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
Model John Deere 70
Length 1,490 mm (59 in)
Width 770 mm (30.7 in)
Height 930 mm (37 in)
Wheel base 1,070 mm (42.5 in)
Weight 147 kg (384 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 4.7 L (1.25 US gal)
Battery 12V
Tires size
Front tires Lawn/turf: 13×5.00-6
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 18×5.00-8
Engine model Tecumseh VH70
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 246 cc (15.0
Bore x stroke 70.0 x 64.0 mm (2.75 x 2.53 in)
Power output 7.0 HP (5.2 kW)
Starter type Recoil or electric starter
Oil type 10W30
Oil capacity 0.7 L
Spark plug Champion J8
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 (2WD)
Transmission type Belt-driven gear transmission (Peerless 1200)
Gears Tree 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 type Mid-mount mower deck
Deck size 860 mm (34 in.)