Over the years there has been a lot of debate over who invented the zero turn lawn mower. Regardless of whom it is this machine was a turning point in lawn maintenance. No matter what the size of your lawn is, the zero-turn is always up to the task. Whether it is a small lawn in your urban home or it is a number of acres of lawn around your farm house the zero-turn will still serve you well.
As with all the good machines, there are several companies from all over the world manufacturing the zero-turn lawn mower today. This is good because it offers the customer a variety to choose from. However, choosing the best one may be a little tricky if you are not sure of what to look for.
Factors to consider in finding the best zero-turn lawn mower
Ease of operation. A mower should be easy to operate for you in order to ensure you mow your lawn properly. Ease of use means that everything should be straightforward for you to figure out. Very few people would want to buy a zero-turn and still have to incur an extra cost to pay someone to mow their lawns as they are unable to operate the mower. However, this should not be a problem since many manufacturers try to make their mowers as easy to use as possible.
Noise level. You would probably not find any zero-turn lawn mower that is totally silent but this does not mean that you should settle for any regardless of the noise level. Some may not be completely silent but they are less noisy compared to others.
Fuel consumption. Fuel does not come cheap and so the more the mower consumes the more expensive it will be for you. More consumption does not necessarily mean that you have used it for longer or that you have mowed a big area. The engine in your zero-turn will determine the fuel consumption rate. You may be able to tell the consumption rate by looking at the engine specifications or reading review by customers who are using it.
Comfort. Most people value comfort in their zero-turn especially if they are mowing a large lawn. Most zero-turn mowers come with two control arms with each one of them controlling a single set of wheels. For some this may not be very comfortable but there is still an option to go for the newer models that come with a steering wheel that controls all the four wheels.
Maintenance. Just like any other machine your zero-turn requires regular maintenance and repairs in case of a break down. You will have to consider the availability of spare parts before settling for any mower. If the spare is not available you may be forced to ground it due to a small problem.
A final advice in finding the best zero-turn lawn mower is to find a good local dealer who will offer you the advice you need. The dealer is more conversant with the subject and so he will advice you not only on maintenance but also give you suggestions on manufacturers and models.
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