X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (2023)

Engine is smooth running and reliable V-twin air-cooled design

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (1) Smooth-running V-twin engine

The tractor is powered by a John Deere iTorque power system, a combination of engine features and an exclusive hood design providing superior lugging ability, even cooling, and durability. Key engine features include:

  • 24 hp (17.9 kW)
  • Large 44.3-cu in. (726-cc) displacement
  • V-twin air-cooled design
    • Excellent power and performance
    • Smooth, quiet power
    • Easy starts
  • Quality features include:
    • Cast-iron cylinder liners
    • Overhead valves
    • Full-pressure lubrication
    • Replaceable oil filter
    • Dual-stage air cleaner
  • Solenoid-shift starter for easy starts, even in cold weather
Flywheel alternator

A flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the battery and power electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer:

  • 15-amp charging capacity
  • Regulated to keep the battery at a full charge, without risk of overcharging
Fuel tank has a large, 4.4-U.S. gal. (16.6-L) capacity

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (2) Fuel tank

Quality fuel system components enhance performance and convenience:

  • Large, 4.4-U.S. gal. (16.6-L) capacity
  • Wide, 3-in. (7.6-cm) diameter fuel tank filler opening
    • Located on the left fender
    • Makes adding fuel easy and helps eliminate spillage
  • Sealed and tethered fuel cap
    • Reduced fuel vapor loss
    • Less chance of losing fuel cap

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (3) Convenient dash-mounted fuel gauge

  • Automotive-style fuel gauge on the dash
    • Easy to read from tractor seat
    • Reduces likelihood of running out of fuel
    • Eliminates unnecessary stops to refill

48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ (48A) Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (4) X394 with Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (5) Accel Deep 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 speedsor in tall grass:

  • 4.83-in. (12.3-cm) depth throughout the entire deckshell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
    • Optional lever-action or electric one-touch MulchControl™ system provides superior mulching performance and versatility.
  • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminishmowingperformance
  • Mower deck is suspended from the vehiclefor a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels,positioned just above ground level, help reduce scalping
  • 0.25-in. (6.4-mm) cut-height increments allow the mower to be set at the desired cut height
  • Compatible with high-performance Power Flow™ material collection systems
  • For use on X330, X350, X354, X370, X380, X384, X390, X394, X570, X580, X584, and model year 2016 and newer X590 Tractors
Excellent cut quality

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (6) 48A Mower Deck top (similar mower from X700 Series Tractor shown)

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (7) 48A Mower Deck underside (similar mower from X700 Series Tractor shown)

Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended materialroom toexitthe deckwithout 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 designsbecause the additional depth allows for continuous circulation, optimal recutting, and an even distribution of clippings.
  • Exact Adjust deck-leveling system allows for easy and accurate leveling of the mower deck.
Productivity - getting the job done fast

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (8) Right side of Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck

Deep mower-deck stamping gives high productivity, which gets the job done fast. It allows the cut and suspended materialroom toexitthe deck quickly, reducing the amount of recutting so more power is available toprocess incoming grass:

  • Greatly improves mower's 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 chanceof plugging, especially important when operating in wet, thick, or dense grass and when bagging
  • The 48A Power Flow blowerhas aninlet housing with over 50 percentgreater area than the 48X Power Flow blower used on previous machines.
Cleanliness - for the mower and the operator

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (9) Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (10) Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck

Theflat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean:

  • There are few placesto 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 buildup of material to interfere with the flow of air and clippings
    • Less need to clean and remove buildup of material fromunderside deck
  • The depth of the Accel Deep mower deck minimizes the amount of material thatescapes 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 recutting results in larger pieces that are less likely to end up on the operator
    • Mulching prevents the discharge of material completely and MulchControl 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.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (11) Mower wash port

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (12) 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.
Superior durability is designed in

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (13) Spindle pocket with flip-up cover

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (14) Easy-to-adjust mower wheel and mower side reinforcement

The 48A Mower Deck has strong spindle pockets, to keep the bladesaligned, even after years of tough service:

  • Stamped from strong 10-gauge, 0.135-in. (3.4-mm) steel
  • Ribs in the deck shelladd strength where it is needed
  • The 48A has a23 percentheavier overall weight than theEdge™ Xtra 48-in. (122-cm)MowerDeck used on previous machines.

Mower wheels areheavy duty:

  • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life.
  • Setting wheels to the correct height for the cutting height quick and easy.

Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on engine lower bearings and mower deck bearings for longer life.

The 48A Mower Deck features a 5/8-in. (16-mm) diameter solid-steel rod side bumper thatprovides extra strength and protection.

Dual-stage E-coat and powder-paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.

Versatility - easy to change between side discharge, mulch, and bagging modes

The 48A MowerDeck is designed for maximum versatility,providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another:

  • With an optional MulchControl system installed (along with the special mulching blades), changing from side discharging to mulching or vice versa is done with the simple flip of a lever or push of an electric switch.
  • The Power Flow rear bagger can be used with MulchControl by simply using the MulchControl lever or electric one-touch switch to move the mulch baffle to the side-discharge position.
7-bu (247-L) Power Flow rear bagger

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (15) Optional rear bagger

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (16) Power Flow blower

An optional7-bu (247-L) rear bagger material collection system (MCS) is available.It provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves:

  • The Power Flow blower and chute are easy to install. The Power Flow blower swings out for easy cleanout and cleanup.
  • The hopper design provides modern styling,great bagging performance, cleaner operation, and easy-to-empty bags:
    • 7-bu (247-L) capacity
    • Easy-to-attachPower Flow blower(ordered separately)
    • Easy-to-attach chute (ordered separately)
    • Air exhaust duct
    • Convenient spring-latch
    • Airflow fill indicator
    • Quik-Tatch mounting
    • Sealed hopper top
    • Loose-knit bags available

Larger 14-bu (493-L) and 19-bu (670-L) MCS are available, in addition to the 7-bu (247-L) MCS, for specific X300 and X500 Series Tractor models.

Mower blades

Side-discharge blades can be used with the Power Flow system when bagging.

Mulching blades are included with the optional MulchControl system. They can be used for mulching, side discharging, and bagging.

