About the John Deere 345 Tractor

Updated on October 25, 2019
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A natural John Deere hobbyist, I am learning and researching about the various models and sharing my tractor findings.

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Keeping a well-trimmed garden may be a trend, especially in the suburbs. Most couples try hard to keep up with the maintenance of their lawns, and spend a lot of money and time on it. But, keeping it green and beautiful may not be a simple task as weeds continue to grow and trimming the grass is also strenuous, especially for working people.

If they don't check their grass regularly, the grass grows tall and it takes time to bring can to invest in a garden tractor. Ensure to buy a product equipped with essential features like John Deere 345.

John Deere 345 Overview

The John Deere 345, or JD345 for short, is one of the best garden tractors from Deere and Company. Released in 1995, this garden tractor is used by many homeowners with huge yards, as well as commercial properties maintaining golf courses and playing fields.

JD345 can make the job of mowing and trimming easier and can be used in other gardening activities. This is a high-quality garden tractor with lots of essential features. It is integrated with hydraulic lifts and makes use of dual cylinder gasoline engines from Kawasaki. So, you are guaranteed of its reliability.

The John Deere 345 model is built on the same frame as the ever-popular and heavy-duty 265 and 245 lawnmowers. On the other hand, the manual fender handle lift integrated with the JD 265 and 245 was replaced by the hydraulic lift. It has a 12-volt battery and works smoothly and quietly.

It has a v-twin style design. It also comes with power steering cruise, which is relatively standard. It has a with a hook attachment that can be easily detached. It has high back padded seats that can be tilted forward for security and to easily access the fuel tank. Additional traction can be provided when needed.

John Deere 345 Attachments

Like other series of John Deere garden tractors, the JD345 is also integrated with various attachments to make lawn mowing and other gardening activities fast and stress-free.

So, here are the beneficial and exceptional attachments of JD345.

  • Snow Blower

A snow blower is very important as it helps in eliminating fragments. In fact, it has the ability to eliminate a heavy pile of snow. JD345 snow blower has a heavy capacity of wind inside that if powered, can blow up to ten times better than leading garden mower available. This helps a lot in blowing the heavy piled snows on your rood, in the chimneys, garden, auto, and many others.

  • Mower Deck

Another remarkable attachment of JD345 is the mower deck. JD345 mower deck height is 54 inches that can be decreased to 48” and upgraded to 60”, it all depends on your needs and comfort. This adjustable and very convenient mower deck can assure a spot-free mowing of the yard in even height. This has the capability to cut and trim any types of grass as it is integrated with sharp revolving blades inside.

  • Brush Cutters

Like other garden tractors from Deere and Company, JD345 also comes with brush cutters that give you convenience once utilized to cut a grass. It can trim and brush the surface leaving it tidy and spot-free.

  • Roller

The roller is also one important attachment of JD345. This helps in providing the surface with spot-free finish via even and fine rollers. Brush rollers are ideal to use on any surface and any type of grass as well.

Breakdown of Specs and Features of JD345

  • Engines made by Kawasaki
  • Two-cylinder engines and is powered by gas
  • 36ci engine displacement
  • 20 horsepower
  • 3.3 quarts of liquid coolant is needed
  • The RPM of the JD345 engine is 3575
  • This garden tractor is equipped with twelve starter volts
  • It has 3.5 gallons of fuel capacity
  • Reap power take-off or PTO is electric
  • It weighs 699 pounds
  • Wheelbase measures 47.9 “
  • The Height is 43.6.”
  • It comes with 2.1 ft turning radius
  • It offers a smooth ride because of the wide tires as well as nice floatation that also results in less ground compaction.

John Deere 345 is the type of garden tractor which can be used for many years because of its well-made as well as integrated with state-of-the-art features. In fact, it is considered one of the most sought-after garden tractors from Deere and Company so far.

Repair and Restoration of John Deere 345

Like any other machines available out there, John Deere 345 is also prone to damage, most especially if you did not follow the proper maintenance. In case your garden tractor malfunction or suddenly stops working, you must call your supplier or the company.

Deere and Company offer a warranty on labor so they will handle the repair, provided the fact that it is still covered by the warranty. If not, it is highly advisable to call trusted and reliable technicians who have knowledge in repairing John Deere garden tractors.

You need to ensure that the technician is able to deal with any type of damage or concern, which a JD345 has. Ensure the technicians have enough knowledge of the model itself as well as the components.

Deere and Company also have repair and consultation team to help their clients surpass any form of damage which that encounter by their tractors. The team is always available to give your tips and recommendations about the proper maintenance required by your tractor.

Pros and Cons

Like any garden tractors available in the market, John Deere 345 also comes with a pros and cons. Let’s start with the pros first:


  • John Deere 345 is equipped with the very powerful V-twin engine from the renowned company Kawasaki.
  • Its broad cutting patch decreases the necessary numbers of passes to cut or mow your yard.
  • You can alter the height of the blade anywhere from one to four inches.


  • It is relatively costly for the average homeowner
  • The gas cap gets cross-threaded easily


Keeping your backyard or garden in good condition is now easier with the help of John Deere 345. It is one of the best lawnmowers available from Deere and Company. It comes with various kinds of attachments that help make the job easier. Attachments and the product itself can be purchased online and offline. Make sure to look into other models as well as such as the classic John Deere 318 before going straight ahead into your decision.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Harry Sheen


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