ZTrak™ Zero Turn Mower

  • 25-hp (18.6 kW)*, 810 cc engine
  • 48-, 54-, or 60-in. High-capacity PRO mower deck with welded deck reinforcements
  • 22.5-in. seat with adjustable armrests, springs and ComfortGlide™ suspension
  • Cut height adjustment dial adjusts mower in ¼-in. increments from 1.5 – 5 inches

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Smooth and powerful professional-grade V-twin engine for performance and long life

Key engine features

  • 25 hp (18.6 kW) provides plenty of power.
  • Large 44.2-cu in. (810-cc) displacement provides excellent torque.
  • V-twin cylinder design allows for easy starts, excellent power and performance, and smooth operation.
  • Engine model is HTR810.
  • Many quality features are included.
    • Cast-iron cylinder liners provide a long-wearing surface for longer engine life.
    • Overhead valve design allows the engine to breathe easily for excellent power and fuel economy.
    • Mechanical compression release provides smooth, easy starts and instant return to maximum power after starting.
    • Cooling fin inspection panels allow for checking and cleaning the engine cooling fins
    • A debris chopper fan helps keep the engine fins clean by filtering out debris and reducing the size of material that gets through so it will pass harmlessly past the engine fins.
    • The air screen cover provides protection from the rotating fan.
    • Full-pressure lubrication system provides plenty of oil to the engines moving parts to ensure reliable operation and long life:
      • Replaceable oil filter keeps the oil cleaner for a longer engine life and extends the time between oil changes
      • No-tools oil drain is convenient to use.
      • A flexible drain tube can be placed above a drain pan to eliminate oil spills.
    • Engine oil cooler reduces oil temperature, improves lubrication, and extends oil change intervals.
    • A 5-in. (12.7-cm) centrifugal multi-stage air cleaner provides maximum engine protection, especially under dirty and dusty conditions.
    • Electronic ignition contributes to fast starts.
    • Solenoid-shift starter allows for easy starts, even in cold weather.

Rear engine guard

  •  A rear engine guard protects the engine and provides additional vehicle strength and integrity.
  • A flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the battery and power electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer.
    • 20-amp capacity
    • Regulated to keep the battery at a full charge without risk of overcharging

30.3L fuel capacity for extended mowing times

The large-capacity fuel tank is easy to fill, and a convenient fuel level gauge is provided:

  • Holds 8-gal. (30.3-L) of fuel to reduce time needed for refills
  • Easy to see how much fuel is in the tank by viewing the sight gauge when approaching from the front of the machine
  • Large, 3.5-in. (8.9-cm) fuel fill diameter for easy filling and minimum chance of spills
  • Fuel fill location low for easy filling, within easy reach of the operator

John Deere recommends the use of fuel stabilizer in gasoline. See Fuel-Protect for gasoline engines (8 oz [237 mL]) for more information.

High-capacity (HC) PRO Mower Decks offer superior cut quality and versatility

Each Z700 Series ZTrak™ Mower is equipped with either a 48-in. (122-cm), 54-in. (137-cm), or 60-in. (152-cm) HC PRO Mower Deck.

Deep deck design

The mower deck has a deep-deck design:

  • Forged from heavy, 9-gauge, 0.15-in. (3.8-mm) steel.
  • Minimizes the number of welds required
  • Has a smooth underside for reduced material buildup
  • Deep-deck design delivers excellent airflow, so large volumes of material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • A wider and higher discharge opening provides even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance in all conditions.
  • A durable, plastic deflector spreads grass clippings evenly across the lawn, is hinged, and can be raised to minimize the storage space required.
  • 1-in. (25.4-mm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength and are supported by ball bearings.
    • Standard front rollers and two double-captured wheels provide a more even mowing job and reduce the chance of scalping.
  • Adjustable for different mowing heights
  • The front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow for even cutting of tall grass.
  • Blade overlap is greater than many conventional decks for a clean cut.
  • The mower can side-discharge, mulch, or collect material, except a Z740R or Z760R equipped with Tweel tires are not compatible with a material collection system.
  • Deck leveling and rake angle adjustment is provided at all four mower mounting points.

Reinforced leading edge

Steel reinforcing bars are welded to the front edge and trim side of the mower deck:

  • Strengthens the deck to reduce chance of damage from obstructions
  • Increased material thickness for longer life of the deck

Superior durability is designed in

The deck has deep, strong spindle pockets to keep the blades aligned, even after years of tough operation:

  • Ribs formed in the deck shell add strength where it is needed.
  • The aluminium spindle housing has 8-in. (20-cm) base for extra strength.

Flip-up spindle covers make cleaning the spindle area convenient.

