48-in. (122-cm) Accel Deep™ (48A) Mower Deck cuts clean and is versatile
X730 Tractor with 48A Mower Deck

X730 Tractor with 48A Mower Deck

48A Mower Deck

48A Mower Deck

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:
  • 4.83-in. (12.3-cm) depth throughout the entire deck shell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
    • Optional MulchControl™ attachment 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 is suspended from the vehicle for a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels, positioned just above ground level, help prevent scalping.
Excellent cut quality
 
48A Mower top

48A Mower top

48A Mower underside

48A Mower underside

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 - getting the job done fast
 
Right side of Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)

Right side of Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)

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:
  • Greatly improves mowers 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
  • The 48A Power Flow™ blower has an inlet housing with over 50 percent greater area than the 48X Power Flow blower used on previous machines.
Cleanliness - for the mower and the operator
 
Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)

Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X380 Tractor)

Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X300 Series Tractor)

Accel Deep 48A Mower Deck (shown on X300 Series Tractor)

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 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 for material discharged out the chute, less re-cutting results in larger pieces that are less likely to end up on the operator
    • Mulching prevents the discharge of material completely and the MulchControl attachment makes mulching a practical solution for most mowing situations.
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
 
Spindle pocket with flip-up cover

Spindle pocket with flip-up cover

Easy-to-adjust mower wheel and mower side reinforcement

Easy-to-adjust mower wheel and mower side reinforcement

The 48A 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 48A has a 23 percent heavier overall weight than the Edge™ Xtra 48-in. (122-cm) mower deck used on previous machines.
Mower wheels are heavy duty:
  • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life.
  • Setting wheels to the correct height for the cutting height is quick and easy.
Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on mower 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.
Versatility - easy to change between side discharge, mulch, and bagging modes
 
MulchControl option
 
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.
    • The MulchControl baffle, or divider, between the left and middle spindles is about half way down. The height is designed to balance the mulching and side-discharge modes.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is open, the divider between the left and middle spindles passes a portion of the material to the discharge opening, along with the material from the middle and right spindle areas.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, the material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.
MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl baffle closed

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 of 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
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.
Power Flow material collection systems
 
Optional 7-bu (247-L) 2-bag Power Flow rear bagger shown

Optional 7-bu (247-L) 2-bag Power Flow rear bagger shown

Power Flow blower

Power Flow blower

A variety of material collection systems is available for use with the Power Flow blower:
  • 7-bu (247-L) 2-bag Power Flow rear bagger
  • 14-bu (493-L) 3-bag Power Flow rear bagger
  • 19-bu (670-L) MC519 Cart
The Power Flow blower and chute are easy to install. The Power Flow blower swings out for easy cleanout and cleanup.
Optional Equipment On : X710, X730, X734, X739, X750, X754, X758
 
Last Updated : 20-Apr-2016