John Deere X304

John Deere X304The John Deere X304 is a lawn and garden tractor from the John Deere X-series. The John Deere X304 garden tractor was produced at the John Deere Horicon Works plant (Horicon, Wisconsin, USA) from 2006 to 2015. During the production period, this tractor was equipped with different engines: Kawasaki FH491V, FS541V, FS600V. The X304 is a four-wheel steering version of the X300.

Kawasaki FH491V. The Kawasaki FH491V is a 472 cc (28.8 cu.in.) V-twin 90° liquid-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion gasoline engine with vertical PTO-shaft. The Kawasaki FH491V has cast-iron cylinder liners and overhead valves (OHV). The engine is equipped with float type carburetor with fixed main jet; pulse type fuel pump and electronic spark ignition system. The Kawasaki FH491V uses a full pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter. Cylinder bore and the piston stroke is 68 mm (2.68 in) and 65 mm (2.56 in), respectively. The Kawasaki FH491V produced 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower.

Kawasaki FS541V The FS541V (603 cc, 36.8 cu.in.) engine has 90° V-twin design with vertical PTO shaft, overhead V-valves, cast iron cylinder liners spherical combustion chamber. The engine is equipped with the electronic spark ignition system, internally vented carburetor with fuel shut-off solenoid, rotating grass chopper screen, integrated clean out ports. The motor uses a high-performance lubrication system and dual-element air filter. It has a 73.0 mm (2.87 in) cylinder bore and 72.0 mm (2.83 in) piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 8.1:1. The Kawasaki FS541V produced 18.8 PS (13.8 kW; 18.5 HP) at 3,600 rpm.

Kawasaki FS600V The FS600V (603 cc, 36.8 cu.in.) has 90 degrees V-twin design with vertical PTO shaft, overhead V-valves, cast iron cylinder liners, and spherical combustion chamber. The engine is equipped with the electronic spark ignition system, internally vented carburetor with fuel shut-off solenoid, rotating grass chopper screen, integrated clean out ports. The motor uses a high-performance lubrication system and dual-element air filter. It has a 73.0 mm (2.87 in) cylinder bore and 72.0 mm (2.83 in) piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 8.1:1. This engine produced 18.8 PS (13.8 kW; 18.5 HP) at 3,600 rpm of maximum horsepower.

The John Deere X304 is equipped with the Kanzaki K46 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission (infinite forward and reverse) and manual four-wheel steering. This tractor used open operator station, independent PTO-shaft with electric clutch and 12.5 L (3.3 US gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for The John Deere X304 garden tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere 42X (Xtra Mower) – 1,060 mm (42 in) mower deck with 2-blade and manual lift
  • Front-mount blade – 1,110 mm (44 in) with manual lift
  • Front-mount snow blower – 1,110 mm (44 in) dual-stage with manual lift

John Deere X304 Specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere X304
Length 1,730 mm (72 in)
Width 1,040 mm (41 in)
Height 1,090 mm (43 in)
Wheel base 1,250 mm (49.4 in)
Weight (without mower deck) 252 kg (556 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 12.5 L (3.3 US gal)
Battery 12V
Engine Kawasaki FH491V
Engine model FH491V
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 472 cc (28.8 cu-in)
Bore x stroke 68.0 x 65.0 mm (2.68 x 2.56 in)
Power output 17.0 HP (12.7 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type 10W-30
Oil capacity 1.7 L (1.8 qt)
Spark plug CHAMPION: RCJ8Y; NGK: BPMR6A
Engine Kawasaki FS541V
Engine model FS541V
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 603 cc (36.8 cu.in.)
Bore x stroke 73.0 x 72.0 mm (2.87 x 2.83 in.)
Power output 18.8 PS (13.8 kW; 18.5 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type 10W-30
Oil capacity 1.7 L (1.8 qt)
Spark plug NGK: BPR4ES
Engine Kawasaki FS600V
Engine model FS600V
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 603 cc (36.8 cu.in.)
Bore x stroke 73.0 x 72.0 mm (2.87 x 2.83 in.)
Power output 18.8 PS (13.8 kW; 18.5 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type 10W-30
Oil capacity 1.7 L (1.8 qt)
Spark plug NGK: BPR4ES
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 (2WD)
Transmission type Hydrostatic transmission (Tuff Torq K46)
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 8.9 kmh (5.5 mph)
Reverse: up to 6.4 kmh (4.0 mph)
PTO-shaft
PTO type Front, independent with electric clutch
PTO speed 3,600
Wheels and tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 15×6.00-6
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 20×10.00-10