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  • Important advantages for superior mowing performance and equipment versatility
    X710 Tractor mowingX710 Tractor mowing
    X754 Tractor mowingX754 Tractor mowing

    X700 Signature Series Tractors offer these important performance advantages:

    • Heavy-duty robotically welded frame for the strength to operate a wide variety of equipment
    • Plenty of engine horsepower and torque to operate larger equipment 
    • Electronic fuel injection (X730, X734, X738, X739)
      • Fast and sure starts
      • Better fuel economy than carbureted engines
      • Reduced emissions
    • Diesel models (X750, X754, X758)
      • Increased durability
      • Improved fuel economy
      • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Final Tier 4 compliant
    • Easy-to-operate Twin Touch™ foot-controlled hydrostatic transmission
    • Power steering for quick, precise control
    • Four-wheel drive for optimum traction in any use and ground condition (X738 and X758)
    • Four-wheel steering for unsurpassed trimming ability (X734 and X754)
    • Full-time four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering for unsurpassed traction, maneuverability, and trimming ability (X739) 
    • Differential lock for increased traction control
    • Hydraulic power take-off (PTO) clutch with soft, modulated engagement
    • Shaft-driven equipment versus a belt drive
    • Shaft-driven transmission versus a belt drive
    • Automotive-type dash instrument cluster with gauges and indicator lights
    • Two-spool hydraulic control valve with outlets (outlets are optional on the X710 Tractor)
    • From-the-seat adjustable mower depth stop with gauge
    • Exact Adjust mower-leveling feature with onboard gauge and adjusting tool
    • Automotive-type headlights and taillights versus reflectors
    • Optional 540-rpm rear PTO
    • Optional limited Category 1 3-point hitch for rear-mounted equipment
  • Power Flow™ material collection systems make lawn cleanup easy
    Power Flow blower and chutePower Flow blower and chute
    7-bu (247-L), two-bag Power Flow hopper7-bu (247-L), two-bag Power Flow hopper
    14-bu (500-L), three-bag Power Flow hopper14-bu (500-L), three-bag Power Flow hopper
    19-bu (670-L) MC519 Power Flow cart19-bu (670-L) MC519 Power Flow cart

    The 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ (48A) Mower Deck, 48-in. (122-cm) Edge™ Xtra Mower* and 54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) Edge High Capacity (HC) Mowers use a high-performance Power Flow blower to collect material into a variety of material collection systems:

    Features are as follows:

    • Blower is hinged to provide easy installation.
    • Blower is easy to swing out for easy cleanout.
    • Blower fan runs in a clockwise direction (viewed from the right side) to efficiently move material up the chute.

    The Power Flow blower works well with either the standard mower blades or the mulching blades.

    Each of the John Deere material collection systems has durable construction for long life in homeowner or commercial applications.

    *NOTE: The 3-Bag, 14-bu (493-L) Power Flow is not compatible with a X729, X739, or X749 Tractor equipped with a 48X Mower Deck because the chute can contact the rear tire in a turn. However, it is compatible with the 48 Accel Deep (48A) Mower because the increased deck height and the height of its Power Flow blower housing lift the chute high enough to clear the wheel and fender with the 3-bag hopper installed.

  • 60-in. (152-cm) Edge™ High-Capacity (HC) Mower Deck is heavy duty
    X710 Tractor mowing with 60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deckX710 Tractor mowing with 60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck
    Side view of mower deckSide view of mower deck

    Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently. Deck is stamped from 9-gauge, 0.150-in. (3.8-mm) steel and has welded-on reinforcement at the bottom edge for extra strength and durability.

    60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck top view60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck top view
    60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck bottom view60-in. (152-cm) HC mower deck bottom view

    The 60-in. (152-cm) High-Capacity Deck is formed in a hydraulic press to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

    • Wider and higher discharge opening provides even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance in all conditions.
    • Durable plastic deflector spreads grass clippings evenly across the lawn, is hinged, and can be raised to minimize the storage space required.
    • 1-in. (2.5-cm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength and are supported by ball bearings.
    • Front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass.
    • Blade overlap is greater than many conventional decks, for a clean cut.
    • Mower can side-discharge, mulch (optional), or use a Power Flow™ collection system (optional).
    Mower wash port Mower wash port
    Mower wash port with hose connectorMower wash port with hose connector

     A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy: 

    • Hose connector is included with the mower deck.

