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Key Features
  • 7-Iron™ II Mowing Deck
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Hydrostatic Drive Train
  • Commercial-grade Operator Seat

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Features

Powerful 25.0-hp (18.6-kW) commercial-grade engine delivers class-leading performance and efficiency
Z915E engineZ915E engine
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The Z915E is powered by an air-cooled, vertical shaft engine:

  • 25.0-hp (18.6-kW) gas engine

Engine features include:

  • Overhead valve design
    • More horsepower and torque per cubic inch of displacement
    • Fuel efficient design
  • Full-pressure lubrication with full-flow filter
    • Reduces engine wear by ensuring proper lubrication, even when operating on hillsides or uneven terrain
    • Oil filter helps keep oil clean for increased engine life
    • V-twin big block design
  • Vertical shaft
  • Easy-access, dual-element air filter with quick-release latch
  • 15-amp alternator
  • Fuel pump
  • Complies with strict Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission standards without loss of horsepower or torque
  • Aluminum block engines
    • Effectively dissipate heat
    • Lightweight and strong construction
    • Extend engine life due to elimination of debilitating engine temperatures
    • Air-cooled engine design
Durable hydrostatic drive train that delivers better cooling and provides easy access
Heavy-duty ground driveHeavy-duty ground drive

The hydrostatic drive features two 13-cc (0.8-cu in.) unitized hydraulic pumps combined with commercial-grade, heavy-duty wheel motors into a single unit.

One pump and one motor drive each wheel on the ZTrak™ E and M Series Mowers. This provides several benefits:

  • Exceptional cooling in high-load conditions
  • Easy-to-check level and refill hydraulic oil
  • Opens up access under the seat
Two seat choices with ComfortGlide™ fore/aft suspension offer exceptional operator comfort

There are two seating options available for the E Series, both of which are factory installed:

  1. Deluxe comfort seat with armrests
  2. Deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation
ComfortGlide fore/aft suspension
ComfortGlide fore/aft suspension control leverComfortGlide fore/aft suspension control lever

Each seat has the ComfortGlide fore/aft suspension system that gives superior ride comfort over uneven areas:

  • Seat can travel up to 2 in. (50.8 mm) fore and aft to absorb bumps for a significant enhancement to ride comfort.
  • Control lever provides the ability to easily lock out fore/aft suspension movement if desired.
  • One lever has three functions.
    • Slide seat forward and back 3 in. (10.2 cm) to allow the operator the ability to choose the leg room needed
    • Activate ComfortGlide fore/aft seat suspension
    • Lock out ComfortGlide fore/aft seat suspension
Deluxe comfort seat with armrests
Deluxe comfort seatDeluxe comfort seat

The deluxe comfort seat with armrests is standard on all E, M, and R Series models:

  • Rubber springs are provided to increase ride comfort.
  • A convenient seat latch makes it easy to lift the seat.
  • The seat is factory installed.
Deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation
Deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolationDeluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation
Rubber isolation mountRubber isolation mount

The deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation is available on the E, M, and R Series:

  • Rubber springs are provided to isolate the seat base and to increase ride comfort.
  • A convenient seat latch makes it easy to lift the seat.
  • Isolation mounting is a good feature to reduce vibration.
  • On Z900s ordered with the deluxe comfort seat with armrests and isolation option, it is factory installed.
Easy-to-operate height-of-cut adjustment enables on-the-go changes
Mower deck height adjustment knobMower deck height adjustment knob

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 1 in. to 5.5 in. (2.5 cm to 14 cm). Each increment on the knob adjusts the HOC approximately 0.25 in. (0.64 cm). 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:

  • Use the foot-lift pedal to lift the deck and engage the transport lock.
  • Rotate the knob to adjust from 1 in. to 5.5 in. (2.5 cm to 14 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64 cm) increments.

This design increases productivity by allowing operators to change the cutting height without having to leave the seat.

Durable 7Iron™ II decks pressed from a single piece of steel
60-in. (152-cm) mower deck shown on Z915E60-in. (152-cm) mower deck shown on Z915E
48-in. (122-cm) mower deck shown on Z915E48-in. (122-cm) mower deck shown on Z915E

The ZTrak™ E Series Mowers are equipped with a side-discharge, 7Iron II mower deck.

7Iron II mower decks have demonstrated quality, performance, and durability. They deliver a high quality cut in diverse conditions.

