Posted October 28, 2014

New Diesel ZTR From John Deere

John Deere added to its commercial line with the new Z997R Diesel ZTrak, featuring a 37.4 hp Final Tier 4 diesel engine, for your landscape contractor customers who need a large zero-turn mower that can handle tall and wet grass. It's available with a 60-inch or 72-inch side discharge deck, a 60-inch mulch-on-demand deck, or a 60-inch 7-gauge fabricated rear discharge deck.

JD Z997R_4Dedicated to minimizing downtime, decreasing cost of operations and improving performance, the Z997R is designed with a heavy-duty frame, features a shaft drive to minimize deck belt costs and flat-free front tires to reduce field downtime. A new electrically powered 14-bushel hard shell dump-from-seat material collection system lets operators accumulate material with minimized leakage and extends intervals between emptying. The electrically-powered dump-from-seat feature lessens the effort required from the operator.

The new mower helps operators maximize acres mowed per hour, without skimping on operator comfort and cut quality, said Nick Minas, product manager, John Deere Commercial Mowing. “The Z997R excels in the toughest mowing conditions while providing fuel economy and durability.”

The Z997R has a variety of options available to increase operator comfort and reduce fatigue during long work hours. It is also B20 compatible from the factory, offering an alternative fuel option for contractors. The company offers a two year, unlimited hour warranty or three year,1,500 hour warranty.

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