John Deere LT180

John Deere LT180 (2002-2005) lawn tractor specifications and reviews

John Deere LT180The John Deere LT180 is a 2WD lawn tractor from the LT series. This tractor was manufactured by John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA from 2002 to 2005. The John Deere LT180 is equipped with a 494 cm2 V-twin gasoline engine and belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The John Deere LT180 lawn tractor used the Kawasaki FH500V vertical engine. It is a 0.5 L, 494 cm2, (30.1 cu·in) two-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine with 68.0 mm (2.68 in) of the cylinder bore and 68.0 mm (2.68 in) of the piston stroke. This engine produced 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of maximum output power and 37.0 Nm (3.77 kg·m; 27.31 lbf·ft) at 2,400 rpm of peak torque.

The John Deere LT180 is equipped with manual sector-and-pinion steering, mechanical disc brakes, open operator station and 7.5 liters (2.0 US gal.; 1.6 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the John Deere LT180 lawn tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere 42 in (1,060 mm) mower deck with 2-blades and manual lift
  • Mid-mount John Deere 48 in (1,160 mm) mower deck with 3-blades and manual lift
  • Front-mount John Deere 44 in (1,110 mm) blade with manual lift

John Deere LT180 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere LT180
Tractor typeLawn tractor
Production years2002-2005
ManufacturerJohn Deere
FactoryHoricon, Wisconsin, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length1,720 mm (67.7 in)
Width1,210 mm (47.6 in)
Height1,040 mm (40.9 in)
Wheel base1,210 mm (47.6 in)
Weight230 kg (507 lbs)
Fluid capacity
Fuel tank capacity7.5 liters (2 US gal.; 1.6 Imp. gal)
Oil capacity (with filter changed)1.8 liters (1.9 US.qts, 1.58 Imp. qts)
Electrical system
Charging systemFlywheel alternator
Charging amps13A
Battery12V, CCA 160A
Cabin type
Cabin typeOpen operator station


Engine modelKawasaki FH500V
Type4-stroke, OHV, V-twin 90°
Displacement494 cm 3 (30.15 cu-in)
Max. horsepower17.3 PS (12.7 KW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO)37.0 Nm (3.77 kg·m; 27.31 lbf·ft) at 2,400 rpm
CarburetorFloat type
Cooling systemAir-cooling
Ignition systemFlywheel magneto transistor type
Lubricating systemFull pressure with spin-on oil filter
Starting systemElectric starter
Charging system12 Volt – 13A with regulator
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Cooling systemPressurized forced circulation type
Valve clearance
Intake valve0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Exhaust valve0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Oil system
Oil type4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SG, SH, or SJ )
Recommended oilSAE 10W-40, 10W-30, 5W-20
Oil capacity (with filter changed)1.8 liters (1.9 US.qts, 1.58 Imp. qts)
Ignition system
Spark plug gap0.75 mm (0.029 in)
Spark plug tightening torque22 Nm; 2.2 kg·m; 16.2 ft·lb

Transmission and chassis

Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual sector-and-pinion
BrakesMechanical disc
Transmission modelTuff Torq K46
Transmission typeBelt-driven hydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 9.3 kmh (5.8 mph) Reverse: 5.6 (3.5 mph)


Front tiresLawn/turf: 15×6-6
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 20×10-8

PTO and 3-point linkage

PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Middle PTO typeIndependent with mechanical clutch
Middle PTO spped


John Deere: 42″ mid-mount mower deck with 2-blade and manual lift
Cutting width:1,060 mm (42.0 in)
Total width:1,340 mm (53.0 in)
Cut height:20-100 mm (1.0-4.0 in)
John Deere: 48″ mid-mount mower deck with 3-blade and manual lift
Cutting width:1,210 mm (48.0 in)
Total width:1,560 mm (61.5 in)
Cut height:20-100 mm (1.0-4.0 in)
John Deere: 44″ front-mount blade with manual lift
Cutting width:1,110 mm (44.0 in)
John Deere: 42″ front-mount two-stage snow blower
Cleaning width:1,060 mm (42.0 in)
Cleaning height:530 mm (21.0 in)
Weight:88 kg (195 lbs)

Serial numbers

Serial numbers (Located below front side of seat)

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