New X734 Signature Series Lawn Tractor

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Key Features
  • Electronic fuel injection
  • 4-wheel steering
  • 4-year/700-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty
  • Dealer availability of 2019 models may vary by location. See your local dealer for specific information.

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Features

Modern styling has a functional design
Functional and attractive designFunctional and attractive design
Styled hood and air screensStyled hood and air screens

John Deere Signature Series are the very best mowing tractors available and can also handle a wide range of other yard care chores, such as snow removal, lawn cleanup, and landscaping work. These heavy-duty tractors include models with two-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD), two- and four-wheel steering, and even a model with full-time 4WD and four-wheel steering.

The open platform is roomy and uncluttered:

  • Makes getting on and off the tractor easy
  • Provides ample legroom with built-in heel pockets for comfortable operation

The single-piece hood completely encloses the engine:

  • Improves appearance
  • Provides quieter operation
  • Easy to remove for service accessibility
  • Painted hood 
    • More scratch and scuff resistant than molded-in color
    • Deep scratches repairable with paint
Important advantages for superior mowing performance and equipment versatility
X730 Tractor mowingX730 Tractor mowing
X754 Tractor mowingX754 Tractor mowing

Available mower decks include a 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ Mower Deck or 54-in. (137-cm) or 60-in. (152-cm) Edge™ High-Capacity Mower Deck. All mowers have premium design features to give a clean, level cut and excellent performance, whether side discharging, mulching, or collecting lawn material.

X700 Signature Series Tractors offer these important performance advantages:

  • Heavy-duty robotically welded frame for the strength to operate a wide variety of equipment
  • Plenty of engine horsepower and torque to operate larger equipment
  • Electronic fuel injection (X730, X734, X738, X739)
    • Fast and sure starts
    • Better fuel economy than carbureted engines
    • Reduced emissions
  • Diesel models (X750, X754, X758)
    • Increased durability
    • Improved fuel economy
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Final Tier 4 compliant
  • Easy-to-operate Twin Touch™ foot-controlled hydrostatic transmission
  • Power steering for quick, precise control
  • Four-wheel drive for optimum traction in any use and ground condition (X738 and X758)
  • Four-wheel steering for unsurpassed trimming ability (X734 and X754)
  • Full-time four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering for unsurpassed traction, maneuverability, and trimming ability (X739)
  • Differential lock for increased traction control
  • Hydraulic power take-off (PTO) clutch with soft, modulated engagement
  • Shaft-driven equipment versus a belt drive
  • Shaft-driven transmission versus a belt drive
  • Automotive-type dash instrument cluster with gauges and indicator lights
  • Two-spool hydraulic control valve with outlets
  • From-the-seat adjustable mower depth stop with gauge
  • Exact Adjust mower-leveling feature with onboard gauge and adjusting tool
  • Automotive-type headlights and taillights
  • Optional 540-rpm rear PTO
  • Optional limited Category 1 3-point hitch for rear-mounted equipment
Frame is full-length welded steel for strength
Full-length welded steel frameFull-length welded steel frame

The full-length, welded C-channel steel frame provides plenty of strength to handle heavy equipment:

  • Frame side rails are formed from 7-gauge, 0.18-in. (4.6-mm) steel for extra strength.
  • The front bumper/weight bracket is formed from heavy, 0.375-in. (9.5-mm) steel.

The frame is robotically metal inert gas (MIG) welded:

  • Consistent welds for maximum strength
  • No bolts to come loose

A front Quik-Tatch weight bracket is designed into the frame:

  • Provides a convenient way to add up to 168 lb (76 kg) of weight to the front of the tractor using four suitcase weights
  • Extends ahead of the hood to act as a bumper
Front receiver hitchFront receiver hitch
Optional drawbar/ball mount and hitch ball shownOptional drawbar/ball mount and hitch ball shown

A front receiver hitch is designed into the frame:

  • Optional drawbar/ball mount and hitch balls are available.
  • Excellent for positioning trailers, boats, etc., in tight quarters.

An optional rear receiver hitch is available.

Front axle and wheel spindles are heavy duty
Heavy-duty cast-iron front axle (2WD shown)Heavy-duty cast-iron front axle (2WD shown)
Heavy-duty cast front axle (4WD shown)Heavy-duty cast front axle (4WD shown)

The front axles are made of strong, shock-resistant cast iron:

  • Will not bend or deform, as is possible with steel-fabricated axles
  • Replaceable bushings are used at the center axle pivot and spindles
    • Provide excellent wear resistance
    • Easy service and maintenance with grease fittings
1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter front-wheel spindle (2WD)1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter front-wheel spindle (2WD)
Cast-iron front spindle/wheel motor (4WD)Cast-iron front spindle/wheel motor (4WD)

The 2WD tractors use large, 1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter wheel spindles for durability:

  • Have the strength to handle heavy front implements
  • Provide long life at bearing surfaces
  • Use sealed precision bearings in the front wheels for long life

The 4WD tractors use heavy-duty cast and machined front spindle and wheel motor assemblies for durability and long life.

 

Engine is smooth running and reliable V-twin liquid-cooled design
25.5-hp (19-kW) engine25.5-hp (19-kW) engine

The V-twin, liquid-cooled John Deere iTorque power system with electronic fuel injection (EFI) provides exceptional performance and has the durability to handle commercial-use applications. The John Deere iTorque power system includes a combination of engine features that provide more lugging ability, even cooling, and durability.

iTorque stands for intelligent design (to get a task done efficiently) and torque (good lugging ability). It is used exclusively on gasoline-powered Select Series™ and Signature Series Tractors.

Hood opened to show engineHood opened to show engine

The 25.5-hp (19-kW) liquid-cooled V-twin engine has a large 45.5-cu in. (745-cc) displacement to provide plenty of power and torque for excellent performance in any operating condition. The one-piece hood is hinged to open for convenient engine service.

Key engine features include:

  • Liquid cooling
    • Longer engine life
    • Quieter operation
    • Improved fuel economy
  • V-twin cylinder design
    • Smoother running
    • Easier starting 
  • Overhead valve (OHV) design to provide more efficient airflow for improved combustion
    • More horsepower and torque per cubic inch of displacement
    • Better cooling for longer engine life
    • Reduced oil consumption
    • Improved fuel economy
  • Full-pressure lubrication with replaceable oil filter that provides plenty of clean oil for long engine life
  • Horizontal crankshaft with a drive shaft connection to the transmission for positive power transfer 
  • Aluminum block and cast-iron cylinder liners
    • Efficient heat dissipation
    • Strength and durability with less weight
  • Low exhaust emissions to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean air standards
    • Liquid cooling for consistent operating temperatures
    • OHV for efficient lean burn combustion
    • Precise air-to-fuel ratio control with electronic fuel injection
    • Closed crankcase ventilation re-circulates and burns crankcase hydrocarbons
  • Oil drain valve with hose and oil filter drip tray for easy, no-mess maintenance
  • Electronic ignition for quick, sure starts
  • Rubber engine mounts
    • Vibration-free operation
    • Lower noise
  • Electric fuel pump ensures positive fuel delivery for fast starts and smooth running
  • Solenoid-shift starter ensures that starter stays engaged until key switch is released for fast cold-weather starts
Air intake system
Air intake screens on hood and pedestalAir intake screens on hood and pedestal
Radiator screen pulled out for cleaningRadiator screen pulled out for cleaning

