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Z535R ZTRAK MOWER

ZTrak™ Mower with 54-in. High Capacity Deck

  • 25 hp (18.6 kW)* V-Twin cyclonic engine
  • Cyclonic air-management system reduces filter maintenance for longer engine life
  • 54-in high-capacity mower deck
  • 9-mph ground speed
Starting At:$ 5,399.00
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Features



25-hp (18.6-kW) engine in vehicle 25-hp (18.6-kW) engine in vehicle

A 25-hp (18.6-kW) V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:

  • V-twin cylinder design gives greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality.
  • Engine model M44 Cyclonic™
  • Electronic ignition contributes to fast starts.
  • Cast-iron cylinder sleeves provide a long-wearing surface for longer engine life.
  • Overhead valves allow the engine to breathe easily for excellent power and fuel economy.
  • Rear engine guard protects the engine and provides additional vehicle strength and integrity.

Cyclonic air cleaner Cyclonic air cleaner
Replaceable air filter Replaceable air filter

Cyclonic air-management system removes larger particles of dirt before they reach the air filter for reduced filter maintenance and longer engine life:

  • Cyclonic design ejects large dirt particles before they make contact with the filter.
  • Large, high-quality dry-type paper element air filter thoroughly cleans engine intake air.
  • The air filter is easily removed for cleaning or replacement.
Replaceable oil filter and in-line fuel filter Replaceable oil filter and in-line fuel filter

Full-pressure lubrication system provides plenty of oil to the engines moving parts to ensure reliable operation and long life:

  • Replaceable oil filter keeps the oil cleaner for a longer engine life.
    • Extends the time between oil changes
  • Full-pressure lubrication is more effective when operating on an incline.
Engine oil-fill cap and oil-drain hose Engine oil-fill cap and oil-drain hose

No-tools oil-drain cap with hose and oil filter drip tray are provided for easy, no-mess maintenance.

John Deere recommends the use of fuel stabilizer in gasoline. See] Fuel-Protect for gasoline engines (8 oz [237 mL]) for more information.

54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck

The 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck has a deep-deck design.

54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck shown on a Z540R 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck shown on a Z540R
Reinforced mower edge for durability Reinforced mower edge for durability

The 54-in. (137-cm) HC Deck is stamped from heavy, 9-gauge, 0.150-in. (3.8-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

  • Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • 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. (25.4-mm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength and are supported by ball bearings.
  • Standard front roller and two double-captured anti-scalp wheels give a more even mowing job and reduce the chance of scalping.
  • Front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass.
  • Blade overlap is 1.6 in. (40 mm), nearly 0.8 in. (20 mm) greater than many conventional decks, for a clean cut.
  • Mower can side-discharge or mulch.
Mower wash port Mower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connector 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.
Rear angle of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow™ Rear Bagger shown on Z525E Rear angle of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow™ Rear Bagger shown on Z525E
Side view of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow Rear Bagger shown on Z525E Side view of 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow Rear Bagger shown on Z525E

An optional rear bagger is available:

  • Mower is designed to fill the 6.5-bu (230-L) rear hopper using the Power Flow blower.
  • Standard or mulch blades may be used with the Power Flow collection system.
Power Flow blower Power Flow blower
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 The Power Flow blower is mounted on a sturdy swing arm that allows easy installation and cleanout.

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 design requires no drilling for initial mounting, less installation time, and reduced hardware-count, that allows for easy removal of the mulch components.
  • The high-performance mulching attachment 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 or with a material collection system, though the overall cut quality may be slightly less than with the standard mower blades.
  • Order: BM23977, 54 HC mulching attachment
Optional MulchControl™ attachment
MulchControl with baffle closed MulchControl with baffle closed
MulchControl handle MulchControl 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 available for 2015 and later EZtrak™ Z625 and Z655 (SN 170,001-).

