Z345R

Residential ZTrak™ Mowers

  • Accel Deep deck
  • V-twin, air-cooled engine
  • Speeds up to 11 km/h
  • 2 year/120 hour limited warranty

Features

Engine is smooth and powerful V-twin design

Engine, left rear viewEngine, left rear view
Engine, right rear viewEngine, right rear view

AV-twin engine with 44.2-cu in. (724-cc) displacementprovides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:

  • V-twin cylinder design for greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality
  • Engine model M44
  • Electronic ignition for fast starts
  • Cast-iron sleeves for longer engine life
  • Overhead valves for excellent power and fuel economy
  • Spin-on oil filter with pressure lubrication for keeping the oil cleaner for long engine life and extended time between oil changes; pressure lubrication is also more effective when operating the tractor on an incline
  • Easy access to the no-tools oil drain valve for oil changes
  • Rear engine guard for protecting the engine and providing additional strength and integrity

The Z525E engine has extended life series (ELS) features for enhanced performance and longer life.

Engine oil check/fill tube and oil-drain tubeEngine oil check/fill tube and oil-drain tube
Replaceable fuel filter and oil filterReplaceable fuel filter and oil filter

Replaceable fuel filter and oil filter are easy to access and change to minimize service time and cost.

John Deere recommends the use of fuel stabilizer in gasoline. See Fuel-Protect for gasoline engines (8 oz [237 mL]) for more information

Engine, left rear viewEngine, left rear view
Engine, right rear viewEngine, right rear view

AV-twin engine with 44.2-cu in. (724-cc) displacementprovides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:

  • V-twin cylinder design for greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality
  • Engine model M44
  • Electronic ignition for fast starts
  • Cast-iron sleeves for longer engine life
  • Overhead valves for excellent power and fuel economy
  • Spin-on oil filter with pressure lubrication for keeping the oil cleaner for long engine life and extended time between oil changes; pressure lubrication is also more effective when operating the tractor on an incline
  • Easy access to the no-tools oil drain valve for oil changes
  • Rear engine guard for protecting the engine and providing additional strength and integrity

The Z525E engine has extended life series (ELS) features for enhanced performance and longer life.

Engine oil check/fill tube and oil-drain tubeEngine oil check/fill tube and oil-drain tube
Replaceable fuel filter and oil filterReplaceable fuel filter and oil filter

Replaceable fuel filter and oil filter are easy to access and change to minimize service time and cost.

John Deere recommends the use of fuel stabilizer in gasoline. See Fuel-Protect for gasoline engines (8 oz [237 mL]) for more information

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

Z335E ZTrak™ with Accel Deep 42A MowerZ335E ZTrak™ 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:

  • 4.5-in. (11.4-cm) deep throughout the entire deckshell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
    • Optional MulchControl™ attachment for superior mulching performance and versatility
  • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminishmowingperformance
  • Mower deck is suspended from the vehiclefor a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels,positioned just above ground level, help smooth out the mowing job
Excellent cut quality
42A Mower top (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)42A Mower top (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)
42A Mower underside (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)42A Mower underside (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)

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

  • Reducing the amount of recutting 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 recutting, 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 the mower's 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 thetop 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
      • Versatility ofMulchControlattachmentmakes 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
Spindle pockets on the 42A MowerSpindle pockets on the 42A Mower
Mower wheels are double-capturedMower wheels are double-captured

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 that it replaces.

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

The 42A Mower is designed for maximum versatility,providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another:

  • The mowers cut-and-throw design allows bagging with just the addition of the hopper andchute, once the special bagging blades have been installed.
    • The 42A cut-and-throw bagger chute is easy to install, with just one, easy to reach, front-side bungee cord to attach.
    • The bagging blades can be used for side discharging also.
  • With the optional MulchControl attachment installed (along with the special mulching blades), changing from side-discharge to mulching or vice versa is done with the simple flip of a lever.
MulchControl option

The 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 discharge or collect the 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.
    • The left mower blade area is completely enclosed and optimized for mulching, thus will mulch even when the mower is in the side-discharge mode.
    • Baffles around theright blade are optimized for mulching when the discharge baffle is closed.
MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed
MulchControl handleMulchControl handle
  • The MulchControl handle is located on top of the mower deck and used to open and close the discharge baffle.
    • The operator is required to get off of the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.
  • Changing from mulching to side discharge 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 puts the operator in control of the clippings.The operator can have all the benefits of mulching, with the ability to easily change to side discharge or bagging when needed.

