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Full-time four-wheel drive for superior traction
  • X739 Tractor mowingX739 Tractor 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 minimize 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.
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

      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.

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.
    • 48A Mower top

      48A Mower top

    • 48A Mower underside

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

    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.
    • Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)

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

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

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

    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.
  • 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.
    • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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
    • 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 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.

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

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

    • Power Flow blower

      Power Flow blower

    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.

Frame is full-length welded steel for strength
  • Full-length welded steel frameFull-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 shownOptional receiver hitch and hitch ball shown

  • The front receiver hitch is designed into the frame:

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

      MulchControl with 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)
    • X758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck

      X758 Tractor 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.
    • X758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck with AutoConnect option

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

    • AutoConnect option installed on X758 Tractor

      AutoConnect option installed on X758 Tractor

    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.

     

  • Drive-over mower quick reference (major steps)

    John Deere has designed a system that makes it easy to remove and reinstall the mower deck. A few steps need to be followed carefully to ensure success.
     
    The list below includes the major steps. Refer to the operator’s manual for a more detailed procedure. The tractor most likely has the mower already installed, so these steps begin with the removal procedure.

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                                                                     Mower removal steps

    Drive tractor to level area

     

    Ready mower deck

    • Adjust wheels and lower mower deck
    • Draft arms removed (front) and released (rear)
    • Power take-off (PTO): disconnect if manual PTO-connect system, then back-up to clear rear draft arms (If equipped with AutoConnect™, backing-up also disconnects the PTO)
      • Raise rear draft arms

     Increase engine speed, engage traction assist, and drive-over

     

                                                                     Mower installation steps

    Verify tractor and mower are ready

    • Alignment of tractor and mower deck
    • Draft arms up
    • PTO in correct position (If manual PTO connect, place shaft in mower hanger)

     Engage traction assist, increase engine speed, and drive- or back-over

     

    Join mower to tractor

    • Alignment and attachment verified and PTO connected
    • Draft arms hookup, front
    • Position mower wheels

    Done! Set mower deck height and mow.

Important advantages for superior mowing performance and equipment versatility
    • X710 Tractor mowing

      X710 Tractor mowing

    • X754 Tractor mowing

      X754 Tractor 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
Hydraulic power steering gives effortless control
    • X734 Tractor trimming around a tree

      X734 Tractor 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 maneuverability
    • 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

     

     

Hydrostatic drive system is easy to operate
  • Two-wheel steer hydrostatic transaxleTwo-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 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.

     

  • 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
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 color
      • Deep scratches repairable with paint
Engine is three-cylinder diesel for fuel economy and durability
    • X730 Tractor mowing

      X730 Tractor mowing

    • X730 Tractor with 48A Mower Deck

      X730 Tractor 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

     

    • 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 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.

  • 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 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-)

     

MulchControl™ for 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ (48A) and 54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) High-Capacity (HC) Mower Decks is convenient to use
    • X730 Tractor mowing

      X730 Tractor mowing

    • X730 Tractor with 48A Mower Deck

      X730 Tractor 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

     

    • 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 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.

  • 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 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-)

     

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.

    • 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck top view

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

    • 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck bottom view

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

    The 54-in. (137-cm) High-Capacity Mower 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 an even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance in all conditions.
    • Durable plastic deflector spreads grass clippings evenly across the lawn, is hinged, and can be raised to minimize the storage space required. 
    • 1-in. (2.5-cm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength and supported by ball bearings.
    • Front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass.
    • Blade overlap is 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)

    The high-performance mulching attachment provides excellent mulching performance:

    • 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: BM23977, 54 HC mulching attachment

     

    Optional MulchControl™ attachment

    • MulchControl with baffle closed

      MulchControl with 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 9074M 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck (SN 030,001-).

    Order:

    • BM25215 MulchControl attachment (54 HC)
    • X758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck

      X758 Tractor 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.
    • X758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck with AutoConnect option

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

    • AutoConnect option installed on X758 Tractor

      AutoConnect option installed on X758 Tractor

    AutoConnect driveshaft 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.

     

  • Drive-over mower quick reference (major steps)

    John Deere has designed a system that makes it easy to remove and reinstall the mower deck. A few steps need to be followed carefully to ensure success.
     
    The list below includes the major steps. Refer to the operator’s manual for a more detailed procedure. The tractor most likely has the mower already installed, so these steps begin with the removal procedure.

    DRIVEJD - Always Dependable Product

     

                                                                     Mower removal steps

    Drive tractor to level area

     

    Ready mower deck

    • Adjust wheels and lower mower deck
    • Draft arms removed (front) and released (rear)
    • Power take-off (PTO): disconnect if manual PTO-connect system, then back-up to clear rear draft arms (If equipped with AutoConnect™, backing-up also disconnects the PTO)
      • Raise rear draft arms

     Increase engine speed, engage traction assist, and drive-over

     

                                                                     Mower installation steps

    Verify tractor and mower are ready

    • Alignment of tractor and mower deck
    • Draft arms up
    • PTO in correct position (If manual PTO connect, place shaft in mower hanger)

     Engage traction assist, increase engine speed, and drive- or back-over

     

    Join mower to tractor

    • Alignment and attachment verified and PTO connected
    • Draft arms hookup, front
    • Position mower wheels

    Done! Set mower deck height and mow.

