New Z540R Residential ZTrak™ Mower with 48-, 54-, or 60-in. High Capacity Deck

42 & 48-inch Deck
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Key Features
  • Reliable and efficient 24 hp (17.9 kW)* V-Twin engine
  • Exclusive 48-, 54-, or 60-in. high-capacity mower deck
  • High-back, 21-in. seat with adjustable armrests and 4.5-in. fore-aft adjustment
  • 9-mph ground speed
  • 23 x 10.5 rear tires for superior 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 Edge™ Cutting System High-Capacity (HC) 60-in. (152-cm) Mower Deck
60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck
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The 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck has a deep-deck design.

60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck shown on a Z540R60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck shown on a Z540R
Reinforced mower edge for durability Reinforced mower edge for durability

The 60-in. (152-cm) HC Deck is stamped from heavy, 9-gauge, 0.150-in. (3.8-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

  • Deep-deck design delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • Wider and higher discharge opening provides 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. (25.4-mm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength and are supported by ball bearings.
  • Standard front roller and two double-captured anti-scalp wheels give a more even mowing job and reduce the chance of scalping.
  • 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 or mulch.
Mower wash port Mower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connector Mower 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)
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An optional mulching attachment is available:

  • This design requires no drilling for initial mounting, less installation time, and reduced hardware-count that allows for easy removal of the mulch components.
  • The 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, though overall performance may be slightly less than with the standard mower blades.
  • Order: BM23978, 60 HC mulching attachment

 

 

Optional MulchControl™ attachment
MulchControl with baffle closedMulchControl with baffle closed
MulchControl handleMulchControl handle

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 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.
  • 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

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 the side-discharge mode 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, 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 lawn clean-up is desired

MulchControl compatibility

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

  • MulchControl is for 2015 and later EZtrak™ Z665 Mower (SN 170,001-) and ZTrak™ Z540R.

Order:

  • BM25258 MulchControl attachment (60 HC)
The Edge™ Cutting System high-capacity (HC) 48-in. (122-cm) Mower Deck handles larger volumes of grass
48-in. (122-cm) HC Mower Deck48-in. (122-cm) HC Mower Deck

The 48-in. (122-cm) HC Mower Deck has a deep-deck design to handle higher volumes of grass. It is stamped from heavy-gauge steel and has additional durability features to stand up to challenging mowing conditions.

48-in. (122-cm) HC Mower Deck shown on a Z540R48-in. (122-cm) HC Mower Deck shown on a Z540R
Left side of 48-in. (122-cm) HC Mower DeckLeft side of 48-in. (122-cm) HC Mower Deck

The 48-in. (122-cm) HC Deck is stamped from heavy, 9-gauge, 0.150-in. (3.8-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

  • Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • Wider and higher discharge opening provides 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 are supported by ball bearings.
  • Front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass.
  • Blade overlap is 1.6 in. (4 cm), nearly 0.8 in. (2 cm) greater than many conventional decks, for a clean cut.
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.
Rear angle of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow™ Rear Bagger shown on Z525ERear angle of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow™ Rear Bagger shown on Z525E
Side view of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow Rear Bagger shown on Z525ESide view of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow Rear Bagger shown on Z525E

An optional rear bagger is available:

  • Mower is designed to fill the 6.5-bu (230-L) rear hopper using the Power Flow blower.
  • Standard or mulch blades may be used with the Power Flow collection system.
Power Flow blowerPower Flow blower
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The Power Flow blower is mounted on a sturdy swing arm that allows easy installation and cleanout.