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 grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired
Z335E ZTrak™ with Accel Deep 42A MowerZ335E ZTrak™ 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:

  • 4.5-in. (11.4-cm) deep throughout the entire deckshell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
    • Optional MulchControl™ attachment for superior mulching performance and versatility
  • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminishmowingperformance
  • Mower deck is suspended from the vehiclefor a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels,positioned just above ground level, help smooth out the mowing job
Excellent cut quality
42A Mower top (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)42A Mower top (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)
42A Mower underside (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)42A Mower underside (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)

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

  • Reducing the amount of recutting 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 recutting, 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 the mower's 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 thetop 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
      • Versatility ofMulchControlattachmentmakes 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
Spindle pockets on the 42A MowerSpindle pockets on the 42A Mower
Mower wheels are double-capturedMower wheels are double-captured

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 that it replaces.

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

The 42A Mower is designed for maximum versatility,providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another:

  • The mowers cut-and-throw design allows bagging with just the addition of the hopper andchute, once the special bagging blades have been installed.
    • The 42A cut-and-throw bagger chute is easy to install, with just one, easy to reach, front-side bungee cord to attach.
    • The bagging blades can be used for side discharging also.
  • With the optional MulchControl attachment installed (along with the special mulching blades), changing from side-discharge to mulching or vice versa is done with the simple flip of a lever.
MulchControl option

The 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 discharge or collect the 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.
    • The left mower blade area is completely enclosed and optimized for mulching, thus will mulch even when the mower is in the side-discharge mode.
    • Baffles around theright blade are optimized for mulching when the discharge baffle is closed.
MulchControl baffle closedMulchControl baffle closed
MulchControl handleMulchControl handle
  • The MulchControl handle is located on top of the mower deck and used to open and close the discharge baffle.
    • The operator is required to get off of the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.
  • Changing from mulching to side discharge 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 puts the operator in control of the clippings.The operator can have all the benefits of mulching, with the ability to easily change to side discharge or bagging when needed.

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 grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired

Operator station is designed for comfort and convenience

Operator station (Z375R shown)Operator station (Z375R shown)
Color-coded controls are easy to identifyColor-coded controls are easy to identify
Low fuel warning light illuminatedLow fuel warning light illuminated

The operator station is designed for operator comfort and conveniencewhen operating all controls:

  • Excellent visibility forward and to the trim side of the deck makes operation easy and comfortable for the operator.
  • Controls are color coded for easy identification.
  • Low-fuel warning light is easily visible in daylight.
  • Twin-lever controls adjust, using cut-height pin/socket, for convenience andoperator comfort.
  • A shock absorber dampens motion control lever movement to give smooth operation.
Comfortable seat
Comfortable seat (Z345R shown)Comfortable seat (Z345R shown)

Comfortable seatsmake the operator experience more pleasant. Armrests, included on the Z345R, Z355R, and Z375Rseat, can be flipped up out of the way, if desired:

  • Z345R, Z355R, and Z375R–18-in.(46-cm)highseat backwith adjustable armrests
Seat suspension
Seat suspension springsSeat suspension springs
Making seat fore-aft adjustment (Z335E pictured) the Z375R has a seat slide leverMaking seat fore-aft adjustment (Z335E pictured) the Z375R has a seat slide lever

Two steel coilsuspension springs under the seat absorb shocks when traveling over rougher areas to provide a smoother ride.

The seat has a2.5-in. (6.35-cm) fore-aft adjustment. The cut-height pin/socket can be used to loosen the boltsin order to make seat adjustments.

Cup holder and storage compartments
Cup holderCup holder
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The cup holder is designed to hold two common cup sizes securely.

Storage compartment with cover located under seatStorage compartment with cover located under seat
Open storage on left side of vehicleOpen storage on left side of vehicle
Open storage on left side of vehicleOpen storage on left side of vehicle

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.

