John Deere 185

John Deere 185The John Deere 185 is a lawn tractor model from the Late 100 Lawn series, manufactured from 1986 to 1990 by John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA. It was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The John Deere 185 is equipped with a 534 cc (32.6 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine with 89.0 mm (3.5 in) of the cylinder bore and 86.0 mm (3.39 in) of the piston stroke, and a belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The JD 185 lawn tractor features:

  • The Kawasaki FC540V gasoline engine which produces 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual, sector and pinion steering
  • Integral mechanical transmission disc brakes
  • Open operator station

General specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere 185
Tractor type Lawn tractor
Production years 1986-1990
Factory Horicon, Wisconsin, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length 1,670 mm (65.7 in)
Width
Height 1,010 mm (39.8 in)
Wheel base 1,130 mm (44.5 in)
Weight 38-inch deck: 283 kg (624 lbs)
42-inch deck: 292 kg (644 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 8.3 liters (2.2 US gal.; 1.8 Imp. gal)

Engine

Engine
Engine model Kawasaki FC540V
Engine type Four-stroke, air-cooled, OHV
Cylinders 1
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 0.5 L, 534 cm3, (32.6 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 89.0 mm X 86.0 mm (3.5 in X 3.39 in)
Compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system Float type carburetor with fixed main jet
Horsepower 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Starter Electric
Oil system
Lubrication system: Full pressurized
Oil type: 4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SE, SD)
Recommended oil: SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity: 1.6 L (1.69 US. qt, 1.41 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Spark plug: NGK BPR5ES or Champion RN11YC
Spark plug gap: 0.7-0.8 mm (0.0276-0.0315 in)
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance: 0.15 mm (0.006 in)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.15 mm (0.006 in)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual sector-and-pinion
Brakes Integral transmission disc
Transmission
Transmission manufacturer/model Sundstrand
Transmission type Belt-driven hydrostatic
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 8.0 kmh (5.0 mph)
Reverse: 4.0 kmh (2.5 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 0.7 L (0.2 US. gal, 0.2 Imp. gal.)

Tires

Tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 15×6.00-6
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 18×8.50-8 (38-inch deck), 20×10.00-8 (46-inch deck)

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system Flywheel alternator
Charging amps 15A
Battery 12V, CCA: 255A

Serial numbers

38-inch deck
1986 M00185A372001
1987 M00185A440001
1988 M00185A495001
1989 M00185A595001
1989-end M00185A750000
1990 M00185A010001
Final M00185A100000
46-inch deck
1986 M00185B378001
1987 M00185B450001
1988 M00185B505001
1989 M00185B605001
1989-end M00185B750000
1990 M00185B020001
Final M00185B100000

Attachments

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Lift 120 mm (5 in)
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