Mower blade use chart

Mode(s) of operation

Mower blade

Side discharging mode only

Side-discharge blade (shipped with mower)

Mulching mode only

Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)

Side discharge and mulching

Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)

Bagging

Either side-discharge or mulching blade

54-in. (137-cm) Accel Deep™ (54A) Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (17) X390 with Accel Deep 54A Mower Deck

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (18) Accel Deep 54A Mower Deck

The 54-in. (137-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 speedsor in tall grass:

  • 4.83-in. (12.3-cm) depth throughout the entire deckshell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
    • Optional lever-action or electric one-touch MulchControl™ system provides superior mulching performance and versatility.
  • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminishmowingperformance
  • Mower deck is suspended from the vehiclefor a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels,positioned just above ground level, help reduce scalping
  • 0.25-in. (6.4-mm) cut-height increments allow the mower to be set at the desired cut height
  • Compatible with high-performance Power Flow™ material collection systems
  • For use on X380, X384, X390, X394, X570, X580, X584, and model year 2016 and newer X590 Tractors
Excellent cut quality

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (19) 54A Mower Deck top

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (20) 54A Mower Deck underside

Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended materialroom toexitthe deckwithout 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 designsbecause the additional depth allows for continuous circulation, optimal recutting, and an even distribution of clippings.
  • Exact Adjust deck-leveling system allows for easy and accurate leveling of the mower deck
Productivity - getting the job done fast

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (21) Right side of Accel Deep 54A Mower Deck

Deep mower-deck stamping gives high productivity, which gets the job done fast. It allows the cut and suspended materialroom toexitthe deck quickly, reducing the amount of recutting so more power is available toprocess 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:

(Video) John Deere X580 / X584 / X590 Mower Deck Removal & Install (probably work for X300s too)

  • Gives a smooth, even discharge of clippings at all mowing speeds
  • Reduces the chanceof plugging, especially important when operating in wet, thick, or dense grass and when bagging
  • The 54A Power Flow blowerhas aninlet housing with over 20 percentgreater area than the 54X Power Flow blower used on previous machines.
Cleanliness - for the mower and the operator

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (22) Accel Deep 54A Mower Deck

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (23) Accel Deep 54A Mower Deck

Theflat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean:

  • There are few placesto 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 buildup of material to interfere with the flow of air and clippings
    • Less need to clean and remove buildup of material from underside deck
  • The depth of the Accel Deep mower deck minimizes the amount of material thatescapes 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 recutting results in larger pieces that are less likely to end up on the operator
    • Mulching prevents the discharge of material completely and MulchControl 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.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (24) Mower wash port

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (25) 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.
Superior durability is designed in

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (26) Spindle pocket with flip-up cover

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (27) Easy-to-adjust mower wheel and mower side reinforcement

The 54A Mower Deck has strong spindle pockets, to keep the bladesaligned, even after years of tough service:

  • Stamped from strong 10-gauge, 0.135-in. (3.4-mm) steel
  • Ribs in the deck shelladd strength where it is needed.
  • The 54A has a3 percentheavier overall weight than theEdge™ Xtra 54-in. (137-cm)MowerDeck used on previous machines.

Mower wheels areheavy duty:

  • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life.
  • Setting wheels to the correct height for the cutting height quick and easy.

Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on engine lower bearings and mower deck bearings for longer life.

The 54A Mower Deck features a 5/8-in. (16-mm) diameter solid-steel rod side bumper thatprovides extra strength and protection.

Dual-stage E-coat and powder-paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.

Mower blades

Side-discharge blades can be used with the Power Flow system when bagging.

Mulching blades are included with the optional MulchControl system. They can be used for mulching, side discharging, and bagging.

Mower blade use chart

Mode(s) of operation

Mower blade

Side discharging mode only

Side-discharge blade (shipped with mower)

Mulching mode only

Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)

Side discharge and mulching

Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)

Bagging

Either side-discharge or mulching blade

Versatility - easy to change between side discharge, mulch, and bagging modes

The 54A MowerDeck is designed for maximum versatility,providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another:

  • With an optional MulchControl system installed (along with the special mulching blades), changing from mulch mode to side discharge mode or vice versa is done with the simple flip of a lever or touch of an electric switch.
  • The Power Flow rear bagger can be used with MulchControl by simply using the MulchControl lever or electric one-touch switch to move the MulchControl baffle to the side-discharge position.
7-bu (247-L) Power Flow rear bagger

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (28) Optional 7-bu (247-L) rear bagger

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (29) Power Flow blower

An optional7-bu (247-L) rear bagger material collection system (MCS) is available.It provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves:

  • The Power Flow blower and chute are easy to install. The Power Flow blower swings out for easy cleanout and cleanup.
  • The hopper design provides modern styling,great bagging performance, cleaner operation, and easy-to-empty bags:
    • 7-bu (247-L) capacity
    • Easy-to-attachPower Flow blower(ordered separately)
    • Easy-to-attach chute (ordered separately)
    • Air exhaust duct
    • Convenient spring-latch
    • Airflow fill indicator
    • Quik-Tatch mounting
    • Sealed hopper top
    • Loose-knit bags available

Larger 14-bu (493-L) and 19-bu (670-L) MCS are available, in addition to the 7-bu (247-L) MCS, for specific X300 and X500 Series Tractor models.

Four-year or 500-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty is standard

An exclusive 4-year or 500-hour (whichever comes first), single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty* is standard for all John Deere X500 Series Tractors.

  • The warranty is hassle free, with one company handling all the paperwork.
  • Premium features ofX500 Series Tractors allow for this longer warranty period, with more coverage than comparable tractors.

*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.

Four-wheel power steering gives superior maneuverability and trimming ability

Four-wheel steering

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (30) Four-wheel steering versus two-wheel steering

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (31) Four-wheel steer maneuverability

NOTE: In the schematic above, the solid line refers to a four-wheel steer tractor, and the hashed line refers to a two-wheel steer tractor.Four-wheel steering provides very significant maneuverability and trimming advantages over two-wheel-steering equipped tractors (the following numbers correspond to the schematic above):

1. The uncut circle diameter is greatly reduced, eliminating or greatly reducing the need to back up when trimming around trees, shrubs, etc.

  • Cutting inside turns created by landscaping, flower beds, etc. can also be done much more efficiently with a four-wheel-steer equipped tractor.

2.Interference from the mower and tractor wheels is eliminated because they are several inches away from the object being trimmed around.

  • When cutting rectangle-shaped areas,square corners can becut more effectively and efficiently.

3. The outside turning circle is reduced, reducing the time spent turning and increasing mowing efficiency.

Hydraulic power steering

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (32) Power four-wheel steering

Hydraulic power steering is standard equipment to maximize the benefits of four-wheel steering with both tight turns and easy steering:

  • Provides effortless automotive-like control
  • Reduces operator fatigue and increases productivity
  • Offers a tight turningradius foroptimum maneuverability
  • Very easy and efficient trimming around objects
Designed for tight turns

The four-wheel steering system is designed for tight turns, leading to greater mowing efficiency:

  • Caster, camber, and kingpin angles are optimized to reduce effort, especiallywhen going from straight ahead to a turn.

  • Steering geometry has been designed with the use of 3D modeling, so all four tires are working together.

  • Sealed ball bearings are usedat the rear steeringspindles to reduce friction.

  • Small scrub radius, less than 1 in. (2.54 cm)inthe rear, reduces scuffing and bump-steer.

Hydrostatic transaxle has traction assist

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (33) Hydrostatic transaxle

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (34) Piston-type rotating groups

The integrated hydrostatic transaxle (IHT) encloses the hydrostatic pump and motor rotating groups in the same housing with the differential and axle housing:

  • Very efficient piston-type design
  • Fewersealing surfaces to minimize potential for leakage

When combined with the foot controls, the hydrostatic transmission functions similarly to that of an automatic transmission in an automobile, so the term automatic is often used to describe it.

