John Deere 345

John Deere 345The John Deere 345 is a 2WD lawn and garden tractor from the 300 series of the John Deere lawn tractors. The John Deere 345 garden tractor was manufactured in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA from 1995 to 2001. The Kawasaki FD590V V-twin 90° liquid-cooled 4-stroke (585 cc, 35.7 cu-in) vertical engine was used through the 1998 model year, serial number 070000. The Kawasaki FD611V was used starting in the 1999 model year, serial number 070001.

The Kawasaki FD590V is a V-twin 90° liquid-cooled four-stroke gasoline engine with vertical PTO shaft. The FD590V has OHV (overhead valve design); cast iron cylinder liners; horizontal draft type carburetor with fixed main jet; mechanical diaphragm type fuel pump; full transistor ignition system with fixed timing; mechanical governor. The Kawasaki FD590V develops 18.0 HP (13.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm and 41.5 Nm (4.23 kg·m; 30.63 ft·lb) at 2,600 rpm of torque.

A 74.0 mm (2.91 in) cylinder bore and 68.0 mm (2.68 in) piston stroke give the motor a total of 585 cc of displacement. Compression ratio rating is 8.7:1.

The Kawasaki FD611V is a 0.59 l (585 cc, 35.7 cu-in) V-twin 90° liquid-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion small gasoline motor with a vertical shaft. The FD611V has OHV (overhead valve design); cast iron cylinder liners; horizontal draft type carburetor with fixed main jet; diaphragm type mechanical fuel pump; full transistor ignition system with fixed timing.

Bore and stroke are 74 mm (2.91 in) and 68 mm (2.68 in), respectively. Compression ratio rating is 9.0:1. The Kawasaki FD611V develops 20.0 HP (14.9 kW) at 3,600 rpm and 42.8 Nm (4.4 kg·m; 31.6 ft·lb) at 2,200 rpm of torque.

The John Deere 345 lawn tractor is equipped with Tuff Torq K70 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission (infinite forward and reverse gears), manual steering and wet disc brakes. This tractor used open operator station. The JD 345 also features an electric starter, independent front PTO-shaft with electric clutch and a 3.5-gallon (13.2 L) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for The JD 345 tractor:

  • John Deere 54-inch mower deck – mid-mount 54-inch deck (1370.0 mm) deck with hydraulic lift
  • John Deere 48-inch mower deck – mid-mount 48-inch deck (1210.0 mm) deck with hydraulic lift
  • John Deere 44-inch mower deck – mid-mount 44-inch deck (1110.0 mm) deck with hydraulic lift
  • John Deere 38-inch mower deck – mid-mount 38-inch deck (960.0 mm) deck with hydraulic lift
  • John Deere blade – front-mount 1210.0 mm (48 in) blade with manual lift;
  • John Deere snow blower – front-mount snow blower with 1060.0 mm (42 in) clearing width and manual lift;

John Deere 345 Specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere 345
Length 1,830 mm (72.25 in)
Width
Height 1,110 mm (43.6 in)
Wheel base 1,210 mm (47.9 in)
Weight 317 kg (699 lbs) – shiping
Fuel tank capacity 13.2 L (3.5 gal)
Battery 12V
Engine (1995-1999)
Engine model Kawasaki FD590V
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 585 cc (35.7 cu-in)
Bore x stroke 74.0 x 68.0 mm (2.91 x 2.68 in)
Power output 18.0 HP (13.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type 10W30
Oil capacity 1.7 L (1.8 US qt)
Spark plug NGK: BMR6A;
Engine (1999-2001)
Engine model Kawasaki FD611V
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 585 cc (35.7 cu-in)
Bore x stroke 74.0 x 68.0 mm (2.91 x 2.68 in)
Power output 20.0 HP (14.9 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type 10W30
Oil capacity 1.7 L (1.8 US qt)
Spark plug NGK: BMR6A;
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 (2WD)
Transmission type Belt-driven hydrostatic (Tuff Torq K70)
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 11.3 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: up to 4.7 kmh (2.9 mph)
Wheels and tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×10.50-12