The tractor is powered by an iTorque power system, a combination of engine features, and an exclusive hood design that provides superior lugging ability, even cooling, and durability.
A large 726-cc (44.3-cu in.), 14.1-kW engine at 3100 rpm has plenty of power and torque for superior performance. The larger, more powerful engine also allows the engine to be operated at a lower 3100-rpm speed for quieter operation.
Key engine features include:
A flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the battery and power electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer:
Large, 7.6-cm (3-in.) diameter fuel tank filler opening makes adding fuel easy:
The innovative design of the 107-cm (42-in.) Edge™ Rear-Discharge Deck combines the best features for reliability and superior performance when mowing, collecting, and mulching grass and leaves:
The mower deck is contoured and free of obstructions to ensure optimum cutting and bagging performance:
Mulch plug easily installs in place of hopper:
Wash ports are provided on each side of the mower deck. They can be used to supply water to the underside of the deck so it can be easily cleaned after use:
A hose-end adapter for the appropriate water hose to be used can be purchased locally for connection to the wash ports.
Optional rear deflector (BM25065) easily installs in place of hopper:
The innovative design of the rear hopper sets a high standard for collecting systems:
Hopper is made of durable materials and sealed to keep dust away from the operator.
A heavy-duty sector and pinion steering system with quality bearings provides easy and precise control for the life of the tractor:
Easy steering is important to give the operator an enjoyable mowing experience:
The Tuff Torq® hydrostatic transaxle encloses the hydrostatic pump and motor rotator groups in the same housing with the differential and axle housings:
When combined with the foot controls, the hydrostatic transmission functions similarly to an automatic transmission in an automobile, so the term automatic is often used to describe it:
When it's inconvenient to start the tractor, a freewheeling valve releases the transmission so the tractor can be pushed a short distance. The freewheeling valve control is located under the hopper near the hitch.
Kanzaki and Tuff Torq are trademarks of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg. Co., Ltd.
The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling and ergonomic controls for easy use:
A — Caution / stop
|G — Service|
|B — Power take-off (PTO)||H —Engine speed|
|C — Battery charge status||I — Engine speed symbol|
|D — Park brake||J —Best cut range|
|E — Operator presence||K —Material collection system (MCS)|
|F — Hour meter||L - Low fuel|
Display has the look and feel of a modern automobile. A power-up sequence cycles lights and gauges to indicate they are working:
Twin Touch foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel:
Cruise control is standard equipment:
Rotary dial knob makes adjusting mower cut height quick and easy:
Pushing with the foot to raise the mower or implement is less strenuous for many operators:
An optional supplemental lift-assist spring is available:
Depressing brake pedal applies internal wet-disk brakes (increased durability and longer life) for safe stopping.
Parking brake control is conveniently located for easy access; holds brake pedal securely in locked position.
A heavy-duty electric PTO clutch is controlled by a convenient dash-mounted switch.
Adjustable fill switch activates an indicator and alarm. The fill switch does not shut off the mower deck so the operator can choose to finish a pass.
The PTO clutch is designed to operate through many on/off cycles.
Mowing while backing up is strongly discouraged.
An operator who deems it necessary and chooses to keep the mower engaged while backing up, must bring the vehicle to a stop, then lift and hold the power take-off (PTO) switch in the reverse implement position as the reverse pedal is depressed slightly. The operator can then release the PTO switch and the mower will continue to operate.
This procedure must be repeated the next time the operator chooses to keep the mower (or other PTO-operated equipment) engaged while backing up.
A switch senses if the hopper (or rear deflector option) is installed. If the hopper (or rear deflector option) is not installed and the PTO switch is actuated, the PTO will not operate.
A brake interlock switch is provided so the tractor will not start unless the brake is depressed or the parking brake set.
A tractor seat switch will turn off the PTO if the operator leaves the tractor seat; it will also shut down the engine if the park brake is not set and the operator leaves the seat.
Either the operator needs to be in the seat or the hopper or deflector need to be installed for the engine to run.
The frame is made of heavy-formed and welded steel, reinforced in critical areas for even greater strength.
The steel front side of the hopper is bolted to the rear of the tractor frame:
A standard rear hitch is included for pulling tow-behind equipment. Simply lift off the hopper and the hitch is ready to use.
