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Description

Comfortable ride delivered by an operator station with adjustable controls and ComfortGlide™ suspension

Operator stationOperator station

 

Color-coded controls are easy to identifyColor-coded controls are easy to identify

 

The operator station is designed to provide superior operator comfort for many different operators:

  • Large foot platform
    • Ample legroom for comfortable operation
    • Rubber floor mat for extra foot comfort
    • Optional foot pegs (not shown) allow various comfortable positions for operator’s feet
  • Adjustable seat position, armrests, and spring suspension to suit each operator
    • Control panel conveniently located to the right of the seat
  • Adjustable motion-control levers
    • Upper and lower positioning combined with forward and rearward tilt offers more legroom and hand positions
COMFORTABLE SEAT
Comfortable seat with adjustable armrestsComfortable seat with adjustable armrests

 

John Deere

Z530M

ZTrak™ Mower with 48-in. Deck

 

 

 

 

ComfortGlide™ suspension seat adjustment leverComfortGlide™ suspension seat adjustment lever

 

The comfortable seat has two suspension springs, fore-aft seat adjustment, and ComfortGlide suspension:

  • A 20-in. (50.8-cm) high-back seat has thick foam padding for good support and comfort.
  • Armrests give you extra support.
  • 3-in. (7.6-cm) no-tools, fore-aft adjustment makes almost any operator comfortable.
SEAT SUSPENSION
Long steel seat springs (left)Long steel seat springs (left)

 

Long steel seat springs (right)Long steel seat springs (right)

 

  • Two long steel springs absorb shocks when traveling over rougher areas.
  • ComfortGlide is an additional system that allows controlled fore and aft movement of the seat when experiencing undulations in uneven terrain. (M and R Series only).
      • Dramatically reduces horizontal vibrations and reduces jarring
      • Feel of ride is as if the operator is floating over the ground
      • Makes a big improvement to operator ride comfort
      • Allows front-to-rear movement, 1-in. (2.5-cm) forward and 1-in. (2.5-cm) rearward, to be absorbed
      • One lever with three positions
        • Slide seat fore/aft up to 3 in. (7.6 cm)
        • Engage isolator function to allow movement up to 1 in. (2.5 cm) fore and aft
        • Disengage isolator function to lock seat in position
FOOT PEGS (STANDARD ON R SERIES, OPTIONAL ON E AND M SERIES)
Foot platform with optional foot pegs installed on Z515EFoot platform with optional foot pegs installed on Z515E

 

Foot pegs provide you with more foot placement options and act as convenient handles to remove and replace the foot platform.

NOTE: Foot pegs are standard on the Z530R and Z545R and an optional extra-cost kit on the Z515E and Z530M.

CUP HOLDER AND STORAGE COMPARTMENT
Dual beverage holderDual beverage holder

 

Storage compartmentStorage compartment

 

The dual beverage holder on the left fender and storage compartment on the right fender add convenience for the operator:

  • Room for two drink containers of various sizes for longer mowing jobs
  • Storage compartment provides a safe and convenient location to store tools and supplies

NOTE: A storage compartment cover is standard on the Z530R and Z545R.

12-V CHARGE PORT
12-V charge port12-V charge port

 

12-V outlet is located within the storage compartment for the convenience of connecting a variety of electrical and electronic equipment.

Easy-to-see-and-use electric fuel gauge, instruments, and controls

CONTROL CONSOLE INCLUDES AN EASY-TO-READ FUEL GAUGE
Control consoleControl console

 

Electric fuel gaugeElectric fuel gauge

 

The control console is located to the right of the operator station and includes the following:

  • Digital display
    • Easy-to-read fuel gauge keeps track of the amount of fuel remaining to minimize time spent stopping to refuel.
    • Hour meter shows operating hours to keep maintenance on schedule.
  • Ignition switch
  • Power take-off (PTO) control (yellow)
  • Engine speed control (orange)
  • Spring-loaded engine choke control so it is not inadvertently left on
  • Space for an optional light kit switch
  • Space for an additional electric control switch
FUEL SIGHT WIDOW AND FILL CAP
Fuel sight windowFuel sight window

