John Deere X500 Lawn Mower

John Deere X500 Lawn Mower

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Features & Specs

  • Easy start and smooth operation
  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Internal wet disk brakes
  • 4-year/500-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty
Available Deck Sizes:

John Deere
Model X500
Engine Power 24 hp
Drivetrain Hydrostatic
Steering Type Manual
Chassis Frame Fully welded
Seat 15 in. open-back
Warranty 4-year/500-hour bumper-to-bumper
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Mow slopes with more confidence, get out of tough situations, make tilling a garden easier. 
The X500 Multi-Terrain Tractor travels where you need to go, and does the heavy-duty work you need it to. How? Its wide stance enhances stability on hillsides. Traction can be increased simply by pressing a pedal. Its heavy duty frame works with ground-engaging equipment like tillers, and features like the on-board deck leveling gauge assure quality results every time. 

Multi-terrain. Multi-talented. The X500 Multi-Terrain Tractor.

Key Features 
Steering is low-effort sector and pinion system
Modern styling is eye-appealing and functional
Frame is formed from heavy-duty steel and welded for reliability
Engine is smooth-running and reliable V-twin air-cooled design
Exact Adjust ports and on-board deck-leveling tools make precise deck adjustments easy
48-in. and 54-in. Edge™ Xtra Decks cut clean
Engine, Fuel, Transmission 
Engine is smooth-running and reliable V-twin air-cooled design
Fuel tank has a large, 4.4-U.S. gal. (16.6-L) capacity
Hydrostatic transaxle has traction assist
Twin Touch™ foot control is easy to use and has cruise control
Comfort and Controls 
Two headlights give excellent visibility
Controls are easy to find and convenient to use
Operator station is comfortable and convenient
Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch is easy and convenient to use
Styling, Steering, Frame, and Chassis 
Modern styling is eye-appealing and functional
Versatility and premium features for great performance with larger equipment
Frame is formed from heavy-duty steel and welded for reliability
Front axle and wheel spindles are heavy duty
Steering is low-effort sector and pinion system
CargO Mount™ system is heavy duty for easy installation of a variety of equipment
Safety, Serviceability 
Reverse implement option (RIO) allows mowing while backing up if deemed necessary
Exact Adjust ports and on-board deck-leveling tools make precise deck adjustments easy
Manufacturer John Deere
Model X500 (2015)
Power  24 hp 
 17.9 kW 
Displacement  44.3 cu in. 
 726 cc 
Manufacturer/Model  Kawasaki FS730V  
Type  Overhead valve (OHV), oil filter  
Cylinders  V-twin, cast-iron liners  
Governor  Mechanical  
Choke/Speed Control  Separate levers  
Cooling Method  Air  
Air Cleaner  Dry, replaceable with foam precleaner  
Oil Drain  No tools  
Type  Gasoline  
Fuel Delivery  Pulse pump and carburetor  
Fuel Gauge  Gauge on dash  
Fuel Tank Location  Rear  
Fuel Fill Opening  On left fender, 3 in.  
 7.6 cm 
Fuel Tank Capacity  4.4 U.S. gal.  
 16.7 L 
Battery  12 Volt, 500 CCA  
Charging System  Flywheel alternator, regulated, 15 amp  
Engine Starter  ---  
Hourmeter  Yes  
Headlights  Yes  
Taillights or reflector  Reflectors  
Backup Lights  No  
Rear Work Lights  No  
12-V Outlet  Yes  
Type  K72 hydrostatic integrated with transmission  
Control  Twin Touch™ pedals  
Cruise Control  Yes, lever on dash  
Oil Cooler  Fins and fan on transaxle  
Oil Filter  Yes, internal, not replaceable  
Differential Lock  Standard  
Forward Speed  0-7.2 mph 
 0-11.6 km/h 
Reverse Speed  0-5.2 mph 
 0-8.4 km/h 
Brakes  Internal wet disc  
Frame  Fully welded  
Primer/Paint  E-coat/powder  
Weight Bracket  Standard rear, optional front - each holds up to four Quik-Tatch weights, 42 lb (19 kg)  
