John Deere 300

John Deere 300The John Deere 300 is a garden tractor model from the 300 series, manufactured from 1975 to 1977 by John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA. It was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The John Deere 300 is equipped with a 588 L (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 a shaft-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The John Deere 300 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
  • Open operator station
  • Category O rear hitch
  • Independent front PTO with electric clutch

General specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere 300
Tractor type Garden tractor
Production years 1975-1977
Factory Horicon, Wisconsin, USA
Dimensions and weight
Wheel base
Weight 317 kg (699 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 17.0 liters (4.5 US gal.; 3.7 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
Transmission manufacturer or model Sundstrand 15
Transmission type Shaft-driven hydrostatic
Gears Infinite forward and reverse


Front tires Lawn/turf:
Rear tires Lawn/turf:

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Front PTO type Independent with electric clutch
Front PTO speed

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system
Charging amps
Battery 12V

Serial numbers

John Deere 300 serial numbers
1975 C300D30001
1976 C300E55001
1977 C300F70001
Final C300F80000


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Dump reach 300 mm (12 in)
Dump angle 55°
Clearance, level bucket 1,570 mm (62 in)
Reach at ground 220 mm (9 in)
Breakout force (lift) 340 kg (750 lbs)
Lift to full height (at pin) 226 kg (500 lbs)
Bucket width 1,010 mm (40 in)
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Transport height 1,820 mm (72.0 in)
Reach from pivot 2,740 mm (180.0 in)
Loading height 1,250 mm (49.5 in)
Bucket width 200 mm (8.0 in)
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Swing Arc 135°
Bucket force 1,360 kg (3,000 lbs)
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