Z950R ZTrak™ Zero-Turn Mower

Z950R ZTrak™ Zero-Turn Mower

Overview

  • 7-Iron™ PRO Mowing Deck
  • Mulch On Demand™ Available
  • Propane Option Available
  • Cross-porting hydraulic transmission
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Features

Features

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Spindle assembly provides greater performance and reliability

Spindle assembly Spindle assembly
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On every John Deere ZTrak mower deck there are three 1-in. (2.5-cm) spindles that are cold-forged and heat-treated for strength without bulk. The spindles are supported by precision ball bearings, providing great performance and reliability.
 
The spindle housing is made of aircraft-grade ribbed cast aluminum. This unique casting design embosses reinforcing gussets in the housing, which adds both strength and cooling surface area that stands up to commercial applications.
 
These spindles can be greased from the top and require no disassembly to reach. Grease channels provide lubrication to both bearings.

Field-installed propane conversion kits for Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers, QuikTrak™ Mowers, and Commercial ZTrak™ Mowers

Propane conversion kit on a Walk-Behind Mower Propane conversion kit on a Walk-Behind Mower
Propane conversion kit on a ZTrak Mower Propane conversion kit on a ZTrak Mower

John Deere provides application-specific Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved field-installed propane conversion kits for specific John Deere Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers, QuikTrak Mowers, and ZTrak Mowers. The conversion kits include all components required to convert the engines to operate on propane fuel. Single-tank or dual-tank brackets (depending on the vehicle) are provided for securely holding the propane tank(s) to the vehicle.

Propane tanks are not included.

Optional altitude kit is required when operating at altitudes above 2000 ft (610 m). The operator’s manual provided with the propane conversion kit provides further details. Parts must be ordered separately through John Deere Parts.

Propane facts:

  • Propane is flammable and commonly used as a fuel.
  • The molecular formula of propane is C3H8, and it is in the family of liquefied petroleum gases (LP gases). The other LP gases include butane, propylene, butadiene, butylene, isobutylene, and mixtures thereof.
  • Propane is commonly available and has proven to be a dependable, safe, economical, and clean-burning fuel. It can be used as household fuel, industrial fuel, and fuel for internal combustion engines. Propane has been used as a fuel since 1910.
  • At atmospheric pressure, propane boils at -44°F (-42.2°C), meaning it typically exists as a vapor. However, when contained under pressure, such as in a propane cylinder, it can exist as a liquid.
  • Propane is naturally odorless, but includes an additive odorant, usually mercaptan, which gives it a distinct odor.
  • Vapor propane is heavier than air, meaning it will settle in low areas such as along the ground or in drains.

 Advantages of John Deere propane conversion kits include:

  • Reduced fuel costs, up to 30 percent depending on fuel prices
  • Lower emissions
  • Reduced fuel-system maintenance
  • Maintains John Deere warranty
  • EPA and CARB certified
  • May qualify for national and state rebate and incentive programs. Please visit www.propane.com/commercial-landscape/programs-and-incentives/ for further information.

Propane tank mounting bracket options:

Single propane tank shown on QuikTrak Mower Single propane tank shown on QuikTrak Mower
Dual propane tank shown on ZTrak Mower Dual propane tank shown on ZTrak Mower

 Optional tank and configurations and sizes are available to provide operators the ability to tailor for run time:

  • Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers have only a single-tank mounting option.
    • Single-tank bracket designed for one 20-lb (9.1-kg) or 33-lb (15-kg) Worthington tank.
      • Tank is not included.
  • QuikTrak Mowers have single-tank and dual-tank mounting options.
    • Single-tank right-side bracket designed for one 33-lb (15-kg) Worthington tank.
      • Tank is not included.
    • Dual-tank brackets designed for two 20-lb (9.1-kg) Worthington tanks.
      • Tanks are not included.
  • ZTrak Mowers have single-tank and dual-tank mounting options.
    • Single-tank left-side bracket designed for one 33-lb (15-kg) or 43-lb (19.5-kg) Worthington tank.
      • Tank is not included.
    • Dual-tank brackets designed for two 33-lb (15-kg) Worthington tanks.
      • Tanks are not included.
      • ZTrak Mowers with dual-tank configurations are not compatible with any material collections system.

