2017 John Deere Z540R with 60-in. High Capacity Deck


John Deere
Z540R with 60-in. High Capacity Deck



The Z540R offers unmatched quality, performance, and comfort, along with exceptional maneuverability and trimming capability. This mower is designed to efficiently tackle a wide variety of your mowing jobs.

The Z540R is equipped with the Edge™ Cutting System high-capacity mower deck that can side discharge, mulch, or collect with a 6.5-bu Power Flow™ material collection system. It is powered by a smooth-running V-twin engine with long-life features for years of reliable service.

The mower deck is stamped from heavy, 9-gauge, 0.150-in. steel for durability and has a deep-deck design to handle larger volumes of grass. The Z540R's heavy-duty frame, large tires, and convenient controls provide reliability and an enjoyable mowing experience.

  • 24 hp (17.9 kW)* V-Twin engine
  • Exclusive 60-in. high-capacity mower deck
  • 9-mph ground speed
  • 23 x 10.5 rear tires for superior traction
  • Horsepower*: 24 hp (17.9 kW)
  • Model No.: FS730V
  • Displacement: 44.3 cu in. (726 cc)
  • Cylinders: V-twin
  • Replaceable Oil Filter: Yes
  • Cooling Method: Air
Fuel System
  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.5 U.S. gal. (17 L)
  • Fuel Fill Diameter: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
  • Fuel Indication: Yes
Electrical System
  • Battery Voltage: 12 volt
  • Cold Cranking Amps: 300
  • Hourmeter: Standard
Drive Train
  • Dual Hydros: Tuff Torq TZT7-M w/1-in. (2.5 cm) axles
  • Forward Speed, mph (km/h): 0-9 mph (0-14.5 km/h)
  • Reverse Speed, mph (km/h): 0-4.5 mph (0-7.2 km/h)
  • Speed and Direction Control: Twin premium levers
  • Control Adjustment: 3-height/18 positions
  • Front Caster Tires: 13x6.5-6
  • Drive Tires: 23x10.50-12
  • Rubber Floor Mat: Standard
  • Seat Back Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm) high-back
  • Armrests: Yes
  • Fore-aft Adjustment: 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) while seated
Lift System
  • Type: Foot lift and hand lever standard
  • Type: Electric, 125 lb-ft
  • Drive: Belt
Mower Deck
  • Width of Cut: 60 in. (152 cm)
  • Type: High capacity side discharge
  • Mower Deck Material: 9 gauge, 0.150 in. (3.8 mm)
  • Wheelbase, in. (cm): 48.7 in. (123.7 cm)
  • Overall Length, in. (cm): 76.7 in. (194.8 cm)
  • Height, in. (cm): 46.1 in. (117.1 cm)
  • Weight (with fuel), lb (kg): 738 lb (335 kg)
Limited Warranty
  • Limited Warranty: 4-year/500-hour
*Per SAE J1940 as rated by engine manufacturer. The engine horsepower and torque information are provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. Actual operating horsepower and torque will be less. Refer to the engine manufacturer’s website for additional information. **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/Warranty or www.JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.



Horse Power
24 hp (17.9 kW)
Engine Type
44.3 cu in. (726 cc)


Tuff Torq TZT7-M w/1-in. (2.5 cm) axles
Wheel Size
Front: 13x6.5-6; Rear: 23x10.50-12
Fuel Capacity
4.5 U.S. gal. (17 L)


Deck Size
60 in. (152 cm)
Discharge Type
Side, Mulch, Collect


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