Engine intake air is drawn in through screened panels at the base of the pedestal and on the right and left sides of the tractor hood:

  • Cleanest and coolest area of the tractor
  • Pre-cleans the air to keep large chaff and debris from entering the radiator or air cleaner
  • Easy to clean and service so engine operates at optimum temperature

An inertia-discharge canister with dry-type paper element surrounded by a foam precleaner cleans intake air for long engine life:

  • Ejects large dirt particles before they make contact with the filter
  • Provides dual protection against dirt entering the engine
  • Easily removed for cleaning or replacement
  • Recommend the air filter be replaced and the precleaner cleaned annually or every 200 hours, whichever comes first
Electronic fuel injection

Electronic fuel injection (EFI) offers many important performance advantages:

  • Immediate starting in hot or cold ambient temperatures or after long periods of seasonal storage
  • No choke linkage for the user to operate
  • No engine warmup required, so the implement can be engaged immediately after the engine starts
  • Greater horsepower and torque responsiveness
  • Higher reliability with the elimination of vapor locking, misfiring, run-on, and after-bang
  • Automatic altitude compensation
  • Delivers fuel precisely
    • Reduces the potential for plug fouling
Fuel tank has a large 5.2-U.S. gal. (19.7-L) capacity
Fuel cap and tank (shown on X758 Diesel Tractor)Fuel cap and tank (shown on X758 Diesel Tractor)

A large, 5.2-U.S. gal. (19.7-L) capacity fuel tank holds enough fuel for extended operation between refills:

  • Fuel-fill location is on the left fender for easy access, increased safety, fewer spills, and convenience during filling.
  • In-tank electric fuel pump supplies ample fuel flow to eliminate vapor lock and ensure quick engine starts, even after months of storage.
Battery and alternator are large capacity
Battery located at front of tractor frameBattery located at front of tractor frame

A high-capacity regulated alternator charging system provides plenty of power to quickly recharge the battery and run electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer:

  • 20-amp alternator is provided as standard equipment on gasoline engines.
  • An optional 20-amp auxiliary alternator kit operates in parallel with the standard 20-amp engine-equipped alternator to bring the total of 12-V electric power to 40 amps.

A large-capacity, 300 cold-cranking amp battery provides plenty of cranking power for quick, sure starts in cold weather:

  • Mounted at the front of the tractor frame for easy accessibility
Hydrostatic drive with Twin Touch™ control is easy to operate
Twin Touch foot controlTwin Touch foot control
Cruise controlCruise control

Twin Touch foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:

  • Automotive-type accelerator control for easy operation
  • Twin Touch design that allows operator to change direction without lifting foot off platform
  • Large pedal surface for increased operator comfort

When the master brake pedal is depressed, the power take-off (PTO) and cruise control disengage.

Cruise control is standard equipment:

  • To engage, push in on the cruise lever and hold until the foot is removed from the forward pedal.
  • For emergency stop, the cruise control can be released by pushing on the master brake pedal or pushing down on the forward pedal.
Heavy-duty two-wheel steer or four-wheel steer transaxle
X758 two-wheel steer transaxle shownX758 two-wheel steer transaxle shown

A rugged, heavy-duty commercial hydrostatic transaxle handles a wide variety of ground-engaging applications and commercial mowing usage. A hitch for tow-behind equipment is included. The tractor frame extends behind the transaxle to provide mounting points for the category 1 3-point hitch and Click N Go™ mounting brackets.

Many quality features are provided:

  • Universal joint splined drive shaft between the engine and transmission is durable and gives efficient power transfer (no belts, no slippage, no power loss).
  • Shaft drive output through continuous live transmission PTO has no belts to slip or wear out.
  • Internal hydraulic PTO with a multi-disk clutch pack:
    • Soft, smooth clutch engagement
    • Longer disk life with continuous oil bath
    • No service required, as disks are self-adjusting
  • Internal, wet-disk brakes:
    • Isolated from dirt, rust, ice, or other contaminants for effective brake operation
    • Constantly cooled by transmission fluid to minimize wear and eliminate the loss of brakes from overheating
  • Quiet design virtually eliminates hydrostatic whine.
  • Large, efficient 6-cc charge pump produces excellent flow and pressure to allow operating a variety of hydraulic-powered equipment.
  • Externally mounted, oil-filled shock absorber in the control system ensure smooth starts and stops.
  • Exceptional strength and durability:
    • Automotive-type forged flanged axles
    • Heavy ribbed aluminum die-cast axle housings
    • Uses an axial piston-type pump and motor versus less-efficient ball-type rotating groups
Two-wheel steer hydrostatic transaxleTwo-wheel steer hydrostatic transaxle
Four-wheel steer hydrostatic transaxleFour-wheel steer hydrostatic transaxle

Two-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) tractors use similar transaxles, however, four-wheel steer tractors have additional features that allow the rear wheels to turn.

Differential lock controlDifferential lock control

Infinite control of ground speed and smooth change of direction provide efficiency and operator convenience. The differential lock provides positive power to both drive wheels for increased traction. It can be engaged by the operator as needed.

Forward0 to 8.5 mph (0 to 13.7 km/h)
Reverse0 to 6 mph (0 to 9.7 km/h)
Transmission oil cooler

A transmission oil cooler is standard equipment:

  • Helps keep oil temperatures cooler during high draft-load operations
  • Separate automotive-style cooler to provide increased capacity for the oil cooler as well as the radiator, when compared to an oil cooler internal to the radiator
Operator station is comfortable and convenient
X730 Tractor mowingX730 Tractor mowing
Tilt steering wheelTilt steering wheel

The tilt steering wheel can be adjusted for optimum operator comfort:

  • Six positions can be selected with the push of a lever for the most comfortable setting.
  • The full-up position makes getting on and off the tractor easy.
  • The steering wheel is designed for comfortable, no-slip operation.
Two-piece tilt-back seat
Seat has convenient tilt-back featureSeat has convenient tilt-back feature
Seat tilted forwardSeat tilted forward

Two-piece, 21-in. (53-cm) high-back seat, with John Deere branded embroidery, has a thick seat cushion for lasting comfort, even after a full day of use. The back can be angled to maximize operator comfort by using a convenient lever on the side of the seat.

A four-bar adjustable seat suspension and 7-in. (18-cm) slide-rail fore-aft adjustment are provided to optimize operator comfort.

Optional armrest kit
Adjustable armrest optionAdjustable armrest option
Left armrest in raised positionLeft armrest in raised position

Optional armrests increase operator support and comfort, thus reducing fatigue and improving productivity, especially when mowing for extended periods of time. Armrests are adjustable to suit the operator. The embroidered logo on the seat back makes this upscale seat look as good as it feels.

Optional air-ride suspension seat
Optional air-ride suspension seatOptional air-ride suspension seat
Seat pressure switch and fore-aft adjustment leverSeat pressure switch and fore-aft adjustment lever

The optional air-ride seat minimizes vibration the operator feels while using the tractor and provides a very smooth ride. This seat has a full pneumatic suspension that is easy for operators to adjust to suit their individual needs. Wide, shaped ergonomic cushions are comfortable and reduce back strain.
 
