X146R Tractor mowing lawn
300-L (8.5-bu) hopper is raised to empty grass
The large-capacity, rear-mounted hopper makes collecting grass and leaves easy. The rear design allows excellent maneuverability when mowing.
The 300-L (8.5-bu) capacity hopper holds a lot of material for longer mowing times between emptying. Emptying the hopper is easily accomplished from the operator’s seat.
The durable plastic bottom will last a long time, even when operating in rougher conditions.
Hopper-full sensing switch
Hopper-full indicator light on tractor dash
When the hopper is full, a light on the dash will come on and an audible alarm will sound, to alert the operator to disengage the power take-off (PTO).
- When there is enough material in the hopper to activate the sensing switch, it simultaneously turns on the dash-mounted hopper full indicator light and an audible alarm.
- This reduces the potential for plugging the system.
- The hopper must be full, with enough material to activate the hopper-full switch, to activate the hopper-full indicator and alarm.
Easy-to-empty 300-L (8.5-bu) hopper
Adjustable hopper latch
The hopper is emptied by pulling up, then forward, on the hopper handle. Using the leverage of the long handle, pull forward hard enough to overcome the spring-loaded hopper latch and rotate the hopper upward.
The hopper latch is easily adjustable for operator preference and conditions:
- The spring can be located in any of three holes.
- More latching effort is required for hilly or rough operating conditions.
Front hopper support
The hopper is easily removed from the tractor by using the rear handle to raise the back of the hopper 25 degrees, or about 13 cm (5 in.), and then using both handles to lift the hopper vertically out of the notches in the mounting brackets:
- No tools are required.
- There is nothing to disconnect.
When the hopper is removed from the tractor, it allows use of additional tractor features including:
- Optional rear deflector
- Optional mulch plug
- Rear implement hitch
- Tow-release lever
Hopper-installed interlock switch
When the hopper is removed, a safety interlock switch will prevent the mower deck from operating unless the rear deflector or mulch plug is installed, however the engine will run and the tractor will operate so the rear hitch can be used.