John Deere Z730M
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  • Three-position, adjustable foot platform to accommodate different size operators
    ZTrak™ Z720E Mower shown ZTrak™ Z720E Mower shown
    ZTrak Z720E Mower shown ZTrak Z720E Mower shown

    An ergonomic design and professional grade components are suitable for a wide variety of operators and conditions:

    • Comfortable operator station and convenient controls help optimize operator experience.
    • Large operator platform allows a wide range of foot positions.

    Adjustable features customize the mowing experience for each operator. One of these features is an adjustable foot platform.

    Operator platform designed for adjustability and comfort
    Operator station Operator station
    Three-position foot platform for operator comfort, rearward position Three-position foot platform for operator comfort, rearward position

    The patent-pending, adjustable, three-position toe board allows the operator to quickly adjust the footrest position for greatest comfort:

    • Easily and without tools, each operator can adjust the location of the footrest area to the optimum position.
    • Adjustment range of 2 in. (5.1 cm) in 1-in. (2.5-cm) increments is possible.
    Adjustable foot platform, forward position Adjustable foot platform, forward position
    Adjustable foot platform, middle position Adjustable foot platform, middle position

    Short operators may be most comfortable with the platform in the rear position (as shown above), while tall operators may be more comfortable with the platform in the forward position. Or perhaps, the middle position provides just the right amount of leg room.

    Foot pegs (standard on R Series, optional on E and M Series)
    Foot platform with foot pegs Foot platform with foot pegs
    Foot peg mounting holes Foot peg mounting holes

    Patent-pending foot pegs (standard on R Series, optional on E and M Series) provide the operator with different foot placement options.

    • Foot pegs can be adjusted into two different positions, horizontal or at an angle, to provide more variability for foot placement. The pegs also act as handles to remove and replace the foot platform.
  • Transmission offers speeds up to 9.5 mph (15.3 km/h) to maximize mowing efficiency
    Dual Hydro-Gear® transmissions (Z740R shown) Dual Hydro-Gear® transmissions (Z740R shown)

    Dual transmissions efficiently power the ZTrak™ mower forward and reverse and give steering capability:

    • The unitized hydrostatic drive features a hydraulic pump combined with a commercial-grade, heavy-duty wheel motor into a single unit.
    • One pump and one motor transmission to drive each wheel provides several benefits:
      • Exceptional cooling in high-load conditions
      • Easy-to-check fluid level and refill with hydraulic oil
      • Opens up access under the seat
    • Transmissions are set low in the vehicle for excellent hillside stability.
    • Heavy-duty components stand up to the higher loads from the larger tires and greater weight of Z700 Series ZTrak Mowers.
    • Low maintenance, unitized transmissions are sealed and have no hose connections to leak hydraulic fluid.
    • Four-bolt hubs provide a reliable and convenient wheel-mounting system.

    The hydrostatic drive features two Hydro-Gear ZT-3200™ transmissions for superior performance and durability:

     

    • Unitized hydraulic pumps and commercial-grade, heavy-duty wheel motors combined into a single unit
    • Speeds up to 9.5 mph (15.3 km/h)
    • Pump displacement: 0.61 cu in. (10 cc) per revolution
    • Motor displacement: 0.97 cu in. (16 cc) per revolution
    • Durable 1.125-in. (2.86-cm) axles for heavy loads
    • Standard shock valves for added system protection
    • Standard charge pump for increased performance
    • External oil filter for easier maintenance
    Expansion tanks and tow valve controls
    Transmission expansion tank and filler cap Transmission expansion tank and filler cap
    Tow-valve control, right Tow-valve control, right

    Transmission fluid expansion tanks are provided for each transmission. The yellow filler cap is easy to find and identify.

    Tow-valve controls are provided for each transmission:

    • Controls are located on the transmissions near the expansion tanks where they are easy to reach and use.
    • Tow valves allow moving the machine in its neutral position when the engine is not running.
    • Simply pull up on the rods and secure them into the slot. When finished moving the machine, return the rods to the operating position.

    Hydro-Gear and ZT-3200 are trademarks of Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership AF Holding Company, a Delaware Corporation and Danfoss Power Solutions (US) Company, a Delaware Corporation

  • Serviceability is designed-in for convenience
    4-year bumper-to-bumper warranty*

    Exclusive, 4-year, single-source, bumper-to-bumper warranty is included for all John Deere Z700 Series ZTrak mowers. The warranty places John Deere at the forefront of the mowing industry. It is hassle free, with one company handling all the paperwork.

     

    Z720E, Z735E

    4-year, 500-hour warranty

    Z730M, Z735M

    4-year, 750-hour warranty

    Z740R

    4-year, 1000-hour warranty

    Service interval decal
    Daily service decal Daily service decal

    A convenient service decal gives basic maintenance information. It provides a quick reference for keeping recommended service up to date. It is located underneath the battery cover.

