Zero-Turn-Radius Mowers meet landscape contractor needs.

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Comprised of 5 models with various deck sizes, Z-Trak(TM) Pro 800 Series can be powered by air-cooled, Kawasaki engine; liquid-cooled engine (Z840A); or 31 hp Kawasaki engine for mowing speeds to 12 mph. Mulch-on-Demand(TM) Deck, optionally available on 48, 54, and 60 in. deck models, lets operators switch from side discharge to true mulching. All models have minimized moving-parts design and feature 7-Iron(TM) Pro deck with full-wrap reinforcement and double-captured anti-scalp wheels.

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John Deere Unveils Z-Trak(TM) Pro 800 Series

Customer input influences greater efficiency, dependability and operator comfort

(CARY, N.C.) - In a business where time is money, John Deere has designed a new line of zero-turn-radius mowers that will maximize both for the professional landscape contractor. With a design directly influenced by customer feedback, the new Z-Trak(TM) Pro 800 Series delivers a new level of quality, productivity and operator comfort.

"These machines are truly built to exceed customer expectations because they are based on customer input," said Chase Tew, John Deere commercial segment planning manager. "With the new Z-Trak Pro lineup, landscape professionals can rely on increased up-time, cover more acres faster and achieve a higher quality of cut."

The new Z-Trak Pro 800 Series includes five models with a variety of deck sizes. For economy and efficiency, four models feature an air-cooled, Kawasaki engine, while the Z840A features a liquid-cooled engine. A new 31-hp Kawasaki engine option delivers 14 percent larger displacement and a 40 percent larger hydraulic pump, which translates to a faster mowing speed of up to 12 mph.

The legendary 7-Iron(TM) Pro deck now features full-wrap reinforcement and double-captured anti-scalp wheels to get through the toughest terrain. That durability is enforced with the I-beam constructed cast iron caster arms, cast iron front caster forks and no-flat front caster tires.

Additionally, the Mulch-on-Demand(TM) Deck, which allows operators to switch from side discharge to true mulching at the flip of a lever, is available as a factory-installed option on three models. To give customers more choices, John Deere has expanded its Mulch-on Demand Deck offerings to include widths of 48-, 54-, and 60-inches.

"These mowers also feature a less complex design for increased dependability," says Tew. "We reduced the number of moving parts in the hydraulic system by two-thirds and eliminated 50 percent of the electrical switches. By changing over to a vertical shaft engine, we also removed 41 parts from the mower deck and drive system."

The Z-Trak Pro 800 Series makes it easy for customers to get their work done quickly and comfortably, with features like one-tool belt removal, adjustable control levers and push-button or foot-activated deck lift. Each model also features easy tracking adjustments, increased visibility and more fuel tank capacity at 11.5 gallons.

The Z-Trak Pro 800 Series lineup will be available at John Deere Dealerships in early spring 2008.

Z-Trak(TM) Pro 800 Series Lineup

The Z810A features a 22-hp engine and is available with a 48- or 54-inch mowing deck.

With a 25-hp engine, the Z820A is available with four factory-installed deck options: a 54- or 60-inch side discharge deck, or your choice of a 48- or a 54-inch Mulch-on-Demand Deck.

This 27-hp model is available with a 60- or 72-inch deck, as well as a 60-inch Mulch-on-Demand Deck.

For long engine life and added durability, the Z840A features a liquid-cooled, 26-hp engine, available with a 54- or 60-inch mowing deck and an easy push button deck lift system.

For maximum productivity, this model features a 31-hp engine and a 72-inch mowing deck.

John Deere (Deere & Company - NYSE:DE) is the world's leading manufacturer of agricultural and forestry equipment; a leading supplier of equipment used in lawn, grounds and turf care; and a major manufacturer of construction equipment. Additionally, John Deere manufactures engines used in heavy equipment and provides financial services and other related activities that support the core businesses. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has established a heritage of quality products and services, providing performance that endures to customers worldwide.

Please forward sales inquiries to: John Deere Inquiry Department, P.O. Box 13603, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27709. Readers may also call 1-800-537-8233 or visit

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