John Deere 70

John Deere 70The John Deere 70 is a riding lawn mower with small single-cylinder Tecumseh VH70 engine (246 cc, 15.0 cu-in) and belt-driven gear transmission Peerless 1200 with three forward and one reverse gear. The John Deere 70 riding mower was produced from 1970 to 1974.

This riding mower used open operator station, manual steering and mid-mount 34 inches (860 mm) mower deck with manual lift. The John Deere 57 used an air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Tecumseh VH70 gasoline engine with vertical PTO shaft and electric or recoil starter. The engine has a 70.0 mm (2.75 in) of the cylinder bore and 64.0 mm (2.53 in) of the piston stroke.

The Tecumseh VH70 engine produces 7.0 HP (5.2 kW). The John Deere 70 is equipped with gear transmission Peerless 1200.

John Deere 70 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere 70
Length1,490 mm (59 in)
Width770 mm (30.7 in)
Height930 mm (37 in)
Wheel base1,070 mm (42.5 in)
Weight147 kg (384 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity4.7 L (1.25 US gal)
Tires size
Front tiresLawn/turf: 13×5.00-6
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 18×5.00-8
Engine modelTecumseh VH70
Displacement246 cc (15.0
Bore x stroke70.0 x 64.0 mm (2.75 x 2.53 in)
Power output7.0 HP (5.2 kW)
Starter typeRecoil or electric starter
Oil type10W30
Oil capacity0.7 L
Spark plugChampion J8
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 (2WD)
Transmission typeBelt-driven gear transmission (Peerless 1200)
GearsTree forward and one reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 8.0 kmh (5.0 mph)
Reverse: up to 4.2 kmh (2.6 mph)
Mower deck
Deck typeMid-mount mower deck
Deck size860 mm (34 in.)
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