Zero Turn Mower Reviews

Zero turn lawnmowers are often thought of as solely for commercial use. However, if you read through our zero turn mower reviews you’ll find there are numerous zero turn mowers that can fit the needs (and budget) of small to large residential areas.

Whether you’re a landowner looking for a faster and more efficient way to mow, or a business owner looking to update your equipment, zero turn mowers come in many options and sizes.

What’s the Main Advantage of a Zero Turn Mower?

For landscaping and other business owners, getting the job done fast and efficient is often what determines having a successful business. This is why so many commercial properties are maintained with a zero turn versus a yard tractor. Having zero turn capability allows you to make sharp turns, stop on a dime, and get up close to those difficult areas on the lawn.

Land owners who are looking to save time also tend to choose a zero turn over a yard tractor. Fortunately, zero turn mowers are now well adaptive and can be customized with numerous attachments. This allows for jobs that years ago would only be possible with a lawn tractor or other piece of equipment such as a quad or truck.

Some of the common attachments for zero turn mowers include snow plow, mulching kit, grass catcher/bagger, as well as comfort items such as lighting and seats. Many of our zero turn mower reviews focus on these attachments as it’s important to have an all in one solution for yard maintenance.

Are there any Cheap Zero Turn Mowers?

One of the common misconceptions is that zero turn mowers are very expensive. While there are many mowers that cost in excess of $4,000, there are currently a few zero turn mowers on the market that retail for right around $2,500. Even the cheapest of yard tractors are similar in price.

While you may be able to find a cheap zero turn, the more power or options you want, naturally the more expensive it’s going to be. A lot of people choose to go with used mowers in attempts at saving money, though they often spend more money trying to fix or maintain it.

All of our zero turn mower reviews are for mowers that are available on Amazon. Not only is this usually the cheapest option, but they carry the largest stock and offer special financing. Owning a zero turn lawnmower is no longer a luxury item or strictly for commercial use.

How long do Zero Turn Mowers Last?

The life expectancy of a zero turn lawn mower as with a yard tractor will depend on the frequency of use and how will you maintain it. If you follow manufacturer guidelines regarding regular maintenance and care, many mowers tend to last in excess of 10-15 years.

Is There a Particular Zero Turn Mower that You Recommend?

Everyone’s situation is different and some are unique. While I try to provide thorough and in-depth research, I realize lawn mowers are not a one size fits all type of purchase.

For this reason, I have created several zero turn mower reviews that are a bit more specific for common uses. For example, I have created a ‘best zero turn mower for the money” review, a ‘best zero turn mower for commercial use” as well as an overall ‘best zero turn mower’ review based on performance and price. You can also browse through this page, as this is a category page containing all my zero turn mower reviews. If you still have issues finding the right mower, don’t hesitate to contact me using the contact page and let me know what you’re looking for. I’m more than happy to help.

Best Zero Turn Mower for the Money

Best Zero Turn Mower for the Money and Quality

best zero turn lawn mower for the moneyBuying a zero turn mower doesn’t have to break the bank. I’ve scoured the Internet looking for the best deals on zero turn mowers. As price is subjective, I’ve broken it down into two categories: the best commercial zero turn mowers and the best residential zero turn mowers for the money.

Aside from price, I also wanted to take functionality and quality into consideration. The saying, ‘you get what you pay for’ is more often than not true. While you may be able to find a cheap mower, the quality may also be cheap.

With that in mind the best zero turn mower for the money should also be a mower that will last, be comfortable to operate, and be efficient.

My Top Pick for Best Zero Turn Mower for the Money: Residential

Zero turn mowers are generally thought of as strictly for commercial use. While I wouldn’t recommend a zero turn mower to anyone with less than a .25 acre of land to maintain, they can be an excellent choice for those who have large properties.

Ariens Zoom 915189

best zero turn mower for the moneyMy first pick for the best residential zero turn mower based on price is the Ariens Zoom (model # 915189). It has 16 HP and a 34 in cutting deck making it small enough to fit around tight spaces (and easy to store) yet powerful enough to maintain medium to large properties.

It has a Briggs & Stratton engine (which is industry standard for quality) with an overhead valve, which allows it to run cooler and more efficient. It has a hydrostatic transmission featuring Hydro-Gear EZT transaxles.

The deck is adjustable giving you more control over cutting length (1.5 to 4.5 inches). Simply use the mechanical foot lift to easily raise or lower the deck to get the cut you want.

The front tires are 11X4 inches and the back tires are 18X6.5 inches. The max speed is 6mph with reverse speeds of 3mph. This mower can handle flat as well as hilly terrain.

The Ariens Zoom has a 2-gallon capacity fuel tank which is decent size for residential use. With a 2-cylinder motor, you’ll get your money’s worth and them some when it comes to fuel. You can purchase the Ariens Zoom  through the following link!

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February 19, 2016

Finding the Best Zero Turn Mower

The Best Zero Turn Mower Based on Size, Functionality, and Price

It can be difficult singling out one mower as the best zero turn mower. We all have different needs regarding lawn size, type of lawn, desired settings and functionality. For the reason, I have compiled a list of what I believe to be the best mowers ranging for 30 inch up to 60 inch cutting deck based on quality of design, function, and price.

If you’ve never operated a zero turn mower, watch this video to see just how easy and convenient it is.

The first mower is a Husqvarna with a 30 inch deck, perfect for those looking for a smaller zero turn mower that can easily navigate through gates and other obstructions on a residential property. [Read more…]

March 17, 2014

Husqvarna RZ3016 Review

Husqvarna RZ3016 30-Inch 16.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Gas Powered Zero Turn Riding Lawn Mower

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Property owners looking to purchase a zero turn mower are often detoured as they feel they don’t have enough property to maintain to justify purchasing a zero turn, the price, or uneven and hilly terrain. While zero turn mowers do not handle well on hilly terrain, price and the amount of property are no longer an issue. [Read more…]

March 15, 2014

Commercial Lawn Mowers

Finding the Right Commercial Lawn Mower to Fit Your Needs

Commercial  lawn mowers are not a one size fits all type of purchase. However, there is enough diversity and offerings among the various types of mowers to fit any need from the weekend warrior to the large scale property management business owner. Assuming you are in need of a mower for your landscaping or property management business or just have a rather large amount of property to maintain.

No one knows your business better than you. Whether that’s the equipment you need to get the job done or the amount you have in your budget to spend on equipment. Business owners need to save money wherever possible yet acquire the equipment they need to get the job done. Taking all things into consideration I have compiled several mowers ranging from walk behind to zero turn mowers that may  be suitable for your commercial lawn mower needs. [Read more…]

March 7, 2014

Husqvarna RZ4623

Husqvarna Zero-Turn Mower 725cc Kohler Engine, 46 inch Deck, Model #RZ4623

husqvarna rz4623Husqvarna and quality are nearly synonymous. The Husqvarna RZ4623 offers state of the art technology and features focused on safety and operator control. If you are looking for a high-end zero turn mower without the high-end price, the Husqvarna RZ4623 is a great choice in mowers.

The Husqvarna RZ4623 Features

The Husqvarna RZ4623 features a 725cc Kohler Courage engine. The whopping 23 HP engine is strong enough to tackle any property management job yet efficient and low maintenance. In fact, the Husqvarna RZ4623 integrated twin transmission are completely maintenance free!

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The design of the Husqvarna RZ4623 definitely takes into account operator comfort, featuring foam padded steering levers, an adjustable seat, conveniently placed controls and folding arm rests. If you’ve ever spent several hours on a mower you know how important a padded seat and arm rest are. [Read more…]

May 22, 2013