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John Deere LX178 Lawn Tractor

The John Deere LX178 is a LX100 series lawn tractor. This model manufactured from 1991 to 1998. The John Deere LX178 powerline components: Kawasaki FD440V 4-Stroke OHV V-Twin cylinder air-cooled gasoline engine and Tuff Torq K61 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

A 26.7 cubic inches (437 cc) engine has a cylinder bore of 2.64" (67 mm), piston stroke of 2.44" (62 mm), and rated power of 15 hp (11.2 kW). The maximum travel speed (forward and reverse): 5.5 mph (8.8 km/h) / 2.5 mph (4 km/h). The tractor is equipped with a manual steering system, mechanical band brakes, 15x6.00-6 front tires, and 20x10.00-8 rear tires. The wheelbase is 46.7" (1180 mm).

The John Deere LX178 is compatible with the following attachments: a 38" mid-mount 2-blade right-discharge mower deck with cutting height of 1.5-4.0 in (38-102 mm) and manual lift system, 44" mid-mount 3-blade rear-discharge mower deck with cutting height of 1.0-4.0 in (25-102 mm) and mechanical lift system, 38", 42" front-mount single-stage snowblower, and 42" front-mount blade with lift height of 5 in (125 mm).

Engine
Engine Model Kawasaki FD440V
Engine Type 4-Stroke OHV V-Twin gasoline engine
Number of Cylinder 2
Piston Displacement, cu.in (cc) 26.7 (437)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 2.64 (67.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 2.44 (62.0)
Engine Power, Hp (kW) 15.0 (11.2)
Rated Speed, rpm 3350
Idle Speed, rpm 1450-1650
Compression Ratio 9.3:1
Fuel System Carburetor
Carburetor Type Horizontal draft
Governor Type Mechanical
Lubricating System Pressure feed lubrication system
Starting System Solenoid shift type electric starter
Cooling system Pressurized forced circulation type
Ignition system Transistorized ignition
Spark Plug NGK BMR6A
Spark Plug Gap, in (mm) 0.024-0.028 (0.60-0.70)
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 2.5 (9.5)
Engine Oil Capacity, qts (L) 1.6 (1.5)

Electrical System
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Alternator
Alternator Rating, Amps 15
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 Tuff Torq K61
Transmission Type Belt-driven hydrostatic
Number of Forward Gears Infinite
Number of Reverse Gears Infinite
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 3.6 (3.4)
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 5.5 (8.8)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 2.5 (4.0)


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) 46.7 (1180)
Length, in (mm) 66 (1670)
Height, in (mm) 40.2 (1020)
Overall Width, in (mm) 49.7 (1260)
Weight, lb (kg) 540 (244)

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 2462M
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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