John Deere Z970R Zero-Turn Lawn Mower

John Deere Z970R Zero-Turn Lawn Mower

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Features & Specs

  • 7-Iron™ PRO Mowing Deck
  • Brake-N-Go starting
  • Cross-porting hydraulic transmission
John Deere
Model Z970R
Engine Power 35 hp (26.1 kW)
Drivetrain Cross-porting hydraulic
Fuel Options Gasoline
Deck Size 72 inch deck
Seat 3 options, deluxe seat standard
Warranty 2-year/unlimited hour, 3-year/1500-hr bumper-to-bumper
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The Z900 R Series was created for contractors who demand the best and want the ultimate in features. That’s why we put in our Comfort and Convenience controls, the Hydraulic Cross-Porting System, the Brake-N-Go foot pedal start, and a 3-year, 1500 hour warranty. 

7-Iron™ PRO Mower Decks

Each Z970R mower is paired with one of our 72-inch (183-cm) 7-Iron PRO mower decks. These decks are stamped from a single piece of 7-gauge steel, which means there are no welds or corners on the underside for clippings to collect and clump.

Key Features 
Available Mulch On Demand™ deck
Durable 7-Iron™ PRO decks pressed from a single piece of steel
Standard comfort and convenience allows for easy deck height adjustment and PTO shutoff
Powerful 35.0-hp (26.1-kW) commercial grade engine delivers class-leading performance and efficiency
Michelin® X® Tweel® Turf rear tire solution for ZTrak™ Mowers eliminates downtime and reduces the cost of operation
Three seat choices that offer exceptional operator comfort
Three-year/1500-hr bumper-to-bumper warranty
Design and Functionality 
Heavy-duty frame provides strength and durability
Two-piece rear bumper provides protection
Easy-to-operate height-of-cut adjustment enables on-the-go changes
Standard comfort and convenience allows for easy deck height adjustment and PTO shutoff
Designed for operator comfort
Easy to use foot parking brake
Safety and Serviceability 
Mower decks are safety certified
Rollover protective structure enhances operator safety
Mower is easy to service with many accessible components
Performance and Drivetrain 
Air cleaner filters out dust that can damage an engine 
Powerful 35.0-hp (26.1-kW) commercial grade engine delivers class-leading performance and efficiency
Mow all day on a single tank of fuel with efficient and easy-to-fill fuel tank
Durable hydrostatic drive train including cross porting that delivers better cooling and provides easy access
Durable 7-Iron™ PRO decks pressed from a single piece of steel
Spindle assembly provides greater performance and reliability
Tires that deliver exceptional traction and maneuverability
Manufacturer John Deere
Model Z970R (2016)
Manufacturer  ---  
Model No.  FX1000V  
Horsepower (gross)  At 3600 rpm 35.0 hp 
 26.1 kW 
Displacement  61.0 cu in. 
 999 cc 
Cylinders  Two  
Crankcase Capacity  With filter 2.0 U.S. qt 
 1.9 L 
Oil Filter  Full flow, replaceable  
Lubrication  Full pressure  
Cooling  Air  
Air Cleaner  Heavy-duty canister type with safety element  
Pre-Cleaner  Yes  
Fuel Type  Gasoline  
Fuel Consumption  Under normal conditions, load, operation, and dependent on loads and operating conditions 1.1-1.9 U.S. gal./hr 
 4.2-7.2 L/hr 
Fuel Tank Capacity  11.5 U.S. gal. 
 43.5 L 
Fuel Tank Switch/Shut Off Valve  Yes  
Charge System  20 amp 
Battery Voltage  12 V 
Cold Cranking Amp  300 amp 
Hour Meter  Standard, digital  
Operator Presence Starting System  Brake-N-Go (foot)  
Hydraulic Pumps  Tuff Torq® heavy-duty integrated piston pump  
Wheel Motors  Tuff Torq® heavy-duty integrated piston wheel motor  
Travel Speed    
     Forward  0-12 mph 
 0-19.3 km/h 
     Reverse  0-4.5 mph 
 0-7.2 km/h 
Speed and Direction Control  Twin levers  
Hydraulic Capacity  5.9 U.S. qt 
 5.6 L 
Filter  Internal, replaceable  
Hydraulic Oil Cooler    
Drive Tires  24x12-12  
Rear Tires  ---  
Load Rating  4 PR  
Dynamic Braking  Twin levers  
Park Brake  Internal wet disk integrated in the transmission  
Park Brake Actuation  Foot Brake  
Type  Electro-magnetic 225 lb-ft 
 305 Nm 
Drive  V-belt  
Available Widths  72 in. 
 183 cm 
Deck construction  One-piece stamped steel w/reinforcements  
Deck thickness  7 gauge 
 0.179 in. 
 4.6 mm 
Discharge  Side  
Height-of-Cut Range  1.0-5.5 in. 
 2.54-14 cm 
     Increments  0.25 in. 
 0.64 cm 
Cutting Width  72 in. 
 183 cm 
Length  Varies by deck size  
Thickness  0.25 in. 
 0.64 cm 
Tip Speed  Approximately 18,000 fpm 
 5486 m/min 
Number  Three  
Caster Wheel Type  Semi-Pneumatic Front  
Caster Wheel Size  13x6.5-6  
Front Anti-Scalp Rollers  RH, center, LH  
Rear Anti-Scalp Rollers  Optional  
Length  84 in. 
 213 cm 
Width  With chute down 86 in. 
 218 cm 
Height  With ROPS up 73 in. 
 185 cm 
 With ROPS down 47 in. 
 119 cm 
Weight  1336 to 1345 lb 
 606 to 610 kg 
Specifications are based on published information at the time of publication. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices are in dollars and only applicable to products sold in the United States. In all cases, current published price lists and incentive program bulletins will take precedence.All trademarked terms, including John Deere, the leaping deer symbol and the colors green and yellow used herein are the property of Deere & Company,unless otherwise noted.

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