John Deere X949

John Deere X949The John Deere X949 is a 4WD lawn and garden tractor from the X900 series. This tractor has been manufactured by John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA since 2018. The John Deere X949 is equipped with a 0.9 L (55.2 cu·in) three-cylinder diesel engine and a shaft-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The John Deere X949 garden tractor used the Yanmar 3TNM72 engine. It is a 0.9 L, 904 cm2, (55.2 cu·in) three-cylinder natural aspirated diesel engine with 72.0 mm (2.83 in) of the cylinder bore and 74.0 mm (2.91 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 23.4:1. This engine produced 24.9 PS (18.3 kW; 24.5 HP) of output power.

The John Deere X949 is equipped with power four-wheel steering, wet disc brakes, open operator station with two-post ROPS, and 19.7 liters (5.2 US gal.; 4.3 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the John Deere X949 garden tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere: 48 in (1,210 mm) mower deck with 3-blades and hydraulic lift
  • Mid-mount John Deere: 54 in (1,370 mm) mower deck with 3-blades and hydraulic lift
  • Mid-mount John Deere: 60 in (1,510 mm) mower deck with 3-blades and hydraulic lift

John Deere X949 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere X949
Length2,260 mm (89 in)
Width1,220 mm (48 in)
Height1,980 mm (78 in)
Wheel base1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Weight550 kg (1,213 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity19.7 liters (5.2 US gal.; 4.3 Imp. gal)
Battery12V, CCA 340A
Cabin typeOpen operator station with two-post ROPS
Engine modelYanmar 3TNM72
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement0.9 L, 904 cm2, (55.2 cu·in)
Bore and stroke72.0 mm X 74.0 mm (2.83 in X 2.91 in)
Compression ratio23.4:1
Horsepower24.9 PS (18.3 kW; 24.5 HP)
Oil capacity:3.2 L (3.4 US. qt, 2.8 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity:2.8 L (3 US. qt, 2.5 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×4 HFWD 4WD
Steering typePower four-wheel
BrakesWet disc
Differential lockMechanical rear
Transmission modelTuff Torq K91
Transmission typeShaft-driven hydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 13.7 kmh (8.5 mph) Reverse: 8.1 (5 mph)
Transmission oil capacity5.6 L (1.5 US. gal, 1.2 Imp. gal.)
Front tiresLawn/turf: 18×8.50-8
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 26×12.00-12
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Middle PTO typeIndependent with electro-hydraulic clutch
Middle PTO speed2,000 rpm
Rear PTO typeIndependent
Rear PTO speed540 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type
Pump flow5.7 gpm (21.6 lpm)
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  1. Just trying to understand why this lawn tractor is not available in the USA, I have a X758 which would have been great to own with said rollbar on X900 series, JD needs to understand that the world doesn’t revolve around the 1 series, had one doesn’t do well on a hill

  2. JD even changed the frame on the X700 series so their loader bucket wouldn’t fit the x700 series on later models because it was competing with the 1 series, the 1 series has R4 tires that don’t do well on slopes, the 1 series is top heavy, very scary on hills, it’s great on hobby farms where the land is flat, the x900 series with the roll bar and a loader bucket attachment would be great for my purpose at mowing and doing trivial chores on an 8 percent grade hill on 5 acres, I buy just JD but Kubota listens more than JD.

  3. i also do not understand why john deere does not make this model available in US for purchase

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