News Releases   January 19, 2016

John Deere Broadens 2016 Commercial Mowing Lineup

New mower and expanded model offering add to the popular zero-turn mower line

CARY, North Carolina (January 19, 2016) – Dedicated to offering professional landscapers the highest quality equipment to meet their business needs, John Deere today announces the addition of one new zero-turn mower and the expansion of an existing model. The new Z960M and expanded Z970R ZTrak™ mowers provide customers with more solutions to meet the demands of today's business climate.

The Z960M provides professional landscape contractors with a powerful, reliable machine at an affordable price point. Boasting 31.0 HP, the Z960M is available in three deck offerings – 60 inch, 60 inch Mulch On Demand™ (MOD) or 72 inch. The Z970R now features two additional deck options – 60 inch side discharge (SD) or 60 inch MOD, offering more deck options on the most powerful machine in the Z900 Series line-up.

"We are constantly looking for ways to improve and expand our offerings to better equip our customers," said Nick Minas, product manager, John Deere Commercial Mowing. "Through the introduction of the Z960M and the expansion of the Z970R, we are able to provide our customers with a solution that fits their business, regardless of the difficulty of the task or their price point."

In addition to the new offerings, John Deere implemented improvements across all of its commercial zero-turn mowers. The current push/pull PTO switch is replaced with a toggle style switch, improving the feel of operation and switch durability. Additionally, front tie down points were added to improve securing the machines on a trailer and lessen the risk of damage to the mowers.

John Deere and EnviroGard recently announced the expansion of the propane conversion program for John Deere dealers and their customers. The program now encompasses 36 different John Deere commercial mowing models, including 21 zero-turn mowers, seven QuikTrak™ stand-on mowers and eight commercial walk-behind mowers.

For more information about the latest John Deere commercial mowing offerings or the expansion of the propane conversion program, please visit JohnDeere.com

About John Deere

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at JohnDeere.com.

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John Deere Ag and Turf Division
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