There is no doubt that you have worked hard to build your commercial landscaping business. Not only does it take perseverance and a lot of hard work but it also means relying on quality equipment to get the job done and done right.
Zero Turn commercial grade mowers represent a significant investment and having one that breaks easily or requires a lot of maintenance only serves to create downtime and that is something your business does not need. Getting the right mower for your business is important and with the number available on the market, it can be overwhelming to find the right mower.
Cutting The Weeds
There are some important aspects to consider when considering a new mower. While price is no doubt important, quality and service should come first. Often, business will rely on a specific brand however, not all brands are created equal and some brands are actually made by the same original equipment manufacturer. In fact, most mowers in the U.S. are made by three companies.
John Deere, Husqvarna Outdoor Products LLC and MTD LLC. Only Yamaha, Kawasaki mowers are made by the parent companies, although often the engines are sourced out to other companies. Thus relying solely on brand recognition does not guarantee a good mower. The two specific items to consider with Z-turn mowers is the engine and the deck.
What To Look For
The power plant or engine should be of commercial grade. This means the engine is built to handle the long hours and the harsh conditions. Secondly, the deck should be stamped from a whole sheet of steel or fabricated.
Some are quick to consider stamped decks inferior but the fact is, that stamped decks from a whole sheet is just as durable as fabricated decks. Of course, you have considerations of your own but by looking closely at the engine and deck, you have a better chance of getting a quality mower.
Five Great Zero Turn Commercial Grade Mowers
Top Stand-On Zero Turn Commercial Mower
Built with a fully fabricated steel frame and deck, the Bradley 52 inch Standing Series Mower is a stand on mower. Popular with many companies and facilities managers, this type of zero turn mower offers a three blade cutting system and a cutting swath of 52 inches.
The power plant is a Briggs and Stratton Commercial Grade 25 horsepower engine and the transmission is a dual hydro gear system for better power delivery. The controls are easy to use and the engine is electric start. There is a rear stabilizer tire and the unit uses two 18 inch tires for traction delivery. This unit is new for this cutting season.
Best Commercial Grade Zero Turn Mower
This model – Snapper Pro Model #S125 Mower is designed to be easy to maintain and service. It has a commercial grade Briggs and Stratton engine and the transmission is an all new design that is engineered specifically for commercial service.
The deck is well made and has a built in access system for easy maintenance access. The deck lift is also designed to work seamlessly so there is no struggle in getting the right cutting height.
The cutting swath is 61 inches. This unit has a unique debris management system that keeps dust and debris away from the engine for better performance. This unit is new for this season and features a roll bar for added protection.
Best Rated Zero Turn Mower for the Price
Husqvarna is a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment and well respected for their durability and reliability. This specific model – Husqvarna Model #M-ZT Mower has a 22 horsepower Kawasaki engine for power and performance and coupled with the new hydro style transmission, this model produces similar performance characteristics to that of models with more horsepower.
The controls are easy to use and adjust and the seat is padded for comfort. In addition, this model uses three blades that spin at over 18,000 feet per minute thus delivering powerful cuts for the 52 inch swath. This model also features a roll bar for safety and is new for this model season.
Top Rated Commercial-Duty ZT Mower
With a cutting swath of 62 inches, this mower – Kawasaki Model #FX850V Mower can handle the really tough jobs. Power and performance is delivered by a 31 horsepower Kawasaki V-Twin engine and the hydro transmission offers smooth transitions and better power delivery.
The belts are high grade rubber for longevity and the blades spin at over 18,000 feet per minute for smoother cutting. Roll bar and seat belts are included for safety and the deck is all steel and welded for strength. This model is new for this grass cutting season.
Best Zero Turn Commercial Mower to Buy
When you need to cut big, this is the mower to consider. Creating a cutting swath of 66 inches, this mower – Swisher ZTR Series Big Mow Mower can cut even the largest of areas with ease. The new response system delivers fantastic controls that are easy to use and adjust.
Power is supplied by a commercial grade Briggs and Stratton engine and the unit is almost all electric for better response in all categories. The unit has an electric deck lift, electric clutch and more with side lights projecting forward so it can be used in low light conditions. The back and seat are fully padded for extra comfort and the unit has a roll bar for additional safety. This model is also new for this cutting season.
For the best results, consult your manual for operation and cleaning instructions as well as maintenance cycles and requirements. Remember to always wear the appropriate safety gear during operation.