Top Rated Zero Turn Lawn Mowers

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Top Rated Zero Turn Lawn Mowers
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If you are having difficulty mowing an expansive lawn that is full of twists, turns and obstacles, a zero turn radius riding lawnmower may be what you need. Zero turn mowers feature four pivoting wheels, which allows them to rotate within their own footprints. This eliminates the need to make wide, time-consuming turns when you want to change directions, and allows you to easily navigate into tight spots. Unlike standard riding lawnmowers, zero turn models feature two side control levers, as opposed to a steering wheel and pedals.

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Toro TimeCutter Z4200

According to the consumer resource and technology website Galt Tech, the Toro TimeCutter Z4200 is a professional-quality zero turn mower that you can get for the residential price of approximately £1,625. The mower has a 42-inch cutting width; an adjustable blade height allowing you to cut grass to between 1 1/2 and 4 1/2 inches; and it comes with bagging, mulching and side-discharging capabilities, which means you can collect your clippings, spread them over the lawn or shoot them out to the side. At the core of the TimeCutter Z4200 is a 19-horsepower Kohler overhead valve engine, which you control with a hydrostatic transmission. In addition to cutting power, the mower provides plenty of comfort, as it has a high back seat and adjustable armrests.

John Deere EZtrak Z225

The John Deere EZtrak Z225 is one of the best residential zero turn lawnmowers available, Galt Tech notes. The mower features an 18.5-horsepower Briggs and Stratton air-cooled engine, which is able to propel the EZtrak Z225 up to a top speed of 7mph. Similar to the TimeCutter Z4200, the mower utilises a hydrostatic transmission, has a 42 inch cutting width and features an adjustable blade height. However, according to the Galt Tech, the EZtrak Z225’s height-adjustment system allows you to make adjustments in increments of one-quarter inch, providing a high degree of mowing precision. In addition, you can set the side levers on this zero turn mower at three different heights, allowing for optimal control comfort. As of 2010, the mower costs around £1,820.

Exmark Next Lazer Z

While manufacturers design the previous two models of zero turn mowers for residential use, the Exmark Next Lazer Z is a commercial grass-mowing machine. The mower has a welded, tubular steel body, a spacious 12 gallon fuel tank and is available with engines ranging from 23 to 34 horsepower. The outdoor product resource website The Lawn Advisor notes the Exmark Next Lazer Z is low-maintenance and durable, and its hydraulic system allows for a smooth operation, even when mowing on hills. The mower costs between £6,500 and £9,750 as of 2009, with 48-, 52-, 60- and 72-inch cutting widths.

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