John Deere GT242

John Deere GT242The John Deere GT242 is a lawn and garden tractor from the John Deere GT-series. The John Deere GT242 garden tractor was produced at the John Deere Horicon Works plant (Horicon, Wisconsin, USA) from 1993 to 1998.

The John Deere GT242 tractor used an air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Kawasaki FC420V gasoline engine with vertical PTO shaft. The FC420V engine has an OHV (overhead valve) design; cast-iron cylinder liner; reciprocating balancer; float type carburetor with fixed main jet; flywheel magneto transistor type ignition system; mechanical governor. An 89.0 mm (3.5 in) cylinder bore and 68.0 mm (2.68 in) piston stroke give the motor a total of 423 cc of displacement. Compression ratio rating is 8.4:1. The Kawasaki FC420V motor produced 14.0 HP (10.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 30.6 Nm (3.12 kg·m; 22.58 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of torque.

The John Deere GT242 is equipped with Tuff Torq gear type transmission with six forward and one rear gear, internal wet disc brakes, and manual sector-and-pinion steering. This tractor used open operator station and 10.4 L (2.75 gallons) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for The John Deere GT242 garden tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere 960.0 mm (38 in) mower deck
  • Front-mount John Deere 1060.0 mm (42 in) blade
  • Front-mount John Deere 960.0 mm (38 in) snow blower

John Deere GT242 Specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere GT242
Length 1,750 mm (69 in)
Height 990 mm (39.3 in)
Wheel base 1,210 mm (47.7 in)
Weight 276 kg (610 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 10.4 L (2.75 gal)
Battery 12V
Engine model Kawasaki FC420V
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 423 cc (25.8 cu-in)
Bore x stroke 89.0 x 68.0 mm (3.5 x 2.68 in)
Power output 14.0 HP (10.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type 10W-30
Oil capacity 1.3 L (1.4 US. qt)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 (2WD)
Transmission type Gear transmission (Tuff Torq)
Gears 6 forward and 1 reverse
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
PTO Type: Front, independent with electric clutch
Wheels and tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×10.50-12