Whether you’re a homeowner with a sizable patch of grass or a landscaping contractor looking for the best commercial zero turn mowers, there’s a lot to consider when investing in a new mower. The equipment experts at Papé Machinery Ag & Turf are here to help with a complete guide on everything you need to know about zero turn mowers before you buy.
Why Invest in a Zero Turn Mower?
Simply put, time savings. Zero turn mowers get the job done faster, especially in yards with obstacles. For our residential customers, this means more time to spend with the family and for our commercial customers it means time for more properties and more money in the bank.
Top 4 Considerations When Looking at Zero Turn Mowers
Deck Size – No matter the acreage you are planning to mow, the larger the mower deck, the faster you can get the job done. One of the important things to consider though before deciding on a deck size are any obstacles you will need to get through or around. Think through trailer space if you will be transporting the mower, access gates, and other property features that could be problematic.
Property Terrain – Zero turn mowers are fairly stable but have little weight at the front of the machine which makes them a less than ideal choice for mowing on steep slopes.
Field Grass vs. Lawn Grass - With no suspension on the front wheels, field grass can be a rough ride for a zero turn mower. Opting for a heavier John Deere Zero Turn Mower can help improve the ride in that scenario, but we typically recommend zero turns for lawns or smoother properties.
Attachment Needs – Unlike a compact utility tractor, zero turn mowers aren’t ideal for front end implements. We wouldn’t place a blade on the front of a zero turn mower, but you could pull a cart with one. The key is to counterbalance appropriately. When we install baggers, carts, or sweepers on a ZTM, we add weights to the front end to ensure stability.
There are a variety of attachments available for John Deere zero turn lawn mowers including bumpers, weights, baggers, boarding steps, floor mats, head lights, and sprayers. Contact us today for a quote on a zero turn mower with the attachments you need.
Which Zero Turn Mower is Right for You?
At Papé Machinery Ag & Turf, we carry the complete catalog of John Deere Zero Turn Mowers for residential and commercial customers and with more than 30 John Deere Zero Turn Mower models to choose from we can help you find the right model for your needs.
The John Deere Z540, for example, is one of the most popular models we sell. It offers a powerful 24-hp engine, three choices for deck sizes, incredible cut quality, durability, and a comfortable operator station. Whether you’re looking for the best zero turn mower under $3000 or the best commercial zero turn mower, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today for a quote on a specific model or to speak with one of our equipment experts about our options.