Features include:

  • Simple switch on the front of the seat makes adjustment easy
  • Back-angle adjustment
  • Three-position lumbar adjustment
  • Armrest height adjustment
  • 7-in. (18-cm) fore-aft adjustment

Key benefits of the seat:

  • Provides maximum ride comfort and quality, thus minimizing operator fatigue
  • Dampens lower frequency vibration better than mechanical suspensions

NOTE: The air-ride seat is compatible with all X700 Signature Series Tractors, model year 2013 and later (serial number 010,001-). Plug and play wiring harness for use with the air-ride suspension seat has been added to model year 2019 tractors (serial number 70,001-) to reduce seat-installation time. Model year 2013-2018 (serial number 010,001-070,000) requires AM146765 wiring harness. See DTAC solution 115258 for more information.

Foot pads
Foot padsFoot pads

Foot pads help isolate the operator's feet from vibration:

  • Provide a non-slip surface for safer mounting or dismounting the tractor
  • Attractive styling
Handgrips, toolbox, cup holder, and 12-V outlet
Toolbox and handgripToolbox and handgrip
Toolbox with cover open and cup holderToolbox with cover open and cup holder

The fender handles provide a convenient handhold to use when getting on and off the tractor and when operating on slopes:

  • Plastic material is durable and will not rust.
  • The cup holder is designed to hold a variety of drink container sizes.
  • Toolbox provides a safe and convenient location to store tools and supplies.
  • Exact Adjust mower leveling tool and gauge storage features are provided in the tool box.
12-V outlet
12-V outlet12-V outlet
12-V outlet with cover open12-V outlet with cover open

12-V outlet located for the convenience of connecting a variety of electrical and electronic equipment:

  • Outlet switch is located on the dash for starting and stopping an electric spreader or sprayer.
Headlights and taillights provide good visibility
Two high-quality headlightsTwo high-quality headlights

Large, automotive-type headlights and taillights provide unsurpassed nighttime illumination:

  • Standard 37-W halogen headlights provide excellent nighttime visibility.
  • Large automotive-type taillights enhance the tractor's appearance and safety.
  • Headlights, taillights, and rear work lights are easily operated with a single dash-mounted switch.
Taillights, work lights, and backup lightsTaillights, work lights, and backup lights

Rear lights provide visibility for the tractor operator and others:

  • Standard backup lights can be turned on full time to double as rear work lights.
  • Backup lights come on automatically when the operator depresses the reverse pedal.
Four-wheel power steering for superior maneuverability and trimming
X734 Tractor trimming around treeX734 Tractor trimming around tree
 X739 Tractor trimming around a tree X739 Tractor trimming around a tree

Power steering is standard equipment on all X700 Series Tractors. It provides effortless, automotive-like control:

  • Reduced operator fatigue
  • Better maneuverability
  • Increased productivity

Four-wheel power steering on the X734, X739, and X754 Tractors provides very significant maneuverability and trimming advantages over two-wheel-steering equipped tractors:

   1. The uncut circle diameter is greatly reduced, eliminating or greatly reducing the need to back up when trimming around trees, shrubs, etc.

  • Cutting inside turns created by landscaping, flower beds, etc. can also be done much more efficiently with a four-wheel-steer equipped tractor.

   2. Interference from the mower and tractor wheels is eliminated because they are several inches away from the object being trimmed around.

  • When cutting rectangle-shaped areas, square corners can be cut more effectively and efficiently.

   3. The outside turning circle is reduced, decreasing the time spent turning and increasing mowing efficiency.

The X739 Tractor has both full-time four-wheel drive (4WD) and four-wheel steering, which gives it the optimum in both traction and maneuverability.

 

Two-wheel steer (X730, X750)

Four-wheel steer (X734, X754)

Full-time 4WD (X738, X758)

Full-time 4WD with four-wheel steer (X739)

 

Turning radius

25 in. (63.5

cm)

21 in. (53.3

cm)

 

25 in. (63.5 cm)

 

21 in. (53.3 cm)

Uncut circle radius (60- in. (152-cm) mower deck)

28 in. (71.1

cm)

6 in. (15.2

cm)

 

28 in. (71.1 cm)

 

6 in. (15.2 cm)

Turns lock-to-lock left

2.4

2.5

2.3

2.2

Turns lock-to-lock right

2.4

2.5

3.1

2.8

Instruments and controls are easy to find and use
Instrumentation and controls (switch turned off)Instrumentation and controls (switch turned off)
Gauges and indicator lights (switch turned on to illustrate functions)Gauges and indicator lights (switch turned on to illustrate functions)

The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling and ergonomic controls for easy use:

  • Controls are color coded for easy identification by the operator.
  • Controls are logically placed and easy to reach.
  • The power take-off (PTO) switch allows the operator to get fingers underneath it, like a T-handle, to pull up for easy activation.
  • The reverse implement option (RIO) switch is an easy-to-see and easy-to-use yellow button.
  • Cruise control activation is handled by an automotive-style button.
  • Functional design of the throttle control provides good appearance and a comfortable feel.
Display panel illustration with descriptionsDisplay panel illustration with descriptions

The instrument display has the look and feel of a modern automobile. A power-up sequence cycles lights and gauges to indicate they are working:

  • Display features dark-cockpit design to minimize operator distractions.
  • Display is back lit for night visibility.
    • Night visibility is especially useful with snow blower use.
  • Hour meter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
  • Electronic fuel gauge provides real-time fuel level information.
  • A tachometer graphically displays engine speed.
    • Target-zone graphics inform the operator of the engine speed range to use for best cut quality.
  • An indicator tells the operator when the PTO is operating.
  • Bright caution and stop lights capture the operator's attention when important information is on the instrument cluster.
    • Damage can be prevented and repair costs reduced by addressing problems early.
  • Operators are advised of what the problem is if they attempt to operate the mower with unsatisfied PTO, seat, or park brake interlocks.
    • The indicators are also useful to identify the reasons the PTO or engine may have shut off when an interlock is unsatisfied.
  • Operators are advised if battery voltage is low, normal, or excessive.
  • The service indicator light illuminates to indicate a diagnostic error code is stored.
    • On-board diagnostics provides trouble codes for use by trained technicians.
      • For example, a technician will be able to test switch functionality and circuit continuity without tools.
Twin Touch™ foot control is easy to use and has cruise control
Twin Touch foot controlTwin Touch foot control
Cruise controlCruise control

Twin Touch foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:

  • Automotive-type accelerator control for easy operation
  • Twin Touch design that allows operator to change direction without lifting foot off platform
  • Large pedal surface for increased operator comfort

When the master brake pedal is depressed, the PTO and cruise control disengage.

Cruise control is standard equipment:

  • To engage, push in on the cruise lever and hold until the foot is removed from the forward pedal.
  • For emergency stop, the cruise control can be released by pushing on the master brake pedal or pushing down on the forward pedal.
Differential lock
Differential lock controlDifferential lock control

A foot-operated differential lock supplies positive power to both rear drive wheels for increased traction:

  • Differential lock button is conveniently located on the left footrest for easy engagement.
Hydraulic power steering gives effortless control
X734 Tractor trimming around a treeX734 Tractor trimming around a tree
Power steering control valvePower steering control valve

Power steering is standard equipment. It provides effortless, automotive-like control:

  • Reduced operator fatigue
  • Better maneuverability
  • Increased productivity

 

Two-wheel steer (X730, X750)

Four-wheel steer (X734, X754)

Full-time four- wheel drive (X738, X758)

Full-time four-wheel drive with four- wheel steer (X739)

 

Turning radius

25 in. (63.5

cm)

21 in. (53.3

cm)

25 in. (63.5 cm)

 21 in. (53.3 cm)

Uncut circle radius (60- in. (152-cm) mower deck)

28 in. (71.1

cm)

