John Deere 56

John Deere 56The John Deere 56 is a riding lawn mower with small single cylinder Tecumseh V60 engine (221 cc, 13.5 cu-in) and belt-driven gear transmission with two or three forward and one reverse gear. The John Deere 56 lawn mower was produced from 1970 to 1974.

The John Deere 56 used an air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke gasoline engine with vertical PTO shaft and electric or recoil starter. The engine has a 66.7 mm (2.62 in) of the cylinder bore and 63.5 mm (2.5 in) of the piston stroke. The Tecumseh V60 engine produces 6.0 HP (4.5 kW).

The lawn tractor has 11×4.0-5 front tires and 4.8×4.0-8 rear tires. It has a 4×2 (2WD) chassis and a manual steering system. The transmission type is belt-driven gear transmission with two forward and one reverse gear (T2041) or three forward and one reverse gear (T2042).

The PTO is an independent middle PTO type with a mechanical clutch. The mower deck is a mid-mount type with one blade, and the deck size is 710 mm (28 in.). The mower deck height can be adjusted from 20 to 70 mm (1 to 3 in.). This lawn tractor also comes with a front-mount blade that has a width of 960 mm (38 in) and is manually lifted and angled.

John Deere 56 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere 56
Wheel base
Dry weight122 kg (270 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity
Tires size
Front tires11×4.0-5
Rear tires4.8×4.0-8
Engine modelTecumseh V60
Displacement221 cc (13.5
Bore x stroke66.7 x 63.5 mm (2.62 x 2.50 in)
Power output6.0 HP (4.5 kW)
Starter typeRecoil or electric starter
Oil type10W30
Oil capacity0.81 L
Spark plugChampion RJ8C
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 (2WD)
Steering typeManual
Final driveChain
Transmission typeBelt-driven gear transmission
Gears Two forward and one reverse (T2041)
Tree forward and one reverse (T2042)
Ground speed
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Mid PTO typeIndependent with mechanical clutch
Mid PTO speed
Mower deck
Deck typeMid-mount mower deck with one blade
Deck size710 mm (28 in.)
Height range20-70 mm (1 to 3 in.)
Front-mount blade
Width960 mm (38 in)
Lift typeManual
Angle type typeManual
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