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John Deere LX277 Lawn Tractor

The John Deere LX277 is a 2WD lawn tractor from LX200 series. This model was manufactured between 1999 and 2003. The John Deere LX277 driveline components: a 30.2 cu.in (494 cc) Kawasaki FH500V 4-stroke vertical shaft V-Twin cylinder gasoline engine and Tuff Torq K62 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The engine has a cylinder bore of 2.68" (68 mm), piston stroke of 2.68" (68 mm), and rated power of 17 hp (12.6 kW). Max. forward speed - 5.5 mph (8.8 kph), maximum reverse speed - 3 mph (4.8 kph). The tractor is equipped with a manual steering system or all wheel steering (LX277AWS), internal expanding brakes, 16x6.00-6 front tires, and 20x10.00-8 or 20x10.00-10 (LX277AWS) rear tires.

Compatible attachments for the John Deere LX277 tractor: a 42" mid-mount 2-blade mower deck with cutting height of 1.0-4.0" (25-102 mm) and manual lift system, 48" mid-mount 3-blade mower deck with cutting height of 1.0-4.0" (25-102 mm), 13 cut adjustments, and mechanical lift system, 42" front-mount single-stage snowblower with clearing height of 16.3" (412 mm), and 42" front-mount blade.

Engine
Engine Model Kawasaki FH500V
Engine Type 4-stroke vertical shaft V-Twin gasoline engine
Number of Cylinders 2
Displacement, cu in (L) 30.2 (0.494)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 2.68 (68.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 2.68 (68.0)
Maximum Engine Power, hp (kW) 17.0 (12.6)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 3600
Idle Speed, rpm 1200-1550
Compression 8.5:1
Fuel System Carburetor
Carburetor Type Float type with fixed main jet
Governor Flyweight all speed
Lubrication System Type Full-Pressure
Oil Filter Spin-on type
Air Cleaner Dual element
Ignition System Transistorized Flywheel Magneto
Spark Plug Type Champion RCJ8Y
Spark Plug Size, in (mm) 0.553 (14.0)
Spark Plug Gap, in (mm) 0.030 (0.75)
Module Air Gap, in (mm) 0.008-0.016 (0.20-0.40)
Intake Valve Clearance (Cold), in (mm) 0.003-0.005 (0.075-0.125)
Exhaust Valve Clearance (Cold), in (mm) 0.003-0.005 (0.075-0.125)
Fuel Tank Capacity (LX277), gal (L) 3.0 (11.5)
Fuel Tank Capacity (LX277AWS), gal (L) 2.8 (10.5)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 1.8 (1.7)

Electrical System
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Flywheel alternator
Alternator Rating, Amps 13
Starter Type Electric
Number of Batteries 1
Battery CCA 500
Electric Ground Negative

Power Take-Off
Front PTO Operational Type Independent
Front PTO Clutch Electric
Front PTO Speed, rpm 3000

Transmission
Transmission Model Tuff Torq K62
Transmission Type Belt-driven hydrostatic
Number of Forward Gears Infinite
Number of Reverse Gears Infinite
Axle Shaft Size, in (mm) 1.0 (25.4)
Reduction Ratio 26.9:1
Speed Control System Foot Control
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 5.5 (8.8)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 3.0 (4.8)


Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 4x2 2WD
Steering Configuration Front steer
Steering System (LX277) Manual pinion and sector
Steering System (LX277AWS) All wheel steering
Brakes Type Internal wet disc
Front Tire Size 16x6.00-6
Rear Tire Size (LX277) 20x10.00-8
Rear Tire Size (LX277AWS) 20x10.00-10

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase (LX277), in (mm) 47.5 (1200)
Wheelbase (LX277AWS), in (mm) 48.3 (1220)
Length (LX277), in (mm) 69.4 (1760)
Length (LX277AWS), in (mm) 70 (1770)
Height, in (mm) 43.6 (1105)
Overall Width, in (mm) 36.8 (930)
Weight (LX277), lb (kg) 486 (220)
Weight (LX277AWS), lb (kg) 560 (254)

42" Mower Deck
Mower Deck Model John Deere 42C
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 Model John Deere 48C
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 Type Front-mount, single-stage
Clearing Width, in (mm) 42 (1060)
Overall Width, in (mm) 43.3 (1090)
Clearing Height, in (mm) 16.3 (410)
Lift System Mechanical
Weight, lb (kg) 185 (83)

Front Blade
Blade Type Front-mount
Width, in (mm) 42 (1060)
Lift System Mechanical
Angle Manual

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