200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (2024)

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (1) S240 with Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (2) S220 with Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck

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 speedsor in tall grass:

  • 4.97-in. (12.6-cm) depth throughout the entire deckshell for optimum mowing, mulching, and bagging performance
    • Optional MulchControl™ system provides superior mulching performance and versatility
  • Stamped-steel design eliminates sharp edges and corners where material can build up and diminishmowingperformance
  • Mower deck suspended from the vehiclefor a smooth and level cut
    • Adjustable mower wheels,positioned just above ground level,help reduce scalping
  • 0.25-in. (6.4-mm) cut-height increments allow the mower to be set at the desired cut height
  • Compatible with efficient 6.5-bu (229-L) two-bag material collection system
Excellent cut quality

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (3) 42A Mower Deck top (shown with optional MulchControl™)

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (4) 42A Mower Deck underside (shown with optional MulchControl)

Deep mower-deck stamping gives excellent cut quality. It allows the cut and suspended materialroom toexitthe deckwithout 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 designsbecause the additional depth allows for continuous circulation, optimal recutting, and an even distribution of clippings.
Productivity - gets the job done fast

Deep mower-deck stamping gives high productivity, which gets the job done fast. It allows the cut and suspended materialroom toexitthe deck quickly, reducing the amount of recutting so more power is available toprocess 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 chanceof plugging, especially important when operating in wet, thick, or dense grass and when bagging
  • Cut-and-throw chute has a large, optimized inlet which aids in collecting materialbyusing airflow from the large deck opening
Cleanliness - for the mower and the operator

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (5) Accel Deep 42A Mower Deck

Theflat-top shape of the deck stamping is optimal for keeping itself and the operator clean:

  • There are few placesto 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 buildup of material to interfere with the flow of air and clippings
    • Less need to clean and remove buildup of material fromunderside deck
  • The depth of the Accel Deep mower deck minimizes the amount of material thatescapes from the front of the deck
    • Limited amount of material to drift onto the operator and mower deck
    • Even flow ofmaterial discharged out the chute, less recutting results in larger pieces that are less likely to end up on the operator
    • Mulching prevents the discharge of material completely and MulchControl makes mulching a practical solution for most mowing situations.

Cleaning a mower deck, both top and bottom,is one of the most frequent maintenance activities:

  • The flat-top design reduces places for material to build up and makes material that does collect easy to remove.

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (6) Mower wash port

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (7) 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.
Mower blades

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (8) Mower blades shipped with the rear bagger chute

High-lift bagging blades are included with the bagger chute. They provide optimum performance when bagging in difficult conditions, such as when the grass is moist, dense, orlong:

  • High-lift bagging blades also work well when side discharging material.

Mulching blades are included with the optional MulchControl system. They can be used for mulching, side discharging, and bagging in most conditions.

Mower blade use chart

Mode(s) of operation Mower blade
Side discharging mode only Side-discharge blade (shipped with mower)
Bagging mode only Bagging blade (shipped with rear bagger)
Mulching mode only Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)
Side discharge and mulching Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)
Side discharge and bagging Bagging blade (shipped with rear bagger)
Side discharge, mulching, and bagging Mulching blade (shipped with MulchControl)
6.5-bu (229-L) rear bagger

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (9) Optional rear bagger

An optional6.5-bu (229-L) cut-and-throw rear bagger material collection system (MCS) is available and comes with bagging blades. Special blades are not required but they can be installed for enhanced performance.

The bagger provides an efficient means of collecting grass clippings and leaves. It can be set up without tools in minutes and has easy-to-empty bags.

Superior durability is designed in

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (10) Hinged spindle pocket cover on the 42A Mower Deck

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (11) Mower deck wheels are double captured for durability

The 42A Mower Deck has strong spindle pockets, to keep the bladesaligned, even after years of tough service:

  • Ribs in the deck shelladd strength where it is needed.
  • The 42A has a 16 percentheavier overall weight than theEdge™ Xtra 42-in. (107-cm) Mower Deck.

Mower wheels aredouble captured:

  • Provides greater strength and durability for longer, trouble-free life.
  • Single-bolt adjustment makes setting wheels to the correct height for the cutting height quick and easy.

Low-tension belt-drive design reduces the side load on the engines lower bearing and mower deck bearings for longer life.

Rolled outer edge of the deck 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

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (12) Rear MulchControl baffle (A) must be removed for bagging

200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (13) Rear MulchControl baffle removed allows for chute installation

The 42A MowerDeck is designed for maximum versatility, providing the greatest ease in changing from one mower discharge mode to another:

  • With an optional MulchControl system installed (along with the special mulching blades), changing from side discharging to mulching or vice versa is done with the simple flip of a lever or push of an electric switch.
  • The cut-and-throw rear bagger can be used with MulchControl by removing the rear MulchControl baffle (A) before installing the bagger chute. The baffle is held in place with two carriage bolts. To return to mulching, the chute needs to be removed and the baffle replaced.
200 Series Lawn Tractor | S240, 42-in. Deck (2024)


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