Front axle is made of nodular cast iron:
Replaceable bushings are used at the front axle pivot and steering spindles of models with power steering:
Front steering spindle diameter is 19 mm (0.75 in.) for strength and long life:
Smooth, rounded contours present a modern, styled appearance:
Headlights are standard equipment on all models:
The operator station is designed for operator comfort and ease of using controls:
An open-back, 38-cm (15-in.) high-back seat provides a comfortable, smooth ride and good support for the operator:
The seat suspension is adjustable, without tools, for the weight of the operator:
A cup holder and toolbox are located on the fender for operator convenience:
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:
Hopper latch is easily adjustable for operator preference and conditions:
The hopper is easily removed by using the rear handle to raise the back end of the hopper 25 degrees, or about 13 cm (5 in.), and then using both handles to lift the hopper vertically out of the notches:
The chute can be easily pulled out and removed:
A mower deck must be level side to side and properly adjusted front to rear to give the best cutting performance. A removable, onboard deck-leveling gauge and a hex-key tool are provided to make adjustment easy:
The Exact Adjust feature is standard on all Select Series™ X300 and X500 Tractors:
Consult the operator's manual for the correct adjusting procedures for each tractor model. Basic adjusting steps to properly level the mower deck include:
NOTE: The adjusting tool supplied with the tractor is an 8-mm (0.31-in.) ball-hex key, part number M162737. The rounded end allows for some misalignment with the bolt as the deck is adjusted.
Riding Lawn Equipment
|Engine power||At 3100 rpm, 14.1 kW|
|Transaxle type||K46 hydrostatic integrated with transmission|
|Transaxle control||Twin Touch™ pedals|
|Lift system type||Foot pedal with non-adjustable spring assist, optional adjustable spring assist kit available (required for snow blower use)|
|Cutting width||107 cm
|Power||At 3100 rpm, 14.1 kW|
44.3 cu in.
|Type||Overhead valve (OHV), full-pressure lube, oil filter|
|Cylinders||V-twin, cast-iron liners|
|Choke/speed control||Separate levers, automatic choke return|
|Air cleaner||Dry, replaceable|
|Oil change||No-tools oil drain with replaceable filter|
|Fuel delivery||Pulse pump, carburetor|
|Fuel gauge||Gauge on dash|
|Fuel tank location||Rear|
|Fuel fill opening||On left fender, 7.6 cm
|Fuel tank capacity||7.6 L
2 U.S. gal.
|Charging system||Flywheel alternator, regulated, 12 amp|
|Taillights or reflector||No|
|Rear work lights||No|
|Type||K46 hydrostatic integrated with transmission|
|Control||Twin Touch™ pedals|
|Cruise control||Yes, lever on dash|
|Oil cooler||Fins and fan on transaxle|
|Oil filter||Yes, internal|
|Forward speed||0-8.5 km/h
|Reverse speed||0-6.4 km/h
|Brakes||Internal wet disc|
|Weight bracket||Optional front - holds up to four Quik-Tatch weights, 19 kg
|Front axle||Cast iron|
|Hood material||Fully enclosed, molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent|
|Fender deck material||Stamped steel|
|Floor mats||Sure-grip rubber|
|Storage||Yes, under seat and covered toolbox|
|Service interval decal||Yes|
|Equipment mounting||Yes, front|
|Maximum towing capacity||272 K
|Type||Manual, sector and pinion|
|Four-wheel steer||Not available on this model|
|Steering wheel||35.6 cm
|Tilt steering wheel||No|
|Turning radius||42 cm
|Uncut circle radius||Right: 58.4 cm
Left: 71.1 cm
|Type||Open-back with grasp|
|Seat back height||38 cm
|Fore-aft adjustment||While seated, ball bearing slide rail, 15-position, 17 cm
|Seat suspension||Two coil springs, three-position no-tools adjustment for operator weight|
|Type||Foot pedal with non-adjustable spring assist, optional adjustable spring assist kit available (required for snow blower use)|
|Mower cut height||13 positions, 2.5-10.2 cm
|Cut height increments||0.64 cm
|Preset cut height||Yes|
|Type||Rear discharge, rear collect, mulch|
|Cutting width||107 cm
|Construction||Stamped steel deck shell|
|Mower deck material||11 gauge
|Mower wash port||Yes|
|Mower drive system||Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch, in-line belt|
|Mower wheel adjustment||Four-position, tool required|
|Mower level adjustment||Exact Adjust ports and onboard deck-leveling gauge|
|Type||Slide under tractor|
|Front draft arms||Attached with spring pins at two points|
|Rear draft arms||Two pins and spring clips|
|Mower wheels rotate||No|
|Drive system||Dual belt|
|Meets ANSI standard|
|Meets OPEI standard|
|Backup protection||Reverse Implement Option (RIO)|
|Notes||Includes rear hopper and mulch plug, optional rear deflector available
Fully enclosed, molded-in color material reduces sound, will not rust or dent
Durable E-coat primer and powder-paint finish
|Mowers||Rear discharge, rear collect (standard), 107 cm
|Rear bagger||Standard rear hopper, 300 L
|Powered material collection|
|Mulching system||Standard mulch plug|
|Front blade||112 cm
|Snow blower||112 cm
|Rear power take-off (PTO)|
|Spreader||Tow-behind, 80 kg
|Front bumper||Styled bumper option|
|Rear receiver hitch|
|Overall length||2468 mm
|Width with mower||1112 mm
|Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)|
|Width without mower||962 mm
|Weight||No fuel: 293 kg
|Manufacturing location||Horicon, Wisconsin, USA|
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