Press Releases November 09, 2020
John Deere ready to support New Zealand lawn lovers in the lead up to mowing season
CRESTMEAD, Queensland (9 November 2020) — As the weather warms and grass begins to flourish across the country, the minds of millions of Kiwis have turned to the mowing season ahead, and the equipment needed to ensure lawns are looking their best.
John Deere Tactical Segment Marketing Manager, Fraser Scott, said the John Deere lineup of Ride-On and Zero-Turn Mowers were ideally suited to New Zealand's unique growing conditions, including the 100 Series and Residential ZTrak™ Zero-Turn Mower ranges, both of which are designed to ensure less time is needed to maintain the lawn, so that more time can be spent enjoying it.
"There is no doubt one of the keys to a great Spring and Summer lawn is the equipment you use," Mr Scott said.
"John Deere lawn mowers not only make your lawn look better but are also machines that perform reliably and efficiently to save both time and operating expenses.
"For example, our Edge Mower Decks have a rounded design to ensure there is no corner or edge for grass to get stuck in. This helps the cut grass to travel easily through the deck and supports an even dispersal for a high-quality result."
Basic mechanical tasks for the 100 series are simple given the John Deere Easy Change™ 30-Second Oil Change System*, which allows the oil and filter to be taken out and replaced in one go, with a simple twist and click.
"For more than 180 years John Deere has been innovating and investing in the development of industry-leading equipment and technology like this that is simple to use and efficient," Mr Scott said.
"Importantly, we're able to deliver the world's premium quality lawn and turf equipment at a price that is attainable to all gardeners and enthusiasts, no matter what type of lawn they have or their level of expertise.
"This is backed by the support of an extensive dealer network with a deep understanding of the needs of New Zealand lawns and accessibility for customers to ongoing advice and guidance – to help make sure you have the right machine for the right job and continual help to use it to the best of its ability."
In Marlborough, it was superb support from his dealership which led engineer Lincoln Ellsworth to purchase from the John Deere 100 series range for his home lawn.
"The guys at my local dealership were terrific, I told them the type of property I have and they recommended the exact mower I needed," he said.
"The track I take when I am mowing weaves in and out, a bit like a snake, so I needed something with manoeuvrability. They showed me the E110, and I can't recommend it highly enough."
Lincoln is a weekend warrior when it comes to lawn care for his 800 square metre house block, so reliable no-fuss equipment was top of mind for him.
"When we bought this house, it came with a mower. But I spent more time repairing that machine than I did actually mowing the lawn. It's nice to own a John Deere for the first time, it's a great brand and known for reliability."
Mr Scott said, specifically, it was the E110's 107 cm Edge™ Cutting System, and Two Pedal Hydrostatic Transmission that made navigating tricky obstacles a breeze.
However, for anyone who has more land to look after than Lincoln, or who has rough terrain, Mr Scott said a machine from the ZTrak series is ideal.
"Given it's deck is stamped out of nine-gauge steel, it has superior durability," Mr Scott said.
"The sturdy equipment minimises clumping, even when handling a large volume of material, to deliver a thorough and pristine cut at higher speeds."
The ZTrak range also has on-the-go tracking adjustments and a sturdy deck.
"The impressive Zero-Turn precision steering, which basically means you can spin on a coin, will help to achieve the perfect cut while also significantly cutting down the time needed to cover those larger areas," he said.
- For more information and to learn about the unique features John Deere Ride-On and Zero-Turn mowers can bring this lawn growing season contact your local John Deere dealer or go to the John Deere website.
- *Available on selected 100 Series Mowers.
About John Deere:
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at JohnDeere.com in New Zealand at JohnDeere.co.nz