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Key Features
  • 20 hp (14.9 kW)* full-pressure engine
  • 42-in. Accel Deep™ Deck
  • 7.0 mph mowing speed
  • 2-year/120-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty

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Features

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 deck shell 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 diminish mowing performance
  • Mower deck suspended from the vehicle for a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels, positioned just above ground level, for reduced scalping
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 material room to exit the deck without 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 designs because 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 material room to exit the deck quickly, reducing the amount of re-cutting so more power is available to process 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 chance of 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 material by using airflow from the large deck opening
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.
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

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 southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired
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

The flat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean:

  • There are few places to catch and hold material on the top 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 from underside deck
  • The depth of the Accel Deep Mower Deck minimizes the amount of material that escapes from the front of the deck
    • Limited amount of material to drift onto the operator and mower deck
    • Even flow of material 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 of MulchControl attachment makes 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.
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 blades aligned, even after years of tough service:

  • Ribs in the deck shell add strength where it is needed.
  • The 42A has a 16 percent heavier overall weight than the Edge™ Xtra 42-in. (107-cm) Mower Deck that it replaces.

Mower wheels are double-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
Rear MulchControl baffle (A) that must be removed for baggingRear MulchControl baffle (A) that must be removed for bagging
Rear MulchControl baffle removed to allow for chute installation (Mower shown on X330 Tractor)Rear MulchControl baffle removed to allow for chute installation (Mower shown on X330 Tractor)

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

  • The mower's cut-and-throw design allows bagging with just the addition of the bagger chute, once the special bagging blades have been installed.
    • The 42A cut-and-throw chute is easy to install and securely held in place at the front and rear to provide a tight seal between the mower deck and the chute.
      • The rear latch is adjustable to allow for the optimum setting for easy use and a tight seal.
    • 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.
  • The rear bagger can be used with the MulchControl blades installed.
  • The front baffle, either the one included with the rear bagger chute or the one included with MulchControl (B), can remain in place for side discharging.
    • For ultimate side-discharge performance this baffle can be removed.
  • The optional MulchControl attachment includes a rear MulchControl baffle (A), held in place by two carriage bolts, at the rear edge of the discharge opening. This baffle:
    • Must be removed for installation of the rear bagger chute, a 13-mm (0.51-in.) wrench is required (the bagger chute cannot be installed without removing this baffle)
    • Can remain removed for side discharging material
    • Must be re-installed for mulching
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.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is open, most of the material passes through the discharge opening.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, the material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.
Mower blades
Mower blades shipped with the rear baggerMower blades shipped with the rear bagger

High-lift bagging blades are included with the chute. They provide optimum performance when bagging in difficult conditions, such as when the grass is moist, dense, or long:

  • High-lift bagging blades also work well when side discharging material.

Mulching blades are included with the MulchControl attachment. They can be used for mulching, side discharging, and bagging in most conditions.


Mower blade use chart

 Mode(s) of operation Mower blade
 Side discharging mode only  M170639 side-discharge blade (shipped with mower) 
 Bagging mode only GX25668 bagging blade (shipped with BG20754 rear bagger chute)
 Mulching mode only M170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 MulchControl)
 Side discharge and mulching M170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 MulchControl)
 Side discharge and bagging GX25668 bagging blade (shipped with BG20754 rear bagger chute)
 Side discharge, mulching, and bagging M170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 MulchControl)
6.5-bu (230-L) rear bagger
Z335E equipped with optional rear baggerZ335E equipped with optional rear bagger

An optional 6.5-bu (230-L) cut-and-throw rear bagger material collection system (MCS) is available for use with the 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep Mower. It provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves.

The hopper design provides modern styling, great bagging performance, cleaner operation, and easy-to-empty bags:

  • 6.5-bu (230-L) capacity
  • Easy-to-attach lower chute
  • Air exhaust duct
  • Convenient spring-latch
  • Airflow fill indicator
  • Quik-Tatch mounting
  • Sealed hopper top
  • Loose-knit bags available
Engine is smooth and powerful V-twin design
20-hp (14.9-kW) engine, left rear view20-hp (14.9-kW) engine, left rear view
20-hp (14.9-kW) engine, right rear view20-hp (14.9-kW) engine, right rear view

A 20-hp (14.9-kW) V-twin engine provides 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 M40
  • Electronic ignition for fast starts
  • Cast-iron sleeves for longer engine life
  • Overhead valves for excellent power and fuel economy
  • Full-pressure lubrication and oil filter for keeping the oil cleaner for a long engine life and extending the time between oil changes; the full-pressure lubrication system 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
Engine oil check/fill tube and oil-drain tubeEngine oil check/fill tube and oil-drain tube
Replaceable oil filter and fuel filterReplaceable oil filter and fuel 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) for more information.

