John Deere SST16

John Deere SST16The John Deere SST16 is a 2WD lawn tractor from the SST series. This tractor was manufactured by John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA from 2000 to 2003. The John Deere SST16 is equipped with a 0.5 L (29.3 cu·in) V-twin gasoline engine and a hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The John Deere SST16 lawn tractor used the Briggs and Stratton 303777 engine. It is a 0.5 L, 480 cm2, (29.3 cu·in) V-twin natural aspirated gasoline engine with 68.0 mm (2.68 in) of the cylinder bore and 66.0 mm (2.6 in) of the piston stroke. This engine produced 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP) of output power.

The John Deere SST16 is equipped with hydrostatic power steering, wet disc brakes, open operator station and 9.5 liters (2.5 US gal.; 2.1 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the John Deere SST16 lawn tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere 42C: 42 in (1,060 mm) mower deck with 2-blades
  • Mid-mount John Deere Freedom 42: 42 in (1,060 mm) mower deck with 2-blades

John Deere SST16 Specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere SST16
Length 1,905 mm (75 in)
Width 1,330 mm (52.4 in)
Height 1,040 mm (40.9 in)
Wheel base 1,250 mm (49.2 in)
Weight 290 kg (639 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 9.5 liters (2.5 US gal.; 2.1 Imp. gal)
Battery 12V, CCA 160A
Cabin type Open operator station
Engine model Briggs and Stratton 303777
Engine type Four-stroke, air-cooled, V-twin
Cylinders 2
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 0.5 L, 480 cm2, (29.3 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 68.0 mm X 66.0 mm (2.68 in X 2.6 in)
Horsepower 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP)
Starter Electric
Oil type API: SF, SG, SH, SJ or higher
Oil capacity: 1.25 L (1.3 US. qt, 1.1 Imp. qt.)
Spark plug gap 0.76 mm (0.030 in)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Hydrostatic power
Brakes Wet disc
Transmission model
Transmission type Hydrostatic
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 9.0 kmh (5.6 mph) Reverse: 5.0 (3.1 mph)
Front tires Lawn/turf: 13×5.0-16
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 20×10-8
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1 Comment

  1. Honourable Company
    Please help me! I have a John Deere SST 16 lawnmower in good condition, but I can’t find a specialist who can help me repair it!
    The question is how to change the gear oil (I have already drained it, but I don’t know how to top it up correctly?!
    My main problem is that the steering mechanism does not work (it worked before!
    I bought a service manual but couldn’t find any help in it!
    I look forward to your help
    István Hantos from Hungary
    There is also a John Deere dealership here, but they don’t know this lawnmower!

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