6 in. (15.2

cm)

28 in. (71.1 cm)

6 in. (15.2 cm)

Turns lock-to-lock left

2.4

2.5

2.3

2.2

Turns lock-to-lock right

2.4

2.5

3.1

2.8

Parking brake control
Controls shaped and located for easy useControls shaped and located for easy use
Park brake control and brake pedalPark brake control and brake pedal

The parking brake control is conveniently located below the key switch on the steering pedestal:

  • Holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position

Depressing the brake pedal disengages the PTO and cruise control:

  • Allows the engine to be started 
  • Applies wet-disk brakes (internal in transmission) for use as a parking brake
Mower deck height-of-cut control
Mower deck height-of-cut controlMower deck height-of-cut control
Exact Adjust portsExact Adjust ports

The depth stop allows setting the mower height from the operator's seat:

  • Locks the mower in fully raised position so 3-point hitch equipment can be raised or lowered independently of the mower
  • Returns mower deck to the same preset height each time it is lowered
  • Provides a mower cut-height range from 1 in. to 5.25 in. (2.5 cm to 13.3 cm) 
  • Informs the operator of the approximate mower cut-height through an indicator

Exact Adjust ports on either side of the fender deck allow access to the rear mower deck height adjusting links:

  • Allow mower deck to be easily leveled side-to-side
  • Leveling can be done from above the fender deck by using the Exact Adjust tool
Exact Adjust
Exact Adjust tool and mower leveling gaugeExact Adjust tool and mower leveling gauge

Exact Adjust tool and mower deck leveling gauge are stored in the toolbox to provide a convenient means of checking and adjusting the deck level:

  • Used in conjunction with Exact Adjust ports for easy and accurate leveling of the mower deck for optimum mowing performance
Deck-leveling gauge placed under deckDeck-leveling gauge placed under deck
Using included ball-hex tool to level mower deckUsing included ball-hex tool to level mower deck

Consult the operator's manual for the correct adjusting procedure. Basic adjusting steps to properly level the mower deck include:

  • Park the tractor on a level surface.
  • Inflate tires to the correct pressure.
  • Consult the label for the cutting-height knob that is located on the console of the machine. This label shows deck-leveling position and location of deck-leveling adjustment points.
  • Set mower cutting-height knob to the correct deck-leveling position.
  • Adjust mower wheels as necessary so they do not contact the ground surface.
  • Remove the onboard deck-leveling gauge and Exact Adjust tool that are located in the tractor toolbox.
  • Using the Exact Adjust ports and tool, adjust mower deck side-to-side level so the deck-leveling gauge just slips under the left and right lower deck rim. The location of adjustment points will vary slightly between decks.
    • Left- and right-rear adjustment points are under the deck rim near the rear mower wheels.
  • Adjust mower deck front-to-back level, if necessary.
    • Loosen rear nuts equally on each side of front lift rod.
    • Turn front nut equally on each side clockwise to raise front of mower or counterclockwise to lower it until gauge just slips under the front adjustment point.
      • Front adjustment point varies by mower deck
    • Tighten rear nuts after adjustment is complete.
  • Return the gauge and tool to their storage position in the toolbox.

NOTE: The adjusting tool supplied with the tractor is an 8-mm ball-hex key. The rounded end allows for some misalignment with the bolt as the deck is adjusted.

Two-function hydraulics give effortless control of equipment
Dual hydraulic control leversDual hydraulic control levers

A two-function hydraulic control system is standard equipment.

The hydraulic system allows effortless equipment control:

  • Raising and lowering
  • Angling and spout rotation
  • Control levers
    • Levers are positioned on the steering pedestal for quick, easy, and precise fingertip control of equipment.
    • Lower lever has a float position, allowing front-mounted equipment such as a blade, snow blower, or rotary broom to follow the contour of the ground.
Hydraulic outletsHydraulic outlets

Four hydraulic couplers with color-coded covers are available for quick, easy connections.

Thoughtful designs promote safe operation and convenient service
Using reverse implement option (RIO)
Power take-off (PTO)/RIO switch (yellow switch)Power take-off (PTO)/RIO switch (yellow switch)
Left-hand RIO switch (yellow button)Left-hand RIO switch (yellow button)

CAUTION: Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward:

  • Carefully check the area around the machine.
  • Disengage the mower before backing up.

NOTE: Backing up while the mower is engaged is strongly discouraged. RIO should be used only when operating another attachment or when the operator deems it necessary to reposition the machine with the mower engaged.

      1. Stop forward travel.
      2. Look behind the machine to be sure there are no bystanders.
      3. Push and hold in the RIO switch while depressing the reverse pedal slightly
        NOTE: If the mower or other attachment stops while repositioning the machine, return the attachment engagement switch to the off position. Start the engine and engage mower or other attachment. Begin again with step 2.
      4. Release the RIO switch and reposition the machine as the machine begins to move rearward.
      5. Resume forward travel. The mower or other attachment should continue operating.
      6. Repeat procedure to position the machine again.

NOTE: For tractors equipped with an optional front PTO kit installed, the front implements will rotate while backing up without engaging RIO.

Interlock switches

The hydrostatic transmission foot pedals must be in neutral, with brake depressed, PTO disengaged, and the ignition key used, before the tractor will start.

Once the tractor is running, the engine automatically shuts off if the operator leaves the seat with the PTO engaged, brake pedal unlocked, or hydrostatic foot controls out of the neutral position.

Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood
One-piece hood is easy to open and removeOne-piece hood is easy to open and remove
Service interval decal located under hoodService interval decal located under hood

The one-piece hood opens easily to permit checking and servicing the engine:

  • A service-interval decal is provided inside the tractor hood for convenience when servicing the tractor.
Hood pivot and wiring connectorHood pivot and wiring connector
Hood removed for serviceHood removed for service

If necessary to do more extensive service, the hood can easily be completely removed without tools:

  • Wiring connector allows headlight wiring to be easily disconnected.
  • Hood can be raised off pivots and easily removed without use of any tools.
Radiator screen pulls out for easy cleaningRadiator screen pulls out for easy cleaning
Deck-leveling gauge and tool stored in tractor toolboxDeck-leveling gauge and tool stored in tractor toolbox

A screen keeps material from building up on the radiator and can be easily removed for cleaning.

A convenient deck-leveling gauge and Exact Adjust tool are provided:

  • Exact Adjust tool and mower deck leveling gauge are stored in the toolbox to provide a convenient means of checking and adjusting the deck level.
    • Used in conjunction with Exact Adjust ports for easy and accurate leveling of the mower deck for optimum mowing performance
The MowerPlus™ app helps maintain the tractor and lawn
MowerPlus app screenMowerPlus app screen
MowerPlus app maintenance screenMowerPlus app maintenance screen

Keep a John Deere riding lawn mower running its best and know how it mows with the John Deere MowerPlus app. Simply scan the lawn tractor’s barcode to get custom information. The app helps determine the best time to mow, communicates expert pre-mow tips, offers maintenance reminders, and provides walk-through guides.

Look for the MowerPlus app on the mobile device’s app store.

The app supports residential lawn equipment such as 100 Series, S240, X300, X500, X700, Z200 through Z600, and many similarly-sized older products. It does not presently support tractor models numbered 1000 and larger, such as 1025R.

NOTE: Some product image variation may exist.

