X350

Ride-on Mower

  • 14 kW (19 hp) V-twin iTorque Power System
  • Standard 107 cm (42 in.) Accel Deep Deck, optional 107 cm (42 in.) Accel Deep Mulch Deck or 122 cm (48 in.) Accel Deep Deck
  • Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Mow up to 1.4 ha (3.5 ac.)

Features

Engine is smooth-running and reliable V-twin air-cooled design

18.5-hp (13.8-kW) V-twin engine18.5-hp (13.8-kW) V-twin engine
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The tractor is powered by a John Deere iTorque™ power system, a combination of engine features and an exclusive hood design that provides superior lugging ability, even cooling, and durability.

Key engine features include:

  • 18.5 hp (13.8 kW)
  • Large 603-cc displacement
  • V-twin air-cooled design that provides smooth, quiet power
  • Quality features include:
    • Cast-iron cylinder liners
    • Overhead valves
    • Full-pressure lubrication
    • Replaceable oil filter
    • Dual-stage air cleaner
  • V-twin design:
    • Excellent power and performance
    • Easy starts
    • Smooth operation
Flywheel alternator

A flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the battery and power electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer:

  • 15-amp capacity
  • Regulated to keep the battery at full charge without risk of overcharging
Fuel tank has large, 3.3-U.S. gal. (12.5-L) capacity
Fuel tankFuel tank
Electronic fuel gaugeElectronic fuel gauge

Large fuel tank and convenient fuel gauge minimize the number of stops for fuel and chance of running out of fuel:

  • Fuel tank has a large, 3.3-U.S. gal. (12.5-L) capacity for more hours of operation between refills.
  • Large, 3-in. (7.6-cm) diameter fuel tank filler opening makes adding fuel easy.
    • Located on the left fender
    • Helps eliminate spillage
  • Electronic fuel gauge on the dash display allows the operator to easily monitor the amount of fuel in the tank.
18.5-hp (13.8-kW) V-twin engine18.5-hp (13.8-kW) V-twin engine
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The tractor is powered by a John Deere iTorque™ power system, a combination of engine features and an exclusive hood design that provides superior lugging ability, even cooling, and durability.

Key engine features include:

  • 18.5 hp (13.8 kW)
  • Large 603-cc displacement
  • V-twin air-cooled design that provides smooth, quiet power
  • Quality features include:
    • Cast-iron cylinder liners
    • Overhead valves
    • Full-pressure lubrication
    • Replaceable oil filter
    • Dual-stage air cleaner
  • V-twin design:
    • Excellent power and performance
    • Easy starts
    • Smooth operation
Flywheel alternator

A flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the battery and power electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer:

  • 15-amp capacity
  • Regulated to keep the battery at full charge without risk of overcharging
Fuel tank has large, 3.3-U.S. gal. (12.5-L) capacity
Fuel tankFuel tank
Electronic fuel gaugeElectronic fuel gauge

Large fuel tank and convenient fuel gauge minimize the number of stops for fuel and chance of running out of fuel:

  • Fuel tank has a large, 3.3-U.S. gal. (12.5-L) capacity for more hours of operation between refills.
  • Large, 3-in. (7.6-cm) diameter fuel tank filler opening makes adding fuel easy.
    • Located on the left fender
    • Helps eliminate spillage
  • Electronic fuel gauge on the dash display allows the operator to easily monitor the amount of fuel in the tank.

The 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep™ (42A) Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile

X370 with Accel Deep 42A MowerX370 with Accel Deep 42A Mower
Accel Deep 42A MowerAccel Deep 42A Mower

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:

  • 4.97-in. (12.6-cm) depth throughout the entire deckshell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
    • Optional lever-action or electric one-touch MulchControl™ attachmentfor superior mulching performance and versatility
  • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminishmowingperformance
  • Mower deck suspended from the vehiclefor a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels,positioned just above ground level,for reduced scalping
Excellent cut quality
42A Mower42A Mower
42A Mower42A Mower

Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended materialroom toexitthe deckwithout getting recut:

  • Reducing the amount of re-cutting enables more power to be used to cut incoming grass, which greatly improves mower capacity.
    • Helps maintain excellent cut quality at faster mowing speeds
  • Clean flow of material out of discharge area prevents cut material from interfering with cutting the incoming grass, making it possible for the blades to cut incoming material cleanly.
  • Even in mulching mode, cut evenness is improved compared to other designsbecause the additional depth allows for continuous circulation, optimal re-cutting, and an even distribution of clippings.
Productivity - gets the job done fast
Side-discharge chute on Accel Deep 42A Mower DeckSide-discharge chute on Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck

Deep mower-deck stamping gives high productivity, which gets the job done fast. It allows the cut and suspended materialroom toexitthe deck quickly, reducing the amount of re-cutting so more power is available toprocess incoming grass:

  • Greatly improves mowers capacity to maintain excellent mowing performance in difficult mowing conditions and at higher speeds

Large discharge opening is both high and wide to handle more material:

  • Gives a smooth, even discharge of clippings at all mowing speeds
  • Reduces the chanceof plugging, especially important when operating in wet, thick, or dense grass and when bagging
  • Cut-and-throw chute has a large, optimized inlet which aids in collecting materialbyusing airflow from the large deck opening
Cleanliness - for the mower and the operator
Accel Deep 42A Mower DeckAccel Deep 42A Mower Deck
Accel Deep 42A Mower DeckAccel Deep 42A Mower Deck

Theflat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean:

  • There are few placesto catch and hold material on top and underneath the deck.
    • Top of deck stays cleaner, reducing time and effort needed for cleaning and service
    • Underside of deck is self-cleaning to maintain optimum performance without build-up of material to interfere with the flow of air and clippings
    • Less need to clean and remove build-up of material fromunderside deck
  • The depth of the Accel Deep mower deck minimizes the amount of material thatescapes from the front of the deck
    • Limited amount of material to drift onto the operator and mower deck
    • Even flow ofmaterial discharged out the chute, less re-cutting results in larger pieces that are less likely to end up on the operator
    • Mulching prevents the discharge of material completely and a MulchControlattachmentmakes mulching a practical solution for most mowing situations.

Cleaning a mower deck, both top and bottom,is one of the most frequent maintenance activities:

  • The flat-top design reduces places for material to build up and makes material that does collect easy to remove.
Mower wash portMower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connectorMower wash port with hose connector

A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy.

  • Hose connector is included with the mower deck.
Superior durability is designed in
Hinged spindle pocket cover on the 42A MowerHinged spindle pocket cover on the 42A Mower
Mower wheels are double-captured for durabilityMower wheels are double-captured for durability

The 42A mower deck has strong spindle pockets, to keep the bladesaligned, even after years of tough service:

  • Ribs in the deck shelladd strength where it is needed.
  • The 42A has a 16 percentheavier overall weight than theEdge™ Xtra 42-in. (107-cm) mower deck.

Mower wheels aredouble-captured:

  • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life.
  • Single-bolt adjustment makes setting wheels to the correct height for the cutting height quick and easy.

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.

