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John Deere LX280 Lawn Tractor

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.

Engine
Engine Model Kawasaki FH580V
Engine Type 4-stroke vertical V-twin air cooled gasoline engine
Number of Cylinder 2
Cylinder Layout 90 deg V-Twin
Piston Displacement, cu.in (cc) 35.7 (585)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 2.92 (74.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 2.69 (68.0)
Engine Power, Hp (kW) 18.0 (13.4)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 3600
Maximum Torque, Nm (ft-lb) 37.8 (27.9)
Torque Speed, rpm 2400
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Direction of Rotation Counterclockwise facing the PTO Shaft
Fuel System Type Carburetor
Carburetor Type Float type with fixed main jet
Fuel Pump Pulse Pump
Governor Flyweight all speed governor
Air Cleaner Dual stage element, dry type
Lubricating System Type Pressurized
Oil Filter Type Dual element
Ignition System Type Transistorized-fly wheel magneto
Spark Plug Champion RCJ8Y
Spark Plug Gap, in (mm) 0.030 (0.76)
Ignition Coil Air Gap, in (mm) 0.0079-0.0158 (0.20-0.40)
Valve Clearance (Cold), in (mm) 0.0040-0.0059 (0.10-0.15)
Fuel Tank Capacity (LX280), gal (L) 3.0 (11.5)
Fuel Tank Capacity (LX280AWS), gal (L) 2.8 (10.5)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 1.9 (1.8)

Electrical System
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Flywheel alternator
Alternator Rating, Amps 13
Starter Type Electric
Number of Batteries 1
Battery CCA 340
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) 6.0 (9.6)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 3.2 (5.1)


Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 4x2 2WD
Steering Configuration Front steer
Steering System (LX280) Manual
Steering System (LX280AWS) Four wheel steering
Brakes Type Internal wet disc
Front Tire Size 16x6.50-8
Rear Tire Size 22x11.00-10

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase (LX280), in (mm) 49 (1240)
Wheelbase (LX280AWS), in (mm) 48.3 (1220)
Length (LX280), in (mm) 67 (1700)
Length (LX280AWS), in (mm) 70 (1770)
Height, in (mm) 43.6 (1105)
Overall Width (LX280), in (mm) 37.5 (950)
Overall Width (LX280AWS), in (mm) 38.3 (970)
Weight (LX280), lb (kg) 487 (220)
Weight (LX280AWS), lb (kg) 560 (255)

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)

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