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  • Heavy-duty frame provides strength and durability
    Z955R EFI model shown with optional X® Tweel® Turf airless radial tire technology
    Z955R EFI model shown with optional X® Tweel® Turf airless radial tire technology
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    The durability features of the frame are as follows:

    • Heavy-duty, thick-gauge, steel channel mainframe for strength and durability
    • Cast I-beam caster arms to handle the beating and pounding professional mowers receive
    • Wide-open access for maintenance and cleaning
    Two-piece rear bumper provides protection
    Illustration of ZTrak™ mower rear bumper
    Illustration of ZTrak™ mower rear bumper

    A steel rear bumper provides protection for the machine. The bumper is made of two pieces, making it easy to remove and install when using a material collection system (MCS).

    A rear hitch can be added to the steel bumper for towing purposes. ZTrak E, M, and R Series Mowers can tow up to 400 lb (181.4 kg).

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

  • Mower is easy to service with many accessible components
    Z955R EFI left front view
    Z955R EFI left front view

    The design of the Z900 Series makes many service components reachable and easily accessible from the ground.

    • Large, open engine compartment at the rear of the machine provides convenient servicing and ensures the engine heat is directed away from the operator.
    Flip-up foot panel
    Flip-up foot panel
    Flip-up seat
    Flip-up seat
    Onboard maintenance chart
    Maintenance chart
    Maintenance chart

    All ZTrak™ Mowers come with an onboard maintenance chart that is conveniently located inside the right-hand console. The service interval chart gives necessary service intervals.

    Diagnostics
    Hour meter (M Series pictured)
    Hour meter (M Series pictured)
    Diagnostic chart
    Diagnostic chart

    The hour meter shows the number of hours the machine is run when the key switch is in the on position. It only counts the hours the engine is actually running. Machine diagnostics are the first step of a monitoring system to help operators quickly diagnose common downtime issues. A trouble code light is included on the hour meter.

     

    Use of the hour meter and service interval chart helps determine when the machine will need service.

  • Powerful 23.5-hp (17.5-kW) commercial-grade engine delivers class-leading performance and efficiency
    Z920M engine
    Z920M engine
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    The Z920M is powered by an air-cooled, vertical shaft engine:

    • 23.5-hp (17.5-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
    • 20-amp alternator
    • Fuel pump
    • Aluminum block engines
      • Effectively dissipate heat
      • Lightweight and strong construction
      • Extend engine life due to elimination of debilitating engine temperatures
      • Air-cooled engine design
    Air cleaner filters out dust that can damage an engine
    Engine air cleaner
    Engine air cleaner
    Air cleaner cover removed
    Air cleaner cover removed

    ZTrak™ Z900 Mowers are equipped with a dual-element, canister-style air filter, easily accessible from the rear of the machine without tools.

    • The filtration system pulls clean air from above the engine, in turn filtering out the dust that can damage an engine over time.
    • Filters are extremely easy to change when required.
    • Pre-cleaner provides more protection against contamination in dusty and dirty applications.
    Mow all day on a single tank of fuel with efficient and easy-to-fill fuel tank
    Fuel tank and filler neck
    Fuel tank and filler neck
    Fuel filler neck
    Fuel filler neck

    The ZTrak Z900 Mowers are equipped with one single-fill, top-draw fuel tank:

    • 11.5-U.S. gal. (43.5-L) capacity enables operators to mow all day without refueling.
    • The fuel gauge makes it quick and easy to see how much fuel is in the tank.
    • Top draw provides added safety.
    • A large fuel-filler neck is angled to make it easy for an operator to complete the fueling process.

    Under normal conditions, load, and operation, fuel consumption for the Z900 ZTrak Mowers is 1.5 U.S. gph (5.7 L/hr) to 2.2 U.S. gph (8.3 L/hr), depending on the horsepower and conditions.

