A V-twin engine with 724 cc (44.2 cu in.) displacement provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:
Replaceable fuel filter and oil filter are easy to access and change to minimize service time and cost.
The 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep Mower Deck is a stamped-steel, deep, flat-top design that delivers excellent cut quality, productivity, cleanliness, durability, and versatility. Optimal performance and dispersion of clippings is provided, even at faster mowing speeds or in tall grass:
Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck without getting recut:
Deep mower-deck stamping gives high productivity, which gets the job done fast. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck quickly, reducing the amount of recutting so more power is available to process incoming grass:
Large discharge opening is both high and wide to handle more material:
MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:
While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl still mulches about one third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:
The flat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean:
Cleaning a mower deck, both top and bottom, is one of the most frequent maintenance activities:
The 42A Mower Deck has strong spindle pockets, to keep the blades aligned, even after years of tough service:
Mower wheels are double captured:
Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on the engines lower bearing and mower deck bearings for longer life.
Rolled outer edge of the deck provides extra strength and protection.
Dual-stage E-coat and powder-paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.
A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy.
The MulchControl system for the 42A Mower Deck is an optional field-installed attachment and makes mulching practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching, but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:
MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:
The 42A Mower Deck is designed for maximum versatility, providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another:
An optional 6.5-bu (230-L) cut-and-throw rear bagger material collection system (MCS) is available for use with the 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep Mower. It provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves.
The hopper design provides modern styling, great bagging performance, cleaner operation, and easy-to-empty bags:
High-lift bagging blades are included with the chute. They provide optimum performance when bagging in difficult conditions, such as when the grass is moist, dense, or long:
Mulching blades are included with the MulchControl attachment. They can be used for mulching, side discharging, and bagging in most conditions.
Mower blade use chart
|Mode(s) of operation||Mower blade|
|Side discharging mode only||Side-discharge blade (shipped with mower)|
|Bagging mode only||Bagging blade (shipped with rear bagger chute)|
|Mulching mode only||Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)|
|Side discharge and mulching||Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)|
|Side discharge and bagging||Bagging blade (shipped with rear bagger chute)|
|Side discharge, mulching, and bagging||Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)|
The operator station is designed for operator comfort and convenience when operating all controls:
Comfortable seats make the operator experience more pleasant. Armrests included on the Z345R, Z355R, and Z375R seat can be flipped up out of the way, if desired:
Two steel coil suspension springs under the seat absorb shocks when traveling over rougher areas to provide a smoother ride.
The seat has a 6.35-cm (2.5-in.) fore-aft adjustment. The cut-height pin/socket can be used to loosen the bolts in order to make seat adjustments.
The cup holder is designed to hold two common cup sizes securely.
Covered storage under the seat and open storage along the left side of the vehicle provide safe and secure places for the operator to keep safety equipment, a cell phone, etc.
Large foot platform helps the operator remain comfortable and secure:
A convenient service interval decal provides basic maintenance information. It provides a quick reference for keeping recommended service up to date.
The footrest area is hinged and easily raised for service to mower deck:
The engines are easy to service, including changing the oil and the oil filter and servicing the air filter.
The Z365R engine has the John Deere Easy Change™ 30-second oil change system.
Accel Deep™ Mower Decks have several features that make them easy to service:
Tie-down locations are provided for convenience and safety when trailering the machine.
The motion-control levers can be adjusted to two height settings and nine fore-aft settings for a total of 18 different positions:
A standard shock absorber for the motion-control levers makes maneuvering ZTrak™ Mowers easy and comfortable:
On-board tracking adjustment from the operator seat is quick and easy. The cut-height pin includes a 13-mm wrench and doubles as a convenient tool for adjusting tracking and the motion-control lever position.
The operator control panel is conveniently located and easy to use. The following instruments and controls are included:
The park brake is conveniently located:
The Z345R, Z355R, Z365R, and Z375R include a foot-lift pedal along with the hand-lift lever to make raising the mower deck easier. The foot-lift pedal also provides a convenient way to temporarily raise the mower deck over an obstruction while mowing.
The PTO clutch is designed to operate through many on/off cycles.
CAUTION: Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward:
NOTE: Operating the mower while backing up is strongly discouraged.
A switch senses if the hopper is installed. If the hopper is not installed and the PTO switch is actuated, the PTO will not operate.
A brake interlock switch is provided so the tractor will not start unless the brake is depressed or the parking brake set.
A tractor seat switch will turn off the PTO if the operator leaves the tractor seat; it will also shut-down the engine if the park brake is not set and the operator leaves the seat.
Either the operator needs to be in the seat or the hopper or deflector installed for the engine to run.
Motion-control levers are designed for comfortable and easy operation.
A shock absorber is included to dampen the movement of the control levers so any operator can make smooth, controlled turns.
Pneumatic caster wheels give a smoother ride and easier steering:
|ZTrak™ model||Caster wheel tire size|
|Z355E, Z355R, Z365R, Z375R||13x5.0-6|
ZTrak Mowers are designed around a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame for strength and reliability.
Large front caster wheels and large rear drive wheels provide several operator benefits:
The operator platform is roomy and uncluttered for maximum comfort, and the controls are convenient to use:
The styling of ZTrak Mowers is functional and attractive to appeal to residential owners who value product appearance and the easy, comfortable operation that comes with thoughtful control designs:
The ZTrak frame includes 2.5- x 3.8-cm (1- x 1.5-in.) steel tubing for long-term durability:
Dual transmissions efficiently power the ZTrak™ mower forward and reverse and give steering capability:
Hydro-Gear® transmissions are reliable and durable.
Four-bolt hubs provide a reliable and convenient wheel-mounting system.
Tow-valve controls are provided for each transmission and located above the vehicle frame on either side of the engine:
Hydro-Gear is a trademark of Hydro-Gear, a joint venture of Sauer-Danfoss and Agri-Fab. Sauer-Danfoss is a trademark of Sauer-Danfoss Incorporated. Agri-Fab is a trademark of Agri-Fab Incorporated.
The fuel tank holds 8 L (2.1 U.S. gal.) of fuel. It is located low on the left side of the machine:
The low fuel warning light is clearly visible in daylight.
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