Key features of the drive system are as follows:

  • Large pump and motor rotating groups for long life and efficient operation
  • Full-length axle housings to support heavy loads
  • Twin Touch™ foot control for easy and precise change of speed and direction
  • Internal wet-disk brakes for long life and consistent operation. Brake interlock system that returns the foot control pedals to neutral during panic stops.
  • Return mechanism that closes the freewheeling valve when the brake pedal is depressed to start the engine
  • Replaceable oil filter for extra protection for tractors equipped with hydraulic lift and steering

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (35) Replaceable filter (X580, X584, X590)

Standard cruise control

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (36) Cruise control

Cruise control is standard equipment:

  • Maintains a set tractor ground speed for mowing large areas or whendriving the tractor from one location to another.
  • Convenient, easy-to-use button to activate cruise control function.
  • Release cruise control with brake pedal or forward Twin Touch™ foot pedal
Traction assist (differential lock)

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (37) Traction assist control

Traction assist is standard equipment:

  • Traction assist supplies positive power to both drive wheels for increased traction.
  • Foot-operated traction assist control is convenient for the operator to use, when needed.

MulchControl™ system provides superior mulching performance and rapid conversion

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (38) Lever-action MulchControl lever (shown on 48A mower deck)

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (39) Electric one-touch MulchControl switch

The optional MulchControl system 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:

  • Creates a beautiful looking lawn
  • Smaller grass clippingsdisappear into the lawn canopy
  • Reduces fertilizer needs
  • Grass clippings are not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
  • No need to dispose of bags of clippings
How MulchControl works

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (40) MulchControl baffle open (shown on 48A mower deck)

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (41) MulchControl baffle closed (shown on 48A mower deck)

MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:

  • The MulchControl system includes an adjustable MulchControl baffle near the discharge chute and fixed baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
  • The MulchControl handle, or an electric one-touch actuator, is on top of the mower deck and is used to open and close the MulchControl baffle.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is open, most of the material flows freely out the discharge deflector or into a material collection system.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.

MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

  • For operators who usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
  • For operators who usually side discharge, but would like to close the chute to control clippings in some areas
  • For operators who always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • For operators who collect clippings but want to go farther before emptying the material collection system

MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings.

Electric one-touch MulchControl

Electric one-touch MulchControl systems shift the MulchControl baffle using an electric actuator that is operated by a dash-mounted switch.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (42) Electric one-touch MulchControl switcht

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (43) Electric one-touch MulchControl actuator (shown on 42A mower deck)

Operators can convert between modes without interrupting the mowing process, making it possible to change between modes:

  • When approaching driveways or flower beds where clippings would be undesirable
  • When a breeze blows clippings back onto the operator
  • For side discharge mowing only the areas of the property where grass is too thick for mulching
  • With 48A and 54A Mower Decks, for collecting only the areas of the property where grass is too tall or thick for mulching
MulchControl limitations

While in the side discharge mode, MulchControl still mulches 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 clean­up is desired
  • 42A Mower Deck requires a MulchControl baffle be removed to install the bagger chute

When bagging with MulchControl on a 48A or 54A mower deck, the MulchControl baffle can be opened or closed with the Power Flow™ blower installed. The Power Flow blower runs without material when the baffle is closed.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (44) Rear baffle (A) must be removed for bagging with MulchControl with 42A mower decks

When bagging with MulchControl on a 42A mower deck, the cut-and-throw rear bagger can be used with the MulchControl blades. However, the rear MulchControl baffle (A) needs to be removed to install the bagger chute. The baffle is held in place with two carriage bolts. To return to mulching, the chute needs to be removed and the baffle replaced.

MulchControl compatibility

Each MulchControl system is an optional field-installed attachment and includes everything needed: baffles, mulch blades, a handle (lever action attachments) or an actuator, wiring, and switches (electric one-touch attachments).

Lever-action MulchControl attachments
Attachment Description Applications
BUC10704 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep MulchControl (lever action) Model year 2016 and newer X300 Series Tractors, Z300 Series ZTrak™ Mowers
BUC10705 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep MulchControl (lever action) S240 Lawn Tractor, model year 2016 and newer X300 and X500 Series Tractors, Z300 and Z500 Series ZTrak Mowers
BUC10706 54-in. (137-cm) Accel Deep MulchControl (lever action) Model year 2016 and newer X300 and X500 Series Tractors, Z300 and Z500 Series ZTrak Mowers
Electric one-touch MulchControl attachments
Attachment Description Applications
BUC10164 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep electric one-touch MulchControl Model year 2016 and newer X300 Series Tractors*
BUC10165 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep electric one-touch MulchControl Model year 2016 and newer X300 and X500 Series Tractors*
BUC10166 54-in. (137-cm) Accel Deep electric one-touch MulchControl Model year 2016 and newer X300 and X500 Series Tractors*

*NOTE: Model year 2016-2017 X300 and X500 Series Tractors (X300 serial number 10,001-50,000 and X500 serial number 110,001-130,000) require replacing the tractor wiring harness and dash panel to use an electric MulchControl attachment.

(Video) 2021 X590 John Deere Lawn Tractor CUTTING and Mowing GRASS

Snow removal is a strength of lawn tractors

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (45) X590 Tractor shown with optional front blade and weather enclosure

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (46) X590 Tractor shown with optional snow blower and weather enclosure

An advantage of lawn tractors is their ability to use attachments for snow removal. Lawn tractor owners can add a John Deere snow blower or front blade to make quick work of moving snow whenever the need arises. Weather enclosure and tire-chain attachments add comfort and performance.

Equipment available for snow removal includes:

  • 44-in. (112-cm) Snow Blower for X570 Tractor
  • 47-in. (119-cm) Snow Blower for X580, X584, and X590 Tractors
  • 48-in. (122-cm) Front Blade
  • Tire chains or TerraGrip traction belts
  • Weather enclosure
  • Weights

Control and display functions are easy to identify and convenient to use

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (47) Controls and gauges (steering wheel removed)

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (48) Dash (X590 Tractor shown with switch on to show display)

Controls

The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling and ergonomic controls for easy use:

  • Controls are color-coded for easy identification by the operator.
  • Controls are logically placed and easy to reach.
  • The power take-off (PTO) switch allows the operator to get fingers underneath it, like a T-handle, to pull up for easy activation.
  • The reverse implement option (RIO) switch is a yellow button.
  • The latch control on foot-lift models and hydraulic-lift control on power-lift models and the park brake latch are pivot levers for low effort.
  • Cruise control activation is handled by an automotive-style button.
  • Separate engine speed and choke controls make starting and warming up the engine easier in cold weather.
    • The choke lever is spring loaded to eliminate the chance that the tractor will be unintentionally operated with the choke partially closed.
  • Functional design of the throttle and choke controls provides good appearance and a comfortable feel.
Display panel

