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John Deere X500 Garden Tractor

MODEL NO. X500
  • 24hp Kawasaki V-Twin Engine
  • 48" Mower Deck (54" optional)
  • Hydrostatic Drive
  • Locking Rear Differential
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John Deere X500 Garden Tractor

The John Deere X500 Riding Lawn Mower is the introductory garden tractor in the premium select series line-up of John Deere Riding Mowers. The X500 is equipped with larger tires than a lawn tractor matched to a heavy duty transmission with locking rear differential for faster ground speeds and more traction.

As a garden tractor, the X500 is built on a heavy frame fitted with a large 24HP Kawasaki engine. John Deere's X500 Riding Mower is available in a 48" or 54" mower and can efficiently run a front blade, snow blower, and many rear attachments including a rotary tiller.

4 Year/500hr Warranty

   24HP Kawasaki V-Twin Engine
  • Powerful 24HP Kawasaki V-Twin Engine comes equipped with the patented Twin Touch foot controlled hydro-transmission with cruise control
  • Capable of forward speeds up to 7.2MPH and reverse speeds up to 5.2MPH
  • Full-pressure lubrication and oil filter for cleaner oil, prolonging engine life and extending the time between oil changes
  • 3.5 gallon gas tank
   48" Mower Deck with Edge Xtra Deck System (54" Available)
  • The 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
  CargO Mount System is Heavy Duty for installation of a Variety of Equipment
  • Includes dash and rear fender mounts, plus strong fram mounts with a combination of mounting holes in the tractor hit plate
  • Easily attach optional equipment to the tractor
   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
Manufacturer John Deere
Model X500/48X (2012)
Engine  
Power  24 hp* (17.9 kW)  
Cylinders  V-twin, cast-iron liners  
Type  Overhead valve (OHV), oil filter  
Battery  500 cold-crank amps  
Choke/Speed Control  Separate levers  
Cooling Method  Air
Displacement  44.3 cu in. (726 cc)  
Fuel Gauge  Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity, U.S. gallon  4.4 U.S. gal. (16.7 L)  
Transmission  
Control  Twin Touch pedals  
Cruise Control  Yes, lever on dash  
Forward Speed, mph (km/h)  0 to 7.2 (0 to 11.6)  
Reverse Speed, mph (km/h)  0 to 5.2 (0 to 8.4)  
Type  Automatic with differential lock  
Chassis  
Frame  Fully welded  
Primer/Paint  E-coat/powder
Weight Bracket  Standard rear, optional front - each holds up to four 42 lb Quik-Tatch weights  
Front Tires  16x6.5-8 turf  
Rear Tires  24x12-12 turf  
Front Axle  Cast iron  
Hood Material  Xenoy - reduces sound, will not rust or dent  
Hourmeter  Yes
Service Interval Decal  Yes
Tool Tray  Yes, under seat  
12 Volt Outlet  Yes
Covered Toolbox  Yes
Cup Holder  Yes
Fender Handles  Yes
Steering  
Tilt Steering Wheel  No
Uncut Circle Radius  27 in. (48X Mower)  
Spindle Bushings  Metal, replaceable  
Turning Radius, in. (mm)  22 (559)  
Type  Manual, two-wheel steer  
Seat  
Seat Back Height  15-in. open-back design with grasp  
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  
Mower Deck  
Mower Deck Material  0.120 in. (3 mm)  
Mower Drive System  In-line belt  
Mower Level Adjustment  Exact Adjust ports and onboard deck-leveling gauge  
Mower Wheel Adjustment  Seven-position, spring-loaded pin  
Type  48-in. side discharge mower  
Mower Attachability  
Front Draft Arms  Attached with spring pins at two points  
Rear Draft Arms  Quick-pull pins  
Belt Tension  Spring with release lever  
Mower Wheels Rotate  Yes, 90 degrees for easy mower removal  
Safety  
Meets ANSI Standard  Yes
OPEI Label  ---
Backup Protection  RIO
Safety Video  Yes
Buyer's Notes  
Note 1  Heavy-duty garden tractor transaxle  
Note 2  Steering spindle bushings for long life  
Note 3  Built-in rear weight bracket  
U.S. List Price  $5,799 w/48 in. mower ($4,899 for California model, less deck)  
U.S. Warranty  4 year/500 hour  
Optional Attachments  
Mowers  48X (standard)  
Rear Bagger  ---
Powered Collection  ---
Mulching System  Yes
Front Thatcher  38 in., 46 in., 54 in.  
Front Blade  48 in.  
Rotary Tiller  30 in.  
Front Bumper  Standard, also styled bumper option  
Sleeve Hitch  Yes, implements include box scraper, rear blade, plow, disk, and cultivator  
Tow-Behind Tools  19
Brush Guard  Yes
Bucket Holder  Yes, single and double  
Material Collection System  7-, 14-, 19-bu Power Flow  
Snow Blower  44 in.  
Tractor Shovel  40 in.  
Weather Enclosure  Yes
Dimensions  
Height  45 in. (114.3 cm)  
Overall Length  75 in. (191 cm)  
Weight  760 lb (345 kg) with mower, no fuel  
Wheelbase  51.2 in. (1300 mm)  
Width with mower  58.5-in. (1486 mm)  
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)  52-in. (1321 mm)  
Width without mower  41 in. (104.1 cm)  
Specifications are based on published information at the time of publication.Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices are in dollars and only applicable to products sold in the United States.In all cases, current published price lists and incentive program bulletins will take precedence.All trademarked terms, including John Deere, the leaping deer symbol and the colors green and yellow used herein are the property of Deere & Company,unless otherwise noted.