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X380 Ride-on Mower

X380

Ride-on Mower

  • 16 kW 22 hp iTorque Power System
  • Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Standard 122 cm 48 in. Accel Deep Deck.
  • Upgrade to the optional 137 cm 54 in. Accel Deep Deck - cost additional
  • Mow up to 1.4 ha 3.5 ac.

From $8,630.60
(Includes GST & pre-delievery ex branch. On-site delivery additional.)



Features

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

22-hp (16.4-kW) V-twin engine

22-hp (16.4-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 22-hp (16.4-kW) V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions.

Key engine features include:

  • 22 hp (16.4 kW)
  • Large 726 cc displacement
  • 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.

The 48-in 122-cm Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile

X394 with Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck

X394 with Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck

48A Mower Deck

48A Mower Deck

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:

  • 4.83-in. (12.3-cm) depth 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 prevent scalping.

Excellent Cut Quality

48A Mower Deck top

48A Mower Deck top (similar mower from X700 Series shown)

48A Mower Deck underside

48A Mower Deck underside (similar mower from X700 Series 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 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Mower)

Right side of Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Mower)

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

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

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

  • Gives a smooth, even discharge of clippings at all mowing speeds
  • Reduces the chance of plugging, especially important when operating in wet, thick, or dense grass and when bagging
  • The 48A Power Flow™ blower has an inlet housing with over 50 percent greater area than the 48X Power Flow blower used on previous machines.

Cleanliness - For The Mower And The Operator

Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Mower)

Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Mower)

Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X300 Series Mower)

Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X300 Series Mower)

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 build-up 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.

Versatility - Easy To Change Between Side Discharge, Mulch, And Bagging Modes

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

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

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 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.

Superior Durability Is Designed In

Spindle pocket with flip-up cover

Spindle pocket with flip-up cover

Easy-to-adjust mower wheel and mower side reinforcement

Easy-to-adjust mower wheel and mower side reinforcement

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

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

Mower wheels are heavy duty:

  • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life.
  • Setting wheels to the correct height for the cutting height is quick and easy.
  • Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on mower bearings for longer life.

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

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

Mulchcontrol Option

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

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

How Mulchcontrol Works

MulchControl baffle open

MulchControl baffle open

MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl baffle closed

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

  • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
  • The MulchControl baffle, or divider, between the left and middle spindles is about half way down. The height is designed to balance the mulching and side-discharge modes.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is open, the divider between the left and middle spindles passes a portion of the material to the discharge opening, along with the material from the middle and right spindle areas.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, the material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.
MulchControl handle

MulchControl handle

Electric one-touch MulchControl switch

Electric one-touch MulchControl switch

For the lever-action MulchControl attachment, a handle on top of the mower deck is used to engage or disengage mulch mode.

The operator is required to get off of the tractor in order to engage or disengage mulch mode with the lever-action system.

For the electric one-touch MulchControl attachment, a switch on the tractor dash is used to engage or disengage mulch mode.

Changing from mulch mode to side discharge mode 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 discharging 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

7-BU (247-L) Power Flow Rear Blower

Optional rear bagger

Optional rear bagger

Optional 7-bu (247-L) 2-bag Power Flow rear bagger shown

Power Flow blower

An optional 7-bu (247-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 clean-out and clean-up.
  • The hopper design provides modern styling, great bagging performance, cleaner operation, and easy-to-empty bags:
    • 7-bu (247-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

Larger 14-bu (493-L) and 19-bu (670-L) MCS are available, in addition to the 7-bu (247-L) MCS, for specific X300 and X500 Series Tractor models.

Lever-action or electric one-touch MulchControl options are available for extra mowing convenience

Lever-action MulchContol lever

Lever-action MulchContol lever

Electric one-touch MulchControl switch

Lever-action or electric one-touch MulchControl attachment is available for Accel Deep™ 42-in. (107-cm) (42A), 48-in. (122-cm) (48A), and 54-in. (137-cm) (54A) Mower Decks used on X300 and X500 Select Series™ Tractors.

Mulchcontrol Advantages And Benefits

MulchControl enhances versatility and productivity. A mower deck equipped with MulchControl not only does an excellent job of mowing and mulching, but it can also be quickly converted from side discharging to mulching or vice versa:

  • In mulch mode, it controls clippings dispersion in unwanted areas (driveways, landscape beds, near buildings, windows, parking lots, etc.).
  • Reduces cleanup time needed to dispose of clippings.
  • Reduces the amount of material entering a material collection system because, even in the side discharge mode, MulchControl will mulch about one third of the material due to the additional baffles under the mower deck and the unique design of the mulching blades.

