Zero Turn Mowers Market Size, Share Trends Analysis Report By Cutting Width (Less Than 50 Inches, 50 To 60 Inches, Than 60 Inches), By Application (Residential, Commercial), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019. 2025
The global zero turn mowers market demand was estimated at 612.9 thousand units in 2018 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4% from 2019 to 2025. Zero turn mowers have witnessed several developments in terms of technology and product over the past few years. The emergence of remote-controlled and GPS-equipped products has made gardening easier by making the equipment easy to track, monitor, and operate. Additionally, there has been a notable rise in consumer interest in gardening activities, such as landscaping, backyard beautification, and backyard cookouts. These factors are majorly contributing to market growth and are further anticipated to drive the market for zero turn mowers over the coming years. Additionally, the presence of commercial infrastructure properties having large size lawns coupled with a growing demand for landscaping services is anticipated to bolster market growth.
Rapidly expanding commercial and residential construction sectors, especially in developing countries, owing to the increasing population, is also likely to boost the demand for zero turn mowers. over, increased urbanization is anticipated to propel the growth and maintenance of parks, green spaces, and yards. Thus, owing to the aforementioned factor, the demand for zero turn mowers is expected to rise significantly. However, the rise in disposable income and changing lifestyles in developing countries, such as India and China, are also anticipated to fuel the growth of the market for zero turn mowers over the forecast period.
A zero turn mower allows to cut grass more efficiently owing to its ability to turn 180 degrees without leaving a circle of uncut grass. These types of mowers are designed to cut the grass twice as fast as compared to traditional lawn tractors, which results in reduced mowing time. over, zero turn mowers have faster ground speeds than other types of mowers. High speed reduces the operating time and increases the productivity of the lawn activities. These aforementioned factors have resulted in an increased inclination of end-users towards zero turn mowers.
A gradual shift from traditional manual tools to technically advanced, automated equipment is likely to generate avenues for the growth of the market for zero turn mowers. However, zero turn mowers are widely used to maintain parks, sports fields, and golf courses. Besides the aforementioned factors, the establishment of sustainable cities and growing commercial construction are also expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Furthermore, rising awareness about the benefits of green roofs, such as better storm water management by reducing runoff, energy conservation, and carbon sequestration, has encouraged their adoption since the past few years. over, green roofs provide space for urban agriculture and offer a healthy and aesthetically pleasing environment. These factors are also likely to propel their usage, thereby supporting market development.
The high cost of the equipment coupled with high maintenance cost is anticipated to restrain the market growth. Also, the availability of zero turn mowers at lease is likely to hamper the growth of the market for zero turn mowers. However, advancements in technology have led to the introduction of zero turn mowers with several variants and unique features. These developments have been instrumental in driving the demand for zero turn mowers globally. Furthermore, an emerging trend of covering roofs with small and medium-sized plants and vegetation is further expected to spur market growth.
Cutting Width Insights
In terms of revenue, the 60 inches segment dominated the market with a share of 38.4% in 2018 and is also predicted to register the highest growth rate over the forecast period. These 60-inches cutting width zero-turn mowers are preferred for commercial applications owing to its higher ground speeds and thus significantly reducing the cutting time. Depending upon the area to be mowed and length of the grass, different types of zero-turn mowers with cutting widths are preferred. Thus, the cutting width segment has been further segmented into less than 50 inches, 50 to 60 inches, more than 60 inches.
Meanwhile, 50 to 60 inches segment is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) exceeding 5.7% over the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the trend of consumer interest in gardening activities, such as backyard cookouts, backyard beautification, and landscaping, among others. over, increasing awareness owing to benefits offered by zero-turn mowers and resulting adoption is a significant factor contributing to the market growth. Furthermore, households with medium and large-sized lawns are considering zero turn mowers to reduce the mowing time.
In terms of revenue, the commercial segment dominated the market with a share of 57.0% in 2018 over the forecast period. Increasing investments by government and public bodies in the beautification of public spaces, such as existing parks, and yards present near historic monuments, will drive the product demand in this end-use segment. over, the Commercial segment was valued at more than USD 1,400,000 thousand in 2018 and is projected to exceed USD 2,180,000 thousand by 2025, growing at a CAGR of over 6% over the forecast period
Meanwhile, the residential segment is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) exceeding 5.0% over the forecast period. The residential segment is also anticipated to witness considerable growth over the forecast period. The growing inclination of household owners towards gardening, considered as a leisure activity is anticipated to propel the segment growth. over, changing lifestyles and increased urbanization are favorably impacting the segment growth.
The North America market dominated the overall industry in 2018 and accounted for over 36.5% of the revenue share in the same year. The region is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 5.0% from 2019 to 2025. One of the major reasons for the expected growth is the rise in the number of landscaping activities coupled with the number of golf course in the region. According to the R A Group, the number of golf course facilities in 2018 accounted for 16,905 in the region.
Asia Pacific is expected to record the fastest CAGR exceeding 6.0% during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the rising construction activities in emerging economies such as China and India. Europe is also expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. The growing popularity of urban gardening in the region is one of the major factors driving the zero turn mowers market.
Key Companies Market Share Insights
The competitive rivalry in the market is high owing to the presence of several dominant players. The presence of well-established players has intensified the industry rivalry, due to which the degree of competition is considerably higher. These market players particularly FOCUS on entering into mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures/collaborations in order to enhance their market presence. The industry competition is anticipated to intensify further as a number of companies are focusing on the development of advanced cost-effective products and technologies. over, the major operating players are investing in research and development in order to offer a better product portfolio. Additionally, major market players are focusing on improving their operational efficiency and are also working on extending the engine life and incorporating additional safety features to make the mowing experience safer and more efficient for customers. Some of the prominent players in the zero turn mowers market include:
Best Zero Turn Mower Brands – Who Makes What
I’m going to discuss almost all the current zero turn mower brands sold in the U.S. (Let me know if I miss one) I’ll give you a general description of the ZTRs they offer and give you my opinion of the mowers/brand in general. Currently, Toro, Ariens, Cub Cadet, Husqvarna, John Deere, and Bad Boy are the most well-known brands mainly because they are sold at the “big box” retailers and spend the most on advertising. But, there are also thirty-one high-quality brands that are sold only at local dealers and farm equipment stores that have been around for years.
