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John Deere GX345 Garden Tractor

The John Deere GX345 is a garden tractor from GX300 series. This model was manufactured between 2002 and 2005. The components of John Deere GX345 driveline system: Kawasaki FD611V 4-stroke V-twin cylinder vertical shaft OVH liquid cooled gasoline engine and Tuff Torq K71 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

A 37.7 cubic inches (617 cc) engine has a cylinder bore of 2.91" (74 mm), piston stroke of 2.68" (68 mm), and rated power of 20 hp (14.9 kW). The maximum forward speed - 7 mph (11.3 kph), maximum reverse speed - 4 mph (6.4 kph).

The garden tractor is equipped with a power steering system, internal wet disc brakes, 16x6.50-8 front tires, and 24x12.00-12 rear tires. The wheel base is 49.3" (1250 mm). The John Deere GX345 is compatible with 48" or 54" mid-mount 3-blade mower decks with cutting height of 1.0-4.0" (25-102 mm), 13 cut positions, and manual lift system, or 48" front-mount blade.

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)
Rated 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) 4.0 (15.2)
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

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) 5.0 (4.7)
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 24x12.00-12

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 49.3 (1250)
Length, in (mm) 72.3 (1835)
Height, in (mm) 43.6 (1110)
Overall Width, in (mm) 39 (990)
Weight, lbs (kg) 683 (309)

48" Mower Deck
Mower Deck Model JD 48C
Mower Deck Type Mid-mount, right-discharge
Number of Blades 3
Cutting Width, in (mm) 48 (1215)
Overall Width, in (mm) 61.1 (1550)
Cutting Height, in (mm) 1.0-4.0 (25-102)
Cut Positions 13
Blade Engagement Electric
Deck Drive Belt
Lift System Mechanical
Weight, lbs (kg) 117 (53)

54" Mower Deck
Mower Deck Model JD 54C
Mower Deck Type Mid-mount, right-discharge
Number of Blades 3
Cutting Width, in (mm) 54 (1370)
Overall Width, in (mm) 67.7 (1710)
Cutting Height, in (mm) 1.0-4.0 (25-102)
Cut Positions 13
Blade Engagement Electric
Deck Drive Belt
Lift System Mechanical
Weight, lbs (kg) 148 (67)

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 Mechanical
Angle Manual

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