2013 News Releases and Information
John Deere launches new X700 diesel lawn tractors
These new models are suitable for a wide range of private and commercial customers, including landscapers, contractors and local authorities.
The new range includes:
All three new models offer a redesigned fully welded steel frame that provides maximum strength rated at 17.9kW/24hp, and an engine with a displacement of 904cc.
The liquid-cooled three-cylinder diesel engine offers the right capacity to handle demanding commercial applications. Efficient combustion reduces exhaust emissions, increases fuel economy and consequently reduces operating costs.
All three models also come with a redesigned air intake for improved air management and cooler operating temperatures.
The permanent hydraulic four-wheel drive system on the X758 lawn tractor avoids turf damage by adjusting the speed automatically on each front wheel. The X754 model’s improved four-wheel steering system provides maximum manoeuvrability and efficient trimming around landscape features and other obstacles.
Three rotary mower decks are available for all 3 models. The 48C, 54HC and 60HC, are shaft-driven, stamped from a single piece of heavy-duty steel and painted in a dual stage process, to provide extra durability and protection from rust. Cutting widths are of 122, 137 and 152cm (48, 54 and 60in), and mulching kits are available as an option. The brand new 54HC and 60HC decks feature higher capacity and a standard Drive-Over system for easy and quick attachment and removal of the deck. The operator no longer needs to push the deck under the tractor.
An optional AutoConnect system, as featured on John Deere’s bigger compact utility tractor range, is also available on the 54HC and 60HC high capacity mower decks. The operator simply needs to drive over the deck, allowing both the deck and the drive shaft to be automatically connected. This exclusive system allows customers to change between implements quickly and helps them save time.
The new, more modern styling of all three X700 Series models now shares the same overall family design as the rest of the John Deere lawn tractor range. Operator comfort and safety have also been improved in a number of areas. These include a new lighting system to enable longer working hours, and an improved ergonomic position for the operator with a standard high-back, deep cushioned comfort seat with adjustable tilt back, along with an optional arm rest kit to help the operator stay relaxed. The new design also makes it easier to get on and off the machine.
For straightforward access and operation, full instrumentation and automotive-type controls are colour-coded and conveniently located. The new layout includes an additional reverse implement option (RIO) button for additional safety and easy-to-use hydraulic control levers with a float position. Hydrostatic TwinTouch foot pedals allow the operator to easily control the tractor’s direction and speed without having to lift their foot of the platform.
Additional standard features include power steering, an easy to access storage compartment that contains the deck leveling tool and height of cut adjustment tool, a cup holder and a 12V outlet. There will be an optional rear three-point hitch with PTO available. The X750 and X758 come with optional road homologation.
For extra versatility, a wide range of attachments can be used with the new John Deere X700 Series diesel lawn tractors, including material collection systems, a front hitch, utility carts, a rotary brush and blade. More front and rear attachments are available through the specialised John Deere dealer channel.