Operator foot platform
Comfortable operator's platformComfortable operator's platform
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Largefoot platform helps the operator remain comfortable and secure:

  • Volcano grips give a secure grip.
  • Raised footrests at the front of the platform provide a comfortable area for the operator's feet.
Operator station (Z375R shown)Operator station (Z375R shown)
Color-coded controls are easy to identifyColor-coded controls are easy to identify
Low fuel warning light illuminatedLow fuel warning light illuminated

The operator station is designed for operator comfort and conveniencewhen operating all controls:

  • Excellent visibility forward and to the trim side of the deck makes operation easy and comfortable for the operator.
  • Controls are color coded for easy identification.
  • Low-fuel warning light is easily visible in daylight.
  • Twin-lever controls adjust, using cut-height pin/socket, for convenience andoperator comfort.
  • A shock absorber dampens motion control lever movement to give smooth operation.
Comfortable seat
Comfortable seat (Z345R shown)Comfortable seat (Z345R shown)

Comfortable seatsmake the operator experience more pleasant. Armrests, included on the Z345R, Z355R, and Z375Rseat, can be flipped up out of the way, if desired:

  • Z345R, Z355R, and Z375R–18-in.(46-cm)highseat backwith adjustable armrests
Seat suspension
Seat suspension springsSeat suspension springs
Making seat fore-aft adjustment (Z335E pictured) the Z375R has a seat slide leverMaking seat fore-aft adjustment (Z335E pictured) the Z375R has a seat slide lever

Two steel coilsuspension springs under the seat absorb shocks when traveling over rougher areas to provide a smoother ride.

The seat has a2.5-in. (6.35-cm) fore-aft adjustment. The cut-height pin/socket can be used to loosen the boltsin order to make seat adjustments.

Cup holder and storage compartments
Cup holderCup holder
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The cup holder is designed to hold two common cup sizes securely.

Storage compartment with cover located under seatStorage compartment with cover located under seat
Open storage on left side of vehicleOpen storage on left side of vehicle
Open storage on left side of vehicleOpen storage on left side of vehicle

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.

Operator foot platform
Comfortable operator's platformComfortable operator's platform
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Largefoot platform helps the operator remain comfortable and secure:

  • Volcano grips give a secure grip.
  • Raised footrests at the front of the platform provide a comfortable area for the operator's feet.

Serviceability is designed-in for convenience

Service interval decal (Z300 Series shown)Service interval decal (Z300 Series shown)
Service interval decal (Z500 Series shown)Service interval decal (Z500 Series shown)

A convenient service interval decal provides basic maintenance information. It provides a quick-referencefor keeping recommended service up to date.

Mower deck access
Footrest easily removed for access to mower (Z335E shown)Footrest easily removed for access to mower (Z335E shown)
Footrest removal bolt and hand grip (Z335E shown) Footrest removal bolt and hand grip (Z335E shown)

The footrest area is hinged and easily raised for service to mower deck:

  • It is necessary to remove just one bolt that can be conveniently removed with the lift-height pin.
  • Easy to clean grass off thetop of the mower
  • Providesconvenient access to themower drive
Loosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deckLoosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deck
Footrest opens for access to mower deckFootrest opens for access to mower deck
Engine service
Z335E engineZ335E engine
Z335E engine oil and fuel filters shownZ335E engine oil and fuel filters shown
Z535M and Z535R engineZ535M and Z535R engine
Z540M and Z540R engineZ540M and Z540R engine
Easy-to-access oil filter, fill/check oil tube, and oil drainEasy-to-access oil filter, fill/check oil tube, and oil drain

The engines are easy to service, including changing the oil and theoil filter and servicing the air filter.

Accel Deep Mower DeckAccel Deep Mower Deck
Tie-down locationsTie-down locations

Accel Deep™ Mower Decks have several features that make them easy to service:

  • Flat-top design minimizes places for debris to collect.
  • Spring-loaded, flip-up belt guards make removing debris easy.
  • Provision is provided for a standard, 3/8-in. (9.5-mm) ratchet wrench to be used for releasing belt tension when removing the drive belt.

Tie-down locations are provided for convenience and safety when trailering the machine.

Service interval decal (Z300 Series shown)Service interval decal (Z300 Series shown)
Service interval decal (Z500 Series shown)Service interval decal (Z500 Series shown)

A convenient service interval decal provides basic maintenance information. It provides a quick-referencefor keeping recommended service up to date.

Mower deck access
Footrest easily removed for access to mower (Z335E shown)Footrest easily removed for access to mower (Z335E shown)
Footrest removal bolt and hand grip (Z335E shown) Footrest removal bolt and hand grip (Z335E shown)

The footrest area is hinged and easily raised for service to mower deck:

  • It is necessary to remove just one bolt that can be conveniently removed with the lift-height pin.
  • Easy to clean grass off thetop of the mower
  • Providesconvenient access to themower drive
Loosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deckLoosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deck
Footrest opens for access to mower deckFootrest opens for access to mower deck
Engine service
Z335E engineZ335E engine
Z335E engine oil and fuel filters shownZ335E engine oil and fuel filters shown
Z535M and Z535R engineZ535M and Z535R engine
Z540M and Z540R engineZ540M and Z540R engine
Easy-to-access oil filter, fill/check oil tube, and oil drainEasy-to-access oil filter, fill/check oil tube, and oil drain

The engines are easy to service, including changing the oil and theoil filter and servicing the air filter.