Versatility - easy to change between side discharge, mulch, and bagging modes
Rear MulchControl baffle (A) that must be removed for baggingRear MulchControl baffle (A) that must be removed for bagging
Rear MulchControl baffle removed to allow for chute installationRear MulchControl baffle removed to allow for chute installation

The 42A Mower Deck is designed for excellent versatility:

  • The mower's cut-and-throw design allows bagging with just the addition of the bagger chute, once the special bagging blades have been installed.
    • The 42A cut-and-throw chute is easy to install and securely held in place at the front and rear to provide a tight seal between the mower deck and the chute.
      • The rear latch is adjustable to allow for the optimum setting for easy use and a tight seal.
    • The bagging blades can be used for side discharging also.
  • Withan optional lever action or electric one-touch MulchControl attachment installed (along with the special mulching blades), changing from side-discharging to mulching or vice versa is done with the simple flip of a lever or touch of a switch.
  • The rear bagger can be used with the MulchControl blades installed.
  • The front baffle, eitherthe one included with the rear bagger chute or the one included with MulchControl (B),can remain in place for side discharging.
    • For ultimate side-discharge performance this bafflecan be removed.
  • Anoptional MulchControl attachment includes arear MulchControl baffle (A), held in place by two carriage bolts, at the rear edge of the discharge opening. This baffle:
    • Must be removed for installation of the rear bagger chute, a 13-mm (0.51-in.)wrench is required (the bagger chute cannot be installed without removing this baffle)
    • Can remainremoved for side discharging material
    • Must be re-installed for mulching
MulchControl lever action or electric one-touch options

A MulchControl attachment for the 42A Mower Deck makes mulching more 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 dischargethe lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:

  • A beautiful looking lawn
  • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
  • Less fertilizer use
  • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings
How MulchControl works
MulchControl baffle openMulchControl baffle open
MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:

  • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is open, most of the material passesthrough the discharge opening.
    • When the MulchControlbaffle is closed, the material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.
Lever action MulchControl handleLever action MulchControl handle
Electric one-touch MulchControl switchElectric one-touch MulchControl switch
  • With the lever-action MulchControl attachment, the MulchControl handle on top of the mower deck is used to engage or disengage mulch mode.
    • The operator is required to get off of the tractor in order to engage or disengage mulch mode with the lever-action system.
  • With an electricone-touchMulchControl attachment, an electric switch on the tractor dash is used to engage or disengage mulch mode.
  • Changing from mulching to side discharging or vice versa takes only a few seconds.

MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

  • Usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
  • Usually side-discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
  • Always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • Bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags
MulchControl limitations

While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch 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:

  • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired
  • 42A Mower Deck requires a MulchControl baffle be removed to install the bagger chute; see explanation in the Versatility section for more information
7-bu (247-L) rear bagger
Optional rear baggerOptional rear bagger
Lower chute installedLower chute installed

An optional7-bu (247-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:

  • 7-bu (247-L) capacity
  • Easy-to-attach lower chute (ordered separately)
  • Air exhaust duct
  • Convenient spring-latch
  • Airflow fill indicator
  • Quik-Tatch mounting
  • Sealed hopper top
  • Loose-knit bags available

Mower blades
Mower blades shipped with the rear bagger chuteMower blades shipped with the rear bagger chute

High-lift bagging blades are included with the bagger chute. They provide optimum performance when bagging in difficult conditions, such as when the grass is moist, dense, orlong:

  • High-lift bagging blades also work well when side discharging material.

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 operationMower blade
Side discharging mode onlyM170639 side-discharge blade (shipped with mower)
Bagging mode onlyGX25668 bagging blade (shipped with BG20754 rear bagger chute)
Mulching mode onlyM170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 lever-action and BUC10164 electric one-touch MulchControl)
Side discharge and mulchingM170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 lever-action and BUC10164 electric one-touch MulchControl)
Side discharge and baggingGX25668 bagging blade (shipped with BG20754 rear bagger chute)
Side discharge, mulching, and baggingM170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 lever-action and BUC10164 electric one-touch MulchControl)
X370 with Accel Deep 42A MowerX370 with Accel Deep 42A Mower
Accel Deep 42A MowerAccel Deep 42A Mower

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:

  • 4.97-in. (12.6-cm) depth throughout the entire deckshell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
    • Optional lever-action or electric one-touch MulchControl™ attachmentfor superior mulching performance and versatility
  • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminishmowingperformance
  • Mower deck suspended from the vehiclefor a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels,positioned just above ground level,for reduced scalping
Excellent cut quality
42A Mower42A Mower
42A Mower42A Mower

Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended materialroom toexitthe deckwithout getting recut:

  • Reducing the amount of re-cutting enables more power to be used to cut incoming grass, which greatly improves mower capacity.
    • Helps maintain excellent cut quality at faster mowing speeds
  • Clean flow of material out of discharge area prevents cut material from interfering with cutting the incoming grass, making it possible for the blades to cut incoming material cleanly.
  • Even in mulching mode, cut evenness is improved compared to other designsbecause the additional depth allows for continuous circulation, optimal re-cutting, and an even distribution of clippings.
Productivity - gets the job done fast
Side-discharge chute on Accel Deep 42A Mower DeckSide-discharge chute on Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck

Deep mower-deck stamping gives high productivity, which gets the job done fast. It allows the cut and suspended materialroom toexitthe deck quickly, reducing the amount of re-cutting so more power is available toprocess incoming grass:

  • Greatly improves mowers capacity to maintain excellent mowing performance in difficult mowing conditions and at higher speeds

Large discharge opening is both high and wide to handle more material:

  • Gives a smooth, even discharge of clippings at all mowing speeds
  • Reduces the chanceof plugging, especially important when operating in wet, thick, or dense grass and when bagging
  • Cut-and-throw chute has a large, optimized inlet which aids in collecting materialbyusing airflow from the large deck opening
Cleanliness - for the mower and the operator
Accel Deep 42A Mower DeckAccel Deep 42A Mower Deck
Accel Deep 42A Mower DeckAccel Deep 42A Mower Deck

Theflat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean:

  • There are few placesto catch and hold material on top and underneath the deck.
    • Top of deck stays cleaner, reducing time and effort needed for cleaning and service
    • Underside of deck is self-cleaning to maintain optimum performance without build-up of material to interfere with the flow of air and clippings
    • Less need to clean and remove build-up of material fromunderside deck
  • The depth of the Accel Deep mower deck minimizes the amount of material thatescapes from the front of the deck
    • Limited amount of material to drift onto the operator and mower deck
    • Even flow ofmaterial discharged out the chute, less re-cutting results in larger pieces that are less likely to end up on the operator
    • Mulching prevents the discharge of material completely and a MulchControlattachmentmakes mulching a practical solution for most mowing situations.

Cleaning a mower deck, both top and bottom,is one of the most frequent maintenance activities:

  • The flat-top design reduces places for material to build up and makes material that does collect easy to remove.
Mower wash portMower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connectorMower wash port with hose connector

A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy.

