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John Deere Z235 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower - California Only
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Z235 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower - California Only

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All John Deere EZtrak Residential Zero-Turn-Radius Mowers offer unmatched quality, performance and comfort. They are designed for use by residential customers looking for an efficient mowing machine with exceptional maneuverability and trimming capability. EZtrak has a heavy-duty frame, large tires, and convenient controls to provide the customer with excellent value.

  • Most orders process within 3 business days. Product is shipped to your local John Deere Dealer who will professionally inspect and deliver the unit to you within 7-14 business days. At Delivery the customer will be taught by John Deere how to operate and maintain the mower.
  • 20 HP V-twin John Deere branded engine for powerful performance, cast-iron cylinder liner for long engine life and overhead valves for excellent power and fuel economy
  • 42 in. deck offers a smooth underside to prevent grass buildup and the deep deck design lifts grass for a better cut, a wash port is included for your convenience cleaning the underside of the deck, the cut heights range from 1 in. to 4 in., in 1/4 in. increments
  • EZtrak Mowers are designed with a heavy-duty formed and welded steel frame for strength and reliability
  • A foot platform flips up for easy a ccess to the top of mower deck for easy maintenance and cleaning
  • High back seat , multiple position motion control levers, and adjust tracking in the seat provide added comfort and easy operation
  • Color coded operating controls, standard hour meter, cup holder, and storage compartment are added for operator convenience and comfort
  • Baggers are sold separately

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Name Z335M 42 in. 20 HP Dual Hydrostatic Gas Zero-Turn Riding Mower Z375R 54 in. 22 HP Dual Hydrostatic Gas Zero-Turn Riding Mower Z525E 54 in. 22 HP Dual Hydrostatic Gas Zero-Turn Riding Mower Z235 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower - California Only
Brand John Deere John Deere John Deere John Deere
Ratings (0) (0) (13) (86)
Cutting Width (in.) 42 54 54 42
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Deck Type Stamped Stamped Stamped Stamped
Horsepower (hp) 20 25 22 20
Features Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Deck cleanout,Hour Meter,Mulching Capable,Zero-Turn Capable Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Capable,Zero-Turn Capable Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Capable,Zero-Turn Capable Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Capable,Zero-Turn Capable
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant CARB Compliant
Assembled Depth (in.) 72 in 72.2 in 82.5 in 72 in
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Cutting deck

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September 7, 2015
Took cutting deck off to clean and replace blades. But can't get belt around rear pulley
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Thank you for contacting the Home Depot website. For instructions on re-attaching the mower drive belt please review page 38 from the Operator's Manual which can be found here: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/c3/c31437f0-6ab9-4d9c-a389-8841fd576381.pdf If you are still having issues, please contact your local John Deere dealer where they may need to inspect your unit.
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Using the mulch attachment, am finding the grass ends up in a wind row, and need to re-cut. What can be done to eliminate the wind row?

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Finding it's taking longer and longer to cut my grass do to the wind row that is created while using the mulching option. What can be done to eliminate this issue? Thanks for your time.
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Thank you for contacting the Home Depot website. No more than 1/3 of the grass blade should be cut off at one time. This allows more efficient mulching and will promote the continued good health of the grass. If the desired cut height can't be achieved by cutting off 1/3, or there is clumping of the clippings, it may be required to cut higher; wait a day, then lower the mower and make a second pass. Mow Read More
Thank you for contacting the Home Depot website. No more than 1/3 of the grass blade should be cut off at one time. This allows more efficient mulching and will promote the continued good health of the grass. If the desired cut height can't be achieved by cutting off 1/3, or there is clumping of the clippings, it may be required to cut higher; wait a day, then lower the mower and make a second pass. Mow at proper intervals approximately every 4 to 5 days. You may also want to try mowing counter-clockwise around the yard starting on the outside edge, working toward the center. With each pass, you would be picking up the previous wind row, mulching it even more, eliminating the wind rows. Read Less
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What is the engine? Mfr?
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Thank you for contacting the Home Depot website. The engine is a A 20-hp* (14.9-kW) V-twin engine that provides plenty of power and torque to handle tough mulching, mowing, and bagging conditions which is manufactured by John Deere. The V-twin cylinder is designed for greater torque, lower vibration, and improved sound quality.
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This product has a 20 horsepower V-twin John Deere engine.
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Does the mower have a place to attach a cart?

