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John Deere 1445 Diesel out front mounted deck ride-on lawn mower. Kubota Style!
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Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Model: 1445
Power Source: Diesel Brand: John Deere
Type: Lawn Tractor Engine Size: 31hp

Reluctantly up for sale, due to a lack of grass to cut, is my John Deere 1445 out front  ride on  mower powered by a 31hp Yanmar diesel 3 cylinder engine. This machine has a hydrostatic transmission, 62" cut and four wheel drive. The machine works very well and glides through even the thickest of unkept lawns (as can be seen in my youtube video).


Here’s what John Deere have to say about their fine piece of engineering:

The John Deere commercial rotary mower 1445 delivers an outstanding combination of speed and cut quality.

This mid level model offers the high-end specs you need to do the job such as a high-capacity deck, high-torque engine, on-demand 4-Wheel Drive and a 2-pedal hydrostatic transmission.

 A liquid-cooled 3-cylinder diesel engine delivering 31hp, direct fuel injection and large displacement, 1330cc, is the key to outstanding mowing performance and fuel economy.

The 60 litre capacity tank provides sufficient fuel to run more than 10 hours without refuelling and the fuel indicator is conveniently located for easy checking.

 By spreading the stress over a much larger area (instead of concentrating into a single girder) this advanced self-reinforcing design dramatically increases overall strength and allows components to be placed closer to the ground for a low centre of gravity.

 The integrated roll-over protection structure provides maximum safety.

The transmission is designed to maximise performance and long term strength with an over-dimensioned hydrostatic module,large size radiator type oil cooler, oil emerged disc and wet PTO clutch.

The ergonomicTwinTouch pedal controls follow the natural motion of your foot. Individual turn brakes as standard equipment are located on the left side of the platform.

Curbs, bumps, wet and soft conditions and steep inclines are no match for the mechanical axle based 4WD drive system on this mower.

 A differential lock is included as standard equipment.

The 4-Wheel drive can either be switched on "full-time" or "on-demand" to best match your needs.

An adjustable seat and tilt steering wheel work together to provide ideal positioning.

The electrical PTO switch is very convenient to engage the mower deck.

The electro-hydraulic deck drive clutch and central display with ergonomic colour-coded controls make it easy to stay in command.

Service access to all daily checkpoints is fast and simple for service technicians.

The hood flips up and the deck rotates for cleaning and blade changes. The rear-mounted radiator keeps noise away from the operator and makes it easy to service.

The large intake from the rear, side and top reduces the requirement of cleaning in dry and dusty conditions.


Technical Spec:

Engine: Yanmar

HP: 31

Cylinders: 3

Displacement cc: 1330

Injection Type: Direct

Fuel Tank Capacity Ltr: 60

Travel Speed Forward: 12mph

Speed & Direction Control: 2-Pedal

Hydrostatic Control

Drive: 4WD (on demand / on)

Brakes: Wet Disc

PTO Engagement: Electro-Hydraulic

Height with ROPS Folded: 1.49m

Height With ROPS Up: 2.10m

Length Without Deck: 2.20m

Ground Clearance: 0.152m

Wheelbase: 1.25m

Weight Without Deck: 840kg

Deck Type & Cutting Width: Rear Discharge 1.58m(62")

Construction: Fabricated Fast Back 7"

Height Of Cut: 25mm - 127mm

Transport Width: 1.63m

Deck Weight: 200kg


Main Points about my machine

  • Got both the John Deere and Yanmar engine service manuals for it.
  • Works very well and engine runs sweet with plenty of power and starts first turn.
  • Cutting deck is very solid with only minor surface rust to underside (JD have made it from very thick metal), no play in rotors, good drive belt and very good blades.
  • Castor wheels to deck have had new inner tubes fitted.
  • Usual scrapes and scratches associated with a mower cutting around shrubs etc.
  • Relays and wiring for road lighting kit
  • Base plate for magnetic amber beacon
  • Good tyres
  • Re-sprayed footplate with hammerite then John Deere green as was looking a little tatty.
  • Fuel gauge doesn’t work (never bothered me as you can see diesel level from filler cap).
  • Battery may need replacing as keeps going flat but will try and sort this before auction ends.
  • One of the deck hydraulic lift rams seems to drop faster than the other one when machine is left with deck up. This doesn’t affect the operation of the machine and neither rams leak they just creep down when left a while and one faster than the other. This may not be a fault but thought I best mention it.
  • New work lights.
  • All greased up etc and ready to mow.
  • No VAT

Please check out the trailer videoon youtube showing me cutting my parents overgrown lawn. Hopefully it will give you a laugh!


Payment by cash on collection within 7 days of auction ending please unless agreed otherwise prior to auction ending.

Feel free to answer any questions.

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