48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile
X730 Tractor with 48A Mower DeckX730 Tractor with 48A Mower Deck
48A Mower Deck48A Mower Deck

The 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep Deck uses the latest in three-spindle mowing technology to raise performance to a higher level:

  • 10-gauge, 0.135-in. (3.4-mm) deck stamping for long life
  • Deep, flat-top deck design to handle a large volume of material at faster mowing speeds
    • Gives excellent cut quality and uniform discharge
    • Easy to keep clean on top of and under the deck
  • Stamped-steel design to eliminate sharp edges and corners where material can buildup and diminish mowing performance
  • Resilient four-point mounting system suspends mower from tractor for a smooth and level cut
  • Wide mower wheels easily adjusted just above ground level to help prevent scalping
  • 0.25-in. (6.4-mm) cut-height increments allow mower to be set at the desired cut height
  • Onboard deck-leveling system makes keeping mower properly adjusted easy
  • Compatible with optional MulchControl™ mulching system
  • Compatible with high-performance Power Flow™ material collection systems
  • For use on X730, X734, X738, X739, X750, X754, and X758 Tractors
  • Mower deck suspended from vehicle for smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels, positioned just above ground level, help prevent scalping.

Mower includes everything needed, including front draft arm assembly, for installation on any X700 Signature Series Tractor (model year 2013 and newer).

NOTE: The 9077M 48A Mower Deck requires a standard connect or auto connect attachment (similar to 54 HC and 60 HC Mower Decks). Unlike the 54 HC and 60 HC, the shaft drive 48A Mower is not a drive-over deck. Operators can rotate the mower wheels 90 degrees and roll the 48A Mower under an X700 Signature Series Tractor and utilize the auto connect to connect the power take-off (PTO) shaft.

Excellent cut quality
48A Mower top48A Mower top
48A Mower underside48A Mower underside

Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck without getting recut:

  • Clean flow of material out of discharge area prevents cut material from interfering with cutting the incoming grass, making it possible for the blades to cut incoming material cleanly.
  • Even in mulching mode, cut evenness is improved compared to other designs because the additional depth allows for continuous circulation, optimal recutting, and an even distribution of clippings.
Productivity - getting the job done fast
Right side of Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)Right side of Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)

Deep mower-deck stamping gives high productivity, which gets the job done fast. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck quickly, reducing the amount of re-cutting so more power is available to process incoming grass:

  • Greatly improves mowers capacity to maintain excellent mowing performance in difficult mowing conditions and at higher speeds

Large discharge opening is both high and wide to handle more material:

  • Gives a smooth, even discharge of clippings at all mowing speeds
  • Reduces the chance of plugging, especially important when operating in wet, thick, or dense grass and when bagging
  • The 48A Power Flow blower has an inlet housing with over 50 percent greater area than the 48X Power Flow blower used on previous machines.
Cleanliness - for the mower and the operator
Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)
Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X300 Series Tractor)Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X300 Series Tractor)

The flat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean:

  • There are few places to catch and hold material on top and underneath the deck.
    • Top of deck stays cleaner, reducing time and effort needed for cleaning and service
    • Underside of deck is self-cleaning to maintain optimum performance without buildup of material to interfere with the flow of air and clippings
    • Less need to clean and remove buildup of material from the underside of the deck
  • The depth of the Accel Deep mower deck minimizes the amount of material that escapes from the front of the deck.
    • Limited amount of material drifts onto the operator and mower deck.
    • Even for material discharged out the chute, less re-cutting results in larger pieces that are less likely to end up on the operator.
    • Mulching prevents the discharge of material completely and the MulchControl attachment makes mulching a practical solution for most mowing situations.

Cleaning a mower deck, both top and bottom, is one of the most frequent maintenance activities:

  • The flat-top design reduces places for material to build up and makes material that does collect easy to remove.
Mower wash portMower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connectorMower wash port with hose connector

A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy.

  • Hose connector is included with the mower deck.
Superior durability is designed in
Spindle pocket with flip-up coverSpindle pocket with flip-up cover
Easy-to-adjust mower wheel and mower side reinforcementEasy-to-adjust mower wheel and mower side reinforcement

The 48A Mower Deck has strong spindle pockets to keep the blades aligned, even after years of tough service:

  • Ribs in the deck shell add strength where it is needed.
  • The 48A has a 23 percent heavier overall weight than the Edge™ Xtra 48-in. (122-cm) mower deck used on previous machines.

Mower wheels are heavy duty:

  • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life.
  • Setting wheels to the correct height for the cutting height is quick and easy.

Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on mower bearings for longer life.

The 48A Mower Deck features a 5/8-in. (16-mm) diameter solid-steel rod side bumper that provides extra strength and protection.

Dual-stage E-coat and powder-paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.

Versatility - easy to change between side discharge, mulch, and bagging modes

The 48A Mower is designed for maximum versatility, providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another:

  • With the optional MulchControl attachment installed (along with the special mulching blades), changing from side-discharge to mulching or vice versa is done with the simple flip of a lever.
    • It is not necessary to change blades when changing discharge modes because the mulching blades are designed for side discharge as well.
  • The Power Flow rear bagger can be used with the MulchControl attachment and blades by simply placing the MulchControl lever in the side-discharge position.
MulchControl option

The MulchControl attachment for the 48A Mower Deck makes mulching more practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:

  • A beautiful looking lawn
  • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
  • Less fertilizer use
  • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings
How MulchControl works
MulchControl baffle openMulchControl baffle open
MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:

  • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
    • The MulchControl baffle, or divider, between the left and middle spindles is about half way down. The height is designed to balance the mulching and side-discharge modes.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is open, the divider between the left and middle spindles passes a portion of the material to the discharge opening, along with the material from the middle and right spindle areas.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, the material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.
MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed
MulchControl handleMulchControl handle
  • The MulchControl handle is located on top of the mower deck and used to open and close the discharge baffle.
    • The operator is required to get off of the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.
  • Changing from mulching to side discharge or vice versa takes only a few seconds.

MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

  • Usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
  • Usually side-discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
  • Always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • Bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags

MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. The operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side discharge or bagging when needed.

While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch about one third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:

  • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired
Power Flow material collection systems
Optional 7-bu (247-L) two-bag Power Flow rear bagger shownOptional 7-bu (247-L) two-bag Power Flow rear bagger shown
Power Flow blowerPower Flow blower

A variety of material collection systems is available for use with the Power Flow blower:

  • 7-bu (247-L) two-bag Power Flow rear bagger
  • 14-bu (493-L) three-bag Power Flow rear bagger
  • 19-bu (670-L) MC519 Cart

The Power Flow blower and chute are easy to install. The Power Flow blower swings out for easy cleanout and cleanup.

54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) Edge™ High-Capacity (HC) Mower Decks are heavy duty
X739 Tractor mowing with 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower DeckX739 Tractor mowing with 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck
Side view of mower deckSide view of mower deck

A deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow so material can be processed quickly and efficiently. The deck is stamped from 9-gauge, 0.15-in. (3.8-mm) steel and has welded-on reinforcement at the bottom edge for extra strength and durability.

