Zero Turn Buying Guide for Mowers
The zero turn mower design with its high capacity and swift maneuverability originates from typical commercial use. Our zero-turn mowers for landowners are engineered alongside our commercial models. This means they can handle heavy-duty mowing tasks on large areas efficiently, quickly and easily.
Things to keep in mind when buying a Husqvarna zero turn mowers:
- The machine should be durable, with a stable frame and a powerful, reliable engine. All components should be designed to withstand demanding operation.
- A comfortable driver’s environment and efficient vibration dampening make for better comfort and less fatigue.
- All controls should be easy to reach.
- Large, wide rear wheels put less pressure on the lawn surface, which means they flatten the grass less, and improve accessibility. A low center of gravity gives traction and stability: an advantage if the ground is uneven.
- An efficient cooling system is important, if the machine is going to operate at an optimal temperature for long periods – especially on hot days.
Different Classes of Zero Turn Mowers
Buying a zero turn mower is not quite as simple as purchasing your standard lawnmower. While buying a riding mower is really nothing more than deciding how much power and cut width you want, there are some other considerations when purchasing a zero turn. There are several classifications that these machines fall into, and knowing the difference will help you make the right purchase for your needs.
When size is important (a small size, that is), you will need to consider a compact residential mower. These are smaller than other models out there, and are designed to have a compact footprint. However, you won’t sacrifice much in the way of power and performance with these mowers, and you’ll pay just over the average price for a decent riding mower, as well. These are ideal solutions for homes with smaller yards or limited storage space for the mower. Generally deck sizes range from 30” to 42”.
These are the larger cousins of Compact Residential mowers, and have a larger footprint. Often, they have more cutting widths and horsepower options available. Residential units also contain more options that may include hour gauges, electric clutches, and foot assisted deck lifts. However, these models may be bigger than the compact units, but they are good options for the customer with more available space, more yard to cut and are looking for a higher comfort level. Generally deck sizes range from 42” to 54”.
Estate class Zero Turn mowers are heavier duty residential class mowers. Normally the biggest difference is in cutting deck. Estate class mowers typically have fabricated decks which are heavier construction that stamped decks. As they are designed for larger jobs, they also may have premium engines, higher performance transmissions and better quality seats for superior comfort. The Estate Class mowers are truly designed for large homeowner demands and these mowers were manufactured for that exact purpose.
Entry Level Commercial
These Zero Turn mowers are designed for commercial needs on a budget. They are often commercial quality machines with all the necessities but fewer creature comforts. While these models have high power, quality and performance, they may have smaller transmissions, standard seats and thinner gauge cutting decks. Small landscapers and owner operators enjoy this class of mower because they fit perfect in their business plans and are great investments. Generally deck sizes range from 42” to 61”.
Commercial Zero Turn mowers are what most people think of when they picture a Zero turn mower. They are large, powerful, have a wide cut path and many ergonomically designed comfort features. These models include heavier duty cutting decks, premium drive systems, higher fuel capacities, greater speeds, and premium manufactured qualities. Commercial models are designed for contractors with multiple users, that will use the mower for a full workday and demand minimum down time. Productivity, serviceability, and durability are the foundation building blocks for Commercial Zero-Turn mowers. Generally deck sizes range from 48” to 72”.
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