     

    Optional high-performance mulching attachment

    Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown) Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown)
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    An optional mulching attachment is available:

    • This is a high-performance mulching attachment that includes formed steel baffles to control the material and special mulching blades for superior performance.
      • The special mulching blades that are included can also be used for side discharging and collecting, though overall performance may be slightly less than with the standard blades.
    • Order: BM23978, 60 HC mulching attachment

     

    Optional MulchControl™ attachment

    MulchControl with baffle closedMulchControl with baffle closed
    MulchControl handleMulchControl handle

    The MulchControl attachment makes mulching more practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:

    • A beautiful looking lawn
    • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
    • Less fertilizer use
    • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings

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

    • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
    • The left mower blade area is completely enclosed and optimized for mulching, thus will mulch even when the mower is in the side-discharge mode.
    • Baffles around the center and right blades are optimized for mulching when the discharge baffle is closed.
    • The MulchControl handle is located on top of the mower deck and used to open and close the discharge baffle.
    • The operator is required to get off of the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.
    • Changing from mulching to side discharge or vice versa takes only a few seconds.

    MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

    • Usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
    • Usually side discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
    • Always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
    • Bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags

    MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. Now the operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side-discharge or bagging when needed.

    MulchControl limitations

    While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch about one third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:

    • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
    • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
    • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired

    MulchControl compatibility

    MulchControl is a field-installed attachment. Mulching blades are included:

    • MulchControl is for 2015 and later X700 Signature Series Tractor 9075M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (SN 030,001-).

    Order:

    Mower deck attachability
    X758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deckX758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck
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    High capacity (HC) mower decks have ramps positioned on top of the deck for easy installation:

    • On a four-wheel drive (4WD) tractor, the operator can simply drive onto and over the deck.
    • On a two-wheel drive (2WD) tractor, the operator must back onto and over the deck.

    To remove the mower deck:

    • Disconnect the drive shaft.
    • Unlock the draft arm locks.
    • Back or drive the tractor onto and off the mower deck.
      • On a 4WD tractor, the operator can simply back onto and off the deck.
      • On a 2WD tractor, the operator can simply drive forward onto and off the deck.
    Optional AutoConnect™ drive (BM23894)
    X758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck with AutoConnect optionX758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck with AutoConnect option
    AutoConnect option installed on X758 TractorAutoConnect option installed on X758 Tractor

    AutoConnect drive is an optional kit that will automatically connect or remove the drive from the mower deck to the tractor's mid power take-off (PTO) shaft.

     

    The AutoConnect drive does not need to be removed from the tractor when using front-powered equipment.

     

    Drive-over mower quick reference (major steps)

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

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                                                                     Mower removal steps

    Drive tractor to level area

     

    Ready mower deck

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

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

     

                                                                     Mower installation steps

    Verify tractor and mower are ready

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

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

     

    Join mower to tractor

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

    Done! Set mower deck height and mow.

  • Modern styling has functional design
    Functional and attractive designFunctional and attractive design
    Styled hood with air screens built inStyled hood with air screens built in

    The open platform is roomy and uncluttered:

    • Makes getting on and off the tractor easy
    • Provides ample legroom with built-in heel pockets for comfortable operation

    The single-piece hood completely encloses the engine:

    • Improves appearance
    • Provides quieter operation
    • Easy to remove for improved service accessibility
    • Painted hood 
      • More scratch and scuff resistant than molded-in color
      • Deep scratches repairable with paint
  • Frame is full-length welded steel for strength
    Full-length welded steel frameFull-length welded steel frame

    The full-length, welded C-channel steel frame provides plenty of strength to handle heavy equipment:

    • Frame side rails are formed from 7-gauge, 0.18-in. (4.6-mm) steel for extra strength.
    • The front bumper/weight bracket is formed from heavy, 0.375-in. (9.5-mm) steel.

