John Deere STX38 Yellow Deck

John Deere STX38 Yellow DeckThe John Deere STX38 Yellow 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 Yellow Deck is equipped with a 0.4 L single-cylinder gasoline engine and belt-driven gear type transmission with 5 forward and 1 reverse gear.

The John Deere STX38 Yellow Deck lawn tractor used the Kohler CV12.5-1215 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. This engine produced 12.6 PS (9.3 kW; 12.5 HP) at 3,350 rpm of maximum output power.

The John Deere STX38 Yellow Deck is equipped with manual sector-and-pinion steering, integral mechanical disc brakes, open operator station and 4.7 liters (1.2 US gal.; 1.0 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the John Deere STX38 Yellow Deck lawn tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere 38 in (960 mm) mower deck with 2-blades and manual lift
  • Front-mount John Deere 2461M 38 in (960 mm) single-stage snowblower with manual lift

John Deere STX38 Yellow Deck Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere STX38 Yellow Deck
Length1,520 mm (59.8 in)
Width1,320 mm (52 in)
Height980 mm (38.6 in)
Wheel base1,130 mm (44.5 in)
Weight196 kg (432 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity4.7 liters (1.2 US gal.; 1 Imp. gal)
Battery12V, CCA 200A
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelKohler CV12.5-1215
Engine typeFour-stroke, air-cooled, inline
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement0.4 L, 398 cm2, (24.3 cu·in)
Bore and stroke87.0 mm X 67.0 mm (3.43 in X 2.64 in)
Compression ratio8.9:1
Horsepower12.6 PS (9.3 kW; 12.5 HP) at 3,350 rpm
Oil typeAPI: SG, SH, SJ or higher, SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity:1.9 L (2 US. qt, 1.7 Imp. qt.)
Spark plugChampion RC12YC
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual sector-and-pinion
BrakesIntegral mechanical disc
Transmission modelPeerless 920
Transmission typeBelt-driven gear type
Gears5 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 8.5 kmh (5.3 mph) Reverse: 3.3 (2.1 mph)
Front tiresLawn/turf: 13×6.5-6
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 18×8.5-8
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