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John Deere LT160 Maintenance

The John Deere LT160 lawn tractor was manufactured between 2002 and 2005. The John Deere LT160 powerline system components: a 29.9 cu.in (490 cc) Kohler Command CV460S 4-cycle vertical shaft single cylinder air-cooled gasoline engine with a rated power of 16 hp (11.9 kW) at 3600 prm, and Tuff Torq K46 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with foot-controlled variable speed drive.

The engine has a fixed main jet carburetor, mechanical diaphragm type fuel pump, and full pressure lubrication system with full-flow oil filter. The maximum forward speed - 5.8 mph (9.3 kph), max. reverse speed - 3.5 mph (5.6 kph). The tractor is equipped with a manual steering system, mechanical disc brakes, 15x6.00-6 front tires, and 20x10.00-8 rear tires. The wheelbase is 48 in (1210 mm).

The John Deere LT160 is compatible with the following attachments: a 42" mid-mount 2-blade mower deck with cutting height of 1.0-4.0 in (25-102 mm) and mechanical lift system, and 44" front-mount blade.

Refill Capacities
Engine oil capacity, qts (L) 2.0 (1.9)
Transmission fluid capacity, qts (L) 2.45 (2.30)
Fuel tank capacity, gal (L) 2.0 (7.6)

Recommended Oil and Fluid
Engine oil type Turf-Gard, Plus-4, SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 5W-30. API Service category SG, SC or higher
Transmission fluid type (Hydro) 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 and tighten loose hardware Every 10 hours
Check tire pressure and brakes Every 25 hours
Lubricate front axle pivot Every 25 hours
Lubricate front wheel spindles Every 25 hours
Clean air filter element Every 25 hours
Check transmission fluid Every 25 hours
Check and clean battery terminals Every 25 hours
Clean engine cooling fins Every 50 hours
Clean spark plug 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
Change engine oil Every 100 hours
Replace engine oil filter Every 100 hours
Replace fuel filter Every 100 hours
Charge battery Every 100 hours
Replace air filter element Every 100 hours
Replace spark plug Every 200 hours
Change transmission fluid Every 200 hours
Check engine idle speeds Every 200 hours
Check carburetor adjustment Every 200 hours
Check and adjust valve clearance Every 200 hours

Replacement Parts
Engine oil filter part number AM125424
Engine fuel filter part number AM107314
Engine air filter part number AM124458 (Paper), M131303 (Foam)
Spark plug part number M78543
Mower blade part number M145969, M145968, M145970
Traction drive belt part number M144044, M152284
Mower drive belt part number M126536 or M128733, M141558

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