60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck top view60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck top view
54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck bottom view54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck bottom view

High-capacity mower decks are formed in a hydraulic press to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

  • Wider and higher discharge opening provides an even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance in all conditions.
  • Durable plastic deflector spreads grass clippings evenly across the lawn, is hinged, and can be raised to minimize the storage space required. 
  • 1-in. (2.5-cm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength and supported by ball bearings.
  • Front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass.
  • Blade overlap is greater than many conventional decks for a clean cut.
  • Mower can side-discharge, mulch (optional), or use a Power Flow™ collection system (optional).
Tire-grab feature and shark tooth shaped gripsTire-grab feature and shark tooth shaped grips
Drive-over ramp removed for spindle accessDrive-over ramp removed for spindle access

Ramps are provided to permit driving over the mower deck for installing and removing it from the tractor:

  • Constructed of 30 percent glass-filled polypropylene for strength to carry the weight of the tractor
  • Polypropylene material will not rust or corrode for lasting good appearance
  • Shark tooth shaped grips designed into the ramp inclines for added wheel traction when driving onto the mower deck
  • Tire grab at the rear of the ramp gives extra wheel traction
  • Ramps removed and replaced without tools to permit convenient servicing of the mower spindles
Mower wash port Mower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connectorMower wash port with hose connector

A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy: 

  • Hose connector is included with the mower deck.

Optional high-performance mulching attachment

Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown) Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown)

The high-performance mulching attachment provides excellent mulching performance:

  • This is a high-performance mulching attachment that includes formed steel baffles to control the material and special mulching blades for superior performance.
    • The special mulching blades that are included can also be used for side discharging and collecting, though overall performance may be slightly less than with the standard blades.
  • Order: BM23977, 54 HC mulching attachment  or BM23978 60 HC mulching attachment

 

Optional MulchControl™ attachment

MulchControl with baffle closedMulchControl with baffle closed
MulchControl with baffle openMulchControl with baffle open

The MulchControl attachment makes mulching more practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:

  • A beautiful looking lawn
  • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
  • Less fertilizer use
  • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings

MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:

  • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
  • The left mower blade area is completely enclosed and optimized for mulching, thus will mulch even when the mower is in the side-discharge mode.
  • Baffles around the center and right blades are optimized for mulching when the discharge baffle is closed.
MulchControl operation
MulchControl handle (standard with MulchControl)MulchControl handle (standard with MulchControl)
Hydraulic MulchControl actuator optionHydraulic MulchControl actuator option

The optional MulchControl attachment comes with a handle on top of the mower deck that is used to open and close the discharge baffle:

  • The operator is required to get off of the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.

An optional hydraulic MulchControl actuator attachment is available to replace the standard control lever and allow the operator to control MulchControl from the seat using the tractor’s hydraulic control lever.

NOTE: To have hydraulic control of the MulchControl baffle, both MulchControl and hydraulic MulchControl actuator attachments must be ordered. The hydraulic MulchControl actuator is an extra-cost option for the MulchControl attachment.

Changing from mulching to side discharge or vice versa with the hand lever or hydraulic MulchControl actuator option takes only a few seconds.

 

MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

  • Usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
  • Usually side discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
  • Always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • Bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags

MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. Now the operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side-discharge or bagging when needed.

MulchControl limitations

While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch about one-third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:

  • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired

MulchControl compatibility

MulchControl is a field-installed attachment. Mulching blades are included:

  • MulchControl is for 2015 and newer X700 Signature Series Tractor and:
    • 9074M 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck (serial number 030,001-070,000)
    • 9078M 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck (serial number 070,001-)
    • 9075M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (serial number 030,001-070,000)
    • 9079M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (serial number 070,001-)
  • Optional hydraulic MulchControl actuator (BUC10536) is available for model year 2019 and newer mower decks (9078M and 9079M) only. In addition, mower must be equipped with the basic MulchControl attachment.

NOTE: The hydraulic MulchControl actuator is not available for the 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ Mower Deck.

Order:

BM26300 MulchControl attachment (54 HC)

BM25258 MulchControl attachment (60 HC)

BUC10536 Hydraulic MulchControl actuator

Mower deck attachability
X758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deckX758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck

High-capacity mower decks have ramps positioned on top of the deck for easy installation:

  • On a four-wheel drive (4WD) tractor, the operator can simply drive onto and over the deck.
  • On a two-wheel drive (2WD) tractor, the operator must back onto and over the deck.

To remove the mower deck:

  • Disconnect the drive shaft.
  • Unlock the draft arm locks.
  • Back or drive the tractor onto and off the mower deck. 
    • On a 4WD tractor, the operator can simply back onto and off the deck.
    • On a 2WD tractor, the operator can simply drive forward onto and off the deck.
Optional AutoConnect™ drive (BM25677)
X758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deckX758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck
AutoConnect option installed on X758 TractorAutoConnect option installed on X758 Tractor

The AutoConnect driveshaft is an optional kit that will automatically connect or remove the drive from the mower deck to the tractor's mid power take-off (PTO) shaft.

 

The AutoConnect drive does not need to be removed from the tractor when using front-powered equipment.

 

Drive-over mower quick reference (major steps)

John Deere has designed a system that makes it easy to remove and reinstall the mower deck. A few steps need to be followed carefully to ensure success.
 
The list below includes the major steps. Refer to the operator’s manual for a more detailed procedure. The tractor most likely has the mower already installed, so these steps begin with the removal procedure.

DRIVEJD - Always Dependable Product

 

                                                                 Mower removal steps

Drive tractor to level area.

 

Ready mower deck.

  • Adjust wheels and lower mower deck
  • Draft arms removed (front) and released (rear)
  • Power take-off (PTO): disconnect if manual PTO-connect system, then back up to clear rear draft arms (If equipped with AutoConnect™, backing up also disconnects the PTO)
    • Raise rear draft arms

 Increase engine speed, engage traction assist, and drive over.

 

                                                                 Mower installation steps

Verify tractor and mower are ready.

  • Alignment of tractor and mower deck
  • Draft arms up
  • PTO in correct position (If manual PTO connect, place shaft in mower hanger)

 Engage traction assist, increase engine speed, and drive or back over.

 

Join mower to tractor.

  • Alignment and attachment verified and PTO connected
  • Draft arms hookup, front
  • Position mower wheels

Done! Set mower deck height and mow.

Power Flow™ material collection systems make lawn cleanup easy
Power Flow blower and chutePower Flow blower and chute
7-bu (247-L), two-bag Power Flow hopper7-bu (247-L), two-bag Power Flow hopper
14-bu (500-L), three-bag Power Flow hopper14-bu (500-L), three-bag Power Flow hopper
19-bu (670-L) MC519 Power Flow cart19-bu (670-L) MC519 Power Flow cart

The 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ (48A) Mower Deck, 48-in. (122-cm) Edge™ Xtra Mower,* and 54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) Edge High Capacity (HC) Mowers use a high-performance Power Flow blower to collect material into a variety of material collection systems:

  • 7-bu (247-L), two-bag Power Flow hopper 
  • 14-bu (493-L), three-bag Power Flow hopper 
  • 19-bu (670-L), MC519 Power Flow cart 

Features are as follows:

  • Blower is hinged to provide easy installation.
  • Blower is easy to swing out for easy cleanout.
  • Blower fan runs in a clockwise direction (viewed from the right side) to efficiently move material up the chute.

The Power Flow blower works well with either the standard mower blades or the mulching blades.

Each of the John Deere material collection systems has durable construction for long life in homeowner or commercial applications.

*NOTE: The three-bag, 14-bu (493-L) Power Flow is not compatible with a X729, X739, or X749 Tractor equipped with a 48X Mower Deck because the chute can contact the rear tire in a turn. However, it is compatible with the 48 Accel Deep (48A) Mower because the increased deck height and the height of its Power Flow blower housing lift the chute high enough to clear the wheel and fender with the three-bag hopper installed.