Operator station is designed for comfort and convenience
Operator station (Z335E shown)Operator station (Z335E 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 convenience when 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 and operator comfort.
  • A shock absorber dampens motion control lever movement to give smooth operation.
Comfortable seat
Comfortable seat (Z335E shown)Comfortable seat (Z335E shown)
Comfortable seat (Z355E shown)Comfortable seat (Z355E shown)

Comfortable seats make the operator experience more pleasant. Armrests, included on the Z355E seat, can be flipped up out of the way, if desired:

  • Z335E – 15-in. (38-cm) high seat back without armrests
  • Z355E – 15-in. (38-cm) high seat back with adjustable armrests
Comfortable seat (Z345M shown)Comfortable seat (Z345M shown)
  • Z335M and Z345M – 18-in. (46-cm) high seat back with adjustable armrests
Operator foot platform
Comfortable operator's platformComfortable operator's platform
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Large foot 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.
Seat suspension
Seat suspension springsSeat suspension springs
Making seat fore-aft adjustmentMaking seat fore-aft adjustment

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

The seat has a 2.5-in. (6.35-cm) fore-aft adjustment. The cut-height pin/socket can be used to loosen the bolts in 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.

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-reference for 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 the top of the mower
  • Provides convenient access to the mower 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 the oil 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.

Design includes a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame
ZTrak™ Z335E shownZTrak™ Z335E shown
ZTrak Z535M shownZTrak Z535M shown

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:

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

The operator platform is roomy and uncluttered for maximum comfort, and the controls are convenient to use:

  • Easy to get on and off the mower
  • Ample legroom for comfortable operation
  • Adjustable motion-control levers for height and position, enabling the operator to stay comfortable while using them
  • Color-coded and logically placed controls
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 to two height settings and nine 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 absorber for 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 and precisely control the machine.

On-board tracking 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 adjustmentMower 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.

Specifications

Engine
Power 20 hp
14.9 kW
Model number M40 Intek
Displacement 40 cu in.
656 cc
Cylinders V-twin
Lubrication Full pressure with replaceable filter, capacity, 2 U.S. qt
1.9 L
Type Overhead valve
Battery 12 V
300 CCA
Choke/speed control Ready Start single lever
Cooling method Air
Fuel tank capacity 2.1 U.S. gal.
7.9 L
Fuel gauge Low-fuel light
Drive train
Dual hydros Hydro-Gear EZT with 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles
Hydraulic pumps
Wheel motors
Travel speed
Forward speed 0-7 mph
0-11.3 km/h
Reverse speed 0-3.5 mph
0-5.6 km/h
Speed and direction control Twin levers
Control adjustment 2-height/9-fore-aft, 18 positions
Chassis
Frame Heavy-duty frame tubing
Primer/paint E-coat/powder
Front caster tires 11x4-5
Front caster bearings Sealed ball bearings
Drive tires 18x8.5-8
Hourmeter Yes
Service interval decal Yes
Storage compartment Yes
Cup holder Yes
Seat
Seat back height Medium back, 15 in.
38.1 cm
Fore-aft adjustment 2.5 in.
6.35 cm
Seat suspension Two springs
Lift system
Type Hand lever with optional foot lift
Mower cut height 1-4 in.
2.5-10.2 cm
Cut height increments 0.25 in.
0.64 cm
Preset cut height Yes
Mower deck
Width of cut 42 in.
107 cm
Type Side discharge
Mower deck material 12 gauge
0.105 in.
2.7 mm
Mower drive system V-belt
PTO
Type Electric, 105 lb-ft
142 Nm
Drive V-belt
Dimensions
Wheelbase 47.5 in.
121 cm
Overall length 72.2 in.
183.5 cm
Width without mower 44 in.
111.9 cm
Width with mower 51.9 in.
131.9 cm
Width with mower (deflector raised for storage) 44 in.
111.9 cm
Height 36.3 in.
92.2 cm
Weight With mower and fuel, 491 lb
223 kg
Safety
Operator presence system Yes
Park brake interlock Yes
Safety video Yes
Buyer's notes
Note 1 Mower wash port makes cleaning the deck easier
Note 2 Flip-up foot platform for easy service access
Note 3 18-position adjustable motion-control levers
U.S. warranty 2 year or 120 hour bumper-to bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)
Optional attachments
Rear bagger 6.5 bu
229.1 L
Powered collection
Mulching system Yes
Single light kit
Double light kit Yes
Rubber floor mat Yes
Sun shade
Mounted sprayer
Storage cover Yes
Light kit Dual headlight kit
Material collection system Two-bag cut-and-throw MCS, 6.5 bu
229.1 L
Additional information
Date collected 19-Apr-2017

