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.
The Z970R is powered by an air-cooled, vertical shaft engine:
Engine features include:
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:
Key features of the 7-Iron PRO mower deck:
The deck step safely aids the operator's entrance and egress from machine.
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.
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.
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:
Heavy-duty construction provides the ultimate in performance and reliable operation:
NOTE: Tweels are not compatible with the ZTrak Z997R Diesel.Michelin, X, and Tweel are trademarks of Michelin North America, Inc.
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.
Key features of the 7-Iron PRO Mulch On Demand mower deck:
The comfort and convenience package combines large, ergonomically angled control levers with specially padded grips to provide unmatched comfort and reduced fatigue:
The control levers have built-in electronic controls to raise or lower the mower deck or disengage the mower blades.
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.
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.