 

Fuel sight window and fuel fill capFuel sight window and fuel fill cap

 

A conveniently located fuel-sight window allows the operator to view the fuel level when approaching the vehicle from the front:

  • Semi-clear material makes seeing how much fuel is in the tank quick and easy.
  • Large, 3-in. (7.6-cm) diameter 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
MOWER DECK LIFT AND CUT HEIGHT
Mower lift pedal and cut-height adjustmentMower lift pedal and cut-height adjustment

 

Mower deck cut-height adjustment and transport lockMower deck cut-height adjustment and transport lock

 

Mower deck cutting height can be adjusted from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments for excellent cut quality and performance:

  • A convenient foot-lift pedal is used to raise the mower deck for setting cut height or locking mower in the raised or transport position.
  • A lift-assist spring is provided to optimize the effort it takes to raise the mower deck.
CUT-HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT AND TRANSPORT LOCK
  • To adjust cut height, simply push down on the foot-lift pedal, place the cut-height pin in the desired location, and release the foot-lift pedal to lower the deck to the chosen height.
  • Use the foot-lift pedal to lock the deck in transport mode. Simply depress the pedal all the way and the deck will lock into transport mode.
  • To unlock and lower the deck, push down on the foot-lift pedal, pull up on the transport unlock lever, and release the foot-lift pedal to lower the deck to the chosen height.
ADJUSTABLE STEERING LEVERS
Motion-control levers in operating positionMotion-control levers in operating position

 

Motion-control levers in park positionMotion-control levers in park position

 

Motion control levers are shaped and located for operator comfort and ease of control.

18-position control lever adjustment, low18-position control lever adjustment, low

 

18-position control lever adjustment, high18-position control lever adjustment, high

 

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

  • Combined height and fore/aft adjustments provide 18 positions
  • Increased operator comfort with more leg room and more hand positions
  • Adjustable for most precise control of the machine
TRACKING ADJUSTMENT
Tracking adjustment boltsTracking adjustment bolts

 

Tracking adjustment toolTracking adjustment tool

 

Tracking adjustment can be made from the operator seat with the provided tool.

PARK BRAKE
Park brake leverPark brake lever

 

Motion-control levers in park positionMotion-control levers in park position

 

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.
  • Motion-control levers must be in the outward position for the engine to crank.

Brake-and-go logic:

  • Park brake must be engaged for the engine to crank.
  • Once the engine is started, the park brake must be disengaged before operating the motion-control levers.
  • Park brake must be disengaged before operating the motion-control levers or the engine will stall.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
Interlock switch is located under the seatInterlock switch is located under the seat

 

Safety interlocks help prevent operating in an unsafe way:

  • The parking brake must be engaged for the engine to crank.
    • Parking brake is set when motion-control levers are in the outward position.
  • The operator presence system requires the operator to be in the seat to operate the PTO.
  • The key switch interlock prevents bypass starting.
  • If the operator leaves the seat when the PTO is engaged, the controls are in the operating position, or the parking brake is not set, the engine will shut down.
  • The seat interlock switch disengages the mower when the operator leaves the seat.
  • The engine will stall if the operator leaves the seat without the motion-control levers in the outward position and the parking brake set.

    Superior cut quality and productivity from the flat-top design of Accel Deep™ Mower Decks

    ZTrak™ Z515E with 48A Mower DeckZTrak™ Z515E with 48A Mower Deck

     

    ZTrak Z515E with 48A Mower DeckZTrak Z515E with 48A Mower Deck

     

    The 48-in. (122-cm), 54-in. (137-cm), and 60-in. (152-cm) Accel Deep Mower Decks are a forged-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 or in tall grass:

    • 4.83-in. (12.3-cm) (48A/54A) or 4.91-in. (12.5-cm) (60A) depth throughout the entire deck shell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance.
      • Optional MulchControl™ system provides superior mulching performance and versatility.
    • Forged-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 reduce scalping.
    • 0.25-in. (6.4-mm) cut-height increments allow the mower to be set at the desired cut height
    COMPATIBILITY

    Superior performance and long life with a smooth and powerful 44.3-cu in. (726-cc) V-twin engine

    V-twin engineV-twin engine

     

    Convenient cover for air cleaner and cleanout port serviceConvenient cover for air cleaner and cleanout port service

     

    The Z530M and Z530R have a large 44.3-cu in. (726-cc) displacement engine with premium features that provide superior performance and reliability.