Key features of the 7Iron II mower deck:

  • Deck is stamped from 7-gauge, 0.179-in. (4.6-mm) steel to minimize the number of welds and provide a smooth underside, with fewer sharp corners, for reduced material buildup.
    • This design minimizes the number of welds on the deck shell itself.
  • There is an anti-skid pad on the top corner of the trim side of the deck.
  • High blade tip speed - 18,500 fpm (5,638.8 m/min) for more blade cuts per inch mowed.
  • A deep-deck design of 5.5 in. (14 cm) delivers excellent airflow so material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
  • The wide and high discharge opening provides even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance in all conditions.
Mower leading-edge reinforcement Mower leading-edge reinforcement
Double captured anti-scalp wheelDouble captured anti-scalp wheel
  • Deck has rectangular leading deck edge reinforcement, and the rounded corners of the stamped deck help distribute impact stress to reduce the potential of damage when the mower contacts trees, rocks, curbs, and other fixed obstacles.
  • Dual-captured anti-scalp wheels on the front of the deck provide flotation over even the toughest terrain. 
  • Three 1-in. (2.54-cm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength without bulk and are supported by ball bearings, providing reliability and performance; spindle housings are ribbed cast aluminum, providing both excellent strength and heat dissipation.
  • The front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass and is reinforced with a square bar for durability. The front baffle has been designed to better manage airflow and control clippings.
  • Grease fittings on each of the three spindles are accessible from the top.
  • Blade overlap is 1.6 in. (40.6 mm) to reduce striping between blades.
  • Quick-change cutting-height adjustment is available.
7Iron II mower deck

The Z915E is available with a choice of mower decks:

  • 48 in. (122 cm)
  • 54 in. (137 cm)
  • 60 in. (152 cm)

The Z915E uses a vertical-shaft engine. The power take-off (PTO) clutch is located on the bottom of the engine with the belt extending from the clutch to the mower deck, which is turned on and off by an electromagnetic clutch.

Spindle assembly provides greater performance and reliability
Spindle assemblySpindle assembly

On every John Deere ZTrak™ mower deck, there are three 1-in. (2.5-cm) spindles that are cold-forged and heat-treated for strength without bulk. The spindles are supported by precision ball bearings, providing great performance and reliability.
 
The spindle housing is made of aircraft-grade, ribbed cast aluminum. This unique casting design embosses reinforcing gussets in the housing, which adds both strength and cooling surface area that stands up to commercial applications.
 
These spindles can be greased from the top and require no disassembly to reach. Grease channels provide lubrication to both bearings.

Michelin® X® Tweel® Turf airless radial tire technology for ZTrak™ Mowers eliminates downtime and reduces cost of operation
Flat-free rear tire shown on ZTrak™ Mower Flat-free rear tire shown on ZTrak™ Mower

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 54 in., 60 in., and 72 in. (137-cm, 152-cm, and 183-cm) Mower Decks
    • 24x12N12 is also available as base code equipment for ZTrak Gas Mowers with 54 in., 60 in., and 72 in. (137-cm, 152-cm, and 183-cm) Mower Decks (ordering information available at Configurator on the Tweel model page)
  • 24x12N12 as an ordering option code for ZTrak Z994R Diesel with 54 in. and 60 in. (137-cm and 152-cm) Mower Decks
  • 26x12N12 as an ordering option code for Z997R Diesel with 60 in. and 72 in. (152-cm and 183-cm) 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:

  • Mowing performance is improved.
    • Rutting is reduced because the Michelin X Tweel Turf has more support across the surface for improved flotation and better ground contact.
    • Unique energy transfer within the poly-resin spokes reduces the bounce associated with pneumatic tires.
    • Excellent curb climbing is possible due to the Michelin X Tweel Turf construction and flexibility.
    • More consistent cut quality is achieved because inconsistent tire pressure is eliminated.
  • Uptime is improved.
    • The exclusive technology eliminates downtime and associated cost due to flat or damaged tires.
    • Punctures and sidewall damage no longer result in downtime.
  • Cost of operation is reduced.
    • Cost of repairs and maintenance is reduced. One single unit replaces the current tire, wheel, and valve assembly. There is no need for complex tire-mounting equipment.
    • No need to spend time checking and optimizing tire pressure.
    • The need to purchase and stock plug kits and spare tires is eliminated, particularly for professional landscape contractors and government agencies who normally stock them.
    • The tire tread will last up to three times longer than current pneumatic tires because automotive-grade rubber is used for the tread.
Michelin X Tweel Turf Michelin X Tweel Turf
Michelin X Tweel Turf Michelin X Tweel Turf

Heavy-duty construction provides the ultimate in performance and reliable operation:

  • High-strength poly-resin spokes carry the load.
  • Four-hole, heavy-duty steel hub for durability.
  • Deep, open-tread design provides excellent cleaning and traction.
  • Zero degree, high-tensile proprietary carcass provides great lateral stiffness while resisting damage from impact and penetration.