Order:

Operator station (Z535M shown) Operator station (Z535M shown)
Color-coded controls are easy to identify Color-coded controls are easy to identify

The operator station is designed for operator comfort and convenience in operating all controls:

  • Excellent visibility forward and to the trim side of the deck makes operation easy and comfortable for the operator.
  • Controls are color coded for easy identification.
  • Twin-lever motion-control levers adjust, using cut-height pin/socket, for convenience and operator comfort.
  • Shock absorbers dampen control movements to give smooth operation.
Comfortable seat
Comfortable seat (Z525E) Comfortable seat (Z525E)
Comfortable seat (Z535M, Z540M) Comfortable seat (Z535M, Z540M)
Comfortable seat (Z535R, Z540R) Comfortable seat (Z535R, Z540R)

Comfortable seats have two suspension springs and no-tools fore-aft seat adjustment that can be used by the operator while seated:

  • Z525E – Medium-back, 15-in. (38-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment
  • Z535M – High-back, 18-in. (45.7-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment
  • Z540M – High-back, 18-in. (45.7-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment
  • Z535R – High-back, 21-in. (53.3-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 4.5-in. (11.4-cm) fore-aft adjustment
  • Z540R – High-back, 21-in. (53.3-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 4.5-in. (11.4-cm) fore-aft adjustment
Seat suspension
Seat suspension springs Seat suspension springs

Two steel springs under the seat absorb shocks when traveling over rougher areas to provide a smoother ride.

Cup holder and storage compartment
Cup holder (Z525E shown) Cup holder (Z525E shown)
Open storage compartment Open storage compartment
Flip-up foot platform
Flip-up foot platform Flip-up foot platform

The commercial-style steel footrest flips up to provide easy access for servicing the mower deck:

  • Easy to clean grass off the top of the mower
  • Provides convenient access to the mower drive
Service interval decal (Z300 Series shown) Service interval decal (Z300 Series shown)
Service interval decal (Z500 Series shown) Service interval decal (Z500 Series shown)

A convenient service interval decal provides basic maintenance information. It provides a quick-reference for keeping recommended service up to date.

Mower deck access
Footrest easily removed for access to mower (Z335E shown) Footrest easily removed for access to mower (Z335E shown)
Footrest removal bolt and hand grip (Z335E shown) Footrest removal bolt and hand grip (Z335E shown)

The footrest area is hinged and easily raised for service to mower deck:

  • It is necessary to remove just one bolt that can be conveniently removed with the lift-height pin.
  • Easy to clean grass off the top of the mower
  • Provides convenient access to the mower drive
Loosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deck Loosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deck
Footrest opens for access to mower deck Footrest opens for access to mower deck
Engine service
Z335E engine Z335E engine
Z335E engine oil and fuel filters shown Z335E engine oil and fuel filters shown
Z535M and Z535R engine Z535M and Z535R engine
Z540M and Z540R engine Z540M and Z540R engine
Easy-to-access oil filter, fill/check oil tube, and oil drain Easy-to-access oil filter, fill/check oil tube, and oil drain

The engines are easy to service, including changing the oil and the oil filter and servicing the air filter.

 

Accel Deep Mower Deck Accel Deep Mower Deck
Tie-down locations Tie-down locations

Accel Deep™ Mower Decks have several features that make them easy to service:

  • Flat-top design minimizes places for debris to collect.
  • Spring-loaded, flip-up belt guards make removing debris easy.
  • Provision is provided for a standard, 3/8-in. (9.5-mm) ratchet wrench to be used for releasing belt tension when removing the drive belt.

Tie-down locations are provided for convenience and safety when trailering the machine.

Motion-control levers
Adjustable motion-control levers Adjustable motion-control levers
Motion control lever positions Motion control lever positions

The motion-control levers can be adjusted to three different height settings and fifteen different fore-aft settings:

  • Increased operator comfort
  • Can adjust for the most precise control of the machine
Shock absorber for motion-control levers Shock absorber for motion-control levers

A standard shock absorber for the motion-control levers makes it easy and comfortable to maneuver the ZTrak™ Mowers:

  • Shock absorber modulates the movement of the control levers for smoother operation.
  • Operator can smoothly and precisely control the machine.
Tracking adjustment
Cut-height pin doubles as tracking adjustment tool Cut-height pin doubles as tracking adjustment tool

Tracking adjustment from the operator seat is quick and easy. A cut-height pin provides an easy method to adjust the motion-control levers:

  • The socket included on the cut-height pin can be used for the operator to use when making a tracking adjustment.
Control panel
Control panel Control panel

The operator control panel is conveniently located and easy to use.