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (49) Display panel

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (50) Display panel illustration with descriptions

Instrument display has the look and feel of a modern automobile. A power-up sequence cycles lights and gauges to indicate they are working:

  • Display features dark-cockpit design to minimize operator distractions.
  • Display is back lit for night visibility.
    • Night visibility is especially useful with snow blower use.
  • Hour meter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
  • Electronic fuel gauge provides real-time fuel level information.
  • A tachometer graphically displays engine speed.
    • Target-zone graphics inform the operator of the engine speed range to use for best cut quality.
  • An indicator tells the operator when the PTO is operating.
  • Bright caution and stop lights capture the operator's attention when important information is on the instrument cluster.
    • Damage can be prevented and repair costs can be reduced by addressing problems early.
  • Operators are advised of what the problem is if they attempt to operate the mower with unsatisfied PTO, seat, or park brake interlocks.
    • The indicators are also useful to identify the reasons the PTO or engine may have shut off when an interlock is unsatisfied.
  • Operators are advised if battery voltage is low, normal, or excessive.
  • The service indicator light illuminates to indicate a diagnostic error code is stored.
    • On-board diagnostics provides trouble codes for use by trained technicians.
      • For example, a technician can test switch functionality and circuit continuity without tools.
Twin Touch™ foot control

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (51) Twin Touch foot control

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (52) Cruise control

Twin Touchfoot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:

  • Automotive-type accelerator control ensures easy operation.
  • Operator can change direction without lifting foot off the platform.
  • Large pedal surface gives superior operator comfort.
Cruise control

Cruise control is standard equipment:

  • To engage, push the cruise-control buttonand hold until the foot is removed from the forward pedal.
  • For emergency stop, the cruise control can be releasedby pushing on thebrake pedal or the forward pedal.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (53) Lift-spring decals and bolt

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (54) Lift-assist spring decal

A lift-assist spring is provided on the tractor to minimize lift effort:

  • Lift effort can be easily adjusted by just turning a bolt located on the tractor front bumper for optimum performance, depending on the equipment used (mower, front blade, etc.).

  • Decals on the outside of the tractor frame indicate appropriate adjustment.

  • The mower will not be inadvertently locked in the raised position when mowing through ditches.

  • When installing or removing a mower or front equipment raised by the foot-lift system, spring tension may be removed from the connection points.

    • Pull rearward on the lift pedal and raise the lift latch to hold the pedal in the rearward position.

Mower deck height adjustment

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (55) Cut height adjusting knob

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (56) Onboard mower adjusting gauge and wrench

A rotary dial knob makes adjusting the mower cut height quick and easy:

  • Mower cut height can be adjusted in 0.25-in. (6.4-mm) increments from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm).
  • Mower deck returns to the same preset height each time it is lowered.
  • Onboard deck-leveling gauge and Exact Adjust tool conveniently located in the storage compartment under the seat
    • Used in conjunction with Exact Adjust ports for easy and accurate leveling of the mower deck for optimum mowing performance

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (57) Deck-leveling gauge placed under deck

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (58) Exact Adjust tool is used to level mower deck

Storage for the onboard deck-leveling gauge and the Exact Adjust tool is provided in the storage tray under the tractor’s seat:

  • Exact Adjust ports allow for easy and accurate leveling of the mower deck for optimum mowing performance.

Deck-leveling gauge is placed at the appropriate location under the left rear, right rear, and front of the mower deck as the cut height is adjusted using the Exact Adjust tool and front draft arm adjusting nuts.

Foot pedal lift system (X570)

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (59) Foot pedal lift system (X570)

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (60) Foot-lift latch control

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Pushing with the foot to raise the mower or implement is less strenuous for many operators:

  • Easy-to-use raised-position lock operates similarly to the park brake lock.
  • Foot pedal is out of the way and not likely to catch on bushes and tree limbs when mowing.
  • Mower deck returns to the same preset height each time it is lowered.
Convenient hydraulic lift (X580, X584, X590)

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (61) Hydraulic lift lever (X580, X584, X590)

Convenient hydraulic lift lever makes raising and lowering the mower or implement easy:

  • The hydraulic lift control lever is positioned on the dash near the steering wheel.
  • Hydraulic lift provides quick, easy, and precise fingertip control of equipment.
  • Implement float is built into the lift linkage.
Parking brake control

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (62) Parking brake

Depressing thebrake pedal applies force to internal wet-disk brake (which providesexcellent durability and long life) for safe stopping.

Parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access; holds brake pedal securely in locked position.

Electric PTO clutch is easy and convenient to use

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (63) Electric PTO switch

Theheavy-duty electric PTO clutch is operated with a convenient dash-mounted switch.

Heavy-duty PTO clutch

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (64) PTO clutch

The PTO clutch is designed to operate through many on/off cycles.

RIO

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (65) Reverse implement switch

Using RIO

CAUTION:Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward:

  • Carefully check the area around the machine.
  • Disengage the mower before backing up.

NOTE: Operating the mower while backing up is strongly discouraged. RIO should be used only when operating another attachment or when the operator deems it necessary to reposition the machine with the mower engaged.

  1. Stop forward travel. Allow attachment to run.
  2. Look down and behind the machine to be sure that there are no bystanders.
  3. Push and hold in thereverse implementswitch while depressing the reverse pedal slightly.
    NOTE: If the attachment stops while positioning the machine, return mower engagement (PTO) switch to off position. Repeat this procedure from the beginning.
  4. Release the reverse implement switch and reposition the machine as the machine begins to move rearward.
  5. Resume forward travel. The attachment should continue operating.
  6. Repeat procedure to position the machine again.

Frame is formed from thick steel and welded for reliability

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (66) Heavy-duty welded frame

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (67) Front bumper/weight bracket

The frame is made of heavy-duty formed and welded steel, reinforced in critical areas for even greater strength:

  • Frame is formed from 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.66-mm) thick material.
  • Front bumper and hitch plate are formed from 0.25-in. (6.4-mm) steel and complete the frame assembly.
  • Front bumper can support up to four 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weights.
  • Rear hitch plate can support up to four 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weights.
    • X584 requires an optional rear weight bracket.
Optional Quik-Tatch weights

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (68) Shown with four optional 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weights

The front bumper holds up to four 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weights.