Mulching attachment componentsMulching attachment components
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An optional mulching attachment is available:

  • This design requires no drilling for initial mounting, less installation time, and reduced hardware-count that allows for easy removal of the mulch components.
  • The high-performance mulching attachment 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 or with a material collection system, though the overall cut quality may be slightly less than with the standard mower blades.
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
Controls are convenient and easy to use
Motion-control levers
Adjustable motion-control leversAdjustable motion-control levers
Motion control lever positionsMotion control lever positions

The motion-control levers can be adjusted to three different height settings and fifteen different fore-aft settings:

  • Increased operator comfort
  • Can adjust for the most precise control of the machine
Shock absorber for motion-control leversShock absorber for motion-control levers

A standard shock absorber for the motion-control levers makes it easy and comfortable to maneuver the ZTrak™ Mowers:

  • Shock absorber modulates the movement of the control levers for smoother operation.
  • Operator can smoothly and precisely control the machine.
Tracking adjustment
Cut-height pin doubles as tracking adjustment toolCut-height pin doubles as tracking adjustment tool

Tracking adjustment from the operator seat is quick and easy. A cut-height pin provides an easy method to adjust the motion-control levers:

  • The socket included on the cut-height pin can be used for the operator to use when making a tracking adjustment.
Control panel
Control panelControl panel

The operator control panel is conveniently located and easy to use.

The instruments and controls are as follows:

  • Hour meter
  • Ignition switch
  • Power take-off (PTO) control
  • Engine speed control
  • Engine choke control
Park brake
Park brakePark brake

The park brake is conveniently located:

  • Large lever is easy to use.
  • Park brake effectively holds the machine in the parked position.
  • Park brake must be engaged (in the upper position) to start the engine.
  • Once the engine is started, the park brake must be disengaged before operating the motion-control levers.
Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment
Cut-height adjustmentCut-height adjustment
Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustmentMower deck lift/cut-height adjustment

The Z535R and Z540R include a foot-lift pedal along with the hand-lift lever to make raising the mower deck easier. The foot-lift pedal also provides a convenient way to temporarily raise the mower deck over an obstruction while mowing:

  • Mower deck cutting height adjusts from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments for optimum cut quality and performance.
  • Mower deck adjustment has built-in memory so the operator can easily return to the desired cutting height.
Mower deck lift pedalMower deck lift pedal
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  •  Foot pedal provides easy lifting of the deck.
The Edge™ Cutting System high-capacity (HC) 54-in. (137-cm) Mower Deck
54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck

The 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck has a deep-deck design.

54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck shown on a Z540R54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck shown on a Z540R
Reinforced mower edge for durabilityReinforced mower edge for durability

The 54-in. (137-cm) HC Deck is stamped from heavy, 8-gauge, 0.164-in. (4.2-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

  • Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • Wider and higher discharge opening provides 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. (25.4-mm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength and are supported by ball bearings.
  • Standard front roller and two double-captured anti-scalp wheels give a more even mowing job and reduce the chance of scalping.
  • Front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass.
  • Blade overlap is 1.6 in. (40 mm), nearly 0.8 in. (20 mm) greater than many conventional decks, for a clean cut.
  • Mower can side-discharge or mulch.
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.
Rear angle of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow™ Rear Bagger shown on Z525ERear angle of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow™ Rear Bagger shown on Z525E
Side view of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow Rear Bagger shown on Z525ESide view of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow Rear Bagger shown on Z525E

An optional rear bagger is available:

  • Mower is designed to fill the 6.5-bu (229-L) rear hopper using the Power Flow blower.
  • Standard or mulch blades may be used with the Power Flow collection system.
Power Flow blowerPower Flow blower
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 The Power Flow blower is mounted on a sturdy swing arm that allows easy installation and cleanout.

Optional high-performance mulching attachment
Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown) Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown)
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An optional mulching attachment is available:

  • This design requires no drilling for initial mounting, less installation time, and reduced hardware-count, that allows for easy removal of the mulch components.
  • The high-performance mulching attachment 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 or with a material collection system, though the overall cut quality may be slightly less than with the standard mower blades.
  • Order: BM23977, 54 HC mulching attachment
Optional MulchControl™ attachment
MulchControl with baffle closedMulchControl with baffle closed
MulchControl handleMulchControl handle

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.
  • 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.

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 available for 2015 and later EZtrak™ Z625 and Z655 (SN 170,001-).

