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Model # BM23781

Internet # 202585951

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

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$2,899.00 / each


Model # BM23781

Internet # 202585951

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 
Front wheel size (in.) 
Mower Deck Width 
42 in 
Rear wheel size (in.) 
Size of Yard 
1 - 2 Acres 
Turning radius (in.) 
Commercial / Residential 
Commercial / Residential 
Cutting Width 
42 in 
Drive type 
Rear-wheel Drive 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
John Deere 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Rust resistant deck 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Engine oil 
Lawn Mower Type 
Zero Turn Riding 
Maximum cutting height (in.) 
Maximum forward speed (mph) 
Maximum reverse speed (mph) 
Minimum cutting height (in.) 
Mulching Capability 
Number of Blades 
Number of Cylinders 
Single Cylinder 
Number of deck wheels 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
Power Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
515 lb 
Start Type 
Flat with Obstacles 
Transmission Type 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
CARB Compliant 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 years or 120 hours whichever occurs first 


Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nothing but trouble My mower threw a rod with only 20 hours on it. Getting it fixed was a nightmare. Now, it burns oil, hard to crank, runs rough. I am so disappointed with this John Deere. I grew up with my father having one for over 30 years. John Deere lost me as a customer for life. August 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Its just right Use the Z225 every day. Due to extreme heavy usage I've replaced every major part from transaxles to engines...on my 3rd at present. Eight hours plus every day, year after year. Its a good mower. I'm famaliar with the mower. The following are features I believe the Z225 excells at. Mows average grass at higher speeds and is good in tight spots. Deck design handles wet grass better than most. Left side off-set deck design allows you to mow closer...less weed trimming. Low center of gravity. Best bagger around when it comes to speed and ease of attachment or removal, a serious plus for small gates. Like the 1/4" cutting height increments. Its comparitively light. A good mower. April 18, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Poor cut quality I bought this mower less than a year ago and have never been happy with it. I only got to use it twice the first month so I did not have a good indication of how this mower would perform. My biggest and only complaint is the poor quality of the cut. My yard is whatever the good Lord planted in it so I am not looking for ball diamond quality. I have tried mowing slow and fast and at all heights. But nothing is as good as my old L130. In some places, it looks like the blade simply pushed the "grass" over instead of cutting it. My recommendation, do not buy this mower!!! May 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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? August 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Service is NOT EASY The mower cuts and rides very good, after you learn how to operate it. But when you change oil and filters, this is a pain. To lube it ,first you need to break your hand so you can reach the area you need to be in. My thoughts are "let the people with the expertise do the job". July 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Perfect Gift Despite its small size, the Z225 has proven to be a serious performer. Its size and ergonomics are perfect for any modest property owner who is looking for speed, economy and quality. This machine has a power to weight ratio that will amaze you as it handily motors you through some of the toughest and wettest grass conditions and then cleans up like a breeze when you use the built in hose connector for washing out the mowing deck. There is a huge amount of performance, satisfaction and fun built into the Z225. This mower was purchased as a present for my Dad's 73rd birthday, and it's the gift that just keeps on giving... ask him! September 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overall excellant. I do residential lawns on the side. 500 hours over 5 years. For a homeowner that is 15 -18 years. I've totally abused this mower for 5 years. I will have the blades sharpened regularily, and an oil change. For a private homeowner, an 1 acre or 2, it's the right machine. Smaller lot's, WOW ! IFTIME ='S MONEY, THEN JUST DO IT! March 5, 2014
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Certified Professional Delivery (By Appointment): The item will be shipped to a certified professional who will complete assembly (if required), and perform a complete inspection. The certified professional will contact you to arrange final delivery once your item is ready. At delivery, the customer will be taught by a certified professional on site how to operate and maintain the product. Delivery appointments are required. Please note the tracking information provided with the shipping confirmation will reflect the delivery to a local certified professional’s terminal.

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