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Z535R Residential  ZTrak™ Mower

Z535R

Residential ZTrak™ Mower

  • 137 cm 54 in. High Capacity Deck side-discharge deck
  • V-twin air-cooled Cyclonic™ Engine
  • Speeds up to 15 km/h
  • 4 year/500 hour limited warranty

From $10,199.20
(Includes GST & pre-delievery ex branch. On-site delivery additional.)



Features

Design includes a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame

ZTrak™ Z335E shown

ZTrak™ Z335E shown

ZTrak™ Z535M shown

ZTrak™ Z535M shown

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

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

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

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

  • Easy to get on and off the mower
  • Ample legroom for comfortable operation
  • Adjustable motion-control levers for height and position, enabling the operator to stay comfortable while using them
  • Colour-coded and logically placed controls

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-)

Engine is smooth and powerful V-twin design with features for reliability and long life

25-hp (18.6-kW) engine in vehicle

25-hp (18.6-kW) engine in vehicle

A 25-hp (18.6-kW) V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:

  • V-twin cylinder design gives greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality.
  • Engine model M44 Cyclonic™
  • Electronic ignition contributes to fast starts.
  • Cast-iron cylinder sleeves provide a long-wearing surface for longer engine life.
  • Overhead valves allow the engine to breathe easily for excellent power and fuel economy.
  • Rear engine guard protects the engine and provides additional vehicle strength and integrity.
Cyclonic air cleaner

Cyclonic air cleaner

Replaceable air filter

Replaceable air filter

Cyclonic air-management system removes larger particles of dirt before they reach the air filter for reduced filter maintenance and longer engine life:

  • Cyclonic design ejects large dirt particles before they make contact with the filter.
  • Large, high-quality dry-type paper element air filter thoroughly cleans engine intake air.
  • The air filter is easily removed for cleaning or replacement.
Replaceable oil filter and in-line fuel filter

Replaceable oil filter and in-line fuel filter

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

  • Replaceable oil filter keeps the oil cleaner for a longer engine life.
  • Extends the time between oil changes.
  • Full-pressure lubrication is more effective when operating on an incline.
Engine oil-fill cap and oil-drain hose

Engine oil-fill cap and oil-drain hose

No-tools oil-drain cap with hose and oil filter drip tray are provided for easy, no-mess maintenance.

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

Controls are convenient and easy to use

Motion Control Levers

Adjustable motion-control levers

Adjustable motion-control levers

Motion control lever positions

Motion control lever positions

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

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

Shock absorber for motion-control levers

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

  • Shock absorber modulates the movement of the control levers for smoother operation.
  • Operator can smoothly and precisely control the machine.

Tracking Adjustment

Cut-height pin doubles as tracking adjustment tool

Cut-height pin doubles as tracking adjustment tool

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

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

    Control Panel

    Control panel

    Control panel

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

    The instruments and controls are as follows:

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

    Park Brake

    Park brake

    Park brake

    The park brake is conveniently located:

    • Large lever is easy to use.
    • Park brake effectively holds the machine in the parked position.
    • Park brake must be engaged (in the upper position) to start the engine.
    • Once the engine is started, the park brake must be disengaged before operating the motion-control levers.

    Mower Deck Lift/Cut-Height Adjustment

    Mower cut-height adjustment

    Cut-height adjustment

    Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment

    Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment

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

    • Mower deck cutting height adjusts from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments for optimum cut quality and performance.
    • Mower deck adjustment has built-in memory so the operator can easily return to the desired cutting height.
        Mower deck lift pedal

        Mower deck lift pedal

        Foot pedal provides easy lifting of the deck.

