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Overview

  • 24-hp (17.9 kW)* V-Twin engine
  • 48- or 54-in. Accel Deep™ mower deck, or 62-in. Edge™ deck
  • 8.5-mph ground speed
  • 22 x 9.5 rear tires for better traction

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Features

Engine is smooth and powerful V-twin design with features for reliability and long life
    24-hp (17.9-kW) engine24-hp (17.9-kW) engine
    Overhead valve engineOverhead valve engine

    Key engine features include:

    • 24 hp (17.9 kW) provides plenty of power.
    • Large 44.3 cu in. (726-cc) displacement provides plenty of torque.
    • V-twin air-cooled design is efficient.
      • Excellent power and performance
      • Smooth, quiet power
      • Easy starts
    • Engine model FS730V
    • Many quality features are included.
      • Cast-iron cylinder liners provide a long-wearing surface for longer engine life.
      • Overhead valves allow the engine to breathe easily for excellent power and fuel economy.
      • Full-pressure lubrication is more effective.
      • Replaceable oil filter keeps the oil cleaner for longer engine life.
      • Dual-stage air cleaner thoroughly cleans engine intake air.
      • Electronic ignition contributes to fast starts.
      • Solenoid-shift starter for easy starts, even in cold weather.
    • Rear engine guard protects the engine and provides additional vehicle strength and integrity.
    • A flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the battery and power electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer.
      • 20-amp capacity
      • Regulated to keep the battery at a full charge, without risk of overcharging
    Air filter coverAir filter cover
    Cover removed to show air filterCover removed to show air filter

    First-stage foam filter stops large dirt particles before they make contact with the filter.

    The air filter is easily removed for cleaning or replacement.

    Engine cooling-air screenEngine cooling-air screen
    Engine oil fill, filter, and drainEngine oil fill, filter, and drain

    Air screen cover provides protection for the rotating air screen. Rotating screen filters out debris and reduces the size of material that gets through so it will pass harmlessly past the engine fins.

    Full-pressure lubrication system provides plenty of oil to the engines moving parts to ensure reliable operation and long life:

    • Replaceable oil filter keeps the oil cleaner for a longer engine life.
      • Extends the time between oil changes
    • Full-pressure lubrication is more effective.
    • No-tools oil drain is convenient to use.

    John Deere recommends the use of fuel stabilizer in gasoline. See Fuel-Protect for gasoline engines (8 oz) for more information.

Serviceability is designed-in for convenience
    Service interval decal (Z300 Series shown)Service interval decal (Z300 Series shown)
    Service interval decal (Z500 Series shown)Service interval decal (Z500 Series shown)

    A convenient service interval decal provides basic maintenance information. It provides a quick-reference for keeping recommended service up to date.

    Mower deck access
    Footrest easily removed for access to mower (Z335E shown)Footrest easily removed for access to mower (Z335E shown)
    Footrest removal bolt and hand grip (Z335E shown) Footrest removal bolt and hand grip (Z335E shown)

    The footrest area is hinged and easily raised for service to mower deck:

    • It is necessary to remove just one bolt that can be conveniently removed with the lift-height pin.
    • Easy to clean grass off the top of the mower
    • Provides convenient access to the mower drive
    Loosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deckLoosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deck
    Footrest opens for access to mower deckFootrest opens for access to mower deck
    Engine service
    Z335E engineZ335E engine
    Z335E engine oil and fuel filters shownZ335E engine oil and fuel filters shown
    Z535M and Z535R engineZ535M and Z535R engine
    Z540M and Z540R engineZ540M and Z540R engine
    Easy-to-access oil filter, fill/check oil tube, and oil drainEasy-to-access oil filter, fill/check oil tube, and oil drain

    The engines are easy to service, including changing the oil and the oil filter and servicing the air filter.

     

    Accel Deep Mower DeckAccel Deep Mower Deck
    Tie-down locationsTie-down locations

    Accel Deep™ Mower Decks have several features that make them easy to service:

    • Flat-top design minimizes places for debris to collect.
    • Spring-loaded, flip-up belt guards make removing debris easy.
    • Provision is provided for a standard, 3/8-in. (9.5-mm) ratchet wrench to be used for releasing belt tension when removing the drive belt.

    Tie-down locations are provided for convenience and safety when trailering the machine.

Design includes a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame
    ZTrak™ Z335E shownZTrak™ Z335E shown
    ZTrak Z535M shownZTrak Z535M shown

    ZTrak Mowers are designed around a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame for strength and reliability.