    The frame is robotically metal inert gas (MIG) welded:

    • Consistent welds for maximum strength
    • No bolts to come loose

    A front Quik-Tatch weight bracket is designed into the frame:

    • Provides a convenient way to add 168 lb (76 kg) of weight to the front of the tractor using four suitcase weights
    • Extends ahead of the hood to act as a bumper
    Optional receiver hitch and hitch ball shownOptional receiver hitch and hitch ball shown

    The front receiver hitch is designed into the frame:

    • Excellent for positioning trailers, boats, etc., in tight quarters
  • Engine is smooth running and reliable V-twin liquid-cooled design
    25.5-hp (19-kW) engine25.5-hp (19-kW) engine

     

    The V-twin, liquid-cooled John Deere iTorque™ power system with electronic fuel injection (EFI) provides exceptional performance and has the durability to handle commercial-use applications. The John Deere iTorque power system includes a combination of engine features that provide more lugging ability, even cooling, and durability.
     
    iTorque stands for intelligent design (to get a task done efficiently) and torque (good lugging ability). It is used exclusively on gasoline-powered Select Series™ and Signature Series Tractors.

    Hood opened to show engineHood opened to show engine

    The 25.5-hp (19-kW) liquid-cooled V-twin engine has a large 45.5-cu in. (745-cc) displacement to provide plenty of power and torque for excellent performance in any operating condition. The one-piece hood is hinged to open for convenient engine service.

    Key engine features include:

    • Liquid cooling
      • Longer engine life
      • Quieter operation
      • Improved fuel economy
    • V-twin cylinder design
      • Smoother running
      • Easier starting 
    • Overhead valve (OHV) design to provide more efficient airflow, for improved combustion
      • More horsepower and torque per cubic inch of displacement
      • Better cooling for longer engine life
      • Reduced oil consumption
      • Improved fuel economy
    • Full-pressure lubrication with replaceable oil filter that provides plenty of clean oil for long engine life
    • Horizontal crankshaft with a drive shaft connection to the transmission for positive power transfer 
    • Aluminum block and cast-iron cylinder liners
      • Efficient heat dissipation
      • Strength and durability with less weight
    • Low exhaust emissions to meet the state of California Air Resource Board (CARB) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean air standards
      • Liquid cooling for consistent operating temperatures
      • OHV for efficient lean burn combustion
      • Precise air-to-fuel ratio control with electronic fuel injection
      • Closed crankcase ventilation re-circulates and burns crankcase hydrocarbons
    • Oil drain valve with hose and oil filter drip tray for easy, no-mess maintenance
    • Electronic ignition for quick, sure starts
    • Rubber engine mounts
      • Vibration-free operation
      • Lower noise
    • Electric fuel pump ensures positive fuel delivery for fast starts and smooth running
    • Solenoid-shift starter ensures that starter stays engaged until key switch is released for fast cold-weather starts 

     

     

    Power

    Maximum Torque

    Cooling

    Displacement

    25.5 hp (19 kW)

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    Liquid

    45.5 cu in. (745 cc)

    Air intake system
    Air intake screensAir intake screens
    Radiator screen pulled out for cleaningRadiator screen pulled out for cleaning

    Engine intake air is drawn in through screened panels at the base of the pedestal and on the right and left sides of the tractor:

    • Cleanest and coolest area of the tractor
    • Precleans the air to keep large chaff and debris from entering the radiator or air cleaner
    • Easy to clean and service so engine operates at optimum temperature

     

    An inertia-discharge canister with dry-type paper element surrounded by a foam precleaner cleans intake air for long engine life:

    • Ejects large dirt particles before they make contact with the filter
    • Provides dual protection against dirt entering the engine
    • Easily removed for cleaning or replacement
    • Recommend the air filter be replaced and the precleaner cleaned annually or every 200 hours, whichever comes first
    Electronic fuel injection

    Electronic fuel injection (EFI) offers many important performance advantages:

    • Immediate starting in hot or cold ambient temperatures or after long periods of seasonal storage
    • No choke linkage for the user to operate
    • No engine warmup required, so the implement can be engaged immediately after the engine starts
    • Greater horsepower and torque responsiveness
    • Higher reliability with the elimination of vapor locking, misfiring, run-on, and after-bang
    • Automatic altitude compensation
    • Delivers fuel precisely
      • Reduces the potential for plug fouling
  • Battery and alternator are large capacity
    Battery located at front of tractor frameBattery located at front of tractor frame
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    A high-capacity regulated alternator charging system provides plenty of power to quickly recharge the battery and run electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer:

    • 20-amp alternator is provided as standard equipment on gasoline engines.
      • Additional alternator capacity is available as an option.
    • 40-amp alternator is provided as standard equipment on diesel engines.

