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X738 Ride-on Mower

X738

Ride-on Mower

  • Electronic fuel injection for quick sure starts
  • Heavy-duty welded frame
  • Four-wheel drive for optimum traction in any use and ground condition
  • Deck Extra. 48" Accel Deck or 54" or 60" High-Capacity Deck
  • Optional 54 in./60 in. High-Capacity Deck
  • Note: Mower Deck priced and ordered separately

From $16,860.80
(Includes GST & pre-delievery ex branch. On-site delivery additional.)



Features

54-in 137-cm Edge High-Capacity HC Mower Deck is heavy duty

X739 Tractor mowing with 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck

X739 Tractor mowing with 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck

Side view of mower deck

Side view of mower deck

Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently. Deck is stamped from 9-gauge, 0.150-in. (3.8-mm) steel and has welded-on reinforcement at the bottom edge for extra strength and durability.

60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck top view

60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck top view

60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck bottom view

60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck bottom view

The 54-in. (137-cm) High-Capacity Mower Dec is formed in a hydraulic press to minimise the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

  • 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 minimise 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 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.

Optional high-performance mulching attachment

Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown)

Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown)

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 and collecting, though overall performance may be slightly less than with the standard blades.
  • Order: BM23978, 60 HC mulching attachment.

Optional MulchControl™ attachment

MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl handle

MulchControl 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 for 2015 and later X700 Signature Series Tractor 9075M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (SN 030,001-).

Order: BM25258 MulchControl attachment (60 HC)

Mower Deck Attachability

X758 Mower driving onto high-capacity mower deck

X758 Mower driving onto high-capacity mower deck

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

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

To remove the mower deck:

  • Disconnect the drive shaft.
  • Unlock the draft arm locks.
  • Back or drive the tractor onto and off the mower deck.
  • On a 4WD tractor, the operator can simply back onto and off the deck.
  • On a 2WD tractor, the operator can simply drive forward onto and off the deck.

Optional Autoconnect™ Drive (BM23894)

X758 Mower driving onto high-capacity mower deck with AutoConnect option

X758 Mower driving onto high-capacity mower deck with AutoConnect option

AutoConnect option installed on X758 Mower

AutoConnect option installed on X758 Mower

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

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

Modern styling has functional design

Functional and attractive design

Functional and attractive design

Styled hood with air screens built in

Styled hood with air screens built in

The open platform is roomy and uncluttered:

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

The single-piece hood completely encloses the engine:

  • Improves appearance
  • Provides quieter operation
  • Easy to remove for improved service accessibility
  • Painted hood
  • More scratch and scuff resistant than molded-in colour
  • Deep scratches repairable with paint

60-in 152-cm Edge High-Capacity HC Mower Deck is heavy duty

X710 Tractor mowing with 60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck

X710 Tractor mowing with 60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck

Side view of mower deck

Side view of mower deck

Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently. Deck is stamped from 9-gauge, 0.150-in. (3.8-mm) steel and has welded-on reinforcement at the bottom edge for extra strength and durability.

60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck top view

60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck top view

60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck bottom view

60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck bottom view

The 60-in. (152-cm) High-Capacity Deck is formed in a hydraulic press to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

  • Wider and higher discharge opening provides 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 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.

Optional high-performance mulching attachment

Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown)

Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown)

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 and collecting, though overall performance may be slightly less than with the standard blades.
  • Order: BM23978, 60 HC mulching attachment.

Optional MulchControl™ attachment

MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl handle

MulchControl 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 for 2015 and later X700 Signature Series Tractor 9075M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (SN 030,001-).

Order: BM25258 MulchControl attachment (60 HC)

Mower Deck Attachability

X758 Mower driving onto high-capacity mower deck

X758 Mower driving onto high-capacity mower deck

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

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

To remove the mower deck:

  • Disconnect the drive shaft.
  • Unlock the draft arm locks.
  • Back or drive the tractor onto and off the mower deck.
  • On a 4WD tractor, the operator can simply back onto and off the deck.
  • On a 2WD tractor, the operator can simply drive forward onto and off the deck.

Optional Autoconnect™ Drive (BM23894)

X758 Mower driving onto high-capacity mower deck with AutoConnect option

X758 Mower driving onto high-capacity mower deck with AutoConnect option

AutoConnect option installed on X758 Mower

AutoConnect option installed on X758 Mower

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

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

Full-time four-wheel drive for superior traction

X739 Mower mowing

X739 Mower mowing

The full-time four-wheel drive (4WD) front axle provides a superior combination of traction and maneuverability. When the tractor is in a turn, the front wheels need to rotate faster because of the larger arc, compared to the rear wheels, they are traveling in. The hydrostatic front-wheel motors automatically increase the average travel speed of the front wheels when the tractor is in a turn.

