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John Deere LX188 Lawn Tractor

The John Deere LX188 lawn tractor was manufactured between 1992 and 1998. The John Deere LX188 driveline includes a 26.7 cu.in (437 cc) Kawasaki FD501V 4-Cycle vertical shaft two cylinder gasoline engine with a rated power of 16 hp (11.5 kW), and Tuff Torq K61 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The engine has a float type carburetor with fixed main jet, diaphragm type mechanical fuel pump, and full pressure lubrication with spin-on type oil filter. Max. forward speed - 5.5 mph (8.8 kph), max. reverse speed - 2.5 mph (4 kph). The John Deere LX188 was equipped with a manual steering system, mechanical band brakes, 15x6.00-6 front tires, and 20x10.00-8 rear tires. The wheel base is 46" (1160 mm).

The tractor is compatible with a 38" mid-mount 2-blade right-discharge mower deck with cutting height of 1.5-4.0" (38-102 mm) and manual lift system, 44", 48" mid-mount 3-blade mower deck with cutting height of 1.0-4.0" (25-102 mm), 13 cut positions, and mechanical lift system, 38", 42" front-mount 1-stage snowblower, or 42" front-mount blade with lift height of 5" (125 mm).

Engine
Engine Model Kawasaki FD501V
Engine Type 4-Cycle vertical shaft 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) 16.0 (11.5)
Maximum Torque, Nm (ft-lbs) 32.6 (23.7)
Torque Speed, rpm 2800
Fast Idle Speed, rpm 3500
Slow Idle Speed, rpm 1550
Compression Ratio 9.3:1
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 Dual element
Lubrication System Full pressure
Cooling System Pressurized forced circulation type
Oil Filter Spin-on type
Ignition Type Battery, full transistor, fixed timing type
Spark Plug NGK BPR2ES
Spark Plug Gap, in (mm) 0.024-0.028 (0.60-0.70)
Intake Valve Clearance (Cold), in (mm) 0.010 (0.25)
Exhaust Valve Clearance (Cold), in (mm) 0.010 (0.25)
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 2.4 (9.1)
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 (1160)
Length, in (mm) 66 (1670)
Height, in (mm) 40.2 (1020)
Overall Width, in (mm) 59.2 (1500)
Weight, lb (kg) 590 (267)

42" Mower Deck
Mower Deck Type Mid-mount
Number of Blades 2
Cutting Width, in (mm) 42 (1060)
Cutting Height, in (mm) 1.5-4.0 (38-102)
Cut Positions 13
Deck Drive Belt
Lift System Mechanical
Weight, lb (kg) 82 (37)

48" Mower Deck
Mower Deck Type Mid-mount
Number of Blades 3
Cutting Width, in (mm) 48 (1215)
Cutting Height, in (mm) 1.5-4.0 (38-102)
Cut Positions 13
Deck Drive Belt
Lift System Mechanical
Weight, lb (kg) 117 (53)

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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