John Deere JS45
Released October, 2008
The Pros:Self-powered. Side-discharge, mulching or bagging. Height adjustment from 1.25" to 4".
The Cons:Crankshaft bends EASILY and is NOT covered by warranty. Height adjustment is per individual wheel. Caster wheels make for an odd aesthetic.
The John Deere JS45 is the top-model walk behind, self driven lawnmower of those offered by John Deere. It is powered by a 4 cycle 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine that has 8.75 lb-ft of gross torque.
The Fresh Start fuel tank cap contains fuel stabilizer that drips into the tank to ensure fresh fuel and quick starts at all times and overhead valve design gives more efficient engine operation. The MowMentum Drive System gives you infinite speed adjustments from 0 to 3.6 mph by pivoting the handle control. The 3-in-1 blade provies outstanding cutting performance and is designed to be used with any of the three grass-clipping handling options; side-discharge, mulching or bagging. Unlike other the other mowers in this line, the JS45 has lockable front caster wheels to give this mower a zero-turning-radius. Also unique to this model is individual wheel height adjustements from 1.25" to 4".
It has built in safety features like the zone-start system which requires that the engine be started from behind the handle bar, and the blade is designed to stop when the control handle is released. The wheels themselves are made of high-impact plastic with a molded rubber tread for superior traction and long life. The handlebar has conveniently located controls for easy operation, and can be easily adjusted or folded down for compact storage or transport.
- Manufacturer: Briggs & Stratton
- Power: 8.75 lb-ft gross torque per SAE J1940
- Displacement: 11.6 cu in. (190 cc)
- Type: 4 cycle, OHV
- Throttle control: Fixed speed
- Electric start: No
- Operator presence: Yes
- Zone: Yes
- BBC: N/A
- Deck: 21-in. steel
- Discharge: 3-in-1
- Side Discharge: Standard
- Bag: Standard, 2 1/2 bu
- Mulch: Standard
- Transmission: Variable speed
- Wheels: 8x2 front caster, 9x2 rear
- Wheel adjusters: Individual at wheels
- U.S. Warranty: 2 year
User Reviews (31)
side-discharge, mulching or bagging
height adjustment from 1.25" to 4"
front wheels on casters - easy to maneuver
crankshaft bends EASILY and is NOT covered by warranty
height adjustment is per individual wheel
caster wheels make for an odd aesthetic
wheel adjustments are difficult, need better design
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