The Best Zero-Turn Mowers That Easily Tackle A Large Yard
Every lawn is different and, with that, you need a mower that meets your needs. If you have trees and flower beds smattered around your yard, it’s a good idea to consider a zero-turn mower. The best zero-turn mowers allow you to effortlessly cruise around landscaping and other lawn obstacles while delivering a quality cut. Our top pick is the Ryobi 54-Inch Electric Riding Zero Turn Mower for its high adjustability and 3.5-acre capacity.
The Ryobi 54-Inch Electric Riding Zero Turn Mower effortlessly cruises around lawns up to 3.5 acres.
Zero-turn mowers allow you to pivot inside your machine’s footprint, making them a solid choice for people who want a precise cut, despite having a yard that’s not just grass. “Zero-turn mowers allow you to maneuver swiftly around your yard, easily avoiding structures and obstacles in the mower’s path and significantly reducing the amount of time it takes to get the job done,” says Marty Grunder of Grunder Landscaping in Miamisburg, Ohio. “They also offer a comfortable ride, and as you learn how to operate them proficiently, you will become more efficient at mowing your lawn.” They also “work great in yards that have a lot of curves or obstacles,” says Mallory Micetich, home expert at Angi.
There are a few factors to consider when choosing a zero-turn mower, including whether you want an electric lawn mower or one that’s powered by gas, the cutting deck size and how much lawn you need to cut. Naturally, your budget plays a role in the final decision, too. These are the best zero-turn mowers on the market to help you get that precise cut in as little time as possible. (While you’re at it, consider our list of the best push mowers.)
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Dixie Chopper Unveils Electric Zero-Turn Concept Mower at GIEEXPO
Fillmore, Indiana (November 15, 2021) – Dixie Chopper recently unveiled a new electric zero-turn concept mower at the 2021 GIEEXPO show in Louisville, Kentucky along with the full product line and two new “SS” models for the 2022 model year.
Dixie Chopper, the lawn mower manufacturer known for speed, performance, and high horsepower, might have been one of the last companies attendees would expect to see an electric mower from at the most recent GIEEXPO show. However, Dixie Chopper has led the outdoor power equipment industry through the years by pioneering alternative fuels in zero-turn mowers. Dixie Chopper was the first to bring propane (LP) mowers to market with an engine designed for propane without a conversion kit. Years later, the company also released the industry’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) commercial mower.
The initial electric concept mower, currently named the Raven, is a commercial-duty 58-volt design utilizing Smartec components for the deck motors, drive motors, controllers, and battery packs. The Dixie Chopper staff used the GIEEXPO show as an opportunity for feedback from attendees on the appearance and features of the concept mower, while listening to what the customers interested in electric zero-turn mowers are mostly concerned with when purchasing new equipment such as the Raven.
“We are very excited to release this concept mower to the market and get people talking about Dixie Chopper and electric zero-turn mowers in general.” said Dan Samet, President of Dixie Chopper. “The outdoor power equipment is undoubtedly making a shift towards more and more electric powered equipment, and we believe the Raven will be an excellent solution to deliver the speed, power, and performance customers expect from a Dixie Chopper mower when these go into production in the future.”
Dixie Chopper also introduced its full 2022 product lineup with new engine configurations for select models and two new “SS” models with special features and upgrades.
“It’s the horsepower stupid!” said Warren Evans, National Sales Manager of Dixie Chopper. “Our dealers and customers are proving time and time again that horsepower is king in the mower industry, so we’re very excited to add the 40hp Vanguard Big Block EFI engines to our popular Classic and XCaliber models for this model year.”
A limited edition BlackHawk SS and Eagle SS will be available for the 2022 model year. These new models will feature a custom paint scheme, custom designed seat, springer forks, engine upgrades, and more to give customers more power and performance. GIEEXPO attendees received their first look and test-drive of the BlackHawk SS in the outdoor demonstration area at this year’s show.
“I’m confident these new and limited-edition SS models will build some additional excitement in the BlackHawk and Eagle series of mowers.” said Tom Fehr, Lead Engineer of Dixie Chopper. “We’re offering a higher powered and better featured mower in their respective mower class than any other OEM in the industry.”
About Dixie Chopper Founded in 1980, Dixie Chopper revolutionized the entire lawn and garden industry by providing the first zero-turn lawn mowers built specifically for commercial mowing contractors. Today Dixie Chopper continues to lead the industry in innovation and quality. Known as “the World’s Fastest Lawn Mower,” Dixie Chopper mowers are about much more than being fast. The company prides itself on providing quality and reliability in addition to speed. To learn more about Dixie Chopper and view the complete line-up of zero-turn lawn mowers, visit the company’s website at www.dixiechopper.com. Dixie Chopper is owned by RhinoAg, an Alamo Group (NYSE: ALG) Company.
About Alamo Group Alamo Group is a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high-quality equipment for infrastructure maintenance, agriculture and other applications. Our products include truck and tractor mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, snow removal equipment, excavators, vacuum trucks, other industrial equipment, agricultural implements, forestry equipment and related after-market parts and services. The Company, founded in 1969, has approximately 4,070 employees and operates 27 plants in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil as of June 30, 2021. The corporate offices of Alamo Group Inc. are located in Seguin, Texas.