    A large-capacity battery provides plenty of cranking power for quick, sure starts in cold weather:

    • Mounted at the front of the tractor frame for easy accessibility
  • Hydraulic power steering gives effortless control
    X734 Tractor trimming around a treeX734 Tractor trimming around a tree
    Power steering control valvePower steering control valve

    Power steering is standard equipment. It provides effortless, automotive-like control:

    • Reduced operator fatigue
    • Better maneuverability
    • Increased productivity

        

    Two-wheel steer

    Four-wheel steer

    Full-time four-wheel drive

    Full-time four-wheel drive with four-wheel steer

    Turning radius 

    25 in. (63.5 cm)

    21 in. (53.3 cm)

    25 in. (63.5 cm)

    21 in. (53.3 cm)

    Uncut circle radius (60- in. (152-cm) mower deck)

    28 in. (71.1 cm)

    6 in. (15.2 cm)

    28 in. (71.1 cm)

    6 in. (15.2 cm)

    Turns lock-to-lock left 

    2.4

    2.5

    2.3

    2.2

    Turns lock-to-lock right 

    2.4

    2.5

    3.1

    2.8

     

     

  • 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ (48A) Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile
    X730 Tractor with 48A Mower DeckX730 Tractor with 48A Mower Deck
    48A Mower Deck48A Mower Deck

    The 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep Mower Deck is a stamped-steel, deep, flat-top design that delivers excellent cut quality, productivity, cleanliness, durability, and versatility. Optimal performance and dispersion of clippings is provided, even at faster mowing speeds:

    • 4.83-in. (12.3-cm) depth throughout the entire deck shell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
      • Optional MulchControl™ attachment provides superior mulching performance and versatility.
    • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminish mowing performance
    • Mower deck is suspended from the vehicle for a smooth and level cut
      • Adjustable mower wheels, positioned just above ground level, help prevent scalping.
    Excellent cut quality
    48A Mower top48A Mower top
    48A Mower underside48A Mower underside

    Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck without getting recut:

    • Reducing the amount of recutting enables more power to be used to cut incoming grass, which greatly improves mower capacity.
      • Helps maintain excellent cut quality at faster mowing speeds
    • Clean flow of material out of discharge area prevents cut material from interfering with cutting the incoming grass, making it possible for the blades to cut incoming material cleanly.
    • Even in mulching mode, cut evenness is improved compared to other designs because the additional depth allows for continuous circulation, optimal recutting, and an even distribution of clippings.

    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.
    How MulchControl works
    MulchControl baffle openMulchControl baffle open
    MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed

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

    • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
      • The MulchControl baffle, or divider, between the left and middle spindles is about half way down. The height is designed to balance the mulching and side-discharge modes.
      • When the MulchControl baffle is open, the divider between the left and middle spindles passes a portion of the material to the discharge opening, along with the material from the middle and right spindle areas.
      • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, the material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.
    Productivity - getting the job done fast
    Right side of Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)Right side of Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)

    Deep mower-deck stamping gives high productivity, which gets the job done fast. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck quickly, reducing the amount of re-cutting so more power is available to process incoming grass:

    • Greatly improves mowers capacity to maintain excellent mowing performance in difficult mowing conditions and at higher speeds

    Large discharge opening is both high and wide to handle more material:

    • Gives a smooth, even discharge of clippings at all mowing speeds
    • Reduces the chance of plugging, especially important when operating in wet, thick, or dense grass and when bagging
    • The 48A Power Flow™ blower has an inlet housing with over 50 percent greater area than the 48X Power Flow blower used on previous machines.
    Cleanliness - for the mower and the operator
    Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)
    Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X300 Series Tractor)Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X300 Series Tractor)

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

    • There are few places to catch and hold material on top and underneath the deck.
      • Top of deck stays cleaner, reducing time and effort needed for cleaning and service
      • Underside of deck is self-cleaning to maintain optimum performance without build-up of material to interfere with the flow of air and clippings
      • Less need to clean and remove build-up of material from underside deck
    • The depth of the Accel Deep mower deck minimizes the amount of material that escapes from the front of the deck
      • Limited amount of material to drift onto the operator and mower deck
      • Even for material discharged out the chute, less re-cutting results in larger pieces that are less likely to end up on the operator
      • Mulching prevents the discharge of material completely and the MulchControl attachment makes mulching a practical solution for most mowing situations.
    Superior durability is designed in
    Spindle pocket with flip-up coverSpindle pocket with flip-up cover
    Easy-to-adjust mower wheel and mower side reinforcementEasy-to-adjust mower wheel and mower side reinforcement

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

    • Ribs in the deck shell add strength where it is needed.
    • The 48A has a 23 percent heavier overall weight than the Edge™ Xtra 48-in. (122-cm) mower deck used on previous machines.

