Engine is smooth and powerful V-twin design
The Z345R offers electronic ignition for fast starts, overhead valves for excellent power and fuel economy, and cast-iron sleeves for longer engine life. A Spin-on oil filter with pressure lubrication keeps the oil cleaner for long engine life and extended time between oil changes; pressure lubrication is also more effective when operating the tractor on an incline.
When it’s time for a change, there’s easy access to the no-tools oil drain valve for oil changes.
The 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep™ (42A) Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile
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.
The 42A Mower Deck has strong spindle pockets, to keep the blades aligned, even after years of tough service. Mower wheels are double-captured, to provide greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life. The low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on the engines lower bearing and mower deck bearings for longer life.
The 42A Mower is designed for maximum versatility, providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another.
Operator station is designed for comfort and convenience
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.
- Large foot platform with secure volcano grips, and raised footrests for operator comfort.
A shock absorber dampens motion control lever movement to give smooth operation.
This model offers a comfortable seat with armrests that can be flipped up and out of the way, with steel coil suspension springs under the seat to absorb shocks and smooth your ride.
Serviceability is designed-in for convenience
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 – they’re designed to minimise debris collection, have flip-up belt guards for easy debris removal, and a standard 3/8-in. (9.5-mm) ratchet wrench can be used for releasing belt tension when removing the drive belt.
Tie-down locations are provided for convenience and safety when trailering the machine.
Instruments and controls are convenient and easy to use
The motion-control levers can be adjusted to two height settings and nine fore-aft settings for a total of 18 different positions for increased operator comfort and precise operation.
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. The deck adjustment has built-in memory so the operator can easily return to the desired cutting height after raising the deck.
The Z345R includes a foot-lift pedal along with the hand-lift lever to make raising the mower deck easier. The foot-lift pedal also provides a convenient way to temporarily raise the mower deck over an obstruction while mowing.
Design includes a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame
The ZTrak frame includes 1- x 1.5-in. (2.5- x 3.8-cm) steel tubing for long-term durability, and a reinforced frame for additional support where it’s needed. The footrest area is easily removed, utilizing the on-board tool, for access to the mower deck.
Electric PTO clutch is reliable and easy to use
A heavy-duty electric power take-off (PTO) clutch is controlled by a convenient, dash-mounted control. The PTO clutch is designed to operate through many on/off cycles.
Dual transmissions are efficient and have large, 1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter axles for durability
They feature beefed-up 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles for greater strength, and maintenance-free unitised transmissions are sealed and have no hose connections to leak hydraulic fluid. Tow-valve controls are provided for each transmission and located above the vehicle frame on either side of the engine.
Fuel tank is conveniently located for easy refueling
- 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.