Accessories and Attachments

Drawbar

Magnetic hitch pin - LP63768
Magnetic hitch pinMagnetic hitch pin

Fits John Deere lawn and garden tow behind attachments.

  • Strong magnetic grip
  • Rust resistant
  • Easy to install, secure fit
Ordering information

Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

Magnetic hitch pin

Order number: LP63768

Engine

Spark Arrestor Kit - AM123168
Spark arrester screenSpark arrester screen

Allows tractor to meet restrictions imposed by certain areas.

Home Maintenance Kits

Home Maintenance Kit - LG276
Typical home maintenance kitTypical home maintenance kit
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Home maintenance kits are a handy and convenient way for dealers to supply a customer with the maintenance-interval parts as specified in their operator's manual.

The LG276 home maintenance kit includes the following:

QuantityDescription
1

Engine oil filter

2Engine oil quart
1Fuel filter
1Air filter cartridge
2Spark plugs

Material Collection System Hoppers

6.5 Bushel Hopper, Ballast, and Chute for 42A Decks - BG20755
6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger, chute, and ballast6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger, chute, and ballast
Removing bag from 6.5-bu (229-L) hopperRemoving bag from 6.5-bu (229-L) hopper

The 6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger efficiently collects material from the mower deck:

  • Attachment includes hopper, chute, ballast, attachment bar, hitch, and blades needed for ZTrak™ Z300 Series Mowers with 42-in. Accel Deep™ Mower Deck.

The hopper design provides efficient bagging performance, clean operation, and easy-to-empty bags:

  • Two durable bags give a generous, 6.5-bu (229-L) capacity.
  • The bags lift out for easy emptying.
  • Efficient chute provides a smooth flow of material to reduce the chance of plugging.
  • High lift bagging blades are included with the rear bagger. They provide optimum performance when bagging in difficult conditions, such as when the grass is moist, dense, or long.
    • High-lift bagging blades also work well when side discharging material.
  • Air exhaust duct directs air from the hopper back and toward the ground for clean operation.
  • Convenient latch makes opening and closing the hopper easy.
  • No-tools installation makes the hopper easy to install and remove. No tools are required after initial installation.
  • Ballast is included for installation on the front of the vehicle to help counterbalance the weight of the hopper.

An easy to install or remove chute is included.

Two-piece bagger chute
Two-piece bagger chuteTwo-piece bagger chute
Upper chute with handle and full indicatorUpper chute with handle and full indicator

The rear bagger chute for the 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep™ Mower Deck (42A) is provided for use of the 2-bag, 6.5-bu (229-L) Rear Bagger:

  • The chute is a two-piece design to allow easy installation at the mower deck, without the rear of the chute being encumbered by the hopper.
  • A convenient handle is included on the top section of the chute to make installation and removal easier.
  • The top section of the chute slides into the flexible hose that is attached to the hopper and is held securely to the bottom section with an easy-to-use bungee cord.
  • A hopper-full indicator tells the operator when the bags are getting full.
Major components included with bagger chuteMajor components included with bagger chute
Toe guard with chute-install features and front baffle installedToe guard with chute-install features and front baffle installed

The rear bagger attachment includes special mulching blades, a toe guard (A) with features for installing the bagger chute, and a front bagger baffle (B) to direct the material rearward into the bagger chute:

  • The replacement toe guard is intended to remain on the mower deck and to be used for any mower application - bagging, side discharging, or mulching.
  • A baffle to narrow the side-discharge opening (where the bagger chute is installed on the mower deck) and direct the material into the chute is provided with the rear bagger and needs to be bolted underneath the deck at the front.
    • This baffle may remain in place when the bagger chute is removed for side discharging material, however for ultimate side-discharge performance it could be removed.
    • This front baffle included with the bagger attachment is not required if the mower deck is equipped with the MulchControl™ attachment. The MulchControl front baffle can remain, with the gate open for bagging, and serves the same purpose.
Mower blades
Mower blades shipped with the rear bagger chuteMower blades shipped with the rear bagger chute

High lift bagging blades are included. They provide optimum performance when bagging in difficult conditions, such as when the grass is moist, dense, or long.