    Flip-up foot platform for mower deck access
    Operator foot platform Operator foot platform
    Easy-to-remove foot platform (Z720E shown) Easy-to-remove foot platform (Z720E shown)

    The professional-style steel foot platform is easy to remove without tools:

    • Makes cleaning grass off the top of the mower deck easier
    • Provides convenient access to the mower deck for service
    Engine service
    Engine oil check/fill and drain tube (Z720E, Z730M, Z740R) Engine oil check/fill and drain tube (Z720E, Z730M, Z740R)
    Engine oil check/fill and drain tube (Z735E, Z735M) Engine oil check/fill and drain tube (Z735E, Z735M)

    The engines are easy to service, including changing the oil and the oil filter and servicing the air filter:

    • The engine oil check/fill tube is located at the top of the engine and easy to see and reach.
    • No-tools oil drain is convenient to use. A flexible oil drain tube is included to conveniently drain oil into a pan, thus eliminating oil spills.
    Engine air filter panel (Z735E engine shown) Engine air filter panel (Z735E engine shown)
    Air filter cover removed (Z735E shown) Air filter cover removed (Z735E shown)
    Multi-stage canister air filter system (Z740R shown) Multi-stage canister air filter system (Z740R shown)
    Air filter element (Z740R shown) Air filter element (Z740R shown)

    Engine air filters are at the top of the engine for easy service:

    • Z720E, Z735E, Z730M, and Z735M engines have knobs to remove the filer cover.
    • The Z740R has a heavy-duty, multi-stage canister air filter system, which uses a round primary and secondary filter that are easily accessed with latches on the end cap.
    Grease fittings
    Top of the mower deck Top of the mower deck

    Only three grease fittings require service:

    • Three to lubricate the mower-blade spindles, two easily accessed from the spindle covers, and the third by removing the foot platform.

    Battery accessibility
    Battery cover Battery cover
    340 CCA battery 340 CCA battery

    The battery is protected from debris, dust, and moisture:

    • It is easy to access under the panel on the left-hand side of the machine.
      • Held in place by an easy-to-remove thumbscrew
    • Powerful 340 cold cranking amp (CCA) battery provides dependable starts.
    Easy-to-clean flat-top mower deck Easy-to-clean flat-top mower deck
    Flip-up spindle cover for easy cleanout and maintenance Flip-up spindle cover for easy cleanout and maintenance

    Serviceability is designed into the mower deck:

    • Easy access is provided by the removable operator foot platform.
    • Flat-top design minimizes places for debris to collect.
    • Spring-loaded, flip-up belt guards make removing debris easy.
    • A provision is provided for a standard, 3/8-in. (9.5-mm) ratchet wrench to be used for releasing belt tension when removing the drive belt.
    Mower deck serviceability
    Floating deck mounting system Floating deck mounting system
    Deck-level adjustment Deck-level adjustment

    A patent-pending deck-leveling system provides easy adjustment at all four mower mounting points:

    • Loosen the nut (B) slightly with a 15-mm wrench.
    • Using the open end of a 16-mm wrench on the hex fastener (A), raise or lower the deck as needed so the height of the rear blade tip is 3 to 6 mm (1/8 to 1/4 in.) higher than the front blade tip.
      • Tick marks on bracket (C) are provided to aid in observing movement.
    • When the deck is at the height needed, tighten the nut (B).
    Transmission bypass (tow valves)
    Tow-valve control, right (knob pictured in neutral position) Tow-valve control, right (knob pictured in neutral position)

    Tow-valve controls are provided for each transmission:

    • Controls are located at the rear of the machine and are easy to access.
    • Tow valves allow moving the machine in its neutral position when the engine is not running.
    • Simply, loosen the knob, push towards the front of the machine, and tighten the knob back. When finished moving the machine, return the rods to the operating position.
    Built-in tie-down locations
    Built-in front tie-down location, right side Built-in front tie-down location, right side
    Built-in front tie-down location, left side Built-in front tie-down location, left side
    Built-in rear tie-down location, right side Built-in rear tie-down location, right side
    Built-in rear tie-down location, left side Built-in rear tie-down location, left side

    Four tie-down locations are provided for convenience and safety when trailering the machine.

    Operator digital video disc (DVD)

    An operation and safety DVD is provided with each machine. Please consult the operator’s manual for other safety and operating procedures.

    *Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.  

