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John Deere D170 Maintenance

The John Deere D170 lawn tractor was manufactured between 2011 and 2017. The components of John Deere D170 driveline system: Briggs and Stratton 44P777 4-cycle vertical-shaft V-twin cylinder air-cooled gasoline engine and Kanzaki Tuff Torq HD K46 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

A 44.2 cubic inches (724 cc) engine has a cylinder bore of 3.12" (79 mm), piston stroke of 2.89" (73 mm), rated power of 26 hp (19.4 kW), and 56.4 Nm (41.8 lb-ft) of peak torque at 2400 rev/min.

Max travel speed (forward/reverse): 5.5 mph (8.8 km/h) and 3.2 mph (5.1 km/h). The John Deere D170 is equipped with a manual steering system, mechanical shoe brakes, 16x6.50-6 front tires, and 22x9.50-12 rear tires. The wheelbase is 49" (1240 mm). The tractor is compatible with the following attachments: a 54" mid-mount 3-blade mower deck with cutting height of 1.0-4.0" (25-102 mm), 13 cut positions, and mechanical lift with assist spring, 46" front blade with lift height of 6.5" (160 mm), and 44" front-mount two-stage snowblower with clearing height of 18" (450 mm).

Refill Capacities
Engine oil capacity, qts (L) 2.0 (1.9)
Transmission fluid capacity, qts (L) 2.45 (2.3)
Fuel tank capacity, gal (L) 4.0 (15.2)

Recommended Oil and Fluid
Engine oil type Turf-Gard, Plus-4, SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 5W-30. API Service category CJ or higher
Transmission fluid type SAE 10W-30, 5W-50 Synthetic Oil

Service Intervals
Check fuel level Every 10 hours
Check engine oil level Every 10 hours
Clean air intake screen Every 10 hours
Check tire pressure and brakes Every 10 hours
Check and tighten loose hardware Every 10 hours
Lubricate front axle pivot Every 25 hours
Lubricate front wheel spindles and wheel bushings Every 25 hours
Check transmission fluid Every 25 hours
Change engine oil Every 50 hours
Replace engine oil filter Every 50 hours
Clean air filter precleaner (if equipped) Every 50 hours
Check air filter element Every 50 hours
Clean engine cooling fins Every 50 hours
Replace fuel filter Every 50 hours
Clean spark plug Every 50 hours
Check and clean battery terminals 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
Check and level mower deck Every 50 hours
Lubricate mower pivot points Every 50 hours
Replace spark plug Every 100 hours
Charge battery Every 100 hours
Check engine idle speeds Every 100 hours
Check carburetor adjustment Every 100 hours
Replace air filter precleaner (if equipped) Every 200 hours
Replace air filter element Every 200 hours
Change transmission fluid Every 200 hours
Check and adjust valve clearance Every 200 hours

Replacement Parts
Engine oil filter part number AM125424
Engine fuel filter part number AM116304
Engine air filter part number MIU11515 (Cartridge), MIU11517 (Pre-Cleaner)
Spark plug part number M78543, MIU11020
Mower blade part number GY20684 (Kit)
Traction drive belt part number GX20006
Mower drive belt part number GX21395

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