The 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
|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)|
|Weight||276 kg (610 lbs)|
|Fuel tank capacity||11.4 L (3 gal)|
|Engine model||Kawasaki FC420V|
|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 capacity||1.3 L (1.4 US. qt)|
|Spark plug||NGK: BPR5ES; CHAMPION: RN11YC|
|Transmission and chassis|
|Transmission type||Belt-driven hydrostatic (Sundstrand BDU-21)|
|Gears||Infinite forward and reverse|
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|
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