John Deere 216

John Deere 216The John Deere 216 is a garden tractor model from the 200 series, manufactured from 1979 to 1987 by John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA. It was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The John Deere 216 is equipped with a 588 cc (35.9 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine with 95.3 mm (3.75 in) of the cylinder bore and 82.6 mm (3.25 in) of the piston stroke, and gear with CVT transmission with 4 forward and 1 reverse gear.

The John Deere 216 garden tractor features:

  • The Kohler K341AQS gasoline engine which produces 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP) at 3,500 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual steering
  • Band brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Independent middle PTO with manual clutch

General specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere 216
Tractor type Garden tractor
Production years 1979-1987
Factory Horicon, Wisconsin, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length 1,710 mm (67.3 in)
Width 1,050 mm (41.3 in)
Height 1,060 mm (41.7 in)
Wheel base 1,160 mm (45.7 in)
Weight 299 kg (659 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 13.2 liters (3.5 US gal.; 2.9 Imp. gal)


Engine Specifications
Engine model Kohler K341QS
Engine type 4-stroke, L-head (side valve), single-cylinder
Displacement 588 cm3, (35.9 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 95.3 mm X 82.6 mm (3.75 in X 3.25 in)
Max. horsepower 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Cooling system Forced air
Lubricating system Splash type
Fuel system Carburetor
Starting system Electirc starter
Compression pressure
Normal: 7.7-8.4 kg/cm2 (7.6-8.3 bar, 110-120 psi) / 1,000 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance: 0.20-0.25 mm (0.0079-0.0098 in)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.43-0.48 mm (0.0169-0.0189 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system: Splash type
Oil type: API SF or SG
Recommended oil: Summer: SAE 30W
Winter: SAE 5W-20, 5W-30
Oil capacity: 1.4 L (1.5 US. qt, 1.2 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Spark plug: Champion RH10
Spark plug gap: 0.65 mm (0.0256 in)
Spark plug torque: 27 N·m (2.8 kg·m, 19.9 ft·lb)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual
Brakes Band
Transmission manufacturer or model Peerless 2300
Transmission type Gear with CVT
Gears 4 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 11.3 kmh (7 mph)
Reverse: 6.0 kmh (3.7 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 1.7 L (0.4 US. gal, 0.4 Imp. gal.)


Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×10.50-12
Middle PTO type Independent with manual clutch
Middle PTO speed

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system Alternator
Charging amps 15A
Battery 12V

Serial numbers

John Deere 216 serial numbers
1979 95001
1980 120001
1981 155001
1982 190001
1983 222001
1984 285001
1985 315001
1986 360001
1987 420001


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