John Deere 245

John Deere 245The John Deere 245 is a lawn and garden tractor from 200 series of small tractors with single cylinder Kawasaki FC420V vertical engine 423 cc (25.81 cu-in) and belt-driven hydrostatic transmission. The John Deere 245 garden tractor was produced from 1993 to 1994.

The John Deere 245 tractor used an air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Kawasaki FC420V gasoline engine with vertical PTO shaft. The FC420V engine has an OHV (overhead valve) design; cast-iron cylinder liner; reciprocating balancer; float type carburetor with fixed main jet; flywheel magneto transistor type ignition system; mechanical governor. An 89.0 mm (3.5 in) cylinder bore and 68.0 mm (2.68 in) piston stroke give the motor a total of 423 cc of displacement. Compression ratio rating is 8.4:1. The Kawasaki FC420V motor produced 14.0 HP (10.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 30.6 Nm (3.12 kg·m; 22.58 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of torque.

The John Deere 245 is equipped with Sundstrand BDU-21 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission (infinite forward and reverse gears), manual steering, expanding mechanical shoe brakes. This tractor used open operator station. The JD 245 also features an electric starter and a large 3-gallon (11.4 L) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for The John Deere 245 garden tractor:

  • John Deere 38-inch mower deck – mid-mount 38-inch (960.0 mm) deck features two blades, a manual lift mechanism and adjustable cutting height between 1.5 and 4 inches. (Cutting height: 25—102 mm (1.00—4.00 in);
  • John Deere 46-inch mower deck – mid-mount 46-inch deck (1160.0 mm) deck has three blades, manual lift and adjustable cutting height between 1.5 and 4 inches. (Cutting height: 25—102 mm (1.00—4.00 in)
  • John Deere blade – front-mount 1160.0 mm (46 in) blade with manual lift;
  • John Deere 3250M snow blower – front-mount snow blower with 1060.0 mm (42 in) clearing width and manual lift;

John Deere 245 Specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere 245
Length 1,810 mm (71.5 in)
Width 1,050 mm (41.5 in)
Height 1,110 mm (43.6 in)
Wheel base
Weight 276 kg (610 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 11.4 L (3 gal)
Battery 12V
Engine
Engine model Kawasaki FC420V
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 423 cc (25.8 cu-in)
Bore x stroke 89.0 x 68.0 mm (3.5 x 2.68 in)
Power output 14.0 HP (10.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type 10W30
Oil capacity 1.3 L (1.4 US. qt)
Spark plug NGK: BPR5ES; CHAMPION: RN11YC
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 (2WD)
Transmission type Belt-driven hydrostatic (Sundstrand BDU-21)
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 11.3 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: up to 4.7 kmh (2.9 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 2.5 L (2.6 qts)
Wheels and tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.5-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×10.50-12