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JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? #4774531
06/01/18 02:35 PM
06/01/18 02:35 PM
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Florida, Cape Coral
Eddie Offline OP
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My JD L111A was built on 12/17/2004 and has a #GXL 111A025650. 20 hp B&S TWIN INTEK ENGINE. i WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT WHAT TYPE of Auto transmission it has. The JOHN DEERE website is very difficult to find anything on older models. Ed

Last edited by Eddie; 06/01/18 02:37 PM.

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Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: Eddie] #4774569
06/01/18 03:27 PM
06/01/18 03:27 PM
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Virginia
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Virginia


2009 Smart Pure
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40, Purolator Synthetic PSL 14610, 45 mpg...
185/55R15 General HP tires, "H" speed rated, 44 psi (300 kpa)
Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: Eddie] #4774572
06/01/18 03:31 PM
06/01/18 03:31 PM
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Ajax,Ontario, Canada
Pelican Offline
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Originally Posted By: Eddie
My JD L111A was built on 12/17/2004 and has a #GXL 111A025650. 20 hp B&S TWIN INTEK ENGINE. i WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT WHAT TYPE of Auto transmission it has. The JOHN DEERE website is very difficult to find anything on older models. Ed


JD didn't make this tractor! JD doesn't make any tractors below 100hp or even maybe 150hp by now. Check on the engine block and see if you see another name, like TYM, Shibaura, LS, Mahindra etc. More than likely it has been made by an asian manufacturer with JD colours. If you see the name you can contact that manufacturer and ask them about the transmission, I seriously doubt that JD would import the pieces and assemble them in the US, much cheaper to import he whole tractor.

Last edited by Pelican; 06/01/18 03:34 PM.
Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: Eddie] #4774580
06/01/18 03:35 PM
06/01/18 03:35 PM
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Virginia
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T40 is very similar to a K46...

Oil used is full synthetic 5W-50, but that is hard to find.

Most people use Mobil 1 15W-50 or NAPA 15W-50....


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Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: Pelican] #4774661
06/01/18 04:58 PM
06/01/18 04:58 PM
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Watertown, New York
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Originally Posted By: Pelican
Originally Posted By: Eddie
My JD L111A was built on 12/17/2004 and has a #GXL 111A025650. 20 hp B&S TWIN INTEK ENGINE. i WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT WHAT TYPE of Auto transmission it has. The JOHN DEERE website is very difficult to find anything on older models. Ed


JD didn't make this tractor! JD doesn't make any tractors below 100hp or even maybe 150hp by now. Check on the engine block and see if you see another name, like TYM, Shibaura, LS, Mahindra etc. More than likely it has been made by an asian manufacturer with JD colours. If you see the name you can contact that manufacturer and ask them about the transmission, I seriously doubt that JD would import the pieces and assemble them in the US, much cheaper to import he whole tractor.


Wrong!
John Deere builds all their own lawn and garden tractors!
Their factory in Greeneville Tennessee builds the light duty models like 100 series you see at Lowes/Home Depot.
Their factory in Horicon Wisconsin builds the garden tractors like the X series along with other lawn and garden equipment.

http://blog.machinefinder.com/25536/john-deere-factory-locations


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Amsoil lubes and filters!
Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: Pelican] #4774720
06/01/18 05:47 PM
06/01/18 05:47 PM
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Buffalo, NY
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Originally Posted By: Pelican

JD didn't make this tractor! JD doesn't make any tractors below 100hp or even maybe 150hp by now. Check on the engine block and see if you see another name, like TYM, Shibaura, LS, Mahindra etc. More than likely it has been made by an asian manufacturer with JD colours.



Maybe that's the way it is north of the border, but in the States? Not so much.

Like Cronk said, JD outdoor power products aren't made in Iowa or Illinois anymore, but there are JD OPE production and support facilities all over the southern states.

I believe Briggs engines of this size are also mostly made in the States, especially from ~2004.

Last edited by JTK; 06/01/18 05:49 PM.

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Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: Pelican] #4774727
06/01/18 05:51 PM
06/01/18 05:51 PM
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n.c.
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Originally Posted By: Pelican
Originally Posted By: Eddie
My JD L111A was built on 12/17/2004 and has a #GXL 111A025650. 20 hp B&S TWIN INTEK ENGINE. i WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT WHAT TYPE of Auto transmission it has. The JOHN DEERE website is very difficult to find anything on older models. Ed


JD didn't make this tractor! JD doesn't make any tractors below 100hp or even maybe 150hp by now. Check on the engine block and see if you see another name, like TYM, Shibaura, LS, Mahindra etc. More than likely it has been made by an asian manufacturer with JD colours. If you see the name you can contact that manufacturer and ask them about the transmission, I seriously doubt that JD would import the pieces and assemble them in the US, much cheaper to import he whole tractor.
This is so wrong in so many ways....... spank

Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: Eddie] #4774826
06/01/18 07:30 PM
06/01/18 07:30 PM
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Crawfordville FL
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Pelican has made several blatantly wrong postings. Iím beginning to suspect itís on purpose.


