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    New Z945M EFI!

    My brand new Deere Z945M EFI with a 60" 7 Iron Pro deck. Tweel rear tires and a suspension seat - $11,178.98 out the door less tax (we're ag exempt.)

    I just finished mowing maybe a combined three acres of pasture, a barn area and a sort of "yard" . Lots of oak trees to dodge for some of that acreage and roads to mow around, etc. It took me about 90 minutes, maybe a little more to mow what was taking me half a day on the 46" Gravely Promaster 100 ZTR. I have about 500 operating hours on the Gravely so I was immediately productive on the Z Trak. When I would finish all of that mowing on the Gravely, I was tired and beat up - rigid seat with minimal padding. I felt like I could easily mow for several hours on the Deere and not feel that beat up.

    What amazed me was how fast the 945M was - I mean maybe three times as fast as the Gravely. I was mowing in tall grass and weeds (like 24-30" tall) as fast as the Gravely would run flat out. I am really blown away and my only regret is I didn't buy this or one like it a few years ago. I literally hated mowing with the Gravely and put off mowing until I couldn't stand it any longer.

    The 27 HP fuel injected Kohler was great - when I got in a really dense area of grass/weeds/wildflowers I could hear the engine go under load and quickly recover. Never did I feel like there wasn't enough power to cut a 60" swath while moving at a fairly decent speed. It would be interesting to compare the carb version to this EFI model. Oh, fuel burn - dealer filled the tank full and the gauge is maybe a couple of needle widths above 3/4 full.

    All maintenance things are easy to access, very well thought out.
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    Last edited by johncanfield; 06-20-2019 at 03:28 PM.
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    Awesome machine John!

    The only thing missing in the pics is mud.....
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    Thanks Stan. I forgot to comment on the Tweels, they are a winner. Traction is very good and they really soften the ride. I was thinking about ordering Z Glides for the fronts but now I’m not sure I need them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johncanfield View Post
    Thanks Stan. I forgot to comment on the Tweels, they are a winner. Traction is very good and they really soften the ride. I was thinking about ordering Z Glides for the fronts but now I’m not sure I need them.
    Here's a couple threads about the Z-Glides -

    Z-glides

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...50r-owner.html
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    Congrats John! Looks like a really nice machine!
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    Very nice machine.
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    Way to go John!!!

    Glad the tweels and suspension seat takes the edge off the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Awesome machine John!

    The only thing missing in the pics is mud.....
    Got about as much chance finding good BBQ in Texas as you do finding mud......
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    Nice looking machine.

    Not surprised, but glad for you that it is more comfortable and productive.
    Taking the easy way is what makes rivers and men crooked.

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