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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.
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.
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The front light kit provides the ability to mow at twilight, increasing productivity hours.
Includes instructions, two lights, and mounting hardware.
The rear hitch acts as a mounting point for rear and tow-behind attachments:
The field-installed isolated suspension seat kit for the gas Z900 ZTrak Mowers provides operators with maximum ride comfort and reduces operator fatigue when mowing for prolonged periods of time.This is a dealer-installed kit that converts a base seat with no suspension to an isolated suspension seat.Compatible with all model year 2015 and newer gas Z900 ZTrak Mowers with base seats that have no suspension and a serial number break of (30,000-).
The field-installed suspension seat kit for the gas Z900 ZTrak Mowers provides operators with maximum ride comfort and reduces operator fatigue when mowing for prolonged periods of time.This is a dealer-installed kit that converts a base seat with no suspension to a suspension seat.Compatible with all model year 2015 and newer gas Z900 ZTrak Mowers with base seats that have no suspension and a serial number break of (30,000-).
The trash receptacle kit provides mounting for 5-gal. (19-L) bucket and trash-grabbing apparatus (not included). It enables trash pickup and storage without having to leave the mower seat.
The kit also keeps the bucket out of the way and away from the trim side of mower. The bucket attaches quickly and easily with purchased elastic straps:
Striping kits are available for all B, M, and R Series Mowers. All kits utilize a rubber flap to achieve the striping effect on lawns. Please note that different types of grass will stripe differently. Striping kits mount behind the deck and can be adjusted for best performance.
The mulching attachment allows converting the mowers so they can be used to perform the mulching function (grass or leaves) of this system.The attachment consists of special mulching blades, mulch baffles to direct the clippings into the blade for recutting, and a discharge closure and hardware. The adjustable baffle can be moved to one of five positions to match conditions using the convenient wing nuts.
This light kit signals that unit is approaching. The light is positioned on top of the canopy or on rollover protective structure (ROPS) with a breakaway bracket; this ensures that, if struck, the light will not break but will move out of the way.
Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.
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A spark arrester screen is available to meet current law in areas requiring use of mufflers under certain conditions or where needed to comply with local ordinances.
Includes instructions, a spark arrester screen, and mounting hardware.
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