John Deere 260

John Deere 260The John Deere 260 is a lawn and garden tractor from 200 series of small tractors with single cylinder Kawasaki FC540V vertical engine 535 cc (32.65 cu-in) and Tuff Torq belt-driven gear type transmission with six forward and one reverse gear. The John Deere 260 garden tractor was produced from 1987 to 1991.

The John Deere 260 tractor used an air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Kawasaki FC540V gasoline engine with vertical PTO shaft. The FC540V 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. The cylinder bore is 89.0 mm (3.5 in) and the piston stroke is 86.0 mm (3.39 in). Compression ratio rating is 8.3:1. The Kawasaki FC540V motor produced 17.0 HP (12.7 kW) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 36.7 Nm (3.74 kg·m; 27.08 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of torque.

The John Deere 260 is equipped with gear type transmission (4×2 2WD), mechanical clutch, manual enclosed recirculating ball steering, expanding mechanical shoe brakes. This tractor used open operator station. The JD 260 also features an electric shift type starter with an automatic compression release and a large 3-gallon (11.4 L) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for The John Deere 260 garden tractor:

  • 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 260 Specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere 260
Length 1,810 mm (71.5 in)
Width 1,050 mm (41.5 in)
Height 1,110 mm (43.6 in)
Wheel base
Weight 274 kg (605 lbs) – shiping
Fuel tank capacity 11.4 L (3 gal)
Battery 12V
Engine model Kawasaki FC540V
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 535 cc (32.65 cu-in)
Bore x stroke 89.0 x 86.0 mm (3.5 x 3.39 in)
Power output 17.0 HP (12.7 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type 10W30
Oil capacity 1.6 L (1.7 US. qt)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 (2WD)
Transmission type Gear transmission (Tuff Torq)
Gears 6 forward and 1 reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 11.3 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: up to 4.7 kmh (2.9 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 3.2 L (3.4 qts)
Wheels and tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×10.50-12
Ag rear: 23×10.50-12
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