  • Smooth and powerful V-twin engine for performance and long life
    24-hp (17.9-kW) engine 24-hp (17.9-kW) engine
    Z730M engine Z730M engine

    Key engine features:

    • 24 hp (17.9 kW) provides plenty of power.
    • Large 44.3-cu in. (726-cc) displacement provides excellent torque.
    • V-twin, 90-degree cylinder design allows for easy starts, excellent power and performance, and smooth operation.
    • Engine model is FS730V.
    • Many quality features are included.
      • Cast-iron cylinder liners provide a long-wearing surface for longer engine life.
      • Overhead V-valves allow the engine to breathe easily for excellent power and fuel economy.
      • Automatic compression release provides easy starting.
      • Internally vented carburetor maintains proper fuel mixture and minimizes emissions.
      • Fuel shutoff solenoid stops excess fuel from entering the exhaust system and causing after bang upon shut down.
    Engine debris chopper fan guard Engine debris chopper fan guard
      • A rotating metal grass chopper screen helps keep the engine fins clean by filtering out debris and reducing the size of material that gets through so it will pass harmlessly past the engine fins.
      • The guard provides protection from the rotating fan.
    Engine oil check/fill and drain tube Engine oil check/fill and drain tube
      • Full-pressure lubrication system provides plenty of oil to the engines moving parts to ensure reliable operation and long life:
        • No-tools oil drain is convenient to use.
        • A flexible drain tube can be placed above a drain pan to eliminate oil spills.
        • Replaceable oil filter keeps the oil cleaner for a longer engine life and extends the time between oil changes.
    Air filter/cleanout port cover and removal knobs Air filter/cleanout port cover and removal knobs
    Air filter/cleanout port cover removed Air filter/cleanout port cover removed
      • Integrated cleanout ports allow for checking and cleaning the engine cooling fins.
      • Heavy-duty, multi-stage air filter system thoroughly cleans the engine intake air.
      • Electronic ignition contributes to fast starts.
    Rear engine guard Rear engine guard
    • A rear engine guard protects the engine and provides additional vehicle strength and integrity.
    • A flywheel alternator provides plenty of capacity to quickly recharge the battery and power electrical equipment, such as lights or a sprayer.
      • 20-amp capacity
      • Regulated to keep the battery at a full charge without risk of overcharging

    John Deere recommends the use of fuel stabilizer in gasoline. See Fuel-Protect for gasoline engines (8 oz [237 mL]) for more information.

    8-gal. (30.3-L) fuel capacity for extended mowing times
    Easy-to-see fuel sight gauge Easy-to-see fuel sight gauge
    Large fuel-fill opening and angled fuel filler neck Large fuel-fill opening and angled fuel filler neck

    The large-capacity fuel tank is easy to fill, and a convenient fuel level gauge is provided:

    • Holds 8-gal. (30.3-L) of fuel to reduce time needed for refills
    • Easy to see how much fuel is in the tank by viewing the sight gauge when approaching from the front of the machine
    • Large, 3.5-in. (8.9-cm) fuel fill diameter for easy filling and minimum chance of spills
    • Fuel fill location low for easy filling, within easy reach of the operator

    John Deere recommends the use of fuel stabilizer in gasoline. See Fuel-Protect for gasoline engines (8 oz [237 mL]) for more information.

  • Operator station is adjustable for superior comfort
    Operator station Operator station
    Fully-adjustable operator area Fully-adjustable operator area

    The operator station is designed to provide superior comfort for the operator:

    • Adjustable foot platform
      • Ample legroom for comfortable operation
    • Adjustable seat position, armrests, and suspension to suit the operator
      • Can be dialed–in for operator height and weight
    • Adjustable motion-control levers
      • Upper and lower positioning combined with forward and rearward tilt offers 18 positions
        • Large, padded areas on the control levers allow a choice of operator hand positions
    Adjustable foot platform
    Adjustable foot platform Adjustable foot platform
    Large foot platform Large foot platform

    The patent-pending, adjustable three-position toe board allows any operator to quickly adjust the footrest position for greatest comfort.

    • Easily and without tools, each operator can adjust the location of the footrest area to the most suitable position.
      • Adjustment range of 2 in. (5.1 cm)
    • Large operator platform allows a wide range of foot positions.
    Adjustable seat
    Seat with armrests Seat with armrests
    ComfortGlide™ suspension control lever ComfortGlide™ suspension control lever

    A deluxe comfort seat with ComfortGlide suspension, fore-aft seat adjustment, and two adjustable suspension springs offers superior ride comfort:

    • High-back, 22.5-in. (57.1-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment

    The ComfortGlide suspension is an additional system that generates a controlled fore and aft movement of the seat when experiencing undulations in uneven terrain:

    • It dramatically reduces horizontal vibrations, prevents jarring, and makes a big improvement to operator ride comfort.
    • The feel of the ride is as if the operator is floating over the ground.
    • It allows front-to-rear movement, up to 1-in. (2.5-cm) forward and 1-in. (2.5-cm) rearward, to be absorbed.
    • One seat control lever has three positions.
      • Slide seat fore/aft up to 3 in. (7.6 cm)
      • Engages fore/aft isolator function to allow movement of up to 1 in. (2.5 cm)
      • Disengages fore/aft isolator function to lock seat in position
    Seat springs in rearward position for heavier operators Seat springs in rearward position for heavier operators
    Seat springs in forward position for lighter operators Seat springs in forward position for lighter operators

    Two steel springs under the seat absorb shocks when traveling over rougher areas to provide a smoother ride:

    • Fore/aft spring positions – rearward for heavier operators who need more support and forward for lighter operators
    • 4-in. (10.2-cm) long steel springs have plenty of travel to give a smooth ride
    Spring-loaded seat latch Spring-loaded seat latch

    The seat is securely held down, but is easy to raise when necessary:

    • A spring-loaded latch locks seat down when it is lowered.
    • The seat is easy to release and raise to access adjustable seat springs on E Series and M Series Mowers.

