Engine is smooth and powerful V-twin design
A V-twin M44 engine with 44.2-cu in. (724-cc) displacement provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions. The Z355R offers excellent power and fuel economy, electronic ignition for fast starts, cast-iron sleeves for longer engine life and a spin-on oil filter with pressure lubrication. This helps keep the oil cleaner for long engine life and extended time between oil changes.
There’s easy access to the no-tools oil drain valve for oil changes, and a rear engine guard for protecting the engine and providing additional strength and integrity.
The 48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ (48A) Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile
The 48A 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 48A 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
There’s excellent visibility forward and to the trim side of the deck making operation easy and comfortable for the operator, controls are colour coded for easy identification, and the low-fuel warning light is easily visible in daylight.
The Z355R also 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
Accel Deep™ Mower Decks have several features that make them easy to service. The flat-top design minimises places for debris to collect – and 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 also 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. This provides increased operator comfort and more precise control of 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.
Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment
The 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, and has built-in memory so the operator can easily return to the desired cutting height after raising the deck
Design includes a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame
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: a smoother ride, better slope performance, more operator comfort over uneven ground and better traction
The operator platform is roomy and uncluttered for maximum comfort, and the controls are convenient to use. It’s easy to get on and off the mower, there’s ample legroom for comfortable operation, and colour-coded and logically placed controls.
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
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, and are reliable and durable.
They feature beefed-up 1-in. (2.5-cm) axles for greater strength, and maintenance-free unitized 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
The fuel tank holds 2.1 U.S. gal. (8 L) of fuel. It is located low on the left side of the machine.
The fuel-fill opening is located low and angled for easy refueling, and the large fuel-fill opening reduces the chance of spilling when adding fuel. The cap is also tethered to the fuel tank – less chance of fuel cap getting lost