• Mow up to 2 acres
  • 21.5 HP* (16 kW) V-Twin engine
  • 42-in. (107 cm) Accel Deep™ Mower Deck
  • 20-inch (50.8 cm) high-back custom-tailored seat and standard rear hitch
  • 3-year/200-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty**
Features
Specifications
Details

Features

  • Arm Rests: Optional
  • LED Lights: Optional
  • Engine: 21.5-hp
  • Floor Mat: Optional
  • MulchControl™ Kit: Optional
  • Deck: 42-in. Accel Deep™
  • Rear Hitch: Standard
  • Deck Lift: Foot
  • Bagger: Optional
  • Seat: 20-in.

Specifications

Buyer's notes

Note 1 Durable Accel Deep Mower Decks are made from 12-gauge steel with double captured mower wheels
Note 2 Easily change cut height from 1.25 to 4.5 in. (3 to 11 cm) using the foot lift and cutting height dial
Note 3 Integrated park brake is automatically applied when steering levers are stowed outward
Warranty 3 year or 200 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.)
  • Get an even cut with the 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep™ (42A) Mower Deck
  • Great appearance, reliability, and performance delivered by a heavy-duty design
  • Efficiency and durability from dual transmissions with large, 1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter axles
  • Help maintain your mower and lawn with the MowerPlus™ app and connector
  • Comfortable ride delivered by operator station with adjustable controls and seat position
  • Convenient machine service includes 3-year or 200-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty
  • Easy-to-find-and-use instruments and controls
  • Premium engine is powerful, reliable, and durable
  • Easy refueling with a conveniently located fuel tank
Features

Features

  • Arm Rests: Optional
  • LED Lights: Optional
  • Engine: 21.5-hp
  • Floor Mat: Optional
  • MulchControl™ Kit: Optional
  • Deck: 42-in. Accel Deep™
  • Rear Hitch: Standard
  • Deck Lift: Foot
  • Bagger: Optional
  • Seat: 20-in.
Specifications