    Additional information about the seat is available at: High-quality seat with adjustable springs and armrests for extra comfort

    Adjustable steering levers
    Z730M shown mowing Z730M shown mowing
    Steering levers shown in operating position Steering levers shown in operating position

    Adjustable steering levers are shaped for operator comfort and ease of controlling vehicle speed and direction:

    • The premium steering levers on M and R Series machines are painted green and have different bends for more hand positions.
    Steering lever adjustments, low position Steering lever adjustments, low position
    Steering lever adjustments, high position Steering lever adjustments, high position
    • The levers offer 18 different positions for height and position to accommodate operator preference for hand placement and leg clearance.
    Cup holder and storage compartment
    Deluxe cup holder with provision for cup handle Deluxe cup holder with provision for cup handle
    Protected storage shown with battery cover removed Protected storage shown with battery cover removed

    Operator convenience is provided with easy-to-reach and easy-to-use deluxe cup holder and storage areas:

    • Cup holder includes room for a cup with a large handle.
    • Covered storage under the battery access panel provides protection for important items.
  • High-capacity (HC) PRO Mower Decks offer superior cut quality and versatility
    Z720E with 54-in. (137-cm) HC PRO Mower Deck Z720E with 54-in. (137-cm) HC PRO Mower Deck
    Z735M with 60-in. (152-cm) HC PRO Mower Deck Z735M with 60-in. (152-cm) HC PRO Mower Deck

    Each Z700 Series ZTrak™ Mower is equipped with either a 48-in. (122-cm), 54-in. (137-cm), or 60-in. (152-cm) HC PRO Mower Deck.

    Mower/vehicle compatibility

     

    High-capacity (HC) mower deck ZTrak model
      Z720E Z735E Z730M Z735M Z740R Z740R with Tweel® tire technology
    48-in. (122-cm) High-capacity PRO X     X X  
    54-in. (137-cm) High-capacity PRO X   X X X X*
    60-in. (152-cm) High-capacity PRO X X X X X X*

    *Not compatible with material collection system (MCS)

    Deep deck design
    Deep, flat-top deck Deep, flat-top deck
    Deep-deck mower design Deep-deck mower design

    The mower deck has a deep-deck design:

    • Constructed from heavy, 9-gauge, 0.15-in. (3.8-mm) steel.
      • Minimizes the number of welds required
      • Has a smooth underside for reduced material buildup
    • Deep-deck design delivers excellent airflow, so large volumes of material can be processed quickly and efficiently.
    • A wider and higher discharge opening provides even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance in all conditions.
    • A durable, plastic deflector spreads grass clippings evenly across the lawn, is hinged, and can be raised to minimize the storage space required.
    • 1-in. (25.4-mm) cold-forged spindles are heat-treated for strength and are supported by ball bearings.
    • Standard front rollers and two double-captured wheels provide a more even mowing job and reduce the chance of scalping.
      • Adjustable for different mowing heights
    • The front edge is raised above the blade plane to allow for even cutting of tall grass.
    • Blade overlap is greater than many conventional decks for a clean cut.
    • The mower can side-discharge, mulch, or collect material, except a Z740R equipped with Tweel tires is not compatible with a material collection system.
    Mower level adjustment Mower level adjustment
    • Deck leveling and rake angle adjustment is provided at all four mower mounting points.
    Step weldment
    Operator step welded on mower deck Operator step welded on mower deck

    A permanent step weldment is located at the left front corner of the mower deck:

    • Encourages proper entry to the operator station
    • Provides a good gripping surface for the operator’s foot
    Reinforced leading edge
    Reinforced leading edge of mower deck Reinforced leading edge of mower deck
    Trim side of mower reinforcement/wear bar Trim side of mower reinforcement/wear bar

    Steel reinforcing bars are welded to the front edge and trim side of the mower deck:

    • Strengthens the deck to reduce chance of damage from obstructions
    • Increased material thickness for longer life of the deck
    Superior durability is designed in
    Deep mower deck spindle pocket Deep mower deck spindle pocket
    Flip-up spindle cover Flip-up spindle cover

    The deck has deep, strong spindle pockets to keep the blades aligned, even after years of tough operation:

    • Ribs formed in the deck shell add strength where it is needed.
    • The aluminum spindle housing has 8-in. (20-cm) base for extra strength.

    Flip-up spindle covers make cleaning the spindle area convenient.

