John Deere 2305 Tractor Specs Overview

John Deere 2305 Tractor Engine

Model – Yanmar 3TNV76
Type – Diesel
Gross Horsepower – 17.9 kW (24.0 hp)
PTO Horsepower – 13.4 kW (18 hp)
Cylinders – Three
Rated Engine Speed – 3000 rpm
Operating Range – 1170 – 3170 rpm
Oil Filter – Standard Single Element
Air Cleaner – Dry Type, Two Stage

John Deere 2305 Tractor Transmission

Type – 2 Range Hydrostatic
Number of Speeds – Infinite
Mechanical Front Wheel Drive (MFWD) – Standard
MFWD Capability – All Ranges
MFWD Engagement – On The Go

Final Drive Spur Gear

Rear Axle Maximum Load – 670 kg (1477 lb)
Front Axle Maximum Load – 750 kg (1654 lb)

Electrical System

Type – 12 Volt
Battery Size 500 Cold Cranking Amps -18C
Alternator – 20 amp

Front Wheels and Tires

Standard – 18×8.5-10 R4
Optional – 18×8.5-10 R3

Rear Wheels and Tires

Standard – 26×12.00-12 R4
Optional – 26×12.00-12 R3

Fluid Capacities

Fuel Tank – 21 L (5.5 gal)
Cooling System – 3.2 L (3.4 qt)
Crankcase with Filter – 3.2 L (3.4 qt)
Transmission and Hydraulic System – 13.0 L (3.4 gal)
Front Axle – 2.5 L (2.6 qt)

Ground Speeds

Forward and Reverse – Range High 0-13.3 km/h (0-8.3 mph)
Forward and Reverse – Range Low 0-6.6 km/h (0-4.1 mph)

JD 2305 Tractor Dimensions

Wheelbase – 1450 mm (57.1 in.)
Overall Length with 3-point Hitch – 2605 mm (102.6 in.)
Overall Width (Miinimum) – 1140 mm (44.9 in.)
Front (Only Wide Position Recommended) – 1005 mm (39.6 in.)
Rear – 853 mm (33.6 in.)
Ground Clearance – Front Axle 195 mm (7.7 in.)
Weight – Machine equipped with a ROPS, 3-point hitch, standard R4 tires
and all fluids. – 846 kg

3-Point Hitch

Type – Limited Category 1
Lift Capacity-61 cm (24 in.) behind link arms – 309 kg (681 lb)
Lift Capacity-at link link ends – 650 kg (1433 lb)

Checking John Deere 2305 Tractor PTO

– Install driveshaft on implement.

– Install implement on tractor. Do not install driveshaft on tractor.

– Check the fully shortened position of the driveshaft.

– Push the driveshaft in to its shortest length by hand.

– Check the area where the outer tube shield meets the shield bell.

– If the outer tube shield does not touch the shield bell, make a mark
on the inner tube where the outer tube shield ends.

– Install driveshaft on JD 2305 Tractor and adjust the center
link to level the implement for operating while in lowered position.

– Have an observer stand a safe distance from the implement to tell you
when the driveshaft is fully shortened.

– Set the John Deere 2305 Tractor at low idle and raise the implement,
stopping when the observer sees the outer tube shield reach the mark on
the inner tube, or the outer tube shield touches the shield bell.

– If the implement is fully raised, and the driveshaft does not reach
the fully shortened position, with either the outer tube shield at the
mark or touching the bell shield, the driveshaft is ready for operation.

– If the driveshaft reaches the fully shortened position before the
implement is fully raised, the driveshaft will need to be shortened.

Shortening the PTO Driveshaft:

– Remove 25mm (1 in.) from the ends of the driveshaft and the ends of
the shield tubes.

– Check driveshaft length again, and shorten further if needed.

John Deere 2305 Tractor Rear and Mid
Power-Take-Off (PTO)

PTO operation for this machine is not intended to be used when the
operator is off the seat. The safety interlock system will stop the
engine and all implements if the PTO is operating and the operator
leaves the seat.

