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X350R Ride-on Mower


Ride-on Mower

  • X350R with 107 cm 42 in. Rear-Discharge Deck
  • 14 kW 18.5 hp V-twin iTorque Power System
  • Low Effort steering for superior manoeuvrability
  • 107 cm 42 in. Edge Rear-discharge Rear-collect Deck
  • Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Mow up to 1.4 ha 3.5 ac.

From $8,446.90
(Includes GST & pre-delivery ex branch. On-site delivery additional.)


Engine is smooth-running and reliable V-twin air-cooled design

19-hp (14-kW) V-twin engine

19-hp (14-kW) V-twin engine

The mower is powered by a John Deere iTorque™ power system, a combination of engine features and an exclusive hood design that provide superior lugging ability, even cooling, and durability.

A 19-hp (14-kW) V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions.

Key engine features include:

  • 19 hp (14 kW)
  • V-twin air-cooled design that provides smooth, quiet power
  • Quality features include:
    • Cast-iron cylinder liners
    • Overhead valves
    • Full-pressure lubrication
    • Replaceable oil filter
  • Dual-stage air cleaner V-twin design:
    • Excellent power and performance
    • Easy starts
    • Smooth operation

Flywheel Alternator

A flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the battery and power electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer:

  • 15-amp capacity
  • Regulated to keep the battery at full charge without risk of overcharging

Frame is reliable heavy-duty welded steel

Welded heavy-duty mower frame

Welded heavy-duty frame

The frame is made of heavy formed and welded steel, reinforced in critical areas for even greater strength:

  • The frame is formed from 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.66-mm) thick material for long life.
  • Standard front bumper and hitch plate are formed from 9-gauge, 0.15-in. (3.8-mm) steel and complete the frame assembly.
  • Rear hitch plate can support two 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weights.
    • Weight bracket is built into the frame of two-wheel-steer models.
    • Four-wheel-steer models require the optional weight bracket.

42-in 107-cm Rear-Discharge Rear-Collect Mower Deck cuts clean

X350R 42-in. (107-cm) Mower Deck

X350R 42-in. (107-cm) Mower Deck

X350R 42-in. (107-cm) Mower Deck

X350R 42-in. (107-cm) Mower Deck

The innovative design of the 42-in. (107-cm) Edge™ Rear-Discharge Deck combines the best features for reliability and superior performance when mowing, collecting, and mulching grass and leaves:

  • The mower deck is stamped from 11-gauge, 0.120-in. (3-mm) steel to provide smooth contours for a quality appearance and excellent performance.
  • Easy to install or remove mulch plug is included as standard equipment.
  • The included AM147289 blades provide optimal collection/rear discharge and good mulching results in many conditions. For optimal mulching, AM140332 mulching blades are available.
  • With no side-discharge chute, the mower can trim on either side for mowing efficiency and convenience.
  • A smaller storage area requirement is an additional benefit.
  • A standard V-belt and non-timed blade design gives superior reliability and trouble-free operation.
  • Offset mower blades permit blade overlap with the use of a standard V-belt drive.
  • The blades cut cleanly without being able to contact each other.
  • Cut-height increments of 0.25 in. (0.64 cm) allow for operating the mower at the optimum cutting height.
  • An Exact Adjust deck-leveling system is provided to make keeping the deck properly adjusted easy.

The mower deck is contoured and free of obstructions to ensure optimum cutting and bagging performance:

  • Grass clippings flow smoothly around the deck and up the chute into the hopper.
  • Clipping buildup is minimized to ensure continued high-performance and easy cleanup.
  • Special discharge blades (standard equipment) have a large wing to propel grass clippings up the chute and into the hopper.
  • Mower fills and packs the 8.5-bu (300-L) hopper with a large volume of grass clippings and/or leaves.

Standard Mulch Plug

Standard mulch plug

Standard mulch plug

Mulch plug easily installs in place of hopper:

  • A mulch plug is included with the model year 2017 and later X350R as standard equipment (serial number 20,001-).
  • Mulch plug is ideal for times when collecting grass clippings and leaves is not desired. The rear hopper can be easily removed and the mulch plug installed.
  • Plug closes off opening on bottom of deck so material cannot enter the chute.
  • The included AM147289 blades provide optimal bagging and rear discharge performance and good mulching results in many conditions.
  • For optimal mulching, AM140332 mulching blades are available.
Mower wash port

Mower wash port

Mower wash port with hose connector

Mower wash port with hose connector

A wash port is provided on the mower deck. It can be used to supply water to the underside of the deck so it can be easily cleaned after use:

  • The wash ports is designed for hose quick-connect fitting.
  • Connect hose to the wash port and operate the mower to clean.
  • Using the wash port cleans bottom of deck and chute.
  • The wash port works best if used immediately after the mowing job is completed.
  • Use of the wash port prevents buildup of material from affecting performance the next time the mower is used.
    Optional rear deflector

    Optional rear deflector

    Optional rear deflector in operation

    Optional rear deflector in operation

    Optional rear deflector (BM25065) easily installs in place of hopper:

    • No tools required for installation
    • Deflects clippings in an even pattern behind the tractor

Rear hopper has large capacity and is easy to empty

Hopper easily emptied from operator seat

Hopper easily emptied from operator seat

Durable 8.5-bu (300-L) hopper empties completely

Durable 8.5-bu (300-L) hopper empties completely

The innovative design of the rear hopper sets a high standard for collecting systems:

Hopper is constructed of durable fabric for flexibility, where needed.

Hopper is nested in mower for efficient shipping

Hopper is nested in mower for efficient shipping


Large-capacity mower hopper

Large-capacity hopper

The rear hopper is shipped in the returnable shipping crate with the mower:

  • Minimises shipping cost
  • No extra carton material of which to dispose

The hopper is made of durable materials and sealed to keep dust away from the operator.

Operator station is comfortable and convenient

x300-series mower operator station (from right)

Operator station (from right)

x300-series mower operator station (From left)

Operator station (from left)

The operator station is designed for operator comfort and ease of using controls:

  • A large, 14-in. (36-cm) diameter steering wheel is comfortable to use and minimises steering effort.
  • Full-length foot mats provide comfort for the operator and protect the footrest area.

Comfortable Seat

Comfortable open-back ride-on mower seat

Comfortable open-back seat

An open-back 15-in. (38-cm) high-back seat provides a comfortable, smooth ride and good support for the operator:

  • Seat travel of 7 in. (18 cm) with 15 positions allows the operator to be seated comfortably and easily operate the controls.
  • Seat can be easily adjusted fore and aft by the operator while sitting on the seat.
  • Open-back design allows air circulation to keep the operator's back cool and dry for a more comfortable ride.
  • Grasp at the top of the seat is conveniently located for use when tilting the seat up to protect it from the weather.

Seat Suspension

x300-series mower seat suspension

Seat suspension

The seat suspension is adjustable, without tools, for the weight of the operator:

  • Springs are adjustable fore and aft to any of three positions.
    • No tools require
    • Allows fine-tuning of the suspension for the operator's weight
    • Back position for more support for heavier operators
  • Tool tray is designed into the seat base.
    • Can be used to store gloves, small tools, etc.
    • Provides storage location for Exact Adjust tool and deck-leveling gauge (tool and depth-leveling gauge not shown in photo)

Cup Holder

Cup holder and tool tray on bumper

Cup holder and tool tray on fender

A cup holder and tool tray are located on the fender for operator convenience:

  • The cup holder holds a variety of container sizes.
  • Tool tray provides convenient storage.
  • Cup holder and tool tray are constructed of durable acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic.

Removable Plug For Optional 12-V Outlet

Location for

Location for optional 12-V outlet

A removable plug on the console, in front of the operator, provides a convenient location for the optional 12-V outlet and makes installation easy.

  • Convenient for plugging in cell phone charger and other electric devices
  • Can be used to operate electric rear equipment, such as a sprayer or spreader

12-V Fast Connector

Illustration of fast connector location

Illustration of fast connector location

A mid-vehicle, 12-V fast connector, located under the tractor’s fuse box, is included as standard equipment to reduce initial installation time for some attachments that operate on 12-V power from the tractor:

The four-cavity connector includes battery, ground, and key switch terminals and is turned on and off with the ignition switch.

Controls and display functions are easy to identify and convenient to use

X394 mower mowing

X394 mower mowing

Mower steering wheel and controls

Steering wheel and controls (switch turned on to show display)


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

  • Controls are colour-coded and labelled with English words 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 a yellow button.
  • The latch control on foot-lift models and hydraulic-lift control on power-lift models and the park brake latch are pivot levers for low effort.
  • Cruise control activation is handled by an automotive-style button.
  • Separate engine speed and choke controls make starting and warming up the engine easier in cold weather.
  • The choke lever is spring loaded to eliminate the chance the mower will be unintentionally operated with the choke partially closed.
  • Functional design of the throttle and choke controls provides good appearance and a comfortable feel.

