Zero Turn Radius mowers turn on a dime, give 9 cents back
Well, not really, but they are much more maneuverable than old-style riding lawnmowers from days of old. Zero Turn Radius mowers pivot on their own radius, turning a complete circle with minimum fuss—no three-point turns or going around the lawn to cut another path. You just spin and go.
Let’s take a look at some of the leading ZTR mowers available now, even the newest electric models.
THE Altoz TRX, the world’s first tracked zero-turn mower, offers. the traction and the stability to safely and efficiently mow where other zero-turn mowers can’t reach. Low ground pressure and high traction are the key to getting more jobs done with reduced ground pressure, less spinning, less damage and less risk to operator. TRX series mowers come in 54 - 66 inch cutting widths and options from 24 hp to 38.5 hp.
The Bobcat ZT3500 is a great mower for large acreages, offering commercial-grade power, productivity and comfort. Standard 7-gauge steel frame, 23-inch drive tires for great control and a smooth ride, and a high-back, full-mechanical suspension seat. Accessories include mulching baffle kits, grass collection systems, a lawn striping kit, a ROPS Kit, magnetic light kit, a ZT hitch kit and no-flat caster wheels.
Ultima Series ZTXS
Prefer steering wheels instead of levers? The Cub Cadet Ultima Series ZTXS is the first-of-its kind mower with a zero-turn steering wheel. Synchro-Steer technology gives the operator control of all four wheels from the intuitive steering wheel, making a zero-turn possible while tackling tough hillsides of up to 20 degrees. A commercial-grade deck and engine offers strength and consistent cut quality.
Z370R Electric ZTrak
Extending the John Deere Z300 platform and standing out from competitive models, the Z370R Electric ZTrak Residential Zero Turn Mower features an integrated, sealed battery and onboard charging to supply power to the unit. The fully sealed battery allows for mowing in wet and rainy conditions. The 3.56 kWh maximum capacity battery is backed by a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty and enables customers to mow up to 2 acres with a 42-inch mower deck.
Deere & Company
The DR ZT5E Lawn Mowers are commercial style, battery-electric, zero-turn mowers with a unique battery platform that allows a user to customize the power to their property size and required mowing time. Users can purchase one, two, or three E-Series batteries to achieve runtimes of up to 2.25 hours (enough to mow up to 5 acres). Available with a 48" or 60" cutting width.
DR Power Equipment
The redesigned 2023 Exmark Radius family of zero-turn riding mowers provide commercial cut quality, durability, and reliability, with increased comfort courtesy of upgraded operator seats and revised side pods. Radius E-Series and Radius S-Series models are available with 48-, 52- or 60-inch UltraCut Series 3 cutting decks. Radius X-Series models upgrade to 5.5-inch deep UltraCut Series 4 cutting decks, in a choice of 52- or 60-inch widths.
Ferris’ ISX 2200 delivers a top speed of 10 mph and an 11-gallon fuel tank promotes productivity. The Ferris ISX 2200 features a commercial-grade EFI Vanguard engine designed and manufactured for more consistent starting at all temperatures and reduced fuel consumption. This unit also features Vanguard’s Oil Guard System allowing for 500 hours of operation between oil changes, meaning less downtime for maintenance.
Briggs & Stratton
Grasshopper’s 500V Series models are the fastest, most compact out-front zero-turn mowers on the market. Choose from 42” or 52” deck models. 500V decks feature 5.5 inch deep PowerFold
Electric Deck Lift standard. Three ways to mow: Side discharge, mulching or PowerVac collection. Six-point weight distribution provides a smooth ride with a lighter footprint and a low center of gravity.
The Grasshopper Company
The ZXC LT series is a fully-loaded, zero-turn mower equipped with a 24-horsepower Kawasaki engine and Hydro-Gear transmissions. This heavy built machine is available with a 48-, 54- or 60-inch fabricated mower deck, each with a 10-gauge steel shell, reinforced spindles and 7-gauge trim. The ZXC LT Series comfortably accommodates users of all statures with an adjustable suspension seat, drive lever positioning, a removable foot plate, and a flip-forward seat making it easy to service and maintain.
