John Deere STX38 Yellow Deck

John Deere STX38 Yellow Deck lawn tractor photo
1988 - 1997
Model year
Lawn tractor
Series:STX30STX38 Yellow Deck
Manufacturer:John Deere
Type:Lawn tractor
Factory:Horicon, Wisconsin, USA
Original price:$2,350 (1993 )
Two basic versions of the STX38 were the original "yellow-deck" from 1988 to 1993, and the later "black-deck" from 1994 to 1997. The STX38 yellow-deck model was available with more features than the later black-deck version. A kit (AM107293) was optional to add headlights.
STX38 Yellow-deck:1988-1993
STX38 Black-deck:1994-1997
John Deere STX38 Engine
12.5HP Kohler 398cc 1-cyl gasoline
Engine details ...
Chassis:4x2 2WD
Steering:manual sector-and-pinion
Brakes:integral mechanical disc
Cab:Open operator station with foam-padded seat.
Transmission:5-speed gear
Transmission details ...
Fuel:1.25 gal
4.7 L
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTO:electric
Dimensions & Tires
Wheelbase:44.69 inches
113 cm
Weight:433 lbs
196 kg
Front tire:13x6.5-6
Rear tire:18x8.5-8
Full dimensions and tires ...
John Deere STX38 attachments
38" mid-mount mower deck
Attachment details ...
STX38 Serial Numbers
Location:Serial number decal on the lower-rear of the the John Deere STX38, near the drawbar.
photo of STX38 serial number

1988: unknown
1989: unknown
1990: 010001 (yellow deck)
1991: 100001 (yellow deck)
1992: 135001 (yellow deck)
1993: 160000 (yellow deck)
1994: 210001 (black deck)
1995: 240001 (black deck)
1996: 270001 (black deck)
1997: 290001 (black deck)
1996: 270001 (Motorsport)
1997: 290001 (Motorsport)

how to read serial numbers...

Charging system:flywheel alternator
Charging amps:15
Cold-cranking amps:200
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