    Wheels and rollers
    Right mower anti-scalp wheel and center rollers Right mower anti-scalp wheel and center rollers
    Left mower anti-scalp wheel Left mower anti-scalp wheel

    Dual-captured front and side anti-scalp wheels:

    • Give a more even mowing job and reduce the chance of scalping
    • Adjustable for different mowing heights
    Optional MulchControl™ attachment

    The MulchControl attachment makes mulching more practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching, but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material.

    Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:

    • A beautiful looking lawn
    • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
    • Less fertilizer use
    • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings
    How MulchControl works
    Illustration of MulchControl baffle open Illustration of MulchControl baffle open
    Illustration of MulchControl baffle closed Illustration of MulchControl baffle closed

    MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:

    • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
      • The left mower blade area is completely enclosed and optimized for mulching and will mulch even when the mower is in the side-discharge mode.
      • Baffles around the center and right blades are optimized for mulching when the discharge baffle is closed.
    • The attachment also includes mulching blades.
    Optional 6.5-bu (229-L) ZTrak Z700 Series MCS
    6.5-bu (230-L) hopper and included weights (chute, blower and attachment bar sold separately) 6.5-bu (230-L) hopper and included weights (chute, blower and attachment bar sold separately)
    6.5-bu (230-L) rear hopper, chute, attachment bar, and blower 6.5-bu (230-L) rear hopper, chute, attachment bar, and blower

    The 6.5-bu (230-L) rear bagger efficiently collects material from a 48-, 54-, or 60-in. (122-, 137-, or 152-cm) Mower Deck:

    • Hopper, attachment bar/bumper, Power Flow™ blower, and chute components are ordered separately to make a complete MCS.
    • A weight bracket and four 18-lb (8.2-kg) weights are included for installation on the front of the vehicle to help counterbalance the weight of the hopper. For proper ballast with complete MCS:
      • Four weights are required on a ZTrak Z700 Series equipped with a 48-in. (122-cm) Mower Deck.
      • Three weights are required on a ZTrak Z700 Series equipped with a 54-in. (137-cm) Mower Deck.
      • Two weights are required on a ZTrak Z700 Series equipped with a 60-in. (152-cm) Mower Deck.
    MulchControl handle is used to control baffle
    MulchControl baffle closed MulchControl baffle closed
    MulchControl handle in closed position MulchControl handle in closed position

    The MulchControl handle is located on top of the mower deck and used to open and close the discharge baffle:

    • The operator is required to get off the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.
    • MulchControl is well suited to the following mowing situations:
      • Operators who usually mulch, but side-discharge when grass gets too long
      • Operators who usually side discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
      • Operators who always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
      • Operators who bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags

    MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. The operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side-discharge or bagging when needed.

    MulchControl limitations

    While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch about one third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:

    • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
    • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
    • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired
    Compatibility

    MulchControl is a field-installed attachment and compatible with the 48-in. (122-cm), 54-in. (137-cm), and 60-in. (152-cm) HC PRO Mower Decks available for the Z700 Series ZTrak Mowers.

    Removing bag from 6.5-bu (230-L) hopper Removing bag from 6.5-bu (230-L) hopper
    Removing bag from 6.5-bu (230-L) hopper Removing bag from 6.5-bu (230-L) hopper

    The hopper design provides efficient bagging performance, clean operation, and easy-to-empty bags:

    • Two durable bags give a generous, 6.5-bu (230-L) capacity.
    • The bags lift out for easy emptying.
    • An efficient chute provides a smooth flow of material to reduce the chance of plugging.
      • The chute and Power Flow blower must be ordered separately.
    • Standard mower blades are used for bagging.
    • The air exhaust duct directs air from the hopper back and toward the ground for clean operation.
    • Convenient latch makes opening and closing the hopper easy.

    NOTE: Appropriate hopper, Power Flow blower, chute, and attachment bar are required and ordered separately.

    Specifications

    Capacity

     6.5 bu (230 L)

    Material:

     

       Hopper top

     High impact polypropylene

       Chute

     Polyethylene

       Blower housing

     Nylon

       Fan

     Ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene

       Bags

     Polyester

    Filling

     Directly into bags for emptying on ground or in trailer or into plastic liners

    Fan diameter

     13 in. (33 cm)

    Fan width

     2.75 in. (7 cm)

    Number of fan blades

     Four

    NOTE: MulchControl attachments and MCS components are not included in base equipment for a Z700 Series ZTrak machine and must be ordered separately.

    Tweel is a trademark of Compagnie Générale des Etablissements Michelin SCA.

