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  • Heavy-duty frame provides strength and durability
  • Michelin® X® Tweel® Turf airless radial tire technology for ZTrak™ Mowers eliminates downtime and reduces cost of operation
  • Powerful 35.0-hp (26.1-kW) commercial-grade engine delivers class-leading performance and efficiency
  • Durable, hydrostatic drivetrain including cross porting delivers better cooling and provides easy access
  • Three seat choices with ComfortGlide™ fore/aft suspension offer exceptional operator comfort


Model John Deere Z970R Zero Turn Mower
Engine Manufacturer/model FX1000V
Engine Power Gross at 3,600 rpm: 35 hp (26.1 kW)
Fuel tank capacity 11.5 U.S. gal. (43.5 L)
Mower deck Size 60, 72 in. (152, 183 cm)
Blade tip speed Approximately 18,000 fpm (5,486 m/min)
Transmission Hydrostatic
Speed range 0-12 mph (0-19.3 km/h)
Drive wheels 24x12-12
Caster wheels 13x6.5-6
Warranty 36 months or 1500 hours, whichever comes firstFirst 24 months, no hour limitation
Manufacturer/Model FX1000V
Power Gross at 3,600 rpm, 35 hp (26.1 kW)
Displacement 61 cu in. (999 cc)
Cylinders Two
Crankcase capacity With filter, 2 U.S. qt (1.9 L)
Oil filter Full flow, replaceable
Lubrication Full pressure
Cooling Air
Air cleaner Pre-cleanerYesHeavy-duty canister type with safety element
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)
Transmission Hydrostatic
Hydraulic pumps 
Wheel motors Tuff Torq heavy-duty integrated piston wheel motor
Travel speed Speed range0-12 mph (0-19.3 km/h); Forward 0-12 mph (0-19.3 km/h); Reverse0-4.5 mph (0-7.2 km/h)
Speed and direction control Twin levers
Hydraulic capacity 5.9 U.S. qt (5.6 L)
Hydraulic oil cooler 
Filter Internal, replaceable
Warranty 36 months or 1500 hours, whichever comes firstFirst 24 months, no hour limitation
Drive wheels 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
Size 60, 72 in. (152, 183 cm)
Deck construction 7-Iron PRO, one-piece stamped steel with reinforcements
Deck thickness 7 gauge 0.18 in. (4.6 mm)
Discharge Side, MOD
Height-of-cut range Increments 0.25 in. (0.64 cm); 1-5.5 in. (2.54-14 cm)
Cutting width 60, 72 in. (152, 183 cm)
Length Varies by deck size
Thickness 0.25 in. (0.64 cm)
Blade tip speed Approximately 18,000 fpm (5,486 m/min)
Number Three
Caster wheel type Flat free
Caster wheels 13x6.5-6
Front anti-scalp rollers RH, center, LH
Rear anti-scalp rollers Optional
Length 84 in. (213 cm)
Width With chute down, 74, 86 in. (188, 218 cm)
Height With ROPS up, 73 in. (185 cm); With ROPS down, 47 in. (119 cm)
Weight 1,336 to 1,345 lb (606 to 610 kg)
Date collected 23-May-2018