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The John Deere z970a is Here!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn by Deere, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Lawn by Deere

    Lawn by Deere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    This thing is smooth!!!!!


    My favorite part of the mower is this thing right here, the suspension seat. I would not own one without now.
    I didn't know if i would like these handles but they are awesome. They make one handed operation a breeze!
    A view from above the cockpit
    We'll see how the power goes when this puppy gets broke in.

    Sorry for the short post but I hurt my right arm and it hurts to type.

    more to come!
  2. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    Nice ride you got there! I am sure it will do you just fine!
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    That's one heck of a mower!!!! You will be very impressed with it and will like it alot.

    BCPHOTO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Nice mower -- I pick up a used 830a today. Looks like they changed the trim side caster arm angle on the new ones. It appears that yours mirrors the right side but on mine the trim side angle is nearly straight.
  5. cutting edge10

    cutting edge10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    is it good on hills
  6. ramcat

    ramcat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    I believe that is only for the Z970 because the only deck you can get is the 72 inch, the rest of the new models have a straight arm angle on the trim side....at least mine does
  7. Lawn by Deere

    Lawn by Deere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    No hills yet, just a ditch and no sliding whatsoever. It looks like the stance is wider on this one and with the nearly 20f/ 80r weight distribution i cant imagine it having any problems on the hills.
    I traded in an 830a and i have slid down a few hills on it but it was a very controlled slide no nose dives like a few others I have been on. What i mean is if you are mowing sideway it never felt like the front wanted to go down or the machine never felt tippy, it would always start sliding in the rear on steep stuff and you could angle out of it.

    Looks like rain for the next few days so no mowing for a bit.
  8. Lawn by Deere

    Lawn by Deere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    I have a 60% chance of mowing tomorrow! I hope the rain holds off.
  9. Lawn by Deere

    Lawn by Deere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Confirmed, no problems with the hills. I just have to get used to a 72" deck.
  10. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    37 HP:dizzy: Give us GPH numbers when you get the chance.

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