MulchControl™ system options for Accel Deep™ and High-Capacity Mower Decks are convenient to use
MulchControl advantages and benefits
X730 Tractor mowingX730 Tractor mowing
X730 Tractor with 48A Mower DeckX730 Tractor with 48A Mower Deck

The MulchControl attachment makes mulching more practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:

  • A beautiful looking lawn
  • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
  • Less fertilizer use
  • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings

 

How MulchControl works
MulchControl baffle openMulchControl baffle open
MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:

  • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
    • The left mower blade area is completely enclosed and optimized for mulching, thus will mulch even when the mower is in the side-discharge mode.
    • Baffles around the center and right blades are optimized for mulching when the discharge baffle is closed.
MulchControl handle
MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed
MulchControl handle (shown on 60-in. (152-cm) Mower Deck)MulchControl handle (shown on 60-in. (152-cm) Mower Deck)
  • The MulchControl handle is located on top of the mower deck and used to open and close the discharge baffle.
    • The operator is required to get off of the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.
  • Changing from mulching to side discharge or vice versa takes only a few seconds.

MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

  • Usually mulch, but side-discharge when grass gets too long
  • Usually side discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
  • Always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • Bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags

MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. Now the operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side-discharge or bagging when needed.

Hydraulic MulchControl actuator option (54 HC and 60 HC Mowers only)

For model year 2019 and newer 54­in. (137­cm) and 60­in. (152­cm) High­Capacity (HC) Mower Decks (serial number 70,001-) used on X700 Signature Series Tractors, an optional hydraulic MulchControl actuator attachment is are available to provide hydraulic actuation of the MulchControl baffle from the tractor seat:

  • The optional hydraulic MulchControl actuator is the control only and also requires a MulchControl attachment.
  • It is operated with the tractor’s hydraulic control lever.
  • The mower deck can be converted from wide-­open side-­discharge mode to fully­-chambered mulch mode.
  • The hydraulic MulchControl actuator attachment is field-installed and compatible with model year 2019 and newer 54 HC or 60 HC Mower Decks (serial number 70,001-) installed on an X700 Signature Series Tractor.
MulchControl limitations

While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch about one third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:

  • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired
Compatibility

MulchControl is a field-installed attachment and compatible with 2013 and newer X700 Signature Series Tractor (SN 10,001-) with one of the following mower decks :

  • 9077M 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep Mower Deck
  • 2015-2018 9074M 54-in. (137-cm) or 9075M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (SN 030,001-070,000)
  • 2019 and newer 9078M 54-in. (137-cm) or 9079M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (SN 070,001-)

MulchControl is a field-installed attachment. Mulching blades are included:

  • Optional hydraulic MulchControl actuator (BUC10536) is available for model year 2019 and newer 9078M 54-in. (137-cm) or 9079M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (SN 070,001-). In addition, mower must be equipped with a basic MulchControl attachment.
Order:

BM24993 48A MulchControl attachment

BM26300 54-in. (137-cm) High Capacity MulchControl attachment

BM25258 60-in. (152-cm) High Capacity MulchControl attachment

BUC10536 Hydraulic MulchControl actuator

Snow removal and yard care equipment

An advantage of X700 Series Garden Tractors is their ability to use attachments for snow removal and a variety of other yard-care tasks.

The front quick-hitch mounting system allows for a tool-free change between the front blade, rotary broom, and snow blower. Additional attachments available for use with the equipment listed below include:

  • Quik-Tatch tractor frame weights to add ballast for traction and stability
  • Tire chains or TerraGrip traction belts for extra traction when using snow-removal equipment
  • Weather protection (shown below for operator protection and comfort
47-in. (119-cm) and 54-in. (137-cm) Quick-Hitch Snow Blowers
47-in. (119-cm) Snow Blower, optional front light kit shown47-in. (119-cm) Snow Blower, optional front light kit shown
54-in. (137-cm) Snow Blower, optional front light kit shown 54-in. (137-cm) Snow Blower, optional front light kit shown

NOTE: One drift knife is standard equipment; the second (shown in images above) is optional.

The 47-in. (119-cm) and 54-in. (137-cm) Snow Blowers have the capacity to handle big snow-removal jobs.

The front quick-hitch mounting system allows for a tool-free change between the front blade, rotary broom, and snow blower.

54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) Quick-Hitch Front Blades
54-in. (137-cm) Quick-Hitch Front Blade54-in. (137-cm) Quick-Hitch Front Blade
60-in. (152-cm) Quick-Hitch Front Blade60-in. (152-cm) Quick-Hitch Front Blade

The 54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) Front Blades are excellent for moving snow, gravel, dirt, sand, or other loose material. They can be hydraulically angled up to 27 degrees right or left or used in the straight-ahead position.

52-in. (132-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) Rotary Brooms
52-in. (132-cm) Rotary Broom (shown with optional front light kit)52-in. (132-cm) Rotary Broom (shown with optional front light kit)
60-in. (152-cm) Heavy-Duty Rotary Broom60-in. (152-cm) Heavy-Duty Rotary Broom

The 52-in. (132-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) Rotary Brooms increase tractor versatility by allowing use for a variety of sweeping jobs. The broom effectively meets the needs of commercial, farm, home, and estate operators with four-season versatility:

Spring 
Rotary brooms can be used to dethatch lawns and clean off tennis courts and other areas quickly and effectively.

Summer
Rotary brooms effectively perform a wide variety of sweeping jobs, including cleaning sidewalks, parking lots, driveways, construction job sites, and barns. They can also be used for backfilling trenches.

Fall 
Rotary brooms can be used to sweep leaves and windrow pine needles. They sweep artificial turf and clean up spectator areas after sporting events.

Winter 
Rotary brooms effectively move up to 2 in. (5 cm) of snow, which may eliminate the need for a snow thrower, depending on the geographic area.

42-in. (107-cm) and 47-in. (122-cm) Rotary Tillers
42-in. (107-cm) Hydraulic Rotary Tiller42-in. (107-cm) Hydraulic Rotary Tiller
647 Rotary Tiller647 Rotary Tiller

The 42-in. (107-cm) Hydraulic Tiller is a real time-saver in preparing seedbeds, controlling weeds, and other tillage jobs. Potential customers include homeowners, hospitals, schools, nurseries, estates, lawn and garden centers, etc. The hydraulic tiller is quieter, more powerful, and tills up to 6 in. (15 cm) of depth. This provides flexibility for jobs like sod breaking to conventional garden tilling.

A unique feature of the 42-in. (107-cm) Hydraulic Tiller is its ability to operate with either forward or reverse tine rotation. This provides flexibility for jobs from sod breaking to conventional garden tilling.

  • In forward tine rotation, the hydraulic motor is on the right side and the tines turn in the same direction as the tractor tires when the tractor travels forward for tilling most soil conditions, including soil already tilled and soft soil.
  • In reverse tine rotation, the hydraulic motor is on the left side and the tines turn in the opposite direction as the tractor tires when the tractor travels forward for tilling hard soils or sod.

The 647 Rotary Tiller is 47-in. (122-cm) wide and ideal for preparing seedbeds, controlling weeds, and other tillage jobs for homeowners, golf courses, hospitals, schools, and estates. It requires a tractor equipped with a Category 1, 3-point hitch and 540-rpm rear power take-off (PTO).