  • Three-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty
    Z955M ZTrak™ Mower
    Z955M ZTrak™ Mower
    Z955R ZTrak Mower
    Z955R ZTrak Mower
    E and M Series 3-year, 1500-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty

    An exclusive 2-year, unlimited hour/3-year, 1500-hour (whichever comes first) bumper-to-bumper warranty is standard for all John Deere E and M Series Mowers. The warranty is best in its class and places John Deere at the forefront of commercial mowing. It is also hassle free, with one company handling all of the paperwork.

    NOTE: 36 months or 1500 hours, whichever comes first. For the first 24 months, there is no hour limitation.

    R Series 3-year, 1500-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty

    An exclusive 2-year, unlimited hour/3-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.

    NOTE: 36 months or 1500 hours, whichever comes first. For the first 24 months, there is no hour limitation.

    Mower decks are safety certified
    Z950M ZTrak Mower
    Z950M ZTrak Mower

    Mowers decks are evaluated by the manufacturer (John Deere Turf Care) and conform to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B71.4 2004 safety certification specifications for commercial turf care equipment.

  • Michelin® X® Tweel® Turf airless radial tire technology for ZTrak™ Mowers eliminates downtime and reduces cost of operation
    Flat-free rear tire shown on ZTrak™ Mower
    Flat-free rear tire shown on ZTrak™ Mower

    John Deere provides the commercial mower industry with the Michelin X Tweel Turf technology for Commercial ZTrak Mowers:

    • 24x12N12 as an ordering option code for ZTrak Gas Mowers with 54 in., 60 in., and 72 in. (137-cm, 152-cm, and 183-cm) Mower Decks
      • 24x12N12 is also available as base code equipment for ZTrak Gas Mowers with 54 in., 60 in., and 72 in. (137-cm, 152-cm, and 183-cm) Mower Decks (ordering information available at Configurator on the Tweel model page)
    • 24x12N12 as an ordering option code for ZTrak Z994R Diesel with 54 in., 60 in., and 72 in. (137-cm, 152-cm, and 183 cm) Mower Decks
    • 26x12N12 as an ordering option code for Z997R Diesel with 60 in. and 72 in. (152-cm and 183-cm) Mower Decks

    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.
      • Rutting is reduced 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 is possible due to the Michelin X Tweel Turf construction and flexibility.
      • More consistent cut quality is achieved 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 for durability.
    • 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: In some cases, different size Tweel tires are required depending on the mower deck size.

    Tires deliver exceptional traction and maneuverability
    Drive tire
    Drive tire
    Front caster tire
    Front caster tire

    The ZTrak M Series Mowers with 48-in. (122-cm) mower decks come with 24x9.5-12 4 PR drive tires. M Series Mowers with 54-in. (137-cm), 60-in. (152-cm), and 72-in. (183-cm) decks come with 24x12-12 4 PR drive tires. All M Series Mowers are equipped with 13x6.5-6 front flat-free semi-pneumatic caster tires for the following:

    • Excellent traction, flotation, and curb climbing
    • Low center of gravity to increase hillside mowing capability
    • Caster wheels and caster wheel towers with sealed bearings for long life and easy steering
    • Offset front caster wheels to help improve the inside corner-trim performance and also reduce between-blade striping

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

  • 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) 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.

    An optional altitude kit is required when operating at altitudes above 2000 ft (610 m). The operator’s manual 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 tanks shown on ZTrak Mower
    Dual propane tanks shown on ZTrak Mower

     Optional tank 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.
      • The single-tank bracket is 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.
      • The single-tank, right-side bracket is designed for one 33-lb (15-kg) Worthington tank.
        • Tank is not included.
      • The dual-tank brackets are designed for two 20-lb (9.1-kg) Worthington tanks.
        • Tanks are not included.
    • ZTrak Mowers have single-tank and dual-tank mounting options.
      • The single-tank, left-side bracket is designed for one 33-lb (15-kg) or 43-lb (19.5-kg) Worthington tank.
        • Tank is not included.
      • The dual-tank brackets are 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 collection systems.

