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John Deere STX38 Yellow Deck

John Deere STX38 Yellow Deck lawn tractor photo
1988 - 1997
Model years
Lawn tractor
Next model:John Deere STX38
Series back:John Deere STX30

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.


Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Horicon, Wisconsin, USA


STX38 Yellow-deck:1988-1993
STX38 Black-deck:1994-1997

John Deere STX38 Engine:

   12.5HP Kohler 398cc 1-cyl gasoline
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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
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John Deere STX38 attachments:

 38" mid-mount mower deck
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STX38 Serial Numbers:

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)

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Transmission:5-speed gear transaxle
Chassis:4x2 2WD
Steering:manual sector-and-pinion
Brakes:integral mechanical disc
Cab:Open operator station with foam-padded seat.


Charging system:flywheel alternator
Charging amps:15


Cold-cranking amps:200

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