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John Deere’s updated Z-Trak “Estate Series” residential zero turn lawn mowers will arrive at local Deere dealerships next week. With a Kohler 22 HP or 25 HP V-twin engine, it can whiz along at 10 mph to get to your back forty — and chop some serious grass. Other cool features: a simplified electric start system, padded grips with integrated electronic controls to raise and lower the mower deck, and a folding roll bar.

You can also adjust the Z-Trak’s cut height in 1/4″ increments right from your seat. But the best part: it features two cup holders. Of course, this ball of features doesn’t come cheap. The base model starts at around $6,500 — or about what it’d take to pay someone $50 a week to cut your lawn for the next two-and-a-half years.

Granted, the Z-Trak’s price isn’t out of line with its current zero turn competition. But I’ve still always wondered what sort of homeowner buys them new. If you have one, drop me a line.


3 Responses to A John Deere For Home

  1. Tom says:

    My old man bought one a few years ago. Most/all of us kids have left the house now so he is stuck with mowing now. It still takes a while to do 3 acres though. The old tractor still does all of the non-mowing tasks now (snow plowing, rototiller-ing, and trailering) He bought a CubCadet and it wasn’t that expensive. A few thousand, but not $6k.

  2. Brian says:

    My ex-neighbor had a Dixie Chopper. He said it cost him $9K and ran at 15 mph. No cupholders that I remember, but this guy used to wear one of those twin beer hat-holders with the flexible straw-tubes.

  3. Alex says:

    How about you go to Sears and check out their COMMERCIAL Craftsman Professional Zero Turn that is built way better and a much better price for the features. You’re just paying for the green with this John Deere.

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