A 16.7-kW (22.4-hp) at 3350 rpm V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions:
Rear engine guard protects the engine and provides additional vehicle strength and integrity.
Cyclonic air-management system removes larger particles of dirt before they reach the air filter for reduced filter maintenance and longer engine life:
Full-pressure lubrication system provides plenty of oil to the engines moving parts to ensure reliable operation and long life:
No-tools oil-drain cap with hose and oil filter drip tray are provided for easy, no-mess maintenance.
John Deere recommends the use of fuel stabilizer in gasoline. See Fuel-Protect for gasoline engines, 237 mL (8 oz) for more information.
The 122-cm (48-in.) 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:
Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck without getting recut:
Deep mower deck stamping gives high productivity, which gets the job done fast. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck quickly, reducing the amount of re-cutting so more power is available to process incoming grass:
Large discharge opening is both high and wide to handle more material:
The flat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean:
Cleaning a mower deck, both top and bottom, is one of the most frequent maintenance activities:
A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy.
The 48A Mower Deck has strong spindle pockets to keep the blades aligned even after years of tough service:
Ribs in the deck shell add strength where it is needed.
Mower wheels are double captured:
Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on engine lower bearings and mower deck bearings for longer life.
The 48A mower deck features a 16-mm (5/8-in.) diameter solid-steel rod side bumper that provides extra strength and protection.
Dual-stage E-coat and powder-paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.
The 48A Mower is designed for maximum versatility, providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another.
Power Flow blower and chute are easy to install. The Power Flow blower swings out for easy cleanout and cleanup.
The operator station is designed for operator comfort and convenience in operating all controls:
Comfortable seats with two suspension springs and no-tools, fore-aft adjustment, that can be used by the operator while seated:
Two steel springs under the seat absorb shocks when traveling over rougher areas, to provide a smoother ride.
Cup holder and storage compartment add convenience for the operator.
The commercial-style steel footrest flips up to provide easy access for servicing the mower deck:
The footrest area is hinged and easily raised for service to mower deck:
The engines are easy to service, including changing the oil and the oil filter and servicing the air filter.
Accel Deep mower decks have several features that make them easy to service:
Spring-loaded, flip-up belt guards make removing debris easy.
All mower decks have provision for a standard, 9.5-mm (3/8-in.) ratchet wrench to be used for releasing belt tension when removing the drive belt.
The Power Flow blower used on 122-cm (48-in.) mower decks is mounted on a sturdy swing arm that allows easy installation and cleanout.
Tie-down locations are provided for convenience and safety when trailering the machine.
The motion-control levers can be adjusted to three different height settings and 15 different fore-aft settings:
The motion-control levers can be adjusted to three different height settings and fifteen different fore-aft settings:
A standard shock absorber for the motion-control levers makes maneuvering ZTrak™ Mowers easy and comfortable:
Making the tracking adjustment from the operator seat is quick and easy. The cut-height pin doubles as a convenient tool for adjusting the motion-control levers:
The operator control panel is conveniently located and easy to use.
The following instruments and controls are included:
The park brake is conveniently located:
Mower deck cutting height adjusts from 25 mm to 102 mm (1 in. to 4 in.) in 6.35-mm (0.25-in.) increments for excellent cut quality and performance:
NOTE: An optional foot-lift kit is available for the Z525E and Z535M.
Motion-control levers are designed for comfortable and easy operation.
A shock absorber is included to dampen the movement of the control levers so any operator can make smooth, controlled turns.
Pneumatic caster wheels give a smoother ride and easier steering:
Caster wheel tire size
A convenient fuel-sight window is located where it is easy for the operator to see:
ZTrak Mowers are designed around a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame for strength and reliability.
Large front caster wheels and large rear drive wheels provide several operator benefits:
The operator platform is roomy and uncluttered for maximum comfort, and the controls are convenient to use:
The styling of ZTrak Mowers is functional and attractive to appeal to residential owners who value product appearance and the easy, comfortable operation that comes with thoughtful control designs:
The ZTrak frame includes 3.8- x 5.1-cm (1.5- x 2-in.) steel tubing for long-term durability:
A heavy-duty electric PTO clutch is controlled by a convenient, dash-mounted control.
The PTO clutch is designed to operate through many on/off cycles.
Dual unitized transmissions efficiently power the ZTrak™ Mower forward and reverse and give steering capability:
Tow-valve controls are provided for each transmission and located on the transmissions near the expansion tanks:
Tuff Torq is a trademark of Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg. Co., Ltd.
* Recommended Retail Price. Prices are inclusive of VAT. All prices are valid until the 31st of October 2021.