    Large front caster wheels and large rear drive wheels provide several operator benefits:

    • Smoother ride
    • Better slope performance
    • More operator comfort over uneven ground
    • Better traction

    The operator platform is roomy and uncluttered for maximum comfort, and the controls are convenient to use:

    • Easy to get on and off the mower
    • Ample legroom for comfortable operation
    • Adjustable motion-control levers for height and position, enabling the operator to stay comfortable while using them
    • Color-coded and logically placed controls
The 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ (48A) Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile
    Z535M ZTrak™ with Accel Deep 48A MowerZ535M ZTrak™ with Accel Deep 48A Mower
    Accel Deep 48A MowerAccel Deep 48A Mower

    The 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep Mower Deck is a stamped-steel, deep, flat-top design that delivers excellent cut quality, productivity, cleanliness, durability, and versatility. Optimal performance and dispersion of clippings is provided, even at faster mowing speeds:

    • 4.5-in. (11.4-cm) deep throughout the entire deck shell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
      • Optional MulchControl™ attachment provides superior mulching performance and versatility.
    • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminish mowing performance
    • Mower deck is suspended from the vehicle for a smooth and level cut
      • Adjustable mower wheels, positioned just above ground level, help smooth out the mowing job
    Excellent cut quality
    48A Mower top (similar mower from X700 Series Tractor shown)48A Mower top (similar mower from X700 Series Tractor shown)
    48A Mower underside (similar mower from X700 Series Tractor shown)48A Mower underside (similar mower from X700 Series Tractor shown)

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

    • Reducing the amount of re-cutting enables more power to be used to cut incoming grass, which greatly improves mower capacity.
      • Helps maintain excellent cut quality at faster mowing speeds
    • 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 re-cutting, and an even distribution of clippings.
    Productivity - getting the job done fast
    Right side of Accel Deep 48A Mower DeckRight side of Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck

    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 recutting 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 DeckAccel Deep 48A Mower Deck
    Accel Deep 48A Mower DeckAccel Deep 48A Mower Deck

    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 underside 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 to drift onto the operator and mower deck
      • Even for material discharged out the chute, less recutting 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.
    How MulchControl works
    MulchControl baffle open (similar mower from X700 Series Tractor shown)MulchControl baffle open (similar mower from X700 Series Tractor shown)
    MulchControl baffle closed (similar mower from X700 Series Tractor shown)MulchControl baffle closed (similar mower from X700 Series Tractor shown)

    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.
    Superior durability is designed in
    Spindle pocketSpindle pocket
    Mower wheels are double capturedMower wheels are double captured

    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 double-captured:

    • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life.
    • Single-bolt adjustment makes setting wheels to the correct height for the cutting height quick and easy.

    Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on engine lower bearings and mower deck 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.
    • The Power Flow rear bagger can be used with the MulchControl attachment and blades installed - 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
    6.5 bu (230 L) Power Flow rear bagger (rear bagger not available for ZTrak Z355E or Z355R)
    Optional rear baggerOptional rear bagger
    Power Flow blowerPower Flow blower

    An optional 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow Rear Bagger material collection system (MCS) is available. It provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves:

    • The Power Flow blower and chute are easy to install. The Power Flow blower swings out for easy cleanout and cleanup.
    • The hopper design provides modern styling, great bagging performance, cleaner operation, and easy-to-empty bags:
      • 6.5-bu (230-L) capacity
      • Easy-to-attach Power Flow blower (ordered separately)
      • Easy-to-attach chute (ordered separately)
      • Air exhaust duct
      • Convenient spring-latch
      • Airflow fill indicator
      • Quik-Tatch mounting
      • Sealed hopper top
      • Loose-knit bags available
    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. Now 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
The 54-in. (138-cm) Accel Deep™ (54A) Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile
    Z525E ZTrak™ Mower with Accel Deep 54A MowerZ525E ZTrak™ Mower with Accel Deep 54A Mower
    Accel Deep 54A MowerAccel Deep 54A Mower

    The 54-in. (138-cm) Accel Deep Mower Deck is a stamped-steel, deep, flat-top design that delivers excellent cut quality, productivity, cleanliness, durability, and versatility. Optimal performance and dispersion of clippings is provided, even at faster mowing speeds:

    • 4.5-in. (11.4-cm) deep throughout the entire deck shell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
      • Optional MulchControl™ attachment provides superior mulching performance and versatility.
    • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminish mowing performance
    • Mower deck is suspended from the vehicle for a smooth and level cut
      • Adjustable mower wheels, positioned just above ground level, help smooth out the mowing job
    Excellent cut quality
    54A Mower top (similar mower from X500 Series Tractor shown)54A Mower top (similar mower from X500 Series Tractor shown)
    54A Mower underside (similar mower from X500 Series Tractor shown)54A Mower underside (similar mower from X500 Series Tractor shown)

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

    • Reducing the amount of recutting enables more power to be used to cut incoming grass, which greatly improves mower capacity.
      • Helps maintain excellent cut quality at faster mowing speeds
    • 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 54A Mower DeckRight side of Accel Deep 54A Mower Deck

    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 54A 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 54A Mower DeckAccel Deep 54A Mower Deck
    Accel Deep 54A Mower DeckAccel Deep 54A Mower Deck

    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 build-up of material from underside 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 to drift 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.
    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.
    Superior durability is designed in
    Spindle pocketSpindle pocket
    Mower wheels are double capturedMower wheels are double captured

    The 54A 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.

