor adjustment Every 500 hours
Check and adjust valve clearance Every 500 hours

Replacement Parts
Engine oil filter part number AM107423
Engine fuel filter part number AM116304
Engine air filter part number M76077 (Paper), M76076 (Foam)
Transmission/hydraulic filter part number AM120916
Spark plug part number M71939
Mower blade part number (48" Deck) M127500, M127673
Mower blade part number (54" Deck) M115496, M76467, M135590, M113518
Alternator/fan belt part number M118048
Mower drive belt part number (48" Deck) M118684, M110313
Mower drive belt part number (54" Deck) M118684, M118685

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