Engaging the JD 2305 Tractor PTO:

– Move the 2-speed range lever to the N position.

– If the operator leaves the seat with the engine running and the PTO
engaged, the safety interlock system will stop the engine and all

– Start the engine.

– Set engine speed to 1500 rpm or less.

– Move the PTO control lever to desired operating position: Mid PTO
only/Mid and Rear PTO/Rear PTO only.

– Pull PTO switch knob up to the engaged/on position.

– Adjust the hand throttle lever forward to the desired speed for the
implement used.

– Mid PTO speed will be 2100 rpm at the 540 PTO marker on the

– If PTO shuts off during use, turn off engine and push down to turn off
PTO switch. Lock park brake. Allow engine to cool. Check coolant level
and add coolant if necessary. Clean debris away from radiator cooling
fins. Sit on seat, and start engine. Pull PTO up to on position.

John Deere 2305 Tractor Rear Hitch

The rear hitch plate provides a single fixed mounting position for

Certain heavy equipment such as a loaded single-axle trailer can place
excessive strain on the hitch. Strain is greatly increased by speed and
rough ground.

Do not exceed 255 kg (562 lb) maximum static vertical load on the rear
hitch at position.

Locking Out Dual SCV Regen Function

It may be necessary to prevent the dual SCV lever from moving to the
full right or “regen” position when operating some implements.

– Remove right rear wheel.

– Move joystick back and forth to access locking pin on L-shaped bracket
on the front of the selective control valve (SCV).

– Remove locking pin, and L-shaped bracket from pins.

– Flip L-shaped bracket (A) inverted, and install back onto pins, as

– Install locking pin.- Install wheel. Tighten wheel bolts to 88 Nm (65

Attach Loader on John Deere 2305

Attach Loader Operation:

– Align masts with mounting frames.

– Engage tractor parking brake and place transmission in PARK.

– Shut off tractor engine and remove key.

– Move control lever(s) back and forth and side-to-side (if applicable)
several times.

– Make sure hoses are routed through hose guide, as shown.

– Hose connections are identified by matching the color-coded cap on the
hose end with the same color-coded plug on the control valve coupler.

– John Deere 2305 Tractor: Route hoses above mounting frames and through
hose guide.

– Connect hoses using color-coded dust caps matching numbers and colors
on decal by coupler plate.

– It may be necessary to drive tractor forward slowly to keep
masts/frames in line while performing the following procedures.

– Be sure bushing on mounting frame is aligned with notch in masts.

– Start tractor engine.

– Release parking brake and/or place John Deere 2305 Tractor
transmission in NEUTRAL.

– Make sure masts are fully seated on mounting frames.

– Slowly retract lift cylinders. Masts will lower onto mounting frames
and parking stand will raise up below weight bracket.

– Dump bucket 10—20° and retract lift cylinders until loader masts move
back and latches lock over mounting frame bushings.

– Extend lift cylinders and lift bucket from ground to ensure loader is
properly mounted.

– Add appropriate ballast.

– Engage tractor parking brake and/or place transmission in PARK.

– Shut off tractor engine and remove key.

I have a 2305 the currently will drive forward and reverse but the MMM
lift 3 point and PTO will not work. Does anyone here have an idea what
it could be? Just pulled the suction strainer out and found 6 ball
bearings. Tractor will drive but the 3point and the mower lift along
with the PTO will not work. 3 point hitch will not even move.
Absolutely nothing happens engine does the not bog when PTO is engaged.