Accel Deep Mower DeckAccel Deep Mower Deck
Tie-down locationsTie-down locations

Accel Deep™ Mower Decks have several features that make them easy to service:

  • Flat-top design minimizes places for debris to collect.
  • Spring-loaded, flip-up belt guards make removing debris easy.
  • Provision is provided for a standard, 3/8-in. (9.5-mm) ratchet wrench to be used for releasing belt tension when removing the drive belt.

Tie-down locations are provided for convenience and safety when trailering the machine.

Instruments and controls are convenient and easy to use

Motion-control levers
Operator using motion-control leversOperator using motion-control levers
Adjustable motion-control leversAdjustable motion-control levers

The motion-control levers can be adjusted totwoheight settings andnine fore-aft settings for a total of 18 different positions:

  • Increased operator comfort
  • Adjustable for more precise control of the machine
Shock absorber for motion-control leversShock absorber for motion-control levers
Cut-height pin doubles as tracking adjustment toolCut-height pin doubles as tracking adjustment tool

A standard shock absorberfor the motion-control levers makes maneuvering ZTrak™Mowers easy and comfortable:

  • Shock absorber modulates the movement of control levers for smoother operation.
  • Operator can smoothly andprecisely control the machine.

On-boardtracking 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.

Control panel
Control panel (Z335E shown)Control panel (Z335E shown)
Low fuel warning light illuminatedLow fuel warning light illuminated

The operator control panel is conveniently located and easy to use. The following instruments and controls are included:

  • Hourmeter
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Ignition switch
  • Power take-off (PTO) control
  • Engine speed/choke control
    • A choke position is built into the engine speed control.
Park brake
Park brakePark brake

The park brake is conveniently located:

  • Large lever is easy to use.
  • Lever is color-coded for easy identification.
  • Park brake effectively holds the machine in the parked position.
  • Park brake must be engaged (in the upper position) to start the engine.
  • Once the engine is started, the park brake must be disengaged before operating the motion-control levers.
Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment
Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment in placeMower deck lift/cut-height adjustment in place
  • Mower deck cutting height adjusts from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments for excellent cut quality and performance.
  • Mower deck adjustment has built-in memory so the operator can easily return to the desired cutting height after raising the deck.
Foot pedal on Z375RFoot pedal on Z375R
Foot pedal on Z345RFoot pedal on Z345R

The Z345R, Z355R,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.

Steering is easy with large diameter front caster wheels
Motion-control levers shown on Z335EMotion-control levers shown on Z335E
Shock absorber dampens movement of control leversShock absorber dampens movement of control levers

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.

Front caster wheel (Z335E)Front caster wheel (Z335E)
Front caster wheel (Z525E)Front caster wheel (Z525E)

Pneumatic caster wheels give a smoother ride and easier steering:

  • Largediameter front caster wheels provide extra ride comfort and better steering control.
  • Caster wheels have sealed bearings for long life and easy steering.
  • Tires are sized for the size and weight of the vehicle.
ZTrak™ modelCaster wheel tire size
Z335E, Z335M, Z345M, Z345R11x4.0-5
Z355E, Z355R, Z375R, Z525E, Z535M, Z540M13x5.0-6
Z535R, Z540R13x6.50-6
Controls are designed to promote safe operation
Park brake (Z535E shown)Park brake (Z535E shown)
Motion-control levers (Z525E shown)Motion-control levers (Z525E shown)
  • Park brake must be engaged for the engine to crank.
  • Motion-control levers must be in the outward position for the engine to crank.
  • Park brake must be disengaged before operating the motion-control levers or the engine will stall.
Interlock switch is located under the seat (Z540R shown)Interlock switch is located under the seat (Z540R shown)
  • Seat interlock switch disengages the mower when the operator leaves the seat.
  • Engine will stall if the operator leaves the seat without the motion-control levers in the outward position and the park brake set.
Motion-control levers
Operator using motion-control leversOperator using motion-control levers
Adjustable motion-control leversAdjustable motion-control levers

The motion-control levers can be adjusted totwoheight settings andnine fore-aft settings for a total of 18 different positions:

  • Increased operator comfort
  • Adjustable for more precise control of the machine
Shock absorber for motion-control leversShock absorber for motion-control levers
Cut-height pin doubles as tracking adjustment toolCut-height pin doubles as tracking adjustment tool

A standard shock absorberfor the motion-control levers makes maneuvering ZTrak™Mowers easy and comfortable:

  • Shock absorber modulates the movement of control levers for smoother operation.
  • Operator can smoothly andprecisely control the machine.