  • High-lift blades also work well when side discharging material.

Mulching blades are included with the MulchControl attachment. They can be used for mulching, side discharging, and bagging in most conditions.


Mower blade use chart

 Mode(s) of operation Mower blade
 Side discharging mode only  M170639 side-discharge blade (shipped with mower) 
 Bagging mode only GX25668 bagging blade (shipped with BG20754 rear bagger chute)
 Mulching mode only M170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 MulchControl)
 Side discharge and mulching M170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 MulchControl)
 Side discharge and bagging GX25668 bagging blade (shipped with BG20754 rear bagger chute)
 Side discharge, mulching, and bagging M170642 mulching blade (shipped with BM24794 MulchControl)
Chute front pin inserted in tube located at end of toe guardChute front pin inserted in tube located at end of toe guard
Lower chute installedLower chute installed

Installing the chute is easy:

  • First, slide the front mounting pin into the tube that is on the front end of the toe guard.
  • Next, swing the chute toward the back and lock it in place at the rear.
Rear chute latchRear chute latch
Front mounting pinFront mounting pin

The bagger chute is securely held in place at the front and rear to provide a tight seal between the mower deck and the chute.

The rear latch is adjustable to allow for the optimum setting for easy use and a tight seal.

When a mower deck is equipped with both the optional MulchControl attachment and a rear bagger
Rear MulchControl baffle (A) that must be removed for baggingRear MulchControl baffle (A) that must be removed for bagging
Rear MulchControl baffle removed to allow for chute installationRear MulchControl baffle removed to allow for chute installation

The operator's manuals provided with the rear bagger and the MulchControl attachment should be used as the primary guide, however these tips may be helpful to keep in mind:

  • Both the rear bagger chute and the MulchControl attachment come with a baffle that bolts inside the mower deck along the front edge to narrow the discharge opening, which has been optimized for side discharging material, and direct the material into the bagger chute.
    • If the mower deck is equipped with MulchControl, the front bagger baffle included with the bagger chute is not used.
  • The front baffle, either the one included with the rear bagger or the one included with MulchControl (B), can remain in place for side discharging.
    • For ultimate side-discharge performance this baffle can be removed.
  • The MulchControl attachment includes a rear MulchControl baffle (A), held in place by two carriage bolts, at the rear edge of the discharge opening. This baffle:
    • Must be removed for installation of the rear bagger chute, a 13-mm wrench is required (The bagger chute cannot be installed without removing this baffle.)
    • Can remain removed for side discharging material
    • Must be re-installed for mulching

Miscellaneous

Attachment Bar and Hitch Kit - BM24481
Attachment bar and hitch kitAttachment bar and hitch kit
Attachment bar and hitch kit installedAttachment bar and hitch kit installed

The attachment bar and hitch kit provides towing capability for approved equipment. It also provides additional protection for the back of the machine.

These components are also included with the 6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger attachment to provide support and attaching capability.

NOTE: The loaded weight of any equipment towed by an EZtrak™ or a ZTrak™ Mower not to exceed 250 lb (113 kg).

Ballast Bracket Kit - BM24485
Ballast bracket kitBallast bracket kit
Quik-Tatch weight installed on ballast bracket kitQuik-Tatch weight installed on ballast bracket kit

The ballast kit makes provision for mounting two 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weights (not included) to the front of the EZtrak™ or ZTrak™ Mower. Quick-pull pins hold the weights securely in place while providing easy installation and removal.

NOTE: The ballast-bracket components are also included in the 6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger attachment.

Battery charger and maintainer - TY25866
Battery chargerBattery charger

This fully automatic 1.5-amp battery charger and maintainer safely charges lawn and garden, RV, deep-cycle, and most batteries that require long storage periods. It is particularly useful during winter months when the vehicle is not being used regularly, to ensure the battery stays charged:

  • Automatically determines if the battery is 6- or 12-V and adjusts accordingly
  • Helps maintain battery in good condition and ensures it is fully charged
  • Powers on to charge battery and powers off when fully charged
  • 'Onboard' feature allows mounting next to the battery on collector, street rods, and other occasional-use vehicles
  • 1.5-amp trickle charges small batteries in 2 to 12 hours
  • Maintains large battery charges
  • Hookup protection guards battery and charger from damage 

 

Includes a choice of battery connection methods:

  • Standard color-coded clips to connect to any battery
  • Cable with quick-disconnect plug and end loops that can be bolted to battery terminals and easily unplugged from charger when not in use
Headlight Kit - BM24357
Dual-headlight kitDual-headlight kit
Dual-headlight kit installedDual-headlight kit installed

The dual-headlight kit is available for the EZtrak™ Z235 and Z255 and ZTrak™ Z335E and Z355E Mowers.