The Best Zero Turn Mowers save you time and many are built to last many, many years. Of the almost 400 different models of zero-turns available on the market for 2022, about 150 of those models are designed specifically for residential use.
Zero-turn mowers are available in gas, diesel, LP, and battery electric. They range in size and quality from inexpensive, economy models designed to mow your one-third acre lot to high performance, heavy-duty models designed to mow over 150 acres a day. While most zero-turn mowers are capable of mowing 10-15 degree slopes there are a few that can handle 40 degrees and can even be controlled remotely for extreme conditions. Almost all of them are made in the U.S.A. under 38 different brand names. Deciding which one is best for you can be hard to do. This article will help.
Check out the quick history of zero-turn mowers at the end of this article.
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What are the top brands of zero turn mowers? – The List – January 2022
The list is in no particular order and only lists zero-turn mowers that are currently offered in the U.S.
Note: All zero-turn mower brands make their mowers in the U.S.A except for three battery-powered machines.
- Website: Ariens YouTube Page: Ariens
Ariens is part of Ariens|Co – and is family-owned. Why Ariens? You know Ariens snowblowers but you may not know Ariens also offers a complete line of residential ZTRs. From the Economy Edge, the very popular IKON XD and heavy-duty APEX to the commercial-inspired Zenith for large acreages, the Ariens ZTRs are some of the best value mowers in the industry right now.
15 Models ranging from economy residential to high-end residential
Website: Gravely YouTube Page: Gravely
Gravely is part of Ariens|Co – and is family-owned. Why Gravely? Here in the U.S. I consider Gravely to be the commercial side of Ariens|Co’s Outdoor Power Equipment. Yes, They have a residential IKON XD equivalent but don’t carry an EDGE equivalent. They also have an IKON XD equivalent with stronger transmissions called the ZT XL for those of you who like the IKON XD but want the stronger ZT2800 transmissions.
From there up in the model line it’s all about rugged, dependable zero-turns that are designed for every level of mowing contractors. From the Pro-Turn Z that’s great for the “two guys and a truck” crowd to the Pro-Turn 600 that will mow all day long – every day – for years.
Gravely was also the first of the major zero-turn mower brands to offer the Pro-Turn EV electric zero-turn mower. If you are required to use battery power or if you just want to take your lawn care business “green” it’s the first mower you should look at.
63 Zero Turn models ranging from mid-priced residential to high-end commercial
9 Stand On commercial and high-end commercial models
Website: Toro YouTube Page: Toro
Toro is part of The Toro Company Why Toro? Toro offers the most residential, commercial, and municipality mowers of all the zero turn mower brands. Personally, I feel Toro focuses on the best cut and the best quality mowers for the price.
Toro offers 31 residential zero-turn models ranging from 42-inch economy models to high-end models designed for large lawns. They are even offering “styled” mowers if you want great looking mower that also cuts and rides well. (No. I didn’t forget the 34-inch TimeCutter – It’s too small and I don’t recommend it)
Besides cut and quality Toro also has one of the best operator suspension systems on the market. The Toro MyRIDE Suspension System takes out the bumps and jars of mowing and allows you to mow faster and not get worn out from the rough ride ZTRs are known for. Unlike other highly advertised suspension systems, the MyRide does NOT affect the quality of the cut.
Toro also offers 80 Commercial Models ranging from 42 to 144 inches. Owner-Operators can get dependable mowers in the size they need and businesses and municipalities can couple these high-quality zero-turns with Toro’s groundskeeping products to mow hundreds of acres a week, keep the sports fields in perfect condition and maintain Masters Level golf courses.
19 Stand-On Models ranging from 40 to 60 inches
Commercial Electric Models – 3 stand-on and 4 zero-turn announced
Robotic Models – Large area concept units have been announced
Website: Exmark YouTube Page: Exmark
Exmark is part of The Toro Company Why Exmark? Exmark is aimed at the landscape contractor. In fact, if you see a trailer load of mowers heading for a worksite there is a good chance they will all be Exmarks.
Although Exmark and Toro zero-turns are made in the same factory Exmark features a high ground speed deck that can mow in just about all weather conditions. If you are a mowing contractor who needs to mow every day, rain, or shine and still get a picture-worthy cut you can’t go wrong with an Exmark Lazer Z.
Exmark’s website is hard to figure out so I’m not able to list exactly how many different models are available.
Mid-price zero-turn residential models ranging from 42-54 inches
Commercial Models range from 42 to 144 inches including a rear discharge deck for working around people.
Front deck models with integrated grass catcher
Stand-On Models ranging from 32 to 60 inches
Commercial Electric Models – stand-on and zero-turn announced
Robotic Models – Concept units have been announced
Website: Spartan YouTube Page: Spartan
Spartan/Intimidator is part of The Toro Company Why Spartan? Spartan started out just a few years ago by disrupting the market. They came out with economical models that looked heavy-duty and were styled to look cool. Homeowners with a few acres could buy a ZTR that looked like a commercial mower for thousands less than the other zero-turn mower brands. Needless to say, the brand exploded overnight.
Spartan mowers have a few unique features like armrests that actually work and two-inch receivers on the front and back for mounting accessories like baggers and sprayers.
Today they are a full-line brand that now includes commercial and stand-on models. Spartan/Intimidator was just purchased by Toro. (January 2022)
WebSite: Ventrac YouTube Page: Ventrac
Ventrac is part of The Toro Company Why Ventrac? Zero-turn mowers are designed to mow lawns but many of you want a mower to cut pastures, paddocks, set-aside, slopes, ditches, and fire breaks. The Ventrac is not a zero-turn as such but it is the rural-lifestyle or commercial system you need for those areas a zero-turn just can’t do. The Ventrac has over 40 available attachments including pasture mowers, brush mowers and even finish mowers for your actual lawn.
