2010 John Deere LA145 Lawn Tractor


123 Hours
Howard's Lawn & Garden
John Deere
LA145 Lawn Tractor



  • A 22-horsepower Briggs & Stratton V-twin engine has plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions.
  • V-twin cylinder design for greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound qualit
  • Electronic ignition for fast starts
  • Cast-iron sleeve for long engine life
  • Overhead valves for excellent power and fuel economy
  • Full-pressure lubrication and oil filter keep oil cleaner for long engine life and extends time between oil changes; full-pressure lubrication is also more effective when operating the tractor on an incline
  • No-tools oil drain valve provides easy access for oil changes.
  • The solid one-piece frame is constructed of 12-gauge (0.11-in., 3.0 mm) steel.
  • Full-length robotically welded frame design has high-strength steel rails for added strength and long life
  • One-piece fender deck is bolted to the frame
  • The CargO MountTM system is a combination of front and rear mounting points that provide convenient and easy installation of the sun canopy, rear bagger, and other attachments.
  • The front axle is constructed of solid cast iron that will not bend.
  • Automotive-like steering system with sector and pinion steering gears with dual drag links provides a very strong, low-effort, and tight-turning system
  • Grease fittings allow regular lubrication to help maintain easy steering and minimize wear
  • Large, 3/4-in. diameter wheel spindles provide excellent durability
  • A Dana 4360 transaxle with enclosed differential and transmission gives reliable operation.
  • Five speeds are spaced to match a variety of jobs and conditions.
  • Unique clutch/brake design allows shifting and braking with one pedal. Clutch engagement is modulated for extra smooth, predictable, and confident operation.
  • In-line shift pattern with conveniently located shift lever makes changing speeds easy and precise.
  • A Kanzaki Tuff Torq™ hydro/automatic transmission gives an infinite choice of speeds and makes changing direction of travel easy.
  • Automotive-type accelerator provides infinite speed selection for the ultimate in operator comfort and convenience
  • Pedals have a different shape and motion for easy identification and increased safety
  • Appropriate transmissions are used in each model depending on rear tire size and tractor performance requirements to ensure excellent performance and reliability: Tuff Torq T40
  • To engage, lift up on cruise lever and hold until foot is removed from forward pedal
  • To disengage, lightly press then release forward pedal
  • For emergency stops, cruise can be released by pushing on the brake pedal or pushing down on the cruise control lever
  • The hood is made of injection-molded JD Loy UV-resistant polymer.
  • Tough, durable, and will not dent or rust
  • Color is molded in for long-lasting good looks
  • UV-resistant JD Loy material resists fading
  • Openings on the side of the hood let in plenty of cooling air while keeping the sound level low
  • Two headlights provide good lighting for nighttime operation
  • Three-spoke steering wheel for greater operator comfort and control.
  • Ignition switch is on the dash for starting ease.
  • Wide footrest areas with non-slip, anti-vibration rubber footpads are provided for operator comfort and safety.
  • Operator seat can be easily adjusted forward or rearward while in the seat, with seat travel of 5-1/2-in. and 10 different positions.
  • Seat can be tilted forward for protection from the elements and to provide easy access to the fuel tank.
  • Beverage holder is found on the right side fender for added value and operator convenience.
  • The fuel tank provides visibility to the amount of fuel in the tank.
  • Particularly helpful in preventing spills when filling the fuel tank
  • Gives operator a simple way to view how much fuel is left in the tank
  • Fuel Capacity: 4 gallon (15.1 L)
  • California 100 Series Tractors have a unique fuel system to meet the California Air Resource Board (CARB) requirements.
  • California 100 Series: 2.25 gallon (8.5 L) fuel capacity
  • California 100 Series: Tractor has a unique fuel tank that has been certified by CARB to not release fuel vapors into the atmosphere
  • California 100 Series: Tractor has a unique fuel cap that is tethered to the tank so that it will not be lost and the tractor run with an open fuel tank; the cap clicks when it is fully installed so the operator knows that the tank is sealed
  • California 100 Series: Instead of a fuel tank vent a carbon canister, located under the rear fender deck, collects and absorbs fuel vapors and routes them to the engine when it is running to be burned
  • California 100 Series: The tractor has a CARB certified engine that produces less air pollution
  • The EdgeTM Cutting System has been trademarked to emphasize the advantages of the John Deere mower deck designs. They give the mower superior convenience, performance, and reliability.