  • Hose connector is included with the mower deck.
Superior durability is designed in
Hinged spindle pocket cover on the 42A MowerHinged spindle pocket cover on the 42A Mower
Mower wheels are double-captured for durabilityMower wheels are double-captured for durability

The 42A mower deck has strong spindle pockets, to keep the bladesaligned, even after years of tough service:

  • Ribs in the deck shelladd strength where it is needed.
  • The 42A has a 16 percentheavier overall weight than theEdge™ Xtra 42-in. (107-cm) mower deck.

Mower wheels aredouble-captured:

  • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life.
  • Single-bolt adjustment makes setting wheels to the correct height for the cutting height quick and easy.

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.

Versatility - easy to change between side discharge, mulch, and bagging modes
Rear MulchControl baffle (A) that must be removed for baggingRear MulchControl baffle (A) that must be removed for bagging
Rear MulchControl baffle removed to allow for chute installationRear MulchControl baffle removed to allow for chute installation

The 42A Mower Deck is designed for excellent versatility:

  • The mower's cut-and-throw design allows bagging with just the addition of the bagger chute, once the special bagging blades have been installed.
    • The 42A cut-and-throw chute is easy to install and securely held in place at the front and rear to provide a tight seal between the mower deck and the chute.
      • The rear latch is adjustable to allow for the optimum setting for easy use and a tight seal.
    • The bagging blades can be used for side discharging also.
  • Withan optional lever action or electric one-touch MulchControl attachment installed (along with the special mulching blades), changing from side-discharging to mulching or vice versa is done with the simple flip of a lever or touch of a switch.
  • The rear bagger can be used with the MulchControl blades installed.
  • The front baffle, eitherthe one included with the rear bagger chute or the one included with MulchControl (B),can remain in place for side discharging.
    • For ultimate side-discharge performance this bafflecan be removed.
  • Anoptional MulchControl attachment includes arear MulchControl baffle (A), held in place by two carriage bolts, at the rear edge of the discharge opening. This baffle:
    • Must be removed for installation of the rear bagger chute, a 13-mm (0.51-in.)wrench is required (the bagger chute cannot be installed without removing this baffle)
    • Can remainremoved for side discharging material
    • Must be re-installed for mulching
MulchControl lever action or electric one-touch options

A MulchControl attachment for the 42A Mower Deck makes mulching more 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 dischargethe lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:

  • A beautiful looking lawn
  • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
  • Less fertilizer use
  • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings
How MulchControl works
MulchControl baffle openMulchControl baffle open
MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:

  • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is open, most of the material passesthrough the discharge opening.
    • When the MulchControlbaffle is closed, the material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.
Lever action MulchControl handleLever action MulchControl handle
Electric one-touch MulchControl switchElectric one-touch MulchControl switch
  • With the lever-action MulchControl attachment, the MulchControl handle on top of the mower deck is used to engage or disengage mulch mode.
    • The operator is required to get off of the tractor in order to engage or disengage mulch mode with the lever-action system.
  • With an electricone-touchMulchControl attachment, an electric switch on the tractor dash is used to engage or disengage mulch mode.
  • Changing from mulching to side discharging or vice versa takes only a few seconds.

MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

  • Usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
  • Usually side-discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
  • Always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • Bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags
MulchControl limitations

While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch 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:

  • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired
  • 42A Mower Deck requires a MulchControl baffle be removed to install the bagger chute; see explanation in the Versatility section for more information
7-bu (247-L) rear bagger
Optional rear baggerOptional rear bagger
Lower chute installedLower chute installed

An optional7-bu (247-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:

  • 7-bu (247-L) capacity
  • Easy-to-attach lower chute (ordered separately)
  • Air exhaust duct
  • Convenient spring-latch
  • Airflow fill indicator
  • Quik-Tatch mounting
  • Sealed hopper top
  • Loose-knit bags available

Mower blades
Mower blades shipped with the rear bagger chuteMower blades shipped with the rear bagger chute

High-lift bagging blades are included with the bagger chute. They provide optimum performance when bagging in difficult conditions, such as when the grass is moist, dense, orlong:

  • High-lift bagging blades also work well when side discharging material.

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 operationMower blade
Side discharging mode onlyM170639 side-discharge blade (shipped with mower)
Bagging mode onlyGX25668 bagging blade (shipped with BG20754 rear bagger chute)
Mulching mode onlyM170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 lever-action and BUC10164 electric one-touch MulchControl)
Side discharge and mulchingM170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 lever-action and BUC10164 electric one-touch MulchControl)
Side discharge and baggingGX25668 bagging blade (shipped with BG20754 rear bagger chute)
Side discharge, mulching, and baggingM170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 lever-action and BUC10164 electric one-touch MulchControl)

Four-year or 300-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty is standard

An exclusive 4-year or 300-hour (whichever comes first), single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty* is standard for all John Deere X300 Series Tractors.

  • The warranty is hassle free, with one company handling all of the paperwork.
  • Premium features ofX300 Series Tractors allow for this longer warranty period, with more coverage than comparable tractors.

*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.

An exclusive 4-year or 300-hour (whichever comes first), single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty* is standard for all John Deere X300 Series Tractors.

  • The warranty is hassle free, with one company handling all of the paperwork.
  • Premium features ofX300 Series Tractors allow for this longer warranty period, with more coverage than comparable tractors.

*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.

Lever-action or electric one-touch MulchControl™ options are available for extra mowing convenience

Lever-action MulchControl leverLever-action MulchControl lever
Electric one-touch MulchControl switchElectric one-touch MulchControl switch

Lever-action or electric one-touch MulchControl attachment is available for Accel Deep™ 42-in. (107-cm) (42A), 48-in. (122-cm) (48A), and 54-in. (137-cm) (54A) Mower Decks used on ZTrak™ Mowers and X300 and X500 Select Series™ Tractors.

MulchControl advantages and benefits

MulchControl enhances versatility and productivity. A mower deck equipped with MulchControl not only does an excellent job of mowing and mulching, but it can also be quickly converted from side discharging to mulching or vice versa:

  • In mulch mode, it controls clippings dispersion in unwanted areas (driveways, landscape beds, near buildings, windows, parking lots, etc.).
  • Reduces cleanup time needed to dispose of clippings.
  • Reduces the amount of material entering a material collection system because, even in the side discharge mode, MulchControl will mulch about one third of the material due to the additional baffles under the mower deck and the unique design of the mulching blades.

Electric one-touch MulchControl has the additional advantage of being controlled from the tractor seat by a switch on the dash to operate an electric actuator that moves the baffle to close off the discharge area of the mower deck.

Electric one-touch MulchControl switchElectric one-touch MulchControl switch
Electric one-touch MulchControl actuatorElectric one-touch MulchControl actuator
  • Operators can convert between modes without interrupting the mowing process, making it practical to change between modes as conditions require.
    • When approaching clean areas like driveways or flowerbeds where clippings would be undesirable
    • When a breeze might blow clippings back onto the operator
    • For side discharge mowing only the areas of the property where grass is too thick for mulching
    • With 48A and 54A Mower Decks, for collecting only the areas of the property where grass is too tall or thick for mulching
      • With 48A and 54A Mower Decks, the MulchControl baffle can be opened or closed with the Power Flow™ blower installed. The Power Flow blower will run without material when the baffle is closed.
      • Models equipped with a 42A Mower Deck require a MulchControl baffle be removed to install the bagger chute; see42A Mower Deck versatility explanation for more information.
  • Changing from one mode to the other takes only a few seconds.
How MulchControl works

A mower equipped with a MulchControl attachment delivers unprecedented levels of productivity and versatility. The operator has the ability to quickly change between side discharging and mulching. A heavy-duty baffle opens and closes to convert the mower from side discharge mode to mulch mode or vice versa.