Order:

  • BM25215 MulchControl attachment (54 HC)

Specifications

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John DeereZ540R Residential ZTrak™ Mower with 48-, 54-, or 60-in. High Capacity Deck
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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-M with 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles
Hydraulic pumps
Wheel motors
Travel speed
Forward speed 0-9 mph
0-14.5 km/h
Reverse speed 0-4.5 mph
0-7.2 km/h
Speed and direction control Twin premium levers
Control adjustment 3-height/18 positions
Chassis
Frame Heavy-duty frame tubing
Primer/paint E-coat/powder
Front caster tires 13x6.5-6
Front caster bearings Sealed ball bearings
Drive tires 23x10.5-12
Hourmeter Yes
Service interval decal Yes
Storage compartment Yes
Cup holder Yes
Seat
Seat back height High back with armrests, 20 in.
50.8 cm
Fore-aft adjustment While seated, 4.5 in.
11.4 cm
Seat suspension Two springs
Lift system
Type Foot lift and hand lever
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
60 in.
152 cm
Type High-capacity side discharge
Mower deck material 9 gauge
0.15 in.
3.8 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 47.8 in.
121.4 cm
Width with mower 48 HC, 62.4 in.
158.5 cm
54 HC, 68.3 in.
173.5 cm
60 HC, 73.5 in.
186.7 cm
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 48 HC, 53.6 in.
136.1 cm
54 HC, 59.6 in.
173.5 cm
60 HC, 65.6 in.
166.6 cm
Height 46.1 in.
117.1 cm
Weight With mower and fuel, 48 HC, 697 lb
316 kg
With mower and fuel, 54 HC, 717 lb
325 kg
With mower and fuel, 60 HC, 738 lb
335 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/500 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 48 HC and 54 HC, 6.5 bu
229.1 L
Powered collection
Mulching system Yes
Single light kit
Double light kit Yes
Rubber floor mat Standard
Sun shade
Mounted sprayer 15 U.S. gal.
56.8 L
Storage cover Yes
Light kit Dual headlight kit
Material collection system 48 HC and 54 HC, Power Flow? rear bagger, 6.5 bu
229.1 L
Additional information
Date collected 19-Apr-2017

Accessories and Attachments

Chutes

Power Flow chute (6.5/7 bu) - BM21681
Power Flow chute and blowerPower Flow chute and blower
Hopper, chute, and blowerHopper, chute, and blower

The Power Flow chute is required, along with the high-performance Power Flow blower, to use the 2-bag Power Flow material collection system. The chute includes a convenient handle and a fill indicator that tells the operator when the bags are getting full.

One chute works with several vehicle applications. Trim lines on the chute are referenced in the instructions so the chute can be cut to the proper length for the vehicle/mower application.

Drawbar

Magnetic hitch pin - LP63768
Magnetic hitch pinMagnetic hitch pin

Fits John Deere lawn and garden tow behind attachments.

  • Strong magnetic grip
  • Rust resistant
  • Easy to install, secure fit
Ordering information

Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

Magnetic hitch pin

Order number: LP63768

Engine

Spark Arrestor Kit - AM146035
Spark arrester screenSpark arrester screen

Allows tractor to meet restrictions imposed by certain areas.

Home Maintenance Kits

Home Maintenance Kit - LG265
LG265 home maintenance kit
Typical home maintenance kitTypical home maintenance kit

Home maintenance kits are a handy and convenient way for dealers to supply a customer with the maintenance-interval parts as specified in their operator's manual.

