To make it easier for you to choose the right manual, we have compiled various information for you below, such as model designations, types, and production years.
The manual is compatible with the following models: (brand): LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, LX288, LX200 Series John Deere built in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA.
John Deere LX255 - Produced from 1999 to 2001
John Deere LX266 - Produced from 2002 to 2005
John Deere LX277 - Produced from 1999 to 2001
John Deere LX279 - Produced from 2002 to 2005
John Deere LX288 - Produced from 2002 to 2005
John Deere LX255: from MOL255B020001
John Deere LX266: from MOL266A020001
John Deere LX277: from MOL277A020001
John Deere LX279: from MOL279A020001
John Deere LX288: from MOL288A020001
Engine - Kohler
Engine - Kawasaki (Air-Cooled)
Engine - Kawasaki (Liquid-Cooled)
Engine - Briggs and Stratton
Engine LX255 specs: Kohler CV15S-41571, gasoline, 1-cylinder, air-cooled, 426 cc, 26 ci, 3.55x2.64 inches, 90 x 67 mm, 15 hp, 11.2 kW, 8.5:1, 25.3 lb-ft, 34.3 Nm.
Engine LX266 specs: Kohler CV460S, gasoline, 1-cylinder, air-cooled, 16 hp, 11.9 kW.
Engine LX277 specs: Kawasaki FH500V, gasoline, 2-cylinder, air-cooled, 493 cc, 30.1 ci, 2.68x2.68 inches, 68 x 68 mm, 17 hp, 12.7 kW, Champion RCJ8Y.
Engine LX279 specs: Kawasaki FD501V, gasoline, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 437 cc, 26.7 ci, 17 hp, 12.7 kW.
Engine LX288 specs: Briggs & Stratton Vanguard DBS18-35077, gasoline, 2-cylinder, air-cooled, 569 cc, 34.75 ci, 2.83x2.75 inches, 72 x 70 mm, 18 hp, 13.4 kW, Champion RC12YC.
Engine LX288 specs: Kawasaki FH580V, gasoline, 2-cylinder, air-cooled, vertical-shaft V-Twin, 585 cc, 35.7 ci, 2.91x2.68 inches, 74 x 68 mm, 18 hp, 13.4 kW.
Production year(s): 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.
Publication No.: TM-1754
Manual Language: English
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Looking to optimize the performance and maintenance of your John Deere LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, LX288 lawn mower? Look no further! By purchasing and downloading the official OEM manual, you can gain access to comprehensive information and technical details about these reliable lawn mowers. Whether you're a homeowner, a professional landscaper, or a lawn care enthusiast, this manual will serve as a valuable resource to explore the intricacies of the John Deere LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, LX288 models and effectively maintain their performance.
Engine Specifications/Technical Data:
• The John Deere LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, and LX288 lawn mowers are equipped with a variety of engine options.
• The LX255 and LX266 models feature a Kawasaki FH491V engine, while the LX277, LX279, and LX288 models feature a Kawasaki FH500V engine.
• These engines are air-cooled, vertical-shaft, V-twin engines designed for residential and light commercial use.
• The displacement of the FH491V engine is approximately 494 cubic centimeters (30.1 cubic inches), and the FH500V engine is approximately 499 cubic centimeters (30.5 cubic inches).
• Both engines utilize a pressure lubrication system to ensure proper lubrication and protection of engine components.
• The FH491V engine produces a maximum power output of around 14-16 horsepower, depending on the specific model and configuration.
• The FH500V engine generates a maximum power output of approximately 17-19 horsepower, depending on the specific model and configuration.
• The engines feature an electric starter system for easy and convenient starting.
• They are equipped with a full-pressure oil filter to remove contaminants and maintain oil cleanliness.
• The LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, and LX288 lawn mowers have a hydrostatic transmission for smooth and effortless operation.
• They are equipped with a 12-volt electrical system to power various components and accessories.
• The fuel capacity of these lawn mowers ranges from approximately 2.5 to 4 gallons, depending on the model.
• The LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, and LX288 models feature a cutting width of around 38 to 54 inches, depending on the specific deck configuration.
• The cutting heights can be adjusted within a range of approximately 1 to 4 inches, allowing for customization based on lawn conditions.
• These lawn mowers utilize a durable and corrosion-resistant mower deck for efficient grass cutting.
• They incorporate a robust and reliable cutting blade system for clean and precise cutting performance.
• The LX277, LX279, and LX288 models feature power steering for enhanced maneuverability and ease of use.
• These lawn mowers are designed to provide excellent traction and stability, ensuring smooth operation on various terrains.
• The LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, and LX288 models are equipped with a comfortable operator seat and ergonomic controls for reduced fatigue during extended use.
• They feature a robust frame and construction, ensuring durability and long service life.
