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    John Deere 185

    John Deere 185 lawn tractor photo
    1986 - 1990   Late 100 Lawn Series
    Lawn tractor
    Series back:John Deere 180

    The John Deere 185 was available with either 38 or 46-inch rear deck. A 6.5-bushel rear bagger (BM16790) was optional. When the bagger was used on hills, front wheel weights were recommended. Dual 40-pound rear weight plates plus rear tire chains were available for use with the optional 38-inch single-stage snowblower.


    Manufacturer:John Deere
    Factory:Horicon, Wisconsin, USA


    180:gear drive
    185:hydro drive

    John Deere 185 Engine:

       17HP Kawasaki 534cc 1-cyl gasoline
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    Fuel:2.2 gal [8.3 L]

    Power Take-off (PTO):

    Front PTO:electric

    Dimensions & Tires:

    Wheelbase:44.7 inches [113 cm]
    Weight:625 to 645 pounds
    Front tire:15x6.00-6
    Rear tire:18x8.50-8
    full dimensions and tires ...

    John Deere 185 attachments:

     38" mid-mount mower deck
     46" mid-mount mower deck
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    185 Serial Numbers:

    Location:Front left side of main frame.
    photo of 185 serial number

    1986: M00185A372001 (38-inch deck)
    1987: M00185A440001 (38-inch deck)
    1988: M00185A495001 (38-inch deck)
    1989: M00185A595001 (38-inch deck)
    1989-end: M00185A750000 (38-inch deck)
    1990: M00185A010001 (38-inch deck)
    Final: M00185A100000 (38-inch deck)
    1986: M00185B378001 (46-inch deck)
    1987: M00185B450001 (46-inch deck)
    1988: M00185B505001 (46-inch deck)
    1989: M00185B605001 (46-inch deck)
    1989-end: M00185B750000 (46-inch deck)
    1990: M00185B020001 (46-inch deck)
    Final: M00185B100000 (46-inch deck)

    how to read serial numbers...


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    Chassis:4x2 2WD
    Steering:manual sector-and-pinion
    Brakes:integral mechanical transmission disc
    Cab:Open operator station.


    Charging system:flywheel alternator
    Charging amps:15


    Cold-cranking amps:255

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