Posted January 21, 2016

Deere Expands Commercial Mower Line

John Deere has added two additional deck options for its Z970R ZTrak mower and launched a new zero-turn mower, the Z960M. The company also has expanded its propane conversion program. 

JD-COM_Z960M-ZTrak-MowerThe Z960M provides professional landscape contractors with a powerful, reliable machine at an affordable price point. The 31-hp mower is available in three deck offerings – 60 inch, 60 inch Mulch On Demand (MOD) or 72 inch. The Z970R now features two additional deck options – 60 inch side discharge (SD) or 60 inch MOD, offering more deck options on the most powerful machine in the Z900 Series line-up.

Nick Minas, product manager, John Deere Commercial Mowing said that introducing the Z960M and expanding the Z970R provides "customers with a solution that fits their business, regardless of the difficulty of the task or their price point.”

In addition to the new offerings, John Deere implemented improvements across all of its commercial zero-turn mowers. The current push/pull PTO switch is replaced with a toggle style switch, improving the feel of operation and switch durability. Additionally, front tie down points were added to improve securing the machines on a trailer and lessen the risk of damage to the mowers.

John Deere and EnviroGard recently announced the expansion of the propane conversion program for John Deere dealers and their customers. The program now encompasses 36 different John Deere commercial mowing models, including 21 zero-turn mowers, seven QuikTrak stand-on mowers and eight commercial walk-behind mowers.

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