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    Z7xxx versus Z9xxx

    So like everything Deere, there are so many levels and options and models I get dizzy.

    I mow with a 2018 2032r with 60" deck. It isn't the friendliest option. I think I want to get a Zero turn to go with it. I have just under 4 hilly acres to mow. I generally lean towards the best quality option, but I am thinking the Z9xxx series is more than I need. Can someone skool me on the differences between the Z9xxx and Z7xxx please? I figures out the E vs R vs M differences within the 700 series thanks to You Tube...but I still need to be skooled.
    Thanks in advance!
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    New: 2017 JD 2032R. R3 turf, 220R FEL with Single Point, 7-iron 60D MMM, Artillian Diverter; 2019 Z740r
    Previous: 2012 JD 1026R, R3 turf, H-120 FEL, 7-iron 60D MMM
    Attached: EA Wicked 55 Grapple, iMatch, Heavyhitch w/8x42lb, JD BB5060L, JD LR5060L, JLF-2242 forks, Shaver 101 PHD, Countyline 48" rotary cutter
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    I'd have to go low end commercial (Z915E).
    Bigger tires = better ride.
    I like the warranty better.
    Much better mower deck IMO.
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    If you have hills to deal with look at the weight of the machines.

    My first zero turn a long time ago was a Deere 717A I think. It was the smallest in the commercial line at the time. Not good on hills - would loose traction on side hills and the front end was way too light when climbing hills.

    Went to a 757 which is a mid frame model which cured it all - the things was like glue on the hills.

    I don’t recall the weights but there was a significant difference. I am betting there is a good difference between the z7xx and z9xx.

    Also look at deck construction and blade tip speed. These 2 things make a huge difference.

    Buy it once and buy it right.
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    I have the Z915E. It is a good solid machine.

    My winter projects include adding weight to it and loading the tires.

    It goes uphill really well. Downhill, not so much.

    I wouldn't want a lighter machine.
    Taking the easy way is what makes rivers and men crooked.

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    I have to disagree with some here on what is the difference between Ztraks. So, lets take the new 2019 models for a ride.

    The new 2019 Z740r series verus the new Z930r series.

    Both have the same size front tires. Same 7 Iron decks in all the width sizes. 22" x 11 tires on the Z740r and 24"x 12 on the Z930r. The Z740r has the Tuff-Torq TZT1310..10/10 cc/rev transmissions, 9-11 mph 20-23 trires, and the Z930r has the Tuff-Torq TZT13..13/13 cc/rev. 12-13 mph. transmission. 24' tires. The Z40r has a smaller KAW 23.5 hp V-Twin, and the Z930r has the larger 25.5hp. V-twin.
    The Z930r has the optional suspension seat, whereas the Z740r doesn't The rear panel is different on the Z7440r , whereas the Z930r is some what different (might add a few pounds) to the rear section. There is a 2 gallon difference on the fuel tanks, and with that you can mow about 2 mph faster.

    The frame is basically the same...may be me a few added bolts and nuts. The upper platform is different configuration. However, the main thing is the price difference. The Z740r is $8,999.00about $4000 lower in price. And most of all you get the same famous paint scheme...Green and Yellow.

    You can do what I have done to make the Z740r like a Z930r... Sort of. Buy you couple new 24" x 12 tires and rims and install them on the Z740r. I paid $150.00 with free shipping for my 24" tires and rims. The ebay person said he was parting out a new Z950m. I never ask if it was stolen.
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    One thing to think about is weight and how much rain you get on average.

    I have the 997 diesel and it comes in at a ton weight wise.
    It's a beast, but a heavy beast.

    There are a few times I have to wait to mow even with turf tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbeaag View Post
    Same 7 Iron decks in all the width sizes.
    Are you sure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Are you sure?






    Model HP* Deck Size Fuel Options
    Z915E25 hp. 7Iron™ II Deck 48", 54", 60" Gas

    Z920M23.5 hp 7Iron™ PRO Deck. 48", 48" MOD, 54", 60" Gas, Propane Kit

    Z925M Flex Fuel25 hp. 7Iron™ PRO Deck./ 54", 54" MOD, 60" Gas, EFI, Flex Fuel


    Z930M25.5 hp. 7Iron™ PRO Deck. 54", 54" MOD, 60", 60" MOD Gas

    Z945M EFI 27.0 hp. 7Iron™ PRO Deck. 60", 60" MOD Gas EFI

    Z950M27 hp. 7Iron™ PRO Deck. 60", 60" MOD, 72" Gas, Propane Kit

    Z955M EFI29.0 hp. 7Iron™ PRO Deck. 60", 60" MOD, 72" Gas EFI

    Z960M31 hp. 7Iron™ PRO Deck. 60", 60" MOD, 72" Gas

    Z930R26.5 hp. 7Iron™ PRO Deck. 54", 54" MOD, 60", 60" MOD Gas, Gas EFI

    Z950R27 hp 7Iron™ PRO Deck 60", 60" MOD, 72" Gas, Propane Kit

    Z970R35.0 hp 7Iron™ PRO Deck 60", 60" MOD, 72" Gas, Propane Kit


    Z994R Diesel24.7 hp 7Iron™ PRO Deck 54", 60", 60" MOD Diesel (NOTE: I think this is a new Model for 2019)


