John Deere Launches Its First Electric Zero-Turn Mower For Residential Markets
It seems like more and more lawn care companies are tapping into the electric market every day. Now, John Deere is on deck with the introduction of the Z370R Electric ZTrak mower. We’re taking a look at how this John Deere battery-powered residential zero-turn would benefit the homeowner market.
John Deere Battery-Powered Residential Zero-Turn Performance
- 42-inch mower deck
- Mow up to 2 acres per charge
- Cutting heights: 1.25 – 4.5 inches
- 7 MPH maximum forward travel speed
- 3.2 kWh battery
Starting with performance features, this John Deere electric zero-turn mower features a 42-inch cutting deck. The deck is 4.97 inches deep with a large discharge chute to prevent clippings from being recut, which reduces power consumption. You have cutting heights from 1.25 inches to 4.5 inches, with eleven 0.25-inch height increments in between.
This is John Deere’s first battery-powered mower. Its 3.2kWh battery has up to 40% more capacity than competitors, letting you mow up to 2 acres on a single charge.
John Deere tells us that this zero-turn mower has a maximum forward travel speed of 7 MPH. In reverse, you can travel up to 3.5 MPH.
John Deere Battery-Powered Residential Zero-Turn Design
- Length: 75.4 inches
- Width (with mower): 50.4 inches
- Height: 43.3 inches
- Weight: 490 pounds
- Battery holds IP66 rating to withstand water and dust
- Rear battery cover provides extra protection
- Mower frame constructed from heavy-duty formed and welded steel
- Onboard charging with extension cord and 110V grounded outlet
- Large LCD screen for displaying battery levels and mowing modes
When designing this mower, John Deere gave it many of the same features as its gas-powered ZTs to ensure a similar, rugged design. It has an overall length of 75.4 inches and weighs a hefty 490 pounds.
The battery holds an IP66 rating for water and dust resistance, and the rear battery cover provides additional protection. Since the batteries are onboard rather than removable, charging is done onboard via an extension cord and a 110V grounded outlet.
The control panel sits at the right of the operator’s seat and features a large LCD screen that displays the battery level and mowing mode.
John Deere Battery-Powered Residential Zero-Turn Price
This electric lawn mower starts at $6,399. It includes a 3-year/200-hour warranty for the mower and a 5-year/200-hour warranty on the battery.