9 John Deere X570 Problems and Quick Solutions

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The most fascinating thing about the John Deere X570 is its ability to maneuver through almost every garden terrain.

However, beyond its efficiency, the X570 tractor series presents some problems that you’re better off knowing about before buying.

John Deere X570 users share these problems on various platforms, corroborating what we found out.

From fuel system issues to starting issues coming from the starter solenoid and the starter magnet, here’s a detailed look at some of the John Deere X570 problems.

John Deere X570 Problems

  1. Engine problems
  2. Engine struggles to start
  3. Rough running engine
  4. Overheating engine
  5. Uneven grass level by the garden tractor
  6. Mower deck vibration
  7. Engine emits black smoke
  8. Engine loss power
  9. Lawn Tractor Electrical Failure

1. Engine Problems

We must admit, of all the John Deere X570 problems we’ve seen users complain about, this is slightly common.

But as you’ll discover, that’s no cause for alarm. Some of the engine problems are easy to fix. One reason the John Deere X570 engine may not start is if it has a faulty starter.

This happens whenever the starter solenoid or the starter magnet is faulty. Poor wire connections or a blown main fuse will also cause the John Deere X570 engine not to start.

Dirty spark plugs are another serious cause of engine starting issues in John Deere X570. Dirty spark plugs will not produce enough spark to start fuel combustion.

Another reason is the battery failing to store charge, which makes it impossible to start the engine.

A battery that does not hold enough charge will not power the ignition system or the spark plugs to start the machine.

2. Engine Struggles to Start

This is a slightly recurrent issue in John Deere X570. The tractor struggles to start if it has stale fuel, low fuel levels, or too much fuel in the fuel tank.

Stale fuel lacks combustibility—it’s usually lost over time—making it hard for the engine to burn the fuel.

Loose electrical connections, corroded cable terminals or corroded battery terminals could also cause engine starting problems.

With corroded cable terminals and battery terminals, the battery does not supply enough voltage to the ignition system and spark plugs.

The ignition system requires proper voltage to start the engine, so, when the voltage is even slightly lower, your John Deere engine will struggle to start.

3. Rough Running Engine

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Every lawn tractor somehow allows dirt particles into the machine either through the mower deck or some other open part.

After using it for some time, the engine’s air filters get clogged with debris and dirt. When the air filter element gets clogged, it prevents the flow of sufficient air into the engine.

Insufficient air to the engine results in partial burning of the fuel, resulting in the engine not producing enough power, which is why the engine runs rough. You also can’t expect it to run efficiently.

Clogged filters / Fins

Insufficient air flow to the engine due to a clogged air filter element will prevent the fuel from burning completely.

When this happens, carbon deposits from the impartial fuel combustion blocks the fuel injector nozzle.

A dirty fuel injector nozzle supplies imbalanced fuel and air to the combustion chamber, causing the engine to run rough or even misfire.

Running on dirty and blocked cooling fins is another reason for a rough-running John Deere engine.

Blocked cooling fins cause the engine to overheat and run rough, especially when idle. It may also lead to blown gaskets.

4. Engine Overheating

Some lawn tractor users complain about engine overheating during operation. Broken cooling fins could be the reason you’re experiencing this problem.

That, or blocked cooling fins. This is because less air flows to the engine to cool it.

Incorrect oil levels

Your engine will overheat if the engine oil is at an incorrect level—below or above the correct level.

When the engine oil level is low, the engine gets too hot because of its poorly lubricated parts. The friction between parts results in the engine overheating.

Again, when the engine’s oil level is high, the oil foams and loses its lubrication power, also resulting in the engine overheating because of high friction.

Clogged filters

The engine overheats if the lawn tractor has clogged air filters. A clogged air filter element obstructs air from getting into the engine.

There will be less cooling and the temperature will rise if there’s not enough air going into the engine.

Excess engine load on the tractor will also cause the engine to overheat because the tractor will be operating at an abnormal rpm. Besides overheating, excess engine load reduces the engine’s service life. This problem is also common with John Deere X590.

5. Uneven Grass Level by the Garden Tractor

Some John Deere X570 users also complain about uneven grass levels. One of the possible causes for this is uneven tire pressure.

It causes the mower deck to be tilted on one side and with that comes this problem.

Tilted mower deck

You can expect unevenly cut grass if the mower deck inclines towards one side, even if it’s just a slight inclination. The blades will rotate at an inclined angle.

To avoid this, ensure the mower’s tire pressure is the same for all wheels. Once the tire pressure is even for all tires, the blades will be on the same level and you’ll have a clean, level cut.

Unbalanced blades

Unbalanced blades leaning more towards one side also result in uneven cuts.

The tilted side cuts the grass lower, causing uneven grass cut, especially when working on high grass. To correct this, balance the blades on the mower.

6. Mower Deck Vibration

Some users of the John Deere X570 experience excessive vibration while operating the machine.

