John Deere X738 Lawn Tractor Review

John Deere X738 Lawn Tractor Review


The 25.5hp EFI V-twin engine, paired with a 60-inch all-wheel drive on the Auto-Connect platform, gives you the precise cut, power, and control to get the job done. Aluminum wheels, a sturdy welded frame, and a 4 year / 700-hour warranty ensure the longevity of the X738 and meet John Deere’s quality standards.


The John Deere iTorque liquid-cooled V-Twin Fuel System with Electronic Injection (EFI) offers exceptional performance and durability for commercial use. The John Deere iTorque fuel system incorporates engine features that provide increased air resistance, uniform cooling, and durability.

iTorque means intelligent design (for efficient operation) and torque (functional towing capacity) for use on Essence Select ™ and Signature tractors only.

The 25.5 hp (19 kW) liquid-cooled V-twin has a massive displacement of 745cc. One-piece hood opens to facilitate engine maintenance.

The air drawn in by the engine passes through the shield plates on the base of the base and the tractor hood right and left sides.

Electronic fuel injection (EFI) offers critical performance.

Excellent 5.2 gal 19.7-liter fuel tank has enough fuel to last longer between refills.

The high-power variable generator charging system provides enough power to quickly charge the battery and operate electrical equipment like flashlights or a sprayer.

Ridding Comfort

The angle of the steering wheel can be adjusted for the best driving comfort.

Two-pieces, 21 inches seat with John Deere logo, high back (53cm), and thick cushion for lasting comfort even after a long day. The backrest can be reclined for maximum operator comfort via a convenient lever on the seat’s side.

Adjustable 7 ” seat suspension with four-rod longitudinal adjustment of the sliding track (18 cm) optimizes operator comfort.

Optional armrests increase operator support and comfort, reduce fatigue, and increase productivity, especially when cutting grass for extended periods. The armrests are adjustable according to the operator’s wishes. The logo embroidered on the back makes this luxurious seat as beautiful as possible.

The optional pneumatic seat minimizes the vibrations felt by the operator while the tractor is in operation and ensures a very smooth ride. This seat is equipped with air suspension, in which the driver can quickly adapt to his individual needs. The large ergonomic cushions are comfortable and reduce back fatigue.

The handle on the bumpers provide a comfortable grip when entering and exiting the tractor and working on slopes.

Lawnmower Handling and Performance

John Deere Signature Series tractors are the best mowing tractors available and can do many other gardening jobs, such as B. Snow clearing, lawn cleaning, and landscaping. These heavy-duty tractors include two-wheel-drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models, two- and four-wheel-drive models, and permanent four-wheel drive and four-wheel-drive models.

The front axle with permanent all-wheel drive offers an excellent combination of traction and handling. When the tractor is in a bend, the front wheels have to turn faster than the rear wheels due to the increased arc. The hydrostatic front-wheel motors automatically increase the average speed of the front wheel when turning the tractor.

The permanent all-wheel-drive system optimizes steering performance by providing maneuverability and compensation similar to 2WD, a turning radius of 63.5cm for both steering wheels and 53.3cm (21in) all-wheel-drive models with the added benefit of all-wheel drive.

The rugged and durable plug and play hydrostatic drive handles a wide range of industrial cutting and ground contact operations. The set includes a towing device for the towing equipment. The tractor frame extends behind the transmission and provides attachment points for Category 1 three-point hitches and Click-N-Go ™ mounting brackets.

Continuous speed control and constant changes of direction ensure efficiency and comfort for the operator. Differential lock provides the positive force to both drive wheels for added traction. The operator can activate it.


The 5.5″ (14 cm) deep collector design offers excellent air circulation to be processed quickly and efficiently. The platform measures 9.15 inches. (3.8 mm) made of steel and has a welded reinforcement at the bottom edge for greater strength and durability.

A sturdy plastic baffle distributes the cutouts evenly across the lawn, unfolds, and can be raised to minimize storage space.

The deep recoil of the cutting deck ensures excellent cutting quality. Allows you to cut and hang the material to leave the tray without cutting:

  • The clean flow of material from the discharge area prevents the cut material from entering the lawnmower, allowing the blades to cut through incoming material.
  • Even in mulching mode, the cut’s uniformity is improved compared to other models, as the extra depth ensures continuous circulation, optimal cut, and uniform distribution of the harvest.

The deep draft of the cutter platform ensures high productivity and rapid work progress. It leaves space to cut and hang the material for a quick exit from the deck, reducing the number of new mowers, so that more power is available to handle the incoming grass:

  • Dramatically improves lawnmowers’ ability to maintain excellent mowing performance in difficult mowing conditions and at high speeds.


The 48A deck is designed for maximum versatility, making it as easy as possible to switch from one cutter ejection mode to another:

  • With the optional MulchControl installed (with special blades for mulching), the transition from side-discharge to mulching or vice versa is done simply by moving the lever.
  • It is unnecessary to change the blades when changing the discharge mode, as the cover knives are also designed for lateral discharge.
  • The Power Flow rear grass collector can be used with the MulchControl attachment and knives, by merely placing the MulchControl lever in the side-discharge position.


Before starting the tractor, the pedals of the hydrostatic transmission must be in the neutral position, the brake pressed, the PTO shaft cut and the ignition key activated.

With the tractor running, the engine is automatically switched off if the operator leaves the seat with the TDP engaged, the brake pedal released, or the hydrostatic pedal in the neutral position.

48 inches (48A) Accel Deep ™ cutting deck (122 cm) Edge ™ Xtra Mower * and 54 inches (137 cm) and 60 inches. Edge High Capacity (HC) cutters (152 cm) use the high-performance Power Flow blower to collect material in various material collection systems.

The Power Flow blower works well with standard lawnmower blades and shredder blades.

The MulchControl accessory makes mulch more convenient in many cutting situations. It not only does a great job of mulch but also makes it easier to level the cutter when it is more convenient to tilt it side or pick up the material. The benefits of grass mulch include good grass, cut grass that doesn’t explode the operator, walkways or flower beds, less fertilizer use, and no effort required to remove the grass.

Start your John Deere mower and learn how to mow the lawn with the John Deere MowerPlus app. scan the tractor barcode to get personalized information. The app helps you determine the best time to cut, gives expert advice before cutting, offers maintenance reminders, and provides step-by-step instructions.



When trying to simplify your property’s maintenance, you can consider using John Deere X738 for all your gardening tasks. This cutter is designed to work on a wide variety of surfaces without compromising maneuverability or durability.

New mower starts, won’t move?

If the machine does not move with the engine running, it may be due to a low hydraulic transmission oil, a broken transmission belt, or latched relief valve levers.

How to start the mower?

We recommend that you refer to Section 30 – Operation – Starting the engine in the operator’s manual to learn how to start the lawnmower X738.

Is this mower suitable for commercial lawns such as schools?

An X738 lawnmower is a commercial unit.