John Deere X500

John Deere X500The John Deere X500 is a lawn and garden tractor from the John Deere X-series. The John Deere X500 garden tractor was produced at the John Deere Horicon Works plant (Horicon, Wisconsin, USA) from 2006 to 2015. Until 2010, the Kawasaki FH721V engine was installed on the John Deere X500, and since 2011 it used the Kawasaki FS730V engine.

Kawasaki FH721V. The Kawasaki FH721V is a 675 cc (41.20 cu-in) V-twin 90° air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion small gasoline motor with a vertical shaft. The FH721V has vertical PTO shaft; V-twin 90° design with cast iron cylinder liners and overhead valves (OHV). A 72.5 mm (2.85 in) cylinder bore and 76 mm (2.99 in) piston stroke give the motor a total of 675 cc (41.19 cu-in) of displacement. Compression ratio rating is 8.1:1. The Kawasaki FH721V develops 25 HP (18.6 kW) at 3,600 rpm.

Kawasaki FS730V. The Kawasaki FS730V is a 726 cc (44.3 cu-in) V-twin 90° air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion small gasoline engine with a vertical shaft. The FS730V has 90 degrees V-twin design with vertical PTO shaft, overhead V-valves, cast iron cylinder liners, and spherical combustion chamber. Bore and stroke are 78.0 mm (3.07 in) and 76.0 mm (2.99 in), respectively. Compression ratio rating is 8.2:1. The Kawasaki FS730V produced 26 HP (19.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm.

The John Deere X500 tractor is equipped with the Kanzaki K72B belt-driven hydrostatic transmission (infinite forward and reverse), foot-activated differential lock and manual steering. This tractor used open operator station, independent PTO-shaft with electric clutch and 18.9 L (5.0 US gal.) fuel tank for models with the Kawasaki FH721V engine and 16.7 L (4.4 US gal.) for models with the Kawasaki FS730V engine.

Following attachments are available for The John Deere X500 garden tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere 48X (Edge Xtra Mower) – 1,220 mm (48 in) mower deck with 3-blade and manual spring-assisted lift
  • Mid-mount John Deere 54X (Edge Xtra Mower) – 1,370 mm (54 in) mower deck with 3-blade and manual spring-assisted lift

John Deere X500 Specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere X500
Length 2,010 mm (79 in)
Width 1,040 mm (41 in)
Height 1,220 mm (48 in)
Wheel base 1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Weight (without mower deck) With FH721V: 297 kg (655 lbs)
With FS730V: 285 kg (627 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity With FH721V: 18.9 L (5.0 US gal)
With FS730V: 16.7 L (4.4 US gal)
Battery 12V
Engine Kawasaki FH721V
Engine model FH721V
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 675 cc (41.2 cu-in)
Bore x stroke 72.5 x 76.0 mm (2.85 x 2.99 in)
Power output 25 HP (18.6 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type 10W-30
Oil capacity 1.9 L (2.1 US.qt.)
Spark plug NGK: BPR4ES
Engine Kawasaki FS730V
Engine model FS730V
Fuel Gasoline
Displacement 726 cc (44.3 cu.in.)
Bore x stroke 78.0 x 76.0 mm (3.07 x 2.99 in.)
Power output 26 HP (19.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type 10W-30
Oil capacity 2.1 L (2.2 US.qt.)
Spark plug NGK: BPR4ES
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 (2WD)
Transmission type Hydrostatic transmission (Kanzaki K72B)
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 11.0 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: up to 6.4 kmh (4.0 mph)
Wheels and tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 24×12-12