  • The Edge Cutting System high-capacity HC 54-in 137-cm Mower Deck

    54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck

    54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck

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

    54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck shown on a Z540R

    54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck shown on a Z540R

    Reinforced mower edge for durability

    Reinforced mower edge for durability

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

    • Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
    • Wider and higher discharge opening provides even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance in all conditions.
    • Durable plastic deflector spreads grass clippings evenly across the lawn, is hinged, and can be raised to minimize the storage space required.
    • 1-in. (25.4-mm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength and are supported by ball bearings.
    • Standard front roller and two double-captured anti-scalp wheels give a more even mowing job and reduce the chance of scalping.
    • Front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass.
    • Blade overlap is 1.6 in. (40 mm), nearly 0.8 in. (20 mm) greater than many conventional decks, for a clean cut.
    • Mower can side-discharge or mulch.
    Mower wash 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.

    Rear angle of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow™ Rear Bagger shown on Z525E

    Rear angle of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow™ Rear Bagger shown on Z525E

    Side view of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow Rear Bagger shown on Z525E

    Side view of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow Rear Bagger shown on Z525E

    An optional rear bagger is available:

    • Mower is designed to fill the 6.5-bu (229-L) rear hopper using the Power Flow blower.
    • Standard or mulch blades may be used with the Power Flow collection system.
    Optional mower Power Flow blower

    Power Flow blower

    The Power Flow blower is mounted on a sturdy swing arm that allows easy installation and cleanout.

    Optional high-performance mulching attachment

    Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown)

    Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown)

    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)

    Operator station is designed for comfort and convenience

    John Deere zero turn mower operator station (Z535M shown)

    (Z535M shown)

    John Deere zero turn mower colour-coded controls are easy to identify

    Colour-coded controls are easy to identify

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

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

    Comfortable Seat

    John Deere zero turn mower comfortable seat (Z525E)

    Comfortable seat (Z525E)

    John Deere zero turn mower comfortable seat (Z535M, Z540M)

    Comfortable seat (Z535M, Z540M)

    John Deere zero turn mower comfortable seat (Z535R, Z540R)

    Comfortable seat (, Z540R)

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

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

    Seat Suspension

    Seat suspension springs

    Seat suspension springs

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

    Cup Holder & Storage Compartment

    John Deere zero turn mower cup holder (Z525E shown)

    Cup holder (Z525E shown)

    John Deere zero turn mower open storage compartment

    Open storage compartment

    Flip-up Foot Platform

    John Deere zero turn mower flip-up foot platform

    Flip-up foot platform

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

    • Easy to clean grass off the top of the mower
    • Provides convenient access to the mower drive

    Serviceability is designed-in for convenience

    Service interval decal (Z300 Series shown)

    Service interval decal (Z300 Series shown)

    Service interval decal (Z500 Series shown)

    Service interval decal (Z500 Series shown)

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

    Mower Deck Access

    Footrest easily removed for access to mower (Z335E shown)

    Footrest easily removed for access to mower (Z335E shown)

    Footrest removal bolt and hand grip (Z335E shown)

    Footrest removal bolt and hand grip (Z335E shown)

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

    • It is necessary to remove just one bolt that can be conveniently removed with the lift-height pin.
    • Easy to clean grass off the top of the mower
    • Provides convenient access to the mower drive
    Loosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deck

    Loosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deck

    Footrest opens for access to mower deck

    Footrest opens for access to mower deck

    Engine Service

    Z335E engine

    Z335E engine

    Z335E engine oil and fuel filters shown

    Z335E engine oil and fuel filters shown

    Z535M and Z535R engine

    Z535M and Z535R engine

    Z540M and Z540R engine

    Z540M and Z540R engine

    Easy-to-access oil filter, fill/check oil tube, and oil drain

    Easy-to-access oil filter, fill/check oil tube, and oil drain

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

    Accel Deep Mower Deck

    Accel Deep Mower Deck

    Tie-down locations

    Tie-down locations

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

    • Flat-top design minimises places for debris to collect.
    • Spring-loaded, flip-up belt guards make removing debris easy.
    • Provision is provided for a standard, 3/8-in. (9.5-mm) ratchet wrench to be used for releasing belt tension when removing the drive belt.
    • Tie-down locations are provided for convenience and safety when trailering the machine.

    † 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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