Weather enclosure and hard-side cab
Weather enclosureWeather enclosure
Hard-side cabHard-side cab

The roomy steel-frame weather enclosure shields the operator against snow, rain, sun, and wind.

This hard-side cab is rollover protection structure (ROPS) certified for extra protection:

  • An electric front windshield wiper is included.
  • Optional attachments for the hard-side cab include a heater, heater disconnect kit, inside and outside mirrors, rear window wiper, strobe light, work lights, switch panel fuse block kit, and optional tractor alternators to provide extra capacity to operate the cab accessories.

Specifications

Key Specs
Engine power 25.5 hp
19 kW
Engine manufacturer/model FD750D EFI
Transaxle type K90 hydrostatic integrated with transaxle
Transaxle control Twin Touch™ pedals
Rear tires 26x10.5-12 turf
Steering type Hydraulic power
Lift system type Two-function hydraulic
Cutting width Accel Deep™ mower deck, 48 in.
122 cm
High capacity mower deck, 54, 60 in.
137, 152 cm
U.S. warranty 4 year/700 hour bumper-to-bumper** (**Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
Engine
Power 25.5 hp
19 kW
Displacement 45.5 cu in.
745 cc
Manufacturer/model FD750D EFI
Type Electronic fuel injection (EFI), overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter
Cylinders V-twin, cast-iron liners
Governor Mechanical
Choke/speed control No choke required
Cooling method Liquid
Air cleaner Dry, replaceable with foam precleaner
Oil drain No tools
Fuel system
Type Gasoline
Fuel delivery Electronic fuel injection
Fuel gauge Gauge on dash
Fuel tank location Rear
Fuel fill opening On left fender, 3 in.
7.6 cm
Fuel tank capacity 5.2 U.S. gal.
19.7 L
Electrical system
Battery 12 V
300 CCA
Charging system Flywheel alternator, regulated, 20 amp
Engine starter Solenoid shift
Hourmeter Yes
Headlights Two standard, halogen, 37 W
Taillights or reflector Taillights
Backup lights Yes
Rear work lights Yes
12-V outlet Yes
Transaxle
Type K90 hydrostatic integrated with transaxle
Control Twin Touch™ pedals
Cruise control Yes
Oil cooler Yes
Oil filter Replaceable suction side 10 micron
Differential lock Standard
Forward speed 0-8.5 mph
0-13.7 km/h
Reverse speed 0-6 mph
0-9.7 km/h
Brakes Internal wet disc
Chassis
Frame Welded heavy-duty
Primer/paint E-coat/powder
Weight bracket Standard front - holds up to four Quik-Tatch weights, 42 lb
19 kg
Receiver hitch Yes, front
Front axle JDM BA8 nodular iron casting
Spindle bushings Metal, replaceable
Front tires 18x7-8 turf
Rear tires 26x10.5-12 turf
Hood material Noryl GTX902, painted
Fender deck material RIM with in-mold paint
Floor mats Sure-grip rubber
Storage Covered toolbox
Service interval decal Yes
Fender handles/grips Handles
Cup holder Yes
Equipment mounting Optional category 1 3-point hitch
Steering
Type Hydraulic power
Four-wheel steer Yes
Steering wheel 14 in.
35.6 cm
Tilt steering wheel Standard, six position
Turning radius 21 in.
53.3 cm
Uncut circle radius 54 HC, 10 in.
25.4 cm
60 HC, 6 in.
15.2 cm
Seat
Type Two-piece adjustable seat with brand embroidery
Seat back height 21 in.
53.3 cm
Armrests Optional
Fore-aft adjustment While seated, slide rail, 14-position, 7 in.
17.8 cm
Seat suspension Six-position parallel arm
Lift system
Type Two-function hydraulic
Hydraulic outlets Four, standard
Mower cut height 1-5.25 in.
2.5-13.3 cm
Cut height increments 0.25 in.
0.64 cm
Preset cut height Yes
Mower deck
Type Side discharge
Cutting width Accel Deep™ mower deck, 48 in.
122 cm
High capacity mower deck, 54, 60 in.
137, 152 cm
Construction Stamped steel deck shell
Mower deck material 48A, 10 gauge
0.135 in.
3.4 mm
54 HC and 60 HC, 9 gauge
0.15 in.
3.8 mm
Mower wash port Yes
Mower drive system Hydraulic clutch, shaft
Mower wheels Four
Mower wheel adjustment Spring-loaded pin
Mower level adjustment Exact Adjust ports and onboard deck-leveling gauge
Mower attachability
Type Roll under tractor (48A)
Drive-over deck (54, 60 HC)
Front draft arms Overcenter
Rear draft arms V-align
Mower wheels rotate Yes, 90 degrees for easy mower removal (48X), N/A (54 HC, 60 HC)
Drive system Shaft or AutoConnect
Safety
Meets ANSI standard Yes
Meets OPEI standard Yes
Backup protection Reverse Implement Option (RIO)
Safety video Yes
Buyer's notes
Notes Styled alloy wheels are standard equipment
One-piece hood for easy engine access
Hydraulic modulated PTO clutch for smooth mower and implement engagement
Warranty 4 year/700 hour bumper-to-bumper** (**Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
Optional equipment
Mowers 48A, 54 HC, 60 HC
Rear bagger 7, 14, 19 bu
250, 500, 670 cm
Powered material collection Power Flow, 7, 14, 19 bu
250, 500, 670 cm
Mulching system Yes, MulchControl™
Front thatcher 38, 46, 54 in.
96.5, 116.8, 137.2 cm
Front blade 54 in.
137.2 cm
Mid-mount blade
Snow blower Two-stage, 47, 54 in.
119.4, 137.2 cm
Rotary broom 52, 60 in.
132.1, 152.4 cm
Rotary tiller 42, 48 in.
106.7, 121.9 cm
Sleeve hitch
3-point hitch Category 1
Rear power take-off (PTO) 540 rpm
Plow, moldboard Adjustable, 8-14 in.
20.3-35.6 cm
Box scraper 48 in.
121.9 cm
Cultivator Adjustable, 30-46 in.
76.2-116.8 cm
Rear blade 60 in.
152.4 cm
Disk harrow Adjustable, 42-52 in.
106.7-132.1 cm
Landscape rake 60 in.
152.4 cm
Sprayer Tow-behind, 15, 25, 45 U.S. gal.
56.8, 94.6, 170.3 L
Mounted, 25 U.S. gal.
94.6 L
Spreader Tow-behind, 125, 175 lb
57.7, 79.4 kg
Mounted, 125 lb
57.7 kg
Front bumper Standard bumper/weight bracket
Brush guard Yes
Weather protection Hard-side cab, weather enclosure
Sun canopy
Rear receiver hitch 1.25x1.25 in.
3.18x3.18 cm
Bucket holder Yes, double bucket
Grass striping Grass groomer kit, 48-in. (122-cm) mower only
Tractor shovel 54 in.
137.2 cm
Front loader Not available
Other equipment
Tow-behind tools 21
Dimensions
Height 54.5 in.
138 cm
Overall length 75 in.
190.5 cm
Wheelbase 54.5 in.
138.4 cm
Width with mower 48A, 62.5 in.
159 cm
54 HC, 64.5 in.
163.8 cm
60 HC, 74 in.
188 cm
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 48A, 53.6 in.
136 cm
54 HC, 57.5 in.
146.1 cm
60 HC, 62 in.
157.5 cm
Width without mower 47 in.
119.4 cm
Weight No fuel or mower, 918 lb
416 kg