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John Deere Z540R zero turn mower ***maybe the last fall mowing???***

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Used the zero turn mower to blow leaves and cut the grass for one last time this fall. John Deere offers a full line-up of commercial lawn mowers for every task you face. Explore models, specs and features and find your dealer: https://www.deere.com/en_US/products/equipment/z_trak_mowers/z_trak_mowers.page A zero-turn riding lawn mower (colloquially, a z-turn) is a standard riding lawn mower with a turning radius that is effectively zero. Different brands and models achieve this in different ways, but hydraulic speed control of each drive wheel is the most common method. Both commercial duty and homeowner models exist, with varying engine power options, size of cutting decks, fuel type (gasoline or diesel), and prices. A z-turn mower typically drives faster and costs more than a similarly sized conventional riding mower that has steerable front wheels. Most current models have four wheels: two small swiveling front tires and two large drive tires in the back. Bush Hog mowers sometimes come with a small, pivoting fifth wheel mounted in the center behind the driver. Instead of controlling the swiveling tires to steer the machine, the large drive tires rotate independently of each other based on the driver's input. They may rotate in opposite directions. The mower can pivot around a point midway between the drive wheels (the classic z-turn), or it can pivot around either one of the drive wheels if one is stationary, or it can turn in a circle of any radius. Reversal of the direction of travel can be accomplished by causing both wheels to rotate in reverse. Steering controls differ on z-turn mowers. Instead of a steering wheel, most z-turns have two throttles that control the rotational speed and direction of each drive wheel. The throttles are typically moved by a seated driver who operates levers mounted waist to shoulder high. The mower's engine throttle is controlled separately, if at all. Some zero turn mowers are steered by a joystick or a steering wheel, the advantage of either one being the location of the hands may permit less fatigue during prolonged mowing and the use of a single hand for steering.
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Michael Miller (4 months ago)
Are you able to tow anything with this?
Michael Miller (4 months ago)
Our Big House in the Little Woods Thank you for checking the max weight. I have 3/4 of an acre so I realize this may be a lot more machine that I need. However, caring for my lawn has become a hobby of mine. I am looking for a machine that will give me a great cut and also reduce the time it takes me to cut my lawn. I have two young children and I would like to spend more time with them than cutting my lawn.
Michael Miller (4 months ago)
Our Big House in the Little Woods Thank you! I currently have a basic D Series John Deere. I want to upgrade to a ZTR but my only hesitation is that once a year I pull a core aerator with three cinder block lay for weight. I am concerned that either the hitch or the transmissions are not made for towing my core aerator.
Max tow capacity 250 lbs. Of course this is the max rating for the hitch. the tractor might be able to handle more than that but again I would be careful. Probably best to stick with the approved equipment which includes compatible spreaders, carts and other implements.
Hey, +Michael Miller! Thanks for watching and the question. We currently use a pull behind aerator with a couple bricks stacked on it. Total weight is less than 100lbs and the tractor seems to handle it fine although I don't know how much I would want to push it. I believe there was a note on the hitch regarding what the towing capacity was but I can't remember it right now. I'll have to check on that. Do you currently have a Z540R?
ericasilvaquirino (2 months ago)
*I love robots and hate mowing.>>>**t.co/IAjUlb4yZp**  Now, for the equivalent physical wear-and-tear that mowing my yard twice would have exerted on me*
ericasilvaquirino (2 months ago)
good luck
Trevor Handermann (2 months ago)
How do you like yours so far? I am picking mine up wednesday? Any good or bad things to say about it?
Thanks for watching and the questions +Trevor Handermann! We truly like our John Deere Z540R. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours. There are always small things that I wish were different (deck is mounted very close to the rear wheels, plenty of debris ends up on top of the deck and around your feet) but overall it has been a great addition for us.
mi2tn (9 months ago)
I did my last mowing a few days ago as well. Looks like you are going to have a lot of leaves.

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