NOTE: In some cases different size Tweels are required depending on the mowing deck size.

Michelin, X, and Tweel are trademarks of Michelin North America, Inc.

Mower is easy to service with many accessible components
Z945M EFI front viewZ945M EFI front view
Z945M EFI rear viewZ945M EFI rear view

The design of the Z900 Series makes many service components reachable and easily accessible from the ground.

  • Large, open engine compartment at the rear of the machine provides convenient servicing and ensures the engine heat is directed away from the operator.
Flip-up foot panelFlip-up foot panel
Flip-up seatFlip-up seat
Onboard maintenance chart
Maintenance chartMaintenance chart

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.

Diagnostics
Hourmeter (M Series pictured)Hourmeter (M Series pictured)
Diagnostic chartDiagnostic chart

The hourmeter 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 hourmeter.

 

Use of the hourmeter and service interval chart helps determine when the machine will need service.

Three-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty
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E and M Series three-year, 1200-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty

An exclusive two-year, unlimited hour/three-year, 1200-hour (whichever comes first) bumper-to-bumper warranty is standard for all John Deere E and M Series Mowers. The warranty is best in its class and places John Deere at the forefront of commercial mowing. It is also hassle free, with one company handling all of the paperwork.

NOTE: 36 months or 1200 hours, whichever comes first. For the first 24 months, there is no hour limitation.

R Series three-year, 1500-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty

An exclusive two-year, unlimited hour/three-year, 1500-hour (whichever comes first) bumper-to-bumper warranty is standard on all John Deere R Series mowers. The warranty is best in the industry and puts John Deere at the forefront of commercial mowing. It is also hassle free, with one company handling all of the paperwork.

NOTE: 36 months or 1500 hours, whichever comes first. For the first 24 months, there is no hour limitation.

Specifications

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Key Specs
Engine Manufacturer/model CV742
Engine Power Gross at 3,600 rpm: 25 hp
18.6 kW
Fuel tank capacity 11.5 U.S. gal.
43.5 L
Mower deck Size 48, 54, 60 in.
122, 137, 152 cm
Blade tip speed Approximately 18,000 fpm
5,486 m/min
Transmission Hydrostatic
Speed range 0-10 mph
0-16.1 km/h
Drive wheels 24x9.5-12 (48 in.), 24x12-12 (54 in., 60 in.)
Caster wheels 13x5-6
Warranty 36 months or 1200 hours, whichever comes first
First 24 months, no hour limitation
Engine
Manufacturer/Model CV742
Power At 3,600 rpm, 25 hp
18.6 kW
Displacement 45.6 cu in.
747 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-cleaner
Yes
Heavy-duty canister type with safety element
Fuel system
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
Electrical system
Charge system 15 amp
Battery voltage 12 V
Cold cranking amp 300 amp
Hour meter Standard, digital
Operator presence starting system Brake-N-Go (hand)
Drivetrain
Transmission Hydrostatic
Hydraulic pumps
Wheel motors Tuff Torq heavy-duty integrated piston wheel motor
Travel speed Speed range
0-10 mph
0-16.1 km/h
Forward
0-10 mph
0-16.1 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
Hydraulic oil cooler
Filter Internal, replaceable
Buyer's note
Warranty 36 months or 1200 hours, whichever comes first
First 24 months, no hour limitation
Tires
Drive wheels 24x9.5-12 (48 in.), 24x12-12 (54 in., 60 in.)
Rear tires
Load rating 4 PR
Brakes
Dynamic braking Twin levers
Park brake Internal wet disk integrated in the transmission
Park brake actuation Hand brake
PTO
Type Electro-magnetic, 200 lb-ft
271 Nm
Drive V-belt
Mower decks
Size 48, 54, 60 in.
122, 137, 152 cm
Deck construction One-piece stamped steel with reinforcements
Deck thickness 7 gauge
0.18 in.
4.6 mm
Discharge Side
Height-of-cut range Increments
0.25 in.
0.64 cm
1-5.5 in.
2.54-14 cm
Cutting width 48, 54, 60 in.
122, 137, 152 cm
Blades
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
Wheels
Caster wheel type Pneumatic Front
Caster wheels 13x5-6
Front anti-scalp rollers RH, center, LH
Rear anti-scalp rollers Optional
Dimensions
Length 84 in.
213 cm
Width With chute down, 62, 68, 74 in.
157, 173, 188 cm
Height With ROPS up, 73 in.
185 cm
With ROPS down, 47 in.
119 cm
Weight 1,100 to 1,178 lb
499 to 534 kg
Additional information
Date collected 11-Sep-2018