Website: Country Clipper YouTube Page: Country Clipper
Country Clipper is a division of Shivvers Manufacturing Inc. – and is family-owned. Why Country Clipper? Country Clipper has been around as long as any other brand on the market. But they have always concentrated on being one of the best – not one of the biggest.
Country Clipper offers three levels of residential and three levels of commercial mowers ranging in deck widths from 42 to 72 inches.
Country Clipper mowers are built well, cut well, and will last most of us many, many years. I have a neighbor who mows 3 acres, never puts the mower away, never does any maintenance and his Country Clipper is still mowing after 26 years!
Country Clipper mowers offer a few unique features that other zero-turn mower brands do not.
Joystick Steering – Country Clipper offers a unique joystick steering system that anyone can use. It’s easy to learn and fun to use. The one-hand control has what I call a “speed gate” so that you can maneuver the mower at slow speeds but the ramped control reduces the movement of the joystick so at full-out high speeds you don’t make quick, dangerous turns accidentally like you can with lap-bar steering controls. The joystick is designed so that even the most novice operator won’t make divots on your lawn. You can also get your Country Clipper with lap-bar steering.
Stand-Up Deck – All Country Clipper mowers feature the Stand-Up deck so you can easily clean under the deck, sharpen blades, etc. (Optional electric assist)
Handicap Features – Country Clipper offers front steps for getting off and on the mower easily. They offer handrails to assist you if you have balance issues. Your local dealer can also move the joystick to the right or left side. In other words, if you are old and stiff they have accessories to help you get on and off. If you have bad shoulders using the armrests and moving the joystick to your good side will let you mow with a minimum of pain. You can literally mow with one hand.
If you have a Country Clipper dealer near you I highly recommend you check them out.
Website: Walker YouTube Page: Walker Mowers
Walker is part of Walker Manufacturing – and is family-owned. Why Walker? There are many great zero turn mower brands on this list and almost all of them make a mower I can recommend for you – but if I had to pick just one brand it would be Walker with its unique line of mowing systems.
Walker offers one residential mower that is designed to give you the very best cut.
All the other models are commercial units and can be equipped with various decks, collection systems, and other attachments to make your Walker work all year-round for you.
Walkers out-front decks move independently from the power unit. If you have a highly contoured lawn this is a real advantage over mid-mount ZTRs. It cuts the dips evenly and doesn’t scalp on the bumps. You can cross-stripe berms without scalping the top or gouging the bottom
All the models feature flip-up decks for easy deck maintenance and to take less room on your trailer. All models feature easily removable decks and with the commercial units you can swap out decks or attachments for different types of mowing and other tasks. In other words, in the morning you can mow/bag a lawn on the top of a skyscraper, and that afternoon change the deck and mow the 10-acre park at street level – all with the same power unit. (Yes, the Model S will fit in an elevator
With the drive wheels in the center of the mower, you have the best traction all the time and with a little practice, you will not divot any type of turf. The center of gravity is the lowest so it handles slopes better than sit-down mid-mount ZTRs.
It’s the fastest for complicated properties. If you have a lot of small areas to mow, more trees you can count, many landscape beds to mow around and mounds to mow over it is hands-down the fastest mower to use for that type of landscaping.
Walker offers seven power units, four different types of decks ranging from 36 to 74 inches, and over sixteen attachments so that you can mow any lawn and do many other tasks including snow removal, sweeping, spreading, and debris management.
ALTOZ | Precision Mowers
Website: ALTOZ YouTube Page: Altoz
ALTOZ is part of Central Boiler – and is family-owned. Why ALTOZ? ALTOZ products are all high-quality and high-performance commercial and residential machines, each built with a dedication to excellence and the promise of a precision cut. ALTOZ mowers are built heavier-duty than most of the ZTRs you will see sitting in your local big box or hardware store. They have the only track-drive zero-turn and track-drive stand-on mower currently on the market.
Wright Stander Zero Turn Mower
Website: Wright YouTube Page: Walker Commercial Mowers
Wright is part of Wright Manufacturing, Inc – and is family-owned. Why Wright? Wright does not offer a residential zero-turn mower but they do offer some of the best lap-bar ZTRs and stand ons in the industry.
If you want to start your own lawn service and have a dealer in your area – check them out.
Website: SCAG YouTube Page: SCAG Power Equipment
SCAG is part of Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc. Why SCAG? In the latest industry numbers, I have, SCAG is the number three commercial mower manufacturer. (Toro/Exmark is first/second) SCAG has a huge number of commercial owner/operators who will buy nothing else.
Six different levels of mowers ranging from the 36-inch residential Liberty Z to the 72-inch Turf Tiger II. The Turf Tiger II can be equipped with a 40 HP EFI engine.
Website: Bobcat YouTube Page: Bobcat Company
Bob-Cat (Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.) mowers were purchased by Bobcat about a year ago. Why Bobcat? Bobcat updated the mowers and they are now available through your local Bobcat equipment dealer.
They look good and I expect them to live up to Bobcat’s reputation for making quality commercial products. If you are a contractor and spend more time at the Bobcat dealer than the John Deere franchise – check these mowers out.
Website: Bad Boy YouTube Page: Bad Boy Mowers
Bad Boy is partnered with The Sterling Group. Why Bad Boy? Bad Boy has a cult following because they look cool, have wicked styling, and you can spot them on a lawn from a mile away. They always have an over-the-top display at the larger OPE dealer shows like GIE-EXPO.
