John Deere X585

The John Deere X585 lawn mower is very large garden tractor usually bought and used by commercial landscapers or garden contractors. The sheer size and power of this lawn mower means that it’s not that suitable for individuals, for the simple reason that it is quite expensive and buying such a powerful machine for cutting just one lawn would not make much sense (unless of course you have and 8 acre lawn!).

The JD X585 was manufactured for only 4 years from ’02 to ’06. It boasts an extremely powerful liquid cooled, V twin engine that pumps out 25hp that transfers in a mowing deck that can be either 48 inches, 54 inches or a massive 62 inches wide. The John Deere X585 is capable of converting this 25hp into a very nifty forward speed of 8.5 mph, while it can manage up to 5 mph in reverse, all which can be shifted into 4 wheel drive (4WD). This engine also powers a 12v output for powering optional attachments or just to charge your cell phone.

The fuel tank on the x585 holds an impressive 6.5 US gallons, allowing you to cut for a long, long time before needing refueling. As with most of the larger, modern John Deere lawnmowers, the John Deere X585 has cruise control which makes cutting ‘boring’, flatter, straighter areas much easier. It also has very large tires for a lawn mower, measuring 26 inches (diameter) by 12 inches (width) at the back and the front tires measure 18 inches (diameter) by 8.5 inches (width). The turning radius for this model is 28 inches, which is reasonable considering that it measures 75 inches (190 cm) long by 55.7 inches (118cm) wide.

So this garden tractor is definitely a beast when it comes to size and power, but you may find that you are better off using a much smaller model in your own home, as turning one of these things is a lot more difficult than a small, compact mower. For more information on this model, you can check it out on the official JD site by clicking here.

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One Review of the “John Deere X585”

  1. mark says:


    Year of Manufacture: 2005
    Pros: Very good machine. I have much mowing on a wide variety of landscapes, and this tractor has been great!
    Cons: cost
    Attachments: 62″ deck

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