Display Panel

Mower display panel

Mower display panel illustration with descriptions

Display panel illustration with descriptions

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 minimise operator distractions.
  • Display is back lit for night visibility.
    • Night visibility is especially useful with snow blower use.
  • Hourmeter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
  • Electronic fuel gauge provides real-time fuel level information.
    • The X350R has a low fuel light, rather than a fuel gauge, to provide the operator with a noticeable warning when low on fuel.
  • 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.
Storage tray under mower seat

Storage tray under mower seat

Exact Adjust access holes

Exact Adjust access holes

Storage for the onboard deck-levelling gauge and the Exact Adjust tool is provided in the storage tray under the mower’s seat:

  • Exact Adjust ports on the fender deck allow for easy and accurate levelling of the mower deck for optimum mowing performance.

Twin Touch™ Foot Control

Twin Touch foot control

Twin Touch foot control

Cruise control

Cruise control

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

  • Automotive-type accelerator control ensures easy operation.
  • Operator can change direction without lifting foot off the platform.
  • Large pedal surface gives superior operator comfort.

Cruise Control

Cruise control is standard equipment:

  • To engage, push the cruise-control button and hold until the foot is removed from the forward pedal.
  • For emergency stop, the cruise control can be released by pushing on the brake pedal or the forward pedal.

Mower Deck Height Adjustment

Conveniently-located deck height adjustment knob

Conveniently-located deck height adjustment knob

Cut height adjusting knob

Cut height adjusting knob

A rotary dial knob makes adjusting the mower cut height quick and easy:

  • Provides mower cut heights in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm)
  • Returns the mower deck to the same preset height each time it is lowered
Deck-levelling gauge placed under deck

Deck-levelling gauge placed under deck

Deck-levelling gauge is placed at the appropriate location under the left rear, right rear, and front of the mower deck as the cut height is adjusted using the Exact Adjust tool and front draft arm adjusting nuts.

Foot-Pedal Lift System

Foot-pedal lift system

Foot-pedal lift system

Pushing with the foot to raise the mower or implement is less strenuous for many operators than using a hand-lift lever:

  • The easy-to-use raised position lock operates similarly to the park brake lock.
  • The foot pedal is out of the way and not likely to catch on bushes and tree limbs when mowing.
  • The mower deck returns to the same preset height each time it is lowered.

Adjustable Lift-Assist Spring

Lift-assist spring decals and adjusting bolt

Lift-assist spring decals and adjusting bolt

Close-up of lift-assist spring decal

Close-up of lift-assist spring decal

NOTE: The adjustable lift-assist spring is standard equipment on mowers with manual foot-lift system that are shipped with the 48-in. (122-cm) and 54-in. (137-cm) side-discharge mowers, and an option for mowers shipped with 42-in. (107-cm) mowers. It is a recommended option for foot-lift mowers sold with the 42-in. (107-cm) mulch mower.

  • Lift-assist spring is provided on mowers shipped from the factory with a 48-in. (122-cm) or 54-in. (137-cm) side-discharge mower deck, except models with hydraulic lift, and a recommended option for mowers equipped with a 42-in. (107-cm) mulch mower to minimise lift effort.
  • A spring-assist kit is available for other models for use with front equipment.
  • Lift effort can be easily adjusted by turning a bolt, located on the mower front bumper, for optimum performance, depending on the equipment used (mower, front blade, snow blower, etc.).
  • The mower will not be inadvertently locked in the raised position when mowing through ditches.
  • When installing or removing a mower or front equipment raised by the foot-lift system, spring tension may be removed from the connection points by pulling rearward on the lift pedal and raising the lift latch to hold the pedal in the rearward position

Parking Brake Control

Mower parking brake

Parking brake

Depressing the brake pedal applies internal wet-disk brakes, which provide better reliability and longer life than external brakes, for safe stopping.

The parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.