Wheels and rollers

Dual-captured front and side anti-scalp wheels:

  • Give a more even mowing job and reduce the chance of scalping
  • Adjustable for different mowing heights

Step weldment

A permanent step weldment is located at the left front corner of the mower deck:

  • Encourages proper entry to the operator station
  • Provides a good gripping surface for the operator’s foot

Operator station is adjustable for superior comfort

The operator station is designed to provide superior operator comfort for many different operators:

  • Adjustable foot platform
    • The patent-pending, adjustable three-position toe board allows any operator to quickly adjust the footrest position for greatest comfort.
    • Easily and without tools, each operator can adjust the location of the footrest area to the most suitable position.
    • Large operator platform allows a wide range of foot positions
  • Adjustable seat position, armrests, and suspension to suit many operators
    • A deep, padded seat combined with adjustable armrests, adjustable fore/aft position, and adjustable suspension springs optimizes comfort for the operator.
  • Adjustable motion-control levers
    • Upper and lower positioning combined with forward and rearward tilt offers more legroom and hand positions.
  • Cup holder and storage compartment
    • Operator convenience is provided with easy-to-reach deluxe cup holder and storage areas.
    • Cup holder includes room for a cup with a large handle.
    • Covered storage under the battery access panel provides protection for important items.

Seat includes ComfortGlide™ suspension and adjustable springs for a smooth ride

The ComfortGlide seat suspension comes with two adjustable springs and no-tools, fore-aft seat adjustment that can be used by the operator while seated:

  • High-back, 22.5-in. (57.1-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment
  • The ComfortGlide seat suspension is an additional system that allows a controlled fore and aft movement of the seat when experiencing undulations in uneven terrain.
    • Dramatically reduces horizontal vibrations and reduces jarring
    • Feel of ride is as if the operator is floating over the ground
    • Makes a big improvement to operator ride comfort
    • Allows front to rear movement, 1-in. (2.5-cm) forward and 1-in. (2.5-cm) rearward, to be absorbed
    • One lever with three positions
      • Slide seat fore/aft up to 3 in. (7.6 cm)
      • Engage isolator function to allow movement up to 1 in. (2.5 cm) fore and aft
      • Disengage isolator function to lock seat in position
  • Armrests can be raised for easier entry and exit from the machine.
  • Infinite height adjustment of the armrest can be made by an easy-to-use thumbscrew.
  • Two steel springs under the seat absorb shocks when traveling over rougher areas to provide a smoother ride.
  • Fore/aft spring positions – rearward may be suitable for heavier operators and forward for lighter operators
  • 4-in. (10.2-cm) long springs have plenty of travel to give a smooth ride
  • The seat is securely held down, but is easy to raise when necessary:
    • A spring-loaded latch locks seat down when it is lowered.
    • The seat is easy to release and raise to access adjustable seat springs.

Three-position, adjustable foot platform to accommodate different size operators

An ergonomic design and professional grade components are suitable for a wide variety of operators and conditions:

  • Comfortable operator station and convenient controls help optimize operator experience.
  • Large operator platform allows a wide range of foot positions.

Adjustable features customize the mowing experience for each operator. One of these features is an adjustable foot platform.

Operator platform designed for adjustability and comfort

The patent-pending, adjustable, three-position toe board allows the operator to quickly adjust the footrest position for greatest comfort:

  • Easily and without tools, each operator can adjust the location of the footrest area to the optimum position.
  • Adjustment range of 2 in. (5.1 cm) in 1-in. (2.5-cm) increments is possible.
  • Short operators may be most comfortable with the platform in the rear position (as shown above), while tall operators may be more comfortable with the platform in the forward position. Or perhaps, the middle position provides just the right amount of leg room.

Serviceability is designed-in for convenience


Exclusive, 4-year, single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty is included for all John Deere Z700 Series ZTrak mowers. The warranty places John Deere at the forefront of the mowing industry. It is hassle free, with one company handling all the paperwork.

Flip-up foot platform for mower deck access

The professional-style steel foot platform is easy to remove without tools:

  • Makes cleaning grass off the top of the mower deck easier
  • Provides convenient access to the mower deck for service

Engine service

The engines are easy to service, including changing the oil and the oil filter and servicing the air filter:

  • The engine oil check/fill tube is located at the top of the engine and easy to see and reach.
  • No-tools oil drain is convenient to use.
  • A flexible oil drain tube is included to conveniently drain oil into a pan, thus eliminating oil spills.

Engine air filters are at the top of the engine for easy service:

  • Z720E, Z735E, Z730M, and Z735M engines have knobs to remove the filer cover.

Grease fittings

Only three grease fittings require service:

  • Three to lubricate the mower-blade spindles, two easily accessed from the spindle covers, and the third by removing the foot platform.