NOTE: Reference the “Propane and Attachment Compatibility Chart” to determine tank configurations that are compatible.

Estimated run time comparison
Engine displacement  FS603cc FS726cc  FX726cc FX852cc
Average consumption (lb [kg]/hr) 3.9 (1.8) 4.2 (1.9) 4.2 (1.9) 5.8 (2.6)
Run time (hours) with 20-lb (9.1-kg) tank 5.1 4.8 4.8 3.4
Run time (hours) with 33.5-lb (15.2-kg) tank Not available 8.0 8.0 5.8
Run time (hours) with 43.5-lb (19.7-kg) tank Not available 10.4 10.4 7.5

 

Field-installed propane conversion kit compatibility:

NOTE: Conversion to propane is not intended for units with engines having more than 250 hours of use.

Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers

  WG Series WH Series WHP Series
Model                                 WG32A WG36A WG48A WH36A WH48A WH52A WH61A WHP36A WHP48A WHP52A WHP61A
Engine model FS481V FS481V FS481V FS481V FS600V FS600V FS691V FS481V FS600V FS600V FS691V
Engine displacement 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 726 cc 603 cc 603 cc 603 cc 726 cc
Propane kit model number Not available Not available Not available FS603cc FS603cc FS603cc FS726cc FS603cc FS603cc FS603cc FS726cc

QuikTrak Mowers

  E Series M Series R Series
Model                                  652E 636M 648M 652M 648R 652R 652R EFI 661R 661R EFI
Engine model FX691V FS600V FX691V FX691V FX691V FX730V ECV740 EFI FX730V ECV740 EFI
Engine displacement 726 cc 603 cc 726 cc 726 cc 726 cc 726 cc 747 cc 726 cc 747 cc
Propane kit model number FX726cc Not available Not available Not available FX726cc FX726cc Not available FX726cc Not available

Commercial ZTrak Mowers

  E Series M Series      R Series 
Model                                  Z915E Z920M Z925M FF Z930M Z930M EFI Z950M Z960M Z930R Z950R Z970R
Engine model CV742 FX730V FCV740 FX801V ECV749 FX850V FX921V FX801V FX850V FX1000V
Engine displacement 747 cc 726 cc 747 cc 852 cc 747 cc 852 cc 999 cc 852 cc 852 cc 999 cc
Propane kit model number Not available FX726cc* Not available FX852cc* Not available FX852cc* Not available FX852cc* FX852cc* Not available
*Not compatible with 48-in. (122-cm) Mower Decks.

Worthington tanks are manufactured by Worthington Industries, Inc.

Durable 7-Iron™ PRO decks pressed from a single piece of steel

72-in. (183-cm) 7-Iron PRO deck shown 72-in. (183-cm) 7-Iron PRO deck shown
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The ZTrak™ M and R Series Mowers are equipped with either a side-discharge or Mulch On Demand™ 7-Iron PRO deck.

7-Iron PRO mower decks have demonstrated quality, performance, and durability. It delivers a high quality cut in diverse conditions.

Key features of the 7-Iron PRO mower deck:

  • Deck is stamped from 7-gauge, 0.179-in. (4.6-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside, with fewer sharp corners for reduced material buildup.
  • Significantly fewer welds on the deck shell to wear or break- it is stamped from a single sheet of steel rather than multiple fabrications. Anti-skid step on the deck provides for easy machine mounting.
  • Higher blade tip speed than many competitors - 18,500 fpm (5,639 m/min) for more blade cuts per inch mowed.
  • A deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • The wider and higher discharge opening provides even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance in all conditions.
Mower rectangular leading-edge reinforcement Mower rectangular leading-edge reinforcement
Dual-captured anti-scalp wheel Dual-captured anti-scalp wheel

Key features of the 7-Iron PRO mower deck:

  • Deck has rectangular leading deck edge reinforcement and the rounded corners of the stamped deck help distribute impact stress to reduce the potential of damage when the mower contacts trees, rocks, curbs, and other fixed obstacles.
  • Dual-captured front and rear anti-scalp wheels provide deck flotation over even the toughest terrain.
  • Three 1-in. (2.5-cm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength without bulk and are supported by ball bearings, providing reliability and performance; spindle housings are ribbed cast aluminum providing both excellent strength and heat dissipation.
  • The front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass and reinforced with a square bar for durability. The front baffle has been redesigned to better manage airflow and control clippings.
  • Three spindle grease fittings are accessible from the top.
  • Blade overlap is 1.6 in. (40 mm), nearly 0.79 in. (20 mm) greater than previous decks, to reduce striping between blades.
  • Quick-change cutting-height adjustment.
7-Iron PRO mower deck
M Series R Series
Z920M - 48 in. (122 cm), 54 in. (137 cm), 60 in. (152 cm) Z930R - 54 in. (137 cm), 60 in. (152 cm)
Z925M Flex Fuel - 54 in. (137 cm), 60 in. (152 cm) Z950R - 60 in. (152 cm), 72 in. (183 cm)
Z930M - 54 in. (137 cm), 60 in. (152 cm) Z970R - 60 in. (152 cm), 72 in. (183 cm)
Z930M EFI - 60 in. (152 cm)  
Z950M - 60 in. (152 cm), 72 in. (183 cm)  
Z960M - 60 in. (152 cm), 72 in. (183 cm)  
Mower deck step shown on 72-in. (183-cm) mower Mower deck step shown on 72-in. (183-cm) mower
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The deck step safely aids the operator's entrance and egress from machine.

Three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty

Z930M ZTrak Mower Z930M ZTrak Mower
Z970R ZTrak Mower Z970R ZTrak Mower
E and M Series three-year/1200 hour bumper-to-bumper warranty

An exclusive two-year/unlimited hour, three-year/1200-hour (whichever comes first) bumper-to-bumper warranty is standard for all John Deere E and M Series Mowers. The warranty is best in class and places John Deere at the forefront of commercial mowing. It is also hassle free, with one company handling all of the paperwork.

36 months or 1200 hour, whichever comes first. First 24 months, no hour limitation.

R Series three-year/1500 hour bumper-to-bumper warranty

An exclusive two-year/unlimited hour, three-year/1500-hour (whichever comes first) bumper-to-bumper warranty is standard on all John Deere R Series mowers. The warranty is best in the industry and puts John Deere at the forefront of commercial mowing. It is also hassle free, with one company handling all of the paperwork.

36 months or 1500 hour, whichever comes first. First 24 months, no hour limitation.

Michelin® X® Tweel® Turf rear tire solution for ZTrak™ Mowers eliminates downtime and reduces the cost of operation

Flat-free rear tire on ZTrak Mower Flat-free rear tire on ZTrak Mower

John Deere leads the commercial zero-turn mower industry with use of the Michelin X Tweel Turf technology for the ZTrak Z900 Series Mowers.

 

Michelin is a world leader in tire manufacturing and technology. This airless radial tire solution is an industry first for John Deere, which provides an additional advantage to John Deere customers.

Advantages of the Michelin X Tweel Turf include:

  • Mowing performance is improved.
    • Reduced rutting because the Michelin X Tweel Turf has more support across the surface for improved flotation and better ground contact.
    • Unique energy transfer within the poly-resin spokes reduces the bounce associated with pneumatic tires.
    • Excellent curb climbing due to the Michelin X Tweel Turf construction and flexibility.
    • More consistent cut quality because inconsistent tire pressure is eliminated.
  • Uptime is improved.
    • The exclusive technology eliminates downtime and associated cost due to flat or damaged tires.
    • Punctures and sidewall damage no longer result in downtime.
  • Cost of operation is reduced.
    • Cost of repairs and maintenance is reduced. One single unit replaces the current tire, wheel, and valve assembly. There is no need for complex tire-mounting equipment.
    • No need to spend time checking and optimizing tire pressure.
    • The need to purchase and stock plug kits and spare tires is eliminated, particularly for professional landscape contractors and government agencies who normally stock them.
    • The tire tread will last up to three times longer than current pneumatic tires because automotive-grade rubber is used for the tread.
Michelin X Tweel Turf Michelin X Tweel Turf
Michelin X Tweel Turf Michelin X Tweel Turf

Heavy-duty construction provides the ultimate in performance and reliable operation:

  • High-strength poly-resin spokes carry the load.
  • Four-hole, heavy-duty steel hub easily bolts onto any 54-in. (137-cm), 60-in. (152-cm), or 72-in. (183-cm) John Deere ZTrak 900 B/M/R Series Mower with 24x12-12 tires.
  • Deep, open-tread design provides excellent cleaning and traction.
  • Zero degree, high-tensile proprietary carcass provides great lateral stiffness while resisting damage from impact and penetration.