    • Easy inspection and removal of any debris that may have collected using two large cleanout ports that are integrated into the engine shroud over the cylinder heads.
    • Engine service times, reliability, and life are increased with the use of premium engine oil and air filtering systems, as well as the cooling design.

    Experience plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions with the 24-hp (17.9-kW) V-twin engine:

    • Greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality from the V-twin cylinder design
    • Fast starts with electronic ignition
    • Long engine life with cast-iron cylinder liners
    • Excellent power and fuel economy with overhead valves
    • Reliable operation with in-line fuel filter
    Engine easy accessEngine easy access

     

    The engine speed lever and choke control lever are separate controls:

    • The engine speed lever is easy to use – there is no need to worry about pushing too far and engaging the choke like on single throttle/choke lever systems.

    The engine area is open for visibility to important service points, making it easy to inspect and clean the engine.

    4.5-GAL. (17-L) FUEL CAPACITY FOR EXTENDED MOWING TIMES
    Fuel tank and fuel sight windowFuel tank and fuel sight window

     

    Fuel fill capFuel fill cap

     

    The 4.5-gal. (17-L) fuel tank is easy to fill and has a sight-level window and dash-mounted gauge:

    • Longer times between refills with the large tank
    • Easy to see how much fuel is in the tank by viewing the sight gauge when approaching from the front of the machine
    • Easy filling and minimum chance of spills with a large, 3-in. (7.6-cm) diameter fuel opening that is low and angled

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

    Protective zone around the operator is provided by the rollover protective structure (ROPS)

    Clean, open operator stationClean, open operator station

     

    Standard folding ROPSStandard folding ROPS

     

    The spacious operator station has been designed for comfort, visibility, and ease of use:

    • Getting on and off easy with the flat operator platform.
    • Convenient-to-use controls are located close to the operator.
    • Operator controls are color coded and designed for easy identification and operation.

    The ROPS and seat belt work in conjunction to provide a protective zone around the operator:

    • It reduces the operator’s risk of being crushed under the vehicle should it overturn.
    • In most situations, the ROPS limits the overturn to little more than 90 degrees.
    • When used with a seatbelt, the ROPS is very effective in preventing deaths and serious injuries.
      • Use of the seat belt is recommended when operating with ROPS in the upright position.
    ROPS folded at intermediate positionROPS folded at intermediate position

     

    ROPS folded downROPS folded down

     

    Foldable ROPS and retractable seat belt are standard equipment:

    • Handles on the position pins provide a good grip and make changing the angle of the ROPS easier.
    • The door height of most garages will accommodate the machine with ROPS in the fully raised position.
      • Easy-fold ROPS improves the ability to store the ZTrak™ mower in structures with a lower door opening.
    Model Height at top of ROPS in fully raised position
    Z515E, Z530R 70.1 in. (178 cm)
    Z530R, Z545R 70.7 in. (179.6 cm)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Engine power 24 hp
    17.9 kW
    Engine model number FR730V
    Forward speed 0-8 mph
    0-12.9 km/h
    Front caster tires 13×6.5-6
    Drive tires 22×9.5-10
    Seat back height High back with armrests and ComfortGlide™, 20 in.
    50.8 cm
    Width of cut Accel Deep™ mower deck, 48 in.
    122 cm
    Accel Deep mower deck, 54 in.
    137 cm
    Accel Deep mower deck, 60 in.
    152 cm
    Mulching system Optional MulchControl™ attachment, 48 in.
    122 cm
    Optional MulchControl attachment, 54 in.
    137 cm
    Optional MulchControl attachment, 60 in.
    152 cm
    Warranty 4 year or 300 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.)
    Key SpecsBRAND NEW