Receiver Hitch  No  
Front Axle  Cast iron  
Spindle Bushings  Metal, replaceable  
Front Tires  16x6.5-8 turf  
Rear Tires  24x12-12 turf  
Hood Material  Molded-in color hood material reduces sound, will not rust or dent  
Fender Deck Material  Stamped steel  
Floor Mats  Sure-grip rubber  
Storage  Yes, under seat and covered toolbox  
Service Interval Decal  Yes  
Fender handles/grips  Handles  
Cupholder  Yes  
Equipment Mounting  Yes, heavy duty  
Type  Manual, two-wheel steer  
All-wheel Steer  Not available on this model  
Steering Wheel  14 in.  
 35.6 cm 
Tilt Steering Wheel  No  
Turning Radius  22 in  
 55.9 cm 
Uncut Circle Radius  54" deck = 24 in., 48" deck = 27 in.  
 54" deck = 61 cm, 48" deck = 68.6 cm 
Type  Open-back design with grasp  
Seat Back Height  15 in.  
 38.1 cm 
Armrests  No  
Fore-aft Adjustment  While seated, 7 in. 
 17.8 cm 
Seat Suspension  Two coil springs, three-position no-tools adjustment for operator weight  
Type  Foot pedal  
Hydraulic Outlets  No  
Mower Cut Height  13 positions, 1 to 4 in. 
 2.5 to 10.2 cm 
Cut Height Increments  0.25 in. 
 0.64 cm 
Preset Cut Height  Yes  
Type  Side discharge 
Mower Cutting Width  48 in. (122 cm), 54 in. (137 cm)  
Construction  Stamped steel deck shell  
Mower Deck Material  48"= 11 gauge, 54" = 10 gauge 
 0.120 in., 0.135 in. 
 3 mm, 3.4 mm 
Mower Wash Port  Yes  
Mower Drive System  In-line belt 
Mower Wheels  Four  
Mower Wheel Adjustment  Seven-position, spring-loaded pin  
Mower Level Adjustment  Exact Adjust ports and onboard deck-leveling gauge  
Type  Slide under tractor  
Front Draft Arms  Attached with spring pins at two points  
Rear Draft Arms  Quick-pull pins  
Mower Wheels Rotate  Yes, 90 degrees for easy mower removal  
Drive System  Dual belt  
Meets ANSI Standard  Yes  
Meets OPEI standard  Yes  
Backup Protection  Reverse Implement Option (RIO)  
Safety Video  Yes  
Notes  Heavy-duty garden tractor transaxle  
 Steering spindle bushings for long life 
 Built-in rear weight bracket 
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.)  
Mowers  48", 54"  
Rear Bagger  7, 14, 19 bu (247, 493, 670 L)  
Powered Material Collection  Power Flow™ blower  
Mulching System  Yes  
Front Thatcher  38, 46, 54 in. (96.5, 116.8, 137.2 cm)  
Front Blade  48 in. 
 121.9 cm 
Snow Blower  44 in.  
 111.8 cm 
Rotary Tiller  Mechanical, 30 in.  
 76.2 cm 
Sleeve Hitch  Yes, implements include box scraper, rear blade, plow, disk, and cultivator  
Plow, Moldboard  Yes  
Box Scraper  Yes  
Cultivator  Yes  
Rear blade  Yes  
Sprayer  Tow-behind, 15, 25, 45 U.S. gal. (56.8, 94.6, 170.3 L)  
 Mounted, 25 U.S. gal. (94.6 L) 
Spreader  Tow-behind, 125, 175 lb (57.7, 79.4 kg)  
 Mounted, 125 lb (57.7 kg) 
Front Bumper  Styled bumper option  
Brush Guard  Yes  
Weather Protection  Weather enclosure  
Sun Canopy  Yes  
Bucket Holder  Yes, single and double  
Grass Striping  Lawn striping kit  
Tractor Shovel  40 in. 
 101.6 cm 
Tow-Behind Tools  19  
Height  45 in. 
 114.3 cm 
Overall Length  75 in.  
 190.5 cm 
Wheelbase  51.2 in. 
 130 cm 
Width With Mower  48" = 58.5 in., 54" = 64.5 in.  
 148.6 cm, 163.8 cm  
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)  48" = 52 in., 54" = 57.5 in.  
 132.1 cm, 146 cm 
Width without mower  41 in. 
 104.1 cm 
Weight  Mower, no fuel, 48" = 760 lb, 54" = 780 lb
 344.7 kg, 354 kg 
Specifications are based on published information at the time of publication.Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices are in dollars and only applicable to products sold in the United States.In all cases, current published price lists and incentive program bulletins will take precedence.All trademarked terms, including John Deere, the leaping deer symbol and the colors green and yellow used herein are the property of Deere & Company,unless otherwise noted.

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