The instruments and controls are as follows:

  • Hour meter
  • Ignition switch
  • Power take-off (PTO) control
  • Engine speed control
  • Engine choke control
Park brake
Park brake Park brake

The park brake is conveniently located:

  • Large lever is easy to use.
  • Park brake effectively holds the machine in the parked position.
  • Park brake must be engaged (in the upper position) to start the engine.
  • Once the engine is started, the park brake must be disengaged before operating the motion-control levers.
Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment
Cut-height adjustment Cut-height adjustment
Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment

The Z535R and Z540R include a foot-lift pedal along with the hand-lift lever to make raising the mower deck easier. The foot-lift pedal also provides a convenient way to temporarily raise the mower deck over an obstruction while mowing:

  • Mower deck cutting height adjusts from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments for optimum cut quality and performance.
  • Mower deck adjustment has built-in memory so the operator can easily return to the desired cutting height.
Mower deck lift pedal Mower deck lift pedal
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  •  Foot pedal provides easy lifting of the deck.
Steering is easy with large diameter front caster wheels
Motion-control levers shown on Z335E Motion-control levers shown on Z335E
Shock absorber dampens movement of control levers Shock absorber dampens movement of control levers

Motion-control levers are designed for comfortable and easy operation.

A shock absorber is included to dampen the movement of the control levers so any operator can make smooth, controlled turns.

Front caster wheel (Z335E) Front caster wheel (Z335E)
Front caster wheel (Z525E) Front caster wheel (Z525E)

Pneumatic caster wheels give a smoother ride and easier steering:

  • Large diameter front caster wheels provide extra ride comfort and better steering control.
  • Caster wheels have sealed bearings for long life and easy steering.
  • Tires are sized for the size and weight of the vehicle.
ZTrak™ model Caster wheel tire size
Z335E, Z335M, Z345M, Z345R 11x4.0-5
Z355E, Z355R, Z375R, Z525E, Z535M, Z540M 13x5.0-6
Z535R, Z540R 13x6.50-6
Conveniently located fuel-sight window allows operator to see fuel level
Easy to view fuel level (fuel-sight window) Easy to view fuel level (fuel-sight window)
Easy-to-fill fuel tank Easy-to-fill fuel tank

A convenient fuel-sight window is located where it is easy for the operator to see:

  • Semi-clear material makes seeing how much fuel is in the tank quick and easy.
  • Large, 3-in. (7.6-cm) fuel-fill opening reduces the chance of spilling when adding fuel.
    • Fuel-fill opening is low and angled to make adding fuel easy.
  • Cap is tethered to the fuel tank.
    • Less chance of fuel cap getting lost
Controls are designed to promote safe operation
Park brake (Z535E shown) Park brake (Z535E shown)
Motion-control levers (Z525E shown) Motion-control levers (Z525E shown)
  • Park brake must be engaged for the engine to crank.
  • Motion-control levers must be in the outward position for the engine to crank.
  • Park brake must be disengaged before operating the motion-control levers or the engine will stall.
Interlock switch is located under the seat (Z540R shown) Interlock switch is located under the seat (Z540R shown)
  • Seat interlock switch disengages the mower when the operator leaves the seat.
  • Engine will stall if the operator leaves the seat without the motion-control levers in the outward position and the park brake set.
ZTrak™ Z335E shown ZTrak™ Z335E shown
ZTrak Z535M shown ZTrak Z535M shown

ZTrak Mowers are designed around a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame for strength and reliability.