They offer a full line of residential and commercial zero-turn mowers
Website: Bradley Mowers YouTube Page: Bradley Mowers
Bradley Mowers is part of Havener Enterprises, Inc and is privately held. Why Bradley Mowers? Bradley is a small company that only makes six sizes of stand-on mowers. But, they have been around since the early ’90s and the quality of every mower they produce is outstanding. They don’t have a large dealer network but they do have a phone that always gets answered if you have a problem or need parts. Anything you need is quickly handled – sometimes by the owner himself. Because of this Bradley offers some of the highest quality mowers for much, much less than the other brands.
Website: Bush Hog YouTube Page: Bush Hog
Bush Hog is part of The Alamo Group Why Bush Hog? If you live in the middle of nowhere and your only dealer is a farm implement dealer who sells anything not painted green, Bush Hog is a very good choice. It is a great choice if you need a ZTR to mow your acreage. They are tough, they mow well, and are made for the beating any farm lawn can dish out. Over the years these ZTRs have been sold under various names including Woods, Land Pride, and Bush Hog but the quality and durability has always been great.
Website: Dixie Chopper YouTube Page: Dixie Chopper
Dixie Chopper is part of The Alamo Group Alamo is a large farm-oriented brand and you can be assured Dixie Chopper has finally found a good home. Why Dixie Chopper? Dixie Chopper has had a long and storied history. (Remember the dual engine 50HP, 72-inch ZTR?) Dixie Chopper got its claim to fame with its stainless steel side panels and slogan “World’s Fastest Lawn Mower.”
Today, Dixie Chopper has been moved to central Illinois and the two residential and four commercial ZTRs have all been updated.
Website: EGO YouTube Page: EGO
EGO is part of Chervon and is Chinese-owned. Why EGO? EGO OPE (Outdoor Power Equipment) is based around their 60-volt battery system. The batteries will fit all of their OPE – meaning the same battery will power your string trimmer, leaf blower, walk behind mower, and zero-turn mower.
The 42-inch ZTR comes with four 10 AH batteries and has slots for two more. This allows the ZTR to mow up to 4 acres with the six batteries.
The 52 inch comes standard with six 12 AH batteries for up to 4 acres on one charge.
The EGO ZTRS are computer-controlled and you can adjust many settings like forward speed and blade tip speed so you can use it at full power for normal/heavy grass or dial it down for lighter mows.
Website: Ryobi YouTube Page: Ryobi
Ryobi is part of TTI. (Techtronic Industries) The main office is located in Hong Kong. Why Ryobi? Ryobi was one of the first brands to offer a residential battery ZTR and now offers both a 42-inch and 54-inch model.
The Ryobi’s are the most popular battery ZTRs right now because they are the least expensive. They are the least expensive because they are still using lead-acid AGM batteries instead of the more costly Lithium-ion. Compared to the other brands using Lithium-ion technology, you will have to replace the batteries more often. Of course, the replacement batteries of the Ryobi are much cheaper than a Lithium-ion so the total cost of ownership over time is about the same.
Website: Ferris YouTube Page: Ferris
Ferris is part of Briggs Stratton. Briggs Stratton is owned by KPS Capital Partners. Why Ferris? Ferris is the only brand that suspends the entire mower with shocks and springs. This gives you a car-like ride. Depending on the model they offer swing arm front with rear suspension to full, four-wheel independent suspension. The deck moves up and down with the chassis – not the wheels. This type of suspension works very well on smooth, finished lawns the best.
Ferris has one residential model and nine commercial models
Website: Snapper YouTube Page: Snapper
Snapper is part of Briggs Stratton. Briggs Stratton is owned by KPS Capital Partners. Why Snapper? Snapper is currently offering one economy residential and one mid-level zero-turn mower. If you are looking for a “standard” heavy-duty zero-turn mower for your larger residential lawn without all the bells and whistles the 360Z XT ZERO TURN MOWER is a good choice.
Website: Simplicity YouTube Page: Simplicity
Simplicity is part of Briggs Stratton. Briggs Stratton is owned by KPS Capital Partners. Why Simplicity? The Simplicity name has been around for a long time and their Prestige and Legacy Garden Tractors have a stellar reputation. They have also been offering mid-mount zero-turn mowers since the early 90’s.
With the exception of the entry-level Courior, the current Simplicity zero-turns are all modeled after the Ferris commercial machines. They offer six models ranging from the economy Courier to the high-end residential Cobalt LE. If you have a local Simplicity dealer and you are looking for a good to high-quality zero-turn for your larger residential lawn – check them out.
Website: Cub Cadet YouTube Page: Cub Cadet
Cub Cadet is part of Stanley, Black Decker. Cub Cadet Zero-Turns are manufactured by MTD which is also part of Stanley, Black Decker. Why Cub Cadet? MTD has used many different brand names over the years but Cub Cadet has always been MTD’s flagship line. Cub Cadet offers residential and commercial models.
The residential models have always had a few more features than MTD’s other brands and are highly rated by the companies that rate residential OPE equipment like Consumer Reports. All Cub Cadet zero-turn mowers use a fabricated deck (except ZT1 42) Cub Cadet has the largest dealer network of all the MTD brands. Almost all of you will be able to find a servicing dealer within 20 miles of your home.
Ultima ZT1 – Economy residential zero-turn mowers. If you want a good mower for your 1/3 to 5-acre lawn these are some of the best-value mowers for you.
Ultima ZT2 – features, stronger transmissions, decks, and engines than the ZT1. If your lawn is rougher, you want to pull more than a small yard cart, or you just want the stronger components this is also a good-value series.
Ultima Electric ZT – The Ultima Series ZT1 42E is a state-of-the-art lithium-ion zero turn that uses a lot more metal than the other electric zero-turns on the market right now.
Ultima ZTS – Of all the 2022 residential mowers available this is my personal favorite! Why? It drives like a car – foot control forward/reverse, cruise control, and a steering wheel that automatically keeps the rear wheels from tearing up your turf. You can drive it with one hand! Even more, it will handle ditches and slopes up to 20 degrees! (All other residential ztrs only handle 10-15 degree slopes.)
