Zero-turn mowers are available in gas, diesel, LP, and battery electric. Expert Taylor Galla from Gardenaider agrees:
They range in size and quality from inexpensive, economy models designed to mow your one-third acre lot to high-performance, heavy-duty models designed to mow over 150 acres a day.
While most zero-turn mowers are capable of mowing 10-15 degree slopes there are a few that can handle 40 degrees and can even be controlled remotely for extreme conditions. Almost all of them are made in the U.S.
What are the Top Brands of Zero-turn Mowers?
Ariens is part of Ariens|Co – and is family-owned. Why Ariens? You know Ariens snowblowers but you may not know Ariens also offers a complete line of residential ZTRs.
Gravely is part of Ariens|Co – and is family-owned. Why Gravely? Here in the U.S., I consider Gravely to be the commercial side of Ariens|Co’s Outdoor Power Equipment.
Yes, They have a residential IKON XD equivalent but don’t carry an EDGE equivalent.
Toro is part of The Toro Company Why Toro? Toro offers the most residential, commercial, and municipality mowers of all the zero-turn mower brands.
Personally, I feel Toro focuses on the best cut and the best quality mowers for the price.
Exmark is part of The Toro Company Why Exmark? Exmark is aimed at the landscape contractor. In fact, if you see a trailer load of mowers heading for a worksite there is a good chance they will all be Exmarks.
Spartan/Intimidator is part of The Toro Company Why Spartan? Spartan started out just a few years ago by disrupting the market. They came out with economical models that looked heavy-duty and were styled to look cool.
Homeowners with a few acres could buy a ZTR that looked like a commercial mower for thousands less than the other zero-turn mower brands. Needless to say, the brand exploded overnight.
Walker is part of Walker Manufacturing – and is family-owned. Why Walker? There are many great zero-turn mower brands on this list and almost all of them make a mower I can recommend for you – but if I had to pick just one brand it would be Walker with its unique line of mowing systems.
Bob-Cat (Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.) mowers were purchased by Bobcat about a year ago. Why Bobcat? Bobcat updated the mowers and they are now available through your local Bobcat equipment dealer.
8. Bad Boy
Bad Boy is partnered with The Sterling Group. Why Bad Boy? Bad Boy has a cult following because they look cool, have wicked styling, and you can spot them on a lawn from a mile away.
They always have an over-the-top display at the larger OPE dealer shows like GIE-EXPO.
Ryobi is part of TTI. (Techtronic Industries) The main office is located in Hong Kong. Why Ryobi?
Ryobi was one of the first brands to offer a residential battery ZTR and now offers both a 42-inch and 54-inch model.
10. John Deere
John Deere is part of John Deere & Company. Why John Deere? John Deere makes a wide range of zero-turn mowers ranging from the economy Z300 residential series to the popular ZTrak 900R commercial mowers.
Updated Feb 17
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