John Deere today announces the addition of one new zero-turn mower and the expansion of an existing model. The new Z960M and expanded Z970R ZTrak mowers provide customers with more solutions to meet the demands of today’s business climate.
The Z960M provides professional landscape contractors with a powerful, reliable machine. Boasting 31.0 HP, the Z960M 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.
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 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.