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The frame is made of heavy formed and welded steel, reinforced in critical areas for even greater strength:
Smooth, rounded contours present a modern, styled appearance:
Hydraulic power steering is standard equipment:
A mower deck must be level side-to-side and properly adjusted front-to-rear to give the best cutting performance. A removable on-board deck-leveling gauge and a hex-key tool are provided to make adjustment easy. They are securely stored under the tractor seat.
Exact Adjust leveling ports are provided on each side of the operator platform above the mower-level adjusting bolts. With the hex-shaped tool, they provide convenient access to allow quick and easy adjustment of the mower for the best-cut quality of cut.
The Exact Adjust feature is standard on all Select Series™ X300 and X500 Tractors:
Consult the operator's manual for the correct adjusting procedures for each tractor model. Basic adjusting steps to properly level the mower deck include:
NOTE: The adjusting tool supplied with the tractor is an 8-mm ball-hex key, part number M162737. The rounded end allows for some misalignment with the bolt as the deck is adjusted.
The hydraulic lift control lever is positioned on the dash near the steering wheel for quick, easy, and precise fingertip control of equipment. Implement float, which allows an implement to follow the ground contour, is built into the lift linkage.
The tractor is powered by a John Deere iTorque™ power system, a combination of engine features and an exclusive hood design that provide superior lugging ability, even cooling, and durability.
A 22-hp (16.4-kW) V-twin engine provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions.
Key engine features include:
A flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the battery and power electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer:
The 48-in. (122-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:
Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended material room to exit the deck without getting recut:
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:
Large discharge opening is both high and wide to handle more material:
The flat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean:
Cleaning a mower deck, both top and bottom, is one of the most frequent maintenance activities:
A wash port is provided to make cleaning the underside of the mower deck easy.
The 48A Mower Deck has strong spindle pockets, to keep the blades aligned, even after years of tough service:
Mower wheels are heavy duty:
Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on engine lower bearings and mower deck bearings for longer life.
The 48A Mower Deck features a 5/8-in. (16-mm) diameter solid-steel rod side bumper that provides extra strength and protection.
Dual-stage E-coat and powder-paint coatings provide extra protection from rust.
The 48A Mower is designed for maximum versatility, providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another:
The MulchControl attachment for the 48A 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:
MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:
MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:
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.
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:
An optional 7-bu (247-L) rear bagger material collection system (MCS) is available. It provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves:
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Lawn Tractor with 48-inch Deck
|Displacement||44.3 cu in.
|Type||Overhead valve, full-pressure lube, oil filter|
|Cylinders||V-twin, cast-iron liners|
|Choke/speed control||Separate levers, automatic choke return|
|Air cleaner||Dry, replaceable with foam precleaner|
|Oil drain||No tools|
|Fuel delivery||Pulse pump, carburetor|
|Fuel gauge||Gauge on dash|
|Fuel tank location||Rear|
|Fuel fill opening||On left fender, 3 in.
|Fuel tank capacity||3.3 U.S. gal.
|Charging system||Flywheel alternator, regulated, 15 amp|
|Headlights||Two standard, incandescent, 27 W|
|Taillights or reflector||No|
|Rear work lights||No|
|Type||K58 hydrostatic integrated with transaxle|
|Control||Twin Touch? pedals|
|Cruise control||Yes, button on dash|
|Oil cooler||Fins and fan on transaxle|
|Oil filter||Internal, not replaceable|
|Forward speed||0-6.2 mph
|Reverse speed||0-3.5 mph
|Brakes||Internal wet disc|
|Weight bracket||Standard rear, optional front|
|Front axle||Cast iron front axle, front wheel ball bearings|
|Spindle bushings||Metal, replaceable|
|Hood material||Molded-in color hood material reduces sound, will not rust or dent|
|Fender deck material||Stamped steel|
|Floor mats||Sure-grip rubber|
|Storage||On fender and under seat|
|Service interval decal||Yes|
|Equipment mounting||Yes, heavy duty|
|All-wheel steer||Not available on this model|
|Steering wheel||Large, 14 in.
|Tilt steering wheel||Standard, five position|
|Turning radius||22 in.
|Uncut circle radius||24 in.
|Type||Open-back design with grasp|
|Seat back height||15 in.
|Fore-aft adjustment||While seated, slide rail, 14-position, 7 in.
|Seat suspension||Tilt, two coil springs, three-position no-tools adjustment for operator weight|
|Mower cut height||13 positions, 1-4 in.
|Cut height increments||0.25 in.
|Preset cut height||Yes|
|Cutting width||48 in.
|Construction||Stamped steel deck shell|
|Mower deck material||10 gauge
|Mower wash port||Yes|
|Mower drive system||Electric power take-off (PTO) clutch, in-line belt|
|Mower wheel adjustment||Seven-position, spring-loaded pin|
|Mower level adjustment||Exact Adjust ports and onboard deck-leveling gauge|
|Type||Roll under tractor|
|Front draft arms||Attached with spring pins at two points|
|Rear draft arms||Quick-pull pins|
|Mower wheels rotate||Yes, 90 degrees for easy mower removal|
|Drive system||Dual belt|
|Meets ANSI standard||Yes|
|Meets OPEI standard||Yes|
|Backup protection||Reverse Implement Option (RIO)|
|Notes||Hydraulic power lift for superior convenience and ease of use
Power steering with tilt steering wheel for exceptional maneuverability and comfort
One-piece hood for easy service access, molded-in color hood material reduces sound and will not rust or dent
|Warranty||4 year/300 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.)|
|Rear bagger||7, 19 bu
247, 670 L
|Powered material collection||Power Flow? blower|
|Mulching system||Yes, MulchControl?|
|Front thatcher||38, 46, 54 in.
96.5, 116.8, 137.2 cm
|Front blade||44 in.
|Snow blower||Two-stage, 44 in.
|Rear power take-off (PTO)|
|Sprayer||Tow-behind, 15 U.S. gal.
Tow-behind, 25 U.S. gal.
Mounted, 25 U.S. gal.
|Spreader||Tow-behind, 125 lb
Tow-behind, 175 lb
Mounted, 125 lb
|Front bumper||Styled bumper option|
|Weather protection||Weather enclosure|
|Rear receiver hitch|
|Bucket holder||Yes, double bucket|
|Grass striping||Lawn striping kit|
|Tractor shovel||40 in.
|Overall length||72 in.
|Width with mower||62.5 in.
|Width with mower (deflector raised for storage)||53.6 in.
|Width without mower||38.5 in.
|Weight||Mower, no fuel, 678 lb
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