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How to Safely Push a John Deere Z370 Electric Lawn Mower

How to Safely Push a John Deere Z370 Electric Lawn Mower
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When you think of a John Deere Z370 Electric Lawn Mower, pushing it manually probably isn't the first thing on your mind. After all, it's a state-of-the-art machine designed for smooth operation. But, as with any equipment, there might come a time when you need to move it without power.


Whether it's due to a temporary glitch or just maneuvering it in tight spaces, knowing how to safely push your mower is essential. Let's dive in.



Most of us hope our lawn mowers will always be up and running. But, as with anything mechanical, there's always the potential for unexpected issues, even with electric mowers.

Fear not though, because just as gas-powered mowers have a mechanism to switch from driving to push mode, the battery-powered John Deere Z370 Electric Lawn Mower offers a similar feature. However, the process differs slightly due to its unique Electric Direct-Drive Motors for the rear wheels.



Switching to Push Mode


Before switching from driving mode to push mode, you will first need to engage the parking brake. Start with the mower handles out, indicating the parking brake is set. Next power on the mower by pressing the power button once to activate the system.


Once the mower is powered on, pull in the handles to disengage the parking brake and locate the switch at the mower's rear corner, as shown below. Next to this switch, you will find a panel detailing the steps to enable push mode on your mower. Press this switch and check the front display panel.



When in driving mode, a white bar will typically appear on the front display panel. When in push mode, this bar will disappear, signaling it's safe to push the mower.




Switching Back to Driving Mode


Once you've pushed the mower to the desired location, you will need to switch it back to driving mode.

To do this, simply press the power button to turn off the mower causing the mower to reset the system. When you turn the mower back on and look at the front display panel, you will see a white bar on the display panel indicating the mower is back in driving mode.



Remember, while the John Deere Z370 Electric Lawn Mower is designed for easy operation, understanding all its features ensures you're prepared for any situation. Hopefully, you won't find yourself needing to use the push mode, but it's nice to know it's there should the need arise.

If you have questions or prefer a visual guide, check out our YouTube channel for a detailed video tutorial. And as always, feel free to leave a comment or question. Brent, our resident John Deere expert, is here to help. Don't forget to subscribe!