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John Deere LX172 Maintenance

The John Deere LX172 is a 2WD lawn tractor from LX100 series. This model was manufactured between 1990 and 1997. The John Deere LX172 driveline components: a 25.8 cubic inches (423 cc) Kawasaki FC420V 4-Stroke OHV single cylinder forced air-cooled gasoline engine with a rated power of 14 Hp (10.4 kW), and Peerless 801 belt-driven gear transmission with 5 forward and 1 reverse gears.

The engine has a float fixed main jet carburetor, diaphragm type pulse pump, full pressure lubrication, and semi-cyclone air cleaner with dual element. Max. travel speed (forward and reverse): 5.2 mph (8.4 km/h) / 2.3 mph (3.7 km/h).

The lawn tractor was equipped with a manual sector and pinion steering, mechanical band brakes, 15x6.00-6 front tires, and 20x10.00-8 rear tires. The wheel base is 46 inches (1160 mm). The John Deere LX172 is compatible with the following attachments: a 38" mid-mount 2-blade mower deck with cutting height of 1.5-4" (38-102 mm) and manual lift, or 38", 42" front-mount single-stage snowblowers with mechanical lifting system.

Refill Capacities
Engine oil capacity, qts (L) 1.4 (1.3)
Transmission fluid capacity, qts (L) 1.2 (1.1)
Fuel tank capacity, gal (L) 2.5 (9.5)

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
Transmission fluid type Bentonite Grease

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
Lubricate mower spindles Every 25 hours
Clean air filter element and precleaner 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
Change engine oil Every 100 hours
Charge battery Every 100 hours
Clean spark plug Every 100 hours
Replace engine oil filter Every 200 hours
Replace fuel filter Every 200 hours
Change transmission fluid Every 200 hours
Check engine idle speeds Every 200 hours
Replace air filter element and precleaner Every 300 hours
Replace spark plug Every 300 hours
Check carburetor adjustment Every 300 hours
Check and adjust valve clearance Every 300 hours

Replacement Parts
Engine oil filter part number AM107423
Engine fuel filter part number AM116304
Engine air filter part number M97211 (Paper), M74285 (Foam)
Spark plug part number M802138
Mower blade part number M82408, M84472, M83459
Traction drive belt part number M110367
Mower drive belt part number M77988, M82462

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