2008 John Deere Select Series™ X500 Multi-Terrain™, 54-inch deck


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John Deere
Select Series™ X500 Multi-Terrain™, 54-inch deck


Dealer Insights

54" Deck, 25 HP, Kawasaki, Air Cooled, Diff Lock, Just Serviced


  • 25-hp V-Twin, air-cooled, John Deere iTorque™ Power System (which provides more lugging ability, full pressure lubrication, even cooling, and durability) provides excellent power and performance, easy starts and smooth operation.
  • 5 U.S. gallon fuel tank with a large 3-inch fill opening located on the left fender makes adding fuel easy and helps eliminate spillage
  • Twin Touch™ automatic transmission provides comfortable two-pedal foot control for effortless speed and direction changes
  • Foot-operated traction assist locks rear wheels together for increased traction
  • Low-effort manual steering provides a tight 22-inch turning radius and excellent maneuverability
  • 54-inch Edge™ Xtra Cutting System is designed to provide excellent performance in all conditions and operating modes including side discharge, mulching and material collection
  • Heavy-duty welded frame for the strength to operate a wide variety of equipment
  • Built-in rear weight brackets, cast-iron front axle, and 3/4-in steering spindles provide a platform for more comfort, more versatility, and the durability to mow more acres
  • Internal wet disk brakes for quick stops and long life
  • Heavy-duty CargO Mount™ attaching points are designed into the tractor for easy attachment of optional equipment
  • Standard tool tray and cupholder keep tools and beverages within reach
  • Color-coded controls are conveniently located for easy access
  • Convenient dash-mounted fuel gauge indicates fuel level
  • Standard hourmeter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed
  • Separate engine speed and choke controls make starting and warming up the engine easier in cold weather
  • Mower deck height-of-cut control with rotary dial knob provides mower cut height range from 1 to 4 inches in 1/4-inch increments; on-board deck-leveling gauge located in the center of the cut-height adjusting knob
  • Convienent spring-assisted foot lift system to raise and lower the mower deck
  • Comfortable, high-back sit-and-adjust seat features 7 inches of travel; springs adjust for operator weight allowing fine tuning of suspension; open-back design allows air circulation to keep the operator's back cool and dry for a more comfortable ride
  • Large 14-inch diameter steering wheel is comfortable to use and minimizes steering effort
  • Full-length foot mats provide comfort for the operator while protecting the footrest area
  • Roomy, uncluttered open platform and fender handles makes getting on and off the tractor easy
  • 4-year limited warranty for Select Series™ - 48 Months or 500 Hours, Whichever Comes First
  • Power: 25 hp (18.6 kW)
  • Displacement: 41.2 cu. in. (675 cc)
  • Manufacturer: Kawasaki
  • Cylinders: V-twin, cast-iron liners
  • Type: OHV, oil filter
  • Battery: 500 cold-crank amps
  • Choke/Speed Control: Separate levers
  • Cooling Method: Air
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 5 gal.
  • Fuel Gauge
  • Type: Automatic with differential lock
  • Control: Twin Touch pedals
  • Cruise Control: Lever on dash
  • Forward Speed, mph (km/h): 0-7.2 (0-11.6)
  • Reverse Speed, mph (km/h): 0-4 (0-6.4)
  • Frame: Fully welded
  • Primer/Paint: E-coat/powder
  • Weight Bracket: Standard rear
  • Front Tires: 16x6.5-8 turf
  • Rear Tires: 24x12-12 turf
  • Front Axle: Cast iron
  • Hood Material: Xenoy
  • Hourmeter
  • 12 Volt Outlet
  • Service Interval Decal
  • Covered Toolbox
  • Tool Tray, under seat
  • Fender Handles
  • Cup Holder
  • Type: Manual, 2-wheel steer
  • Tilt Steering Wheel: No
  • Turning Radius, in. (mm): 22 (559)
  • Uncut Circle Radius: 24 in. (54X mower)
  • Spindle Bushings: Metal, replaceable
  • Seat Back Height: 15 in. open-back design with grasp
  • Fore-aft Adjustment: 7 in. while seated
  • Seat Suspension: Coil springs, three-position no-tools adjustment for operator weight
Lift System
  • Type: Foot pedal
  • Mower Cut Height: 1-4 in., 13 position
  • Cut Height Increments: 0.25 in.
  • Preset Cut Height
Mower Deck
  • Type: Side discharge
  • Mower Deck Material: .135 in. (3.4 mm)
  • Mower Wheel Adjustment: 7-position, pin and spring clip
  • Mower Drive System: In-line belt
Mower Attachability
  • Front Draft Arms: Attached with spring pins at two points
  • Rear Draft Arms: Quick-pull pins
  • Belt Tension: Spring with release lever
  • Mower Wheels Rotate, 90 degrees for easy mower removal
  • Meets ANSI Standard
  • OPEI Label
  • Backup Protection: RIO
  • Safety Video
Optional Attachments
  • Mowers: 54X (standard)
  • Rear Bagger: No
  • Powered Collection: 7-, 14-, 19-bu. Power Flow
  • Mulching System
  • Front Thatcher: 38-, 46-, 54-in.
  • Front Blade: 48 in.
  • Snow Blower: 44 in.
  • Rotary Tiller: 30 in.
  • Front Bumper: Standard
  • Brush Guard
  • Bucket Holder, single and double
  • Weather Enclosure
  • Sleeve Hitch
  • Tow-Behind Tools: 19
Engine hp is provided by engine mfr. for comparison purposes. Actual operating hp will be less.



Engine Manufacturer
Horse Power
25 hp (18.6 kW)
Engine Type
V-twin, cast-iron liners
41.2 cu. in. (675 cc)


Automatic with differential lock
Wheel Size
Front Tires: 16x6.5-8 turf; Rear Tires: 24x12-12 turf
Fuel Capacity
5 gal.


Deck Size
54 in.
Discharge Type