Electric MulchControl has the additional advantage of being controlled from the tractor seat by a switch on the dash to operate an electric actuator that moves the baffle to close off the discharge area of the mower deck.

Electric one-touch MulchControl switch

Electric one-touch MulchControl switch

Electric one-touch MulchControl actuator

Operators can convert between modes without interrupting the mowing process, making it practical to change between modes as conditions require:

  • When approaching clean areas like driveways or flowerbeds where clippings would be undesirable
  • When a breeze might blow clippings back onto the operator
  • For side discharge mowing only the areas of the property where grass is too thick for mulching
  • With 48A and 54A Mower Decks, for collecting only the areas of the property where grass is too tall or thick for mulching
  • Models equipped with a 42A Mower Deck require a MulchControl baffle be removed to install the bagger chute; see 42A Mower Deck versatility explanation for more information.

Changing from one mode to the other takes only a few seconds.

Operators can convert between modes without interrupting the mowing process, making it practical to change between modes as conditions require:

  • When approaching clean areas like driveways or flowerbeds where clippings would be undesirable
  • When a breeze might blow clippings back onto the operator
  • For side discharge mowing only the areas of the property where grass is too thick for mulching
  • With 48A and 54A Mower Decks, for collecting only the areas of the property where grass is too tall or thick for mulching
  • Models equipped with a 42A Mower Deck require a MulchControl baffle be removed to install the bagger chute; see 42A Mower Deck versatility explanation for more information.

Changing from one mode to the other takes only a few seconds.

How MulchControl Works

A mower equipped with a MulchControl attachment delivers unprecedented levels of productivity and versatility. The operator has the ability to quickly change between side discharging and mulching. A heavy-duty baffle opens and closes to convert the mower from side discharge mode to mulch mode or vice versa.

MulchControl baffle open

MulchControl baffle open

MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl 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.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is open, most of the material flows freely out the discharge deflector or into a material collection system.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.

MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

  • For operators who usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
  • For operators who usually side discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings in some areas
  • For operators who always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • For operators who collect clippings, but want to go farther before emptying the material collection system

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 discharging when desired.

Advantages of MulchControl include:

  • Performance is improved.
    • Mulching is beneficial because it returns the clippings to the ground as fertilizer, which promotes lawn growth.
    • Clippings are much smaller, which allows them to fall into the grass and be removed from view.
    • Unsightly grass clippings are not blown onto driveways or into flower beds.
    • Fertiliser use is reduced and provides associated environmental benefits.
  • Uptime is increased.
    • Operators can convert quickly between modes, making it possible to change between mulching and side discharging as conditions require.
    • Mulching heavy, thick material can significantly reduce mower productivity. The ability to switch from mulch to side discharge mode ensures productivity, especially in grass too tall or thick to mulch effectively.
  • Cost of operation is reduced.
    • Controlling clipping dispersion reduces cleanup time.

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 clean­up is desired
  • 42A Mower Deck requires a MulchControl baffle be removed to install the bagger chute

MulchControl Compatibility

Each MulchControl attachment includes everything needed: baffles and mulch blades for all attachments, and the actuator, wiring, and switches for the electric one-touch attachments.

Lever-Action Mulchcontrol Attachments

Attachment numberDescriptionApplications
BM2479442A MulchControl (lever action)X300 Series Tractors, Z300 Series ZTrak Mowers
BM2499348A MulchControl (lever action)X300 and X500 Series Tractors, Z300 and Z500 Series ZTrak Mowers
BM2499454A MulchControl (lever action)X300 and X500 Series Tractors, Z300 and Z500 Series ZTrak Mowers

Electric One-Touch Mulchcontrol Attachments

Attachment numberDescriptionApplications
BUC1016442A electric one-touch MulchControlX300 Series Tractors*
BUC1016548A electric one-touch MulchControlX300 and X500 Series Tractors*
BUC1016654A electric one-touch MulchControlX300 and X500 Series Tractors*

* NOTE: Model year 2016-2017 X300 and X500 Series Tractors (X300 serial number 10,001-50,000 and X500 serial number 110,001-130,000) require replacing the tractor wiring harness and dash panel to use an electric MulchControl attachment.

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)

Controls

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

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.

Rear equipment-mounting system is heavy-duty and easy to use

Mower rear equipment mounting system

A heavy-duty equipment mounting system is used:

  • Includes strong frame mounts with a combination of mounting holes in the mower hitch plate that accept pins or shoulder bolts to support heavy rear-mounted equipment.
  • Easily attach optional equipment to the mower
  • Can bear the load of heavy rear-mounted equipment, such as material collection systems

Serviceability is convenient with an easy-open hood

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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