John Deere Z530M vs. Z530R

El Z530M y el Z530R son equipos fantásticos. They share a number of similarities but have a few key differences, too. We'll go over those differentiators to help you make the right decision for you and your property.

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ESPECIFICACIONES Z530M John Deere Z530R John Deere
Key Specs - Engine power 24 HP
17,9 kW
24 HP
17,9 kW
Key Specs - Width of cut Segadora Accel Deep™, 48 in
122 cm
Accel Deep mower deck, 54 in.
137 cm
Accel Deep mower deck, 60 in.
152 cm
High capacity mower deck, 54 in.
137 cm
High capacity mower deck, 60 in.
152 cm
Key Specs - Seat back height High back with armrests and ComfortGlide™, 20 in.
50,8 cm
High back with armrests and ComfortGlide™, 22,5 in.
57,1 cm
Key Specs - Forward speed 0-8 mph
0-12,9 km/h
0-9 mph
0-14,5 km/h
Key Specs - Mulching system Optional MulchControl™ attachment, 48 in.
122 cm
Optional MulchControl attachment, 54 in.
137 cm
Optional MulchControl attachment, 60 in.
152 cm
Optional MulchControl™ attachment, 54 in.
137 cm
Optional MulchControl kit, 60 in.
152 cm
Dimensions - Width with mower 48A - 62,8 in
159,5 cm
54A - 68,6 in
174,2 cm
60A - 73,4 in
186,4 cm
54HC - 68,3 in.
173,5 cm
60HC - 73,5 in.
186,7 cm
Dimensions - Overall length 76,9 pulgadas
195,3 cm
81,9 pulgadas
208 cm
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The Similarities Between the Z530M and the Z530R

Both machines come from John Deere's line of zero-turn mowers intended for residential use. They're more robust when compared to the Z300 series, designed to deliver more power and cover more ground in less time. Both mowers feature a 24 horsepower Kawasaki V-Twin engine, providing you with consistent starts and improved reliability. Each mower also comes standard with side discharge but offers MulchControl™ and the Power Flow™ bag system as well.

Both mowers are relatively simple to operate and easy to maintain, with first-class safety features put in place to keep you safe during operation. Plus, both models allow for plenty of seat adjustments and utilize ComfortGlide™ suspension along with durable shocks for those bumpy rides.

Differences Between the Z530M and the Z530R

Decks Options - The Z530M is available in 48”, 54”, and 60” decks, while the Z530R is only available in 54” and 60” decks. If you’re looking for a smaller, more portable machine, the M series model might be for you.

Tires - The Z530M comes with 22x9,5-10 rear tires, while the Z530R features slightly larger 23x10,5-12 rear tires. Both tires are built to withstand a variety of turf types, but the R series may offer more traction on difficult terrain.

Display and Lights - The Z530R also features an advanced LCD display and comes standard with mounted LED lights for nighttime jobs.

Which one is right for you?

We know, it's a tough choice. Ultimately, the R series features some comfort and display upgrades along with larger rear tires. However, aside from the smaller deck option available on the M series model, both mowers are a great choice for residential use or smaller commercial landscaping.

If you still need help deciding which machine is right for your property, get in touch with our equipment experts by calling or visiting your nearest Papé Machinery Agriculture & Turf location.