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No ho place to hook up cart
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Thanks for your inquiry. We do offer an attachment bar/hitch kit that provides towing capability for approved carts, spreaders and aerators. It also offers additional protection for the back of the machine. I have supplied a link below for additional information the attachment bar.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/John-Deere-Attachment-Bar-Hitch-for-Z235-and-Z255-BM24481/205167992?keyword=bm24481
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Z235 42 in. 20 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower - California Only is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 86.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not that great! This is a cheap entry level ztr. I have checked the deck for levelness and it still doesn't cut correctly. There always seems to be strips of grass popping up right where the tires went over it. No matter what speed you go. I took it to the dealer and they laughed and told me to buy a better bigger mower. After they checked over the deck and replaced one of the steering controller shocks (under warranty) they said they made a minor adjustment to the deck to level it and it cut just fine. I took it home and same thing, disappointment! This year i tried gator blades by Oregon on it but same issue! Now after 165 hours multiple blade sharpening and deck cleaning and new spindle bearings. Still the same results. Now the frame is cracking at the footrest on both sides and on both sides of the rear engine guard. I'm very disappointed! I wish i would have spent my money elsewhere! Bad cut! Junk spindle bearings@less than 100 hours, 4 cracks in guards and frame
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best 42" residential zero turn. I bought this zero turn mower last July (2013) with the mulching kit installed. I looked at and compared the John Deere Z235 with other 42" zero turns by Craftsman, Toro, Ariens, Cub Cadet, Husqvarna, and Troy-Built. The John Deere had the best features for the price compared to competing 42" zero turn mowers. The fit and finish is excellent and much better than competing models. With the mulching kit this can mow rather long grass at a decent speed without clumping. The only issues I have had with the machine are the location of the fuel fill which makes it difficult to fill without a little spillage and the lack of a way to visually see the fuel level in the tank.
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cheap and not worth the hassle Have owned for 1.5 years nothing but trouble. Side discharge has fallen off and the front bar that holds front of deck up has fallen off from the front. Had to use a bolt to hold it in place and now tab has broken and needs welded.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2* Years Later... I'm heading into my third season of using the Z235, and my opinion has not changed; 5 stars. I have had no problems with my equipment after the first 58 hours of use. It still runs, cuts, and looks great. After the first year, the cut quality deteriorated significantly. If you experience the same issue, you'll likely need to adjust the mowing deck. I suspect the cables stretch more during the first year of use, so the deck may not need adjusting as often going forward. Comprehensive instructions to adjust the deck are in the Owner's Manual. Also, my tires lost a lot of pressure after the first year, so you'll also want to keep tabs on the air pressure to maintain a nice cut. Do these two things, and change the oil/plugs/filters as specified, and you'll have a reliable machine for years to come (I hope).
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from EZTrac's pros and cons After a year of enthusiastic learning, I have some observations, good and not so good. We changed blades and added an air dam to give us best leaf pickup characteristics, which it does well. Good first: once you develope some proficiency controlling the machine, it almost seems to anticipate your wishes and drive itself with the grace of a balerina. Almost. The cut on a scale from 1 to 10 is a 6 or 7 possibly due to the type of grass. It tends to lay down more than I would like. Not so good next: the cutting deck edge is inline with the rear wheel. If you cut close to a fence post the wheel will graze, some times hit the post. I have to leave a small uncut margin by such obstacles. I have to cut higher than with other mowers to avoid scalping off high places. If i turn too sharply the rear wheel on the inside scrubs off the grass leaving a bare spot. The front wheels caster and may to a lesser degree make a divot when they pivot. With time, I have learned to avoid scaring the lawn most of the time. Bottom line: I enjoy mowing with this equipment and recommend it.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Mower for my 1.2 Acres This is an awesome mower, Cuts great, Turns on a dime, and has ample power. It'll do my entire 1.2 acres about twice on a tank of fuel. Very stable and capable of mowing up and down inclines with no tipping issues.
Date published: 2015-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tires to wide of a track for deck size. Rear tires extend out past deck .Not easy to cut close to curbing, flower beds, etc.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mower with some minor issues I purchased this mower almost a year ago and wanted to really test it before writing a review. This is my first Zero Turn so it only took a few minutes to get use to it. The dealer gave me a crash course in the parking lot before I took it home. The very first cut looked like garbage. grass was uneven. The deck was misaligned. after making a minor adjustment it was fixed. I even put a set of mulching blades on it. Even better, perfect cut. Now for the oil changes. Drain tube is too short so you will make a mess. My advice, buy a heater hose or a long funnel to attach to the end. problem solved. You will also make a mess replacing the filter. just fold up a shop rag and slide it underneath. The machine does not like to start up in colder weather. so if its below 40 deg outside, it will take a minute and sound like junk. once that oil warms up it will start to sound better. all in all, its a fun machine. cuts my time in half. My wife enjoys it more then I do. very easy to operate and she is a girly girl.
Date published: 2015-03-02
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