Large front caster wheels and large rear drive wheels provide several operator benefits:

  • Smoother ride
  • Better slope performance
  • More operator comfort over uneven ground
  • Better traction

The operator platform is roomy and uncluttered for maximum comfort, and the controls are convenient to use:

  • Easy to get on and off the mower
  • Ample legroom for comfortable operation
  • Adjustable motion-control levers for height and position, enabling the operator to stay comfortable while using them
  • Color-coded and logically placed controls
Styling is both functional and attractive
ZTrak™ Z335E ZTrak™ Z335E
ZTrak Z525E ZTrak Z525E

The styling of ZTrak Mowers is functional and attractive to appeal to residential owners who value product appearance and the easy, comfortable operation that comes with thoughtful control designs:

  • Color-coded controls are not only attractive, but easy to find and use.
  • Large foot platform, surrounded by frame rails, has a safe and inviting appearance and provides easy access for the operator.
  • Contoured shape of the fenders provides improved visibility to the drive tires, minimizes storage space required, and adds to the stylish appearance of the vehicle.
Frame includes durable 1.5- x 2-in. (3.8- x 5.1-cm) steel tubing for long life
ZTrak™ model Z540R ZTrak™ model Z540R
Heavy-duty frame tubing Heavy-duty frame tubing

The ZTrak Z500 Series frame includes 1.5- x 2-in. (3.8- x 5.1-cm) steel tubing for long-term durability:

  • Heavy-duty frame tubing provides a solid support.
  • Reinforced frame offers additional strength where needed.
Footrest opens for access to mower deck Footrest opens for access to mower deck
The footrest area is hinged and easily raised for easy access to the mower deck.
  • It is necessary to remove just one bolt that can be conveniently removed with the 13-mm wrench that is designed into the lift-height pin.
Electric PTO switch Electric PTO switch

A heavy-duty electric PTO clutch is controlled by a convenient, dash-mounted control.

Heavy-duty PTO clutch
PTO clutch PTO clutch

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

Unitized transmissions set low in vehicle (right side shown) Unitized transmissions set low in vehicle (right side shown)
Unitized hydrostatic transmission Unitized hydrostatic transmission

Dual unitized transmissions efficiently power the ZTrak™ forward and reverse and give steering capability:

  • Transmissions are set low in the vehicle for excellent hillside stability.
  • Tuff Torq® TZT7-M transmissions are reliable and durable.
    • Beefed-up 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles for greater strength
    • Have heavier-duty components to stand up to the higher loads from the larger tires and greater weight of Z500R Series ZTrak Mowers
  • Maintenance-free, unitized transmissions are sealed and have no hose connections to leak hydraulic fluid.
  • Four-bolt hubs provide a reliable and convenient wheel-mounting system.
Transmission expansion tank and tow-valve lever Transmission expansion tank and tow-valve lever
Tow valve control lever Tow valve control lever

Tow-valve controls are provided for each transmission and located on the transmissions near the expansion tanks:

  • Easy to reach and use
  • Allow the vehicle to be moved without the engine running

Tuff Torq is a trademark of Tuff Torq Corporation.