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Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: JTK] #4774834
06/01/18 07:37 PM
06/01/18 07:37 PM
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Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted By: JTK
Maybe that's the way it is north of the border, but in the States? Not so much.

Sorry, but you are wrong. The consumer lawn tractors are made in Greenville, TN. There is a sticker on my D140 that says as much. http://blog.machinefinder.com/25536/john-deere-factory-locations also confirms this. http://www.tractordata.com/lawn-tractors/002/2/8/2283-john-deere-d140.html confirms it for my specific model.

So what is your fake news agenda, if you don't mind me asking?

Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: Eddie] #4774865
06/01/18 08:12 PM
06/01/18 08:12 PM
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Florida, Cape Coral
Eddie Offline OP
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Thank you all except Pelican. Thank you Mattwithcats. Ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: cronk] #4774870
06/01/18 08:14 PM
06/01/18 08:14 PM
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Originally Posted By: cronk


Wrong!
John Deere builds all their own lawn and garden tractors!
Their factory in Greeneville Tennessee builds the light duty models like 100 series you see at Lowes/Home Depot.
Their factory in Horicon Wisconsin builds the garden tractors like the X series along with other lawn and garden equipment.

http://blog.machinefinder.com/25536/john-deere-factory-locations



It's that much more embarrassing then!! I have a 2008 LA125.....What a piece of junk! Their X-series may be the greatest but my next mower will be a Kubota as I will never spend another dime on a John Deere product!

OP....I used 15w50 Mobil 1 in my K40 Hydro, The cooling fan is very fragile so be careful when removing the unit. Keeping the top of the Hydro free of debris goes a long way!


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Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: Astro_Guy] #4774874
06/01/18 08:18 PM
06/01/18 08:18 PM
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
Originally Posted By: Astro_Guy
Originally Posted By: JTK
Maybe that's the way it is north of the border, but in the States? Not so much.

Sorry, but you are wrong. The consumer lawn tractors are made in Greenville, TN. There is a sticker on my D140 that says as much. http://blog.machinefinder.com/25536/john-deere-factory-locations also confirms this. http://www.tractordata.com/lawn-tractors/002/2/8/2283-john-deere-d140.html confirms it for my specific model.

So what is your fake news agenda, if you don't mind me asking?


My apologies to JTK - it wasn't you I was quoting.

Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: Eddie] #4775996
06/03/18 03:50 AM
06/03/18 03:50 AM
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VA
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VA
You may look at Amsoil hydrostatic oil 20w-50 if you are gonna change the fluid. It's made for zero turns. It's formulated specifically for hydrostatic transmissions. It may not make any difference when compared to regular motor oil.


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Amsoil in all engines, transmissions and differentials

Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: clinebarger] #4776989
06/04/18 08:57 AM
06/04/18 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted By: clinebarger
Originally Posted By: cronk


Wrong!
John Deere builds all their own lawn and garden tractors!
Their factory in Greeneville Tennessee builds the light duty models like 100 series you see at Lowes/Home Depot.
Their factory in Horicon Wisconsin builds the garden tractors like the X series along with other lawn and garden equipment.

http://blog.machinefinder.com/25536/john-deere-factory-locations



It's that much more embarrassing then!! I have a 2008 LA125.....What a piece of junk! Their X-series may be the greatest but my next mower will be a Kubota as I will never spend another dime on a John Deere product!

OP....I used 15w50 Mobil 1 in my K40 Hydro, The cooling fan is very fragile so be careful when removing the unit. Keeping the top of the Hydro free of debris goes a long way!


The 100 series machines are built to a price point. There is a reason they are cheap at Home Depot. I see it all the time and find it interesting when someone buys a 2000 dollar 100 series and expects it to measure up to a 5-6000 dollar dealer machine.

There is a reason the dealer machines are more expensive, heavier decks, tougher transmissions, better engines.

With that said, most of the 100 series machines are pretty good compared to other brands in that class of equipment. Look at the comparable Cub Cadet, MTD, and other junk sold at big box stores.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (34k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: JOHN DEERE, WHICH AT? [Re: jeepman3071] #4777734
06/04/18 09:50 PM
06/04/18 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: jeepman3071


The 100 series machines are built to a price point. There is a reason they are cheap at Home Depot. I see it all the time and find it interesting when someone buys a 2000 dollar 100 series and expects it to measure up to a 5-6000 dollar dealer machine.

There is a reason the dealer machines are more expensive, heavier decks, tougher transmissions, better engines.

With that said, most of the 100 series machines are pretty good compared to other brands in that class of equipment. Look at the comparable Cub Cadet, MTD, and other junk sold at big box stores.


I never expected it to measure up to a any commercial grade mower. I haven't abused this machine at all & it only has 73 hours on it. I mow a flat 1/2 acre lot with it every two weeks 4 months out of the year.


But I do expect for engine hold down bolts to be tightened & not rattle out in 4 hours of use, I expect to not have it break down @ 10 hours with the intake rocker arm sitting in the valve cover.....Seat switch, Ignition switch & has never been rained on.


2001 Chevy Camaro L92/4L80E
2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
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