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John Deere manufactures a large variety of lawn and riding mowers. The John Deere 214 series was manufactured between 1975 and 1987 in Horicon, Wisconsin. The belt required for the 200 series of these mowers are available through a variety of parts manufacturers.
The 200 series John Deere mowers came in three sizes: 212, 214 and 216. The 212 series was the smallest and the 216 was the largest. The deck belt is the same for all three of the 200 series mowers.
The belt needed for the John Deere 214 mower deck is an after-market belt, meaning its not manufactured any longer by John Deere or any of its original parts OEM manufacturers. The size of the belt is 17/32 inches wide by 80-1/8 inches long.
John Deere has two deck sizes for the 200 series of mowers: 38 and 39 inches cut. The size of the deck is based on the amount of grass area the blade of the mower cuts. The belt fits both deck sizes.
Because the belt is manufactured after-market, ensure the retailer or part manufacturer sells quality parts. A John Deere authorized dealer may have the belt or suggest where to order the belt. Authorized dealers also sell used parts and equipment.
The John Deere 212 garden tractor was produced from 1975 to 1987. Manufactured in Horicon, Wisconsin, the tractor's production remained in the United States during the entire model run.
The 212 garden tractor featured a 29.1 cubic-inch single cylinder engine manufactured by Kohler. Designated as model number K301AQS, the gas-powered air-cooled engine was rated at 12 horsepower at 3500 rpm. The tractor had a fuel capacity of 3.5 gallons.
The John Deere 212 featured a two-wheel drive chassis. Equipped with manual steering and band brakes, the 212 came standard with a four-speed Variator transmission. The mechanical clutch PTO drive from the 112 model was carried over to the 212.
Attachments and Accessories
The John Deere 212 came with two different cutting deck options. Coming in 38 inch and 46 inch sizes, both mower decks were mid-mounted and equipped with mechanical lifts for disengagement and control. The 212 lawn tractor featured the same Quick-Tach system for accessories found on the earlier 112 model, allowing all previous attachments and accessories to be used on the 212 model. Snow-blowers, front blades, tillers and dump carts were all compatible with the John Deere 212.
The John Deere 212 garden tractor featured a wheelbase of 46 inches and weighed 660 lbs. Serial numbers found on the tractor can be used to determine the specific production year of a model using the following guide: 1975-30001, 1976-55001, 1977-70001, 1978-80001, 1979-95001, 1980-120001, 1981-155001, 1982-190001, 1983-222001, 1984-285001, 1985-315001, 1986-360001 and 1987-420001.
Park the John Deere lawn tractor on level ground and power it off. Engage the parking brake and raise the deck height lever to the highest position. Allow the lawn tractor to cool off for 15 minutes before continuing.
Remove the three screws located on the underside of the engine to the side of the pulley on the engine crankshaft. Upon removing these pins, remove the pulley as well.
Readjust the deck height to the lowest position using the deck height lever on the mower.
Remove the four bolts from each of the deck pulleys on the face of the deck with a socket set. Pull the existing belt off the pulleys and replace it with a new belt. Reinstall the four bolts into the deck pulley on the face of the deck and tighten them with the same socket you used to remove them.
Put the deck height lever to the highest position. Place the belt on the pulley located underneath the engine. Reinstall the screws you removed in Step 2 and tighten them.
The John Deere 214 garden tractor weighs 660 pounds, and its dimensions are 5 feet, 6 inches long by 3 feet, 5 inches wide by 3 feet, 5 inches high. The wheelbase, which is the distance between the two front wheels, is 3 feet, 10 inches wide. The tractor uses 16 by 6.50- to 8-inch front tires and 23 by 10.50- to 12- inch rear tires. It has a turning radius of 3 feet, 1 inch.
This tractor uses one 12-volt battery, and it has an alternator charging systems. You need at least 15 amps to charge the battery. It has manual steering, hand brakes and a 4-by-2, two-wheel drive chassis system.
The John Deere 214 garden tractor uses a Kohler K321AQS, one-cylinder engine, which runs on gasoline. The fuel tank holds up to 3.5 gallons, and the oil tank holds up to 1.5 quarts. This is an air-cooled engine, and it uses dry air cleaner. Its rated revolutions per minute are 3,500, and it produces up to 14 horsepower. The engine displacement is 31.57 cubic inches, and this refers to the total volume the pistons can move through the engine in a single action. The engine bore (cylinder diameter) is 3.50 inches, and the engine stroke is 3.25 inches. The engine stroke is the total length that the pistons can travel within the cylinder.
The tractor has four forward and one reverse gears with a gear transmission. The transmission fluid reservoir can hold up to 1.75 quarts.
Kneel at the rear of the mower. Locate the transmission oil fill tube just below the fuel tank. Remove the cap from the fill tube.
Fill a metal squirt can with John Deere Hydrostatic transmission fluid.
Insert the flexible spout from the oil squirt can into the oil fill tube. Pump the trigger on the squirt can to add transmission fluid. Continually check the transmission sight tube to make sure you do not overfill the transmission.
Replace the transmission fill tube cap when you are finished adding fluid.
The John Deere 950 tractor was built from 1978 to 1989. It was manufactured by Yanmar in Japan and distributed by John Deere. In 1978, the original price of the John Deere 950 was $12,000.
The John Deere 950 features a 3-cylinder diesel engine with a fuel capacity of 8.5 gallons. From 1978 to 1982, the John Deere's hydraulic system holds up to 4.75 gallons. From 1984 to 1989, the machine's hydraulic system was updated to hold 5.25 gallons. Coolant capacity is 6.5 quarts.
The John Deere 950 has a 69-inch wheelbase and a 2,700-pound operating weight. Front tires measure 5.00-15 while rear tires measure 11.2-24. The first number represents the tire widths in inches, while the second number represents the rim diameter in inches.
The John Deere 950 produced 23 draw bar horsepower to deliver to the drive wheels and 27 power take-off (PTO) horsepower, the power the tractor can deliver to the auxiliary piece of equipment.
The John Deere 950 has two chassis options: a 4-by-2 wheel drive and an optional 4-by-4 all-wheel drive. The tractor features manual steering and expanding shoe brakes. The cab is a roll-over protective structure (ROPS) for driver protection.
Turn off your John Deere 314 lawn mower and open the front hood that conceals the engine.
Check the right side of the engine for the spark plug, where the black ignition wire connects. Pull the ignition wire out of the rear of the spark plug before proceeding, for your safety.
Find the oil drain plug on the bottom rear of the mower, near the wheels. Place a pan under the drain plug and unscrew it to release all the old oil into the pan. Set the drain plug back into place.
Remove the cap and dipstick from the oil reservoir. Fill the tank with SAE 30-quality motor oil. Check the oil level using the dipstick and ensure the level of oil within the oil reservoir goes up to the "FULL" line on the dipstick, but no higher.
Put the oil reservoir's dipstick and cap back into place.
Insert the ignition wire into the rear of the spark plug once more. Close the engine's hood.
Park the lawn mower on a hard, level surface and set the parking brake. Turn the ignition key to the "off" position.
Open the hood of the lawn tractor and locate the wires going into the back of the hour meter that is situated on the right side of the dash. Disconnect the wire harness from the back of the hour meter.
Connect the one side of the jump wire into one of the open connectors in the wire harness and connect the other side of the jump wire into the remaining open connector.
Sit on the lawn mower, turn it on and drive it to a corner of your lawn where you plan to start mowing.
Press down on the gas pedal until you reach a comfortable speed.
Pull back on the cruise control handle. The handle is located on the right side of the panel, below the steering wheel.
Press down on the brake to disengage the cruise control.