Mostly, excessive vibration is caused by the debris and pebbles that get stuck in the mower deck during use.

Loose blades

Loose mower blades cause excessive vibration in the mower deck and the entire lawn mower. A worn drive belt will also cause excessive vibrations in a lawn tractor’s engine.

That’s because a worn drive belt causes other parts to work inefficiently, which results in excessive vibration.

Disengaged throttle

Another easily overlooked cause for excess vibrations is when the throttle body is damaged or not fully engaged.

Always ensure the throttle is fully engaged to avoid such excessive vibrations. Also, fix or replace a damaged throttle body.

7. Engine Emits Black Smoke

After a period of using this John Deere tractor, some users have made complaints about the tractor emitting black smoke.

Dirt clogged fuel filters or dirty fuel pumps is the main reason why machine emit black smoke.

A dirty fuel pump or a dirt clogged fuel filter will allow dirt into the tractor’s combustion chamber. When the engine burns dirty fuel, the tractor produces black smoke.

Information from a John Deere tractor forum reveals that low coolant levels also cause tractors to emit black smoke.

8. Engine Loss Power

Incorrect oil level

Tractor owners from a John Deere tractor forum complain that their tractors sometimes experience engine loss power. One reason this occurs is if there is excess oil level.

In excess, the oil foams and loses its lubricating power. When this happens, there is high friction between the tractor parts which stop operating optimally.

Old fuel

An engine loses its power if it runs on old fuel in the fuel tank. When old fuel stays in the tank for a long time, it evaporates and ends up clogging the fuel system.

A clogged fuel system contributes to the engine losing power because there is a disruption in the fuel supply.

Low fuel

Not having enough fuel in the fuel tank adds to the problem, especially if there is a heavy engine load.

When you have low fuel in the tank, the fuel pump supplies less fuel for combustion and when there is less fuel available for combustion; the engine produces less power.

Running tractors on faulty fuel pumps or any component in the fuel system also hinders power to the engine. This is because there is not enough fuel to be burned to produce power.

9. Lawn Tractor Electrical Failure

Poor electrical connections are the major contributor of electrical failure in the John Deere X570 mower.

With the mower, the main electrical connection issues are mainly in the event of a blown main fuse, a faulty starter, or poor wire connections. You can easily solve this by checking if there is proper wiring.

Alternatively, you might need to get a new starter if the starter is the issue and it is beyond fixing.


How long will a John Deere X570 last?

On average, most tractors last around 5,000 hours, which translates to around five years of active service. However, with proper maintenance, the X570 series guarantees up to 10,000 hours of service.

Where is the John Deere X570 made?

The John Deere company manufactures their products in the United States and in Germany. The company manufactured the X570 series tractors in their USA factory in Horicon, Wisconsin.

How much can a John Deere X570 tow?

When manufacturing the tractors in this series, the John Deere company installed a 24 horsepower engine. It comes with a mounting space on its heavy duty chassis. If towing capacity is important to you, the X570 is a good choice mower. It has a towing capacity of a maximum of 363 kgs. We think that’s a decent towing capacity for a mower.

Does John Deere X570 have power steering?

The John Deere X570 series mower comes with a hydrostatic gearbox, which allows hydrostatic transmission. For smooth steering and cruise control, the tractors in this series come fitted with power steering. Users get to steer the machine with great ease and unmatched comfort.

What’s the price of a John Deere x570?

The current price for a new John Deere X570, at the time of writing this article, is $7,799. The prices keep fluctuating but mostly going up.

We think the X570 is one of the best tractors for the price. It includes John Deere Easychange™ 30-second oil changes equipped with exclusive four-wheel drive and power steering features.

You can always get zero rates of interest on the purchase of the X570 lawn tractor at only 60 months and save a couple of hundred dollars when there’s an offer. It’s always valid only for purchases from participating American dealers.

John Deere offers 0% APR loans up to 60 months. The loan is non-interested. However, every dealer offers different pricing and types.

What do people think about John Deere x570?

John Deere X570 Garden Tractor is a good choice for both beginners and more experienced users. With its 24HP power output, it cuts grass easily and efficiently.

Majority of the users are happy with the results. It’s quick to install and effective when used on slopes.

The X570 also has starter magnets and oil filters that are easily replaceable. This makes it easy for users to perform maintenance on their own. It’s also easy to clean this tractor’s parts.

We think John Deere tractors are superb and the X570 series is a dependable model.

Final Thoughts

The John Deere X570 tractor may occasionally have problems, but compared to other tractors, it is a good and a reliable machine. Definitely worth it.

Comments and reviews from users point to this utility vehicle being sturdy, reliable, easy to use and maintain.

Whether you want a lawn mower that cuts a lawn flat or a vehicle that tow, John Deere X570 fits the bill.

For optimal performance, carry out regular maintenance.