Close Cutting To Obstacles Eliminates The Trimming Chore
What is zero turn mowers? They are lawn mowers that turn on a dime, zero degrees, which makes them cut closer to obstacles and eliminating the need to use the trimmer after the mowing session is over. (Find a large selection below.) A zero turn lawn mower is a lawn mower that has a turning radius of zero. Generally these are characterized by having two levers in the place of a steering wheel that control wheel motors on each of the back wheels.
Zero turn mowers also are faster than the standard riding lawn mowers as they can obtain speeds of up to seven miles per hour. Reduces the amount of time needed to mow the whole yard by up to fifty percent.
Zero turn mowers also come with larger decks or cutting widths. This means the job gets done quicker than using a mower with a smaller deck. Of course, with larger decks, it comes with a higher price tag.
Generally, you use zero turn mowers on large lawns or yards greater than 1/2 acre or over 8,000 square feet.
Most of the models of zero turn mowers don’t come with a steering wheel. So, it takes some practice to getting used to. They have two levers that are used to more the mower forwards, backwards, or pivoting.
Advantages of Zero Turn Mowers
Below are some advantages of using a zero turn lawn mower.
- More Maneuverability
- Less Fuel Consumption
- Shorter Mower Time (As much as 50%)
- Cleaner Mowing Job
- Mulches Better
- Less Yard Trimming
- Machine Lasts Longer
- Easy to Drive
- Easier Mowing Pattern
Disadvantages of Using Zero Turn Lawn Mowers
Below are some of the disadvantages of using a zero turn mower.
- On slopes greater than 10 to 15 degrees is very dangerous
- Mowing on wet terrain can cause sliding and losing control of the mower and accidents
- Cutting on wet terrain can lead to lawn damage due to the weight of the mower
- Mow lawn only when dry
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