John Deere 245

John Deere 245The John Deere 245 is a garden and lawn tractor model from the Late 200 series, manufactured from 1993 to 1994 by John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA. It was available in a two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The John Deere 245 is equipped with a 423 cc (25.8 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine with 89.0 mm (3.5 in) of the cylinder bore and 68.0 mm (2.68 in) of the piston stroke, and a belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The JD 245 garden tractor features:

  • The Kawasaki FC420V gasoline engine which produces 14.1 PS (10.4 kW; 14.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual steering
  • Expanding mechanical shoe brakes
  • Open operator station

General specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere 245
Tractor type Garden tractor
Production years 1993-1994
Factory Horicon, Wisconsin, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length 1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Width (max) Tractor on: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Height (steering wheel) 1,110 mm (43.7 in)
Wheel base 1,220 mm (48 in)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 11.4 liters (3 US gal.; 2.5 Imp. gal)


Engine model Kawasaki FC420V
Engine type Four-stroke, air-cooled
Cylinders 1
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 0.4 L, 423 cm3, (25.8 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 89.0 mm X 68.0 mm (3.5 in X 2.68 in)
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Horsepower 14.1 PS (10.4 kW; 14.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Starter Electric
Air filter Dry, replaceable with foam pre-cleaner
Oil system
Lubrication system: Full pressurized
Oil type: 4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SE, SD)
Recommended oil: SAE 10W-30, 10W-40
Oil capacity (with filter): 1.5 L (1.6 US.qts, 1.32 Imp. qts)
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
Brakes Expanding mechanical shoe
Transmission manufacturer or model Sundstrand BDU-21
Transmission type Belt-driven hydrostatic
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 11.3 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: 4.7 kmh (2.9 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 2.5 L (0.7 US. gal, 0.5 Imp. gal.)


Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.5-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×10.50-12

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system Alternator
Charging amps 13A
Battery 12V, CCA: 342A, BCI Group U1

Serial numbers

John Deere 245 serial numbers
1993 150001
1994 160001


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