The 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
|Model||John Deere 56|
|Dry weight||122 kg (270 lbs)|
|Fuel tank capacity||–|
|Engine model||Tecumseh V60|
|Displacement||221 cc (13.5 cu.in.)|
|Bore x stroke||66.7 x 63.5 mm (2.62 x 2.50 in)|
|Power output||6.0 HP (4.5 kW)|
|Starter type||Recoil or electric starter|
|Oil capacity||0.81 L|
|Spark plug||Champion RJ8C|
|Transmission and chassis|
|Transmission type||Belt-driven gear transmission|
Two forward and one reverse (T2041)
Tree forward and one reverse (T2042)
|PTO (Power take-off shaft)|
|Mid PTO type||Independent with mechanical clutch|
|Mid PTO speed||–|
|Deck type||Mid-mount mower deck with one blade|
|Deck size||710 mm (28 in.)|
|Height range||20-70 mm (1 to 3 in.)|
|Width||960 mm (38 in)|
|Angle type type||Manual|