Specifications

Additional information - Date collected:
3-Oct-22
Additional information - Manufacturing location:
Greeneville, Tennessee, USA
Buyer's notes - Note 1:
Durable Accel Deep Mower Decks are made from 12-gauge steel with double captured mower wheels
Buyer's notes - Note 2:
Easily change cut height from 1.25 to 4.5 in. (3 to 11 cm) using the foot lift and cutting height dial
Buyer's notes - Note 3:
Integrated park brake is automatically applied when steering levers are stowed outward
Buyer's notes - Warranty:
3 year or 200 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.)
Chassis - Cup holder:
Yes
Chassis - Drive tires:
18x8.5-8
Chassis - Frame:
Heavy-duty 2.5-in. x 2-in. (6-cm x 5-cm) front, and 1.5-in. x 2-in. (4-cm x 5-cm) side tubing
Chassis - Front caster bearings:
Sealed ball bearings
Chassis - Front caster tires:
11x6-5
Chassis - Hour meter:
Yes
Chassis - Maximum towing capacity:
250 lb<br/>113 kg
Chassis - Primer/paint:
E-coat/powder
Chassis - Service interval decal:
Yes
Chassis - Storage compartment:
Optional covered
Dimensions - Height:
43.3 in.<br/>1100 mm
Dimensions - Overall length:
75.4 in.<br/>1915 mm
Dimensions - Weight:
561 lb<br/>255 kg
Dimensions - Wheelbase:
49.4 in.<br/>1255 mm
Dimensions - Width with mower:
50.4 in.<br/>1280 mm
Dimensions - Width with mower (deflector raised for storage):
46.5 in.<br/>1180 mm
Dimensions - Width without mower:
43.3 in.<br/>1100 mm
Drive train - Dual hydros:
Hydro-Gear EZT-C with 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles
Engine - Battery:
12 V<br/>300 CCA
Engine - Choke/speed control:
Separate levers
Engine - Cooling method:
Air
Engine - Cylinders:
V-twin
Engine - Displacement:
44.3 cu in.<br/>726 cc
Engine - Fuel gauge:
Translucent tank
Engine - Fuel tank capacity:
3 U.S. gal.<br/>11.4 L
Engine - Lubrication:
Full pressure with replaceable filter, capacity, 2.2 U.S. qt<br/>2.1 L
Engine - Model number:
FR651V
Engine - Power:
21.5 hp<br/>16 kW
Engine - Type:
Overhead valve
Key Specs - Drive tires:
18x8.5-8
Key Specs - Engine model number:
FR651V
Key Specs - Engine power:
21.5 hp<br/>16 kW
Key Specs - Forward speed:
0-7 mph<br/>0-11.3 km/h
Key Specs - Front caster tires:
11x6-5
Key Specs - Mulching system:
Optional MulchControl™ attachment
Key Specs - Seat back height:
High back with optional armrests, 20 in.<br/>51 cm
Key Specs - Warranty:
3 year or 200 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.)
Key Specs - Width of cut:
Accel Deep™ mower deck, 42 in.<br/>107 cm
Lift system - Cut height increments:
0.25 in.<br/>0.64 cm
Lift system - Mower cut height:
1.25-4.5 in.<br/>3-11 cm
Lift system - Preset cut height:
Yes
Lift system - Type:
Foot lift
Mower deck - Mower deck material:
12 gauge<br/>0.105 in.<br/>2.7 mm
Mower deck - Mower drive system:
V-belt
Mower deck - Type:
Side discharge
Mower deck - Width of cut:
Accel Deep™ mower deck, 42 in.<br/>107 cm
Operation - Operator presence system:
Yes
Operation - Operator video:
Yes, online
Operation - Park brake interlock:
Yes
Operation - Rollover protective structure (ROPS):
No
Operation - Slope operating limit:
13 degrees; 10 degrees with Material Collection System
Optional attachments - Light kit:
Optional
Optional attachments - Material collection system:
Two-bag cut-and-throw MCS, 6.5 bu<br/>229 L
Optional attachments - Mounted sprayer:
Not available
Optional attachments - Mulching system:
Optional MulchControl™ attachment
Optional attachments - Rubber floor mat:
Optional
Optional attachments - Storage cover:
Optional
Optional attachments - Sun shade:
Optional
PTO - Drive:
V-belt
PTO - Type:
Electric, 105 lb-ft<br/>142 Nm
Seat - Fore-aft adjustment:
2.9 in.<br/>7 cm
Seat - Seat back height:
High back with optional armrests, 20 in.<br/>51 cm
Seat - Seat suspension:
Two springs
Travel speed - Control adjustment:
3 height, 11 positions
Travel speed - Forward speed:
0-7 mph<br/>0-11.3 km/h
Travel speed - Reverse speed:
0-3.5 mph<br/>0-5.6 km/h
Travel speed - Speed and direction control:
Twin levers

Buyer's notes

Note 1 Durable Accel Deep Mower Decks are made from 12-gauge steel with double captured mower wheels
Note 2 Easily change cut height from 1.25 to 4.5 in. (3 to 11 cm) using the foot lift and cutting height dial
Note 3 Integrated park brake is automatically applied when steering levers are stowed outward
Warranty 3 year or 200 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.)
Details

Get an even cut with the 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep™ (42A) Mower Deck

Z315E ZTrak™ with 42A Mower Deck Z315E ZTrak™ with 42A Mower Deck
42A Mower Deck 42A Mower Deck

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 or in tall grass:

  • 4.97-in. (12.6-cm) deep throughout the entire deck shell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
    • Optional MulchControl™ system 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 suspended from the vehicle for a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels, positioned just above ground level, help reduce scalping
  • 0.25-in. (6.4-mm) cut-height increments allow the mower to be set at the desired cut height
  • Compatible with efficient 6.5-bu (230-L) two-bag cut-and-throw material collection system
Excellent cut quality
42A Mower Deck top (shown with optional MulchControl) 42A Mower Deck top (shown with optional MulchControl)
42A Mower Deck underside (shown with optional MulchControl) 42A Mower Deck underside (shown with optional MulchControl)

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 Deck Side-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 recutting 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
Cleanliness - for the mower and the operator
Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck Accel 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 recutting results in larger pieces that are less likely to end up on the operator
    • Mulching prevents the discharge of material completely and MulchControl 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.
Mower wash port Mower wash port
Mower wash port with hose connector Mower 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.
Superior durability is designed in
42A Mower underside (shown with optional MulchControl) 42A Mower underside (shown with optional MulchControl)
Mower deck wheels are double captured Mower deck 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 bagging Rear MulchControl baffle (A) that must be removed for bagging
Rear MulchControl baffle removed to allow for chute installation Rear MulchControl baffle removed to allow for chute installation

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

  • With the optional MulchControl system 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 cut-and-throw rear bagger can be used with MulchControl installed by removing the rear MulchControl baffle (A) before installing the bagger chute. The baffle is held in place with two carriage bolts. To return to mulching, the chute needs to be removed and the baffle replaced.