Accessories and Attachments

Anti-Scalp Wheels

Rear Anti-Scalp Wheel Kit (1219.2-mm (48-in.) Deck) - BTC10445

An easy-to-install rear anti-scalp wheel kit is now available for all Z900 B Series models (rear anti-scalp wheels are standard on the M and R Series).

Rear Anti-Scalp Wheel Kit (1371.6-mm (54-in.) Deck) - BTC10442

An easy-to-install rear anti-scalp wheel kit is now available for all Z900 B Series models (rear anti-scalp wheels are standard on the M and R Series).

Rear Anti-Scalp Wheel Kit (1524-mm (60-in.) Deck) - BTC10591

An easy-to-install rear anti-scalp wheel kit is now available for all Z900 B Series models (rear anti-scalp wheels are standard on the M and R Series).

Lighting

Beacon Light Kit - LP40112
Beacon light kitBeacon light kit

This light kit signals that unit is approaching. The light is positioned on top of the canopy or on rollover protective structure (ROPS) with a breakaway bracket; this ensures that, if struck, the light will not break but will move out of the way.

Front Light (2) Kit - TCB11281
Front light kitFront light kit

The front light kit provides the ability to mow at twilight, increasing productivity hours.

 

Includes instructions, two lights, and mounting hardware.

Miscellaneous

Cast Iron Bumper - TCU31258
Cast rear bumperCast rear bumper

The cast rear bumper is standard on all M and R Series Z900’s and can be fitted easily to B Series machines. The robust casting adds durability and improves the appearance of the mowers.

Hitch Kit - TCB11531
Rear hitchRear hitch

The rear hitch acts as a mounting point for rear and tow-behind attachments:

  • The hitch can install directly to the engine shroud of a Z900 without the cast-iron bumper or with the cast-iron bumper installed.
  • Z900 models all have a 400-lb (181-kg) towing capacity.
Jack Kit - BTC10906

The jack for the mid-mount mower allows easy access to the underside of the mower for maintenance or blade changing while in the field. The kit contains everything necessary to install the jack onto the front of a mower.

Sun Canopy - LPA11548
Sun canopySun canopy

 

Ordering information

Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

 

Sun canopy

Order number: LPA11548

Trash Receptacle Kit - TCB11248
Trash receptacle kitTrash receptacle kit
Trash receptacle kit with pick stick and bucketTrash receptacle kit with pick stick and bucket

The trash receptacle kit provides mounting for 5-gal. (19-L) bucket and trash-grabbing apparatus (not included). It enables trash pickup and storage without having to leave the mower seat. 

 

The kit also keeps the bucket out of the way and away from the trim side of mower. The bucket attaches quickly and easily with purchased elastic straps:

  • Strong, long lasting, and will meet a variety of operator needs
  • Saves time - allows the operator to continue mowing while picking up debris
  • No more plastic trash bags hanging from the mower
  • No more shredded paper on the lawn
  • Saves money - accommodates debris that can cause damage to a mower

 

Mulch Kits

Mulch Kit (1219.2-mm (48-in.) 7-Iron, 7-Iron II and 7-Iron PRO) - TCB10952
Mulch kitMulch kit
Mulch kit shown on Estate ZTrak™ mower deckMulch kit shown on Estate ZTrak™ mower deck

The mulching attachment allows converting the mowers so they can be used to perform the mulching function (grass or leaves) of this system.

The attachment consists of special mulching blades, mulch baffles to direct the clippings into the blade for recutting, and a discharge closure and hardware. The adjustable baffle can be moved to one of five positions to match conditions using the convenient wing nuts.