Front axle and wheel spindles are heavy duty

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (69) Cast-iron front axle

The front axle ismade of nodular cast iron:

  • Strong and shock resistant
  • Will not yield under heavy loads or impact

Replaceable bushings are used at the center axle pivot and steering spindles:

  • Provide excellent wear resistance
  • Grease cavity between bushings maintains lubrication and easy steering between greasings
  • Easy-to-service grease fittings at each spindle
Front steering spindles

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (70) Steering spindle (X570 shown)

Thefront steering spindles are strongfor long life:

  • Have the strength to handle heavy implements
    • 0.75-in. (19-mm) steering spindle diameter (X570)
    • 1-in. (25.4-mm) steering spindle diameter (X580, X584, X590)
  • Provide long life at bearing surfaces
    • 0.75-in. (19-mm) diameter front wheel bearings (X570)
    • 1-in. (25.4-mm) diameter front wheel bearings (X580, X584, X590)
  • Sealed precision ball bearings at front wheels ensure long life and are maintenance free
Rear equipment-mounting system is heavy-duty and easy to use

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (71) Rear equipment mounting system

A heavy-duty equipment mountingsystem is used:

  • Includesstrong frame mounts with a combination of mounting holes in the tractor hitch plate that accept pins or shoulder bolts to support heavy rear-mounted equipment.
  • Easily attach optional equipment to the tractor
  • Can bear the load of heavy rear-mounted equipment, such as material collection systems

Modern styling is eye-appealing and functional

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (72) Attractive styling

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (73) Side-hood vents

Smooth, rounded contours present a modern, styled appearance:

  • Hood styling incorporates efficient full-length air-intake louvers on each side.
    • Cooler engine operation
    • Lower operator station sound levels
  • Hot air is vented out the front grill, away from the operator.
  • The fully enclosed hood is made of molded-in-color material.
    • Reduces sound
    • Will not rust or dent
  • Distinctive grille and large, one-piece fender deck complete the styling package.
Versatility and premium features for great performance with larger equipment

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (74) X590 with 47-in. (119-cm) Snow Blower

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (75) X590 Tractor with 54-in. (137-cm) Accel Deep™ Mower Deck

Premium features ensure the versatility of X500 Series Tractors:

  • Heavy-duty welded-steel frame with integrated rear weight bracket
  • Integrated front weight bracket (X580, X584, X590)
  • Air-cooled John Deere iTorquepower system
  • Differential lock
  • Convenient foot-pedal lift system (X570) or easy-to-use hydraulic lift (X580, X584, X590)
  • Low-effort manual steering (X570) or power steering(X580, X584, X590)
  • Five-position tilt steering wheel (X584, X590)
  • Heavy-duty all-purpose (HDAP) rear tires (X580, X590)
  • Accel Deep Mower Decks with optional MulchControl™ system
Two headlights give excellent visibility

Headlights are standard equipment.

High-quality headlights make evening work easier and safer:

  • Two 27-W bulbs provide excellent lighting for improved visibility during evening operation.
  • A headlight position on the ignition switch makes it easy to operate the headlights.
  • Headlights are designed to provide an optimum lighting pattern for mowing and snow removal.

Operator station is comfortable and convenient

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (77) Dash controls are color coded for identification

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (78) Automotive-like dash display

The operator station is designed for operator comfort and convenience in operating all controls. The controls are easy to use and colorcoded for quick identification.

Comfortable seats

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (79) 15-in. (38-cm) open-back seat (X570)

The 15-in. (38-cm) open-back seat(X570) features distinctive styling andis designed for comfort:

  • Seat travel of 6.6 in. (17 cm) with 15 positions allows the operator to be seated comfortably and easily operate the controls. Seat can be easily adjusted fore and aft by the operator while sitting on the seat.
  • Open-back design allows air circulation to keep the operator's back cool and dry for a more comfortable ride.
  • Graspat thetop of theseat is conveniently located for use when tilting theseat up to protect it from the weather.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (80) Comfortable cut-and-sewn seat

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (81) Comfortable cut-and-sewn seat with optional armrests

The 21-in. (53-cm) high-back cut-and-sewn seat (X580, X584, X590) delivers a comfortable, smooth ride and excellent support for the operator:

  • A smoother, more comfortable ride results from the use of more foam than in a form-in-place seat and more side-bolstering to stabilize the operator on uneven terrain.
  • Improved visual appeal is provided by the thicker cushion, additional bolstering in the seat and back, and an embroidered John Deere logo that makes this upscale seat look as good as it feels.
  • Long-term pliability and less chance of cracking are advantages of the cut-and-sewn process, which does not require heating during the manufacturing process and gives a more uniform vinyl thickness.
  • Additional operator support and comfort is available with optional BM23761 armrests.
  • Reduced cost of repair, should the seat cover be damaged, is available with a replaceable seat cover available from Parts.
Adjustable seat suspension

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (82) Seat suspension with springs in rear position

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X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (83) Seat suspension with springs in forward position

The seat suspension is easily adjusted to make most any operator comfortable:

  • 6.6in. (17 cm) of seat travel allows theoperator to be seated comfortably and operate the controls easily.
  • Seat can be easily adjusted fore and aft by the operator while sitting on the seat (15 positions).
  • Seat features a suspension that is easily adjusted for the operator's weight and height.
    • Springs provide a smooth ride and will not bottom out.
    • Spring position is adjustable for the operator's weight.
  • Seat tilts forward to keep the seating surface out of the weather.
    • Tilting the seat forward keeps moisture and the sun off the seat cushion for greater operator comfort.
  • Tool tray is designed into the seat base
    • Can be used to store gloves, small tools, etc.
    • Provides storage location for Exact Adjust tool and deck-leveling gauge
Optional 21-in. (53-cm) professional two-piece seat, four-bar suspension, and slide

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (84) 21-in. (53-cm) professional two-piece seat

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (85) Convenient tilt-back feature

The optional 21-in. (53-cm) professional two-piece seat, four-bar suspension, and slideshipped on Signature Series X700 Tractors is available as an upgrade seat and suspensionfor all X500 Multi-Terrain Tractors (model year 2006-). Key selling features for this seat include:

  • Thick seat cushion for lasting comfort, even after a full day of use
  • Back of seat can be angled to maximize operator comfort
    • Convenient lever on the side of the seat unlocksback of seat to allow positioning
  • Four-bar suspension and slide are included for extra comfort and bolt to the tractor's fender-deck mounting holes
  • Standard armrests are included to increase operator support and comfort, thus reducing fatigue and improving productivity, especially when mowing for extended periods of time. Armrests are adjustable to suit the operator.
Tilt steering wheel (X584, X590)

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (86) Tilt steering wheel (lowest position)

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (87) Tilt steering wheel (highest position)

  • Five steering-wheel positions allow the operator to select the most comfortable setting (X584, X590).
Rubber foot pads

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (88) Rubber foot pads

Rubber foot pads make the operator more comfortable:

  • Help insulate operator's feet from vibration
  • Attractive styling
  • Long-lasting wear surface
  • Reduce chance of slippage, even with wet surface

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (89) Cup holder, toolbox, and fender handle

A cup holder and covered toolbox are conveniently located on thefender next to the operator's seat.

Handles on each fender are useful when getting on and off the tractor.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (90) Standard 12-V outlet

A 12-V outlet is standard equipment and provides a convenient plug-in for electrical equipment.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (91) Illustration of fast connector location

A mid-vehicle 12-V fast connector, located under the tractor’s fuse box, is included as standard equipment to reduce initial installation time for some attachments that operate on 12-V power from the tractor:

  • The four-cavity connector includes battery, ground, and key switch terminals and is turned on and off with the ignition switch.

Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (92) One-piece hood is easy to open

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (93) Service interval decal located under hood

The one-piece hood opens easily to permit checking and servicing the engine:

  • Important service points are located within easy reach.
  • A service-interval decal is provided inside the tractor hood for convenience when servicing the tractor.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (94) Easy-to-service engine fuel and oil filters

The engine fuel and oil filters, the oil check/fill tube, and the oil draintube are exposed for serviceability when the hood is opened.

Quick response (QR) codes link to owner information web pages

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (95) Example product identification number (PIN) label with QR code

John Deere riding lawn mowers are supported by owner information web pages that include links to:

  • Safety and how-to videos
  • Operator’s manuals
  • Parts catalog
  • Maintenance reminder sheets
  • Attachments
  • Warranty statements

To speed access to owner information web pages, a QR code is printed onto a PIN label located under the hood on the trim side of the steering pedestal. Since each vehicle model has its own web page, the links are specific to the owner’s model. The QR code also includes the vehicle’s unique PIN which allows for additional customization of the owner information web page in the future.

Exact Adjust ports and onboard deck-leveling tools make precise deck adjustments easy

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (96) Deck-leveling gauge and hex adjusting tool stored under tractor seat

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (97) Exact Adjust access holes

A mower deck must be level side-to-side and properly adjusted front-to-rear to givethe bestcutting performance.A removable onboard deck-leveling gauge and a hex-key tool are provided to make adjustment easy. They are securely stored under the tractor seat.

Exact Adjust leveling ports are provided on each side of the operator platform abovethe mower-level adjusting bolts. With the hex-shapedtool, theyprovideconvenient access toallow quick and easy adjustment of the mower forthe best-cut quality of cut.

The Exact Adjust feature is standard on all Select Series™ X300 and X500 Tractors:

  • There is no need to reach under the fender deck while making the mower-level adjustment.
  • Onboard deck-leveling gauge, Exact Adjust ports, and the hex tool work together.
    • Level the mower deck side to side
    • Set the correct amount of rake (front-to-back deck orientation)
    • Calibrate the cutting height to the cut-height adjusting knob setting
  • Exact Adjust simplifies leveling the mower deck if equipped with a Power Flow™ blower.
    • To give the best cut, mower level should be adjusted if alternately mowing with and without blower installed. The Exact Adjust feature makes this easy.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (98) Deck-leveling tool placed under deck

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (99) Using included ball-hex tool to level mower deck

Consult the operator's manual for the correct adjusting procedures for each tractor model. Basic adjusting steps to properly level the mower deck include:

  • Park the tractor on a level surface.
  • Inflate tires to the correct pressure.
  • Consult the label for the cutting-height knob that is located on the console of the machine. This label shows deck-leveling position and location of deck-leveling adjustment points.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (100) Cut height adjusting knob

  • Set mower cutting-height knob to the correct deck-leveling position.
  • Adjust mower wheels as necessary so they do not contact the ground surface.
  • Remove the onboard deck-leveling gauge that islocated under the seat.
  • Using the Exact Adjust ports and tool, adjust mower deck side-to-side level so the deck-leveling gauge just slips under the left and right lower deck rim at the designated adjustment points. The location of adjustment points will vary slightly between decks.
    • Left- and right-rearadjustment points areunder the deck rim near the rear mower wheels, if equipped.
  • Adjust mower deck front-to-back level, if necessary.
    • Loosen rear nuts equally on each side of front lift rod.
    • Turn front nut equally on each side clockwise to raise front of mower or counterclockwise to lower it until gauge just slips under the front adjustment point.
    • Tighten rear nuts after adjustment is complete.
  • Return the gauge to its storage position.

NOTE: The adjusting tool supplied with the tractor is an 8-mm ball-hex key, part number M162737. The rounded end allows for some misalignment with the bolt as the deck is adjusted.

Help maintain your mower and lawn with the MowerPlus™ app and connector

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (101) MowerPlus home screen

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (102) MowerPlus maintenance screen

Overview

Keep a mower running its best and know how it mows with the John Deere MowerPlus app. Simply scan the mower’s barcode to get custom information about the mower.

Benefits
  • Engine hours, fuel level, and battery health (as compatible)
  • Mowing history with time, distance, area, and speed
  • Current day and five-day weather forecast based on location
  • Walk-through setup guides
  • Expert mowing tips
  • Useful attachments for future purchase
  • Periodic maintenance reminders
  • Safety instructions

To download the free MowerPlus app, visit the Apple® App Store®orGoogle Play™ store.

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (103) MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector

X584, 54-in. Deck | X500 Select Series Lawn Tractor (104) MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector, with a phone

Three MowerPlus connectors are available to transmit vehicle information to the MowerPlus app.

BUC10510 MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector is for use with:

  • Model year 2003 to 2020 100 Series Tractors, including all models with an E, D, LA, or L prefix
  • Model year 2015 to 2020 S240 Tractors (serial number -880,000)
  • S100, S110, S140, and S220 Tractors

BUC10929 MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector is for use with:

  • All S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180 Tractors
  • Model year 2021 and newer S240 Tractors (serial number 880,001-)
  • Model year 2021 and newer Z515E, Z530M, Z530R, and Z545R (serial number 010,001-)

BUC10537 MowerPlus Smart Connector is for use with:

  • Model year 2016 and newer Select Series X300 and X500 Tractors

All the MowerPlus connectors transmit engine hour information to the app, making it easy to track maintenance intervals. The MowerPlus Smart Connector and MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector also transmit the fuel level.

MowerPlus connectors require the MowerPlus app on a mobile device to use. The John Deere MowerPlus app and operating system requirements can be found in the mobile device’s app store. The MowerPlus app is only available in the English language, and it is not available in all countries. BUC10510 MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector requires iOS® version 10 or higher and is not compatible with Android™ operating systems.

Apple and App Store are trademarks of Apple, Inc. Google Play and Android are trademarks of Google LLC. iOS is a trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. used under license by Apple Inc.

Additional details

MowerPlus connectors (sold separately)

(Video) How To Level A Mower Deck | John Deere X300 & X500 Lawn Tractor Maintenance

FAQs

Does the John Deere x584 have power steering? ›

Four-wheel power steering gives superior maneuverability and trimming ability.

What do the numbers on the side of a tractor mean? ›

Decal. The tractor model numbers are comprised of four positions. The first number designates the family while the next three numbers represent the approximate engine horsepower. The fifth and sixth positions are represented by a letter. The first letter indicates the level of capability or price a tractor has.

How often should I level my mower deck? ›

Common Tags

As a general rule, you'll want to level your mowing deck one to two times per season and additionally after coming into contact with obstructions like curbs, particularly if it's been a forceful bump.

What does R Series mean in John Deere? ›

If you see just “John Deere,” the “r” is part of the name of the gentleman who established the company. If you see an “R” in a circle next to the name, “John Deere®,” it signifies that “John Deere” is a registered trademark.