Ultima ZTX – The ZTX4, ZTX5, and ZTX6 mowers have commercial-grade components and features at a residential price. These mowers can easily handle up to 12 acres.
Pro Z Commercial – Cub Cadet offers a complete line of lap bar, stand-on, and steering wheel mowers for professional and commercial uses. New this year is the SurePath line of GPS-equipped commercial zero-turns. These mowers are designed to reduce your mowing time by using GPS to minimize the overlap and give you that “show-worthy” striping.
Website: Craftsman YouTube Page: Craftsman
Craftsman is part of Stanley, Black Decker. Craftsman Zero-Turns are manufactured by MTD which is also part of Stanley, Black Decker. Why Craftsman? Craftsman at Lowes is the least expensive line of zero-turn mowers available right now. Stamped cutting decks, lightweight frames, adequate power from the engine gives you a ZTR that will mow your “typical” lawn well. With a little maintenance, you can easily get your money’s worth out of these mowers.
Craftsman ZTRs are offered in four sizes – 42-inch, 46-inch, 50-inch, and 54-inch.
Website: Troy-Bilt YouTube Page: Troy-Bilt
Troy-Bilt is part of Stanley, Black Decker. Troy-Bilt Zero-Turns are manufactured by MTD which is also part of Stanley, Black Decker. Why Troy-Bilt? Troy-Bilt at The Home Depot is the least expensive quality zero-turn mowers available right now. Stamped cutting decks, lightweight frames, adequate power from the engine and minimal accessories give you a ZTR that will mow your “typical” lawn well. With a little maintenance, you can easily get your money’s worth out of these mowers.
Troy-Bilt ZTRs are offered in four sizes – 42-inch, 46-inch, 50-inch, and 54-inch.
Website: DeWALT YouTube Page: DeWALT
DeWALT is part of Stanley, Black Decker. DeWALT Zero-Turns are manufactured by MTD which is also part of Stanley, Black Decker. Why DeWALT? DeWALT is a name you trust so why shouldn’t DeWALT sell mowers?
I almost had a chance to test a DeWALT last spring but the pandemic got in the way. That said, these mowers appear to be made in the same factory as the high-end Cub Cadets and fit between the Cub Cadet Ultima ZTX and the Cub Cadet Pro Z. So, they are commercial mowers that cost less than the Cub Cadet Pro Z line and just a little more than the high-end residential Ultima ZTX series.
If you are a smaller owner/operator or just getting into the lawn care business check them out here: DeWALT mowers
Website: Excel Hustler YouTube Page: Hustler
Excel Hustler is now part of Stanley, Black Decker. Why Excel Hustler? Excel Industries has made more different types of zero-turn mowers than any other brand over the years. From the first residential zero-turn that you rode like a pony to slope mowers that automatically kept the operator level up to 45 degrees, to large area airport mowers that could crab-steer along noise control slopes.
Eventually, the market changed to the point where the mid-mount ZTR became the most popular mower on the market. Excel/Hustler changed with that trend and the Raptor was introduced. The Raptor is a very popular mower and has been sold in Lowes, The Home Depot, and rural-lifestyle stores. Today, Hustler is primarily sold at dealers.
Hustler offers eight residential modes and twelve commercial models ranging from 34 inches to 104 inches. They also introduced a 42-inch electric ZTR for 2022.
It was just announced that Stanley, Black Decker just purchased the company. We’ll see where that takes Hustler in the next few years.
Excel Big Dog
Website: Excel Big Dog YouTube Page: BIGDOG Mower Co,
Excel Big Dog is now part of Stanley, Black Decker. Why Excel Big Dog? When Excel/Hustler decided to sell their mowers at the big box store the dealers wanted an exclusive brand that they could call their own. Big Dog is sold exclusively at dealers and you can primarily find them at rural-lifestyle dealers and farm stores. Although they are basically Excel Hustler mowers painted red they carry the best warranty in the industry – 7 years!
It was just announced that Stanley, Black Decker just purchased the company. We’ll see where that takes Big Dog in the next few years.
Website: Grasshopper YouTube Page: Grasshopper
Grasshopper Mowers are family-owned by Moridge Manufacturing. Why Grasshopper? Grasshopper front-deck mowers have been around for a long time and are popular not only with rural-lifestylers but municipalities. Farmers and municipalities like them because they are built like tanks and last. They cut well but are particularly suited to areas that don’t get mowed every week. The deep decks can handle overgrown turf better than most other brands. Buy the mid-mount if you want a durable, compact mower – buy the front deck if you want a great ride and a very, very rugged machine.
Husqvarna Z246 Zero Turn Mower
Website: Husqvarna YouTube Page: Husqvarna
Husqvarna is part Husqvarna Group. Why Husqvarna? At this point in time – I don’t know. Five years ago Huqvarna residential zero-turns were among some of the most popular and they were moving into the commercial market big time. But today the U.S. lawn garden division has been merged with another division and the only product they want to talk about is Robotic Lawn Mowers.
Case-in-point: GIE-EXPO is the nation’s largest lawn/snow equipment show and has over 20 acres of outdoor booths where you can test-drive new equipment. Husqvarna always has a large demo area. This year 80% of the area was dedicated to robotic mowers, 10% to commercial forestry, and only 10% for the commercial and residential Husqvarna/Red Max mowers and OPE.
Yes, all the zero-turn mowers are listed on the Husqvarna/US website, and they are also painted red and listed on the 30. RedMax website.
Feel free to enlighten me and let me know if I am missing something obvious about Husqvarna in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев section at the end of the article. I’ll gladly revise this section based on the verified info I get from you.
Website: John Deere YouTube Page: John Deere
John Deere is part of John Deere Company. Why John Deere? John Deere makes a wide range of zero-turn mowers ranging from the economy Z300 residential series to the popular ZTrak 900R commercial mowers.
