Specifications, Service and Repair of Farm and Lawn Tractors

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John Deere 345 Specs

John Deere 345 Engine Specifications

Engine Make - Kawasaki
Engine Model Number - FD611V
Horsepower - 14.9 kW (20 hp)
Cylinders - V-Twin
Cycle - Four
Speed, Fast Idle - 3575 rpm
Speed, Slow Idle - 1900 rpm
Cooling Type - Liquid
Oil Filter - Replaceable Full Flow Filter
Air Cleaner - Paper Element with Foam Precleaner
Spark Plug Gap - 0.7 mm (0.028 in.)
Spark Plug Torque - 20 Nm (15 lb-ft)

Electrical System and Battery

Charging System - Flywheel alternator
Ignition - Electronic
Starter - Solenoid-shift
Battery Voltage - 12 volt
CCA - 500 amp
Reserve Capacity - 90 minutes
BCI Group Size - 51

JD 345 Drivetrain

Transmission - Tuff Torq K70
Type - belt-driven hydrostatic
Gears - infinite forward and reverse
Transaxle - Kanzaki
Number of Speeds - Hydrostatic, Variable Speed
Travel Speeds at Full Engine RPM (Forward) - 0-11.3 km/h (0-7 mph)
Travel Speeds at Full Engine RPM (Reverse) - 0-6.4 km/h (0-4 mph)
Front PTO - independent
Clutch - electric

John Deere 345 Tires

Front Tires - 16 x 6.50-8
Rear Tires - 23 x 10.50-12
Inflation Front (Maximum) 70 - 97 kPa (10 -14 psi)
Inflation Rear (Maximum) 56 - 70 kPa (8 - 10 psi)

JD 345 Mechanical

Chassis - 4x2 2WD
Steering - Power
Brakes - Internal Wet Disc

Capacities

Fuel Tank - 13.2 L (3.5 gal.)
Transmission Oil (With Filter) - 4.3 L (4.7 qt.)
Coolant System - 3.1 L (3.3 qt.)
Engine Oil (With Filter) - 1.9 L (2.0 qt.)
Engine Oil (Without Filter) - 1.7 L (1.8 qt.)

John Deere 345 Dimensions

Wheel Base - 1217 mm (47.9 in.)
Overall Height - 1107 mm (43.6 in.)
Overall Length - 1835 mm (72.25 in.)
Overall Width Rear Wheels in Narrow Position (Without Mower Deck) - 991 mm (39.0 in).
Overall Width Rear Wheels in Wide Position (Without Mower Deck) - 1054 mm (41.5 in.)
Net Weight (Without Mower Deck or Fuel) - 317 kg (699 lb.)

Attachments

48C Mower

Mower Type - Mulch, Bag or Side Discharge
Cutting Blades - 3
Mower Weight - 53 kg (117 lbs.)
Blade Bolt Torque - 68 Nm (50 lb-ft)
Cutting Width - 121.9 cm (48 in.)
Cutting Height (approximate) - 25 to 102 mm (1 to 4-in.)
Height Adjustment - 13 position, 6.35 mm (1/4 in.) increments

54-Inch Mower

Mower Type - Mulch, Bag or Side Discharge
Cutting Blades - 3
Mower Weight - 61 kg (134 lbs.)
Blade Bolt Torque - 68 Nm (50 lb-ft)
Cutting Width - 137.2 cm (54 in.)
Cutting Height (approximate) - 25 to 102 mm (1 to 4-in.)
Height Adjustment - 13 position, 6.35 mm (1/4 in.) increments

Changing Engine Oil and Filter

Run engine to warm oil. Park machine safely on level surface. Lift hood. Put drain pan under drain valve. If available, install drain hose. Open drain valve and drain oil into oil drain pan. Allow oil to drain completely. Remove dip stick. Wipe dirt from around oil filter. Place a drain pan or funnel under filter tray. Remove old filter and wipe off filter tray. Put a light coat of fresh, clean oil on the filter gasket. Install replacement oil filter by turning oil filter to the right (clockwise) until the rubber gasket contacts filter base. Tighten filter an additional one-half turn. Close drain valve. Add oil. Install and tighten dipstick. Start and run engine at idle to check for leaks. Stop engine. Fix any leaks before operating. Check oil level, add oil if necessary.

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