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John Deere LX280 Maintenance

The John Deere LX280 lawn tractor was manufactured from 2004 to 2005. The John Deere LX280 powerline system components: Kawasaki FH580V 4-stroke vertical V-twin cylinder air cooled gasoline engine and Tuff Torq K62 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission.

The 35.7 cubic inches (585 cc) engine has a cylinder bore of 2.92" (74 mm), piston stroke of 2.69" (68 mm), and rated power of 18 hp (13.4 kW). Max. forward speed - 6 mph (9.6 kph), maximum reverse speed - 3.2 mph (5.1 kph).

The John Deere LX280 was equipped with a two wheel steering or all wheel steering (LX280AWS), internal wet disc brakes, 16x6.50-8 front tires, and 22x11.00-10 rear tires. The wheelbase is 49" (1240 mm). The tractor is compatible with 42" mid-mount 2-blade and 48" mid-mount 3-blade mower decks. Both decks have a cutting height of 1.5-4" (38-102 mm), 13 cut positions, and mechanical lift system.

Refill Capacities
Engine oil capacity, qts (L) 1.9 (1.8)
Transmission fluid capacity, qts (L) 2.65 (2.5)
Fuel tank capacity (LX280), gal (L) 3.0 (11.5)
Fuel tank capacity (LX280AWS), gal (L) 2.8 (10.5)

Recommended Oil and Fluid
Engine oil type Turf-Gard, Plus-4, SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 5W-30. API Service category SG or higher
Transmission fluid type J20C Hy-Gard High Viscosity, SAE 10W-30 API Service category SE or higher

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 200 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 M137556 (Paper), M137555 (Foam)
Spark plug part number TY6081
Mower blade part number (42" Deck) M148613, M159046, BM20008
Mower blade part number (48" Deck) M127673, M145476, BM20007
Traction drive belt part number M147044
Mower drive belt part number (42" Deck) M143019
Mower drive belt part number (48" Deck) M143019, M154958

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