X758 (2017)
  • Engine
    • Power
      • 1 24 hp
      • 2 17.9 kW
    • Displacement
      • 1 60.6 cu in.
      • 2 993 cc
    • Manufacturer/model
      • 1 3TNM74F
    • Type
      • 1 Diesel, overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter
    • Cylinders
      • 1 Three, cast-iron liners
    • Governor
      • 1 Mechanical
    • Choke/speed control
      • 1 One lever
    • Cooling method
      • 1 Liquid
    • Air cleaner
      • 1 Paper dry-type with primary and secondary elements
    • Oil drain
      • 1 No tools
  • Fuel system
    • Type
      • 1 Diesel
    • Fuel delivery
      • 1 In-line indirect injection
    • Fuel gauge
      • 1 Gauge on dash
    • Fuel tank location
      • 1 Rear
    • Fuel fill opening
      • 1 On left fender, 3 in.
      • 2 7.6 cm
    • Fuel tank capacity
      • 1 5.2 U.S. gal.
      • 2 19.7 L
  • Electrical system
    • Battery
      • 1 12 V
      • 2 500 CCA
    • Charging system
      • 1 Engine-mounted alternator, regulated, 40 amp
    • Engine starter
      • 1 Solenoid shift
    • Hourmeter
      • 1 Yes
    • Headlights
      • 1 Two standard, halogen, 37 W
    • Taillights or reflector
      • 1 Taillights
    • Backup lights
      • 1 Yes
    • Rear work lights
      • 1 Yes
    • 12-V outlet
      • 1 Yes
  • Transaxle
    • Type
      • 1 K90 hydrostatic integrated with transaxle
    • Control
      • 1 Twin Touch™ pedals
    • Cruise control
      • 1 Yes
    • Oil cooler
      • 1 Yes
    • Oil filter
      • 1 Replaceable suction side 10 micron
    • Differential lock
      • 1 Standard
    • Forward speed
      • 1 0-8.5 mph
      • 2 0-13.7 km/h
    • Reverse speed
      • 1 0-6 mph
      • 2 0-9.7 km/h
    • Brakes
      • 1 Internal wet disc
  • Chassis
    • Frame
      • 1 Welded heavy-duty
    • Primer/paint
      • 1 E-coat/powder
    • Weight bracket
      • 1 Standard front - holds up to four Quik-Tatch weights, 42 lb
      • 2 19 kg
    • Receiver hitch
      • 1 Yes, front
    • Front axle
      • 1 JDM BA8 nodular iron casting
    • Spindle bushings
      • 1 ---
    • Front tires
      • 1 18x8.5-10 HDAP
    • Rear tires
      • 1 26x12-12 HDAP
    • Hood material
      • 1 Noryl GTX902, painted
    • Fender deck material
      • 1 RIM with in-mold paint
    • Floor mats
      • 1 Sure-grip rubber
    • Storage
      • 1 Covered toolbox
    • Service interval decal
      • 1 Yes
    • Fender handles/grips
      • 1 Handles
    • Cup holder
      • 1 Yes
    • Equipment mounting
      • 1 Optional category 1 3-point hitch
  • Steering
    • Type
      • 1 Hydraulic power
    • All-wheel steer
      • 1 Not available on this model
    • Steering wheel
      • 1 14 in.
      • 2 35.6 cm
    • Tilt steering wheel
      • 1 Standard, six position
    • Turning radius
      • 1 25 in.
      • 2 63.5 cm
    • Uncut circle radius
      • 1 54 HC, 32 in.
      • 2 63.5 cm
      • 3 60 HC, 28 in.
      • 4 71.1 cm
  • Seat
    • Type
      • 1 Two piece professional high back
    • Seat back height
      • 1 21 in.
      • 2 53.3 cm
    • Armrests
      • 1 Optional
    • Fore-aft adjustment
      • 1 While seated, slide rail, 14-position, 7 in.
      • 2 17.8 cm
    • Seat suspension
      • 1 Six-position parallel arm
  • Lift system
    • Type
      • 1 Two-function hydraulic
    • Hydraulic outlets
      • 1 Four, standard
    • Mower cut height
      • 1 1-5.25 in.
      • 2 2.5-13.3 cm
    • Cut height increments
      • 1 0.25 in.
      • 2 0.64 cm
    • Preset cut height
      • 1 Yes
  • Mower deck
    • Type
      • 1 Side discharge
    • Cutting width
      • 1 48, 54, 60 in.
      • 2 122, 137, 152 cm
    • Construction
      • 1 Stamped steel deck shell
    • Mower deck material
      • 1 48A, 10 gauge
      • 2 0.135 in.
      • 3 3.4 mm
      • 4 54 HC and 60 HC, 9 gauge
      • 5 0.150 in.
      • 6 3.8 mm
