The John Deere D170 is the biggest lawnmower from the 100 series of lawnmowers produced by JD (this 100 series is from the year 2011). The JD 170 is very similar to the John Deere D160 as they both have the same engine, the Briggs and Stratton ‘Extend Life Series’ (ELS) model 44, which has a displacement of 0.725 liters (or 44 cubic inches). This air cooled engine requires 1.9 liters of oil to make sure that it remains full lubricated throughout it’s operation. The fuel tank on the regular model holds 15.1 liters (4 US gallons) of gasoline while the California model holds 9.1 liters (2.4 US gallons), so you’ll find that most contractors will use the regular model as it means less time spent refueling.
Power from the engine is transferred to the wheels through a 4×2 2WD chassis by a hydrostatic gear box. This means that there is no gear changing on the John Deere D170 lawnmower. Instead you just have 2 pedals; 1 for moving forwards, the other for reversing. All models from the 100 series have the same top speed of 8.8 kph (5.5 mph). However the wheels on the JD D170 are bigger than on the smaller models. The front tires measure 16×6.5-8 (16 inch diameter, 6.5 inch width and 8 inch rim diameter), while the rear wheels measure 22×9.5-12 (22 inch diameter, 9.5 inch width, 12 inch rim diameter).
There are a huge range of different attachments that are compatible with the John Deere D170. These obviously include baggers and many different types of John Deere snow blowers. However there is also a ton more of other attachments such as utility carts, scrapers, harrows, rotary brooms and thatcherators. You will find that the JD D170 lawn mower is a fantastic piece of equipment that is more than enough for taking care of your garden and for other chores such as snow clearing during the winter and clearing your driveway of leaves when used with the right attachments.
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