    Mower wheels are heavy duty:

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

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

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

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

    Mower wash portMower wash port
    Mower wash port with hose connectorMower 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.
    Versatility - easy to change between side discharge, mulch, and bagging modes

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

    • With the optional MulchControl attachment installed (along with the special mulching blades), changing from side-discharge to mulching or vice versa is done with the simple flip of a lever.
      • It is not necessary to change blades when changing discharge modes because the mulching blades are designed for side discharge as well.
    • The Power Flow rear bagger can be used with the MulchControl attachment and blades installed - by simply placing the MulchControl lever in the side-discharge position.
    MulchControl option

    The MulchControl attachment for the 48A Mower Deck makes mulching more practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:

    • A beautiful looking lawn
    • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
    • Less fertilizer use
    • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings

    While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch about one third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:

    • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
    • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
    • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired
    Power Flow material collection systems
    Optional 7-bu (247-L) 2-bag Power Flow rear bagger shownOptional 7-bu (247-L) 2-bag Power Flow rear bagger shown
    Power Flow blowerPower Flow blower

    A variety of material collection systems is available for use with the Power Flow blower:

    • 7-bu (247-L) 2-bag Power Flow rear bagger
    • 14-bu (493-L) 3-bag Power Flow rear bagger
    • 19-bu (670-L) MC519 Cart

    The Power Flow blower and chute are easy to install. The Power Flow blower swings out for easy cleanout and cleanup.

    MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed
    MulchControl handleMulchControl handle
    • The MulchControl handle is located on top of the mower deck and used to open and close the discharge baffle.
      • The operator is required to get off of the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.
    • Changing from mulching to side discharge or vice versa takes only a few seconds.

    MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

    • Usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
    • Usually side-discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
    • Always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
    • Bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags

    MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. Now the operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side discharge or bagging when needed.

  • MulchControl™ for 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ (48A) and 54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) High-Capacity (HC) Mower Decks is convenient to use
    MulchControl advantages and benefits
    X730 Tractor mowingX730 Tractor mowing
    X730 Tractor with 48A Mower DeckX730 Tractor with 48A Mower Deck

    The MulchControl attachment makes mulching more practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:

    • A beautiful looking lawn
    • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
    • Less fertilizer use
    • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings

     

    How MulchControl works
    MulchControl baffle openMulchControl baffle open
    MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed

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

    • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
      • The left mower blade area is completely enclosed and optimized for mulching, thus will mulch even when the mower is in the side-discharge mode.
      • Baffles around the center and right blades are optimized for mulching when the discharge baffle is closed.
    MulchControl handle
    MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed
    MulchControl handleMulchControl handle
    • The MulchControl handle is located on top of the mower deck and used to open and close the discharge baffle.
      • The operator is required to get off of the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.
    • Changing from mulching to side discharge or vice versa takes only a few seconds.

    MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

    • Usually mulch, but side-discharge when grass gets too long
    • Usually side discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
    • Always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
    • Bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags

    MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. Now the operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side-discharge or bagging when needed.

    MulchControl limitations

    While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch about one third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:

    • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
    • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
    • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired
    Compatibility

    MulchControl is a field-installed attachment and compatible with the following tractors:

    • 2013 and later X700 Signature Series Tractor (SN 10,001-) 9077M 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep Mower Deck
    • 2015 and later X700 Signature Series Tractor 9074M 54-in. (137-cm) and 9075M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (SN 030,001-)

     

  • 54-in. (137-cm) Edge™ High-Capacity (HC) Mower Deck is heavy duty
    X739 Tractor mowing with 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower DeckX739 Tractor mowing with 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck
    Side view of mower deckSide view of mower deck

    Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently. Deck is stamped from 9-gauge, 0.150-in. (3.8-mm) steel and has welded-on reinforcement at the bottom edge for extra strength and durability.

