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Lawn & Garden X540 with 54in deck (2015) / NOT AVAILABLE

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  • Excellent power and performance
  • Heavy-duty welded frame
  • Color-coded controls for easy access
  • 4-year/500-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty


Manufacturer John Deere
Model X540/54X (2014)
Power  23.5* hp 
 17.5 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  Liquid  
Displacement  41.2 cu in. 
 675 cc
Fuel gauge  Yes  
Fuel tank capacity  4.4 U.S. gal. 
 16.7 L
Control  Twin Touch pedals  
Cruise control  Yes, lever on dash  
Forward speed  0-7.2 mph 
 0-11.6 km/h
Reverse speed  0-5.2 mph 
 0-8.4 km/h
Type  Automatic with differential lock  
Frame  Fully welded  
Primer/paint  E-coat/powder  
Weight bracket  Standard front and rear - each holds up to four 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weights  
Front tires  16x6.5-8 turf  
Rear tires  24x12-12 heavy duty all purpose  
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  
Tilt steering wheel  Yes, five position  
Uncut circle radius  54X Mower, 24 in. 
 61 cm
Spindle bushings  Metal, replaceable  
Turning radius  22 in. 
 559 mm
Type  Power, two-wheel steer  
Seat back height  High-back, 21 in. 
 53.3 cm
Fore-aft adjustment  While seated, 7 in. 
 17.8 cm
Seat suspension  Two coil springs, three-position no-tools adjustment for operator weight  
Lift System  
Mower cut height  13 position, 1-4 in. 
 2.5-10.2 cm
Cut height increments  0.25 in. 
 .64 cm
Preset cut height  Yes  
Type  Hydraulic  
Mower deck  
Mower deck material  10 gauge 
 0.135 in.
 3.4 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  Side discharge mower, 54 in. 
 137.2 cm
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  
Meets ANSI standard  Yes  
OPEI label  ---  
Backup protection  RIO  
Safety video  Yes  
Buyer's notes  
Note 1  Heavy-duty garden tractor transaxle  
Note 2  Convenient power steering and hydraulic lift  
Note 3  Built-in front and rear weight brackets  
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 JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)  
Optional attachments  
Mowers  54X (standard)  
Rear bagger  ---  
Powered collection  ---  
Mulching system  Yes  
Front thatcher  38, 46, 54 in. 
 96.5, 116.8, 137.2 cm
Front blade  48 in. 
 121.9 cm
Rotary tiller  Mechanical 30, hydraulic 42 in. 
 76.2, 106.7 cm
Front bumper  Standard equipment  
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 (247-, 493-, 670-L) Power Flow™  
Snow blower  47 in. 
 119.4 cm
Tractor shovel  40 in. 
 101.6 cm
Weather enclosure  Yes  
Height  52 in. 
 132.1 cm
Overall length  79 in. 
 200.7 cm
Weight  Mower, no fuel, 840 lb 
 381 kg
Wheelbase  51.2 in. 
 130 cm
Width with mower  64.5 in. 
 163.8 cm
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)  57.5 in. 
 146.1 cm
Width without mower  41 in. 
 104.1 cm