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John Deere LX172 Lawn Tractor

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.

Engine
Engine Model Kawasaki FC420V
Engine Type 4-Stroke OHV single cylinder forced air-cooled gasoline engine
Number of Cylinder 1
Piston Displacement, cu.in (cc) 25.8 (423)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 3.50 (89.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 2.68 (68.0)
Engine Power, Hp (kW) 14.0 (10.4)
Maximum Torque, Nm (ft-lb) 30.6 (22.5)
Fast Idle Speed, rpm 3275-3425
Low Idle Speed, rpm 1450-1650
Direction of Rotation Counterclockwise facing the PTO shaft
Choke Control Automatic (with throttle control)
Fuel System Type Carburetor
Carburetor Type Float fixed main Jet
Fuel Pump Diaphragm type pulse pump
Governor Type Mechanical flyweight
Lubricating Method Pressurized
Cooling System Forced-air
Air Cleaner Semi-cyclone type with dual element
Cooling Air Inlet Rotating screen with periphery blade protector
Ignition System Transistorized Flywheel Magneto
Spark Plug NGK BPR5ES
Spark Plug Gap, in (mm) 0.028-0.031 (0.70-0.80)
Ignition Coil Air Gap, in (mm) 0.012 (0.30)
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 2.5 (9.5)
Engine Oil Capacity, qts (L) 1.4 (1.3)

Electrical System
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Alternator
Alternator Rating, Amps 13
Starter Type Electric
Number of Batteries 1
Battery CCA 255
Electric Ground Negative

Power Take-Off
Front PTO Operational Type Independent
Front PTO Clutch Electric
Front PTO Speed, rpm 3300

Transmission
Transmission Model Peerless 801
Transmission Type Belt-driven gear
Gearbox Type 5F/1R
Number of Forward Gears 5
Number of Reverse Gears 1
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 1.1 (1.0)
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 5.2 (8.4)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 2.3 (3.7)


Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD 4x2
Steering Configuration Front steer
Steering System Manual sector and pinion
Brakes Type Mechanical band
Front Tire Size 15x6.00-6
Rear Tire Size 20x10.00-8

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 46 (1160)
Length, in (mm) 66 (1670)
Height, in (mm) 40.2 (1020)
Overall Width, in (mm) 49.7 (1260)
Weight, lb (kg) 525 (238)

38" Mower Deck
Mower Deck Type Mid-mount
Number of Blades 2
Cutting Width, in (mm) 38 (960)
Cutting Height, in (mm) 1.5-4.0 (38-102)
Deck Drive Belt
Lift System Mechanical

38" Snowblower
Snowblower Model JD 2461M
Snowblower Type Front-mount, single-stage
Clearing Width, in (mm) 38 (960)
Lift System Mechanical

42" Snowblower
Snowblower Model JD 3252M
Snowblower Type Front-mount, single-stage
Clearing Width, in (mm) 42 (1060)
Lift System Mechanical

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