Why are John Deere tractors green and yellow? ›

John Deere's wife chose green for the growing crops and yellow for the harvest ready crops.

Should mower deck wheels touch the ground? ›

Mower deck gauge wheels should be properly adjusted to prevent scalping grass on uneven terrain. The bottom of the wheels should sit approximately 1/8-1/2 of an inch from the ground, depending on your cutting height.

Should back wheels be higher on lawn mower? ›

Pushing. The mower's larger rear wheels allow it to be pushed easier than smaller wheels. The rear wheels are also easier to use on hard ground as smaller wheels do not have as much pushing power as larger wheels.

What level should I set my mower to? ›

Always Mow at 3 Inches or Taller

Often the highest setting on most mower types is 3 inches. Mowing the grass at 3 inches or taller will prevent diseases, promote deep digging roots, help the grass conserve water, improve turf density, and improve turf color.

How much PTO HP do I need? ›

Remember, you need to match the tractor to the job you want to do. If you want to operate a five-foot cutter (shredder), a good rule of thumb is 20 PTO horsepower (not engine horsepower). A six-foot cutter requires roughly 30 PTO horsepower.

What is the difference between engine hp and PTO hp? ›

There are two types of horsepower in a tractor: Engine Horsepower and PTO (Power-take-off) Horsepower. Engine horsepower indicates the power that an engine produces. And PTO Hp refers to the amount of power available to run the various implements.

How can you tell if a tractor is left or right? ›

Just as with an automobile, the left and right sides are always determined from the operator's normal operating position while using the equipment. EXAMPLE: On a tractor, the left and right sides would be defined from the person as they would be sitting in the operator's seat while facing forward.

Should a mower deck be higher in the front or back? ›

Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the mower model. In any case, the front of the deck should be pitched lower than the deck rear. Be careful not to pitch too much that you start scalping lawns.

Should mower deck be lower in front or back? ›

Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the type of mower. In any case, the front of the deck needs to be pitched lower than the deck rear, but don't pitch too much because deck pitch that's too steep can scalp lawns.

Is it OK to tip a lawn mower on its side? ›

Although it is not the recommended way of tilting your riding lawn mower, you can tilt it on its side. Just make sure that you are tilting it on the correct side to prevent damage to your lawn mower.

What John Deere series is the best? ›

  • BEST OVERALL: John Deere S140 Lawn Tractor.
  • BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: John Deere E120 Lawn Tractor.
  • BEST FOR MOST YARDS: John Deere S120 Lawn Tractor.
  • BEST EASE OF OPERATION: John Deere S130 Lawn Tractor.
  • BEST FOR MID-LARGE YARDS: John Deere S160 Lawn Tractor.
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What year did John Deere bring out the R Series? ›

As the first John Deere diesel-powered tractor, the Model R changed the face of John Deere agricultural machinery forever. For more than 10 years, the engineers at Deere researched and developed the John Deere Model R until it was released in 1949 at a selling price of $3,700.

What was the most popular John Deere model ever sold? ›

John Deere 4020

Arguably the most popular and legendary tractor in Deere's “New Generation” series, the 4020 was produced from 1963 until 1972.

What is the most common tractor color? ›

Everything done was done for a reason, even the colors chosen for farm equipment. Many folks are familiar with the bright red color of tractors manufactured in the 1930s, but most people are not aware that even the color red was specifically chosen for a reason.

Are New Holland tractors better than John Deere? ›

While New Holland is favored in traditional farm work, the John Deere tends to get used more in heavy work focus. John Deere is great for hay baling and mowing. Plus, it tends to run the gamut of accomplishing light farm work. It also leads to plowing and digging work more than the New Holland.

What is John Deere green called? ›

The official John Deere colors are John Deere green, John Deere yellow and black. We recommend using the John Deere color palette for personal projects and in the case of commercial use to visit the company website.
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John Deere color codes: RGB, CMYK, Pantone, Hex.
John Deere GreenHex color:#367C2B
RGB:54 124 43
CMYK:65 0 100 42
Pantone:PMS 364 C

Why does my mower deck leave a strip of grass? ›

Dull or Damaged Blades

Rows or streaks of uncut grass in your lawn may be the result of your lawnmower's cutting blades being dull or otherwise damaged. Dull blades are the result of normal wear and tear from mowing. The blades can be sharpened with a bench grinder by you or a professional.

Why does my mower leave a strip of grass in the middle? ›

One of the main reasons that a lawn mower leaves clumps of grass is due to a defective or improperly positioned cutting blade. If you start noticing uncut grass while mowing, the first thing you should do is troubleshoot the blades to see if they are nicked, curled, or blunted.

What keeps grass from sticking under mower deck? ›

To stop grass buildup under a lawn mower deck, spray the underside with non-stick cooking spray or rub vegetable oil on it. When you can get to a store, buy a graphite, silicone, or Teflon spray, and apply it to the underside. Be sure you start with a clean, dry deck before using these products!

Should mower blades be tight or loose? ›

Generally speaking, the blade should be tight enough so that it doesn't move around on its own, but you should be able to move with your hand by applying some pressure. The manufacturer should provide a proper tightening level expressed in foot-pounds, commonly found in the mower's manual.

Why should you not pull a mower backwards? ›

Simply, put, your mower will not perform as well when mowing in reverse. There are a number of reasons for this. One of the most immediately noticeable problems is that the grass will not get discharged underneath the deck. The cut is irregular, since mowing backwards means that the blades are running in reverse.

Which way should you not tip a lawnmower? ›

When you tilt your mower up, this side (the one with the air filter and carb) needs to be facing upward. That's very, very important. If the carb is facing downward, oil will make its way out of the breather tube that connects the crankcase and the air box, and you'll end up with oil everywhere.

Should I cut my grass at 3 inches? ›

Ideally, keep your grass 3+ inches tall for most of the season. In extreme heat, consider leaving your lawn 4 inches tall for maximum resistance. In the fall, consider cutting to 2 inches high, as no new weeds come up at that time, to faciliate fall clean-up.

What is the best height for mowing grass? ›

Taller grass also shades the ground, slowing weed growth and water loss from the soil. The ideal length of your lawn depends on your climate, but most experts agree you should keep your grass between 2 1/2 inches to three inches long, with the last cut of the season remaining the same.

Is 4 inches too tall for grass? ›

Mow your cool season grass to 3 or 3.5 inches in summer, or up to 4 inches for tall fescue and perennial ryegrass. Warm season grasses should round out at about 2 to 2.5 inches.

What is a good PTO amount? ›

The average PTO rate is 10 days a year for private-sector employees who have worked for their company for at least one year. Note that this figure does not include sick days or paid holidays, which account for another 7-8 days of paid time off, on average.

What size tractor do I need for 20 acres? ›

What tractor size do I need for 10-20 acres? The John Deere 4 Series compact utility tractors, mainly one of the 4052 or 4066 models, are a great workhorse if your property is 10-20 acres. With this size of property, something with a horsepower of 45+ is going to be ideal for the workload.