The full-time four wheel drive system optimizes steering performance to provide maneuverability and trimming ability comparable to that of two-wheel drive (2WD) models, turning radius of 25 in. (63.5 cm) for two-wheel steer models and 21 in. (53.3 cm) for four-wheel steer models, with the added benefit of four-wheel traction.

Full-time 4WD front-wheel motors are powered by the same pressurized hydraulic fluid that powers the rear transaxle drive motor:

  • Hydraulic lines move the pressurized fluid from the rear axle to the front-wheel drive motors, located near the center of the front axle, after the oil has passed through the rear transaxle drive motor.
  • The two front wheel motors receive fluid in parallel so each gets the amount of fluid needed to enable different speeds during turns, similar to a differential assembly, and allow smooth turns.
  • Turning radius of tractors with full-time four-wheel drive is the same as for two-wheel drive models, and considerably less than the turning radius for tractors with mechanical four-wheel drive.
  • Full-time four-wheel drive functions in forward and reverse.
Control arm increases front-wheel speed in turns

Control arm increases front-wheel speed in turns

Front-wheel drop-axle

Front-wheel drop-axle

A control rod (looks similar to a steering drag link) adjusts the swash plate of the variable-speed wheel motors, so each wheel motor is operated at the optimum speed during turns to minimise tire scuffing and assist in making tight turns.

Front-wheel drop-axles provide extra-tight steering capability, improved ground clearance, and include speed-reduction gearing.

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

25.5-hp (19-kW) engine

25.5-hp (19-kW) engine

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

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

Hood opened to show engine

Hood opened to show engine

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

Key engine features include:

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

Engine Specifications:

  • Power: 25.5 hp (19 kW)
  • Maximum Torque
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Displacement: 45.5 cu in. (745 cc)

Air Intake System

Air intake screens

Air intake screens

Radiator screen pulled out for cleaning

Radiator screen pulled out for cleaning

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

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

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

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

Electronic Fuel Injection

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

  • Immediate starting in hot or cold ambient temperatures or after long periods of seasonal storage
  • No choke linkage for the user to operate
  • No engine warm-up required, so the implement can be engaged immediately after the engine starts
  • Greater horsepower and torque responsiveness
  • Higher reliability with the elimination of vapour locking, misfiring, run-on, and after-bang
  • Automatic altitude compensation
  • Delivers fuel precisely - Reduces the potential for plug fouling

Frame is full-length welded steel for strength

Full-length welded steel frame

Full-length welded steel frame

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

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

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

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

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

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

Optional receiver hitch and hitch ball shown

The front receiver hitch is designed into the frame:

  • Excellent for positioning trailers, boats, etc., in tight quarters

Power Flow material collection systems make lawn cleanup easy

Power Flow blower and chute

Power Flow blower and chute

7-bu (247-L), two-bag Power Flow hopper

7-bu (247-L), two-bag Power Flow hopper

14-bu (500-L), three-bag Power Flow hopper

19-bu (670-L) MC519 Power Flow cart

19-bu (670-L) MC519 Power Flow cart

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

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

Features are as follows:

  • Blower is hinged to provide easy installation.
  • Blower is easy to swing out for easy cleanout.
  • Blower fan runs in a clockwise direction (viewed from the right side) to efficiently move material up the chute.
  • The Power Flow blower works well with either the standard mower blades or the mulching blades.

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

*NOTE: The 3-Bag, 14-bu (493-L) Power Flow is not compatible with a X729, X739, or X749 Tractor equipped with a 48X Mower Deck because the chute can contact the rear tire in a turn. However, it is compatible with the 48 Accel Deep (48A) Mower because the increased deck height and the height of its Power Flow blower housing lift the chute high enough to clear the wheel and fender with the 3-bag hopper installed.

MulchControl for 48-in 122-cm Accel Deep 48A 54-in 137-cm 60-in 152-cm High-Capacity HC Mower Decks is convenient to use

MulchControl Advantages & Benefits

X730 Mower mowing

X730 Mower mowing

X730 Mower with 48A Mower Deck

X730 Mower with 48A Mower Deck

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

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

How MulchControl Works

MulchControl baffle 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 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 closed

MulchControl handle

MulchControl 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 is a field-installed attachment and compatible with the following tractors:

  • 2013 and later X700 Signature Series Tractor (SN 10,001-) 9077M 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep Mower Deck
  • 2015 and later X700 Signature Series Tractor 9074M 54-in. (137-cm) and 9075M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (SN 030,001-)

Important advantages for superior mowing performance and equipment versatility

X710 Mower mowing

X710 Mower mowing

X754 Mower mowing

X754 Mower mowing

X700 Signature Series Tractors offer these important performance advantages:

  • Heavy-duty robotically welded frame for the strength to operate a wide variety of equipment
  • Plenty of engine horsepower and torque to operate larger equipment
  • Electronic fuel injection (X730, X734, X738, X739)
    • Fast and sure starts
    • Better fuel economy than carbureted engines
    • Reduced emissions
  • Diesel models (X750, X754, X758)
    • Increased durability
    • Improved fuel economy
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Final Tier 4 compliant
  • Easy-to-operate Twin Touch™ foot-controlled hydrostatic transmission
  • Power steering for quick, precise control
  • Four-wheel drive for optimum traction in any use and ground condition (X738 and X758)
  • Four-wheel steering for unsurpassed trimming ability (X734 and X754)
  • Full-time four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering for unsurpassed traction, maneuverability, and trimming ability (X739)
  • Differential lock for increased traction control
  • Hydraulic power take-off (PTO) clutch with soft, modulated engagement
  • Shaft-driven equipment versus a belt drive
  • Shaft-driven transmission versus a belt drive
  • Automotive-type dash instrument cluster with gauges and indicator lights
  • Two-spool hydraulic control valve with outlets (outlets are optional on the X710 Tractor)
  • From-the-seat adjustable mower depth stop with gauge
  • Exact Adjust mower-leveling feature with onboard gauge and adjusting tool
  • Automotive-type headlights and taillights versus reflectors
  • Optional 540-rpm rear PTO
  • Optional limited Category 1 3-point hitch for rear-mounted equipment

Hydrostatic drive system is easy to operate

Four-wheel steer hydrostatic transaxle

Four-wheel steer hydrostatic transaxle

A rugged, heavy-duty commercial hydrostatic transaxle is designed for a wide variety of ground-engaging applications and commercial mowing usage.

Infinite control of ground speed and a smooth change of direction provide both efficiency and operator convenience.

A differential lock provides positive power to both rear wheels for increased traction. It can be engaged by the operator as needed.

  • Forward 0 to 8.5 mph (0 to 13.7 km/h)
  • Reverse 0 to 6 mph (0 to 9.7 km/h)

Many quality features are provided:

  • Universal joint splined drive shaft between the engine and transmission is durable and gives efficient power transfer (no belts, no slippage, no power loss).
  • Shaft drive output through continuous live transmission power take-off (PTO) has no belts to slip or wear out.
  • Internal hydraulic PTO with multi-disk clutch pack:
    • Soft, smooth clutch engagement
    • Long disk life with continuous oil bath
    • No service required, as disks are self-adjusting
  • Internal wet disk brakes:
    • Isolated from dirt, rust, ice, or other contaminants for effective brake operation
    • Constantly cooled by transmission fluid to minimize wear and eliminate loss of brakes from overheating
  • Quiet design virtually eliminates hydrostatic whine.
  • Large, efficient 8-cc charge pump produces excellent flow and pressure to allow operating a variety of hydraulic powered equipment.
  • Externally mounted, oil-filled shock absorber in the transmission control system ensures smooth starts and stops.
  • Exceptional strength and durability:
    • Automotive-type forged flanged axles
    • Cast-iron axle housings
    • Uses an axial piston-type hydrostatic pump and motor versus less-efficient ball-type rotating groups

Front axle

Front axle full-time 4WD

Front axle full-time 4WD

Front axle

Front axle

Front-wheel motors, located near the center of the front axle, use high-pressure hydrostatic fluid from the rear transaxle to power the front wheels.

Transmission Oil Cooler

The transmission oil cooler is standard equipment:

  • Helps keep oil temperatures cooler during high draft load operations
  • Separate automotive-style cooler that provides increased capacity for the oil cooler as well as the radiator, when compared to an oil cooler internal to the radiator

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

X730 Tractor with 48A Mower Deck

X730 Tractor with 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

48A Mower Deck underside

48A Mower Deck underside

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Power Flow Material Collection Systems

Power Flow blower

Power Flow blower

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

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

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

  • 7-bu (247-L) 2-bag Power Flow rear bagger
  • 14-bu (493-L) 3-bag Power Flow rear bagger
  • 19-bu (670-L) MC519 Cart

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

MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl handle

MulchControl 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.

Hydraulic power steering gives effortless control

X734 Tractor trimming around a tree

X734 mower trimming around a tree

Power steering control valve

Power steering control valve

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

  • Reduced operator fatigue
  • Better manoeuvrability
  • Increased productivity
Two-wheel steer Four-wheel steer Full-time four-wheel drive Full-time four-wheel drive with four-wheel steer
Turning radius 25 in. (63.5 cm) 21 in. (53.3 cm) 25 in. (63.5 cm) 21 in. (53.3 cm)
Uncut circle radius (60- in. (152-cm) mower deck) 28 in. (71.1 cm) 6 in. (15.2 cm) 28 in. (71.1 cm) 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Turns lock-to-lock left 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.2
Turns lock-to-lock right 2.4 2.5 3.1 2.8

† 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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