John Deere X540 Lawn Mower

John Deere X540 Lawn Mower

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Features & Specs

  • Excellent power and performance
  • Heavy-duty welded frame
  • Color-coded controls for easy access
  • 4-year/500-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty
Available Deck Sizes:

John Deere
Model X540
Engine Power 23.5 hp
Drivetrain Hydrostatic
Steering Type Power, 2-wheel steer
Chassis Frame Fully welded
Seat 21 in. high-back
Warranty 4-year/500-hour bumper-to-bumper
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Work anywhere.

Mow slopes with more confidence, get out of tough situations, and make tilling a garden easier. 

The X540 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 X540 Multi-Terrain Tractor.

Key Features 
48-in. and 54-in. Edge™ Xtra Decks cut clean
Engine is smooth-running and reliable V-twin liquid-cooled design
Exact Adjust ports and on-board deck-leveling tools make precise deck adjustments easy
Modern styling is eye-appealing and functional
Frame is formed from thick steel and welded for reliability
Power steering gives easy turns
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 thick steel and welded for reliability
Front axle and wheel spindles are heavy duty
Power steering gives easy turns
CargO Mount™ system is heavy duty for easy installation of a variety of equipment
Comfort and Controls 
Two high-quality 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
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
Engine, Fuel, Transmission 
Engine is smooth-running and reliable V-twin liquid-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
Manufacturer John Deere
Model X540 (2015)
Power  23.5* hp 
 17.5 kW 
Cylinders  V-twin, cast-iron liners  
Type  Overhead valve (OHV), oil filter  
Battery  500 cold-crank amps  
Choke/Speed Control  Separate levers  
Cooling Method  Liquid  
Displacement  41.2 cu in. 
 675 cc 
Fuel Gauge  Yes  
Fuel Tank Capacity, U.S. gallon  4.4 U.S. gal. 
 16.7 L 
Control  Twin Touch™ pedals  
Cruise Control  Yes, lever on dash  
Forward Speed, mph (km/h)  0-7.2 mph 
 0-11.6 km/h 
Reverse Speed, mph (km/h)  0-5.2 mph 
 0-8.4 km/h 
Type  Automatic with differential lock  
Frame  Fully welded  
Primer/Paint  E-coat/powder  
Weight Bracket  Standard front and rear - each holds up to four 42 lb (19 kg) Quik-Tatch weights  
Front Tires  16x6.5-8 turf  
Rear Tires  24x12-12 turf  
Front Axle  Cast iron  
Hood Material  Molded-in hood material reduces sound, will not rust or dent  
Hourmeter  Yes  
Service Interval Decal  Yes  
Tool Tray  Yes, under seat  
12 Volt Outlet  Yes  
Covered Toolbox  Yes  
Cup Holder  Yes  
Fender Handles  Yes  
Tilt Steering Wheel  Yes, five position  
Uncut Circle Radius  48X mower 27 in. / 54X mower 24 in. 
 68.6 cm / 61 cm 
Spindle Bushings  Metal, replaceable  
Turning Radius, in. (mm)  22 in. 
 559 mm 
Type  Power, two-wheel steer  
Seat Back Height  High-back, 21 in. 
 53.3 cm 
Fore-aft Adjustment  While seated, 7 in. 
 17.8 cm 
Seat Suspension  Two coil springs, three-position no-tools adjustment for operator weight  
Mower Cut Height  13 position, 1-4 in. 
 2.5-10.2 cm 
Cut Height Increments  0.25 in. 
 .64 cm 
Preset Cut Height  Yes  
Type  Hydraulic  
Mower Deck Material  48X - 11 gauge / 54X - 10 gauge 
 .120 in. / .135 in. 
 3 mm / 3.4 mm 
Mower Drive System  In-line belt  
Mower Level Adjustment  Exact Adjust ports and onboard deck-leveling gauge  
Mower Wheel Adjustment  Seven position, spring-loaded pin  
Type  Side discharge 48 or 54 in. 
 121.9 or 137.2 cm 
Front Draft Arms  Attached with spring pins at two points  
Rear Draft Arms  Quick-pull pins  
Belt Tension  Spring with release lever  
Mower Wheels Rotate  Yes, 90 degrees for easy mower removal  
Meets ANSI Standard  Yes  
OPEI Label  ---  
Backup Protection  RIO  
Safety Video  Yes  
Note 1  Heavy-duty garden tractor transaxle  
Note 2  Convenient power steering and hydraulic lift  
Note 3  Built-in front and rear weight brackets  
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.)  
Mowers  48X option, 54X option  
Rear Bagger  ---  
Powered Collection  ---  
Mulching System  Yes  
Front Thatcher  38, 46, 54 in. 
 96.5, 116.8, 137.2 cm 
Front Blade  48 in. 
 121.9 cm 
Rotary Tiller  Mechanical 30, hydraulic 42 in. 
 76.2, 106.7 cm 
Front Bumper  Standard  
Sleeve Hitch  Yes, implements include box scraper, rear blade, plow, disk, and cultivator  
Tow-Behind Tools  19  
Brush Guard  Yes  
Bucket Holder  Yes, single and double  
Material Collection System  7, 14, 19-bu (247, 493, 670-L) Power Flow  
Snow Blower  47 in. 
 119.4 cm 
Tractor Shovel  40 in. 
 101.6 cm 
Weather Enclosure  Yes  
Height  52 in. 
 132.1 cm 
Overall Length  79 in. 
 200.7 cm 
Weight  With mower, no fuel, 48X - 810 lb / 54X 840 lb 
 367.4 kg / 381 kg 
Wheelbase  51.2 in. 
 130 cm 
Width with mower  48X - 58.5 in. / 54X - 64.5 in. 
 148.6 cm / 163.8 cm 
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)  48X - 52 in. / 54X - 57.5 in. 
 132.1 cm / 146.1 cm 
Width without mower  41 in. 
 104.1 cm 
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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