    Z997R Diesel37.4 hp 7Iron™ PRO Deck 7-Gauge Rear Discharge Deck 60", 60" MOD, 60" RD, 72" Diesel




    Gizmo2, When I bought my 2013 Z710A with a 54" 7 Iron deck, I wanted a 60" deck and ask the salesman if this could be done. He said, "no problem" So, he went through all what had to be done. The 60" deck would be $875.00 more, due to the fact it had a few inched wider deck chute. Also, the 60" deck has the rear anti-scalp wheels, and the bolt holes for a "stripper unit", which I didn't care for. The 60" deck from a Z915B has different blade spindles. I thought the price was a little high for the 6 inch gain.

    So, we talked about what would be the price of a 2013 Z915B. His price was $9.450.00. $1000.00 off list price. The price on the 2013 Z710A was $7,999.00. $1000.00 off of list price.. We couldn't make a deal on either one.

    About one month later, I went to a John Deere dealer own by the same two brothers. They had a 2013 Z710A with 54" deck and 28 hours on the meter the dealer used for a loaner or demonstrator. I bought it for $4595.00.

    From all appearances, the 7 Iron decks are the same, only the brackets welded to them for options such as rear anti-scalp wheels, stripper units, etc.

    However, I must agree with Old Cajun, the Z997 is a different bred from any of the other Z900 series tractors. It don't share any parts of the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbeaag View Post
    I have to disagree with some here on what is the difference between Ztraks. So, lets take the new 2019 models for a ride.

    The new 2019 Z740r series verus the new Z930r series.

    Both have the same size front tires. Same 7 Iron decks in all the width sizes. 22" x 11 tires on the Z740r and 24"x 12 on the Z930r. The Z740r has the Tuff-Torq TZT1310..10/10 cc/rev transmissions, 9-11 mph 20-23 trires, and the Z930r has the Tuff-Torq TZT13..13/13 cc/rev. 12-13 mph. transmission. 24' tires. The Z40r has a smaller KAW 23.5 hp V-Twin, and the Z930r has the larger 25.5hp. V-twin.
    The Z930r has the optional suspension seat, whereas the Z740r doesn't The rear panel is different on the Z7440r , whereas the Z930r is some what different (might add a few pounds) to the rear section. There is a 2 gallon difference on the fuel tanks, and with that you can mow about 2 mph faster.

    The frame is basically the same...may be me a few added bolts and nuts. The upper platform is different configuration. However, the main thing is the price difference. The Z740r is $8,999.00about $4000 lower in price. And most of all you get the same famous paint scheme...Green and Yellow.

    You can do what I have done to make the Z740r like a Z930r... Sort of. Buy you couple new 24" x 12 tires and rims and install them on the Z740r. I paid $150.00 with free shipping for my 24" tires and rims. The ebay person said he was parting out a new Z950m. I never ask if it was stolen.
    Thanks, this is very good stuff!! This is what I needed.
    Randy
    New: 2017 JD 2032R. R3 turf, 220R FEL with Single Point, 7-iron 60D MMM, Artillian Diverter; 2019 Z740r
    Previous: 2012 JD 1026R, R3 turf, H-120 FEL, 7-iron 60D MMM
    Attached: EA Wicked 55 Grapple, iMatch, Heavyhitch w/8x42lb, JD BB5060L, JD LR5060L, JLF-2242 forks, Shaver 101 PHD, Countyline 48" rotary cutter
    Tow Behind: Trac-Vac 880, JD10 Cart, Countyline 25 ton splitter
    Stihl: MS180CB-E; MS391; HT101; FS110; HS81T; BR600 Magnum
    Critters: Bees, Chickens, Maremmas

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    One other difference, availability. I went to the local dealership to buy a z740r, the earliest delivery date was in August. I bought a z930m that's scheduled to be delivered 1st/2nd week in April.
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    Z930M, 60" MOD, adjustable suspension seat
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    1 flaming redheaded wife, 2 semi-feral children, 4 barn cats, 3 pups, 3 horses, 1 donkey, 1 duck and a dozen chickens

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