The name ‘zero-turn’ refers to the mower’s turning radius. A zero-degree turn radius means that a zero-turn mower can turn within its own footprint. In other words, the mower essentially turns on the spot, allowing for greater maneuverability and increased productivity.
One of the easiest ways to recognise a zero-turn mower is through the two control levers, which are used in place of a traditional steering wheel. These levers independently control the rear wheels. Most people become comfortable with their steering after just a few uses. It’s simple — when you push the right level forward, your right wheel will move forward. When you pull the levers back, you will reverse. Driving in a straight line is a matter of applying the same amount of pressure to both levers.
Zero-turn mowers can be used by anyone, from homeowners to professional landscape contractors. Able to save time and provide a satisfying moving experience, zero-turn mowers are growing in popularity, and offer a variety of advantages over other ride-on mowers.
Generally speaking, zero-turn mowers are great for anyone who wants to spend less time mowing. Many zero-turn mowers are suited to larger commercial landscapes, but some of the smaller models provide practical use in residential yards, gardens, and small pieces of land, too.
In order to figure out if a zero-turn mower is right for your needs, let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons of a John Deere EZtrak Zero-Turn mower.
If you have a yard that can’t be comfortably tended to with a walk-behind mower, if you have wide open spaces that need to be managed, if you need to be able to maneuver in and around obstacles, and if you want to cut your mowing time in half — a zero-turn mower could be perfect for you.
But if your land is very small, sloped, or typically damp, you might need to consider other options. Come have a chat with us if you’re unsure!
We have a huge selection of John Deere EZtrak Zero-Turn Mowers available at STIHL Shop Geebung. Different series are designed for different purposes, so ask us about finding your perfect model.
Powerful and precise, our EZtrak mowers have engine power ranging from 14.9kW (20-hp) to 20.1kw (27hp), and travel speed ranging from 11.3km/h to 14.5km/h. Another important consideration is the width of the cutting deck. Too wide, and you could struggle getting into the nooks of your yard. Too narrow, and you might not benefit from the great time-saving aspect of your mower.
A zero-turn mower can provide greater efficiency, better cut-quality, and an enjoyable ride. No matter what John Deere zero-turn mower you choose, you can rest assured you are getting a machine designed to meet your needs. Come see the team at STIHL Shop Geebung to learn more.