The John Deere GX345 is a 2WD lawn and garden tractor from the GX series of the John Deere lawn tractors. The John Deere GX345 was manufactured in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA from 2002 to 2005. This garden tractor used the Kawasaki FD611V gasoline engine and Tuff Torq K71 hydrostatic transmission.
The Kawasaki FD611V is a 0.59 l (585 cc, 35.7 cu-in) V-twin 90° liquid-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion gasoline engine with a vertical PTO-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 GX345 lawn tractor is equipped with Tuff Torq K71 hydrostatic transmission (infinite forward and reverse gears), power steering and wet disc brakes. This tractor used open operator station. The JD GX345 also features an electric starter, independent front PTO-shaft with electric clutch and a 15.1 L (4 US gal.) 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 3-blade and hydraulic lift
- John Deere 48-inch mower deck – mid-mount 48-inch deck (1210.0 mm) deck with 3-blade and hydraulic lift
- John Deere blade – front-mount 1210.0 mm (48 in) blade with manual lift;
John Deere GX345 Specifications
|Model||John Deere GX345|
|Length||1,830 mm (72.25 in)|
|Width||990 mm (39 in)|
|Height||1,110 mm (43.6 in)|
|Wheel base||1,250 mm (49.2 in)|
|Weight||309 kg (683 lbs) – shiping|
|Fuel tank capacity||15.1 L (4 US gal.)|
|Engine model||Kawasaki FD611V|
|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 capacity||1.7 L (1.8 US qt)|
|Spark plug||NGK: BMR6A;|
|Transmission and chassis|
|Transmission type||Hydrostatic (Tuff Torq K71)|
|Gears||Infinite forward and reverse|
Forward: up to 11.3 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: up to 6.4 kmh (4.0 mph)
|Transmission oil capacity||4.7 L (5.0 qts)|
|PTO type||Front, independent with electric clutch|
|Wheels and tires|
|Front tires||Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8|
|Rear tires||Lawn/turf: 24×12-12|