 

The LG265 home maintenance kit includes the following:

 

 Quantity

 Description

 1

 Engine oil filter

 2

 Engine oil quart

 1

 Fuel filter

 1

 Air filter element

 1

 Air filter element foam

 2

 Spark plug

Material Collection System Hoppers

ZTrak Hopper - 48/54-in deck, 6.5 bushel - BG20757
6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger, chute, and blower6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger, chute, and blower
Front weights counterbalance weight of the hopperFront weights counterbalance weight of the hopper

The 6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger efficiently collects material from the mower deck:

  • A Power Flow™ blower (ordered separately) on the end of the mower deck moves material up the chute (ordered separately) and into the hopper.
Removing bag from 6.5-bu (229-L) hopperRemoving bag from 6.5-bu (229-L) hopper
Removing bag from 6.5-bu (229-L) hopperRemoving bag from 6.5-bu (229-L) hopper

The hopper design provides efficient bagging performance, clean operation, and easy-to-empty bags:

  • Two durable bags give a generous, 6.5-bu (229-L) capacity.
  • The bags lift out for easy emptying.
  • Efficient chute provides a smooth flow of material to reduce the chance of plugging.
    • The chute and Power Flow blower must be ordered separately.
  • Standard mower blades are used for bagging.
  • Air exhaust duct directs air from the hopper back and toward the ground for clean operation.
  • Convenient latch makes opening and closing the hopper easy.
  • No-tools installation makes the hopper easy to install and remove. No tools are required after initial installation.
  • Two 15-lb (7-kg) weights are included for installation on the front of the vehicle to help counterbalance the weight of the hopper.

NOTE: Appropriate Power Flow blower, chute, and attachment bar are required (ordered separately).

NOTE: The 6.5-bu (229-L) hopper is not compatible with 60-in. (152-cm) and 62-in. (157-cm) Mower Decks because their larger size and ability to fill the hopper more quickly reduces the usefulness of the bagging system.

 

Material Collection System Power Flow Blowers

HP Power Flow Blower Assembly for 48HC - BG20768
48 HC Power Flow blower48 HC Power Flow blower
48 HC blower in cleanout position48 HC blower in cleanout position

The 48-in. (122-cm) high-capacity (HC) Power Flow blower can be used with the ZTrak Z540R. It, along with the hopper and chute, will provide 6.5-bu (229-L) material collection system capability for the Z540R, giving added versatility and value.

HP Power Flow Blower Assembly for 54HC - BG20769
54 HC Power Flow blower54 HC Power Flow blower
54 HC blower in cleanout position54 HC blower in cleanout position

The 54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity (HC) Power Flow blower can be used with the ZTrak Z535R and Z540R. It, along with the hopper and chute, will provide 6-5-bu (229-L) material collection system capability for the Z535R and Z540R, giving added versatility and value.

Material Collection System Power Flow/Rear Bagger Chutes

Attachment Bar/bumper - BG20913
Rear bumperRear bumper

The optional rear bumper bolts to the ZTrakTM tubular frame for solid support:

  • Provides protection for the rear of the ZTrak mower

Miscellaneous

Battery charger and maintainer - TY25866
Battery chargerBattery charger

This fully automatic 1.5-amp battery charger and maintainer safely charges lawn and garden, RV, deep-cycle, and most batteries that require long storage periods. It is particularly useful during winter months when the vehicle is not being used regularly, to ensure the battery stays charged:

  • Automatically determines if the battery is 6- or 12-V and adjusts accordingly
  • Helps maintain battery in good condition and ensures it is fully charged
  • Powers on to charge battery and powers off when fully charged
  • 'Onboard' feature allows mounting next to the battery on collector, street rods, and other occasional-use vehicles
  • 1.5-amp trickle charges small batteries in 2 to 12 hours
  • Maintains large battery charges
  • Hookup protection guards battery and charger from damage 

 

Includes a choice of battery connection methods:

  • Standard color-coded clips to connect to any battery
  • Cable with quick-disconnect plug and end loops that can be bolted to battery terminals and easily unplugged from charger when not in use
Foot Rest Extensions - AM137437
Footrest extensionsFootrest extensions

The optional foot rest extension kit includes bolt-on left and right footrests for EZtrakTM and ZTrak™ Mowers:

  • Makes operating the mower more comfortable for the operator
Headlight Kit (comes with new handlebars) - BUC10071

Kit includes headlights and required components to provide additional lighting when needed.

