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John Deere GT235 Garden Tractor

The John Deere GT235 is a GT200 series garden tractor. This model was manufactured from 1999 to 2005.

The John Deere GT235 powerline components: Kawasaki FH580V vertical V-twin cylinder air cooled gasoline engine or Briggs and Stratton 350777 Vanguard vertical shaft V-twin cylinder air-cooled gasoline engine, and Tuff Torq K71 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission. The Kawasaki engine has a cylinder bore of 2.92" (74 mm), piston stroke of 2.69" (68 mm), and rated power of 17 hp (12.7 kW).

The Briggs engine has a cylinder bore of 2.83" (72 mm), piston stroke of 2.75" (70 mm), and rated power of 18 hp (13.3 kW). The maximum forward speed - 7 mph (11.3 kph), max. reverse speed - 4 mph (6.4 kph). The tractor is equipped with 16x6.50-8 front tires and 23x10.50-12 rear tires. The wheelbase is 49" (1240 mm).

Compatible attachments for John Deere GT235: a 48" mid-mount 3-blade mower deck with cutting height of 1-4" (25-102 mm) and electric blade engagement, 42" front-mount single-stage snowblower with clearing height of 16" (405 mm), 46" front blade with mechanical lifting system, and 30" rear-mount mechanical tiller.

Kawasaki Engine
Engine Model Kawasaki FH580V
Engine Type 4-stroke vertical V-twin air cooled gasoline engine
Number of Cylinder 2
Cylinder Layout 90 deg V-Twin
Piston Displacement, cu.in (cc) 35.7 (585)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 2.92 (74.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 2.69 (68.0)
Engine Power, Hp (kW) 17.0 (12.7)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 3600
Maximum Torque, Nm (ft-lb) 37.8 (27.9)
Torque Speed, rpm 2400
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Direction of Rotation Counterclockwise facing the PTO Shaft
Fuel System Type Carburetor
Carburetor Type Float type with fixed main jet
Fuel Pump Type Pulse Pump
Governor Type Flyweight all speed governor
Air Cleaner Dual stage element, dry type
Lubricating System Type Pressurized
Oil Filter Type Dual element
Ignition System Type Transistorized-fly wheel magneto
Spark Plug Champion RCJ8Y
Spark Plug Gap, in (mm) 0.030 (0.76)
Ignition Coil Air Gap, in (mm) 0.0079-0.0158 (0.20-0.40)
Valve Clearance (Cold), in (mm) 0.0040-0.0059 (0.10-0.15)
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 2.8 (10.5)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 1.8 (1.7)

Briggs Engine
Engine Model Briggs and Stratton 350777 Vanguard
Engine Type 4-cycle V-twin OHV vertical shaft air-cooled gasoline engine
Number of Cylinders 2
Displacement, cu.in (cc) 34.75 (570)
Cylinder Bore, in (mm) 2.83 (72.0)
Piston Stroke, in (mm) 2.75 (70.0)
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 18.0 (13.3)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 3600
Idle Speed, rpm 1750
Cylinder Sleeve Cast Iron
Fuel System Type Carburetor
Carburetor Type Float-feed, side-draft
Governor Type Mechanical
Fuel Pump Integral type
Lubrication System Full pressure lubrication with spin-on oil filter
Air Cleaner Dual-Clean, paper element with a foam pre-cleaner
Cooling System Forced air
Ignition System Magnetron Electronic
Spark Plug Type Champion RC12YC
Spark Plug Gap, in (mm) 0.030 (0.762)
Armature Air Gap, in (mm) 0.008-0.012 (0.20-0.30)
Intake Valve Clearance, in (mm) 0.004-0.006 (0.10-0.15)
Exhaust Valve Clearance, in (mm) 0.004-0.006 (0.10-0.15)
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 2.8 (10.5)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 1.75 (1.66)

Electrical System
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Alternator, 15A
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


Transmission
Transmission Model Tuff Torq K71
Transmission Type Belt-driven hydrostatic
Number of Forward Gears Infinite
Number of Reverse Gears Infinite
Cruise Control Standard
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 4.6 (4.4)
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 7.0 (11.3)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 4.0 (6.4)

Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD 4x2
Steering Configuration Front steer
Steering System Manual sector and pinion
Brakes Type Wet disc
Front Tires 16x6.50-8
Rear Tires 23x10.50-12

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 49 (1240)
Length, in (mm) 72 (1820)
Height, in (mm) 43.6 (1100)
Overall Width, in (mm) 41.7 (1050)
Weight, lbs (kg) 570 (258)

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)
Blade Engagement Electric
Deck Drive Belt
Lift System Mechanical

42" Snow blower
Snowblower Type 1-stage, front-mount
Clearing Width, in (mm) 42 (1060)
Clearing Height, in (mm) 16 (405)
Lift System Mechanical
Weight, lbs (kg) 175 (79)

Front Blade
Blade Type Front-mount
Width, in (mm) 46 (1160)
Height, in (mm) 17 (430)
Lift Height, in (mm) 5 (125)
Lift System Mechanical
Angle Manual

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