Zero Turn vs Traditional Rider

Looking to drastically reduce your time mowing?  You can cut your mowing time in half using a zero turn mower instead of a traditional riding lawn tractor.

Here are some of the time-saving features of zero turn technology:

Mowing Around Objects

The maneuverability of a zero turn mower allows you to mow around trees, flower beds and other obstacles in your yard much easier than using a traditional riding lawn tractor. Zero-turn mowers can make sharp turns because the rear wheels turn under the operator's control, instead of the front wheels, as with lawn tractors. Being low leveled, a zero turn allows the driver a better view of the area ahead, which makes spotting anything unexpected in your path very easy.

Speed It Up

Zero turn mowers are designed to cut grass 50% faster than traditional lawn tractors, so your straight line mowing speed is improved. A typical lawn tractor cuts at about 3-4 mph while a typical zero turn cruisesalong at 5-8 mph.

Mow In A Single Path

The wider turning radius of a tractor leaves strips of uncut grass that require awkward maneuvering to reach. When mowing with a traditional lawn tractor, you have to drive over already cut areas, back up to cut or take multiple passes at the end of a mowing row. This causes irregular mowing patterns and increases the time it takes to finish the job.

Lawn Tractor Cutting Pattern

Zero Turn mowers can spin a full 180 degrees. It makes a clean cut at the end of each mowing row, reducing the number of passes it takes to cut your lawn. This efficient cut pattern also helps you achieve that freshly-cut "striping" look of a professional job.

Zero Turn Mower Cutting Pattern

No Follow Up Trimming

With an unobstructed view of the cutting deck, zero turn mowers make it easy to cut very close to your trim edges – you can nearly eliminate the need to trim hard-to-reach areas with a push mower or a string trimmer after you've finished mowing.

Easy and Relaxing to Drive

Without a steering wheel, a zero turn machine may look intimidating to drive, but most people become comfortable with the way it handles after just a few times mowing their lawn.

Steering a zero turn mower is easy. In fact, it is not that different from steering a shopping cart.

  • How to make left turn with Zero Turn
  • How to make right turn with Zero Turn
  • Forward: Push the handles forward.
  • Reverse: Pull the handles back.
  • Right Turn: Push the left handle forward.
  • Left Turn: Push the right handle forward.
  • Stop: Bring the handles back to neutral.

The key to driving in a straight line is to assure that the same amount of pressure is applied to each lever.

Zero Turn Lever Pressure

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