Homeowner: I prefer the Z500 series for most homeowners. The mowers ride well, handle well, and have some of the best cutting decks in the industry.
Commercial: The ZTrak mowers are very popular with many landscape contractors.
Website: Kubota YouTube Page: Kubota
Kubota U.S. is part of Kubota Tractor Corporation. Kubota is a Japanese corporation but about half of the products sold in the U.S., including the zero-turn mowers, are made in the U.S.A. Why Kubota? Kubota has always been known for its quality – not just the compact tractors but also the many different commercial mowers they have produced over the years. Their out-front floating deck mowers were the industry standard until the mid-mount craze took over the market. Kubota has greatly expanded the zero-turn mower line over the last five years and now has over 36 individual models.
Mean Green Mowers
Website: Mean Green Mowers YouTube Page: Mean Green Mowers
Mean Green Mowers is part of DR Power Equipment, a division of Generac Holdings Inc. Generac is owned by CCMP Capital of New York. Why Mean Green? Mean Green was the first all-electric commercial brand. They have more electric mowers out mowing “green-space” than any other brand at the moment.
They have kept up with the technology and are constantly updating their offerings. If you have commercial space that requires you to have an all-electric fleet – Mean Green is the first brand to consider at this point in time.
Website: GreenWorks YouTube Page: GreenWorks
Greenworks is part of the Globe Group. It is a Chinese company and all products are made in Changzhou, China. STIHL has a minority share in this company. Why Greenworks? Greenworks offers both commercial electric mowers and now residential models. The CRZ 428 shown above is their new residential model and uses the same 60 Lithium-ion batteries as their other UltraPower 60-volt tools. The CRZ 428 will be available at Tractor Supply this spring.
I don’t have a lot of info on these mowers yet. I saw them at GIE-EXPO last fall, they are well-built and they will be a strong competitor to the Ryobi and EGO brands.
Website: kut kwick YouTube Page: kut kwick
kut kwick is a privately owned company from Brunswick, GA, and has been in the business of making mowers since 1942. Why kut kwick?
kut kwick zero-turn mowers are unique in the fact that they can mow a 40-degree slope and have a patented swivel seat that allows the operator to be comfortable using it on the steepest slopes. If you are mowing right-of-ways, dam embankments, and other extreme mowing areas this is the first mower you should look at. They have models that are great for fire control and brush removal. The model pictured above is also available with remote control.
They have different blades available for finish mowing, rough cut mowing, and extreme fire/brush removal.
They have two models that are the largest horsepower ZTRs on the market – 72 HP!
These mowers are built to last – I personally know of a 1991 model that is still going strong. They are expensive but they are much more productive than the remote control brush mowers on the market right now. If I was a landscape contractor in an area that is prone to brush and wildfires I’d have one of these in my arsenal. Get the word out and property owners, municipalities, and corporations would keep you busy year-round!
Website: Lastec YouTube Page: Lastec
Lastec is part of Wood-Mizer Holdings Group. Why Lastec? This zero-turn mower is specifically designed to mow golf courses and high-quality turf that needs a perfectly even cut.
The articulating and flexing decks are important for golf courses that have rolling hills, mounds, and slopes. These ZTRs don’t scalp any type of landscape features like other mowers.
WorldLawn Power Equipment
Website: WorldLawn Power Equipment YouTube Page: WorldLawn
WorldLawn Power Equipment is based in Beatrice, Nebraska, and is part of Jiangsu World Plant-Protecting Machinery Co., Ltd. WPM is part of a larger company, WorldGroup, which is one of China’s Top 500 companies. Why WorldLawn? WorldLawn purchased Encore Mowers in 2011 and made two good decisions. One, they decided to base all their mowers off of the well-established and reliable Encore design, and two, they decided to keep all production of the zero-turn mowers in Beatrice. Encore and Worldlawn mowers are the same – just different decals.
Website: Encore YouTube Page: Encore
Encore/WorldLawn Power Equipment is based in Beatrice, Nebraska, and is part of Jiangsu World Plant-Protecting Machinery Co., Ltd. WPM is part of a larger company, WorldGroup, which is one of China’s Top 500 companies. Why Encore? Encore is one of those brands that make good, dependable zero-turn mowers – you’ve just never heard of them. Why? Encore originally had a unique business model. They used sales associates to go around and demo the equipment on your property. While that worked well for sales, they never developed a good dealer base to help with service after the sale. So, they never really gained market share and in 2011 WorldLawn bought them out.
They still don’t have a widespread dealer base but if you have a dealer near you check them out.
Briggs Stratton: American-made vertical shaft lawn tractor and zero-turn engines!
Toro – ExMark engines: Loncin. The Toro and Exmark branded engines are developing a great reputation.
LCT: At this time they mainly sell snowblower engines. Just the best reputation. Found on Ariens and Husqvarna snow blowers.
MTD: Power – Zongshen. Usually labeled the same as the brand. i.e., Craftsman, Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt. They have single and twin-cylinder EFI engines for residential use.
Generac: Generac primarily makes engines for generators but a few have found their way to zero-turn mowers. Great Reputation, great engines
Yamaha: For 2018 Yamaha has entered the Zero-turn mower market.
Attachment Accessory Manufactures:
Acrease Tow-Pull Behind Mowers and Till-Ease Tillage Equipment
Acrease is owned by Kunz Engineering. Acrease mowers are not ZTRs but are designed to compliment your heavy-duty mower – especially if you have two or more acres to mow. Matt Kunz has a great line of high quality, heavy-duty finish and rough-cut mowers. These mowers are designed to pull behind or alongside your existing mower or UTV and reduce your mowing time and trimming considerably. For example, I used two or their 60-inch commercial finish mowers with a 60 inch Exmark Laser and could mow up to 17 acres an hour. They are more expensive than the Swisher, Agri-Fab, and Stanley wing mowers, but worth every penny in increased productivity and strength. Their rough-cut mowers are the best for ditches, fields, horse pastures, and paddocks.
