John Deere X304 Lawn Tractor

  • 18HP Kawasaki V-Twin Engine
  • 42" Mower Deck
  • 4-Wheel Steering
  • Hydrostatic Drive with Cruise Control
MSRP: $3,799.00
  • Financing Available
John Deere X304 Lawn Tractor

The John Deere X304 lawn tractor is on a 4 wheel steering platform to allow for tighter turning and improved trimming capability.

The X304 is powered by an 18hp Kawasaki engine and hydrostatic drive transmission durable enough to handle seasonal use for snow removal, leaf removal, and spring turf renovation projects.

Equipped with a 42" mower deck the X304 offers user friend features including on the go deck leveling and foot assist deck lift.

4 Year Warranty

18.5HP Kawasaki V-Twin Engine
  • Powerful 18HP Kawasaki V-Twin Engine comes equipped with the patented Twin Touch foot controlled hydro-transmission with cruise control
  • Capable of forward speeds up to 5.5MPH and reverse speeds up to 4MPH
  • Full-pressure lubrication and oil filter for cleaner oil, prolonging engine life and extending the time between oil changes
  • Powered by a John Deere iTorque power system - a combination of engine features and an exclusive hood design that provides superior lugging ability, even cooling, and durability
  • 15-amp flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the batter and power electrical equipment such as lights or a sprayer
   42"  Mower Deck with Edge Xtra Deck System
  • The 42" or 48" two-spindle, 3-in-1 mower is constructed of 12 gauge steel for long life
  • Deep-deck mower design lifts grass for a clean, even cut while the smooth underside prevents grass buildup and evenly disperses grass clippings
  • Rolled outer edge of the deck provides extra strength and protection
  • Dual-stage E-coat and powder paint coatings provide extra protection from rust
  • Includes mower wash port for easy cleaning of the deck
   Exact Adjust On-Board Deck Leveling
  • On-board deck-leveling gauge allows for the mower deck to level side-to-side
  • Set the correct amount of rake (front-to-back deck orientation)
  • Calibrate the cutting heigh to the cut-height adjusting knob setting
   Warranty and Parts Support
  • John Deere 4 Year Factory Warranty (extended warranty available)
  • Half the value of a great product is the service and parts to back it up
  • High Performance & Low Maintenance - You will be saving time and money with a better resale value
   4-Wheel Steering
  • Provides very significant maneuverability and trimming advantages
  • Designed for tighter turns with a smaller turning radius
  • Maneuver around smaller objects within your landscaping
Manufacturer John Deere
Model X304 (4WS) (2012)
Power  18.5 hp* (13.8 kW)  
Cylinders  V-twin, cast-iron liners  
Type  OHV, oil filter  
Charging System  15 amp regulated  
Battery  195 cold-crank amps  
Choke/Speed Control  Separate levers  
Fuel Tank Capacity  3.3 U.S. gal. (12.5 L)  
Displacement  36.8 cu in. (603 cc)  
Control  Twin Touch pedals  
Cruise Control  Standard
Forward Speed  0-5.5 mph  
Reverse Speed  0-4.0 mph  
Type  K46 automatic  
Frame  Welded heavy-duty  
Primer/Paint  E-coat/powder
Front Tires  15x6-6
Rear Tires  20x10-10
Front Axle  Cast iron  
Hood Material  Xenoy
Hourmeter  Yes
Service Interval Decal  Yes
Tool Tray  On fender and under seat  
Cupholder  Yes
Turning Radius  15 in.  
Uncut Circle Radius  16 in. (42X mower)  
Spindle Bushings  Metal, replaceable  
Type  4-wheel steer  
Seat Back Height  15 in. open back  
Fore-aft Adjustment  7 in. while seated  
Seat Suspension  Two coil springs, three-position no-tools adjustment for operator weight  
Lift System  
Mower Cut Height  1 in. to 4 in., 13 position  
Cut Height Increments  0.25 in.  
Preset Cut Height  Yes
Type  Foot pedal with optional adjustable spring assist  
Mower Deck Material  0.105 in. (42X)  
Mower Drive System  In-line belt, electric PTO  
Mower Cutting Width  42 in.  
Mower Level Adjustment  Exact Adjust ports and onboard deck-leveling gauge  
Mower Wheel Adjustment  4-position, tool required  
Type  Side discharge  
Mower Attachability  
Front Draft Arms  Two-point mounting  
Rear Draft Arms  Two pins and spring clips  
Belt Tension  Spring
Mower Wheels Rotate  No
Meets ANSI Standard  Yes
OPEI Label  ---
Backup Protection  RIO
Safety Video  Yes
Buyer's Notes  
Note 1  4-wheel steering for unmatched maneuverability and trimming capability  
Note 2  One-piece hood for easy service access  
Note 3  Durable E-coat primer and powder-paint finish  
U.S. List Price  $3,699 w/42X mower ($3,199 for California model, less deck)  
Optional Attachments  
Mowers  42X (standard)  
Rear Bagger  ---
Powered Collection  ---
Mulching System  Yes
Front Thatcher  38, 46, 54 in.  
Front Blade  44 in.  
Front Bumper  Standard, also styled bumper option  
Tow-Behind Tools  16
Brush Guard  Yes
Bucket Holder  Yes, double  
Material Collection System  7-bu 2-bag  
Snow Blower  44 in.  
Tractor Shovel  40 in.  
Height  43-in. (109 cm)  
Overall Length  72-in. (183 cm)  
Weight  611 lb (277 kg) with mower, no fuel  
Wheelbase  49.4-in. (125 cm)  
Width with mower  53-in. (135 cm)  
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)  44-in. (111.8 cm)  
Width without mower  41-in. (104 cm)  
Specifications are based on published information at the time of publication.Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices are in dollars and only applicable to products sold in the United States.In all cases, current published price lists and incentive program bulletins will take precedence.All trademarked terms, including John Deere, the leaping deer symbol and the colors green and yellow used herein are the property of Deere & Company,unless otherwise noted.