MulchControl baffle open (similar mower deck shown)MulchControl baffle open (similar mower deck shown)
MulchControl baffle closed (similar mower deck shown) MulchControl baffle closed (similar mower deck shown)

MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:

  • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is open, most of the material flows freely out the discharge deflector or into a material collection system.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.

MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

  • For operators who usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
  • For operators who usually side discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings in some areas
  • For operators who always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • For operators who collect clippings, but want to go farther before emptying the material collection system

MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. Now the operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side discharging when desired.

Advantages of MulchControl include:

  • Performance is improved.
    • Mulching is beneficial because it returns the clippings to the ground as fertilizer, which promotes lawn growth.
    • Clippings are much smaller, which allows them to fall into the grass and be removed from view.
    • Unsightly grass clippings are not blown onto driveways or into flower beds.
    • Fertilizer use is reduced and provides associated environmental benefits.
  • Uptime is increased.
    • Operators can convert quickly between modes, making it possible to change between mulching and side discharging as conditions require.
    • Mulching heavy, thick material can significantly reduce mower productivity. The ability to switch from mulch to side discharge mode ensures productivity, especially in grass too tall or thick to mulch effectively.
  • Cost of operation is reduced.
    • Controlling clipping dispersion reduces cleanup time.
MulchControl limitations

While in the side discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch 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:

  • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean­up is desired
  • 42A Mower Deck requires a MulchControl baffle be removed to install the bagger chute
MulchControl compatibility

Each MulchControl attachment includes everything needed: baffles and mulch blades for all attachments, and the actuator, wiring, and switches for the electric one-touchattachments.

Lever-action MulchControl attachments
Attachment numberDescriptionApplications
BM2479442A MulchControl (lever action)X300 Series Tractors, Z300 Series ZTrak Mowers
BM2499348A MulchControl (lever action)X300 and X500 Series Tractors, Z300 and Z500 Series ZTrak Mowers
BM2499454A MulchControl (lever action)X300 and X500 Series Tractors, Z300 and Z500 Series ZTrak Mowers
Electric one-touch MulchControl attachments
Attachment numberDescriptionApplications
BUC1016442A electric one-touch MulchControlX300 Series Tractors*
BUC1016548A electric one-touch MulchControlX300 and X500 Series Tractors*
BUC1016654A electric one-touch MulchControlX300 and X500 Series Tractors*

*NOTE: Model year 2016-2017 X300 and X500 Series Tractors (X300 serial number 10,001-50,000 and X500 serial number 110,001-130,000) require replacing the tractor wiring harness and dash panel to use an electric MulchControl attachment.

Lever-action MulchControl leverLever-action MulchControl lever
Electric one-touch MulchControl switchElectric one-touch MulchControl switch

Lever-action or electric one-touch MulchControl attachment is available for Accel Deep™ 42-in. (107-cm) (42A), 48-in. (122-cm) (48A), and 54-in. (137-cm) (54A) Mower Decks used on ZTrak™ Mowers and X300 and X500 Select Series™ Tractors.

MulchControl advantages and benefits

MulchControl enhances versatility and productivity. A mower deck equipped with MulchControl not only does an excellent job of mowing and mulching, but it can also be quickly converted from side discharging to mulching or vice versa:

  • In mulch mode, it controls clippings dispersion in unwanted areas (driveways, landscape beds, near buildings, windows, parking lots, etc.).
  • Reduces cleanup time needed to dispose of clippings.
  • Reduces the amount of material entering a material collection system because, even in the side discharge mode, MulchControl will mulch about one third of the material due to the additional baffles under the mower deck and the unique design of the mulching blades.

Electric one-touch MulchControl has the additional advantage of being controlled from the tractor seat by a switch on the dash to operate an electric actuator that moves the baffle to close off the discharge area of the mower deck.

Electric one-touch MulchControl switchElectric one-touch MulchControl switch
Electric one-touch MulchControl actuatorElectric one-touch MulchControl actuator
  • Operators can convert between modes without interrupting the mowing process, making it practical to change between modes as conditions require.
    • When approaching clean areas like driveways or flowerbeds where clippings would be undesirable
    • When a breeze might blow clippings back onto the operator
    • For side discharge mowing only the areas of the property where grass is too thick for mulching
    • With 48A and 54A Mower Decks, for collecting only the areas of the property where grass is too tall or thick for mulching
      • With 48A and 54A Mower Decks, the MulchControl baffle can be opened or closed with the Power Flow™ blower installed. The Power Flow blower will run without material when the baffle is closed.
      • Models equipped with a 42A Mower Deck require a MulchControl baffle be removed to install the bagger chute; see42A Mower Deck versatility explanation for more information.
  • Changing from one mode to the other takes only a few seconds.
How MulchControl works

A mower equipped with a MulchControl attachment delivers unprecedented levels of productivity and versatility. The operator has the ability to quickly change between side discharging and mulching. A heavy-duty baffle opens and closes to convert the mower from side discharge mode to mulch mode or vice versa.

MulchControl baffle open (similar mower deck shown)MulchControl baffle open (similar mower deck shown)
MulchControl baffle closed (similar mower deck shown) MulchControl baffle closed (similar mower deck shown)

MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:

  • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is open, most of the material flows freely out the discharge deflector or into a material collection system.
  • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.

MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:

  • For operators who usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
  • For operators who usually side discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings in some areas
  • For operators who always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • For operators who collect clippings, but want to go farther before emptying the material collection system

MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. Now the operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side discharging when desired.

Advantages of MulchControl include:

  • Performance is improved.
    • Mulching is beneficial because it returns the clippings to the ground as fertilizer, which promotes lawn growth.
    • Clippings are much smaller, which allows them to fall into the grass and be removed from view.
    • Unsightly grass clippings are not blown onto driveways or into flower beds.
    • Fertilizer use is reduced and provides associated environmental benefits.
  • Uptime is increased.
    • Operators can convert quickly between modes, making it possible to change between mulching and side discharging as conditions require.
    • Mulching heavy, thick material can significantly reduce mower productivity. The ability to switch from mulch to side discharge mode ensures productivity, especially in grass too tall or thick to mulch effectively.
  • Cost of operation is reduced.
    • Controlling clipping dispersion reduces cleanup time.
MulchControl limitations

While in the side discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch 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:

  • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean­up is desired
  • 42A Mower Deck requires a MulchControl baffle be removed to install the bagger chute
MulchControl compatibility

Each MulchControl attachment includes everything needed: baffles and mulch blades for all attachments, and the actuator, wiring, and switches for the electric one-touchattachments.