OxCart: YouTube: OxCart. If you are tired of cheap yard carts that only last a few years check out the OxCart. They offer models for your zero-turn all the way up to heavy-duty, high-speed carts for pulling behind your UTV.
Ohio Steel: A complete line of Lawn Garden products for your zero-turn, lawn tractor, and garden tractor.
Plus 20 other large and small attachment and accessory manufacturers.
Best Commercial Zero Turn Mower [2023 List]
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Are you looking for a high-quality commercial zero turn mower? If so, you have come to the right place! Here at YardSimply, we take our time seriously and I would bet on it that you do as well, so let’s cut to the chase and find you the best Commercial Zero turn Mower that fits you.
Benefits of a Commercial Zero Turn Mower
A zero turn mower is a lawnmower with a turning radius that is effectively zero.
This means that the mower can rotate on its own axis without having to move forwards or backwards, making it much easier to maneuver around tight spaces and obstacles.
The benefits of owning a zero turn mower are many. Perhaps the most obvious benefit is the increased maneuverability compared to traditional lawnmowers.
With a regular lawn mower, you have to drive up and down the lawn in order to make turns, which can be time-consuming and frustrating.
With a zero turn mower, you can simply spin around on your own axis, meaning you can save valuable time when mowing your lawn.
Another great benefit of owning a zero turn mower is that it can help you reduce your grass cutting time by half!
This is because you don’t have to waste any time driving back and forth across your lawn – you can simply zip around quickly and efficiently thanks to the excellent maneuverability of these types of machines.
If you have a large yard, then investing in one of these could end up saving you hours of precious time each week during the summer months.
Finally, another key advantage of using a zero turn mower is that they tend to do a greater job at evenly trimming the grass across your lawn due to their rotating blade systems design (as opposed to regular lawn mowers which often miss patches).
This ensures that the finished product looks more professional polished – giving you one less thing to worry about when trying to maintain an attractive outdoor space!
How Do Commercial Zero Turn Mowers Differ From Traditional Mowers?
A commercial zero turn mower is a specialized piece of lawn care equipment that is designed for use by professional landscapers and turf managers.
Unlike traditional lawn mowers, which have a front-mounted engine and rear-mounted cutting deck, commercial zero turn mowers have their engines mounted in the center of the machine, between the two drive wheels.
This design provides several advantages over traditional mowers, including increased maneuverability, greater operator comfort, and better cutting performance.
When it comes to maneuverability, commercial zero turn mowers are in a class of their own.
Their compact size and low center of gravity make them extremely easy to handle, even when operating on slopes or rough terrain.
And because the cutting deck is located directly behind the engine (rather than off to one side), there’s no need to worry about grass buildup under the deck affecting the machine’s handling or stability.
Commercial grade mowers also offer superior operator comfort compared to traditional machines.
The centralized seating position means that operators enjoy better visibility while they’re working, and there’s no need to constantly twist your body back-and-forth as you move from one side of the lawn to the other.
Furthermore, zero turn commercial mowers feature padded seats with armrests and adjustable steering columns for added ergonomic support.
Finally, due to their unique design layout, commercial zero turns typically provide better overall cutting performance than traditional lawnmowers as well—even on large properties with lots of obstacles like trees and shrubs scattered around.
That’s because their centrally located engines allow for shorter driveshafts connecting the blade assembly to power source, meaning less power is lost during operation (which results in cleaner cuts).
In addition; Because both drive wheels are powered independently (unlike most front/rear wheeled machines where only one set is driven), each can be controlled separately; resulting in smoother turns fewer missed patches when compared against typical 2WD models – making them ideal for those who frequently change direction while mowing
What to Consider When Choosing the Best Commercial Zero Turn Mower
Are you looking for the very best commercial zero turn mower? If so, there are a few things you need to consider before making your purchase for a powerful lawn mower.
Cutting Deck Size
The first thing you need to think about is the size of the cutting deck.
The larger the cutting deck, the more expensive the mower will be.
However, if you have a large lawn, it is worth spending the extra money on a mower with a large deck.
For a lawn that is less than one acre in size, you will need a mower with a deck that is 18 to 36 inches wide.
Between one and three acres in size, Mower with a deck that is 36 to 48 inches wide.
And for a lawn that is five acres or more in size, you will need a mower with 54- to 72-inch decks.
Engine Power and Speed
Another thing to consider is engine power and speed.
Most commercial zero turn mowers have engines that range from 18 horsepower to 25 horsepower.
The speed of the mower is also important to consider. Some mowers can go as fast as 12 miles per hour while others only travel at 6 miles per hour.
fuel capacity is another factor when choosing between different models of commercial zero turns.- how much time will you spend refueling?
idling says If you plan on using your mower for long hours or days at a time, choose one with a large fuel tank so that you don’t have to stop and refuel frequently.
Comfort is a significant feature to- look for padded seats easy controls placement!
Also.check reviews regarding mulching capabilities (for leaves)and noise output vibration reduction efforts of certain models.
Another comfort feature includes cup holders and storage compartments which can come in handy when working long hours in hot weather conditions.
The weight of the machine is an important consideration because it affects maneuverability.
A lighter machine is easier to handle and will be less fatigue on your body while working.
However, a heavier machine will provide more stability on slopes and uneven terrain. So, choose according to your needs and preferences.
Safety and Comfort
Safety features should not be overlooked!
Reversing sensors help avoid obstacles and children or pets running into blade paths.
Operator presence levers ensure that the user remains seated while blades are spinning.
Some higher end models even offer roll bars similar to those found in cars which add an extra layer of peace of mind when tipping does occur.
Best Overall: Exmark Lazer Z X-Series
Exmark’s Lazer Z X-Series is one if not the best commercial zero turn mower, gas-powered zero turn mower with plenty of impressive features.
It comes standard with rugged, commercial grade engines and offers Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) options for even better fuel efficiency.