Battery accessibility

The battery is protected from debris, dust, and moisture:

  • It is easy to access under the panel on the left-hand side of the machine. Held in place by an easy-to-remove thumbscrew
  • Powerful 340 cold cranking amp (CCA) battery provides dependable starts.

Mower deck serviceability

A patent-pending deck-leveling system provides easy adjustment at all four mower mounting points:

  • Loosen the nut (B) slightly with a 15-mm wrench.
  • Using the open end of a 16-mm wrench on the hex fastener (A), raise or lower the deck as needed so the height of the rear blade tip is
  • 3 to 6 mm (1/8 to 1/4 in.) higher than the front blade tip.
  • Tick marks on bracket (C) are provided to aid in observing movement.
  • When the deck is at the height needed, tighten the nut (B).

Serviceability is designed into the mower deck:

  • Easy access is provided by the removable operator foot platform.
  • Flat-top design minimizes places for debris to collect.
  • Spring-loaded, flip-up belt guards make removing debris easy.
  • A provision is provided for a standard, 3/8-in. (9.5-mm) ratchet wrench to be used for releasing belt tension when removing the drive belt.

Transmission bypass (tow valves)

Tow-valve controls are provided for each transmission:

  • Controls are located at the rear of the machine and are easy to access.
  • Tow valves allow moving the machine in its neutral position when the engine is not running.
  • Simply, loosen the knob, push towards the front of the machine, and tighten the knob back. When finished moving the machine, return the rods to the operating position.

Built-in tie-down locations

Four tie-down locations are provided for convenience and safety when trailering the machine.

Controls, including an automatic motion-control lever/parking brake system, are easy to find and use

Control panel

The operator control panel is conveniently located to the right of the operator for easy use.

The following controls are found on the right-hand console:

  • Key switch
  • Hour meter
  • Ignition switch
  • Power take-off (PTO) control
  • Engine speed control
  • Engine choke control
  • Mower cut-height dial
  • Mower transport position lock
  • Space for optional light kit switch

Adjustable steering levers

Motion control levers are shaped and located for operator comfort and ease of control. Premium control levers on the Z730M, Z735M, and Z740R have a unique shape and size for more comfortable operation.

The motion-control levers can be adjusted to two different height settings and nine different fore-aft settings:

  • Combined height and fore/aft positions gives 18 adjustments
  • Increased operator comfort with more leg room and more hand positions
  • Adjustable for most precise control of the machine

Tracking adjustment

On-board tracking adjustment can be made by the operator from the operator seat.

  • A 13-mm socket wrench is required.

Parking brake integrated with motion-control levers for extra convenience

A patent-pending automatic parking brake system is designed into the steering control levers:

  • The mechanical parking brake is operated by the steering control levers.
  • The parking brake is engaged when the steering control levers are moved outward, and it is disengaged when the steering control levers are moved inward to the operating position.
  • An audible click lets the operator know the brake has fully engaged or disengaged.

The internal parking brake rotor and puck are continually lubricated and cooled for dependable operation and long life.

Mower deck lift-cut-height adjustment

Mower deck cutting height adjusts from 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) to 5 in. (12.7 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments for excellent cut quality and performance:

  • The foot-lift pedal is used to raise the mower deck for setting cut height or locking in the raised or transport position.
  • A lift-assist spring is provided to optimize the effort it takes to raise the mower deck.
  • To adjust cut height, simply push down on the foot-lift pedal, adjust the dial, and release the foot-lift pedal to lower the deck to the chosen height.
  • Use the foot-lift pedal to lock the deck in transport mode. Simply depress the pedal all the way and the deck will lock into transport mode.
  • To unlock and lower the deck, push down on the foot-lift pedal, pull up on the transport unlock lever and release the foot-lift pedal to lower the deck to the chosen height.

Safety interlock system

Safety interlocks help prevent operating in an unsafe way:

  • The parking brake must be engaged for the engine to crank.
  • Parking brake is set when motion-control levers are in the outward position.
  • The operator presence system requires the operator to be in the seat to operate the PTO.
  • The key switch interlock prevents bypass starting.
  • If the operator leaves the seat when the PTO is engaged, controls are in the operating position, or the parking brake is not set, the engine will shut down.
  • The seat interlock switch disengages the mower when the operator leaves the seat.
  • The engine will stall if the operator leaves the seat without the motion-control levers in the outward position and the parking brake set.