The hydraulic system consists of two circuits powered by the same pump
through a divider valve. The divider valve directs 45% of the hydraulic
oil to the steering circuit, which also supplies oil to the PTO clutch,
and charge pressure to the hydrostatic pump. The remaining 55% of the
hydraulic oil powers the implement circuit, which powers the rockshaft
and the SCV valves. With that now known we can more effectively find the
source of your problem. Even though you can drive, it can still be your
main pump. The main pump DOES provide charge pressure to the hydro pump
BUT it is possible for it to drive. I don’t know how far for how long
but it will sometimes drive. An easy check. With all lines disconnected
from the scv quick connects, move the joystick. If it doesn’t bog for a

second before going into relief, then you have no pressure from your

I have a 2305 John Deere with 145-hrs on it. Love this tractor and
haven’t had one issue with it. Lately, the trottle won’t stay at the set
RPM I put it at without falling down. It will stay at full throttle but
won’t stay at less than that, it drops down to idle. Have any of you had
this problem? If so what do I need to do to make it like it was new
again? I suppose over time the trottle has just become less and less
“tight” per say due to up and down use. I see the two nuts and will
adjust them. Do you know what they do? The cable runs through a braked
with a nut on each side then through the throttle assembly. Do the nuts
just keep tension on the cable? If so the cable does have a small amount
of play when it is in the idle position, say a1/4″ or so before it
engages the RPM’s.

I have the same issue, mostly when I’m doing stuff not at full throttle,
but today the vibrations of the tiller kept pushing the RPM’s down had
to keep pushing the throttle back up. My 2305 throttle was too stiff, so
I raised gauge panel and partially removed right side cowling that
surrounds throttle lever shaft enough to get wrenches on tension nut.

I have a JD 2305 with a 62″ mmm. Problem is when mowing over uneven
terrain and the deck floats up on the left side, the PTO shaft at the
gear box grinds against the brake linkage pin inside the frame rail.
could it just be out of alignment or worn pivot points?

I too have a 2305 with an older serial number that would qualify IF I
was using the 62C deck. In checking the solution number with my dealer,
I’m told that the problem only surfaced with the 62C deck, not the 54C.
For those folks like myself who have the 54C deck, this should not be a
problem. In fact, in checking my linkage, I find that all is OK.

I got my tractor last weekend and first few hours out, got the
inevitable stick in the fan thing happening. Looks like you can get the
drive shaft off if you remove the snap-ring and then drive out the roll
pins. Has anyone ever attempted this? Being that it’s newer, I’m hoping
rust won’t garner lots of 4-letter-speak in the garage. For those that
have replaced the fan, easiest and most effective method? Thoughts on
cutting the blade in two and then putting back on the drive shaft? I
will definitely replace by spring and will have some sort of guard on it
by then. I’ve heard from people about folks with years on their 2305
running a brush mower before having this happen. My dumb luck it
happened right away.

There is a bushing, or bar that holds the mid mount mower that needs to
be removed. The transmission shaft is now easily accessible. Dave then
took the drive shaft apart at the knuckle joint closest to the fan. He
removed c-clamps, punched out two bushings and the shaft dropped down
and he was able to access the fan bolts and he replaced the fan.

I have been having problems with my mower lift mechanism on my 2305 JD.
I have the standard mechanical lift that operates using the 3pt hitch
arms. The problem I have is that the lift arm barely contacts the mower
lift bracket. Half the time it slips off and doesn’t lift it. I have the
factory rod in place in the 3pt hitch but it still doesn’t work. Has
anyone else had this problem? I was worried my lift bracket is bent but
it doesn’t look like it is.

The problem is simple. The 3PH arm that is supposed to do the lifting is
either loose or is positioned too far to the right. I think you
mentioned that you have the rod (which separates the 2 arms of the 3-pt
hitch)? If so, then with the deck lowered – so there is no pressure on
the 3ph arms, try moving the 2 connected 3ph arms left and right, and
see if you have any slack. You should have next to no-slack. If you can
move the arms around, you need to tighten the 2 turnbuckles on the 3ph
arms, to tighten them up. It is also possible that the rod you have that
separates the 2 arms, is too short – thus keeping the arms “snug” but
too close together. Try pulling the pins out of the rod, to separate the
2 arms, and see if you can move the left-hand-side 3ph arm any further
to the left than the position it normally is in with the rod in place.
Bottom line – the 3ph arm on the left side, should be as far left as it
can go. The 2 turnbuckles and the rod is what accomplishes that.

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