Lever-action MulchControl attachments
Attachment numberDescriptionApplications
BM2479442A MulchControl (lever action)X300 Series Tractors, Z300 Series ZTrak Mowers
BM2499348A MulchControl (lever action)X300 and X500 Series Tractors, Z300 and Z500 Series ZTrak Mowers
BM2499454A MulchControl (lever action)X300 and X500 Series Tractors, Z300 and Z500 Series ZTrak Mowers
Electric one-touch MulchControl attachments
Attachment numberDescriptionApplications
BUC1016442A electric one-touch MulchControlX300 Series Tractors*
BUC1016548A electric one-touch MulchControlX300 and X500 Series Tractors*
BUC1016654A electric one-touch MulchControlX300 and X500 Series Tractors*

*NOTE: Model year 2016-2017 X300 and X500 Series Tractors (X300 serial number 10,001-50,000 and X500 serial number 110,001-130,000) require replacing the tractor wiring harness and dash panel to use an electric MulchControl attachment.

Steering is low-effort sector and pinion system

Tight turning radiusTight turning radius
Designed for easy turnsDesigned for easy turns

A heavy-duty sector and pinion steering system with quality bearings provides easy and precise control for the life of the tractor:

  • Small, 16-in. (40.6-cm) turning radius provides excellent maneuverability
  • Tight turning ability improves mowing efficiency
Easy steering

Easy steering is important for an enjoyable mowing experience:

  • Large, 14-in. (36-cm) diameter steering wheel for improved leverage
  • Large sector gear for improved (higher)steering ratio
    • Ahigher ratioequals lower steering effort
  • Dual drag links to help equalize the steering loads and reduce steering error
  • Ball joints on both ends of the steering tie rodsfor long life
  • Long steering arms toimprove the mechanical advantage of the steering system through the full range of motion
  • Sector gear thatpivots on a shaft rather than a bushing to ensure proper gear mesh and eliminate binding
  • Greaseable front steering spindlesto reduce friction and improve wear over time
Tight turning radiusTight turning radius
Designed for easy turnsDesigned for easy turns

A heavy-duty sector and pinion steering system with quality bearings provides easy and precise control for the life of the tractor:

  • Small, 16-in. (40.6-cm) turning radius provides excellent maneuverability
  • Tight turning ability improves mowing efficiency
Easy steering

Easy steering is important for an enjoyable mowing experience:

  • Large, 14-in. (36-cm) diameter steering wheel for improved leverage
  • Large sector gear for improved (higher)steering ratio
    • Ahigher ratioequals lower steering effort
  • Dual drag links to help equalize the steering loads and reduce steering error
  • Ball joints on both ends of the steering tie rodsfor long life
  • Long steering arms toimprove the mechanical advantage of the steering system through the full range of motion
  • Sector gear thatpivots on a shaft rather than a bushing to ensure proper gear mesh and eliminate binding
  • Greaseable front steering spindlesto reduce friction and improve wear over time

Integrated hydrostatic transaxle efficiently transmits power to wheels

Kanzaki® K46 transaxle (X350, X354) Kansaki K57 transaxle (X370)Kanzaki® K46 transaxle (X350, X354) Kansaki K57 transaxle (X370)
Kanzaki K58 transaxle (X380, X384, X390, X394)Kanzaki K58 transaxle (X380, X384, X390, X394)

The Tuff Torq® hydrostatic transaxle encloses the hydrostatic pump and motor rotator groups in the same housing with the differential and axle housings. This design is very efficient and reduces the number of sealing surfaces to minimize the potential for leakage.

Combined with the foot controls, the hydrostatic transmission functions similarly to that of an automatic transmission in an automobile, so the term automatic is often used to describe it:

  • Use of the latest valve designs has significantly reduced the sound level.
  • Large pump and motor rotating groups ensure long life and efficient operation.
Freewheeling valve
Freewheeling valveFreewheeling valve
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A freewheeling valve control is conveniently located near the tractor rear hitch plate for good visibility and easy operation.

Kanzaki and Tuff Torqare trademarks of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Manufacturing Company.

Kanzaki® K46 transaxle (X350, X354) Kansaki K57 transaxle (X370)Kanzaki® K46 transaxle (X350, X354) Kansaki K57 transaxle (X370)
Kanzaki K58 transaxle (X380, X384, X390, X394)Kanzaki K58 transaxle (X380, X384, X390, X394)

The Tuff Torq® hydrostatic transaxle encloses the hydrostatic pump and motor rotator groups in the same housing with the differential and axle housings. This design is very efficient and reduces the number of sealing surfaces to minimize the potential for leakage.

Combined with the foot controls, the hydrostatic transmission functions similarly to that of an automatic transmission in an automobile, so the term automatic is often used to describe it:

  • Use of the latest valve designs has significantly reduced the sound level.
  • Large pump and motor rotating groups ensure long life and efficient operation.
Freewheeling valve
Freewheeling valveFreewheeling valve
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A freewheeling valve control is conveniently located near the tractor rear hitch plate for good visibility and easy operation.

Kanzaki and Tuff Torqare trademarks of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Manufacturing Company.

Controls and display functions are easy to identify and convenient to use

X394 Tractor mowingX394 Tractor mowing
Steering wheel and controls (switch turned on to show display)Steering wheel and controls (switch turned on to show display)
Controls

The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling and ergonomic controls for easy use:

  • Controls are color-coded and labeled with English words for easy identification by the operator.
  • Controls are logically placed and easy to reach.
  • The power take-off (PTO) switch allows the operator to get fingers underneath it, like a T-handle, to pull up for easy activation.
  • The reverse implement option (RIO) switch is a yellow button.
  • The latch control on foot-lift models and hydraulic-lift control on power-lift models and the park brake latch are pivot levers for low effort.
  • Cruise control activation is handled by an automotive-style button.
  • Separate engine speed and choke controls make starting and warming up the engine easier in cold weather.
    • The choke lever is spring loaded to eliminate the chance the tractor will be unintentionally operated with the choke partially closed.
  • Functional design of the throttle and choke controls provides good appearance and a comfortable feel.
Display panel
Display panelDisplay panel
Display panel illustration with descriptionsDisplay panel illustration with descriptions

Instrument display has the look and feel of a modern automobile. A power-up sequence cycles lights and gauges to indicate they are working:

  • Display features dark-cockpit design to minimize operator distractions.
  • Display is back lit for night visibility.
    • Night visibility is especially useful with snow blower use.
  • Hourmeter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
  • Electronic fuel gauge provides real-time fuel level information.
    • The X350R has a low fuel light, rather than a fuel gauge, to provide the operator with a noticeable warning when low on fuel.
  • A tachometer graphically displays engine speed.
    • Target-zone graphics inform the operator of the engine speed range to use for best cut quality.
  • An indicator tells the operator when the PTO is operating.
  • Bright caution and stop lights capture the operator's attention when important information is on the instrument cluster.
    • Damage can be prevented and repair costs reduced by addressing problems early.
  • Operators are advised of what the problem is if they attempt to operate the mower with unsatisfied PTO, seat, or park brake interlocks.
    • The indicators are also useful to identify the reasons the PTO or engine may have shut off when an interlock is unsatisfied.
  • Operators are advised if battery voltage is low, normal, or excessive.
  • The service indicator light illuminates to indicate a diagnostic error code is stored.
    • On-board diagnostics provides trouble codes for use by trained technicians.
      • For example, a technician will be able to test switch functionality and circuit continuity without tools.
Twin Touch™ foot control
Twin Touch foot controlTwin Touch foot control
Cruise controlCruise control