    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 (model year 2018 and prior)

      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 Z930M Z945M EFI Z950M  Z955M EFI Z960M Z930R Z950R Z955R EFI Z970R
    Engine model CV742 FX730V FX801V ECV850 EFI FX850V ECV860J EFI FX921V FX801V FX850V ECV860J EFI FX1000V
    Engine displacement 747 cc 726 cc 852 cc 824 cc 852 cc 824 cc 999 cc 852 cc 852 cc 824 cc 999 cc
    Propane kit model number Not available FX726cc* FX852cc* Not available FX852cc* Not available Not available FX852cc* FX852cc* Not available Not available
    *Not compatible with 48-in. (122-cm) mower decks.

    Worthington tanks are manufactured by Worthington Industries, Inc.

  • 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 the operator mows, 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 material collection system [MCS] equipped models only)
    Mulch On Demand closed (latch standard on material collection system [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 iron 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.
    • Quick-release belt covers do not require tools or the removal of a ring clip; just lift one corner of the cover and rotate it slightly to remove.
      • A hole in the deck tab is provided for use of an optional ring clip for extra security, if desired.
      • This makes it quick and easy for you to clean out trash that may collect around the spindle sheave.
    • 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) Mulch On Demand Z930R - 54-in. (137-cm) Mulch On Demand
    Z930M - 60-in. (152-cm) Mulch On Demand Z950R - 60-in. (152-cm) Mulch On Demand
    Z945M EFI - 60-in. (152-cm) Mulch On Demand Z970R - 60-in. (152-cm) Mulch On Demand
    Z950M - 54-in. (137-cm) Mulch On Demand
    Z950M - 60-in. (152-cm) Mulch On Demand
     
    Z960M - 60-in. (152-cm) Mulch On Demand  
  • Protective zone around the operator is provided by the rollover protective structure (ROPS)
    Z915E with 60-in. (152-cm) Mower Deck
    Z915E with 60-in. (152-cm) Mower Deck

    The spacious operator station has been designed for comfort, visibility, and ease of use:

    • Getting on and off is easy with the flat operator platform.
    • Convenient-to-use controls located close to the operator are color coded and designed for easy identification and operation.

    The ROPS and seat belt work in conjunction to provide a protective zone around the operator:

    • It reduces the operator’s risk of being crushed under the vehicle should it overturn.
    • When used with the seatbelt, the ROPS can reduce the severity of injury in the event of a rollover.
      • Use of the seat belt is recommended when operating with ROPS in the upright position.
    ROPS in upright position
    ROPS in upright position
    ROPS in intermediate position
    ROPS in intermediate position
    ROPS in down position
    ROPS in down position

    Foldable ROPS and retractable seat belt are standard equipment:

    • Position adjustment pins provide a good grip and make changing the angle of the ROPS easier.
    • The ROPS can be pinned in an intermediate position to accommodate machines equipped with a material collection system.
    • Under normal operation, the ROPS should be in the upright position.
    • See Operator’s Manual for more information on ROPS.
    • Door height of most garages will accommodate the machine with ROPS in the raised position.
      • Easy-fold ROPS improves the ability to store the ZTrak™ mower in structures with a lower door opening.
    ROPS position Height at top of ROPS
    Upright 73 in. (185 cm)
    Down 47 in. (119 cm)
  • Three seat choices with ComfortGlide™ fore/aft suspension offer exceptional operator comfort

    There are three seating options available for the M Series, all of which are factory installed:

    1. Deluxe comfort seat with armrests
    2. Deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation
    3. Fully adjustable suspension seat with armrests
    ComfortGlide fore/aft suspension
    ComfortGlide fore/aft suspension control lever
    ComfortGlide fore/aft suspension control lever

    Each seat has the ComfortGlide fore/aft suspension system that gives superior ride comfort over uneven areas:

    • Seat can travel up to 2 in. (50.8 mm) fore and aft to absorb bumps for a significant enhancement to ride comfort.
    • Control lever provides the ability to easily lock out fore/aft suspension movement if desired.
    • One lever has three functions:
      • Slide seat forward and back 3 in. (10.2 cm) to allow the operator the ability to choose the leg room needed
      • Activate ComfortGlide fore/aft seat suspension
      • Lock out ComfortGlide fore/aft seat suspension
    Deluxe comfort seat with armrests
    Deluxe comfort seat with armrests
    Deluxe comfort seat with armrests

    The deluxe comfort seat with armrests is standard on all E and M Series models:

    • Rubber springs are provided to increase ride comfort.
    • A convenient seat latch makes it easy to lift the seat.
    • The seat is factory installed.
    Deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation
    Deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation
    Deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation
    Rubber isolation mount
    Rubber isolation mount

    The deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation is available on the E, M, and R Series:

    • Rubber springs are provided to isolate the seat base and to increase ride comfort.
    • A convenient seat latch makes it easy to lift the seat.
    • Isolation mounting is a good feature to reduce vibration for operators who do not require the fully adjustable suspension seat option.
    • Factory installed on Z900s ordered with the deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation option.
    Fully adjustable suspension seat with armrests
    Fully adjustable, mechanical suspension-seat
    Fully adjustable, mechanical suspension-seat
    Suspension seat control
    Suspension seat control

    A fully adjustable suspension seat with armrests option is available on the M and R Series:

    • Adjustable back angle is provided for individual operator comfort.
    • Adjustable lumbar support helps to suit the needs of the operator.
    • A suspension seat control dial gives easy adjustment for operator weight and ride comfort.
    • A convenient seat latch provides ease of lifting the seat.
    • On Z900s ordered with the fully adjustable suspension seat with armrests option, it is factory installed.
    Designed for operator comfort
    Operator station
    Operator station

    Two-lever hydrostatic control provides the following:

    • The operator can select the ground speed and direction control simply by moving levers forward or reverse.
    • Positive neutral lock position for levers provides added safety.
    • Brake & Go operator-presence system returns levers to the neutral position when the brake pedal is actively engaged. 
    • Starting the machines is as easy as starting a car. It no longer matters if the control levers are extended out or pulled in, as long as the parking brake is engaged. Just turn the key and go.
    • Wide-bend, large-diameter steering levers swing out easily for entry and exit from the operator platform.
    Brake & Go starting system
    Parking brake pedal (Z900R Series)
    Parking brake pedal (Z900R Series)
    Parking brake lever (Z900 E and M Series)
    Parking brake lever (Z900 E and M Series)

    The Brake & Go starting system is a John Deere exclusive. This feature makes the starting process on all ZTrak™ mowers easier, while also making it possible to remove two interlock switches from the machine.
     
    The Brake & Go starting procedure helps a novice operator look and feel like a professional. To start the machine, the parking brake must be engaged. It does not matter whether the power take-off (PTO) switch is on or off, nor does it matter if the control levers are pulled in or in the out position.
     
    As long as the parking brake is engaged, the machine will start. When the parking brake is applied, the control levers cannot be moved to the forward or reverse positions.

    Adjustable levers
    Adjustable levers
    Adjustable levers

    The motion control levers have two height positions and can also be adjusted forward or rearward within the slotted holes. The levers should be adjusted so the operator can achieve a full range of control operation comfortably.

    Tracking adjustment
    Tracking adjustment
    Tracking adjustment

    The easy-to-turn (from-the-seat) tracking adjustment allows operators to keep their mowers straight and produce professional striping results.

    Onboard storage and cup holder
    Onboard storage
    Onboard storage
    Cup holder
    Cup holder

    Several storage areas are provided on the ZTrak machines. A convenient cup holder is also available.

    Right-hand control panel
    Right-hand control panel
    Right-hand control panel
    Right-hand control panel
    Right-hand control panel

    The controls are grouped together on the right console, providing one central location for key switch, throttle, PTO engagement, height-of-cut, diagnostics, and hour meter.

