John Deere lawn tractors with power steering include models X310, X360, X530, X534 and X540. Other models with power steering include X590, X710, X730, X734 and X738, in addition to several more. Power steering offers more control when maneuvering around tight corners and irregular shapes.
Power steering in John Deere lawn mower tractors provides automobile-like, effortless control that reduces operator fatigue while increasing productivity. The hydraulic power steering cylinder is standard equipment in the tractors for a tight turning radius. In the X360, X534 and X540 tractors, power steering is adjustable-tilt for optimal operator comfort.
Hydraulic power steering in John Deere lawn mowers implements a hydraulic cylinder unit, control valve, pump and hoses. The steering gear box supplies the required pressure to the control valve. The fluid from the pump is pushed against a piston whenever the wheel is turned and pressure is applied to one side. Hydraulic pressure does most of the work, and the driver controls the direction by turning the steering wheel.
Two-wheel power steering is available in John Deere 48-inch deck tractors X540 and X590, 54-inch deck tractor X590, and Signature Series tractors X710 and X750. Four-wheel power steering is available in Signature Series tractors X734, X739 and X754 models.