  • Seat includes ComfortGlide™ suspension and adjustable springs for a smooth ride
    Seat with armrests Seat with armrests
    ComfortGlide seat control lever ComfortGlide seat control lever

    The ComfortGlide seat suspension comes with two adjustable springs and no-tools, fore-aft seat adjustment that can be used by the operator while seated:

    • High-back, 22.5-in. (57.1-cm) seat with adjustable armrests and 3-in. (7.6-cm) fore-aft adjustment
    • The ComfortGlide seat suspension is an additional system that allows a controlled fore and aft movement of the seat when experiencing undulations in uneven terrain.
      • Dramatically reduces horizontal vibrations and reduces jarring
      • Feel of ride is as if the operator is floating over the ground
      • Makes a big improvement to operator ride comfort
      • Allows front to rear movement, 1-in. (2.5-cm) forward and 1-in. (2.5-cm) rearward, to be absorbed
      • One lever with three positions
        • Slide seat fore/aft up to 3 in. (7.6 cm)
        • Engage isolator function to allow movement up to 1 in. (2.5 cm) fore and aft
        • Disengage isolator function to lock seat in position
    Armrest in raised position Armrest in raised position
    Armrest height adjustment Armrest height adjustment

    Armrests can be raised for easier entry and exit from the machine.

    Infinite height adjustment of the armrest can be made by an easy-to-use thumbscrew.

    Seat springs in rearward position for heavier operators Seat springs in rearward position for heavier operators
    Seat springs in forward position for lighter operators Seat springs in forward position for lighter operators

    Two steel springs under the seat absorb shocks when traveling over rougher areas to provide a smoother ride.

    • Fore/aft spring positions – rearward may be suitable for heavier operators and forward for lighter operators
    • 4-in. (10.2-cm) long springs have plenty of travel to give a smooth ride
    Spring-loaded seat latch Spring-loaded seat latch

    The seat is securely held down, but is easy to raise when necessary:

    • A spring-loaded latch locks seat down when it is lowered.
    • The seat is easy to release and raise to access adjustable seat springs.
  • Controls, including an automatic motion-control lever/parking brake system, are easy to find and use
    Control panel
    Control panel, Z720E, Z735E, Z730M, Z735M Control panel, Z720E, Z735E, Z730M, Z735M

    The operator control panel is conveniently located to the right of the operator for easy use.

    The following controls are found on the right-hand console:

    • Key switch
    • Hour meter
    • Ignition switch
    • Power take-off (PTO) control
    • Engine speed control
    • Engine choke control
    • Mower cut-height dial
    • Mower transport position lock
    • Space for optional light kit switch
    Adjustable steering levers
    Motion-control levers in operating position Motion-control levers in operating position
    Motion-control levers in park position Motion-control levers in park position

    Motion control levers are shaped and located for operator comfort and ease of control.

    Premium control levers on the Z730M, Z735M, and Z740R have a unique shape and size for more comfortable operation.

    18-position control lever adjustment, low 18-position control lever adjustment, low
    18-position control lever adjustment, high 18-position control lever adjustment, high

    The motion-control levers can be adjusted to two different height settings and nine different fore-aft settings:

    • Combined height and fore/aft positions gives 18 adjustments
    • Increased operator comfort with more leg room and more hand positions
    • Adjustable for most precise control of the machine
    Tracking adjustment
    Convenient tracking adjustment locations Convenient tracking adjustment locations
    Tracking adjustment bolt Tracking adjustment bolt

    On-board tracking adjustment can be made by the operator from the operator seat.

    • A 13-mm socket wrench is required.
    Parking brake integrated with motion-control levers for extra convenience
    Motion control levers in, parking brake in disengaged position Motion control levers in, parking brake in disengaged position
    Motion control levers out, parking brake in engaged position Motion control levers out, parking brake in engaged position

    A patent-pending automatic parking brake system is designed into the steering control levers:

    • The mechanical parking brake is operated by the steering control levers.
    • The parking brake is engaged when the steering control levers are moved outward, and it is disengaged when the steering control levers are moved inward to the operating position.
    • An audible click lets the operator know the brake has fully engaged or disengaged.

     

     

    The internal parking brake rotor and puck are continually lubricated and cooled for dependable operation and long life.

    Mower deck lift/cut-height adjustment
    Mower deck lift pedal Mower deck lift pedal
    Mower lift-assist spring Mower lift-assist spring

    Mower deck cutting height adjusts from 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) to 5 in. (12.7 cm) in 0.25-in. (0.64-cm) increments for excellent cut quality and performance:

    • The foot-lift pedal is used to raise the mower deck for setting cut height or locking in the raised or transport position.
    • A lift-assist spring is provided to optimize the effort it takes to raise the mower deck.
    Mower deck cut-height adjustment dial Mower deck cut-height adjustment dial
    Mower deck transport lock Mower deck transport lock
    • To adjust cut height, simply push down on the foot-lift pedal, adjust the dial, and release the foot-lift pedal to lower the deck to the chosen height.
    • Use the foot-lift pedal to lock the deck in transport mode. Simply depress the pedal all the way and the deck will lock into transport mode.
    • To unlock and lower the deck, push down on the foot-lift pedal, pull up on the transport unlock lever and release the foot-lift pedal to lower the deck to the chosen height.
    Safety interlock system
    Interlock switch is located under the seat Interlock switch is located under the seat
    Operator presence system seat switch Operator presence system seat switch