 

Operating tips when mulching:
  • Mow when the grass is dry.
  • Observe the one-third rule.
    • No more than one-third of the grass blade should be cut off at one time. This allows more efficient mulching and will promote the continued good health of the grass. If the desired cut height cannot be achieved by cutting off one-third, or there is clumping of the clippings, it may be required to cut higher; wait a day, then lower the mower and make a second pass.
  • Mow at proper intervals - approximately every four days to five days.
  • Always mow with sharp blades.
Mulch Kit (1371.6-mm (54-in.) 7-Iron, 7-Iron II, 7-Iron PRO and HC) - TCB11469
Mulch kitMulch kit
Mulch kit shown on Estate ZTrak™ mower deckMulch kit shown on Estate ZTrak™ mower deck

The mulching attachment allows converting the mowers so they can be used to perform the mulching function (grass or leaves) of this system.

The attachment consists of special mulching blades, mulch baffles to direct the clippings into the blade for recutting, and a discharge closure and hardware. The adjustable baffle can be moved to one of five positions to match conditions using the convenient wing nuts.

 

Operating tips when mulching:
  • Mow when the grass is dry.
  • Observe the one-third rule.
    • No more than one-third of the grass blade should be cut off at one time. This allows more efficient mulching and will promote the continued good health of the grass. If the desired cut height cannot be achieved by cutting off one-third, or there is clumping of the clippings, it may be required to cut higher; wait a day, then lower the mower and make a second pass.
  • Mow at proper intervals - approximately every four days to five days.
  • Always mow with sharp blades.
Mulch Kit (1524-mm (60-in.) 7-Iron, 7-Iron II and 7-Iron PRO) - TCB10953
Mulch kitMulch kit
Mulch kit shown on Estate ZTrak™ mower deckMulch kit shown on Estate ZTrak™ mower deck

The mulching attachment allows converting the mowers so they can be used to perform the mulching function (grass or leaves) of this system.

The attachment consists of special mulching blades, mulch baffles to direct the clippings into the blade for recutting, and a discharge closure and hardware. The adjustable baffle can be moved to one of five positions to match conditions using the convenient wing nuts.

 

Operating tips when mulching:
  • Mow when the grass is dry.
  • Observe the one-third rule.
    • No more than one-third of the grass blade should be cut off at one time. This allows more efficient mulching and will promote the continued good health of the grass. If the desired cut height cannot be achieved by cutting off one-third, or there is clumping of the clippings, it may be required to cut higher; wait a day, then lower the mower and make a second pass.
  • Mow at proper intervals - approximately every four days to five days.
  • Always mow with sharp blades.

Seat

Isolated Suspension Seat Kit - BTC10907
Base seat panBase seat pan
Isolated seat panIsolated seat pan

The field-installed isolated seat kit for the gas Z900 ZTrak Mowers provides operators with an improved ride and reduces operator fatigue when mowing for prolonged periods of time.

 

This is a dealer-installed kit that converts a base seat with no suspension to an isolated seat.

 

It is compatible with all model year 2015 and newer gas Z900 ZTrak Mowers with base seats that have no suspension and a serial number break of (30,000-).

Spark Arrester

Spark Arrester Screen - AM115838
Spark arrester mufflerSpark arrester muffler
Spark arrester muffler screenSpark arrester muffler screen

A spark arrester screen is available to meet current law in areas requiring use of mufflers under certain conditions or where needed to comply with local ordinances.

 

Includes instructions, a spark arrester screen, and mounting hardware.

Striping Kits

Rubber Flap Striping Kit for 1219.2-mm (48-in.) Deck - BTC10285
Striping kit - 72 in. (183 cm) shownStriping kit - 72 in. (183 cm) shown
StripesStripes

Striping kits are available for all B, E, M, and R Series Mowers. These kits utilize a rubber flap to achieve the striping effect on lawns. Different types of grass will stripe differently.
 
Striping kits mount behind the deck and can be adjusted for best performance.

Rubber Flap Striping Kit for 1371.6-mm and 1524-mm (54-in. and 60-in.) Decks - BTC10286
Striping kit - 72 in. (183 cm) shownStriping kit - 72 in. (183 cm) shown
StripesStripes

Striping kits are available for all B, E, M, and R Series Mowers. These kits utilize a rubber flap to achieve the striping effect on lawns. Different types of grass will stripe differently.
 
Striping kits mount behind the deck and can be adjusted for best performance.