     

    Power 24 hp
    17.9 kW
    Model number FR730V
    Displacement 44.3 cu in.
    726 cc
    Cylinders V-twin
    Lubrication Full pressure with replaceable filter, capacity, 2 U.S. qt
    1.9 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 Electric gauge and fuel level sight line
    Engine

     

    Dual hydros Tuff Torq® TZT7-U with 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles
    Drive train

     

    Forward speed 0-8 mph
    0-12.9 km/h
    Reverse speed 0-4 mph
    0-6.4 km/h
    Speed and direction control Twin premium levers
    Control adjustment 2-height/9-fore-aft, 18 positions
    Travel speed

     

    Frame Heavy-duty frame tubing
    Primer/paint E-coat/powder
    Front caster tires 13×6.5-6
    Front caster bearings Sealed ball bearings
    Drive tires 22×9.5-10
    Hour meter Yes
    Service interval decal Yes
    Storage compartment Yes
    Cup holder Yes
    Maximum towing capacity 250 lb
    113 kg
    Chassis

     

    Seat back height High back with armrests and ComfortGlide, 20 in.
    50.8 cm
    Fore-aft adjustment While seated, 3 in.
    7.6 cm
    Seat suspension Two springs and ComfortGlide
    Seat

     

    Type Foot lift
    Mower cut height 1-4 in.
    2.5-10.2 cm
    Cut height increments 0.25 in.
    0.64 cm
    Preset cut height Yes
    Lift system

     

    Width of cut Accel Deep mower deck, 48 in.
    122 cm
    Accel Deep mower deck, 54 in.
    137 cm
    Accel Deep mower deck, 60 in.
    152 cm
    Type Side discharge
    Mower deck material 10 gauge
    0.135 in.
    3.4 mm
    Mower drive system V-belt
    Mower deck

     

    Type Electric, 105 lb-ft
    142.4 Nm
    Drive V-belt
    PTO

     

    Wheelbase 49.2 in.
    1250 mm
    Overall length 76.9 in.
    1953 mm
    Width without mower 46.6 in.
    1184 mm
    Width with mower 48A: 62.8 in.
    1595 mm
    54A: 68.6 in.
    1742 mm
    60A: 73.4 in.
    1864 mm
    Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 48A: 53.9 in.
    1370 mm
    54A: 59.7 in.
    1517 mm
    60A: 65.6 in.
    1667 mm
    Height ROPS in folded position: 48.6 in.
    1235 mm
    ROPS in raised position: 71.1 in.
    1806 mm
    Weight With mower and fuel, 48A, 772 lb
    351 kg
    With mower and fuel, 54A, 780 lb
    355 kg
    With mower and fuel, 60A, 788 lb
    358 kg
    Dimensions

     

    Rollover protective structure (ROPS) Yes
    Slope operating limit 15 degrees, 10 degrees with an MCS
    Operator presence system Yes
    Park brake interlock Yes
    Operator video Yes
    Operation

     

    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
    Warranty 4 year or 300 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.)
    Buyer’s notes

     

    Mulching system Optional MulchControl attachment, 48 in.
    122 cm
    Optional MulchControl attachment, 54 in.
    137 cm
    Optional MulchControl attachment, 60 in.
    152 cm
    Rubber floor mat Foot platform only
    Sun shade Optional
    Mounted sprayer No
    Protective cover No
    Light kit Optional 4-point LED Light kit
    Material collection system Power Flow rear bagger, 6.5 bu
    230 L
    Not available on 60A
    Optional attachments

     

    Manufacturing location Greeneville, Tennessee, USA
    Date collected 1-Dec-21

     

    Mower Deck Models Mulching (optional) Material collection (optional)
    48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep (48A) Z530M MulchControl system 6.5-bu (230-L) two-bag Power Flow™ system
    54-in. (137-cm) Accel Deep (54A) Z515E, Z530M MulchControl system 6.5-bu (230-L) two-bag Power Flow system
    60-in. (152-cm) Accel Deep (60A) Z515E, Z530M MulchControl system Not available

     

    PRODUCTIVITY – GETTING THE JOB DONE FAST
    Trim side of Accel Deep Mower DeckTrim side of Accel Deep Mower Deck

     

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

    • Greatly improves the mower’s capacity to maintain excellent mowing performance and cut quality in difficult mowing conditions and at higher speeds
    • 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.