    Safety interlocks help prevent operating in an unsafe way:

    • The parking brake must be engaged for the engine to crank.
      • Parking brake is set when motion-control levers are in the outward position.
    • The operator presence system requires the operator to be in the seat to operate the PTO.
    • The key switch interlock prevents bypass starting.
    • If the operator leaves the seat when the PTO is engaged, controls are in the operating position, or the parking brake is not set, the engine will shut down.
    • The seat interlock switch disengages the mower when the operator leaves the seat.
    • The engine will stall if the operator leaves the seat without the motion-control levers in the outward position and the parking brake set.
  • Protective zone around the operator is provided by the rollover protective structure (ROPS)
    Clean, open operator station Clean, open operator station
    Standard folding ROPS Standard folding ROPS

    The spacious operator station has been designed for comfort, visibility, and ease of use:

    • Getting on and off is easy with the flat operator platform.
    • Convenient-to-use controls are located close to the operator.
    • Operator controls are color coded and designed for easy identification and operation.

    The ROPS and seat belt work in conjunction to provide a protective zone around the operator:

    • It reduces the operator’s risk of being crushed under the vehicle should it overturn.
    • In most situations, the ROPS limits the overturn to little more than 90 degrees.
    • When used with a seatbelt, the ROPS is very effective in preventing deaths and serious injuries.
      • Use of the seat belt is recommended when operating with ROPS in the upright position.
    ROPS folded to mid position ROPS folded to mid position
    ROPS folded to down position (hitch is base equipment on M and R Series and optional field installed kit on E Series) ROPS folded to down position (hitch is base equipment on M and R Series and optional field installed kit on E Series)

    Foldable ROPS and retractable seat belt are standard equipment:

    • Position adjustment pins provide a good grip and make changing the angle of the ROPS easier.
    • Easy-fold ROPS includes a built-in isolator.
    • The ROPS can be pinned halfway down to accommodate machines equipped with a material collection system.
    • Door height of most garages will accommodate the machine with ROPS in the fully raised position.
      • Easy-fold ROPS improves the ability to store the ZTrak in structures with a lower door opening.

    ROPS position Z720E and Z735E
    machine height
    Z730M and Z735M
    machine height
    Z740R
    machine height
    Full height 71.7 in. (182.2 cm) 71.7 in. (182.2 cm) 72.1 in. (183.2 cm)
    Down position 47.4 in. (120.3 cm) 49.7 in. (126.2 cm) 51 in. (129.5 cm)
  • Heavy-duty design delivers strength and durability
    ZTrak™ Z720E Mower shown ZTrak™ Z720E Mower shown
    ZTrak Z720E Mower shown ZTrak Z720E Mower shown
    Formed and welded steel frame
    Solid steel tube front frame Solid steel tube front frame
    Strong rear frame for support and protection Strong rear frame for support and protection

    A strong, welded steel frame provides solid, reliable support for the machine components and operator:

    • Heavy-duty 3- x 2-in. (76.2- x 51-mm) frame tubing for durability
    • Rear frame provides solid support and protection for the engine
    Large, smooth-riding front caster wheels
    Large caster wheel Large caster wheel
    Caster wheel spindle housing Caster wheel spindle housing

    Large front caster wheels provide a smooth ride and level cut:

    • A large surface area helps to provide a smooth ride for the operator.
      • Pneumatic tires for the smoothest ride (Z720E, Z735E, Z730M, Z735M, Z740R)
      • Semi-pneumatic tires for extra reliability and durability (Z740R with Tweel® tire technology)
      • Better performance on slopes
    • Caster wheels turn easily on two maintenance-free sealed ball bearings for both the spindles and the wheel axles.
      • Long, trouble-free life
      • Designed to give smooth turns without damage to the turf
    Large rear drive wheels for a smooth ride and level cut
    23-in. (58.4-cm) diameter rear tire (E and M Series) 23-in. (58.4-cm) diameter rear tire (E and M Series)
    24-in. (61-cm) diameter rear tire (Z740R) 24-in. (61-cm) diameter rear tire (Z740R)

    Rear tires have high-quality tread and optimum size for superior traction and smooth ride:

    • Tire width is optimized for mower deck size.
      • 9.5 in. (24 cm) for 48-in. (122-cm) mowers (E, M, R Series)
      • 10.5 in. (26.7 cm) for 54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) mowers (E, M Series)
      • 12 in. (30.5 cm) for 54-in. (137-cm) and 60-in. (152-cm) mowers (Z740R)
    • Tread pattern is optimized for excellent traction and minimum turf damage.
    • Special wheel design gives an enhanced appearance to the machine.
    • Optional Michelin® X® Tweel Turf airless radial tire technology on the Z740R provides extra reliability and ride quality.
    Heavy-duty step weldment
    Step weldment on the mower deck Step weldment on the mower deck

    A heavy-duty, permanent step weldment is located at the left front corner of the mower deck:

    • Encourages proper entry to the operator station
    • Provides a good gripping surface for the operator’s foot

    Michelin, X, and Tweel are trademarks of Compagnie Générale des Etablissements Michelin SCA.