 

MulchControl option

The MulchControl system for the 42A Mower Deck is an optional field-installed attachment and makes mulching 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 open MulchControl baffle open
MulchControl baffle closed MulchControl 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 handle MulchControl 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 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 still mulches 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 cleanup is desired
6.5-bu (230-L) rear bagger
Z315E equipped with optional rear bagger Z315E 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
Mower blades
Mower blades shipped with the rear bagger Mower 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   Side-discharge blade (shipped with mower) 
 Bagging mode only  Bagging blade (shipped with rear bagger chute)
 Mulching mode only  Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)
 Side discharge and mulching  Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)
 Side discharge and bagging  Bagging blade (shipped with rear bagger chute)
 Side discharge, mulching, and bagging  Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)

Great appearance, reliability, and performance delivered by a heavy-duty design

ZTrak™ Z315E ZTrak™ Z315E

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
Styling is both functional and attractive
ZTrak Z320R Mower ZTrak Z320R Mower

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:

  • Color-coded controls are not only attractive, but easy to find and use.
  • Large foot platform, surrounded by frame rails, has a safe and inviting appearance and provides easy access for the operator.
  • Contoured shape of the fenders provides improved visibility to the drive tires, minimizes storage space required, and adds to the stylish appearance of the vehicle.
Heavy-duty welded steel frame for reliability and long life
Z325E with foot platform removed to show frame Z325E with foot platform removed to show frame

The ZTrak Mower frame is constructed of heavy-duty steel tubing for long-term durability:

  • 2.5-in. x 2-in. (6-cm x 5-cm) steel tubing in front
  • 1.5-in. x 2-in. (4-cm x 5-cm) steel tubing on sides
Front bumper
Front bumper Front bumper

A front bumper protects the front of the mower from damage

  • Standard M- and R-Series models, optional on E-Series models
Rear hitch
Rear hitch Rear hitch

A rear hitch provides towing capability:

  • Pull a trailer up to 113 kg (250 lb.) of weight
  • Bolts to tubular frame for solid support
  • Standard on M- and R-Series models, and optional on E-Series models

 

Efficiency and durability from dual transmissions with large, 1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter axles

Hydrostatic transmissions set low in vehicle Hydrostatic transmissions set low in vehicle
Hydro-Gear transmissions Hydro-Gear transmissions

Dual transmissions efficiently power the ZTrak™ mower forward and reverse and give steering capability:

  • Transmissions are set low in the vehicle for excellent hillside stability.
  • Hydro-Gear® transmissions are reliable and durable.

    • Beefed-up 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles for greater strength
  • Maintenance-free unitized transmissions are sealed and have no hose connections to leak hydraulic fluid.
Hydro-Gear EZT transmission Hydro-Gear EZT transmission
Tow-valve control (left side shown) Tow-valve control (left side shown)

Four-bolt hubs provide a reliable and convenient wheel-mounting system.

Tow-valve controls are provided for each transmission and located above the vehicle frame on either side of the engine:

  • Easy to reach and use
  • Allow the vehicle to be moved without the engine running

Hydro-Gear is a trademark of Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership AF Holding Company, a Delaware Corporation and Danfoss Power Solutions (US) Company, a Delaware Corporation.

Help maintain your mower and lawn with the MowerPlus™ app and connector

MowerPlus home screen MowerPlus home screen
MowerPlus maintenance screen MowerPlus maintenance screen
Overview

Keep a mower running its best and know how it mows with the John Deere MowerPlus app. Simply scan the mower’s barcode to get custom information about the mower.

Benefits
  • Engine hours, fuel level, and battery health (as compatible)
  • Mowing history with time, distance, area, and speed
  • Current day and five-day weather forecast based on location
  • Walk-through setup guides
  • Expert mowing tips
  • Useful attachments for future purchase
  • Periodic maintenance reminders
  • Safety instructions

 

To download the free MowerPlus app, visit the Apple® App Store® or Google Play™ store.

Additional details

MowerPlus connectors (sold separately)

MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector
MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector, with a phone MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector, with a phone

Three MowerPlus connectors are available to transmit vehicle information to the MowerPlus app.