Forward Looking Statements This release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Among those factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: market demand, competition, weather, seasonality, currency-related issues, and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of this date.
For further information please contact: Eli Kean Marketing Manager Dixie Chopper (217) 579-0238 email@example.com
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When the world shifts, so do we. As more communities enact noise ordinances and zero engine emission mandates, we’ve responded with a new generation of cutting-edge commercial electric mowers. Our electric mowers deliver the durability, cut quality, and productivity customers expect from Exmark, along with zero engine exhaust emissions and reduced sound output. They’re environmentally friendly and easy on your budget, delivering a great return on investment.
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The new Commercial 21 V-Series offers Exmark performance in an electric walk-behind mower. Its 60V rechargeable power system means no gas or oil, and virtually no maintenance, and its low sound output and zero engine exhaust emissions make it perfect for landscaping projects in today’s communities.
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Exmark’s Vertex V-Series electric stand-on mowers feature advanced HyperCell power systems with patent pending software that deliver superior performance and productivity, zero engine exhaust emission, and more than seven hours of runtime. The commercial electric deck and wheel motors provide instant torque to power through large mowing jobs, while eliminating a number of maintenance items, including belts and oil and filter changes.
Exmark stand-on electric mowers are wirelessly connected to our Horizon360 Connect fleet management software, for real-time updates to the location, charge status and other equipment information. With Horizon360 Connect, it’s easier than ever to manage your electric mower fleet from wherever you are.
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Ryobi 48V HP 54″ Zero-Turn Mower Review
Editors Note: This mower is a significant investment for users so we tested two separate units with two different editors. Wes reviewed one and is the primary editor on this review. Todd Fratzel, Editor-in-Chief, also reviewed and unit and contributed to this article. It is out hope that the perspective from two users and a full Summer of operation will give readers a great perspective on this mower.
54″ Zero Turn Electric Riding Mower
Manufacturer: Ryobi Model number: RY48140 Price: 4,599.00 Power source: 48V Battery System Weight: 796 Lbs.
The last year has brought about changes, challenges, and demand unlike ever before for high-quality and innovative outdoor power equipment solutions. In December 2020, Ryobi announced their new line of battery equipment to include an incredible new mower offering. The new 48V HP 54″ Zero Turn Electric Riding Mower Model #RY48140 is an innovative tool for demanding homeowners. This new mower is also an exceptional example of Ryobi addressing the current market demands.
This tool review will offer an initial impressions look at the Ryobi 48V HP zero-turn mower. The abbreviate version is; if Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights designed a Power-Wheels that also cut grass, you would end up with the Ryobi 48V HP mower. Hell yeah!
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Vanguard Battery Pack Powers Scag’s First Electric Zero Turn Riding Mower
Vanguard is excited to share that the Vanguard 5kWh Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Pack is powering the new Scag Power Equipment (Scag) EVZ Electric Zero Turn Riding Mower. Vanguard and Scag have worked closely together to develop innovative landscape equipment and are proud to bring this battery solution to the turf market.
With the 5kWh Commercial Battery Pack from Vanguard, the EVZ offers operators a quiet, smooth ride with zero-emissions, making it an ideal machine for homeowner use as well as commercial use in noise-sensitive locations such as schools, parks and hospitals. The mower can cover up to 5 acres per charge and can reach speeds of up to 7 mph forward and 4 mph in reverse. The Scag 52’’ Hero Cutter Deck features dual-plate construction to deliver a clean, precise cut and solid performance over the life of the machine.
Vanguard Commercial Battery Packs are engineered to meet the demanding needs of commercial turf applications. The battery pack’s roll cage design delivers maximum protection and is tested to withstand harsh conditions including extreme temperatures, vibration and excessive moisture and dirt. The pack’s integrated Battery Management System constantly monitors it’s voltage and temperature to help ensure safe and efficient operations.
“Vanguard is excited to be working alongside Scag to bring a new battery power option to the turf market,” said Chris Davison, senior marketing manager at Briggs Stratton. “As experts in matching the right power solution to the right equipment, Briggs Stratton is committed to further expanding its offerings beyond engines and to being a strategic partner to OEMs as they realize their electrification goals.”
Backed by an industry-leading three-year limited commercial warranty, the battery pack provides unmatched power, reduced maintenance and lower total cost of ownership to end users. The mower can be easily charged by simply plugging the Vanguard 1050W charger that comes standard with each mower into a 110V power supply (outlet).
Built with operator comfort in mind, the EVZ features large drive tires providing better traction, an adjustable cushioned seat, padded ergonomic steering levers, and an easily accessible instrument panel with a full-featured display screen showing battery charge, hours of run time, and system diagnostics. The EVZ also features a Smartec by Hydro-Gear drive system, delivering smooth drive power and incredible maneuverability.
The EVZ is the first fully electric unit in Scag’s industry-leading lawn mower lineup. It is available at select outdoor power equipment dealers nationwide. To learn more Vanguard Lithium-Ion Commercial Battery solutions, click here.
Total energy measured using a 0.2C discharge per IEC 61960-3:2017