John Deere STX38 Yellow Deck

John Deere STX38 Yellow Deck lawn tractor photo
1989 - 1997
Model year
Lawn tractor
Series map:
ManufacturerJohn Deere
Lawn tractor
Built in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA
Original price was $2,350 in 1993
Two basic versions of the STX38 were the original "yellow-deck" from 1989 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-deck1988-1993
STX38 Black-deck1994-1997
John Deere STX38 Engine
12.5HP Kohler 398cc 1-cyl gasoline
Fuel tank1.25 gal
4.7 L
Engine details ...
Two-wheel drive
Steeringmanual sector-and-pinion
Integral mechanical disc brakes
Open operator station with foam-padded seat.
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTOelectric
Dimensions & Tires
Wheelbase44.69 inches
113 cm
Weight433 lbs
196 kg
Front tire13x6.5-6
Rear tire18x8.5-8
Full dimensions and tires ...
John Deere STX38 attachments
38" mid-mount mower deck
Attachment details ...
STX38 Serial Numbers
1989595001 (yellow deck)
1990010001 (yellow deck)
1991100001 (yellow deck)
1992135001 (yellow deck)
1993160001 (yellow deck)
1994210001 (black deck)
1995240001 (black deck)
1996270001 (black deck)
1997290001 (black deck)
1996270001 (Motorsport)
1997290001 (Motorsport)

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.
STX38 Serial Location
John Deere STX38 serial number location
Serial number decal on the lower-rear of the the John Deere STX38, near the drawbar.
Charging systemflywheel alternator
Charging amps15
Battery CCA200
Battery volts12
STX38 Yellow Deck references literature
Riding Mowers Product Information Handbook published in 1991, by John Deere
Walk-Behind - Riders - STX Lawn Tractors published in 1995, by John Deere
Lawn & Garden Equipment published in 1990, by John Deere
Grounds Care & Recreation Products Sales Manual published in 1989, by John Deere
Suburban Tractors published in 1989, by John Deere
Operator's Manual STX30 and STX38 Lawn Tractors (OMM79672) published in 1989
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