The John Deere X485 lawnmower is part of the ‘X’ series of machines that include the John Deere X475 and the John Deere X495 lawnmowers. Like many of the John Deere mowers in this range, the JD X485 has a few variants that are also available. There is a John Deere X485SE 2WS which includes many extra features including bull bars. The John Deere X485 AWS is the same as the regular model except that is has All Wheel Steering (AWS) technology that makes it incredibly nimble and agile when turning. All 3 variants use the same 25 hp engine. This V twin cylinder engine is the FD671D model from Kawasaki. It’s gasoline powered and has a liquid cooling system for the engine. The air filter comprises of dual paper element to help prevent impurities from entering the combustion chamber.
The John Deere X485 is understandably quite heavy. The regular version weighs in at 381 kg (840 lbs) while the AWS version is a lot heavier at 408 kg (900 lbs). Without a bagger attached to the back of the JD X485, it’s still very long compared to other JD lawnmowers. It measures 2 m (79 inches) in length. With a bagger attached, it’s going to be way longer. The turning radius of the JD X485 AWS is a little smaller at 0.5 m (19.7 inches) than the regular model which has a turning radius of 0.6 m (23.6 inches).
The John Deere X485 mower uses Twin Touch pedals to control it’s speed and direction (forwards or backwards). This is thanks to a hydrostatic, automatic transmission. The fuel tank on this model is incredibly large when compared to other machines. It’s capable of holding up to 24.6 liters (6.5 US gallons) of gasoline. This is enough to keep the lawnmower going for many hours without needing to refuel. For more information on this model, you can check it out on the official JD site by clicking here.
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