John Deere has expanded its ZTrak ZTR ride-on mower range to include two new petrol models and two rear-discharge decks.

Compact and capable, John Deere zero-turn mowers are based on a heavy-duty frame including a ROPS. The high-gauge PRO steel rotary cutting decks feature a deep mowing chamber designed to handle more grass for increased capacity. This increases airflow so that a quality cut can be achieved even when mowing at maximum speed.

The new Z740R semi-commercial mower (above) is powered by a Kawasaki 23.5hp petrol engine, while the Z950R (below) has a larger Kawasaki 27hp petrol engine and is equipped with Michelin Tweel X Turf airless radial tyres as standard - an option for the smaller model. Both mowers feature an adjustable operator platform and a  'ComfortGlide' suspension seat with easy access to a quick-change height-of-cut dial and on-the-go tracking adjustments to maximise mowing performance.

The Z740R offers a choice of 122cm or 137cm side-discharge decks, while the larger Z950R is available with 137cm or 152cm side-discharge and new 152cm rear-discharge decks. John Deere’s current Stage V diesel zero-turn mowers, the Z994R 24.7hp and Z997R 37.4hp models, can now be fitted with a choice of 152cm side-discharge and new 152 or 183cm rear-discharge decks in addition to the previously available side-discharge options, depending on model.

The new heavy-duty rear-discharge decks employ a single-belt deck design for easy maintenance, and are mulching enabled. These have been introduced to the zero-turn mower range for the first time. All new zero-turn mowers also provide easy access for servicing and on-board diagnostics, while available attachments include a tool carrier, striping brush and storage tray.

Meanwhile, the Michelin X Tweel Turf airless radial tyre features automotive rubber technology that allows the tread to last up to three times longer. The Tweel also reduces ground compaction and increases ride quality.