John Deere GT275

John Deere GT275The John Deere GT275 is a lawn and garden tractor model from the GT200 series, manufactured from 1995 to 1998 by John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA. It was available in a two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The John Deere GT275 is equipped with a 0.5 L (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 hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The JD GT275 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
  • Internal wet disc brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Independent front PTO with electric clutch

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere GT275
Tractor typeLawn and garden tractor
Production years1995-1998
FactoryHoricon, Wisconsin, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length1,790 mm (70.5 in)
Width990 mm (39.0 in)
Height1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Wheel base1,210 mm (47.6 in)
Weight232 kg (511 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity10.4 liters (2.7 US gal.; 2.3 Imp. gal)


Engine modelKawasaki FC540V
Engine typeFour-stroke, air-cooled, OHV
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement0.5 L, 534 cm3, (32.6 cu·in)
Bore and stroke89.0 mm X 86.0 mm (3.5 in X 3.39 in)
Compression ratio8.3:1
Fuel systemFloat type carburetor with fixed main jet
Horsepower17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Oil system
Lubrication system:Full pressurized
Oil type:4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SE, SD)
Recommended oil:SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity:1.8 L (1.9 US. qt, 1.6 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Type:Electronic Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI)
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
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual sector-and-pinion
BrakesInternal wet disc
Transmission manufacturer or modelTuff Torq K70B
Transmission typeHydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 11.2 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: 6.4 kmh (4 mph)
Transmission oil capacity4.3 L (1.1 US. gal, 0.9 Imp. gal.)


Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 23×10.50-12

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Front PTO typeIndependent with electric clutch
Front PTO speed

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging systemFlywheel alternator
Charging amps15A
Battery12V, CCA 295A, BCI Group U1

Serial numbers

John Deere GT275 serial numbers


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