On-boardtracking 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.

Control panel
Control panel (Z335E shown)Control panel (Z335E shown)
Low fuel warning light illuminatedLow fuel warning light illuminated

The operator control panel is conveniently located and easy to use. The following instruments and controls are included:

  • Hourmeter
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Ignition switch
  • Power take-off (PTO) control
  • Engine speed/choke control
    • A choke position is built into the engine speed control.
Park brake
Park brakePark brake

The park brake is conveniently located:

  • Large lever is easy to use.
  • Lever is color-coded for easy identification.
  • Park brake effectively holds the machine in the parked position.
  • Park brake must be engaged (in the upper position) to start the engine.
  • Once the engine is started, the park brake must be disengaged before operating the motion-control levers.
Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment
Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment in placeMower deck lift/cut-height adjustment in place
  • Mower deck cutting height adjusts from 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments for excellent cut quality and performance.
  • Mower deck adjustment has built-in memory so the operator can easily return to the desired cutting height after raising the deck.
Foot pedal on Z375RFoot pedal on Z375R
Foot pedal on Z345RFoot pedal on Z345R

The Z345R, Z355R,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.

Steering is easy with large diameter front caster wheels
Motion-control levers shown on Z335EMotion-control levers shown on Z335E
Shock absorber dampens movement of control leversShock absorber dampens movement of control levers

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.

Front caster wheel (Z335E)Front caster wheel (Z335E)
Front caster wheel (Z525E)Front caster wheel (Z525E)

Pneumatic caster wheels give a smoother ride and easier steering:

  • Largediameter front caster wheels provide extra ride comfort and better steering control.
  • Caster wheels have sealed bearings for long life and easy steering.
  • Tires are sized for the size and weight of the vehicle.
ZTrak™ modelCaster wheel tire size
Z335E, Z335M, Z345M, Z345R11x4.0-5
Z355E, Z355R, Z375R, Z525E, Z535M, Z540M13x5.0-6
Z535R, Z540R13x6.50-6
Controls are designed to promote safe operation
Park brake (Z535E shown)Park brake (Z535E shown)
Motion-control levers (Z525E shown)Motion-control levers (Z525E shown)
  • Park brake must be engaged for the engine to crank.
  • Motion-control levers must be in the outward position for the engine to crank.
  • Park brake must be disengaged before operating the motion-control levers or the engine will stall.
Interlock switch is located under the seat (Z540R shown)Interlock switch is located under the seat (Z540R shown)
  • Seat interlock switch disengages the mower when the operator leaves the seat.
  • Engine will stall if the operator leaves the seat without the motion-control levers in the outward position and the park brake set.

Design includes a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame

ZTrak™ Z335E shownZTrak™ Z335E shown
ZTrak Z535M shownZTrak Z535M shown

ZTrakMowers 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 severaloperator benefits:

  • Smoother ride
  • Better slope performance
  • More operator comfort over uneven ground
  • Better traction

The operator platform is roomy and uncluttered for maximumcomfort, and thecontrols are convenient to use:

  • Easy to get on and off themower
  • Ample legroom for comfortable operation
  • Adjustable motion-control leversfor height and position, enabling the operator to stay comfortable while using them
  • Color-coded and logically placed controls
Styling is both functional and attractive
ZTrak™ Z335EZTrak™ Z335E
ZTrak Z525EZTrak Z525E

The styling of ZTrakMowers is functional and attractive toappeal toresidentialowners who value product appearance and the easy, comfortable operation that comes with thoughtful control designs:

  • Color-coded controls are not only attractive, but easyto find and use.
  • Large foot platform, surrounded by frame rails,has asafe and inviting appearance and provides easy access for the operator.
  • Contoured shape of the fenders provides improved visibility to the drive tires, minimizesstorage space required, and adds to the stylish appearance of the vehicle.
Heavy-duty welded steel frame for reliability and long life
Heavy-duty frame tubingHeavy-duty frame tubing
ZTrak™ mower frameZTrak™ mower frame

