John Deere LT155

The John Deere LT155 lawn tractor, produced from 1998 to 2001, is a reliable and versatile machine designed for homeowners. With its robust Kohler engine, hydrostatic transmission, and available attachments like mower decks and snow blowers, it’s well-suited for maintaining lawns and handling light-duty tasks. This lawn tractor offers ease of operation and dependable performance for those looking to efficiently manage their outdoor spaces.

John Deere LT155 Specs
ManufacturerJohn Deere
Built inHoricon, Wisconsin, USA
Original Prices$2,499 (1997, 38-inch deck), $2,699 (1997, 42-inch deck)
Engine MakeKohler
Engine ModelKohler CV15S
Fuel TypeGasoline
CoolingAir-cooled vertical-shaft
Displacement426 cc (26 cubic inches)
Bore/Stroke3.55×2.64 inches (90 x 67 mm)
Power15 hp (11.2 kW)
Starter Volts12
Sparkplug Gap0.040 inches (1.016 mm)
Transmission TypeTuff-Torq K51
TypeBelt-driven hydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Oil ChangeSealed unit, owner service is not recommended
NoteHydrostatic transmission with two right-side foot pedals and right-side brake. Free-wheeling lever at the rear of the tractor.
DriveTwo-wheel drive
BrakesDisc brakes
Operator StationOpen
Power Take-off (PTO)
Mid PTOIndependent
Serial Numbers
Battery CCA (Cold Cranking Amps)160
Battery Volts12
Front Tires15×6.00-6 (Lawn/turf)
Rear Tires20×10.00-8 (Lawn/turf)
Wheelbase46.3 inches (117 cm)
Length67.91 inches (172 cm)
Width36 inches (91 cm)
Height40.6 inches (103 cm)
475 lbs (with 42″ deck)
Shipping Weight388 lbs (175 kg)
38″ Mid-Mount Mower Deck
Cutting Width38 inches
NoteProvides a cutting height range from 1 to 4 inches.
42″ Mid-Mount Mower Deck (John Deere Freedom 42)
Cutting Width42 inches
NoteOffers a cutting height range from 1 to 4 inches.
Front-mount blade with a cutting width of 42 inches.
NoteFeatures manual lift for various landscaping tasks.
Capable of clearing snow with a maximum height of 21 inches.
NoteEquipped with manual lift for snow removal.
John Deere LT155 Overview

The John Deere LT155, part of the LT Series, is a compact and versatile lawn tractor designed to tackle various yard maintenance tasks with efficiency and ease. Manufactured by John Deere, a renowned name in the world of tractors and lawn equipment, the LT155 boasts a sturdy construction and reliable performance.
Powered by a robust Kohler CV15S gasoline engine, this lawn tractor delivers 15 horsepower, providing ample power for mowing and other attachments. The engine’s air-cooled vertical-shaft design ensures effective cooling during extended operation. The LT155 features a hydrostatic transmission system, specifically the Tuff-Torq K51, which offers infinite forward and reverse gears for smooth and precise maneuverability.

With its two-wheel drive configuration and manual steering, the LT155 provides straightforward and user-friendly operation. Disc brakes ensure controlled stopping power, adding to its safety features. The open operator station offers a comfortable and accessible seating area for the operator.

One of the standout features of the LT155 is its compatibility with a range of attachments, making it a versatile workhorse in the yard. Attachments include 38″ and 42″ mid-mount mower decks for efficient grass cutting, a 42″ front-mount blade for landscaping and snow removal, and a 42″ two-stage snow blower for clearing heavy snowfall.

In summary, the John Deere LT155 lawn tractor combines reliability, versatility, and ease of use. It’s a dependable choice for homeowners looking to maintain their lawns and handle various seasonal tasks efficiently, all backed by the trusted John Deere name and craftsmanship.