John Deere STX38 Black Deck

John Deere STX38 Black DeckThe John Deere STX38 Black Deck is a 2WD lawn tractor from the STX series. This tractor was manufactured by the John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA from 1988 to 1997. Two basic versions were available: the original “yellow-deck” from 1988 to 1993, and the later “black-deck” version from 1994 to 1997. The John Deere STX38 Black Deck is equipped with a 0.4 L single-cylinder gasoline engine and one of two transmissions: belt-driven gear type transmission with 5 forward and 1 reverse gear or hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The John Deere STX38 Black Deck lawn tractor used the Kohler CV13S engine. It is a 0.4 L, 398 cm2, (24.3 cu·in) single-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine with 87.0 mm (3.43 in) of the cylinder bore and 67.0 mm (2.64 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 8.5:1. This engine produced 13.2 PS (9.7 kW; 13.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of maximum output power.

The John Deere STX38 Black Deck is equipped with manual sector-and-pinion steering, integral mechanical disc brakes, open operator station and 4.7 liters (1.2 US gal.; 1 Imp. gal) fuel tank. This lawn tractor used mid-mount John Deere 38 in (960 mm) mower deck with 2-blades and manual lift.

John Deere STX38 Black Deck Specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere STX38 Black Deck
Length 1,520 mm (59.8 in)
Width 1,320 mm (52 in)
Height 980 mm (38.6 in)
Wheel base 1,130 mm (44.5 in)
Weight 196 kg (432 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 4.7 liters (1.2 US gal.; 1 Imp. gal)
Battery 12V, CCA 200A
Cabin type Open operator station
Engine model Kohler CV13S
Engine type Four-stroke, air-cooled, inline
Cylinders 1
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 0.4 L, 398 cm2, (24.3 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 87.0 mm X 67.0 mm (3.43 in X 2.64 in)
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Horsepower 13.2 PS (9.7 kW; 13.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Starter Electric
Oil type API: SG, SH, SJ or higher, SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity: 1.9 L (2 US. qt, 1.7 Imp. qt.)
Spark plug Champion RC12YC
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual sector-and-pinion
Brakes Integral mechanical disc
Transmission model Dana 4360
Transmission type Belt-driven gear type
Gears 5 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 8.5 kmh (5.3 mph) Reverse: 3.3 (2.1 mph)
Transmission model Tuff Torq
Transmission type Hydrostatic
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Front tires Lawn/turf: 13×6.5-6
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 18×8.5-8
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