Specifications, Service and Repair of Farm and Lawn Tractors

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John Deere GT235 Specs

John Deere GT235 Engine Specifications

Engine Make - Kawasaki
Engine Model Number - FH580V
Engine Type - 4-stroke, OHV, V-twin 90°
Horsepower - 13.4 kW (18 hp)
Max. torque (crank PTO) - 49.6 Nm (5.06 kgm; 36.6 ft·lb) at 2,000 rpm
Cylinders - Two
Cycle - Four
Cooling Type - Air
Oil Filter - Replaceable Full Flow Filter
Air Cleaner - Paper Element with Foam Precleaner
Spark Plug Gap - 1 mm (0.040 in.)
Spark Plug Torque - 15 Nm (11 lb-ft)
Carburetor - Inner vent carburetor
Cooling system - Air-cooling
Ignition system - Electronic spark ignition
Lubricating system - Full pressure with spin-on oil filter
Starting system - Recoil or electric starter
Charging system - 12V-15A charging coil with regulator
Fuel used - Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel consumption - 245 g/HPh
Cooling system - Pressurized forced circulation type
Maximum speed - 3500 ± 100 rpm
Idle speed - 1500 ± 100 rpm
Cylinder compression - 4.0 kg/cm2 (56 psi) at 500 rpm
Intake valve clearance - 0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Exhaust valve clearance - 0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Battery Voltage - 12 V
CCA - 500 Amp
Reserve Capacity - 85 minutes
BCI Group Size - 51

JD GT235 Drivetrain

Transmission Type - Hydrostatic
Transaxle - Tuff Torq K71
Gears - Infinite forward and reverse
Drain Plug Torque - 15 Nm (133 lb-in.)
Travel Forward Speeds at Full Engine RPM - 0-11 km/h (0-7 mph)
Travel Reverse Speeds at Full Engine RPM - 0-6 km/h (0-4 mph)
Transmission Capacity - 4.4 L (4.6 qt)
Transmission Oil Capacity: 4.6 qts [4.4 L]
Oil type - Low Viscosity HY-GARD
Chassis - 4x2 2WD
Steering - Manual sector and pinion
Brakes - Wet disc

John Deere GT235 Tires

Front Tires - 16x6.50-8
Rear Turf Type Tires - 23x10.50-12
Rear Bar Type Tires - 23x10.50-12
Inflation Front - 70-97 kPa (10-14 psi)
Inflation Rear Turf Type - 56-70 kPa (8-10 psi)
Inflation Rear Bar Type - 56-140 kPa (8-20 psi)

JD GT235 Dimensions

Overall Height - 119.4 cm (47.0 in.)
Overall Length - 182.9 cm (72.0 in.)
Overall Width (Narrow Wheel Spacing) - 99.1 cm (39.0 in.)
Overall Width (Wide Wheel Spacing) - 105.4 cm (41.5 in.)
Wheelbase - 49 in. (124 cm)
Weight (Without Mower or Fuel) - 258 kg (570 lb)

John Deere GT235 Attachments

Blade

Type - Front-mount
Width - 46 in. (116 cm)
Height - 17 in. (43 cm)
Lift height - 5 in. (12 cm)
Cut depth - 3 in. (7 cm)
Weight - 118 lbs (53 kg)
Lift - Manual

42C Mower Deck

Mower Type - Mulch, Bag or Side Discharge
Cutting Blades - 2
Mower Weight - 37 kg (82 lb)
Blade Bolt Torque - 75 Nm (55 lb-ft)
Cutting Width - 106.7 cm (42 in.)
Cutting Height (approximate) - 25-102 mm (1-4 in.)
Height Adjustment - 13-Position, 6.35 mm (1/4 in.)

48C Mower Mower Deck

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

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