Specifications


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Key Specs z535r-ztrak-mower
Current Model
Engine power25 hp
18.6 kW
Engine model numberM44 Cyclonic
Forward speed0-9 mph
0-14.5 km/h
Front caster tires13x6.5-6
Drive tires23x10.5-12
Seat back heightHigh back with armrests, 21 in.
53 cm
Width of cutHigh capacity mower deck, 54 in.
137 cm
Mulching systemOptional MulchControl™ attachment
U.S. warranty4 year/500 hour bumper-to-bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
Engine
Power
25 hp
18.6 kW
Model numberM44 Cyclonic
Displacement44.2 cu in.
724 cc
CylindersV-twin
LubricationFull pressure with replaceable filter, capacity, 2 U.S. qt
1.9 L
TypeOverhead valve
Battery12 V
300 CCA
Choke/speed controlSeparate control levers
Cooling methodAir
Fuel tank capacity4.5 U.S. gal.
17 L
Fuel gaugeFuel level sight line
Drive train
Dual hydrosTuff Torq TZ17-M with 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles
Hydraulic pumps
Wheel motors
Travel speed
Forward speed0-9 mph
0-14.5 km/h
Reverse speed0-4.5 mph
0-7.2 km/h
Speed and direction controlTwin premium levers
Control adjustment2-height/9-fore-aft, 18 positions
Chassis
FrameHeavy-duty frame tubing
Primer/paintE-coat/powder
Front caster tires13x6.5-6
Front caster bearingsSealed ball bearings
Drive tires23x10.5-12
HourmeterYes
Service interval decalYes
Storage compartmentYes
Cup holderYes
Seat
Seat back heightHigh back with armrests, 21 in.
53 cm
Fore-aft adjustmentWhile seated, 4.5 in.
11.4 cm
Seat suspensionTwo springs
Lift system
TypeFoot lift and hand lever
Mower cut height1-4 in.
2.5-10.2 cm
Cut height increments0.25 in.
0.64 cm
Preset cut heightYes
Mower deck
Width of cutHigh capacity mower deck, 54 in.
137 cm
TypeHigh-capacity side discharge
Mower deck material9 gauge
0.15 in.
3.8 mm
Mower drive systemV-belt
PTO
TypeElectric, 125 lb-ft
169.5 Nm
DriveV-belt
Dimensions
Wheelbase48.7 in.
123.7 cm
Overall length76.7 in.
194.8 cm
Width without mower47.8 in.
121.4 cm
Width with mower68.3 in.
173.5 cm
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)59.6 in.
151.4 cm
Height46.1 in.
117.1 cm
WeightWith mower and fuel, 710 lb
322 kg
Safety
Operator presence systemYes
Park brake interlockYes
Safety videoYes
Buyer's notes
Note 1Mower wash port makes cleaning the deck easier
Note 2Flip-up foot platform for easy service access
Note 318-position adjustable motion-control levers
U.S. warranty4 year/500 hour bumper-to-bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
Optional attachments
Mulching systemYes
Rubber floor matStandard
Sun shade
Mounted sprayer15 U.S. gal.
56.8 L
Storage coverYes
Light kitDual headlight kit
Material collection systemPower Flow™ rear bagger, 6.5 bu
229.1 L

Offers and Discounts

Three-quarter view of Z540M Residential ZTrak Mower

0% APR fixed rate for 36 Months¹

on New John Deere Z500 Series ZTrak Zero-Turn Mowers

  • 0% APR fixed rate for 36 Months¹
  • Offer available 05 August 2020 through 30 October 2020

¹Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 05 August 2020 to 30 October 2020. Subject to approved credit on a Revolving Plan account, a service of John Deere Financial, f.s.b. For consumer use only. No down payment required. 0% APR is for 36 months only, regular Revolving Plan rates will apply after that. The regular Revolving Plan rate, which varies over time, is currently 18.25% APR. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.

Accessories and Attachments

Drawbar

Magnetic hitch pinMagnetic hitch pin

Fits John Deere lawn and garden tow behind attachments.

  • Strong magnetic grip
  • Rust resistant
  • Easy to install, secure fit
Ordering information

Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

Magnetic hitch pin

Order number: LP63768

Home Maintenance Kits

LG269 home maintenance kit
Typical home maintenance kitTypical home maintenance kit
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Home maintenance kits are a handy and convenient way for dealers to supply a customer with the maintenance-interval parts as specified in their operator's manual.

 

The LG269 home maintenance kit includes the following:

 

 Quantity

Description

1

Engine oil filter

2

Engine oil quart

1

Fuel filter

1

Air filter cartridge

2

Spark plug

Mcs Chutes

Power Flow chute and blowerPower Flow chute and blower
Hopper, chute, and blowerHopper, chute, and blower

The Power Flow chute is required, along with the high-performance Power Flow blower, to use the 2-bag Power Flow material collection system. The chute includes a convenient handle and a fill indicator that tells the operator when the bags are getting full.

One chute works with several vehicle applications. Trim lines on the chute are referenced in the instructions so the chute can be cut to the proper length for the vehicle/mower application.

