News Releases October 20, 2021
John Deere Celebrates Industry Milestone of 25 Years of ZTrak™ Zero-Turn Mowers at the 2021 GIE+EXPO
- John Deere celebrates 25 years of manufacturing ZTrak™ commercial zero-turn mowers and commemorates the launch of the F620 and F680 zero-turn mowers in 1997.
- Dealer testimonials showcase John Deere's support of the industry for more than a quarter century through the development of innovative equipment and educational resources.
CARY, N.C. (Oct. 20, 2021) – Today, at the 2021 GIE+EXPO, John Deere celebrates 25 years of manufacturing its ZTrak™ commercial zero-turn mower lineup, commemorating a history of innovation and excellence that started in 1997 with the launch of the F620 and F680 zero-turn mowers. The brand continues to build on its commitment to effective and efficient commercial landscaping offerings with the recent launch of the Fastback™ PRO Rear-Discharge Mower Deck, offering time-saving solutions for professional landscapers. John Deere will continue to remain dedicated to offering customers solution-based designs that aid in increased performance and customer satisfaction.
"Ever since the first ZTrak zero-turn mower, Deere has kept the pedal down in terms of product improvements. For us, there's always an improved model or attachment around the corner," said Nick Minas, go-to-market manager, John Deere. "This anniversary celebrates 25 years of providing value and innovative products to our customers. We are excited to continue developing and designing the most effective equipment solutions for years to come.
John Deere prides itself on a strong network of dealerships, many of which have been an integral part of the quarter-century lifetime of the ZTrak lineup. Richard Miller, corporate sales manager for commercial and retail segments at TriGreen Equipment, celebrates this anniversary by reflecting on the past 25 years.
"In looking back at the last 25 years, we've come to realize how the zero-turns truly changed the commercial mowing business as a whole," said Miller. "From additions, like rollover protection devices, to the innovative Michelin® X® TWEEL® TURF airless radial tires, we've seen great advancements since the mid-'90s, and John Deere has always been at the forefront."
Jon Schebler, small ag, turf and compact construction equipment sales manager for United Ag & Turf, reflected on this proud milestone by stating, "One of our largest customers performs head-to-head comparisons of Deere equipment against other competitors in the areas of efficiency and cost of ownership, and every time, Deere excels. The ease of use, performance and cost of ownership combined make this the best portfolio of zero-turns we have experienced."
Deere continues to elevate its lineup of commercial mowing solutions by offering new enhancements and designs within its fleet. Along with the Fastback™ PRO Rear-Discharge Mower Deck, which provides customers with solutions to increase productivity and improved operator comfort, Deere offers programs and accessories, such as NEVERSTOP™ Services and Support and the latest ShadePro canopy. These expanded offerings showcase how Deere is always looking for ways to further enhance customer experience and equipment.
To commemorate the anniversary of the ZTrak, John Deere will feature a 25th anniversary unit front and center at this year's GIE+EXPO, with a special decal included on all MY2022 ZTrak Z900 Series units to highlight this tremendous milestone.
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Deere & Company (www.JohnDeere.com) is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.