John Deere 285


John Deere 285 lawn tractor photo
1987 - 1992
Late 200 Series
Garden tractor
Series:265285
320
Production
ManufacturerJohn Deere
TypeGarden tractor
FactoryHoricon, Wisconsin, USA
The 285 was John Deere's first lawn and garden tractor with an electronic fuel injected (EFI) engine. The 285 EFI was manufactured for the 1989 model year.
John Deere 285 Engine
18HP Kawasaki 585cc 2-cyl gasoline
Fuel tank3 gal
11.4 L
Engine details ...
Mechanical
Chassis4x2 2WD
Steeringmanual enclosed recirculating ball
Brakesexpanding mechanical shoe
CabOpen operator station. Vinyl weather enclosure optional.
Tractor hitch
Typesleeve hitch OptOptional
Power Take-off (PTO)
Mid PTOindependent
Clutchelectric
Dimensions & Tires
Wheelbase47.9 inches
121 cm
Weight625 lbs
283 kg
Front tire16x6.50-8
Rear tire23x10.50-12
Full dimensions and tires ...
John Deere 285 attachments
46" mid-mount mower deck
50" mid-mount mower deck
snowblower
blade
Attachment details ...
285 Serial Numbers
Location:Serial number decal on the rear of the 285, above the drawbar.
1988M00285A475001 (46" mower)
1989M00285A595001 (46" mower)
1990M00285A010001 (46" mower)
1988M00285B475001 (50" mower)
1989M00285B605001 (50" mower)
1990M00285B020001 (50" mower)
1991M00285B100001 (50" mower)
1989M00285C615001 (50" mower + fuel injection)
1991M00285A100001 (48" mower)

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.
Electrical
Groundnegative
Charging systemalternator
Charging amps17
Battery CCA341
Battery volts12
Battery Group22F
References
285 reference literature
200 Series published in 1989, by John Deere
200 Series published in 1990, by John Deere
Operator's Manual 240, 260, 265, 285 Lawn and Garden Tractors (OMM79648) published in 1989, by John Deere
Operator's Manual 240, 260, 265, 285 Lawn and Garden Tractors (OMM95270) published in 1989, by John Deere
Operator's Manual 240, 260, 265, 285 Lawn and Garden Tractors (OMM96102) published in 1990, by John Deere
Riding Mowers Product Information Handbook published in 1991, by John Deere
Lawn & Garden Tractors published in 1988, by John Deere
Lawn & Garden Equipment published in 1990, by John Deere
New Implements for the 240, 260, 265, and 285 Lawn & Garden Tractors published in 1988, by John Deere
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