Lawn & Garden Z535R

Z500 Series Lawn & Garden Z535R

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Features

Design includes a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame

ZTrak Mowers are designed around a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame for strength and reliability.

Large front caster wheels and large rear drive wheels provide several operator benefits:

  • Smoother ride
  • Better slope performance
  • More operator comfort over uneven ground
  • Better traction

The operator platform is roomy and uncluttered for maximum comfort, and the controls are convenient to use:

  • Easy to get on and off the mower
  • Ample legroom for comfortable operation
  • Adjustable motion-control levers for height and position, enabling the operator to stay comfortable while using them
  • Color-coded and logically placed controls

 

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

A 25-hp (18.6-kW) V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:

  • V-twin cylinder design gives greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality.
  • Engine model M44 Cyclonic™
  • Electronic ignition contributes to fast starts.
  • Cast-iron cylinder sleeves provide a long-wearing surface for longer engine life.
  • Overhead valves allow the engine to breathe easily for excellent power and fuel economy.
  • Rear engine guard protects the engine and provides additional vehicle strength and integrity.

 

Cyclonic air-management system removes larger particles of dirt before they reach the air filter for reduced filter maintenance and longer engine life:

  • Cyclonic design ejects large dirt particles before they make contact with the filter.
  • Large, high-quality dry-type paper element air filter thoroughly cleans engine intake air.
  • The air filter is easily removed for cleaning or replacement.

 

Full-pressure lubrication system provides plenty of oil to the engines moving parts to ensure reliable operation and long life:

  • Replaceable oil filter keeps the oil cleaner for a longer engine life.
    • Extends the time between oil changes
  • Full-pressure lubrication is more effective when operating on an incline.

 

No-tools oil-drain cap with hose and oil filter drip tray are provided for easy, no-mess maintenance.

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

 

Operator station is designed for comfort and convenience

The operator station is designed for operator comfort and convenience in operating all controls:

  • Excellent visibility forward and to the trim side of the deck makes operation easy and comfortable for the operator.
  • Controls are color coded for easy identification.
  • Twin-lever motion-control levers adjust, using cut-height pin/socket, for convenience and operator comfort.
  • Shock absorbers dampen control movements to give smooth operation.

 

Comfortable seats with two suspension springs and no-tools fore-aft seat adjustment, that can be used by the operator while seated:

  • Z525E – Medium-back, 15-in. (38-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment
  • Z535M – High-back, 18-in. (45.7-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment
  • Z540M – High-back, 18-in. (45.7-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment
  • Z535R – High-back, 20-in. (50.8-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 4.5-in. (11.4-cm) fore-aft adjustment
  • Z540R – High-back, 20-in. (50.8-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 4.5-in. (11.4-cm) fore-aft adjustment


Two steel springs under the seat absorb shocks when traveling over rougher areas to provide a smoother ride.

The commercial-style steel footrest flips up to provide easy access for servicing the mower deck:

  • Easy to clean grass off the top of the mower
  • Provides convenient access to the mower drive

 

Serviceability is designed-in for convenience

A convenient service interval decal provides basic maintenance information. It provides a quick-reference for keeping recommended service up to date.

The footrest area is hinged and easily raised for service to mower deck:

  • It is necessary to remove just one bolt that can be conveniently removed with the lift-height pin.
  • Easy to clean grass off the top of the mower
  • Provides convenient access to the mower drive

 

Controls are convenient and easy to use

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

  • Increased operator comfort
  • Can adjust for the most precise control of the machine

 

A standard shock absorber for the motion-control levers makes it easy and comfortable to maneuver the ZTrak™ Mowers:

  • Shock absorber modulates the movement of the control levers for smoother operation.
  • Operator can smoothly and precisely control the machine.

 

Tracking adjustment from the operator seat is quick and easy. A cut-height pin provides an easy method to adjust the motion-control levers:

  • The socket included on the cut-height pin can be used for the operator to use when making a tracking adjustment.

