The John Deere LX279 is a lawn and garden tractor from the John Deere LX200-series. The John Deere LX279 garden tractor was produced at the John Deere Horicon Works plant (Horicon, Wisconsin, USA) from 1999 to 2003.
The John Deere LX279 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 LX279 is equipped with Tuff Torq K62 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission (infinite forward and reverse), internal wet disc brakes, and manual sector-and-pinion steering. This tractor used open operator station, independent PTO-shaft with electric clutch and 11.5 L (3.0 US gal) fuel tank.
Following attachments are available for The JD LX279 garden tractor:
- Mid-mount John Deere 48C – 1,210.0 mm (48 in) mower deck with 3-blade and manual lift
- Mid-mount John Deere 42C – 1,060.0 mm (42 in) mower deck with 2-blade and manual lift
- Front-mount John Deere 1060.0 mm (42 in) blade with manual lift
- Front-mount John Deere 1060.0 mm (42 in) single-stage snow blower
John Deere LX279 Specifications
|Model||John Deere LX279|
|Length||1,762 mm (69.4 in)|
|Width||935 mm (36.8 in)|
|Height||1,107 mm (43.6 in)|
|Wheel base||1,200 mm (47.5 in)|
|Weight||222 kg (490 lbs)|
|Fuel tank capacity||11.5 L (3.0 US gal)|
|Engine model||Kawasaki FD501V|
|Displacement||437 cc (23.67 cu-in)|
|Bore x stroke||67.0 x 62.0 mm (2.64 x 2.44 in)|
|Power output||17.0 HP (12.6 kW) at 3,600 rpm|
|Starter type||Electric starter|
|Oil capacity||1.5 L (3.2 US. pt)|
|Spark plug||NGK: BMR6A;|
|Transmission and chassis|
|Transmission type||Hydrostatic transmission (Tuff Torq K62)|
|Gears||Infinite forward and reverse|
Forward: up to 8.8 kmh (5.5 mph)
Reverse: up to 4.8 kmh (3.0 mph)
|PTO type||Front, independent with electric clutch|
|Wheels and tires|
|Front tires||Lawn/turf: 15×6.00-6|
|Rear tires||Lawn/turf: 20×10.00-8|