John Deere LX178

John Deere LX178The John Deere LX178 is a lawn and garden tractor from the John Deere LX100-series. The John Deere LX178 garden tractor was produced at the John Deere Horicon Works plant (Horicon, Wisconsin, USA) from 1991 to 1998.

The John Deere LX178 tractor used V-twin 90° liquid-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion Kawasaki FD440V gasoline engine with a vertical PTO-shaft. The FD440V 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;

A 67.0 mm (2.64 in) cylinder bore and 62.0 mm (2.44 in) piston stroke give the motor a total of 437 cc of displacement. Compression ratio rating is 9.3:1. The Kawasaki FD440V produced 15.0 HP (11.2 kW) at 3,600 rpm of maximum power.

The John Deere LX178 is equipped with Tuff Torq K61 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission (infinite forward and reverse), mechanical band brakes, and manual sector-and-pinion steering. This tractor used open operator station, independent PTO-shaft with electric clutch and 9.5 L (2.5 US gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for The John Deere LX178 garden tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere 960.0 mm (38 in) mower deck with 2-blade and manual lift
  • Front-mount John Deere 960.0 mm (38 in) single-stage snow blower
  • Front-mount John Deere 1060.0 mm (42 in) single-stage snow blower

John Deere LX178 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere LX178
Length1,670 mm (66.1 in)
Height1,020 mm (40.2 in)
Wheel base1,165 mm (45.9 in)
Weight244 kg (540 lb)
Fuel tank capacity9.5 L (2.5 US gal)
Engine modelKawasaki FD440V
Displacement437 cc (26.7 cu-in)
Bore x stroke67.0 x 62.0 mm (2.64 x 2.44 in)
Power output15.0 HP (11.2 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter typeElectric starter
Oil type10W-30
Oil capacity1.5l (1.6 qts)
Spark plugNGK: BMR6A;
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 (2WD)
Transmission typeHydrostatic transmission (Tuff Torq K61)
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 8.8 kmh (5.5 mph)
Reverse: up to 4.0 kmh (2.5 mph)
Transmission oil capacity3.4 L (3.6 qts)
PTO typeFront, independent with electric clutch
PTO speed3,600
Wheels and tires
Front tiresLawn/turf: 15×6.00-6
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 20×10.00-8
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