• Powered by 18.5 hp (13.8 kW)* iTorque™ Power System
• 42 / 48-in. Accel™ Deep Deck
• Upgraded instrument panel
The Accel Deep™ Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile
The AccelDeep 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. 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. The flat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean. A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy. The 42A and 48A mower decks have strong spindle pockets, to keep the blades aligned, even after years of tough service. Mower wheels are heavy duty. 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.
Engine is smooth-running and reliable V-twin air-cooled design
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. A flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the battery and power electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer.
Exact Adjust ports and on-board deck-leveling tools make precise deck adjustments easy
A mower deck must be level side-to-side and properly adjusted front-to-rear to give the best cutting performance. A removable on-board deck-leveling gauge and a hex-key tool are provided to make adjustment easy. Exact Adjust leveling ports are provided on each side of the operator platform above the mower-level adjusting bolts. With the hex-shaped tool, they provide convenient access to allow quick and easy adjustment of the mower for the best-cut quality of cut.
Steering is low-effort sector and pinion system
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 for an enjoyable mowing experience.
Frame is reliable heavy-duty welded steel
The frame is made of heavy formed and welded steel, reinforced in critical areas for even greater strength.
Modern styling with functional design enhances appearance and performance
Smooth, rounded contours present a modern, styled appearance