  • Deep-deck mower design lifts grass for a clean, even cut
  • Smooth underside of mower prevents grass buildup and evenly disperses grass clippings
  • The rolled outer edge of the deck provides extra strength and protection
  • Dual-stage E-coat and powder paint coatings provide extra protection from rust
  • The 48-in. mower deck is a three-spindle design with heavy-duty characteristics.
  • Four mower wheels are standard equipment for a smooth mowing job, even in rolling terrain
  • Flexible discharge chute minimizes property and mower deck damage
  • Requires no tools to go from mulching (with mulch cover) to side discharge to rear bagging
  • Mulch cover is standard equipment
  • A high-performance mulching blade (GX21786) is available to enhance mulching performance
  • The mower deck has a rolled lip to provide greater strength and protection. The rugged 12-gauge (.105-in., 2.7 mm) steel mower will provide years of dependable mowing.
  • A patented blade-to-spindle design provides a unique mounting system for the mower blade that gives extra safety and convenience.
  • A cut-and-throw 6-1/2 bushel rear bagger is sold separately.
  • A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy.
  • Hose connector included with mower deck
  • StarLock blade design keeps the blade bolt at the correct torque for easy removal.
  • Optional blades for difficult mulching or bagging conditions are available.
  • Spring-assisted, low-effort lift lever simplifies setting and adjusting the mower cut height.
  • Increments of 1/4-in. allow the customer to fine-tune the cut height
  • The standard cut-height memory indicator allows the operator to choose the same cut height each time the grass is cut
RIO (Reverse Implement Option)
  • Mowing while backing up is strongly discouraged.
  • An operator who deems it necessary and chooses to keep the mower (or other implement) engaged while backing up should first bring the tractor to a stop and look behind the tractor to be sure there are no bystanders. Then actuate (push in) the RIO button. The RIO button must be held down in the reverse implement position as the shift lever is moved into reverse (reverse foot pedal is depressed on automatic drive models).
  • The operator may then release the button and the mower will continue to operate while they are backing up and also when they resume forward operation. The next time the operator chooses to keep the mower engaged while backing up, they must repeat this procedure. If the mower (PTO) is engaged and the operator shifts into reverse or depresses the reverse pedal prior to pressing the RIO button, ignition to the engine will be shut off. The engine will stop unless the operator either pushes on the RIO switch or shifts out of reverse.
  • If the engine does stop, the operator must return the mower engagement (PTO) switch or lever to the ''off'' position, depress the brake pedal, and then turn the ignition switch to restart the engine.
  • 2 Years
  • Power: 22 hp (16.4 kW)
  • Displacement: 40 cu. in. (656 cc)
  • Manufacturer: Briggs & Stratton
  • Cylinders: V-twin
  • Type: Overhead valve
  • Oil Drain: No tools
  • Charging System: 9 amp regulated
  • Choke/Speed Control: One lever
  • Fuel Tank Location: Rear
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 4 gal. (2.25 gal. for California model)
  • Fuel Sight Gauge, front
  • Control: Two-pedal foot control
  • Cruise Control
  • Forward Speed: 0-5.5 mph
  • Reverse Speed: 0-3.2 mph
  • Frame: Full-length welded steel frame
  • Primer/Paint: E-coat/powder
  • Front Tires: 15x6-6
  • Rear Tires: 20x10-8
  • Front Axle: Cast iron
  • Hood Material: JD Loy
  • Floor Mats
  • CargO Mount System
  • Storage Pocket
  • Hourmeter
  • Service Interval Decal
  • Tool Tray
  • Cupholder
  • Turning Radius: 18 in.
  • Uncut Circle Radius: 20 in. (48 in. mower)
  • Seat Back Height: 15 in.
  • Fore-aft Adjustment: 5 1/2 in. while seated
Lift system
  • Mower Cut Height: 1-4 in., 13 positions
  • Cut Height Increments: 0.25 in.
  • Mower Cutting Width: 48 in.
  • Mower Deck Material: .105 in. (12 ga.)
  • Mower Wash Port
  • Easy-Level Deck
  • Mower Drive System: Electric PTO
  • Mulch Cover: Optional
Mower Attachability
  • Front Draft Arms: Spring pin
  • Rear Draft Arms: Spring pins
  • Meets ANSI Standard
  • Backup Protection: RIO
  • Safety Video
  • Wheelbase: 48.9-in. (124.2 cm)
  • Overall Length: 70-in. (177.8 cm)
  • Overall Width (includ. discharge chute): 60.3-in. (153 cm)
  • Height: 45.7-in. (116 cm)
Optional Attachments
  • Mower: 48 in. Edge (standard)
  • Rear Bagger: 6.5 bu. 2-bag
  • Mulching System: Standard
  • Snow Blade: 46 in.
  • Snow Blower: 44 in. two-stage
  • Front Bumper: Two-bar styled front bumper
  • Sun Canopy
  • Bucket Holder
  • Tow-Behind Tools: 14



Engine Manufacturer
Briggs & Stratton
Horse Power
22 hp (16.4 kW)
Engine Type
40 cu. in. (656 cc)


Wheel Size
Front Tires: 15x6-6; Rear Tires: 20x10-8
Fuel Capacity
4 gal. (2.25 gal. for California model)


Deck Size
48 in.
Discharge Type
Side; Optional: Mulcher; Bagger