 

The operator control panel is conveniently located and easy to use.

The instruments and controls are as follows:

  • Hour meter
  • Ignition switch
  • Power take-off (PTO) control
  • Engine speed control
  • Engine choke control

 

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.
  • Once the engine is started, the park brake must be disengaged before operating the motion-control levers.

 

The Z535R and Z540R include a foot-lift pedal along with the hand-lift lever to make raising the mower deck easier. The foot-lift pedal also provides a convenient way to temporarily raise the mower deck over an obstruction while mowing:

  • Mower deck cutting height adjusts from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments for optimum cut quality and performance.
  • Mower deck adjustment has built-in memory so the operator can easily return to the desired cutting height.
  • Foot pedal provides easy lifting of the deck

 

Serviceability is designed-in for convenience

 A convenient service interval decal provides basic maintenance information. It provides a quick-reference for keeping recommended service up to date.

The footrest area is hinged and easily raised for service to mower deck:

  • It is necessary to remove just one bolt that can be conveniently removed with the lift-height pin.
  • Easy to clean grass off the top of the mower
  • Provides convenient access to the mower drive

 

The engines are easy to service, including changing the oil and the oil filter and servicing the air filter.

Accel Deep™ Mower Decks have several features that make them easy to service:

  • Flat-top design minimizes places for debris to collect.
  • Spring-loaded, flip-up belt guards make removing debris easy.
  • Provision is provided for a standard, 3/8-in. (9.5-mm) ratchet wrench to be used for releasing belt tension when removing the drive belt.

Tie-down locations are provided for convenience and safety when trailering the machine.

 

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

MulchControl™ for 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ (48A) and 54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) High-Capacity (HC) Mower Decks is convenient to use

Specifications

Model number John Deere Z535R ZTrak™ Mower with 54-in. High Capacity Deck
KEY SPECS  
Engine power 25 hp18.6 kW
Engine model number M44 Cyclonic
Forward speed 0-9 mph0-14.5 km/h
Front caster tires 13x6.5-6
Drive tires 23x10.5-12
Seat back height High back with armrests, 21 in.53 cm
Width of cut High capacity mower deck, 54 in.137 cm
Mulching system Optional MulchControl™ attachment
ENGINE  
Power 25 hp18.6 kW
Model number M44 Cyclonic
Displacement 44.2 cu in.724 cc
Cylinders V-twin
Lubrication Full pressure with replaceable filter, capacity, 2 U.S. qt1.9 L
Type Overhead valve
Battery 12 V300 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
DRIVE TRAIN  
Dual hydros Tuff Torq TZ17-M with 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles
Hydraulic pumps  
Wheel motors  
TRAVEL SPEED  
Forward speed 0-9 mph0-14.5 km/h
Reverse speed 0-4.5 mph0-7.2 km/h
Speed and direction control Twin premium levers
Control adjustment 3-height/18 positions
CHASSIS  
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  
Seat back height High back with armrests, 21 in.53 cm
Fore-aft adjustment While seated, 4.5 in.11.4 cm
Seat suspension Two springs
LIFT SYSTEM  
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
MOWER DECK  
Width of cut High capacity mower deck, 54 in.137 cm
Type High-capacity side discharge
Mower deck material 9 gauge0.15 in.3.8 mm
Mower drive system V-belt
PTO  
Type Electric, 125 lb-ft169.5 Nm
Drive V-belt
DIMENSIONS  
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 68.3 in.173.5 cm
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 59.6 in.151.4 cm
Height 46.1 in.117.1 cm
Weight With mower and fuel, 710 lb322 kg
SAFETY  
Operator presence system Yes
Park brake interlock Yes
Safety video Yes
BUYER'S NOTES  
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
OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS  
Rear bagger 6.5 bu229.1 L
Powered collection  
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 Power Flow™ rear bagger, 6.5 bu229.1 L
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  
Date collected 02-May-2018

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