 

Kit, Ztrak Hitch Z5 - BG20912
Rear hitchRear hitch

The rear hitch provides towing capability for ZTrakTM Mowers:

  • Bolts to tubular frame for solid support
Weight Kit (included ballast bracket) - BG20917
Ballast bracket kitBallast bracket kit
Quik-Tatch weight installed on ballast bracket kitQuik-Tatch weight installed on ballast bracket kit

The ballast kit makes provision for mounting two 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weights to the front of the ZTrak™ Mower. Quick-pull pins hold the weights securely in place while providing easy installation and removal.

NOTE: The ballast-bracket components are also included in the 6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger attachment.

Mower Deck and Mower Deck Attachments

Complete Deck Assembly 48HC Service Bundle for Z5 models - BUC10097
48-in. (122-cm) high-capacity mower deck48-in. (122-cm) high-capacity mower deck
48-in. (122-cm) high-capacity mower deck shown on a Z540R48-in. (122-cm) high-capacity mower deck shown on a Z540R
Left side of 48-in. (122-cm) high-capacity mower deckLeft side of 48-in. (122-cm) high-capacity mower deck

The 48-in. (122-cm) high-capacity deck is stamped from heavy, 9-gauge, 0.150-in. (3.8-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

  • Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (140 mm) delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • 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. (25-mm) 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 1.6 in. (40 mm), nearly 0.8 in. (20 mm) greater than many conventional decks, for a clean cut.
  • Mower can side-discharge, mulch (optional), or use a Power Flow™ collection system (optional).
Mower wash port Mower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connector Mower 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.
Complete Deck Assembly 54HC Service Bundle for Z5 models - BUC10098
54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity mower deck54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity mower deck
54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity mower deck shown on a Z540R54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity mower deck shown on a Z540R
Reinforced mower edge for durabilityReinforced mower edge for durability

The 54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity deck is stamped from heavy, 9-gauge, 0.150-in. (3.8-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

  • Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (140 mm) delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • 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. (25-mm) 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 1.6 in. (40 mm), nearly 0.8 in. (20 mm) greater than many conventional decks, for a clean cut.
  • Mower can side-discharge, mulch (optional), or use a Power Flow™ collection system (optional).
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.
Complete Deck Assembly 60HC for Z5 models - BM26677
60-in. (152-cm) high-capacity mower deck60-in. (152-cm) high-capacity mower deck
60-in. (152-cm) high-capacity mower deck60-in. (152-cm) high-capacity mower deck

The 60-in. (152-cm) high-capacity mower deck has a deep-deck design.

Reinforced mower edge for durabilityReinforced mower edge for durability

The 60-in. (152-cm) high-capacity deck is stamped from heavy, 9-gauge, 0.150-in. (3.8-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

  • Deep-deck design delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • Wider and higher discharge opening provides 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. (25.4-cm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength and are 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 or mulch.
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.
Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown) Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown)
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An optional mulching attachment is available:

  • 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, though overall performance may be slightly less than with the standard blades.

Mulch Kit (48HC) - BM23975
48 HC mulching attachment48 HC mulching attachment
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These mulching attachments are designed for the high-capacity mower decks. This design requires no drilling for initial mounting, less installation time, and reduced hardware count for easy removal of the mulching components.

 

Steel baffles control material and close off the discharge area. Special mulching blades are included to optimize mulching performance. These blades can also be used for side-discharging or material collection (if a material collection system is available), though performance may be reduced in some conditions.

 

NOTE: A material collection system is not available for the EZtrak™ Z665.

Mower Decks

Mower deck leveling gauge - AM130907
Mower deck leveling gaugeMower deck leveling gauge

Leveling gauge allows quick and accurate mower deck leveling and cutting height adjustment.

Can be used for:

  • Lawn tractors
  • Lawn and garden tractors
  • Riding mowers
  • Front mowers
  • Commercial walk-behind mowers
  • Zero-turn-radius mowers

Mulch Kits

54 HC Mulch kit - BM23977
48 HC mulching attachment48 HC mulching attachment
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These mulching attachments are designed for the high-capacity mower decks. This design requires no drilling for initial mounting, less installation time, and reduced hardware count for easy removal of the mulching components.