How many hours of PTO is normal? ›

How Much Is Average for PTO? Ten (10) days is the average number of PTO for private sector employees who have completed one year of service, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This number, rounded to the nearest whole number (it's actually 9.7 days), does not include sick days or paid holidays.

Is higher or lower HP better? ›

Horsepower refers to how much power your engine can produce in a certain amount of time. So, the more horsepower that your engine has, the faster you will be able to go.

Is higher or lower horsepower better? ›

The more horsepower, the faster and quicker the car. For example, most formula one race cars can rev up to 18,000 RPM, and hence their horsepower is extremely high. Today the term horsepower is widely used in motor racing to describe power and performance: “the greater the horsepower, the greater the performance."

Is higher HP better? ›

Horsepower is the maximum power available to a vehicle. In theory, the higher the number, the more power is sent to the wheels and the faster it will go. This is why you see some sports cars with astonishingly high horsepower figures.

Why do tractors rollover sideways? ›

Some causes of side rollovers include: Driving too fast when turning on a curve. Driving too close to an incline, embankment, or a ditch. Driving the tractor with a loaded front-end loader in the raised position.

What does the orange triangle on a tractor mean? ›

Slow Moving Vehicle - A reflective orange triangle on the rear of a vehicle means it is traveling less than 25 mph. You may see this decal on construction equipment, in rural areas on farm vehicles or horse drawn. wagons or carriages.

Can you turn a riding mower on its side to work on it? ›

Simply take a few safety precautions (such as disconnecting the spark plug), turn the mower onto its side, and start working. Good luck turning a riding lawn mower onto its side, however. These heavy-duty machines weigh hundreds of pounds. You can seriously injure yourself or damage the mower if you do it incorrectly.

How far off the ground should a mower deck be? ›

3 Inches or Taller is (Usually) the Best Setting

I recommend that most people increase the mower height to a minimum of 3-inches from the middle of April through September. Depending on your mower, this might be its highest setting.

Is it easier to push or pull a lawn mower at an angle? ›

In case of pull, F sinθ acts in vertically upward direction which decreases the normal reaction and hence force of friction decreases. Since in case of pull, force of friction is less than that in the case of push, hence it is easy to pull than to push.

Should mower blades face up or down? ›

The wings on lawn mower blades are always designed to point up toward the lawn mower's cutting deck. The same is true for the more extensive wings on mulching blades. If your lawn mower blade has wings, those wings should point toward the lawn mower and away from the grass.

Should mower deck wheels touch the ground when mowing? ›

Mower deck gauge wheels should be properly adjusted to prevent scalping grass on uneven terrain. The bottom of the wheels should sit approximately 1/8-1/2 of an inch from the ground, depending on your cutting height.

Is a bigger mower deck better? ›

The wider the strip of grass a cutting deck mows in one pass, the less time you'll spend mowing. One mower manufacturer estimates that a 42-inch deck mounted on a standard garden tractor can mow 1 acre of lawn in about one hour. If you mow that same lawn with a 46-inch deck, you'll reduce the time by 10 percent.

What should you not do with a lawn mower? ›

Never cut grass when it is wet or damp. Never allow children under age 12 to operate a push mower or those under 16 to drive a riding mower. Keep children off the lawn while mowing, and never have a passenger on your riding mower, especially a child. Do not pull a mower backward or ride it in reverse unless necessary.

Can I leave gas in my lawn mower over the winter? ›

If you keep your mower in the basement during the winter, you should remove the fuel regardless of how much is left because storing it inside could be a fire hazard. If there's only a little fuel left after the last mow of the season, your best bet is to run the tank dry.

Do John Deere Gators have power steering? ›

Operators will also appreciate the upgraded automotive-style power steering on the Gator XUV M and R models, which provide smoother steering and better control on all terrains.

Does the John Deere X330 have power steering? ›

Both the John Deere X330 and X350 have a pinion steering system on-board that allows operators to take full control and steer with precision.

Does X590 John Deere have power steering? ›

Take ease of use to the next level – the John Deere X590 Ride On Mower features power steering for effortless control.

Does the John Deere X340 have power steering? ›

The X340 had the most horsepower and the largest deck of the Deere Select X300 series although it was not the top tractor in the series because the X340 had manual steering and lift.

Are John Deere Gators good in snow? ›

Gator XUVs can easily maneuver in tight spots that are difficult to plow with a full-size pickup. Gators also offer more muscle than ATVs. And John Deere's wide selection of hard-working XUVs offers a variety of cabs and climate control systems guaranteed to keep you warm and dry while putting snow in its place.

Are John Deere Gators fast? ›

Delivers quick acceleration and provides a top speed of more than 77 km/h (48 mph) The Gator™ XUV590E and XUV590M Crossover Series Utility Vehicle is powered by a 586-cc (35.8-cu in.), inline twin-cylinder, electronic fuel-injected (EFI) gasoline engine.

Can you drive a John Deere Gator on the road? ›

Do Most UTVs Come with Street Legal Features? Fortunately, for the exhaustive list of states above, most UTVs, including the various models of John Deere Gators, come with all of the necessary requirements for them to be street legal.

How fast does a John Deere X330 go? ›

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SPECSJohn Deere X330
Key Specs - Transaxle typeK46 hydrostatic integrated with transaxle
Transaxle - Forward speed0-5.5 mph 0-8.9 km/h
Dimensions - Overall length72 in. 182.9 cm
Dimensions - Width with mower50.5 in. 128 cm
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What brand engine does the John Deere X330 have? ›

Briggs & Stratton

What engine is in the X330? ›

V-Twin Engine

How much weight can a John Deere X590 pull? ›

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Key Specs:
Equipment mountingYes, heavy duty
Maximum towing capacity800 lb 363 kg
Steering:
TypePower, hydraulic
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What does a John Deere X590 cost? ›

$10,299. X590 Lawn Tractor 25.5-hp (19.0 kW)* iTorque™ Power System 54-in. (137 cm) Accel Deep™ Deck, compatible with optional MulchControl™ kit with one-touch technology Electronic throttle control and power two-wheel steer 4 year/500 hour bumper-to-bumper warranty Zero percent financing options are available!

What year did John Deere start making the X590? ›

In Spring 2015, John Deere announced that it would be adding to its residential mowing lineup, including the John Deere X590 model to make the job easier for homeowners.

What does E series mean in John Deere? ›

E = Economy tractors.

What is the difference between M and R series John Deere? ›

There are 3 classes of John Deere tractors. E is the economy version, M is is the moderate version and R is the high end version. It amounts to how many bells and whistles are on the tractor.

What does the E on John Deere mean? ›

5 - This first number lets you know it is part of the 5 Series family and is the smallest full-size utility tractor frame John Deere makes. 090 - These three numbers indicate that the approximate engine power is 90 HP. E - This letter lets you know it is a basic tractor with few extra features.

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