 

BUC10510 MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector is for use with:

  • Model year 2003 to 2020 100 Series Tractors, including all models with an E, D, LA, or L prefix
  • Model year 2015 to 2020 S240 Tractors (serial number -880,000)
  • S100, S110, S140, and S220 Tractors

 

BUC10929 MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector is for use with:

  • All S120, S130, S160, S170, and S180 Tractors
  • Model year 2021 and newer S240 Tractors (serial number 880,001-)
  • Model year 2021 and newer Z515E, Z530M, Z530R, and Z545R (serial number 010,001-)

 

BUC10537 MowerPlus Smart Connector is for use with:

  • Model year 2016 and newer Select Series X300 and X500 Tractors

 

All the MowerPlus connectors transmit engine hour information to the app, making it easy to track maintenance intervals. The MowerPlus Smart Connector and MowerPlus Deluxe Smart Connector also transmit the fuel level.

 

MowerPlus connectors require the MowerPlus app on a mobile device to use. The John Deere MowerPlus app and operating system requirements can be found in the mobile device’s app store. The MowerPlus app is only available in the English language, and it is not available in all countries. BUC10510 MowerPlus Hour Meter Connector requires iOS® version 10 or higher and is not compatible with Android™ operating systems.

 

Apple and App Store are trademarks of Apple, Inc. Google Play and Android are trademarks of Google LLC. iOS is a trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. used under license by Apple Inc.

Comfortable ride delivered by operator station with adjustable controls and seat position

Z320M operator station Z320M operator station
Z320R operator station Z320R operator station
Color-coded controls are easy to identify Color-coded controls are easy to identify

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.
  • Translucent fuel tank displays fuel level.
  • 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 M-Series seat Comfortable M-Series seat
Comfortable R-Series seat Comfortable R-Series seat

The M- and R-Series mowers have a cut-and-sewn seat with:

  • 20-in. (51-cm) of height
  • Thick foam to soften bumps
  • Side-bolstering to stabilize the operator on uneven terrain
  • Embroidered John Deere logo and green accents
  • Standard armrests on R-Series models (armrests are optional on M-Series models)
Seat suspension
Seat suspension springs Seat suspension springs
Seat fore-aft adjustment 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 fore-aft position can also be changed without tools.

Cup holder and storage compartments
Cup holder Cup holder

The cup holder is designed to hold common cup sizes securely

M-Series open storage compartment M-Series open storage compartment
R-Series covered storage compartment R-Series covered storage compartment

A storage compartment provides a place for the operator to keep safety equipment, a cell phone, etc.

Operator foot platform
Z320M operator's platform Z320M operator's platform
Z320R operator's platform Z320R operator's platform

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.
  • An attractive floor mat is standard on R-Series models and optional on M-Series models.

Convenient machine service includes 3-year or 200-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty

Service interval decal Service interval decal

A convenient service interval decal provides basic maintenance information. It provides a quick reference for keeping recommended service up to date.

Quick response (QR) codes link to owner information web pages
Example product identification number (PIN) label with QR code Example product identification number (PIN) label with QR code

John Deere riding lawn mowers are supported by owner information web pages that include links to:

  • Safety and how-to videos
  • Operator’s manuals
  • Parts catalog
  • Maintenance reminder sheets
  • Attachments
  • Warranty statements

To speed access to owner information web pages, a QR code is printed onto a PIN label located under the seat on the battery cover. Since each vehicle model has its own web page, the links are specific to the owner’s model. The QR code also includes the vehicle’s unique PIN which allows for additional customization of the owner information web page in the future.

Mower deck access
Footrest easily removed for access to mower Footrest easily removed for access to mower

The footrest area is hinged and easily raised for service to mower deck:

  • No tools are needed to lift footrest
  • Easy to clean grass off the top of the mower
  • Provides convenient access to the mower drive
Engine service
Replaceable oil filter and fuel filter (shown on Z325E) Replaceable oil filter and fuel filter (shown on Z325E)

The engines are easy to service, including changing the oil and the oil filter and servicing the air filter.

 Accel Deep™ Mower Deck Accel Deep™ Mower Deck
Flip-up cover for easy spindle-pocket access Flip-up cover for easy spindle-pocket access

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.