 

Steel baffles control material and close off the discharge area. Special mulching blades are included to optimize mulching performance. These blades can also be used for side-discharging or material collection (if a material collection system is available), though performance may be reduced in some conditions.

 

NOTE: A material collection system is not available for the EZtrak™ Z665.

60 HC Mulch kit - BM23978
48 HC mulching attachment48 HC mulching attachment
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These mulching attachments are designed for the high-capacity mower decks. This design requires no drilling for initial mounting, less installation time, and reduced hardware count for easy removal of the mulching components.

 

Steel baffles control material and close off the discharge area. Special mulching blades are included to optimize mulching performance. These blades can also be used for side-discharging or material collection (if a material collection system is available), though performance may be reduced in some conditions.

 

NOTE: A material collection system is not available for the EZtrak™ Z665.

60 HC MulchControl attachment - BM25258
MulchControl advantages and benefits
X730 Tractor mowingX730 Tractor mowing
EZtrak™ Z665 mowingEZtrak™ Z665 mowing

The MulchControl attachment for the 60-in. (152-cm) HC 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 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 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.

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 for 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Decks is a field-installed attachment and compatible with the following:

  • 2015 and later X700 Signature Series Tractor 9075M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (SN 030,001-)
  • 2015 and later EZtrak Z665 (SN 170,001-)
  • 2016 ZTrak™ Z540R

Order Zone

15 Gallon Sprayer - LP53284
15-gal. (57-L) sprayer15-gal. (57-L) sprayer

Features and benefits:

  • 100-psi (689- kPa) SHURflo® pump
  • 60-in. (152.4-cm) spray width
  • Spraying systems spray wand with brass tip
  • Custom brackets secure the sprayer to existing bagger mounts
  • Stability because weight is positioned forward
    • A minimum of two 15-lb (7-kg) weights, for a total of 30 lb (13.6 kg), are needed at the front of the machine.
  • Easy no-tools mounting

Specifications

 Item number LP53284
 Tank capacity 15 gal. (57 L)
 Spray wand reach 30 ft (9.1 m)
 Hose length 19 ft (6 m)
 Shipping weight 84 lb (38 kg) - including the 54-lb (24.5-kg) front weights
 Warranty Two-year consumer warranty
Ordering information

Please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

15-gal. (57-L) sprayer

Order number: LP53284

SHURflo is a trademark of SHURflo, LLC.

Boarding Step - Z5 - LP66655
Boarding stepBoarding step

Compatible with EZTrak™ Z400-series, Z600-series and ZTrak Z500-series mowers, the ZTrak Z5 boarding step allows for easier mounting and dismounting of a zero-turn mower. A complete bolt-on solution, this kit attaches to the left side of the mower frame for convenient access.

Ordering information

Please contact a local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

ZTrak Z5 Boarding Step
Order number: LP66655

Grass Groomer - Lawn Striping Kit - HC - LP36265
Striping kit brushStriping kit brush
Brush adjusts to varying ground conditionsBrush adjusts to varying ground conditions

Features and benefits:

  • Homeowners can now achieve results just like the professionals.
  • The attachment works extremely well with the suspended mower design.
  • The attachments are easy to adjust for varying mower cutting height.
  • The brush adjusts to varying ground conditions and allows the operator to freely maneuver the vehicle without damaging the turf.
  • The brush fits EZtrak™ and ZTrak™ 48-in. (122-cm) and 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mowers.
  • The brush is very economical and functional.

Specifications

 

 Item number LP36265
 Compatible mowers EZtrak and ZTrak 48-in. (122-cm) and 54-in. (137-cm) HC
 Installation time 30 minutes
 Warranty Two-year consumer warranty
Ordering information

Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

 

Grass striping kit for 48-in. (122-cm)  and 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Decks
Order number: LP36265

Spanish North American Kit

Spanish Label and Owner's Manual Kit - BUC10012