    Mower wheels are double captured:

    • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life.
    • Single-bolt adjustment makes setting wheels to the correct height for the cutting height quick and easy.

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

    The 54A 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 54A 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.
    • The Power Flow rear bagger can be used with the MulchControl attachment and blades installed - by simply placing the MulchControl lever in the side discharge position.
    MulchControl option

    The MulchControl attachment for the 54A 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
    6.5 bu (230 L) Power Flow Rear Bagger (rear bagger not available for ZTrak Z375R)
    Optional rear baggerOptional rear bagger
    Power Flow blowerPower Flow blower

    An optional 6.5-bu (230-L) rear bagger material collection system (MCS) is available. It provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves:

    • The Power Flow blower and chute are easy to install. The Power Flow blower swings out for easy cleanout and cleanup.
    • The hopper design provides modern styling, great bagging performance, cleaner operation, and easy-to-empty bags:
      • 6.5-bu (230-L) capacity
      • Easy-to-attach Power Flow blower (ordered separately)
      • Easy-to-attach chute (ordered separately)
      • Air exhaust duct
      • Convenient spring-latch
      • Airflow fill indicator
      • Quik-Tatch mounting
      • Sealed hopper top
      • Loose-knit bags available
    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. Now 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
The Edge™ Cutting System 62-in. (157-cm) Mower Deck can take on the biggest mowing jobs
    Z540M with 62-in. (157-cm) Edge Mower DeckZ540M with 62-in. (157-cm) Edge Mower Deck
    62-in. (157-cm) Edge Mower Deck on Z540M62-in. (157-cm) Edge Mower Deck on Z540M

    The 62-in. (157-cm) Mower is a deep-deck design:

    • Mower can side-discharge or mulch.
    • Durable plastic deflector spreads grass clippings evenly across the lawn, is hinged, and can be raised to minimize the storage space required.

    Features of the 62-in. (157-cm) Mower Deck include:

    • Deep-deck design does a superior job of lifting grass for a clean, even cut.
    • Smooth underside of the mower prevents grass buildup and evenly disperses grass clippings.
    • Mower deck is stamped from heavy, 10-gauge, 0.135-in. (3.4-mm) steel for superior durability and long life.
    • Rolled outer edge of the deck provides extra strength and protection.
    • Dual-stage E-coat and powder-paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.
    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.
    Mulching attachment shown on X500 Tractor mowerMulching attachment shown on X500 Tractor mower
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    An optional mulching attachment is available:

    • This is a high-performance mulching attachment that includes a mulch plug and special mulching blades.
    • The special mulching blades included can also be used for side discharging, though the overall cut quality may decline slightly.
Operator station is designed for comfort and convenience
    Operator station (Z535M shown)Operator station (Z535M shown)
    Color-coded controls are easy to identifyColor-coded controls are easy to identify

    The operator station is designed for operator comfort and convenience in operating all controls:

    • Excellent visibility forward and to the trim side of the deck makes operation easy and comfortable for the operator.
    • Controls are color coded for easy identification.
    • Twin-lever motion-control levers adjust, using cut-height pin/socket, for convenience and operator comfort.
    • Shock absorbers dampen control movements to give smooth operation.
    Comfortable seat
    Comfortable seat (Z525E)Comfortable seat (Z525E)
    Comfortable seat (Z535M, Z540M)Comfortable seat (Z535M, Z540M)
    Comfortable seat (Z535R, Z540R)Comfortable seat (Z535R, Z540R)

    Comfortable seats with two suspension springs and no-tools fore-aft seat adjustment, that can be used by the operator while seated:

    • Z525E – Medium-back, 15-in. (38-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment
    • Z535M – High-back, 18-in. (45.7-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment
    • Z540M – High-back, 18-in. (45.7-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment
    • Z535R – High-back, 20-in. (50.8-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 4.5-in. (11.4-cm) fore-aft adjustment
    • Z540R – High-back, 20-in. (50.8-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 4.5-in. (11.4-cm) fore-aft adjustment
    Seat suspension
    Seat suspension springsSeat suspension springs

    Two steel springs under the seat absorb shocks when traveling over rougher areas to provide a smoother ride.

