2014 John Deere 997

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When you need brute power in a zero-turn mower

Whether mowing with a side-discharge deck, a rear-discharge deck, or with a mulching deck, the 997 excels in the toughest mowing conditions. In short, the heavy-duty, large-capacity 997 gives you front-mower like power in a zero-turn mower while providing the productivity and dependability you value.

Power is in ample supply, thanks to a 31-hp Yanmar diesel engine. This engine provides more displacement and peak torque than most competitive mowers, which allows you to maximize acres mowed per hour. Shaft-driven mower decks are available in 60- or 72-in. 7-Iron II™ side-discharge decks or a 60-in. rear-discharge deck.


31-hp Yanmar Diesel engine with 81-cubic-inch displacement provides the needed torque to power through tough conditions

11.5-mph transport speed

Hydrostatic System

Exclusive single-body dual-unitized Kanzaki pump for greater reliability

Closed Loop system eliminates cross contamination possibility

3.2-gallon (U.S.) reservoir allows a longer "dwell time" - enabling system to run cooler

Oil Cooler

Standard oil cooler for longer component life

Mower Decks

Shaft-driven mower deck for reliable power transfer

Full floating deck follows ground contours, providing the best groomed appearance

Hydraulic clutch enables smooth mower deck engagement for longer life and durability

60- and 72-inch 7-Iron II™ decks provide a powerful vacuuming action to lift the grass and handle more material

60-inch, 7-gauge rear-discharge deck decreases thrown object potential and provides two-sided trim capability

Deck Height Adjustment

Innovative, low effort dial height-of-cut adjustment with foot assist deck lift system

Fifteen height-of-cut positions from 1.5 inches to 5 inches in 1/4 inch increments


Ribbed cast aluminum spindle housings provide strength and cooling surface area that stands up to commercial applications

Three 25mm spindles are cold-forged and heat treated for added strength

Spindles are supported by precision ball bearings, providing enduring performance and reliability

Spindles can be greased from the top of the mower deck

Heavy-Duty Canister Style Air Cleaner

Standard heavy-duty canister air filtration system improves engine life

Deluxe Comfort Seat

One-piece, high-back, deep-cushioned seat with standard armrests

Up to 5-inches fore-and-aft adjustment to match operator size

Two-Lever Hydrostatic Drive Controls

Zero-turning radius for excellent maneuverability

Dual-lever, hydraulically dampened operator controls provide a smooth ride

Ergonomically designed for rider comfort during extended operations

Large Fuel Capacity

12 gallon (U.S.) total capacity - allows for all-day mowing

Standard fuel gauge

Top-draw tank for added safety


Flip-up seat for easy access to the hydraulic system

Open engine compartment and removable hood for full access to engine components

Flip-out foot panel for easy access to deck spindles