John Deere LX279

John Deere LX279The 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

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere LX279
Length1,762 mm (69.4 in)
Width935 mm (36.8 in)
Height1,107 mm (43.6 in)
Wheel base1,200 mm (47.5 in)
Weight222 kg (490 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity11.5 L (3.0 US gal)
Engine modelKawasaki FD501V
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 K62)
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 8.8 kmh (5.5 mph)
Reverse: up to 4.8 kmh (3.0 mph)
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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