Buyer's notes

Note 1 Flip-up and adjustable foot platform for easy service access
U.S. warranty 4 year/750 hour bumper-to-bumper* (*Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com or JohnDeere.ca/TUWarranty for details.)

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May 08, 2019

Commercial features without the commercial price tag

5/5

This mower is great for the person only mowing their yard and looking for a heavier built mower than the Z5 line up. I purchased mine with the 60” to replace a tired 757, and this mower did not disappoint. The Kawasaki engine is great, the seat is very comfortable, and I like the serviceable tranmissions with filters. All and all I’m extremely pleased with this mowe.

Dwalke26

  • From: East, TN
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Intermediate
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5
5
Jun 02, 2020

The perfect "last mower I'll ever buy"

5/5

Began shopping for a new Z Trak around a month ago, and decided from the get-go that I would "swing high." To clarify, the Z730M is "too much machine for the acre lot that I mow." But is it really? I purchased mine with the 54" deck and the Mulch Control pre-installed by the dealer. My property is nicely landscaped, lots of beds, trees, borders, etc. After 12+ years of push-mowing and bagging the front, I'd had enough - I'm mulching it all, and I'm doing the whole thing with the Z Trak. Unit was delivered 5/29/20, and I wasted no time trying it out. The Kawasaki engine starts easily, and the deck adjustment is engineering genius. Once I had the deck set (2.75"), I got to mowing. I now have to recant my previous statement, this mower is exactly the right size for my yard - I was able to properly mow the front and back in about 35 minutes, and with some experience, that number should drop to less than 30. It's maneuverable, fast, ridiculously well-built, and it cuts grass like a dream. Mulching turns the clippings into nearly a powder, and it cuts cleanly and evenly, even at full speed. I expect that with proper maintenance and care, this will quite possibly be the finest (and last) mower I need to buy. I cannot recommend the Z730M enough, it is a beast of a machine.

ahooper

  • From: Northern Illinois
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Intermediate
5
5
5
Jun 19, 2020

Mulching deck

4/5

We purchased a 730 M with a 54 inch convertible mulching deck. It is designed to go from blowing to mulch with the pull of the lever. The problem is that the mulching door will not remain closed. Apparently it is designed that the pressure will hold the door closed - not so. The design department should at Kubota’s latching mulch system - it actually works. Currently, I am forced to use a bungee cord to keep tension on. The handle to keep the door closed. . Otherwise it’s a great machine,

GWRT

  • From: Ar
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Expert
5
5
5
Aug 01, 2019

i'M LOving it

5/5

Before I bought my Z730M, I was researching every type of zero turn that was out there. I wanted a heavy duty zero turn but did not like the prices of the base commercial and most of the “so called” heavy duty ones, were not truly heavy duty. After much searching, I decided to check out John Deere one last time and came across the Z700 series and was amazed at what I found. I was amazed by the features they offer for the price and thought I have found the one and picked Z730M. I am now over 50 hrs with my Z730M and just in love with this equipment. It does everything that I could ask from a zero turn. After having a few different ones and spending hours on them, you learn what you like and do not like; also what things you would change. I love knowing that I can cut through thick stuff and don't have to worry about going over areas twice and get a nice clean cut. The seat is amazing and love the foot deck lift. I also love not messing with a pin to set my cut height. Another thing that I loved was the 8-gallon fuel tank and having a fuel gauge, I can go all day and not have to worry about filling up. It has plenty of power with the Kawasaki engine and the 54” deck works well in tight areas, but also the open areas. I love that it came with the hitch already but did buy the foot pegs and floor mat for it and do like having those there. Another feature that is important to me, is how simple it is to get to the spindles and clean the deck off. Not having to mess with unscrewing the covers have been a blessing. The oil change was also amazing and enough room to get it done with no problem. The drain hose is perfect length and easy to put the new oil in without a funnel, by just lifting the seat up out of the way. One other thing that was a big factor for me was the warranty. John Deere’s warranty on these zero turns are the best out there in this price and class. Hustler had one zero turn that matched John Deere’s warranty. I am just very happy.

Dash

  • From: willis, tx
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Expert
5
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5
Jun 06, 2019

If your on the fence...do it!

5/5

I have 4 acres and the Z730M is a perfect fit. Very strong, fast and powerfull. Cut my mowing time down significantly. Our land has small mounds from gophers so can't go full speed (could get bucked off)....however if it was more smooth I would be able to go faster as there is no shortage of horsepower. The adjustable seat & foot area is great to really dial in comfort. The grass height knob is easy to use and can adjust on the fly. Easy to operate and fun! Highly recommended unit.

Stacy

  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Expert
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