How Does a Zero Turn Mower Work?

How Does a Zero Turn Mower Work?

The drive wheels of a zero turn mower are controlled by two independent wheel motors. The ability for one wheel of the mower to turn forward while the other wheel moves in reverse is what allows the mower to turn in a zero-degree radius. Operators can make the wheels move in the same or different directions.

Most zero turn lawn mowers don’t come with a steering wheel. Instead they typically have two levers that control the two motors connected to each rear wheel. This makes it easy to drive a zero turn lawn mower.

How Do Zero Turn Mowers Handle on Slopes?

Zero Turn mowers are rated to mow on slopes up to 15 degrees. They work best when mowing up and down slopes, rather than across. With a rollover protection structure (ROPS) standard on some models and an option on many more, zero turn mowers invest heavily in protection of the operator.

Does a Zero Turn Lawn Mower Accommodate Attachments?

One of the benefits of a zero turn mower is that it can be fitted with many attachments. A zero turn can accommodate grass baggers, mulch kits, trailer hitch kits, headlight kits and more.

Additionally, some zero turn lawn mower brands give users the options to install suspension seats for added comfort, rollover protection structures (ROPS) kits for added protection and striper kits that give lawns that beautiful finished look.

How to Choose a Zero Turn Mower

It depends on the size of your lawn, the features you want and your budget. If you don't know where to start, use the zero turn selector tool to find the right zero turn mower for your needs.

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