Warranty

Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty for new turf and utility equipment (U.S. and Canada only):

  • 36 months or 200 hours, whichever comes first

Easy-to-find-and-use instruments and controls

Motion-control levers
Motion-control levers Motion-control levers
Adjustable motion-control levers Adjustable motion-control levers

The motion-control levers can be adjusted to three different height settings and eleven different fore-aft settings: 

  • Increased operator comfort
  • Adjustable for more precise control of the machine
Tracking adjustment Tracking adjustment

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 included 13-mm wrench is used for adjusting tracking and the motion-control lever position.

Control panel
Control panel (shown on Z315E) Control panel (shown on Z315E)

The operator control panel is conveniently located and easy to use. The following instruments and controls are included:

  • Hour meter
  • Ignition switch
  • Power take-off (PTO) control
  • Engine speed/choke control
    • A choke position is built into the engine speed control (E-Series models).
    • A separate choke lever is used (M- and R- Series models).
Automatic Park brake
Motion-control levers in operating position disengages park brake Motion-control levers in operating position disengages park brake

The integrated park brake is automatically applied when steering levers are stowed outward and disengaged when motion control levers are placed into operating position.

Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment
Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment
Foot pedal lift and cut-height adjustment Foot pedal lift and cut-height adjustment
  • Easily lift the mower deck using the foot lift pedal.
  • A cut-height preset ensures the deck returns to the correct position.
  • Mower deck cutting height adjusts from 1.25 to 4.5 in. (3 to 11 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments for excellent cut quality and performance.

The foot-lift pedal also provides a convenient way to temporarily raise the mower deck over an obstruction while mowing.

Heavy-duty PTO clutch
Electric PTO switch	Electric PTO switch
PTO clutch PTO clutch

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.

Steering is easy with large front caster wheels
Motion-control levers Motion-control levers

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.

Front caster wheel Front caster wheel

Pneumatic caster wheels give a smoother ride and easier steering:

  • Large 11x6-5 front caster wheels provide extra ride comfort and better steering control.
  • Caster wheels have sealed bearings for long life and easy steering.
Controls are designed to promote safe operation
Motion-control levers in outward position	Motion-control levers in outward position
  • Motion-control levers must be in the outward position for the engine to crank.
Interlock switch is located under the seat Interlock switch is located under the seat
  • Seat interlock switch disengages the mower when the operator leaves the seat.
  • Engine will stall if the operator leaves the seat without the motion-control levers in the outward position and the park brake set.
Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights
LED lights LED lights

LED lighting provides additional lighting when needed.

  • Forward LEDs light the front of vehicle, mid LEDs illuminate the front and side of the mower deck
  • Standard R-Series model, optional on E- and M-Series models
  • E- and M-Series models include wiring to speed installation

Premium engine is powerful, reliable, and durable

21.5-hp (16.0 kW) engine 	21.5-hp (16.0 kW) engine
Rear engine guard Rear engine guard

A 21.5-hp (16.0-kW) V-twin engine with 44.3-cu in. (726-cc) displacement 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
  • Full-pressure lubrication and cast-iron sleeves to extend engine life
  • Engine model FR651V
  • Rear engine guard protects the engine from damage
Engine oil check/fill tube and oil-drain tube Engine oil check/fill tube and oil-drain tube
Replaceable oil filter Replaceable oil filter
Air filter Air filter

Simplify maintenance with oil-drain tube and easy-to-access air, fuel, and oil filters. Oil drain tube can be opened without tools and used to direct the used oil into a catch pan.

Easy refueling with a conveniently located fuel tank

Fuel tank location Fuel tank location
Fuel-fill cap Fuel-fill cap

The fuel tank holds 3 U.S. gal. (11 L) of fuel. It is located low on the left side of the machine:

  • Fuel-fill opening is located low and angled for easy refueling.
  • Large, 2-in. (5.1-cm) fuel-fill opening reduces the chance of spilling when adding fuel.
  • Cap is tethered to the fuel tank to prevent the fuel cap from getting misplaced.
Translucent fuel tank Translucent fuel tank

Translucent fuel tank displays fuel level.

  • Get an even cut with the 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep™ (42A) Mower Deck
  • Great appearance, reliability, and performance delivered by a heavy-duty design
  • Efficiency and durability from dual transmissions with large, 1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter axles
  • Help maintain your mower and lawn with the MowerPlus™ app and connector
  • Comfortable ride delivered by operator station with adjustable controls and seat position
  • Convenient machine service includes 3-year or 200-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty
  • Easy-to-find-and-use instruments and controls
  • Premium engine is powerful, reliable, and durable
  • Easy refueling with a conveniently located fuel tank
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