Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DaveCrockett Good Mower BAD Customer Service from John Deere
WORST PURCHASE EVER! We purchased this from local Home Depot. We kept the mower in our garage with a John Deere cover over it. All scheduled maintenance was done by local certified John Deere Technician, with receipts to prove it. Now 105 hours (according the Clock installed on mower) later the Mower deck has worn out. There are huge holes in the deck now which caused 2 of spindles to fall off the deck. The certified technician said the metal used to make the mower deck obviously was not thick enough for this amount of damage to occur so quickly (within 105 hours). We contacted John Deere about this to be told the mower is an I quote "...unfortunately your mower is 2 weeks past the factory warranty therefore we cannot replace the part. We can offer you a replacement deck for you to purchase at cost." The cost for new mower deck $950.00!! I have contacted John Deere Corporate about this issue and received the same answer. I guess the customer is expected to spend $950.00 every 100 hours on this model mower to keep it running, which is ridiculous! I will NEVER purchase anything from John Deere again EVER! I have nothing but good things to say about my local Home Depot, they did try to convince John Deere to replace the mower deck, John Deere would not because of being 2 weeks past the warranty. I will never recommend John Deere to anyone because of this.
March 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmy Nice machine for homeowner use.
I bought my Z245 4 years ago and have put over 1150 hours on it. I have used it in my landscape maintenance business to mow some residential and small commercial properties. I would not recommend it for heavy duty commercial use but it has performed well for my purposes. I had to replace the mowing deck around 600 hours. Quality of cut is not great, but acceptable. This machine is easy to do maintenance and repair when needed. It is light enough to handle slopes easily. The Briggs V-twin engine is still running strong. Overall, I have been very satisfied with this mower's performance for the price.
October 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SERVICEDUDE Love it
I will be going into the 4th mowing season, and other than regular maintenance(oil change,filter,lube) the only other I have done is change the blades. My only wish is that the rear tires were a little taller. Other than that, mows great, speed is fast, maneauvers around trees with ease. I guess my only con is the arm rests. It is hard to get up and off of the mower without putting downward pressure on the armrests. One has broken because of this as it is mainly made of plastic.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JustinB Great product!
I have owned my Z245 now for almost 8 years and I have NEVER had it break down. I am not a mechanic by any means but the oil changes are easy to do and the blade changes aren't too bad either. I have an acre that my house sits on and it takes me about 25 minutes to do the entire place vs almost an hr on a conventional tractor. I have friends that have purchased other brands and not had near the luck I have with John Deere. They make a GREAT product!
July 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hockeyhawk Doesn't cut level
I own a 46" Saber/John Deere lawnmower tractor style and it cuts awesome nice and level. Decided to buy the new Z245 EZtrak and I am very unhappy with the cut not really level. Looks higher on one side at the front and there is only one adjustment at the front, two on the back one for each side. Any suggestions or ideas???
August 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gman Great machine
I have owned my Z425 for three years and have nothing but good things to say about it. It cuts my thick lawn with ease, even when I let it grow too long.
March 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mowemdown Great mower
This mower does a great job and does it faster than our other mowers.
May 1, 2011