Twin Touchfoot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:

  • Automotive-type accelerator control ensures easy operation.
  • Operator can change direction without lifting foot off the platform.
  • Large pedal surface gives superior operator comfort.
Cruise control

Cruise control is standard equipment:

  • To engage, push the cruise-control buttonand hold until the foot is removed from the forward pedal.
  • For emergency stop, the cruise control can be releasedby pushing on thebrake pedal or the forward pedal.
Mower deck height adjustment
Conveniently-located deck height adjustment knobConveniently-located deck height adjustment knob
Cut height adjusting knobCut height adjusting knob

A rotary dial knob makes adjusting themower cut height quick and easy:

  • Provides mower cut heights in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm)
  • Returns the mower deck to the same preset height each time it is lowered
Storage tray under tractor seatStorage tray under tractor seat
Exact Adjust tool is used to level mower deckExact Adjust tool is used to level mower deck

Storage for the onboard deck-leveling gauge and the Exact Adjust tool is provided in the storage tray under the tractor’s seat:

  • Exact Adjust ports on the fender deck allow for easy and accurate leveling of the mower deck for optimum mowing performance.
Deck-leveling gauge placed under deckDeck-leveling gauge placed under deck
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Deck-leveling gauge is placed at the appropriate location under the left rear, right rear, and front of the mower deck as the cut height is adjusted using the Exact Adjust tool and front draft arm adjusting nuts.

Foot-pedal lift system
Foot-pedal lift systemFoot-pedal lift system
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Pushing with the foot to raise the mower or implement is less strenuous for many operators than using a hand-lift lever:

  • The easy-to-use raised position lock operates similarly to the park brake lock.
  • The foot pedal is out of the way and not likely to catch on bushes and tree limbs when mowing.
  • The mower deck returns to the same preset height each time it is lowered.
Adjustable lift-assist spring
Lift-assist spring decals and adjusting boltLift-assist spring decals and adjusting bolt
Close-up of lift-assist spring decalClose-up of lift-assist spring decal

NOTE: The adjustable lift-assist spring is standard equipment on tractors with manual foot-lift system that are shipped with the 48-in. (122-cm) and 54-in. (137-cm)side-discharge mowers, and an option for tractors shipped with42-in. (107-cm)mowers. It is a recommended option for foot-lift tractors sold with the 42-in. (107-cm) mulch mower.

  • Lift-assist spring is provided on tractors shipped from the factory with a 48-in. (122-cm) or 54-in. (137-cm) side-discharge mower deck, exceptmodels withhydraulic lift, and a recommended option for tractors equipped with a 42-in. (107-cm) mulch mower to minimize lift effort.
    • Aspring-assist kit is available for other models for use with front equipment.
  • Lift effort can be easily adjusted by turning a bolt, located on the tractor front bumper, for optimum performance, depending on the equipment used (mower, front blade, snow blower, etc.).
  • The mower will not be inadvertently locked in the raised position when mowing through ditches.
  • When installing or removing a mower or front equipment raised by the foot-lift system, spring tension may be removed from the connection points by pulling rearward on the lift pedal and raising the lift latch to hold the pedal in the rearward position.
Parking brake control
Parking brakeParking brake

Depressing the brake pedal applies internal wet-disk brakes,which provide better reliability and longer life than external brakes,for safe stopping.

The parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.

Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch is easy and convenient to use
Electric PTO switchElectric PTO switch

Theheavy-duty electric PTO clutch is operated with a convenient dash-mounted switch.

Heavy-duty PTO clutch
PTO clutchPTO clutch

The PTO clutch is designed to operate through many on/off cycles.

Reverse implement option (RIO)
Reverse implement switchReverse implement switch
Using RIO

CAUTION:Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward:

  • Carefully check the area around the machine.
  • Disengage the mower before backing up.

NOTE: Operating the mower while backing up is strongly discouraged. RIO should be used only when operating another attachment or when the operator deems it necessary to reposition the machine with the mower engaged.

  1. Stop forward travel. Allow attachment to run.
  2. Look down and behind the machine to be sure that there are no bystanders.
  3. Push and hold in thereverse implementswitch while depressing the reverse pedal slightly.
    NOTE: If the attachment stops while positioning the machine, return mower engagement (PTO) switch to off position. Repeat this procedure from the beginning.
  4. Release the reverse implement switch and reposition the machine as the machine begins to move rearward.
  5. Resume forward travel. The attachment should continue operating.
  6. Repeat procedure to position the machine again.
X394 Tractor mowingX394 Tractor mowing
Steering wheel and controls (switch turned on to show display)Steering wheel and controls (switch turned on to show display)
Controls

The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling and ergonomic controls for easy use:

  • Controls are color-coded and labeled with English words for easy identification by the operator.
  • Controls are logically placed and easy to reach.
  • The power take-off (PTO) switch allows the operator to get fingers underneath it, like a T-handle, to pull up for easy activation.
  • The reverse implement option (RIO) switch is a yellow button.
  • The latch control on foot-lift models and hydraulic-lift control on power-lift models and the park brake latch are pivot levers for low effort.
  • Cruise control activation is handled by an automotive-style button.
  • Separate engine speed and choke controls make starting and warming up the engine easier in cold weather.
    • The choke lever is spring loaded to eliminate the chance the tractor will be unintentionally operated with the choke partially closed.
  • Functional design of the throttle and choke controls provides good appearance and a comfortable feel.
Display panel
Display panelDisplay panel
Display panel illustration with descriptionsDisplay panel illustration with descriptions

Instrument display has the look and feel of a modern automobile. A power-up sequence cycles lights and gauges to indicate they are working:

  • Display features dark-cockpit design to minimize operator distractions.
  • Display is back lit for night visibility.
    • Night visibility is especially useful with snow blower use.
  • Hourmeter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
  • Electronic fuel gauge provides real-time fuel level information.
    • The X350R has a low fuel light, rather than a fuel gauge, to provide the operator with a noticeable warning when low on fuel.
  • A tachometer graphically displays engine speed.
    • Target-zone graphics inform the operator of the engine speed range to use for best cut quality.
  • An indicator tells the operator when the PTO is operating.
  • Bright caution and stop lights capture the operator's attention when important information is on the instrument cluster.
    • Damage can be prevented and repair costs reduced by addressing problems early.
  • Operators are advised of what the problem is if they attempt to operate the mower with unsatisfied PTO, seat, or park brake interlocks.
    • The indicators are also useful to identify the reasons the PTO or engine may have shut off when an interlock is unsatisfied.
  • Operators are advised if battery voltage is low, normal, or excessive.
  • The service indicator light illuminates to indicate a diagnostic error code is stored.
    • On-board diagnostics provides trouble codes for use by trained technicians.
      • For example, a technician will be able to test switch functionality and circuit continuity without tools.
Twin Touch™ foot control
Twin Touch foot controlTwin Touch foot control
Cruise controlCruise control

Twin Touchfoot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:

  • Automotive-type accelerator control ensures easy operation.
  • Operator can change direction without lifting foot off the platform.
  • Large pedal surface gives superior operator comfort.
Cruise control

Cruise control is standard equipment:

  • To engage, push the cruise-control buttonand hold until the foot is removed from the forward pedal.
  • For emergency stop, the cruise control can be releasedby pushing on thebrake pedal or the forward pedal.
Mower deck height adjustment
Conveniently-located deck height adjustment knobConveniently-located deck height adjustment knob
Cut height adjusting knobCut height adjusting knob

A rotary dial knob makes adjusting themower cut height quick and easy:

  • Provides mower cut heights in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm)
  • Returns the mower deck to the same preset height each time it is lowered
Storage tray under tractor seatStorage tray under tractor seat
Exact Adjust tool is used to level mower deckExact Adjust tool is used to level mower deck

Storage for the onboard deck-leveling gauge and the Exact Adjust tool is provided in the storage tray under the tractor’s seat:

  • Exact Adjust ports on the fender deck allow for easy and accurate leveling of the mower deck for optimum mowing performance.
Deck-leveling gauge placed under deckDeck-leveling gauge placed under deck
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Deck-leveling gauge is placed at the appropriate location under the left rear, right rear, and front of the mower deck as the cut height is adjusted using the Exact Adjust tool and front draft arm adjusting nuts.

Foot-pedal lift system
Foot-pedal lift systemFoot-pedal lift system
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Pushing with the foot to raise the mower or implement is less strenuous for many operators than using a hand-lift lever:

  • The easy-to-use raised position lock operates similarly to the park brake lock.
  • The foot pedal is out of the way and not likely to catch on bushes and tree limbs when mowing.
  • The mower deck returns to the same preset height each time it is lowered.
Adjustable lift-assist spring
Lift-assist spring decals and adjusting boltLift-assist spring decals and adjusting bolt
Close-up of lift-assist spring decalClose-up of lift-assist spring decal

NOTE: The adjustable lift-assist spring is standard equipment on tractors with manual foot-lift system that are shipped with the 48-in. (122-cm) and 54-in. (137-cm)side-discharge mowers, and an option for tractors shipped with42-in. (107-cm)mowers. It is a recommended option for foot-lift tractors sold with the 42-in. (107-cm) mulch mower.

  • Lift-assist spring is provided on tractors shipped from the factory with a 48-in. (122-cm) or 54-in. (137-cm) side-discharge mower deck, exceptmodels withhydraulic lift, and a recommended option for tractors equipped with a 42-in. (107-cm) mulch mower to minimize lift effort.
    • Aspring-assist kit is available for other models for use with front equipment.
  • Lift effort can be easily adjusted by turning a bolt, located on the tractor front bumper, for optimum performance, depending on the equipment used (mower, front blade, snow blower, etc.).
  • The mower will not be inadvertently locked in the raised position when mowing through ditches.
  • When installing or removing a mower or front equipment raised by the foot-lift system, spring tension may be removed from the connection points by pulling rearward on the lift pedal and raising the lift latch to hold the pedal in the rearward position.
Parking brake control
Parking brakeParking brake

Depressing the brake pedal applies internal wet-disk brakes,which provide better reliability and longer life than external brakes,for safe stopping.

The parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.

Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch is easy and convenient to use
Electric PTO switchElectric PTO switch

Theheavy-duty electric PTO clutch is operated with a convenient dash-mounted switch.

Heavy-duty PTO clutch
PTO clutchPTO clutch

The PTO clutch is designed to operate through many on/off cycles.

Reverse implement option (RIO)
Reverse implement switchReverse implement switch
Using RIO

CAUTION:Children or bystanders may be injured by rotating blades. Before traveling forward or rearward:

  • Carefully check the area around the machine.
  • Disengage the mower before backing up.

NOTE: Operating the mower while backing up is strongly discouraged. RIO should be used only when operating another attachment or when the operator deems it necessary to reposition the machine with the mower engaged.

  1. Stop forward travel. Allow attachment to run.
  2. Look down and behind the machine to be sure that there are no bystanders.
  3. Push and hold in thereverse implementswitch while depressing the reverse pedal slightly.
    NOTE: If the attachment stops while positioning the machine, return mower engagement (PTO) switch to off position. Repeat this procedure from the beginning.
  4. Release the reverse implement switch and reposition the machine as the machine begins to move rearward.
  5. Resume forward travel. The attachment should continue operating.
  6. Repeat procedure to position the machine again.

Frame is reliable heavy-duty welded steel

Welded, heavy-duty frameWelded, heavy-duty frame
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The frame is made of heavy formed and welded steel, reinforced in critical areas for even greater strength:

  • The frame is formed from 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.66-mm) thick material for long life.
  • Standard front bumper and hitch plate are formed from 9-gauge, 0.15-in. (3.8-mm) steel and complete the frame assembly.
  • Rear hitch plate can support two 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weights.
    • Weight bracket is built into the frame of two-wheel-steer models.
    • Four-wheel-steer models require the optional weight bracket.
Front axle and wheel spindles are heavy-duty
Cast-iron front axleCast-iron front axle

Front axle ismade of nodular cast iron:

  • Cast-iron front axle is strong and shock-resistant.
  • Cast iron will not yield under heavy loads or impact.

A replaceable bushing is used at axle mounting:

  • The bushing provides excellent wear resistance.
  • Grease fittings at each spindle are easy to service.
Front steering spindles
Steering spindleSteering spindle

Front steering spindle diameter is0.75 in. (19 mm) for strength and long life:

  • Have strength to handle heavy implements
  • Provide long life at bearing surfaces
  • Use sealed precision bearings in front wheels
Rear equipment-mounting system is heavy-duty and easy to use
Rear equipment mounting systemRear equipment mounting system

A heavy-duty equipment mountingsystem is used:

  • Includesstrong frame mounts with a combination of mounting holes in the tractor hitch plate that accept pins or shoulder bolts to support heavy rear-mounted equipment.
  • Easily attach optional equipment to the tractor
  • Can bear the load of heavy rear-mounted equipment, such as material collection systems
Welded, heavy-duty frameWelded, heavy-duty frame
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The frame is made of heavy formed and welded steel, reinforced in critical areas for even greater strength:

  • The frame is formed from 12-gauge, 0.105-in. (2.66-mm) thick material for long life.
  • Standard front bumper and hitch plate are formed from 9-gauge, 0.15-in. (3.8-mm) steel and complete the frame assembly.
  • Rear hitch plate can support two 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weights.
    • Weight bracket is built into the frame of two-wheel-steer models.
    • Four-wheel-steer models require the optional weight bracket.
Front axle and wheel spindles are heavy-duty
Cast-iron front axleCast-iron front axle

Front axle ismade of nodular cast iron:

  • Cast-iron front axle is strong and shock-resistant.
  • Cast iron will not yield under heavy loads or impact.

