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 valid for the following models: LX172, LX173, LX176, LX178, LX186, LX188, LX 100 Series / Deere & Company, built in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA
Engine LX172: Kawasaki FC420V, gasoline, 1-cylinder, air-cooled, vertical-shaft, 422 cc, 25.8 ci, 3.50x2.68 inches, 89 x 68 mm, 14 hp, 10.4 kW
Engine LX173: Kohler CV15S, gasoline, 1-cylinder, air-cooled, vertical-shaft, 426 cc, 26 ci, 3.5x2.6 inches, 89 x 66 mm, 15 hp, 11.2 kW, 8.5:1, 1650-3350 idle rpm.
Engine LX176: Kawasaki FC420V, gasoline, 1-cylinder, air-cooled, vertical-shaft, 422 cc, 25.8 ci, 3.50x2.68 inches, 89 x 68 mm, 14 hp, 10.4 kW.
Engine LX178: Kawasaki FD440V, see above, V-Twin, 437 cc, 26.7 ci, 2.64x2.44 inches, 67 x 62 mm, 15 hp, 11.2 kW, 9.3:1.
Engine LX186: Kawasaki, gasoline, 1-cylinder, air-cooled, 534 cc, 32.64 ci, 17 hp, 12.7 kW,
Engine LX188: Kawasaki FD501V, gasoline, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, vertical-shaft V-Twin, 437 cc, 26.7 ci, 2.64x2.44 inches, 67 x 62 mm, 17 hp, 12.7 kW.
Production year(s): 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998,
Publication number: TM-1492
MANUAL LANGUAGE: English
"Troubleshooting Lawn Tractor: Shop Repair and PDF Guide for John Deere LX Series"
If you're in need of shop repair for your John Deere LX172, LX173, LX176, LX178, LX186, or LX188 lawn tractor, we have you covered! This comprehensive PDF guide will provide you with detailed troubleshooting steps and essential engine specifications to keep your John Deere LX Series running smoothly. Whether you're a seasoned landscaper or a DIY enthusiast, this guide will equip you with the knowledge needed to maintain, repair, and optimize your lawn tractor for peak performance.
Engine Specifications / Technical Data:
• The John Deere LX172 is equipped with a 14 horsepower single-cylinder Kawasaki engine.
• The LX173 features a 15 horsepower single-cylinder Kawasaki engine.
• The LX176 comes with a 14 horsepower single-cylinder Kawasaki engine.
• The LX178 boasts a 15 horsepower liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder Kawasaki engine.
• The LX186 is powered by a 17 horsepower liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder Kawasaki engine.
• The LX188 features an 18 horsepower liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder Kawasaki engine.
• These models have a displacement ranging from 422cc to 675cc.
• The engines feature a full-pressure lubrication system for enhanced durability.
• They utilize a dual element air filter for improved engine protection.
• The LX178, LX186, and LX188 have liquid cooling systems for efficient temperature regulation.
• These models come with an electric starter for easy and reliable starting.
• They have a hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse speeds.
• The fuel capacity ranges from 2.4 gallons to 4.5 gallons, depending on the model.
• The cutting width of the mower decks varies from 38 inches to 54 inches.
• The cutting height can be adjusted in increments of 0.25 inches.
• The lawn tractors have a turning radius of approximately 18 inches.
• They come with a manual or electric power take-off (PTO) for engaging the mower blades.
• The LX Series tractors have a maximum forward speed of around 5-6 mph.
• The wheelbase ranges from 43 inches to 48.3 inches.
• The overall weight of the tractors ranges from 535 pounds to 765 pounds.
Facts and Details:
- The John Deere LX Series offers a comfortable and ergonomic operator station for extended mowing sessions.
- These lawn tractors are known for their durability and reliability, making them popular choices for residential use.
- They feature a sturdy and rust-resistant frame construction for long-lasting performance.
- The LX Series tractors offer a smooth and precise cutting performance, thanks to their well-designed mower decks.
- These models have excellent maneuverability, allowing for easy navigation around obstacles in the yard.
- The lawn tractors come with adjustable seats to provide comfort for operators of different heights.
- They offer a range of optional attachments, including baggers, carts, snow blades, and more, to enhance versatility.
- The LX Series tractors have user-friendly controls and intuitive operation for hassle-free mowing experiences.
- They are equipped with headlights for improved visibility during low-light conditions.
- The lawn tractors have a robust and reliable electrical system for powering various accessories.
- They are backed by John Deere's reputation for quality and customer support.
Maintenance Intervals, General Maintenance Tips, and Common Issues:
► Regularly inspect and clean the air filter to ensure optimal engine performance.
► Change the engine oil and filter at the recommended intervals, typically every 50 hours of operation.
► Grease the mower deck spindles, axles, and other lubrication points according to the maintenance schedule.
► Keep the cutting blades sharp for clean and efficient mowing.
► Check the tire pressure regularly and maintain the recommended levels.
► Common issues may include carburetor problems, electrical issues, and belt replacements.
► Solutions for carburetor problems often involve cleaning or rebuilding the carburetor.
► Electrical issues may require checking and replacing fuses, switches, or wiring connections.
► Belt replacements should be done when signs of wear or damage are noticed.
Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications:
* Installing a mulching kit for finely chopped grass clippings and improved lawn health.
* Upgrading the seat for added comfort during longer mowing sessions.
* Adding a hitch or rear weight kit for increased towing capacity.
* Upgrading the headlights for brighter illumination during nighttime operation.
* Installing wheel weights or tire chains for enhanced traction on challenging terrain.
Available Accessories, Attachments, and Aftermarket Options:
■ Baggers for collecting grass clippings and maintaining a clean lawn.
■ Snow blowers or plows for snow removal during winter months.
■ Dump carts for hauling various materials in the yard.
■ Rear-mounted spreaders for efficient fertilizer or seed distribution.
■ Sunshades or weather enclosures for protection against the elements.
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
☺ Strengths: Reliable engine performance, smooth operation, versatile attachments, durable construction.
☻ Weaknesses: Some owners have reported occasional belt slippage or electrical issues.
Repairs that Need to be Carried Out Most Frequently and Commonly Broken Parts:
→ Regular maintenance tasks such as oil changes, filter replacements, and blade sharpening.
→ Carburetor cleanings or rebuilds may be necessary to address fuel-related issues.
→ Electrical system troubleshooting, including checking and replacing fuses, switches, or wiring connections.
→ Belt replacements for the mower deck, transmission, or PTO may be required due to wear or damage.
→ Spindle or pulley replacements to maintain smooth operation of the mower deck.
→ Tire replacements or repairs due to wear or punctures.
→ Battery replacements to ensure reliable starting.
→ Steering system maintenance, including checking and replacing tie rods, steering gears, or bushings.
→ Fuel system maintenance, including fuel filter replacements.
→ Ignition system repairs or tune-ups, including spark plug replacements.
→ Blade clutch or engagement cable replacements for smooth operation.
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