Semi-Pro Zero Turn Mower Buyer's Guide
How to Pick the Perfect Semi-Pro Zero Turn Mower
Semi-pro zero turn mowers let you have your cake and eat it too. They're built for powerful commercial-like performance and comfort features.
Semi-pro zero turn mowers feature horsepower and cutting widths similar to smaller commercial-grade models and higher-end mid-grade models.
However, when it comes to comfort and convenience, semi-pro models share more similarities with their commercial cousins. Taller seats, comfortable arm rests, and more advanced controls place semi-pro models a step above mid-grade.
How many acres do you need to mow? The answer to this question will help you decide the correct deck size.
2+ Acres = 54-66" Deck
As a rule of thumb, the wider the deck size, the faster you mow.
All semi-pro zero turn riding mowers include the step-up performance and comfort features found on a mid-grade zero turn, and then some!
Features include heavy-duty, welded steel decks, larger rear tires, larger fuel tanks and more cutting height adjustments just to name a few.
They're typically found with more comfortable seating and controls, and in some cases more advanced control panels.
Steering Wheel Option
For those who aren't comfortable with steering zero-turn mowers with lap bars, there is a steering wheel option. Steering wheel models also benefit from enhanced stability on hills and slopes.
The front wheels on these models are controlled by the steering wheel, unlike traditional zero turn mowers that have caster wheels that move independently.
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 help to prevent 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.