NOTE: Tweels are not compatible with the ZTrak Z997R Diesel.

Michelin, X, and Tweel are trademarks of Michelin North America, Inc.

Powerful 27-hp (20.1-kW) commercial grade engine delivers class-leading performance and efficiency

Z950M and Z950R engine Z950M and Z950R engine
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The Z950M and Z950R are powered by an air-cooled, vertical shaft engine:

  • 27-hp (20.1-kW) gas engine

Engine features include:

  • Overhead valve design
    • More horsepower and torque per cubic inch of displacement
    • Better fuel efficiency
  • Full-pressure lubrication with full-flow filter
    • Reduces engine wear by ensuring proper lubrication, even when operating on hillsides or uneven terrain
    • Oil filter helps keep oil clean for increased engine life
    • V-twin big block design
  • Vertical shaft
  • Easy-access dual element air filter with quick release latch
  • 15-amp alternator
  • Fuel pump
  • Complies with strict EPA and CARB emission standards without loss of horsepower or torque
  • Aluminum block engines
    • Effectively dissipate heat
    • Lightweight and strong construction
    • Extend engine life due to elimination of debilitating engine temperatures
    • Air-cooled engine design

Available Mulch On Demand™ deck

Mulch On Demand mower deck Mulch On Demand mower deck
Mower deck with chute closed Mower deck with chute closed

The Mulch On Demand mower deck delivers unprecedented levels of productivity and versatility to commercial mower operation. With the ability to switch between side discharge and mulching operation with the flip of a lever as you mow, keeping most clippings out of landscaping features and where they are wanted is extremely easy.

Mulch on Demand open Mulch on Demand open
Mulch on Demand closed (latch standard on MCS-equipped models only) Mulch on Demand closed (latch standard on MCS-equipped models only)
Lever position open (latch standard on MCS-equipped models only) Lever position open (latch standard on MCS-equipped models only)
Lever position closed Lever position closed

Key features of the 7-Iron PRO Mulch On Demand mower deck:

  • Deck can be converted from a wide-open side discharge mode to a fully chambered mulching mode with a single move of a lever. Note: Mulch On Demand decks are a balance between a side discharge deck and a side discharge deck with a mulching kit.
  • Deck is stamped from 7-gauge, 0.179-in. (4.6-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside, with fewer sharp corners, for reduced material buildup.
  • Significantly fewer welds on the deck shell to wear or break- it is stamped from a single sheet of steel rather than multiple fabrications. Anti-skid step on the deck provides for easy machine mounting.
  • Mulch On Demand decks are superior to aftermarket chute blockers due to the movable baffles.
  • Higher blade tip speed than many competitors - 18,500 fpm (5,639 m/min) for more blade cuts per inch mowed.
  • Rounded corners of the stamped deck help distribute impact stress to reduce the potential of damage when the mower contacts trees, rocks, curbs, and other fixed obstacles.
  • Deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • Wider and higher discharge opening provides even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance in all conditions.
  • Three 1-in. (2.5 cm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength without bulk and are supported by ball bearings, providing reliability and performance; spindle housings are ribbed cast aluminum providing both excellent strength and heat dissipation.
  • The front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass and reinforced with a square bar for durability. The front baffle has been redesigned to better manage airflow and control clippings.
  • Dual-captured anti-scalp wheels provide deck flotation over even the toughest terrain.
  • Three greasable spindle zerks accessible from the top.
  • Blade overlap is 1.6 in. (40 mm), nearly 0.79 in. (20 mm) greater than previous decks, to reduce striping between blades.
  • Quick-change cutting-height adjustment.
7-Iron PRO Mulch On Demand mower deck
M Series R Series
Z920M - 48-in. (122-cm) MOD Z930R - 54-in. (137-cm) MOD
Z925M EFI-FF - 54-in. (137-cm) MOD Z950R - 60-in. (152-cm) MOD
Z930M - 54-in. (137-cm) MOD
Z930M - 60-in. (152-cm) MOD
Z970R - 60-in. (152-cm) MOD
Z930M EFI - 60-in. (152-cm) MOD  
Z950M - 60-in. (152-cm) MOD  
Z960M - 60-in. (152-cm) MOD  

