Press Release   December 09, 2016

John Deere 2017 Residential ZTrak™ Z300 Models Include Improved Capability, Efficiency and Comfort Features

The Z345R is one of five new models priced to suit a range of budgets.

The Z345R is one of five new models priced to suit a range of budgets.

Z345R headlines five new models for homeowners priced to suit a range of budgets

The landscape of the John Deere residential ZTrak™ zero-turn radius mower line takes on a new look with five new models, priced to suit a range of budgets – the Z335M, Z345M, Z345R, Z355R and Z375R – that each mow well at fast speeds. Homeowners will appreciate new and step-up model additions to the ZTrak Z300 series featuring improved cut quality, easy-to-use ergonomic controls, enhanced engine performance and upgraded comfort features.

The Accel Deep™ mower deck, introduced in 2016, will now be available on all Z300 Series residential ZTrak models. Available in 42-, 48- and 54-inch cutting widths, these mower decks will provide homeowners with better grass dispersion and improved cut quality at faster ground speeds.

“Homeowners are attracted to the speed and overall performance of zero-turn radius mowers, but some perceive ZTRs as too expensive,” said Kim Ridel, tactical marketing manager, John Deere. “New for 2017, we’re introducing five new residential zero-turn models priced to provide homeowners with the speed and performance they need, at the attractive price they want.”

Several enhancements to the ZTrak Z300 series focus on the John Deere commitment to improving the comfort and convenience for homeowners. Comfort enhancements will be noticed across models, such as those on the Z345R, including a medium back seat that doesn’t require a tool for seat adjustment, control levers with improved ergonomics, and standard floor mats.

Additionally, a wider tyre option on some models provides a smoother ride and a foot-operated deck lift option allows for quick and efficient engagement of the deck without leaving the operator seat.

The ZTrak Z300 series also receives an upgrade in engine performance with horsepower ranging from 14 kW (20 hp) on the Z335E up to 18.6 kW (25 hp) on the Z375R.

The Accel Deep mower deck on the ZTrak Z300 models are compatible with the innovative MulchControl™ kit. MulchControl allows operators to quickly switch between side discharge and mulching with the flip of a lever, all year long. Mulching returns finely cut clippings to the soil as a beneficial natural fertiliser to enhance lawn health.

These new models will be available to order from February 2017.

For the latest news and product launch information from John Deere, see your local John Deere dealer or visit our website.

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