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The Z950R are powered by an air-cooled, vertical shaft engine:
Engine features include:
The ZTrak™ Z950R Mower is equipped with a dual-element, canister-style air filter, easily accessible from the rear of the machine without tools.
The ZTrak Z950R Mower is equipped with one single-fill, top-draw fuel tank:
Under normal conditions, load, and operation, fuel consumption for the Z950R ZTrak Mowers is 4.2 L/hr (1.1 U.S. gph) to 7.2 L/hr (1.9 U.S. gph), depending on the conditions.
The ZTrak™ Z950R Series Mower is equipped with a 137-cm (54-in.) or 152-cm (60-in.) side-discharge 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:
|Z950R – 137-cm (54-in.) Side Discharge, 152-cm (60-in.) Side Discharge|
The deck step safely aids the operator's entrance and egress from machine.
For professional landscapers and government municipalities requiring rear discharge placement of grass and debris, John Deere FastBack PRO rear-discharge mower decks deliver a commercial zero-turn mowing solution for both gas and diesel machines. Advantages of a rear-discharge mower include:
A rear-discharge mower deck is ideally suited for:
|ZTrak™ Z900 Series Model||60-in. (152-cm) Rear-Discharge Mower Deck||72-in. (183-cm) Rear-Discharge Mower Deck|
A large volume of material can be thoroughly processed with the deep-deck design:
The deck is suspended from and supported by the machine to provide a level cut. Mower deck wheels and rollers help smooth out the mowing job in uneven conditions and reduce the chance of scalping the lawn:
These rear-discharge decks are designed to stand up to heavy-duty commercial use:
Extra convenience and security are provided by a serrated surface that is welded to the top left corner of the deck, providing additional traction when entering and exiting the operator station.
Durability is designed into the mower blade drive system:
Extra reliability and long life are provided by cast-iron blade spindle housings:
Minimal service requirements increase uptime:
There are two seating options available for the R Series, all of which are factory installed
Each seat has the ComfortGlide fore/aft suspension system that gives superior ride comfort over uneven areas:
The deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation comes standard on the Z950R:
A fully adjustable suspension seat with armrests option is available on the Z950R:
Two-lever hydrostatic control provides the following:
Foot pegs help in providing the operator with a comfortable foot placement:
Foot platform isolators provide the operator with added comfort:
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.
The easy-to-turn (from-the-seat) tracking adjustment allows operators to keep their mowers straight and able to produce professional striping results.
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.
Several storage areas are provided on the ZTrak machines. A convenient cup holder is also available.
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:
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 2.5 cm to 14 cm (1 in. to 5.5 in.). Each increment on the knob adjusts the HOC approximately 6 mm (0.25 in.). 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:
This design increases productivity by allowing operators to change the cutting height without having to leave the seat.
The comfort and convenience levers on the Z950R combine 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 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.
The durability features of the frame are as follows:
A steel rear bumper provides protection for the machine.
A rear hitch can be added to the steel bumper for towing purposes. Z950R Series Mowers can tow up to 181.4 kg (400 lb).
The hydrostatic drive included with the R Series Mowers features two 13-cc (0.8-cu in.) unitized hydraulic pumps combined with commercial-grade, heavy-duty, 13-cc (0.8-cu in.) wheel motors into a single unit. The R Series drive units feature cross porting, where the hydraulic fluid from the side doing the least work is filtered and then fed into the input of the side doing the most work. This ensures that the coolest fluid is going into the side working the hardest in order to provide the best performance during extended hillside operation in the same direction.
One pump and one motor drive each wheel on the ZTrak™ R Series Mowers. This provides several benefits:
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 137-cm and 152-cm (54-in. and 60-in.) Mower Decks
24x12N12asanorderingoptioncodeforZTrakZ994RDieselwith 137-cm and 152-cm (54-in. and 60-in.) Mower Decks
Decks 26x12N12 as an ordering option code for Z997R Diesel with 152-cm and 183-cm (60-in. and 72-in.) 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:
Heavy-duty construction provides the ultimate in performance and reliable operation:
NOTE: In some cases, different size Tweel tires are required depending on the mower deck size.
R Series Mowers with 137-cm (54-in.) and 152-cm (60-in.) decks come with 24x12-12 4 PR drive tires and with 15x6-6 front flat-free tires for the following:
Michelin, X, and Tweel are trademarks of Michelin North America, Inc.
The design of the Z950R makes many service components reachable and easily accessible from the ground.
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.
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.
The ZTrak Z950R Mower is equipped with a standard two-post folding ROPS and seat belt. The folding ROPS enhances operator safety and provides ample clearance when storing the mower in garages or sheds:
The ROPS system can be repositioned without the use of tools. Under normal operation, the ROPS should be in the up position. If operating in low clearance areas, they can be folded and secured out of the way. The ROPS can also be pinned halfway down to accommodate machines equipped with a material collection system.
The mower spindle housings are made of ductile cast iron.