Facts and Details:
- The John Deere LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, and LX288 lawn mowers are known for their reliability and durability, making them popular choices for residential and light commercial use.
- They offer a wide range of cutting widths and heights, allowing for efficient and customizable grass cutting.
- The LX277, LX279, and LX288 models with power steering provide improved maneuverability, making them ideal for navigating around obstacles and landscaping features.
- These lawn mowers feature a hydrostatic transmission, offering smooth and effortless speed control without the need for shifting gears.
- The LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, and LX288 models are designed to provide excellent traction, allowing for precise and controlled mowing on various terrains.
- They are equipped with reliable Kawasaki engines known for their performance and longevity.
- The John Deere LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, and LX288 lawn mowers are backed by a strong network of authorized John Deere service centers and dealerships, ensuring support and availability of genuine parts.
- These lawn mowers are designed with operator comfort in mind, featuring adjustable seats, ergonomic controls, and vibration reduction systems for a more enjoyable mowing experience.
Maintenance Intervals, Tips, and Common Issues:
► Regular maintenance intervals for these lawn mowers include engine oil and filter changes, air filter cleaning or replacement, and spark plug replacement.
► Follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule to ensure optimal performance and longevity of the mower.
► Keep the mower deck clean and free from debris to prevent grass buildup and maintain proper cutting performance.
► Regularly inspect and lubricate moving parts, such as wheel bearings and mower deck spindles, to ensure smooth operation.
► Check and adjust tire pressure as needed for optimal traction and maneuverability.
► Common issues with these lawn mowers may include fuel system problems, such as clogged fuel filters or carburetor issues, which can be resolved by proper cleaning and maintenance.
► Electrical system malfunctions, such as faulty switches or wiring connections, may require inspection and repair by a qualified technician.
► Issues with the mower deck, such as worn or damaged blades, can affect cutting quality and should be addressed promptly by replacing or sharpening the blades.
Tips for Effective Maintenance:
1. Regularly check and maintain proper oil levels to ensure adequate lubrication of the engine.
2. Clean or replace the air filter regularly to prevent debris from entering the engine and affecting performance.
3. Inspect the mower deck for damage or wear, and address any issues promptly to maintain optimal cutting performance.
4. Keep the mower blades sharp by sharpening or replacing them as needed for clean and precise cutting.
5. Store the lawn mower in a clean and dry area, and use a cover to protect it from the elements when not in use.
Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications:
■ Installing a mulching kit can help enhance the mower's grass cutting capabilities by finely chopping the clippings and returning them to the lawn as natural fertilizer.
■ Upgrading to high-lift mower blades can improve the mower's bagging performance by creating increased airflow and lifting the clippings into the bag more effectively.
■ Adding aftermarket LED lights or additional lighting can enhance visibility and extend mowing hours during low-light conditions.
■ Upgrading the seat to a more cushioned and ergonomic design can improve operator comfort during long mowing sessions.
■ Installing a striping kit can create professional-looking striping patterns on the lawn, enhancing its aesthetic appeal.
Accessories and Attachments:
+ Bagging systems and rear-mounted grass catchers for collecting grass clippings.
+ Mulching kits for finely chopping grass clippings and returning them to the lawn.
+ Striping kits for creating professional-looking striping patterns on the lawn.
+ Snow blades or snow blowers for snow removal during winter months.
+ Front brush guards or bumper attachments for added protection.
+ Leaf blowers or leaf vacuums for efficient leaf removal.
+ Sun shades or canopies for operator comfort and sun protection.
+ Rear-mounted sprayers or spreaders for applying fertilizers or pesticides.
+ Hitch attachments for towing utility carts or other light-duty equipment.
+ LED lights or additional lighting kits for enhanced visibility during low-light conditions.
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
☺ The John Deere LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, and LX288 lawn mowers are praised for their reliability and durability, lasting for many years of use.
☺ They provide excellent cutting performance and are capable of handling various types of grass and terrains.
☺ The hydrostatic transmission offers smooth and effortless operation, allowing for precise speed control.
☺ The Kawasaki engines are known for their reliability, power, and fuel efficiency.
☺ These lawn mowers are backed by a trusted and well-established brand with a strong network of service centers and dealerships.
☻ Some owners have reported issues with the electrical system, such as faulty switches or wiring connections, requiring repairs or replacements.
☻ The availability and pricing of certain replacement parts may vary depending on the region.
☻ The cost of genuine John Deere parts and accessories may be higher compared to aftermarket alternatives.
The John Deere LX255, LX266, LX277, LX279, and LX288 lawn mowers are reliable and durable machines that offer excellent cutting performance and ease of use. By following the recommended maintenance intervals and tips, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your lawn mower. Purchasing the OEM John Deere manual in PDF format provides a comprehensive resource to effectively maintain and care for your mower. Click the button below to purchase and download the detailed shop handbook for your John Deere lawn mower.
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