    Cup holder and storage compartment
    Cup holder (Z525E shown)Cup holder (Z525E shown)
    Open storage compartmentOpen storage compartment
    Flip-up foot platform
    Flip-up foot platformFlip-up foot platform

    The commercial-style steel footrest flips up to provide easy access for servicing the mower deck:

    • Easy to clean grass off the top of the mower
    • Provides convenient access to the mower drive
Conveniently located fuel-sight window allows operator to see fuel level
    Easy to view fuel level (fuel-sight window) Easy to view fuel level (fuel-sight window)
    Easy-to-fill fuel tank Easy-to-fill fuel tank

    A convenient fuel-sight window is located where it is easy for the operator to see:

    • Semi-clear material makes seeing how much fuel is in the tank quick and easy.
    • Large, 3-in. (7.6-cm) fuel-fill opening reduces the chance of spilling when adding fuel.
      • Fuel-fill opening is low and angled to make adding fuel easy.
    • Cap is tethered to the fuel tank.
      • Less chance of fuel cap getting lost

Specifications

Engine

  • Power 24 hp
    17.9 kW
  • Model number FS730V
  • Displacement 44.3 cu in.
    726 cc
  • Cylinders V-twin
  • Lubrication Full pressure with replaceable filter, capacity, 2.2 U.S. qt
    2.1 L
  • Type Overhead valve
  • Battery 12 V
    300 CCA
  • Choke/speed control Separate control levers
  • Cooling method Air
  • Fuel tank capacity 4.5 U.S. gal.
    17 L
  • Fuel gauge Fuel level sight line

Drive train

  • Dual hydros Tuff Torq TZ17-D with 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles

Travel speed

  • Forward speed 0-8.5 mph
    0-13.7 km/h
  • Reverse speed 0-4 mph
    0-6.4 km/h
  • Speed and direction control Twin levers
  • Control adjustment 3-height/18 positions

Chassis

  • Frame Heavy-duty frame tubing
  • Primer/paint E-coat/powder
  • Front caster tires 13x5-6
  • Front caster bearings Sealed ball bearings
  • Drive tires 22x9.5-10
  • Hourmeter Yes
  • Service interval decal Yes
  • Storage compartment Yes
  • Cup holder Yes

Seat

  • Seat back height Medium back with armrests, 18 in.
    45.7 cm
  • Fore-aft adjustment While seated, 3 in.
    7.6 cm
  • Seat suspension Two springs

Lift system

  • Type 48A and 54A, hand lever with optional foot lift
    62C, hand lever and foot lift
  • Mower cut height 1-4 in.
    2.5-10.2 cm
  • Cut height increments 0.25 in.
    0.64 cm
  • Preset cut height Yes

Mower deck

  • Width of cut 48 in.
    122 cm
    54 in.
    137 cm
    62 in.
    157 cm
  • Type Side discharge
  • Mower deck material 10 gauge
    0.135 in.
    3.4 mm
  • Mower drive system V-belt

PTO

  • Type Electric, 125 lb-ft
    169 Nm
  • Drive V-belt

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase 48.7 in.
    123.7 cm
  • Overall length 76.7 in.
    194.8 cm
  • Width without mower 47.4 in.
    120.4 cm
  • Width with mower 48A, 62.6 in.
    159 cm
    54A, 68.8 in.
    174.8 cm
    62C, 75.6 in.
    192 cm
  • Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 48A, 54 in.
    137.2 cm
    54A, 59.7 in.
    151.6 cm
    62C, 67.4 in.
    171.3 cm
  • Height 42 in.
    106.7 cm
  • Weight With mower and fuel, 48A, 638 lb
    289 kg
    With mower and fuel, 54A, 654 lb
    297 kg
    With mower and fuel, 62C, 687 lb
    312 kg

Safety

  • Operator presence system Yes
  • Park brake interlock Yes
  • Safety video Yes

Buyer's notes

  • Note 1 Mower wash port makes cleaning the deck easier
  • Note 2 Flip-up foot platform for easy service access
  • Note 3 18-position adjustable motion-control levers
  • U.S. warranty 4 year or 300 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 attachments

  • Rear bagger 48A and 54A, 6.5 bu
    229.1 L
  • Mulching system Yes
  • Double light kit Yes
  • Rubber floor mat Yes
  • Mounted sprayer 15 U.S. gal.
    56.8 L
  • Storage cover Yes
  • Light kit Dual headlight kit
  • Material collection system 48A and 54A, Power Flow? rear bagger, 6.5 bu
    229.1 L

Additional information

  • Date collected 19-Apr-2017