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Residential & Acreage Z540R with 48-, 54-, or 60-in. High Capacity Deck

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  • 24 hp (17.9 kW)* V-Twin engine
  • Exclusive 48-, 54-, or 60-in. high-capacity mower deck
  • 9-mph ground speed
  • 23 x 10.5 rear tires for superior traction


Make/Model John Deere Z540R Residential ZTrak™ Mower with 48-, 54-, or 60-in. High Capacity Deck
Power 24 hp (17.9 kW)
Model number FS730V
Displacement 44.3 cu in. (726 cc)
Cylinders V-twin
Lubrication Full pressure with replaceable filter, capacity, 2.2 U.S. qt (2.1 L)
Type Overhead valve
Battery 12 V (300 CCA)
Choke/speed control Separate control levers
Cooling method Air
Fuel tank capacity 4.5 U.S. gal. (17 L)
Fuel gauge Fuel level sight line
Dual hydros Tuff Torq TZ17-M with 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles
Forward speed 0-9 mph (0-14.5 km/h)
Reverse speed 0-4.5 mph (0-7.2 km/h)
Speed and direction control Twin premium levers
Control adjustment 3-height/18 positions
Frame Heavy-duty frame tubing
Primer/paint E-coat/powder
Front caster tires 13x6.5-6
Front caster bearings Sealed ball bearings
Drive tires 23x10.5-12
Hourmeter Yes
Service interval decal Yes
Storage compartment Yes
Cup holder Yes
Seat back height High back with armrests, 20 in. (50.8 cm)
Fore-aft adjustment While seated, 4.5 in. (11.4 cm)
Seat suspension Two springs
Type Foot lift and hand lever
Mower cut height 1-4 in. (2.5-10.2 cm)
Cut height increments 0.25 in. (0.64 cm)
Preset cut height Yes
Width of cut 48 in. (122 cm); 54 in. (137 cm); 60 in. (152 cm)
Type High-capacity side discharge
Mower deck material 9 gauge 0.15 in. (3.8 mm)
Mower drive system V-belt
Type Electric, 125 lb-ft (169 Nm)
Drive V-belt
Wheelbase 48.7 in. (123.7 cm)
Overall length 76.7 in. (194.8 cm)
Width without mower 47.8 in. (121.4 cm)
Width with mower 48 HC, 62.4 in. (158.5 cm); 54 HC, 68.3 in. (173.5 cm); 60 HC, 73.5 in. (186.7 cm)
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 48 HC, 53.6 in. (136.1 cm); 54 HC, 59.6 in. (173.5 cm); 60 HC, 65.6 in. (166.6 cm)
Height 46.1 in. (117.1 cm)
Weight With mower and fuel, 48 HC, 697 lb (316 kg); With mower and fuel, 54 HC, 717 lb (325 kg); With mower and fuel, 60 HC, 738 lb (335 kg)
Operator presence system Yes
Park brake interlock Yes
Safety video Yes
Note 1 Mower wash port makes cleaning the deck easier
Note 2 Flip-up foot platform for easy service access
Note 3 18-position adjustable motion-control levers
U.S. warranty 4 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 or for details.)
Rear bagger 48 HC and 54 HC, 6.5 bu (229.1 L)
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Mulching system Yes
Single light kit  
Double light kit Yes
Rubber floor mat Standard
Sun shade  
Mounted sprayer 15 U.S. gal. (56.8 L)
Storage cover Yes
Light kit Dual headlight kit
Material collection system 48 HC and 54 HC, Power Flow rear bagger, 6.5 bu (229.1 L)
Date collected 19-Apr-2017