A replaceable bushing is used at axle mounting:

  • The bushing provides excellent wear resistance.
  • Grease fittings at each spindle are easy to service.
Front steering spindles
Steering spindleSteering spindle

Front steering spindle diameter is0.75 in. (19 mm) for strength and long life:

  • Have strength to handle heavy implements
  • Provide long life at bearing surfaces
  • Use sealed precision bearings in front wheels
Rear equipment-mounting system is heavy-duty and easy to use
Rear equipment mounting systemRear equipment mounting system

A heavy-duty equipment mountingsystem is used:

  • Includesstrong frame mounts with a combination of mounting holes in the tractor hitch plate that accept pins or shoulder bolts to support heavy rear-mounted equipment.
  • Easily attach optional equipment to the tractor
  • Can bear the load of heavy rear-mounted equipment, such as material collection systems

Modern styling with functional design enhances appearance and performance

Attractive stylingAttractive styling
Hood air-intake louversHood air-intake louvers

Smooth, rounded contours present a modern, styled appearance:

  • Hood styling incorporates efficient full-length air-intake louvers on each side, rather than on the top.
    • Cooler engine operation
    • Lower operator station sound levels
  • Hot air is vented out the front grille, away from the operator.
  • The fully enclosed hood is made of molded-in-color material.
    • Reduces sound
    • Will not rust or dent
  • Distinctive grille and large, one-piece fender deck complete the styling package.
Two high-quality headlights give excellent visibility
Optimum lighting patternOptimum lighting pattern

Headlights are standard equipment on all models:

  • Two 27-W bulbs provide excellent lighting for good visibility during evening operation.
  • A headlight position on the ignition switch makes it easy to operate the headlights.
  • The headlights are designed to provide an optimum lighting pattern for mowing and snow removal.
Attractive stylingAttractive styling
Hood air-intake louversHood air-intake louvers

Smooth, rounded contours present a modern, styled appearance:

  • Hood styling incorporates efficient full-length air-intake louvers on each side, rather than on the top.
    • Cooler engine operation
    • Lower operator station sound levels
  • Hot air is vented out the front grille, away from the operator.
  • The fully enclosed hood is made of molded-in-color material.
    • Reduces sound
    • Will not rust or dent
  • Distinctive grille and large, one-piece fender deck complete the styling package.
Two high-quality headlights give excellent visibility
Optimum lighting patternOptimum lighting pattern

Headlights are standard equipment on all models:

  • Two 27-W bulbs provide excellent lighting for good visibility during evening operation.
  • A headlight position on the ignition switch makes it easy to operate the headlights.
  • The headlights are designed to provide an optimum lighting pattern for mowing and snow removal.

Operator station is comfortable and convenient

Operator station Operator station
Operator stationOperator station

The operator station is designed for operator comfort and ease of using controls:

  • A large, 14-in. (36-cm) diameter steering wheel is comfortable to use and minimizes steering effort.
  • Full-length foot mats provide comfort for the operatorand protect the footrest area.
Comfortable seat
Comfortable open-back seatComfortable open-back seat
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An open-back 15-in. (38-cm) high-back seat provides a comfortable, smooth ride and good support for the operator:

  • Seat travel of 7 in. (18 cm) with 15 positions allows the operator to be seated comfortably and easily operate the controls.
  • Seat can be easily adjusted fore and aft by the operator while sitting on the seat.
  • Open-back design allows air circulation to keep the operator's back cool and dry for a more comfortable ride.
  • Grasp at the top of the seat is conveniently located for use when tilting the seat up to protect it from the weather.
Seat suspension
Seat suspensionSeat suspension
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The seat suspension is adjustable, without tools, for the weight of the operator:

  • Springs are adjustable fore and aft to any of three positions.
    • No tools require
    • Allows fine-tuning of the suspension for the operator's weight
    • Back position for more support for heavier operators
  • Tool tray is designed into the seat base.
    • Can be used to store gloves, small tools, etc.
    • Provides storage location for Exact Adjust tool and deck-leveling gauge (tool and depth-leveling gauge not shown in photo)
Cup holder
Cup holder and tool tray on fenderCup holder and tool tray on fender

A cup holder and tool tray are located on the fender for operator convenience:

  • The cup holder holds a variety of container sizes.
  • Tool tray provides convenient storage.
  • Cup holder and tool tray are constructed of durable acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic.
Removable plug for optional 12-V outlet
Location for optional 12-V outletLocation for optional 12-V outlet

A removable plug on the console, in front of the operator, provides a convenient location for the optional 12-V outlet and makes installation easy.

  • Convenient for plugging in cell phone charger and other electric devices
    • Can be used to operate electric rear equipment, such as a sprayer or spreader
12-V fast connector
Illustration of fast connector locationIllustration of fast connector location

A mid-vehicle, 12-V fast connector, located under the tractor’s fuse box, is included as standard equipment to reduce initial installation time for some attachments that operate on 12-V power from the tractor:

  • The four-cavity connector includes battery, ground, and key switch terminals and is turned on and off with the ignition switch.
Operator station Operator station
Operator stationOperator station

The operator station is designed for operator comfort and ease of using controls:

  • A large, 14-in. (36-cm) diameter steering wheel is comfortable to use and minimizes steering effort.
  • Full-length foot mats provide comfort for the operatorand protect the footrest area.
Comfortable seat
Comfortable open-back seatComfortable open-back seat
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An open-back 15-in. (38-cm) high-back seat provides a comfortable, smooth ride and good support for the operator:

  • Seat travel of 7 in. (18 cm) with 15 positions allows the operator to be seated comfortably and easily operate the controls.
  • Seat can be easily adjusted fore and aft by the operator while sitting on the seat.
  • Open-back design allows air circulation to keep the operator's back cool and dry for a more comfortable ride.
  • Grasp at the top of the seat is conveniently located for use when tilting the seat up to protect it from the weather.
Seat suspension
Seat suspensionSeat suspension
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The seat suspension is adjustable, without tools, for the weight of the operator:

  • Springs are adjustable fore and aft to any of three positions.
    • No tools require
    • Allows fine-tuning of the suspension for the operator's weight
    • Back position for more support for heavier operators
  • Tool tray is designed into the seat base.
    • Can be used to store gloves, small tools, etc.
    • Provides storage location for Exact Adjust tool and deck-leveling gauge (tool and depth-leveling gauge not shown in photo)
Cup holder
Cup holder and tool tray on fenderCup holder and tool tray on fender

A cup holder and tool tray are located on the fender for operator convenience:

  • The cup holder holds a variety of container sizes.
  • Tool tray provides convenient storage.
  • Cup holder and tool tray are constructed of durable acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic.
Removable plug for optional 12-V outlet
Location for optional 12-V outletLocation for optional 12-V outlet

A removable plug on the console, in front of the operator, provides a convenient location for the optional 12-V outlet and makes installation easy.

  • Convenient for plugging in cell phone charger and other electric devices
    • Can be used to operate electric rear equipment, such as a sprayer or spreader
12-V fast connector
Illustration of fast connector locationIllustration of fast connector location

A mid-vehicle, 12-V fast connector, located under the tractor’s fuse box, is included as standard equipment to reduce initial installation time for some attachments that operate on 12-V power from the tractor:

  • The four-cavity connector includes battery, ground, and key switch terminals and is turned on and off with the ignition switch.

Serviceability is convenient with easy-open hood