Mcs Hoppers

Hopper and included weight bracket and weightsHopper and included weight bracket and weights
Weight bracket and weightsWeight bracket and weights
6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger, chute, and blower6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger, chute, and blower

The 6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger efficiently collects material from the mower deck:

  • A Power Flow™ blower (ordered separately) on the end of the mower deck moves material up the chute (ordered separately) and into the hopper.
  • A weight bracket and four 18-lb (8.2-kg) weights are included for installation on the front of the vehicle to help counterbalance the weight of the hopper.
Removing bag from 6.5-bu (229-L) hopperRemoving bag from 6.5-bu (229-L) hopper
Removing bag from 6.5-bu (229-L) hopperRemoving bag from 6.5-bu (229-L) hopper

The hopper design provides efficient bagging performance, clean operation, and easy-to-empty bags:

  • Two durable bags give a generous, 6.5-bu (229-L) capacity.
  • The bags lift out for easy emptying.
  • Efficient chute provides a smooth flow of material to reduce the chance of plugging.
    • The chute and Power Flow blower must be ordered separately.
  • Standard mower blades are used for bagging.
  • Air exhaust duct directs air from the hopper back and toward the ground for clean operation.
  • Convenient latch makes opening and closing the hopper easy.

NOTE: Appropriate Power Flow blower, chute, and attachment bar are required (ordered separately).

NOTE: The 6.5-bu (229-L) hopper is not compatible with 60-in. (152-cm) and 62-in. (157-cm) Mower Decks because their larger size and ability to fill the hopper more quickly reduces the usefulness of the bagging system.

 

Mcs Power Flow Blowers

54 HC Power Flow blower54 HC Power Flow blower
54 HC blower in cleanout position54 HC blower in cleanout position

The 54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity (HC) Power Flow blower can be used with the ZTrak Z535R and Z540R. It, along with the hopper and chute, will provide 6-5-bu (229-L) material collection system capability for the Z535R and Z540R, giving added versatility and value.

Miscellaneous

Rear bumperRear bumper

The optional rear bumper bolts to the ZTrakTM tubular frame for solid support:

  • Provides protection for the rear of the ZTrak mower
Battery chargerBattery charger

This fully automatic 1.5-amp battery charger and maintainer safely charges lawn and garden, RV, deep-cycle, and most batteries that require long storage periods. It is particularly useful during winter months when the vehicle is not being used regularly, to ensure the battery stays charged:

  • Automatically determines if the battery is 6- or 12-V and adjusts accordingly
  • Helps maintain battery in good condition and ensures it is fully charged
  • Powers on to charge battery and powers off when fully charged
  • 'Onboard' feature allows mounting next to the battery on collector, street rods, and other occasional-use vehicles
  • 1.5-amp trickle charges small batteries in 2 to 12 hours
  • Maintains large battery charges
  • Hookup protection guards battery and charger from damage 

 

Includes a choice of battery connection methods:

  • Standard color-coded clips to connect to any battery
  • Cable with quick-disconnect plug and end loops that can be bolted to battery terminals and easily unplugged from charger when not in use
Boarding stepBoarding step

Compatible with EZTrak™ Z400-series, Z600-series and ZTrak Z500-series mowers, the ZTrak Z5 boarding step allows for easier mounting and dismounting of a zero-turn mower. A complete bolt-on solution, this kit attaches to the left side of the mower frame for convenient access.

Ordering information

Please contact a local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

ZTrak Z5 Boarding Step
Order number: LP66655

Footrest extensionsFootrest extensions

The optional foot rest extension kit includes bolt-on left and right footrests for EZtrakTM and ZTrak™ Mowers:

  • Makes operating the mower more comfortable for the operator
Striping kit brushStriping kit brush
Brush adjusts to varying ground conditionsBrush adjusts to varying ground conditions

Features and benefits:

  • Homeowners can now achieve results just like the professionals.
  • The attachment works extremely well with the suspended mower design.
  • The attachments are easy to adjust for varying mower cutting height.
  • The brush adjusts to varying ground conditions and allows the operator to freely maneuver the vehicle without damaging the turf.
  • The brush fits EZtrak™ and ZTrak™ 48-in. (122-cm) and 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mowers.
  • The brush is very economical and functional.