    • Mower wash port
      • 1 Yes
    • Mower drive system
      • 1 Hydraulic clutch, shaft
    • Mower wheels
      • 1 Four
    • Mower wheel adjustment
      • 1 Spring-loaded pin
    • Mower level adjustment
      • 1 Exact Adjust ports and onboard deck-leveling gauge
  • Mower attachability
    • Type
      • 1 Roll under tractor (48A)
      • 2 Drive-over deck (54, 60 HC)
    • Front draft arms
      • 1 Overcenter
    • Rear draft arms
      • 1 V-align
    • Mower wheels rotate
      • 1 Yes, 90 degrees for easy mower removal (48X), N/A (54 HC, 60 HC)
    • Drive system
      • 1 Shaft or AutoConnect
  • Safety
    • Meets ANSI standard
      • 1 Yes
    • Meets OPEI standard
      • 1 Yes
    • Backup protection
      • 1 Reverse Implement Option (RIO)
    • Safety video
      • 1 Yes
  • Buyer's notes
    • Notes
      • 1 Hydraulic modulated PTO clutch for smooth mower and implement engagement
      • 2 One-piece hood for easy engine access
      • 3 540 rpm rear PTO and 3-point hitch options available
    • Warranty
      • 1 4 year/700 hour bumper-to-bumper** (**Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
  • Optional equipment
    • Mowers
      • 1 48A, 54 HC, 60 HC
    • Rear bagger
      • 1 7, 14, 19, 42 bu
      • 2 250, 500, 670, 1480 L
    • Powered material collection
      • 1 Power Flow, 7, 14, 19, 42 bu
      • 2 250, 500, 670, 1480 L
    • Mulching system
      • 1 Yes, MulchControl™
    • Front thatcher
      • 1 38, 46, 54 in.
      • 2 96.5, 116.8, 137.2 cm
    • Front blade
      • 1 54 in.
      • 2 137.2 cm
    • Mid-mount blade
      • 1 ---
    • Snow blower
      • 1 Two-stage, 47, 54 in.
      • 2 119.4, 137.2 cm
    • Rotary broom
      • 1 52, 60 in.
      • 2 132.1, 152.4 cm
    • Rotary tiller
      • 1 42, 48 in.
      • 2 106.7, 121.9 cm
    • Sleeve hitch
      • 1 ---
    • 3-point hitch
      • 1 Category 1
    • Rear power take-off (PTO)
      • 1 540 rpm
    • Plow, moldboard
      • 1 Adjustable, 8-14 in.
      • 2 20.3-35.6 cm
    • Box scraper
      • 1 48 in.
      • 2 121.9 cm
    • Cultivator
      • 1 Adjustable, 30-46 in.
      • 2 76.2-116.8 cm
    • Rear blade
      • 1 60 in.
      • 2 152.4 cm
    • Disk harrow
      • 1 Adjustable, 42-52 in.
      • 2 106.7-132.1 cm
    • Landscape rake
      • 1 60 in.
      • 2 152.4 cm
    • Sprayer
      • 1 Tow-behind, 15, 25, 45 U.S. gal.
      • 2 56.8, 94.6, 170.3 L
      • 3 Mounted, 25 U.S. gal.
      • 4 94.6 L
    • Spreader
      • 1 Tow-behind, 125, 175 lb
      • 2 57.7, 79.4 kg
      • 3 Mounted, 125 lb
      • 4 57.7 kg
    • Front bumper
      • 1 Standard bumper/weight bracket
    • Brush guard
      • 1 Yes
    • Weather protection
      • 1 Hard-side cab, weather enclosure
    • Sun canopy
      • 1 ---
    • Rear receiver hitch
      • 1 1.25 x 1.25 in.
      • 2 3.18 x 3.18 cm
    • Bucket holder
      • 1 Yes, double bucket
    • Grass striping
      • 1 Grass groomer kit, 48-in. (122 cm) mower only
    • Tractor shovel
      • 1 54 in.
      • 2 137.2 cm
    • Front loader
      • 1 Not available
    • Other equipment
      • 1 ---
    • Tow-behind tools
      • 1 21
  • Dimensions
    • Height
      • 1 51.2 in.
      • 2 130 cm
    • Overall length
      • 1 75 in.
      • 2 190.5 cm
    • Wheelbase
      • 1 55.7 in.
      • 2 141.5 cm
    • Width with mower
      • 1 48A, 62.5 in.
      • 2 159 cm
      • 3 54 HC, 64.5 in.
      • 4 163.8 cm
      • 5 60 HC, 74 in.
      • 6 188 cm
    • Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)
      • 1 48A, 53.6 in.
      • 2 136 cm
      • 3 54 HC, 57.5 in.
      • 4 146.1 cm
      • 5 60 HC, 62 in.
      • 6 157.5 cm
    • Width without mower
      • 1 47 in.
      • 2 119.4 cm
    • Weight
      • 1 No fuel or mower, 1038 lb
      • 2 470.8 kg
  • Additional information
    • Date collected
      • 1
X758 (Model year 2016)