Premium Sticks - BUC10040
Z535M shown with standard control armsZ535M shown with standard control arms
Z375R shown with premium control armsZ375R shown with premium control arms

 

Seat Slide Kit - AM143587
Seat slide kitSeat slide kit
Fore-aft adjusting leverFore-aft adjusting lever

The optional seat slide kit is available for EZtrak™ Z235 and Z255 and ZTrak™ Z335E and Z355E. It allows the operator to easily adjust the fore-aft position of the seat within a 7-in. (18-cm) range. The seat adjustment lever is conveniently located on the left side of the seat.

Seat adjusted to forward positionSeat adjusted to forward position
Seat adjusted to rearward positionSeat adjusted to rearward position
Traction Mat Kit - BM24486
Traction mat kitTraction mat kit
Traction mat kit installedTraction mat kit installed

The traction mat kit provides extra comfort and traction to the foot platform.

Mower Deck and Mower Deck Attachments

Complete Deck Assembly 42A for Z3 models - BUC10094
Z335E ZTrak™ with Accel Deep MowerZ335E ZTrak™ with Accel Deep Mower
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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 deck shell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
    • Optional MulchControl™ attachment provides superior mulching performance and versatility.
  • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminish mowing performance
  • Mower deck is suspended from the vehicle for a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels, positioned just above ground level, help smooth out the mowing job
Mower top (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)Mower top (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)
Mower underside (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)Mower underside (similar mower from X300 Series Tractor shown)
Foot Lift Kit for Z3 models - BG20946
Foot lift kitFoot lift kit
Foot lift kit installedFoot lift kit installed

The foot lift kit makes raising, lowering, or changing the mower-deck height easier for ZTrak™ mowers.

Mower Decks

Mower deck leveling gauge - AM130907
Mower deck leveling gaugeMower deck leveling gauge

Leveling gauge allows quick and accurate mower deck leveling and cutting height adjustment.

Can be used for:

  • Lawn tractors
  • Lawn and garden tractors
  • Riding mowers
  • Front mowers
  • Commercial walk-behind mowers
  • Zero-turn-radius mowers

Mulch Kits

42A MulchControl kit - BM24794
MulchControl advantages and benefits
Z335E ZTrak™ with Accel Deep MowerZ335E ZTrak™ with Accel Deep Mower
X350 Tractor with Accel Deep MowerX350 Tractor with Accel Deep Mower

The MulchControl attachment for the 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep (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.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is open, most of the material passes through the discharge opening.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, the material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.
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. Now the operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side discharge or bagging when needed.

MulchControl limitations

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 southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired

Order Zone

Boarding Step - Z3 - LP66653
Boarding stepBoarding step

Compatible with EZTrak™ Z200-series and ZTrak Z300-series mowers, the ZTrak Z3 boarding step allows for easier mounting and dismounting of a zero-turn mower. A complete bolt-on solution, this kit attaches to the left side of the mower frame for convenient access.

Ordering information

Please contact a local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

ZTrak Z3 Boarding Step
Order number: LP66653

Grass Groomer - Lawn Striping Kit 42-A - LP63763
Striping kit brushStriping kit brush
Brush adjusts to varying ground conditionsBrush adjusts to varying ground conditions

Features and benefits:

  • Homeowners can now achieve results just like the professionals.
  • The attachment works extremely well with the suspended mower design.
  • The attachments are easy to adjust for varying mower cutting height.
  • The brush adjusts to varying ground conditions and allows the operator to freely maneuver the vehicle without damaging the turf.
  • The brush fits the ZTrak 42-in. (107-cm) mower deck.
  • The brush is very economical and functional.

Specifications

 

 Item number LP63763
 Compatible mowers ZTrak 42 in. (107 cm)
 Installation time 30 minutes
 Warranty Two-year consumer warranty
Ordering information

Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

 

ZTrak grass striping kit for 42-in. (107-cm) mower deck
Order number: LP63763

Spanish North American Kit

Spanish Label and Owner's Manual Kit - BUC10012