7-Gauge, High-Strength Steel
The TURBO FORCE deck is constructed of 7-gauge, high-strength steel which is 33% thicker and 32% higher in yield strength than ordinary 10-gauge commercial steel used in 7/10 decks. The combined effect is 75% stronger, so it easily handles the most demanding conditions and resists damage from impacts and abrasion.
A Flat Crisp Cut with Precision Blades
(.250) thick precision blades resist flexing to provide a flat, crisp cut. High-strength, heat-treated alloy steel survives impacts and provides resistance to the rapid wear commonly associated with abrasive conditions. Options include Recycler® and Atomic® mulching blades, medium sail Bahai blades, and low sail sand blades.
Exclusive TURBO FORCE Deck
High-capacity TURBO FORCE decks deliver unsurpassed strength, a superior cut, and increased productivity in extreme mowing conditions. Equipped with a patented adjustable baffle, TURBO FORCE decks can be fine-tuned in order to conquer changing turf conditions.
Industry’s Toughest Spindle Assembly
The cast iron spindle housings feature a massive 22.9 cm diameter base and eight-bolt mounting pattern that spread impact loads across a broader area of the robust deck shell. Combine that with the high-efficiency, tapered roller bearings that offer greater durability than spindles that use ball bearings. The result is greater stability and strength, providing longer deck and spindle life.
Patented Adjustable Baffle
Allows operator to achieve maximum cutting performance by fine-tuning deck to conquer changing conditions, unique job sites or different times of the season. In extreme conditions, the baffle can be opened in order to conserve power and achieve faster mowing speeds. In less demanding conditions, the baffle can be closed to yield micro-sized particles and maximise discharge velocity.
Rubber Discharge Chute
High performance rubber discharge chute allows for close trimming without damaging chute or landscape structures. Patented design provides exceptional clipping dispersion.
Smarter design in a bull-nose bumper.
7-gauge bull-nose bumper not only protects against frontal impacts, but also contains an integral underskirt to minimise blowout of debris and dust. The bottom, leading edge of the deck is raised 6.35 mm, allowing grass to stand more upright when entering the cutting chamber, ensuring a level cut. Leaf “ploughing” during spring and fall clean-up also is significantly reduced.
Convenience and Comfort
Operator controls are conveniently located. Large 4.1 cm diameter steering levers increase comfort and reduce fatigue. Handy storage compartment provides location for cell phone, tools, and more. Built-in cup holder provided.
Folding Rollover Protection System (ROPS)
A Rollover Protection System (ROPS), complete with seat belt, comes standard for operator protection in the case of accidental rollovers and tipovers. In situations where sufficient vertical clearance is not available, such as loading on an enclosed trailer, the ROPS can be temporarily unlocked and folded down.
Operator Information Center
The instrument panel includes a digital hour meter, fuel gauge, and voltage meter, as well as diagnostic indicators for the safety interlock system.
Smooth, Powerful Response
The new unitised pump and wheel motor use proven commercial hydraulic components while eliminating hoses and other potential leak points. You’ll get a smoother, faster response while enjoying an even more reliable machine.
Model Year 2008 and Prior: 1 year limited, 2 year engine, hydrostatic and deck shell and 3 year spindle assembly. (Third year parts only).
Model Year 2009 and later: 4 year / 1,200-hour limited warranty, with limited lifetime frame warranty.
Heavy Duty Air Cleaner
Deluxe 2-stage air cleaner protects engine from contaminants and prolongs product life. Standard on Z450 PRO Performance and available as an optional upgrade on Z440 PRO Value models.