John Deere Z540R Residential ZTrak™ Mower with 48-, 54-, or 60-in. High Capacity Deck

  • Reliable and efficient 24 hp (17.9 kW)* V-Twin engine
  • Exclusive 48-, 54-, or 60-in. high-capacity mower deck
  • High-back, 21-in. seat with adjustable armrests and 4.5-in. fore-aft adjustment
  • 9-mph ground speed
  • 23 x 10.5 rear tires for superior traction


+ Engine is smooth and powerful V-twin design with features for reliability and long life

+ Serviceability is designed-in for convenience

+ Design includes a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame

+ The Edge™ Cutting System High-Capacity (HC) 60-in. (152-cm) Mower Deck

+ The Edge™ Cutting System high-capacity (HC) 48-in. (122-cm) Mower Deck handles larger volumes of grass

+ Operator station is designed for comfort and convenience

+ Controls are convenient and easy to use

+ The Edge™ Cutting System high-capacity (HC) 54-in. (137-cm) Mower Deck


Power24 hp
17.9 kW
Model numberFS730V
Displacement44.3 cu in.
726 cc
LubricationFull pressure with replaceable filter, capacity, 2.2 U.S. qt
2.1 L
TypeOverhead valve
Battery12 V
300 CCA
Choke/speed controlSeparate control levers
Cooling methodAir
Fuel tank capacity4.5 U.S. gal.
17 L
Fuel gaugeFuel level sight line

Drive train

Dual hydrosTuff Torq TZ17-M with 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles
Hydraulic pumps
Wheel motors

Travel speed

Forward speed0-9 mph
0-14.5 km/h
Reverse speed0-4.5 mph
0-7.2 km/h
Speed and direction controlTwin premium levers
Control adjustment3-height/18 positions


FrameHeavy-duty frame tubing
Front caster tires13x6.5-6
Front caster bearingsSealed ball bearings
Drive tires23x10.5-12
Service interval decalYes
Storage compartmentYes
Cup holderYes


Seat back heightHigh back with armrests, 20 in.
50.8 cm
Fore-aft adjustmentWhile seated, 4.5 in.
11.4 cm
Seat suspensionTwo springs

Lift system

TypeFoot lift and hand lever
Mower cut height1-4 in.
2.5-10.2 cm
Cut height increments0.25 in.
0.64 cm
Preset cut heightYes

Mower deck

Width of cut48 in.
122 cm
54 in.
137 cm
60 in.
152 cm
TypeHigh-capacity side discharge
Mower deck material9 gauge
0.15 in.
3.8 mm
Mower drive systemV-belt


TypeElectric, 125 lb-ft
169 Nm


Wheelbase48.7 in.
123.7 cm
Overall length76.7 in.
194.8 cm
Width without mower47.8 in.
121.4 cm
Width with mower48 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
Height46.1 in.
117.1 cm
WeightWith 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 systemYes
Park brake interlockYes
Safety videoYes

Buyer's notes

Note 1Mower wash port makes cleaning the deck easier
Note 2Flip-up foot platform for easy service access
Note 318-position adjustable motion-control levers
U.S. warranty4 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.)

Optional attachments

Rear bagger48 HC and 54 HC, 6.5 bu
229.1 L
Powered collection
Mulching systemYes
Single light kit
Double light kitYes
Rubber floor matStandard
Sun shade
Mounted sprayer15 U.S. gal.
56.8 L
Storage coverYes
Light kitDual headlight kit
Material collection system48 HC and 54 HC, Power Flow? rear bagger, 6.5 bu
229.1 L

Additional information

Date collected19-Apr-2017