How does the Deere deck lift system work on their residential mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tb8100, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Messages: 1,625

    This feature may have been on John Deeres awhile, but it's new to me. I believe it uses a dial to set the desired cut height, and then it's controlled via a button on one of the steering levers, is that right? I'm just curious, how is it controlled? Because there's one button on each control stick, and one of the two buttons is an emergency PTO shutoff... Does it only raise the deck? Lower it?
  2. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 510

    I just seen this on their website. Their commercial mowers have a manual dial on the right hand side. A new feature is that you can lock it into transport without changing the deck height. Before you would have to crank it all the way up. It is only on their new semi-commercial mowers that have the new deck lift that seems to be electric or hydraulic.
  3. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Messages: 1,625

    oh ok.

    nice moniker. straight and to the point. I like that. :drinkup:
  4. dgZtrak737

    dgZtrak737 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    The new Estate Series Z520A is the only on that has this option in the estate series. Your right, one button for the emergency kill switch for the pto. The other one is an electric lift that when pushed, rasies the deck and allows you to change cutting heights with the dial or switch in to transport. The button replaces the foot pedal on the previous 700 series.
    This option is also avaliable on some of the new Z800 series commercial mowers too. I am looking at the new Z840A my only holdback is its not a diesel.

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