    54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck top view54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck top view
    54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck bottom view54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck bottom view

    The 54-in. (137-cm) High-Capacity Mower Deck is formed in a hydraulic press to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

    • Wider and higher discharge opening provides an even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance in all conditions.
    • Durable plastic deflector spreads grass clippings evenly across the lawn, is hinged, and can be raised to minimize the storage space required. 
    • 1-in. (2.5-cm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength and supported by ball bearings.
    • Front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass.
    • Blade overlap is greater than many conventional decks, for a clean cut.
    • Mower can side-discharge, mulch (optional), or use a Power Flow™ collection system (optional).
    Mower wash port Mower wash port
    Mower wash port with hose connectorMower wash port with hose connector

    A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy: 

    • Hose connector is included with the mower deck.

    Optional high-performance mulching attachment

    Drive-over mower quick reference (major steps)

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

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                                                                     Mower removal steps

    Drive tractor to level area

     

    Ready mower deck

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

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

     

                                                                     Mower installation steps

    Verify tractor and mower are ready

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

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

     

    Join mower to tractor

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

    Done! Set mower deck height and mow.

    Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown) Mulching attachment components (48 HC shown)
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    The high-performance mulching attachment provides excellent mulching performance:

    • This is a high-performance mulching attachment that includes formed steel baffles to control the material and special mulching blades for superior performance.
      • The special mulching blades that are included can also be used for side discharging and collecting, though overall performance may be slightly less than with the standard blades.
    • Order: BM23977, 54 HC mulching attachment

     

    Optional MulchControl™ attachment

    MulchControl with baffle closedMulchControl with baffle closed
    MulchControl handleMulchControl handle

    The MulchControl attachment makes mulching more practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:

    • A beautiful looking lawn
    • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
    • Less fertilizer use
    • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings

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

    • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
    • The left mower blade area is completely enclosed and optimized for mulching, thus will mulch even when the mower is in the side-discharge mode.
    • Baffles around the center and right blades are optimized for mulching when the discharge baffle is closed.
    • The MulchControl handle is located on top of the mower deck and used to open and close the discharge baffle.
    • The operator is required to get off of the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.
    • Changing from mulching to side discharge or vice versa takes only a few seconds.

    MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

    • Usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
    • Usually side discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
    • Always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
    • Bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags

    MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. Now the operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side-discharge or bagging when needed.

    MulchControl limitations

    While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch about one-third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:

    • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
    • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
    • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired

    MulchControl compatibility

    MulchControl is a field-installed attachment. Mulching blades are included:

    • MulchControl is for 2015 and later X700 Signature Series Tractor 9074M 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck (SN 030,001-).

    Order:

    Mower deck attachability
    X758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deckX758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck
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    High-capacity (HC) mower decks have ramps positioned on top of the deck for easy installation:

    • On a four-wheel drive (4WD) tractor, the operator can simply drive onto and over the deck.
    • On a two-wheel drive (2WD) tractor, the operator must back onto and over the deck.

    To remove the mower deck:

    • Disconnect the drive shaft.
    • Unlock the draft arm locks.
    • Back or drive the tractor onto and off the mower deck. 
      • On a 4WD tractor, the operator can simply back onto and off the deck.
      • On a 2WD tractor, the operator can simply drive forward onto and off the deck.
    Optional AutoConnect™ drive (BM23894)
    X758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck with AutoConnect optionX758 Tractor driving onto high-capacity mower deck with AutoConnect option
    AutoConnect option installed on X758 TractorAutoConnect option installed on X758 Tractor

    AutoConnect driveshaft is an optional kit that will automatically connect or remove the drive from the mower deck to the tractor's mid power take-off (PTO) shaft.

     

    The AutoConnect drive does not need to be removed from the tractor when using front-powered equipment.

     

Buyer's notes

Notes Hydraulic modulated PTO clutch for smooth mower and implement engagement
One-piece hood for easy engine access
540 rpm rear PTO and 3-point hitch options available
Warranty 4 year/700 hour bumper-to-bumper** (**Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)