Kubota Z400 Series
Kubota’s Z400 Series offers four models in its popular line of zero-turn mowers, designed with 48-, 54- or 60-inch decks and an array of options for customers looking for a professional finish. The series provides superior cut quality for a variety of property sizes across different turf and terrain, and delivers on performance, durability and speed thanks to an exclusive Hydro-Gear ZT-3600 transmission, 24-inch low profile rear tires, and 22-24 horsepower Kawasaki engines.
Kubota Tractor Corporation
Flex deck ZTR mowers
Built in the USA, Lastec flex deck zero turn mowers feature independently flexing decks patented low maintenance belt-driven decks, and zero turn maneuverability. In addition to the massive 120" wide WZ1000 being the world’s largest flex deck zero turn mower, Lastec offers a complete range of flex deck commercial grade zero turn mowers for commercial landscapers, lawn care professionals, and golf courses. The WZ400 71” or 73” models offer choice of gas or diesel power.
The Mean Green Nemesis brings commercial, battery-electric mowing to those who don’t require the all-day runtimes featured in most of the Mean Green fleet. With a battery life of up to 2.25 hours (enough to mow up to 5 acres), speed of up to 8 mph, 15-degree slope capability, and power equivalent to a 28 HP gas mower, the Nemesis checks every box for the serious user. Available with a 48" or 60" cutting width.
Mean Green Mowers
Delivering commercial-grade results at an incredible value, the Patriot is equipped with a 52” or 61” cutter deck. Its hydro-drive system delivers ground speeds of up to 8.5 mph (52” model) or 10 mph (61” model), while extra-large front caster and rear drive tires provide stability and traction. The Patriot features a comfortable, thick-cushioned, adjustable torsion spring suspension seat. Powerful engine options include the new Scag SR Series 27hp engine.
Scag Power Equipment
The new Simplicity BlueVolt CZ1 zero turn, powered by a Vanguard lithium-ion battery, delivers a reduced emissions, quiet, and low-maintenance mow relative to conventional gas-powered ZTRs—without sacrificing comfort or performance. A fully welded frame minimizes rattling and delivers a whole new level of quiet while Simplicity’s patented Suspension Comfort System ensures operator comfort and a premium cut. The Simplicity BlueVolt CZ1 will be available at Simplicity dealers in Spring 2023.
Simplicity, a Briggs & Stratton brand
Z Master Revolution
Built on Toro’s commercial-grade Z Master 4000 Series frame and Turbo Force deck, The Z Master Revolution delivers unprecedented control in a quieter, eco-friendlier design with lower overall cost. Patent pending software in the drive-lever controls enables smooth, reliable handling. Toro’s HyperCell battery system offers up to 9-plus hours with no engine lag or bogging in tough turf.
The Toro Company
This higher horsepower, new generation version of the Model B adds a Kohler 26.5 HP, EFI engine and includes a redesigned unitized chassis and front body. With numerous deck sizes and styles, optional LED Lights, Suspension Seat, Big Tire Kit, and Utility Dump Bed, the Model B is customizable to meet the needs of the most demanding customers.
Available with cutting decks in 52”, 61”, or 72” width, the ZXT is powered with a 40hp Vanguard engine to achieve a 13 mph ground speed while still delivering a quality cut. Durable 16cc pumps with fans and 18 cubic inch planetary drive motors in the Hydro-Gear transmission promise reliability and long life. Fully adjustable seat with 6-inch long travel suspension.
Wright Manufacturing Inc.
Built from the ground up in Batesville, Arkansas, Spartan Mowers are fabricated, assembled with US and global parts, and shipped directly to dealers across the United States. Featuring commercial-grade components like seven-gauge steel decks and fusion welded tube frames, Spartans are heavy-duty zero turns designed for homeowners and landscapers with acres to cover.