Standard comfort and convenience allows for easy deck height adjustment and PTO shutoff

Comfort and convenience handles Comfort and convenience handles
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The comfort and convenience package combines large, ergonomically angled control levers with specially padded grips to provide unmatched comfort and reduced fatigue:

  • Keeps hands on the control sticks to minimize equipment damage and make them more comfortable over long operating days

The control levers have built-in electronic controls to raise or lower the mower deck or disengage the mower blades.

Control buttons Control buttons

The push button (A) on the left motion control lever raises the mower deck.

The push button (B) on the right-hand control lever shuts off the power take-off (PTO).

Once the PTO has been shut off using the button, the PTO switch must be pushed down and pulled up again to engage the PTO.

Three seat choices that offer exceptional operator comfort

Deluxe and isolation seat Deluxe and isolation seat
Suspension seat Suspension seat

There are three seating options available on the M and R Series. The deluxe comfort seat from the Z900A Series is standard on all Z900 Series models. In addition, there is now an isolation seat option that is available on the M and R Series which reduces vibration and increases operator comfort. A full suspension seat is also offered. The full suspension seat also offers adjustable back angle as well as adjustable lumbar support. All seats are factory installed.

 

Standard and isolated seats have rubber springs to increase ride comfort. A convenient seat latch makes it easy to lift the seat.

Specifications

Engine

Manufacturer
Model no. FX850V
Horsepower (gross) At 3,600 rpm, 27 hp
20.1 kW
Displacement 52 cu in.
852 cc
Cylinders Two
Crankcase capacity With filter, 2 U.S. qt
1.9 L
Oil filter Full flow, replaceable
Lubrication Full pressure
Cooling Air
Air cleaner Pre-cleaner
Yes
Heavy-duty canister type with safety element

Fuel system

Fuel type Gasoline
Fuel consumption Under normal conditions, load, operation, and dependent on loads and operating conditions 1.1-1.9 U.S. gal./hr
4.2-7.2 L/hr
Fuel tank capacity 11.5 U.S. gal.
43.5 L
Fuel tank switch/shut-off valve Yes

Electrical system

Charge system 20 amp
Battery voltage 12 V
Cold cranking amp 300 amp
Hour meter Standard, digital
Operator presence starting system Brake-N-Go (foot)

Drivetrain

Wheel motors Tuff Torq heavy-duty integrated piston wheel motor
Travel speed Forward
0-12 mph
19.3 km/hReverse
0-4.5 mph
0-7.2 km/h
Speed and direction control Twin levers
Hydraulic capacity 5.9 U.S. qt
5.6 L
Hydraulic oil cooler
Filter Internal, replaceable
Hydraulic pumps

Tires

Drive tires 24x12-12
Rear tires
Load rating 4 PR

Brakes

Dynamic braking Twin levers
Park brake Internal wet disk integrated in the transmission
Park brake actuation Foot brake

PTO

Type Electro-magnetic, 225 lb-ft
305 Nm
Drive V-belt

Mower decks

Available widths 60, 72 in.
152, 183
Deck construction 7-Iron PRO, one-piece stamped steel with reinforcements
Deck thickness 7 gauge
0.18 in.
4.6 mm
Discharge Side, MOD
Height-of-cut range Increments
0.25 in.
0.64 cm
1-5.5 in.
2.54-14 cm
Cutting width 60, 72 in.
152, 183 cm

Blades

Length Varies by deck size
Thickness 0.25 in.
0.64 cm
Tip speed Approximately 18,000 fpm
5,486 m/min
Number Three

Wheels

Caster wheel type Flat free
Caster wheel size 13x6.5-6
Front anti-scalp rollers RH, center, LH
Rear anti-scalp rollers Optional

Dimensions

Length 84 in.
213 cm
Width With chute down, 74, 86 in.
188, 218 cm
Height With ROPS up, 73 in.
185 cm
With ROPS down, 47 in.
119 cm
Weight 1,292 to 1,340 lb
586 to 608 kg

Additional information

Date collected 24-Apr-2017