Model # BM23781

Internet #202585951

null EZtrak (Z225) 42 in. 18.5 HP Zero-Turn Riding Lawn Mower - California Compliant-DISCONTINUED

EZtrak (Z225) 42 in. 18.5 HP Zero-Turn Riding Lawn Mower - California Compliant-DISCONTINUED

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Product Overview

Delivery within 7-10 days by a local John Deere representative. At Delivery the customer will be taught by John Deere how to operate and maintain the mower. All EZtrak Residential Zero-Turn-Radius Mowers offer unmatched quality, performance, and comfort(California only). They are designed for use by residential customers looking for an efficient mowing machine with exceptional maneuverability and trimming capability. A choice of engine and mower deck sizes are available to efficiently take on a variety of mowing jobs. Each model has a heavy-duty frame, large tires, and convenient controls to provide the customer with excellent value.

  • Assembleddimension: 67 in. W x 76 in. D x 47 in. H
  • Hydrostatic transmission allows you to set your own pace while moving forward and reverse
  • The Edge Cutting System (deck) offers a smooth underside to prevent grass buildup, and the deep deck design lifts grass for a better cut
  • Add a convenient step through design, and a foot platform which flips up for easy access to the top of mower deck for easy maintenance and cleaning
  • Instruments and controls are convenient and easy to use
  • It also features an electronic ignition for fast starts, cast-iron cylinder liner for long engine life, and overhead valves for excellent power and fuel economy
  • A full-pressure lubrication system with replaceable filter for good lubrication and cleaner oil for a long engine life are standard
  • Astandard shock absorber for the motion-control levers makes maneuvering EZtrak Mowers easy and comfortable
  • The motion-control levers can be adjusted to three different height settings and five different fore-aft settings
  • Assembleddimension: 67 in. W x 76 in. D x 47 in. H
  • An 18.5 horsepower single-cylinder engine has plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions
  • Available in California only

  • A John Deere professional will teach you how to maintain and operate your unit - see how

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Assembled Depth (in.)
76 in
Assembled Height (in.)
47 in
Assembled Width (in.)
67 in
Cutting Width
42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width
42 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
Turning Radius (in.)


Assembly Required
Commercial / Residential
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Zero-Turn Capable
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Zero Turn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Mower Size
Number of Blades
Number of Cylinders
Single Cylinder
Number of Deck Wheels
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Product Weight (lb.)
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles
Transmission Type

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years or 120 hours whichever occurs first

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I order the John Deere riding lawn mower and have the local Home Depot deliver it?

John Deere EZtrak (Z225) 42 in. 18.5 HP Zero-Turn Riding Lawn Mower California Compliant Model # BM23781 Internet # 202585951 Birthday present for my husband which is on 5/14. Thanks.
Asked by: Anonymous
Hello Valued Home Depot Customer, Thanks for your question and interest in this item. This is an online exclusive item and is not sold in your local store. It cannot be shipped to your local store for pick-up either. This item can be shipped directly to your home if you order it online. You may contact the local store in your area. They may have something similar in stock to fulfill your request. To locate a store near you, please click on the “store locator” found at the top of each page. If you have any further questions, please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily. Thanks.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

EZtrak (Z225) 42 in. 18.5 HP Zero-Turn Riding Lawn Mower - California Compliant-DISCONTINUED is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cheaply made and overpriced For the price you would expect sturdy construction. With the name of John Deere on it you would expect durability. Not so. I had one of the wheels that keeps the deck from scalping the yard fall off and go under the deck and bend a blade. Now what? I won't buy another one.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Came assembled missing a major bolt and brake rods were too long and maladjusted. Extremely light duty mower. Suited for manicured city lawns. Functionality is great. Mower deck height adjustment is and always has been a source of grief. The deck will not "easily" raise from lowest to highest positions. It gets extremely difficult up past 2" adjustment. The brake adjustment rods were too long and maladjusted from day one. I had to cut 2" off the left side rod and almost 3" off the right side rod. When the brakes were applied, the end of both rods were trying to puncture the tires. I have had to reinforce the edge of the mower deck to keep it from bending under the deck if a root or low spot were hit.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor quality I have owned one for three years and have had many troubles. First year, eletrical problem that prevented it from starting. It was a seat safety switch that had loose wiring. Year 2, mower deck spindal caused blade to strike deck, damaging both, needed to replace blade and spindal. Dealer told me to re-allign the deck by hitting it with a sledge hammer. He said that is how they do it. Year 3, engine rocker arm failed. Had to take to service to for replacement. A few weeks later, right rear deck lift mount arm broke away from deck. I am really regretting this purchase. This is the first, and last John Deere product I will purchase.
Date published: 2014-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Mower if you stay off steep hills This Mower is a little bad-boy lightning grass killer. Word to the 'not-so-wise".... Read your operator's manual. 90% of the bad reviews I've read all complain about gas draining into the crank case. Yes, this will happen if you mow on an incline greater than 10%. Symptoms I've witnessed are: causes engine acceleration, clouds of smoke, and then engine temperature to skyrocket. After 7 years of use, this has happened 5 times (multiple operators not 'in the know" about the incline rule). After the 3rd time, mower began a very slowly oil leak from below (likely a correlation here because of when the leak began). Eventually, after 7 years, it appears the seals have gone completely (spewed oil after it killed), and now it won't run. I gave the 'Value' attribute of this review a '3' for this reason (taking into consideration our contribution to the problem, by operating the mower on a steep incline, briefly, 5 times). Will follow up with another review after I confirm the problem, and fix it.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great if your lawn is flat and straight. After owning for 3 years I can honestly say I would not repurchase this mower if something were to happen to it. Tears up turf when turning. Not heavy enough so wheels drag when trying to turn or just slowing down. One side will turn fast than the other. Rear wheels wider than cutting deck.No grease fitting for front wheels. Motor is strong though. There's the bright side.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Difficult to remove valve cover Although the advertising brags about their engineers attention to detail they did not leave enough room to remove the valve cover... Would adding 1" to the rear frame been that difficult?
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast and easy to use I have the mower for 3 years and no problems. Easy start, good on fuel, fast easy to use. Sometimes uneven cut. Readjust deck ok. Over all value good
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Fuel System Design Power fuel design. I had to install a manual fuel shutoff as fuel would drain into the crankcase. If I forget to manually shutoff the gas then I have to drain the crankcase, replace the oil filter, blow out the cylinder and drain the carburater bowl. What a pain!!! Sometimes it takes 3 to 4 hours to get the engine running again.
Date published: 2015-07-03
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