The ZTrakframe includes1- x 1.5-in.(2.5- x 3.8-cm) steel tubing for long-term durability:

  • Heavy-duty frame tubing provides a solid support.
  • Reinforced frame offers additional strength where needed.
Loosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deckLoosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deck
Footrest opens for access to mower deckFootrest opens for access to mower deck
The footrest area is easily removed, utilizing the on-board tool,for access to the mower deck.
ZTrak™ Z335E shownZTrak™ Z335E shown
ZTrak Z535M shownZTrak Z535M shown

ZTrakMowers 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 severaloperator benefits:

  • Smoother ride
  • Better slope performance
  • More operator comfort over uneven ground
  • Better traction

The operator platform is roomy and uncluttered for maximumcomfort, and thecontrols are convenient to use:

  • Easy to get on and off themower
  • Ample legroom for comfortable operation
  • Adjustable motion-control leversfor height and position, enabling the operator to stay comfortable while using them
  • Color-coded and logically placed controls
Styling is both functional and attractive
ZTrak™ Z335EZTrak™ Z335E
ZTrak Z525EZTrak Z525E

The styling of ZTrakMowers is functional and attractive toappeal toresidentialowners who value product appearance and the easy, comfortable operation that comes with thoughtful control designs:

  • Color-coded controls are not only attractive, but easyto find and use.
  • Large foot platform, surrounded by frame rails,has asafe and inviting appearance and provides easy access for the operator.
  • Contoured shape of the fenders provides improved visibility to the drive tires, minimizesstorage space required, and adds to the stylish appearance of the vehicle.
Heavy-duty welded steel frame for reliability and long life
Heavy-duty frame tubingHeavy-duty frame tubing
ZTrak™ mower frameZTrak™ mower frame

The ZTrakframe includes1- x 1.5-in.(2.5- x 3.8-cm) steel tubing for long-term durability:

  • Heavy-duty frame tubing provides a solid support.
  • Reinforced frame offers additional strength where needed.
Loosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deckLoosening bolt to remove platform for access to mower deck
Footrest opens for access to mower deckFootrest opens for access to mower deck
The footrest area is easily removed, utilizing the on-board tool,for access to the mower deck.

Electric PTO clutch is reliable and easy to use

Electric PTO switchElectric PTO switch

Aheavy-duty electric power take-off (PTO) clutch is controlled by a convenient, dash-mounted control.

Heavy-duty PTO clutch
PTO clutchPTO clutch

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

Electric PTO switchElectric PTO switch

Aheavy-duty electric power take-off (PTO) clutch is controlled by a convenient, dash-mounted control.

Heavy-duty PTO clutch
PTO clutchPTO clutch

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

Dual transmissions are efficient and have large, 1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter axles for durability

Hydrostatic transmissions set low in vehicleHydrostatic transmissions set low in vehicle
Hydro-Gear transmissionsHydro-Gear transmissions

Dual transmissions efficiently power the ZTrak™ mowerforward and reverse and give steering capability:

  • Transmissions are set low in the vehicle for excellent hillside stability.
  • Hydro-Gear®transmissions are reliable and durable.

    • Beefed-up 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles for greater strength
  • Maintenance-free unitized transmissions are sealed and haveno hose connections to leak hydraulic fluid.
Hydro-Gear EZT transmissionHydro-Gear EZT transmission
Tow-valve control (left side shown)Tow-valve control (left side shown)

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:

  • Easy to reach and use
  • Allow the vehicle to be moved without the engine running

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.

Hydrostatic transmissions set low in vehicleHydrostatic transmissions set low in vehicle
Hydro-Gear transmissionsHydro-Gear transmissions

Dual transmissions efficiently power the ZTrak™ mowerforward and reverse and give steering capability:

  • Transmissions are set low in the vehicle for excellent hillside stability.
  • Hydro-Gear®transmissions are reliable and durable.

    • Beefed-up 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles for greater strength
  • Maintenance-free unitized transmissions are sealed and haveno hose connections to leak hydraulic fluid.
Hydro-Gear EZT transmissionHydro-Gear EZT transmission
Tow-valve control (left side shown)Tow-valve control (left side shown)

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:

  • Easy to reach and use
  • Allow the vehicle to be moved without the engine running

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.

Fuel tank is conveniently located for easy refueling