The John Deere LX279 lawnmower is the upgraded version of the John Deere LX277 lawnmower, although, it’s not quite as big as the John Deere LX288. The JD LX279 enjoyed a production run that lasted 4 years from 1999 when it first started rolling off the production line in Horicon, Wisconsin until manufacture of this model ceased in 2003. The machine is built on a 4X2 2WD chassis that houses a Kawasaki FH500V engine that has a displacement of 0.493 liters. This 2 cylinder engine is air cooled and has a total power output to the wheels and blade of 17 hp.
Thanks to it’s Tuff Torq transmission that is found in numerous other JD lawnmowers, the John Deere LX279 is an automatic that requires no gear changing at all. Instead it uses special Twin Touch pedals, that the operator can use to travel forwards or backwards. The capacity of the fuel tank on the JD LX279 lawnmower is 11.4 liters (3 US gallons) which will give the operator many hours of usage before he needs to refill it.
Wet disc brakes are used to control the speed of the John Deere LX279 lawn mower, which offer fantastic stopping abilities. The total weight of this machine comes to 222 kg (490 lbs). Most people are more than happy with the JD LX279 as their lawnmower. It certainly is not the most powerful machine made by John Deere to cut your lawn, but it is fairly flexible thanks to the fact that many different mower decks can be attached to it (it’s compatible with 38, 42, 44 and 48 inch mower decks). This is not forgetting other attachments like front blades and thatchers. If you do own a John Deere LX279 lawnmower, please leave a review below, letting others know what they should expect if they buy one.
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