Specifications

 

 Item number LP36265
 Compatible mowers EZtrak and ZTrak 48-in. (122-cm) and 54-in. (137-cm) HC
 Installation time 30 minutes
 Warranty Two-year consumer warranty
Ordering information

Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

 

Grass striping kit for 48-in. (122-cm)  and 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Decks
Order number: LP36265

Kit includes headlights and required components to provide additional lighting when needed.

 

Protective cover (partially removed)Protective cover (partially removed)
Protective cover (vehicle fully covered)Protective cover (vehicle fully covered)

This cover provides heavy-duty protection for EZtrak™ and ZTrak riding mowers. It protects against sun damage, rain, dust, birds, and tree sap.

Dual reinforced air vents let air circulate and help prevent ballooning in winds. Elastic cord in bottom hem gives a quick and custom fit. Side handles are included for easy fitting and removal.

Ordering information

Please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

EZtrak and ZTrak protective cover

Order number: LP64430

Mower Decks

54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity mower deck54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity mower deck
54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity mower deck shown on a Z540R54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity mower deck shown on a Z540R
Reinforced mower edge for durabilityReinforced mower edge for durability

The 54-in. (137-cm) high-capacity deck is stamped from heavy, 9-gauge, 0.150-in. (3.8-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside for reduced material buildup:

  • Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (140 mm) delivers excellent airflow, so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • 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. (25-mm) 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 1.6 in. (40 mm), nearly 0.8 in. (20 mm) 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.
Mower deck leveling gaugeMower deck leveling gauge

Leveling gauge allows quick and accurate mower deck leveling and cutting height adjustment.

Can be used for:

  • Lawn tractors
  • Lawn and garden tractors
  • Riding mowers
  • Front mowers
  • Commercial walk-behind mowers
  • Zero-turn-radius mowers

Mulch Kits

48 HC mulching attachment48 HC mulching attachment
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These mulching attachments are designed for the high-capacity mower decks. This design requires no drilling for initial mounting, less installation time, and reduced hardware count for easy removal of the mulching components.

 

Steel baffles control material and close off the discharge area. Special mulching blades are included to optimize mulching performance. These blades can also be used for side-discharging or material collection (if a material collection system is available), though performance may be reduced in some conditions.

 

NOTE: A material collection system is not available for the EZtrak™ Z665 Mower.

MulchControl advantages and benefits
X730 Tractor mowingX730 Tractor mowing
EZtrak™ Z655 mowingEZtrak™ Z655 mowing

The MulchControl attachment for the 54-in. (137-cm) HC 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
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 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
    • The MulchControl baffle can be opened or closed with the Power Flow™ blower installed. The Power Flow blower will run without material when the baffle is closed.

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

Hydraulic MulchControl actuator option (X700 Series Tractors)

For model year 2019 and newer 54 HC and 60 HC Mower Decks (serial number 070,001-), an extra-cost, optional X700 hydraulic MulchControl actuator attachment (BUC10536) is available to replace the standard hand-control lever to allow control of the MulchControl baffle from the seat using the tractor’s hydraulic control lever:

  • The hydraulic MulchControl actuator is the control only and also requires a MulchControl attachment.
  • It is operated with the tractor’s hydraulic control lever.
  • The mower deck can be converted from wide-open side-discharge mode to fully-chambered mulch mode.
  • The hydraulic MulchControl attachment is field-installed.
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 for 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Decks is a field-installed attachment and compatible with the following:

  • Model year 2015 and newer X700 Signature Series Tractor 9074M or 9078M 54-in. (137-cm) HC Mower Deck (serial number 030,001-)
  • Model year 2015 and newer EZtrak Z625 and Z655 (serial number 170,001-)
  • Model year 2016 ZTrak™ Z535R and Z540R

Spark Arrester

Spark arrester screenSpark arrester screen

Allows tractor to meet restrictions imposed by certain areas.

