John Deere LX280

John Deere LX280The John Deere LX280 is a lawn and garden tractor from the John Deere LX200-series. The John Deere LX280 garden tractor was produced at the John Deere Horicon Works plant (Horicon, Wisconsin, USA) from 2004 to 2005. This tractor was available all-wheel steering version: LX280AWS.

The John Deere LX280 lawn tractor used a V-twin 90° liquid-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion Kawasaki FH580V 0.59 l (585 cc, 35.7 cu-in) gasoline engine with vertical PTO-shaft. The FH580V has cast iron cylinder liners and overhead V-valves. The engine is equipped with inner vent carburetor; pulse fuel pump and electronic spark ignition system. The motor uses a full pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter and paper element air cleaner with foam pre-cleaner.

It has a 74.0 mm (2.91 in) cylinder bore and 68.0 mm (2.68 in) piston stroke. Compression ratio rating is 8.5:1. The Kawasaki FH580V produced 18.0 HP (13.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm of maximum horsepower.

The John Deere LX280 is equipped with Tuff Torq K62 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission (infinite forward and reverse), internal wet disc brakes, and open 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 for LX280 model and 10.4 L (2.75 US gal) for LX280AWS.

Following attachments are available for The JD LX280 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

John Deere LX280 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere LX280
Length LX280: 1,700 mm (67 in)
LX280AWS: 1,778 mm (70 in)
Width LX280: 953 mm (37.5 in)
LX280AWS: 973 cm (38.3 in)
Height LX280: 1,110 mm (43.7 in)
LX280AWS: 1,105 cm (43.5 in.)
Wheel base LX280: 1,245 mm (49 in)
LX280AWS: 1,227 cm (48.3 in)
Weight LX280: 221 kg (487 lb)
LX280AWS: 254 kg (560 lb)
Fuel tank capacity LX280: 11.5 L (3.0 US gal)
LX280AWS: 10.4 L (2.75 US gal)
Engine modelKawasaki FH580V
Displacement585 cc (35.7 cu-in)
Bore x stroke74.0 x 68.0 mm (2.91 x 2.68 in.)
Power output18.0 HP (13.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter typeElectric starter
Oil type10W-30
Oil capacity1.8 L (1.9 qt)
Spark plugNGK: BPMR6A;
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 (2WD)
Transmission typeHydrostatic transmission (Tuff Torq K62)
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 9.7 kmh (6.0 mph)
Reverse: up to 5.1 kmh (3.2 mph)
PTO typeFront, independent with electric clutch
PTO speed3,600
Wheels and tires
Front tiresLawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 22×11.00-10
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