New John Deere Mower Runs on E85

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere has introduced a brand new riding mower that can run on up to 85% percent ethanol blended fuel.

jd-flexfuel-mowerThe mower is a new Flex Fuel model of John Deere’s popular line of ZTrak mowers. The new, industry exclusive, Z925M Flex Fuel gives landscape contractors and customers with large acreage to mow a new alternative fuel option for their fleets.

“As we see E85 blends take off there is going to be a need in the market for this type of machine,” said Steve Wilhelmi, John Deere tactical marketing manager. “In addition, it just helps our alternative fuels platform” which includes electronic fuel-injected engines and biodiesel kits for diesel machines.

While the product is designed for commercial use, it can fit a variety of customer needs. “There are going to be some large property owners that are interested in this machine, and certainly some residential customers that could be interested,” says Wilhelmi.Interview with Steve Wilhelmi, John Deere

The new Flex Fuel model is part of the M Series of ZTrak commercial mowers, designed for customers seeking productivity and efficiency. With a 24.6 hp* electronic fuel injected engine, the Z925M Flex Fuel can run on any blend of ethanol-mixed fuel, up to E85, and it has a top speed of 10 mph. Offered in 54- and 60-inch widths, it comes equipped with a 7-Iron™ deck, for maximum durability.

Enhancing operator comfort, the new model offers the option of an isolation seat or a fully-adjustable, suspension seat. For easy cleanup on the jobsite, an optional, integrated material collection system provides a Dump-From-Seat option for enhanced ease of use. Finally, the Z925M Flex Fuel comes with a class-leading 3-year/1200 hour warranty.

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