Sprayers

15-gal. (57-L) sprayer15-gal. (57-L) sprayer

Features and benefits:

  • 100-psi (689- kPa) SHURflo® pump
  • 60-in. (152.4-cm) spray width
  • Spraying systems spray wand with brass tip
  • Custom brackets secure the sprayer to existing bagger mounts
  • Stability because weight is positioned forward
    • A minimum of two 15-lb (7-kg) weights, for a total of 30 lb (13.6 kg), are needed at the front of the machine.
  • Easy no-tools mounting

Specifications

 Item number LP53284
 Tank capacity 15 gal. (57 L)
 Spray wand reach 30 ft (9.1 m)
 Hose length 19 ft (6 m)
 Shipping weight 84 lb (38 kg) - including the four 18-lb (8.2-kg) front bar weights
 Warranty Two-year consumer warranty
Ordering information

Please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

15-gal. (57-L) sprayer

Order number: LP53284

SHURflo is a trademark of SHURflo, LLC.

Weights

Weight kitWeight kit

The weight kit includes a weight bracket and four 18-lb (8.2-kg) weights for installation on the front of a Z500 Series ZTrak™ Mower. Quick-pull pins hold the weights securely in place while providing easy installation and removal.

NOTE: The weight kit components are also included in the 6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger attachment.

Reviews

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3 reviews

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A Great upgrade!!

5/5

I purchased a Z535R to replace a LA140 that I had for 14 years. The Z535R is a powerful mower does not get bogged down in thick grass. The speed is wonderful (it's fast) it cut my mowing time from 90 minutes to 30 minutes that's mowing just under 2 acres. The cutting deck is heavy duty and stays level and has a port to hook a water hose to to clean underneath once you are done mowing . I have been using the mower for 30 hours and no problems, even the blades still cut sharp. Starting the mower is easy no fuse, it has a wide mouth on the fuel tank no more lifting a seat to get to the fuel tank and spilling fuel. The best feature of all it has 3 cup holders which is plenty for your beverage of choice!

Pros

  • fast

Cons

  • seat could use better springs

jlbaker

From: Clarksville, TN

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
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Strong & Capable machine!

5/5

Just started out my second mowing season with the 2019 Z535R and I'm quite pleased. This model has a strong engine, responsive & smooth hydrostatic drive, and a comfortable operator station with foot pedal deck lift. But the most impressive feature in my opinion is the High Capacity deck! The HC deck handles heavy wet grass with ease. There's minimal grass build-up because clippings flow out smoothly and with significantly more force than other riding mowers I've owned. The HC deck (as well as rest of the machine) feels commercial in nature yet the cost is very reasonable for a property owner like me that mows serveral acres a week. I do mow over a variety of smooth to semi-rough terrain including some slopes, walking trails, and lots of corners. Just as I had expected, it takes me half the the time to mow with the Z535R compared to my previous lawn tractor that had an Edge 54in deck. Upon researching Ztrak engine options I specifically chose the Z535R model because I wanted to have a Cyclonic air filtration system on my zero turn mower. IMO the Cyclonic Briggs & Stratton is a great match up for this type of rear engine lawn equipment. John Deere's 0% financing, 4yr/500hr warranty coverage, and a good dealership nearby were all contributing factors that led me to choose this machine. In summary, the Z535R is a quality mower and a solid value. I look forward to many more seasons using it to maintain my rural property.

Pros

  • quality build/design
  • powerful engine
  • heavy duty deck
  • comfortable operator station
  • smooth hydrostatic

Cons

Ajarthur

From: Montana

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
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Great Mower

5/5

I've had this mower for a couple of months, purchased new from John Deere dealer. I have tried a few other mowers that were so called "commercial" and this mower cuts circles around them, the cut is much smoother, does not leave any tall blades of grass behind, the 25 HP Briggs engine does not bog down, even in tall grass. Highly recommend this mower.

Pros

  • great mower smooth ride

Cons

  • needs bigger gas tank

Jeff31

From: Wilson, NC, USA

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

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