How Big is Your Yard?
This will determine how large of a cutting deck you'll need. Deck size refers to the width of the cut. The wider the cutting deck, the faster you will be able to mow your lawn.
Up to 1 Acre = 34-42” Deck 1-2 Acres = 42-50” Deck 2+ Acres = Not Recommended
Most entry-level zero turn mowers feature smaller, two-blade cutting systems. Yes, they can cut larger properties. However, we recommend upgrading to a mid-grade model instead of investing your entire weekend mowing.
Distance Between Objects
Sometimes bigger isn't always better. The biggest challenge for a zero turn mower is fitting through narrow spaces.
If you have a forest of closely knit trees or small gates, we recommend measuring the distance between the tightest objects to ensure your zero turn will actually fit.
For those who aren't comfortable with steering zero-turn mowers with lap bars, there is a steering wheel option.
The steering wheel works just like a tractor's, and it has an adjustable column. This more familiar steering method will allow you to easily adapt to your zero-turn mower, and will provide better stability and less turf scalping.
Although the steering is different than the traditional zero-turns' lap bar design, you still get the benefit of turning on a dime.
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