    • Rocker-type PTO switch
    • Height-of-cut knob with transport lock
    • Key switch
    • Hour meter
    • Throttle
    • Separate choke control
      • Easy choke operation yields less fouling of plugs
      • No choke required for the electronic fuel injection (EFI) models
    Easy-to-operate height-of-cut adjustment enables on-the-go changes
    Mower deck height adjustment knob
    Mower deck height adjustment knob

    An easy-to-use cutting-height lift system allows the operator to adjust the mower deck height with no tools and minimal effort. The easy-to-grip knob allows operators to dial in the desired height of cut (HOC).

    Cutting height can be adjusted from approximately 1 in. to 5.5 in. (2.5 cm to 14 cm). Each increment on the knob adjusts the HOC approximately 0.25 in. (0.64 cm). The deck can also be raised and locked in a transport position to provide maximum ground clearance when moving the machine from one area to another.

    The transport lock function allows the deck to be returned to the previous HOC after being in the transport position:

    • Use the foot-lift pedal to lift the deck and engage the transport lock.
    • Rotate the knob to adjust from 1 in. to 5.5 in. (2.5 cm to 14 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64 cm) increments.

    This design increases productivity by allowing operators to change the cutting height without having to leave the seat.

  • Extra reliability and long life with cast-iron blade spindle housings
    Cast-iron mower spindle
    Cast-iron mower spindle
    Cast-iron mower spindle
    Cast-iron mower spindle

    Extra reliability and long life with cast-iron blade spindle housings:

    • Superior impact strength with ductile cast-iron material
    • Gusseted design puts reinforcement where it is needed
    • Strength of cast iron protects against damage from blade impacts
    • Easy access grease fittings are mounted at the top of the spindle shafts for convenience
    • Grease pressure-relief valve minimizes seal damage from overfilling with grease and keeps debris from entering housing
    • Chance of deck shell damage is minimized with the 8-in. (20.3-cm) diameter housing and six mounting bolts that distribute loads and impacts
    • Ability to be reliably rebuilt is provided by use of cast iron
  • Durable hydrostatic drive train that delivers better cooling and provides easy access
    Heavy-duty ground drive
    Heavy-duty ground drive

    The hydrostatic drive features two 13-cc (0.8-cu in.) unitized hydraulic pumps combined with commercial-grade, heavy-duty wheel motors into a single unit.

    One pump and one motor drive each wheel on the ZTrak™ E and M Series Mowers. This provides several benefits:

    • Exceptional cooling in high-load conditions
    • Easy-to-check level and refill hydraulic oil
    • Opens up access under the seat
  • Extra durability and mowing performance from 7-Iron™ PRO Side-Discharge 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

    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. They deliver 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. An anti-skid step on the deck provides easy machine mounting.
    • Extra reliability and long life with cast-iron blade spindle housings.
    • 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.
    • Quick-release belt covers do not require tools or the removal of a ring clip; just lift one corner of the cover and rotate it slightly to remove.
      • A hole in the deck tab is provided for use of an optional ring clip for extra security, if desired.
      • This makes it quick and easy for you to clean out trash that may collect around the spindle sheave.
    Mower rectangular leading-edge reinforcement
    Mower rectangular leading-edge reinforcement
    Dual-captured anti-scalp wheel
    Dual-captured anti-scalp wheel
    • 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 iron providing both excellent strength and heat dissipation.
    • The front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass and is 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. (40.6 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)
    Z930M - 54 in. (137 cm), 60 in. (152 cm) Z950R - 60 in. (152 cm), 72 in. (183 cm)
    Z945M EFI - 60 in. (152 cm) Z955R EFI - 60 in. (152 cm)
    Z950M - 60 in. (152 cm), 72 in. (183 cm) Z970R - 60 in. (152 cm), 72 in. (183 cm)
    Z955M EFI - 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

    The deck step safely aids the operator's entrance and egress from machine.

Blades

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