Steering is low-effort sector and pinion system

Residential ride-on mowers with tight turning radius

Tight turning radius

Residential ride-on mowers designed for easy turns

Designed for easy turns

A heavy-duty sector and pinion steering system with quality bearings provides easy and precise control for the life of the tractor:

  • Small, 16-in. (40.6-cm) turning radius provides excellent manoeuvrability
  • Tight turning ability improves mowing efficiency


Easy steering is important for an enjoyable mowing experience:

  • Large, 14-in. (36-cm) diameter steering wheel for improved leverage
  • Large sector gear for improved (higher) steering ratio - A higher ratio equals lower steering effort
  • Dual drag links to help equalise the steering loads and reduce steering error
  • Ball joints on both ends of the steering tie rods for long life
  • Long steering arms to improve the mechanical advantage of the steering system through the full range of motion
  • Sector gear that pivots on a shaft rather than a bushing to ensure proper gear mesh and eliminate binding
  • Greaseable front steering spindles to reduce friction and improve wear over time

Exact Adjust ports and on-board deck-leveling tools make precise deck adjustments easy

Deck-levelling gauge and hex adjusting tool stored under mower seat

Deck-leveling gauge and hex adjusting tool stored under mower seat

Exact Adjust access holes

Exact Adjust access holes

A mower deck must be level side-to-side and properly adjusted front-to-rear to give the best cutting performance. A removable on-board deck-levelling gauge and a hex-key tool are provided to make adjustment easy. They are securely stored under the mower seat.

Exact Adjust levelling ports are provided on each side of the operator platform above the mower-level adjusting bolts. With the hex-shaped tool, they provide convenient access to allow quick and easy adjustment of the mower for the best-cut quality of cut.

The Exact Adjust feature is standard on all Select Series™ X300 and X500 mowers:

  • There is no need to reach under the fender deck while making the mower-level adjustment.
  • On-board deck-levelling gauge, Exact Adjust ports, and the hex tool work together.
    • Level the mower deck side to side
    • Set the correct amount of rake (front-to-back deck orientation)
    • Calibrate the cutting height to the cut-height adjusting knob setting
  • Exact Adjust simplifies levelling the mower deck if equipped with a Power-Flow™ blower.
    • To give the best cut, mower level should be adjusted if alternately mowing with and without blower installed. The Exact Adjust feature makes this easy.
Residential ride-on mower deck-levelling tool placed under deck

Deck-levelling tool placed under deck

Using included ball-hex tool to level mower deck

Using included ball-hex tool to level mower deck

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

  • Park the mower 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-levelling position and location of deck-levelling adjustment points.
  • Set mower cutting-height knob to the correct deck-levelling position.
    • For X300 models, use position 2.75
    • For all other models, use position 2.5
  • Adjust mower wheels as necessary so they do not contact the ground surface.
  • Remove the onboard deck-levelling gauge that is located under the seat.
  • Using the Exact Adjust ports and tool, adjust mower deck side-to-side level so the deck-levelling gauge just slips under the left and right lower deck rim at the designated adjustment points. 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, if equipped.
  • 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 counter-clockwise to lower it until gauge just slips under the front adjustment point.
    • Tighten rear nuts after adjustment is complete.
  • Return the gauge to its storage position.

NOTE: The adjusting tool supplied with the mower is an 8-mm ball-hex key, part number M162737. The rounded end allows for some misalignment with the bolt as the deck is adjusted.

Modern styling is eye-appealing and functional

Attractive styling

Attractive styling

Hood air-intake louvres

Hood air-intake louvres

Smooth, rounded contours present a modern, styled appearance:

  • Hood styling incorporates efficient full-length air-intake louvres on each side, rather than on the top.
    • Cooler engine operation
    • Lower operator station sound levels
  • Hot air is vented out the front grille, away from the operator.
  • Molded-in-color hood material is very durable.
    • Excellent impact strength
    • Resists weathering
    • Will not rust or dent
  • Distinctive grille and large, one-piece fender deck complete the styling package.

Serviceability convenience is built in

One-piece hood is easy to open

One-piece hood is easy to open

Service interval decal located under hood

Service interval decal located under hood

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

  • Important service points are located within easy reach.
  • A service-interval decal is provided inside the tractor hood for convenience when servicing the tractor.
  • The high-quality engine used in the X300 Series does not require an 8-hour oil and filter change because improvements in the manufacturing process and quality of parts, components, and oils have eliminated the need for the short interval oil change requirement.
Easy-to-service engine fuel and oil filters

Easy-to-service engine fuel and oil filters

The engine fuel and oil filters, the oil check/fill tube, and the oil drain tube are exposed for serviceability when the hood is opened.

† Prices include GST. John Deere delivery charge not included in above price and may vary by Vanderfield outlet. On-site delivery may be arranged at an additional cost. Accessories & options quoted and fitted on request at an additional cost. Photo may show optional equipment that is not included in the online price. Only in Australia and prices in Australian Dollars. Products, options and accessories may not be available in all regions. Product features subject to change. Please contact your local Vanderfield dealer for more detailed information.


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