John Deere LX188

John Deere LX188The John Deere LX188 is a lawn and garden tractor from the John Deere LX100-series. The John Deere LX188 garden tractor was produced at the John Deere Horicon Works plant (Horicon, Wisconsin, USA) from 1992 to 1998.

The John Deere LX188 lawn tractor used a V-twin 90° liquid-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion Kawasaki FD501V (437 cc, 26.67 cu-in) gasoline engine with vertical PTO-shaft The FD501V 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. The Kawasaki FD501V uses a full pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter and dual element air cleaner.

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 FD501V produced 17.0 HP (12.6 kW) at 3,600 rpm.

The John Deere LX188 is equipped with Tuff Torq K61 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission (infinite forward and reverse), external 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 LX188 garden tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere 1,210.0 mm (48 in) mower deck with 3-blade and manual lift
  • Mid-mount John Deere 1,110.0 mm (44 in) mower deck with 2-blade and manual lift
  • 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 LX188 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere LX188
Length1,680 mm (66.1 in)
Width1,504 mm (59.2 in)
Height1,020 mm (40.2 in)
Wheel base1,165 mm (45.9 in)
Weight268 kg (590 lb)
Fuel tank capacity9.5 L (2.5 US gal)
Battery12V
Engine
Engine modelKawasaki FD501V
FuelGasoline
Displacement437 cc (23.67 cu-in)
Bore x stroke67.0 x 62.0 mm (2.64 x 2.44 in)
Power output17.0 HP (12.6 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter typeElectric starter
Oil type10W-30
Oil capacity1.5 L (3.2 US. pt)
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-shaft
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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