• 18.5-hp (13.8 kW)* V-twin, full-pressure lubricated, air-cooled
• Rear-discharge, rear-collect deck cuts clean
• Rear hopper has large capacity and is easy to empty
Operator station is comfortable and convenient
The operator station is designed for operator comfort and ease of using controls. An open-back 15-in. (38-cm) 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 tool tray are located on the fender for operator convenience. 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.
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. 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.
Twin Touch™ foot control is easy to use and has cruise control
Twin Touch foot pedals control the speed and direction of travel. Cruise control is standard equipment.
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 large 603-cc, 18.5-hp (13.8-kW) engine has plenty of power and torque for superior performance. The larger, more powerful engine also allows the engine in the rear-discharge tractor to be operated at a lower 3100-rpm speed for quieter operation. A flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the battery and power electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer.
Controls and display functions are easy to identify and convenient to use
The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling and ergonomic controls for easy use. Display has the look and feel of a modern automobile. A power-up sequence cycles lights and gauges to indicate they are working. Rotary dial knob makes adjusting mower cut height quick and easy. 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. Storage for the onboard deck-leveling gauge and the Exact Adjust tool is provided in the storage tray under the tractor’s seat. Pushing with the foot to raise the mower or implement is less strenuous for many operators.
42-in. (107-cm) Rear-Discharge Rear-Collect Mower Deck cuts clean
The innovative design of the 42-in. (107-cm) 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. A wash port is provided on the mower deck. It can be used to supply water to the underside of the deck so it can be easily cleaned after use.
Rear hopper has large capacity and is easy to empty
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.