Heavy-duty design delivers strength and durability

Formed and welded steel frame

A strong, welded steel frame provides solid, reliable support for the machine components and operator:

  • Heavy-duty 3- x 2-in. (76.2- x 51-mm) frame tubing for durability
  • Rear frame provides solid support and protection for the engine

Large, smooth-riding front caster wheels

Large front caster wheels provide a smooth ride and level cut:

  • A large surface area helps to provide a smooth ride for the operator.
    • Pneumatic tires for the smoothest ride (Z720E, Z735E, Z730M, Z735M, Z740R, Z760R)
    • Semi-pneumatic tires for extra reliability and durability (Z740R and Z760R with Tweel® tire technology)
    • Better performance on slopes
  • Caster wheels turn easily on two maintenance-free sealed ball bearings for both the spindles and the wheel axles.
    • Long, trouble-free life
    • Designed to give smooth turns without damage to the turf

Large rear drive wheels for a smooth ride and level cut

Rear tires have high-quality tread and optimum size for superior traction and smooth ride:

  • Tire width is optimized for mower deck size.
    • 9.5 in. (24 cm) for 48-in. (122-cm) mowers (E, M, R Series)
    • 10.5 in. (26.7 cm) for 54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) mowers (E, M Series)
    • 12 in. (30.5 cm) for 54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) mowers (Z740R)
  • Tread pattern is optimized for excellent traction and minimum turf damage.
  • Special wheel design gives an enhanced appearance to the machine.
  • Optional Michelin® X® Tweel Turf airless radial tire technology on the Z740R and Z760R provides extra reliability and ride quality.

Heavy duty step weldment

A heavy-duty, permanent step weldment is located at the left front corner of the mower deck:

  • Encourages proper entry to the operator station
  • Provides a good gripping surface for the operator’s foot

Transmission offers speeds up to 9.5 mph (15.3 km/h) to maximize mowing efficiency

Dual transmissions efficiently power the ZTrak™ mower forward and reverse and give steering capability:

  • The unitized hydrostatic drive features a hydraulic pump combined with a commercial-grade, heavy-duty wheel motor into a single unit.
  • One pump and one motor transmission to drive each wheel provides several benefits:
    • Exceptional cooling in high-load conditions
    • Easy-to-check fluid level and refill with hydraulic oil
    • Opens up access under the seat
  • Transmissions are set low in the vehicle for excellent hillside stability.
  • Heavy-duty components stand up to the higher loads from the larger tires and greater weight of Z700 Series ZTrak Mowers.
  • Low maintenance, unitized transmissions are sealed and have no hose connections to leak hydraulic fluid.
  • Four-bolt hubs provide a reliable and convenient wheel-mounting system.

The hydrostatic drive features two Hydro-Gear ZT-3200™ transmissions for superior performance and durability:

  • Unitized hydraulic pumps and commercial-grade, heavy-duty wheel motors combined into a single unit
  • Speeds up to 9.5 mph (15.3 km/h)
  • Pump displacement: 0.61 cu in. (10 cc) per revolution
  • Motor displacement: 0.97 cu in. (16 cc) per revolution
  • Durable 1.125-in. (2.86-cm) axles for heavy loads
  • Standard shock valves for added system protection
  • Standard charge pump for increased performance
  • External oil filter for easier maintenance

Expansive tanks and tow valve controls

Transmission fluid expansion tanks are provided for each transmission. The yellow filler cap is easy to find and identify.

Tow-valve controls are provided for each transmission:

  • Controls are located on the transmissions near the expansion tanks where they are easy to reach and use.
  • Tow valves allow moving the machine in its neutral position when the engine is not running.
  • Simply pull up on the rods and secure them into the slot. When finished moving the machine, return the rods to the operating position.

Protective zone around the operator is provided by the rollover protective structure (ROPS)

The spacious operator station has been designed for comfort, visibility, and ease of use:

  • Getting on and off is easy with the flat operator platform.
  • Convenient-to-use controls are located close to the operator.
  • Operator controls are color coded and designed for easy identification and operation.

The ROPS and seat belt work in conjunction to provide a protective zone around the operator:

  • It reduces the operator’s risk of being crushed under the vehicle should it overturn.
  • In most situations, the ROPS limits the overturn to little more than 90 degrees.
  • When used with a seatbelt, the ROPS is very effective in preventing deaths and serious injuries.
    • Use of the seat belt is recommended when operating with ROPS in the upright position.

Foldable ROPS and retractable seat belt are standard equipment:

  • Position adjustment pins provide a good grip and make changing the angle of the ROPS easier.
  • Easy-fold ROPS includes a built-in isolator.
  • The ROPS can be pinned halfway down to accommodate machines equipped with a material collection system.
  • Door height of most garages will accommodate the machine with ROPS in the fully raised position.
    • Easy-fold ROPS improves the ability to store the ZTrak in structures with a lower door opening.