John Deere X748

The John Deere X748 ride on tractor lawn mower is one of the largest models available in the JD x700 series range. It is powered by a powerful Yanmar 3TNV76 diesel engine. It is unlike many John Deere tractor lawn mowers to have a diesel engine, but since the engine is the size of a small tractor at 1.1 liters, it’s not the unexpected. The 3 cylinder Yanmar engine is liquid cooled and requires 2.8 liters of coolant to fully fill the cooling system. The engine produces 24 hp, a very large engine for a sit on lawnmower indeed. The JD X748 has been specifically designed so that it needs a minimum amount of maintenance; it’s multi disk clutch pack is self adjusting so in the case that they become slightly worn, it’s not a major problem and they will not require servicing.

The large fuel tank has a maximum capacity to hold 24.6 liters (6.5 US gallons) of diesel. It also has a category 1, 3 point hitch meaning that it can take a large quantity of different attachments to make it a truly versatile machine. The John Deere X748 is constructed on a 4×4 MFWD 4WD chassis to give the operator extra control over the lawnmower. The 12 volt battery on the JD X748 is charged via a 40 amp alternator.

As the tractor truly is quite large, it’s understandable that it weighs in at 504 kg (1113 lbs). It has a maximum height of 1.27 m (50 inches) and wheelbase of 1.41 m (55.7 inches). The John Deere X748 measures 1.18 m (46.8 inches) wide and it’s 2m (78.8 inches) long. The overall width of the lawn mower will increase depending on the mower deck attached. It can accommodate a 48 inch, 54 inch or 62 inch mower deck whose height can be changed to within one quarter of a inch. There is also another version of the JD X748 mower; the John Deere X748SE garden tractor lawn mower is slightly different in that has a marginally bigger seat and a better brush guard. This lawn mower is a much bigger model than those in the X500 series, such as the John Deere X585 or John Deere X595 lawnmowers. For more information on this model, you can check it out on the official JD site by clicking here.

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4 Reviews of the “John Deere X748”

  1. Ole says:

    Great! I specific keep the air inlet free of (grass)dust using compressed air before mowing, never overheating issues. (Manual) 4×4 is great in slope or heavy terrain and switched off makes shorter turns possible! Also nice with pulling my trailer with production from my excavator. Nice combination.

    Year of Manufacture: 2006
    Pros: Great machine, a joy to mowe with
    Cons: none
    Attachments: 62″ mowe deck

  2. RW Brown says:

    I have owned and operated seven lawn & garden tractors with approximately ten different implements. This X748 is the best I have had. It is a workhorse and is a joy to operate. I live in south Texas where it is always hot and dusty. I have not had the overheating problems that others have commented about. If you read the operator’s manual, it cautions to regularly blow out the radiator fins and keep the side panels and rear intake panels free of grass clippings. I blow the radiator fins out with air or water once a month during the summer and I continuously hand wipe the clippings from the intake panels. I have not had any overheating problems.

    Year of Manufacture: 2012
    Pros: Easy to operate and connect attachments; many convenient features; excellent lighting and operational controls. The four-wheel drive is awesome when using the 54″ front blade or when mowing on steep slopes.
    Cons: 250-hour maintenance is a bit of a chore, specifically changing the hydraulic/transaxle/front-wheel drive oil (have to remove front wheels to do it right). And you have to continuously keep the air intake panels clean, but that’s not too much of a chore.
    Attachments: Have 60″ 7-Iron mower deck and 54″ front blade. They both work great and are easy to attach, operate, and maintain.
    Modifications: I’m currently fabricating an attachment mounting frame for the cat 1, 3-point hitch which will have a sleeve hitch bracket on it. This will allow me to use the five sleeve hitch attachments that I have from my previous two lawn tractors.

  3. herbert cassidy says:

    great but overheats and constantly cleaning but still over heats

    Year of Manufacture: 0
    Pros: mows great 4 wheel drive good breaking hilly farm
    Cons: constantly overheats
    Attachments: 62 inch mowing deck
    Modifications: none

  4. thomas emerson says:

    I can’t count on the mower. I have a large yard and it over heats several times when I using it and I have to let it cool down several times..

    Year of Manufacture: 2012
    Pros: Great mower. The Four Wheel drive is great. I have a hilly yard
    Cons: The machine is well maintained and always washed and stored inside. I have a ongoing problem with it overheating. It seems I’m not the only one. Deere will not help. For the cost this is a sad day for Deere.

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