    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
    CLEANLINESS – FOR THE MOWER AND THE OPERATOR
    Accel Deep Mower Deck, trim sideAccel Deep Mower Deck, trim side

     

    Cleaning a mower deck is one of the most frequent maintenance activities. The flat-top shape of the deck forging 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 buildup of material to interfere with the flow of air and clippings
      • Less need to clean and remove buildup of material from underside of 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 drifts onto the operator and mower deck
      • Even for material discharged out the chute, less recutting results in larger pieces that are less likely to end up on the operator
      • Mulching prevents the discharge of material completely and MulchControl makes mulching a practical solution for most mowing situations.
    Mower wash portMower wash port

     

    Mower wash port with hose connectorMower wash port with hose connector

     

    A wash port and hose connector are provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy.

    HOW MULCHCONTROL WORKS
    MulchControl baffle in open positionMulchControl baffle in open position

     

    MulchControl baffle in closed positionMulchControl baffle in closed position

     

    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 halfway 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.
    SUPERIOR DURABILITY IS DESIGNED IN
    Hinged spindle pocket coverHinged spindle pocket cover

     

    Double-captured mower wheelDouble-captured mower wheel

     

    Accel Deep Mower Decks have strong spindle pockets to keep the blades aligned, even after years of tough service:

    • Forged from strong 10-gauge, 0.135-in. (3.4-mm) steel
    • Ribs in the deck shell add strength where it is needed.
    • Mower wheels are double captured:
      • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life
      • Single-bolt adjustment makes setting wheels to the correct cutting height quick and easy
    • Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on engine lower bearings and mower deck bearings for longer life.
    • A 5/8-in. (16-mm) diameter solid-steel rod side guard provides extra strength and protection.
    • Dual-stage E-coat and powder-paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.
    VERSATILITY – EASY TO CHANGE BETWEEN SIDE DISCHARGE, MULCH, AND BAGGING MODES

    Accel Deep Mower Decks are designed for maximum versatility, providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another:

    • With MulchControl, changing from side discharging to mulching or vice versa is done with the simple flip of a lever.
    • On 48A and 54A Mower Decks, the Power Flow rear bagger can be used with MulchControl by simply using the MulchControl lever to move the mulch baffle to the side-discharge position.
    MULCHCONTROL OPTION

    The MulchControl system for Accel Deep Mower Decks is an optional field-installed attachment and makes mulching 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 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 required
    • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings
    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 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. The operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side discharge or bagging when needed.

    While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl still mulches 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 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 cleanup is desired
    6.5-BU (230-L) POWER FLOW REAR BAGGER (NOT AVAILABLE FOR 60-IN. [152-CM] MOWER DECK)
    Power Flow rear baggerPower Flow rear bagger

     

    An optional 6.5-bu (230-L) Power Flow rear bagger material collection system (MCS) is available. It provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves:

    • The Power Flow blower and chute are easy to install.
    • The Power Flow blower swings out for easy cleanout and cleanup. The hopper design provides modern styling, great bagging performance, cleaner operation, and easy-to-empty bags:
      • Easy-to-attach Power Flow blower (ordered separately)
      • Easy-to-attach chute (ordered separately)
      • Air exhaust duct
      • Convenient spring-latch
      • Airflow fill indicator
      • Quik-Tatch™ mounting
      • Sealed hopper top
      • Loose-knit bags available
      • Hopper kit comes with ballast bracket
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