John Deere Z540R with 48-, 54-, or 60-in. High Capacity Deck

johndeere X540Rw54inHCD

Residential Z Trak Mowers

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  • 24 hp (17.9 kW)* V-Twin engine
  • Exclusive 48-, 54-, or 60-in. high-capacity mower deck
  • 9-mph ground speed
  • 23 x 10.5 rear tires for superior traction
Manufacturer John Deere
Model ZTrak Z540R (2017)
Power  24 hp 
 17.9 kW 
Engine hp is provided by engine mfr. for comparison purposes. Actual operating hp will be less.  ---  
Model number  FS730V  
Displacement  44.3 cu in. 
 726 cc 
Cylinders  V-twin  
Lubrication  Full pressure with replaceable filter, capacity 2.2 U.S. qt 
 2.1 L 
Type  OHV  
Battery  12 V 
 300 CCA 
Choke/speed control  Separate control levers  
Cooling method  Air  
Fuel tank capacity, U.S. gallon  4.5 U.S. gal. 
 17 L 
Fuel gauge  Fuel level sight line  
Drive train  
Dual hydros  Tuff Torq TZ17-M with 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles  
Hydraulic pumps  ---  
Wheel motors  ---  
Travel speed  
Forward speed, mph (km/h)  0-9 mph 
 0-14.5 km/h 
Reverse speed, mph (km/h)  0-4.5 mph 
 0-7.2 km/h 
Speed and direction control  Twin premium levers  
Control adjustment  3-height/18 positions  
Frame  Heavy-duty frame tubing  
Primer/paint  E-coat/powder  
Front caster tires  13x6.5-6  
Front caster bearings  Sealed ball bearings  
Drive tires  23x10.50-12  
Hourmeter  Yes  
Service interval decal  Yes  
Storage compartment  Yes  
Cup holder  Yes  
Seat back height  High-back with armrests, 20 in. 
 50.8 cm 
Fore-aft adjustment  While seated, 4.5 in. 
 11.4 cm 
Seat suspension  Two springs  
Lift system  
Type  Foot lift and hand lever  
Mower cut height  1-4 in.
 2.5-10.2 cm 
Cut height increments  0.25 in. 
 0.64 cm 
Preset cut height  Yes  
Mower deck  
Width of cut  48 in. 
 122 cm 
 54 in.  
 137 cm 
 60 in. 
 152 cm 
Type  High-capacity side discharge  
Mower deck material  9 gauge 
 0.150 in. 
 3.8 mm 
Mower drive system  V-belt  
Type  Electric, 125 lb-ft 
 169 Nm 
Drive  V-belt  
Wheelbase  48.7 in.
 123.7 cm 
Overall length  76.7 in.  
 194.8 cm 
Width without mower  47.8 in. 
 121.4 cm 
Width with mower  48 HC - 62.4 in. 
 158.5 cm 
 54 HC - 68.3 in. 
 173.5 cm 
 60 HC - 73.5 in. 
 186.7 cm 
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)  48 HC - 53.6 in. 
 136.1 cm 
 54 HC - 59.6 in. 
 173.5 cm 
 60 HC - 65.6 in. 
 166.6 cm 
Height  46.1 in. 
 117.1 cm 
Weight  With mower and fuel, 48 HC - 697 lb 
 316 kg 
 With mower and fuel, 54 HC - 717 lb 
 325 kg 
 With mower and fuel, 60 HC - 738 lb 
 335 kg 
Operator presence system  Yes  
Park brake interlock  Yes  
Safety video  Yes  
Buyer's notes  
Note 1  Mower wash port makes cleaning the deck easier  
Note 2  Flip-up foot platform for easy service access  
Note 3  18-position adjustable motion-control levers  
U.S. warranty  4 year/500 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 or for details.)  
Optional attachments  
Rear bagger  48 HC and 54 HC, 6.5 bu 
 229.1 L 
Mulching system  Yes  
Single light kit  ---  
Double light kit  Yes  
Rubber floor mat  Standard  
Sun shade  ---  
Mounted sprayer  15 U.S. gal. 
 56.8 L 
Storage cover  Yes  
Light kit  Dual headlight kit  
Material collection system  48 HC and 54 HC, Power Flow™ rear bagger, 6.5 bu 
 229.1 L 
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