Additionally, the EGov system automatically adjusts engine speed based on load which can lead to up to 41% less fuel consumption.
The UltraCut Series 6 deck is available in both 60″ and 72″ sizes or go big with the 96″ option.
The deck also features rear discharge capabilities along with Flex Wings that allow you to quickly adjust cutting width without having to remove any bolts or pins.
Plus, it helps improve airflow for a more consistent cut across the entire width of the blade.
- Oil Guard System, allowing up to 500 hours before oil changes
- Tool-less Belt Removal, no need to carry a tool box around
- Able to boost fuel efficiency with Red Technology
Best Start-up Commercial: DeWALT Z260 Hydrostatic Commercial Zero Turn Mower
The DeWALT Z260 hydrostatic commercial zero turn mower is a great choice for those who need to mow 4-10 acres of land with ease.
It features a 25 HP Kawasaki engine that delivers high power performance and up to 500 ft-lbs of torque, along with its transmission providing stability over rough terrain.
The 60″ deck provides maneuverability as well as making it easy to tailor the cutting experience through the moveable lap bar which can be adjusted accordingly.
Rigid steel framing helps ensure durability while still remaining light enough so you won’t waste energy when using this mower – perfect for those long shifts!
With all these great features in mind, you’ll soon see why investing in DeWALT’s Z260 Hydrostatic Commercial Zero Turn Mower will give your business the best possible start out there!
Best Bang for the Buck: Bad Boy ZT Elite
Looking for a commercial zero turn mower that can really handle any terrain? Then you need the Bad Boy ZT Elite.
This top-of-the-line machine is built with a 7 gauge deck and independent front arms that allow it to easily glide over any type of terrain.
Plus, its high-efficiency drive system ensures class-leading torque so you can get through even the thickest grass.
And if you need to lift the deck for clearing obstacles, no problem! The integrated pedal makes it easy to do just that.
So why settle for anything less than the best? Choose the Bad Boy ZT Elite and get your lawn looking its absolute best.
Best for Two Acres: Ariens 991151 zero turn Lawn Mower
The Ariens 991151 zero turn Lawn Mower is a top quality lawn mower that features a 4-point deck mount design and 60″ 10-gauge welded steel deck.
It also has a 18,000 feet per minute blade tip speed for superior cutting performance.
Additionally, the 5.5″ depth deck helps to prevent scalping and provides greater stability while mowing throughout your 2 acre lot.
Lastly, the large tires provide improved traction and maneuverability on rough or uneven terrain.
- Too large to be delivered
Best for Open Ground: Hustler Super Z
Hustler Super Z lawn mowers are built tough and designed to last, so you can count on them year after year.
And with a variety of models to choose from, there’s a Hustler Super Z that’s perfect for any size property.
Whether you have a large estate or just a small yard, a Hustler Super Z will get the job done quickly and efficiently.
How NOT to mow a hillside 1st day with the new mower
These mowers are packed with features that make them ideal for commercial use, including heavy-duty deck construction, powerful engines, simple controls for easy operation, and an impressive cut quality.
But they’re also easy enough to operate without all the hassle so you can put your worries elsewhere.
- Engine: 27, 35, or 38.5 HP Kawaski gas; or 36 HP Vanguard gas
- Deck: 7-gauge fabricated steel 54-, 60-, 66-, or 72-inch deck
- Weight: 1,420 to 1,566 pounds (rear discharge)
- Many different options can get overwhelming for a new buyer
Best for Rough Terrain: Husqvarna Z254 zero turn Lawn Mower
Husqvarna’s Z254 zero turn lawn mower is a powerful machine that can make quick work of even the largest lawns.
It features a 27 HP Briggs Stratton gas engine and an 11-gauge fabricated steel 61-inch deck that can easily handle rough terrain.
With its large cutting width, it can significantly reduce mowing time, making it ideal for those who have large properties or who simply want to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
- Steering controls dont reset on their own
Best on Hills: Husqvarna MZ61 zero turn Lawn Mower
Husqvarna MZ61 is a robust zero turn mower with a high speed of 8.5 mph and large 54” cutting deck, making it ideal for both residential and commercial lawns.
The 11-gauge steel fabricated deck ensures durability while the 27 HP Briggs Stratton gas engine provides enough power to tackle any terrain or landscaping job.
You can easily maneuver around obstacles with its dual hydrostatic transmission system and 16” rear wheels.
Best for hills, this model also includes an anti-scalp wheel kit to protect your lawn from damage caused by the blades.
- Easy to control deck avoid scalping
- Multiple cutting methods, side discharge, collect or mulch
- Easy to engage electric clutch blades
Best Heavy-Duty: Kubota Z723KH-3-48
Kubota’s new Z723KH-3-48 is a heavy duty zero turn mower with a fabricated 8 gauge steel deck. The KH in the model name stands for “heavy duty.”
This machine is designed for commercial operators who need a durable and dependable machine that can handle even the toughest jobs.
The 48″ cutting width is perfect for large yards or fields, and the 3 blade cutting system will leave your lawn looking pristine.
Kubota has really outdone themselves with this latest release, and it shows in the quality of construction and attention to detail.
If you’re in the market for a top-of-the-line zero turn mower, the Z723KH-3-48 should definitely be at the top of your list.
- Engine: 22.5, 23.5, or 25 HP Kohler gas; or 23.5, 25.5, or 29.5 HP Kawaski gas
- Deck: 8-gauge steel-fabricated 48-, 54-, or 60-inch deck
- Weight: 1,168 to 1,285 pounds
- Extremely heavy avoid manually pushing.
- Will require a sturdy tailor to transport
Best Suspension: Ferris ISX 3300
The Ferris ISX 3300 is one of the best commercial zero turn mower on the market due to its smooth ride and superior suspension.
If you are looking for a top-of-the-line model that will provide you with a comfortable experience while also delivering exceptional results, then this is the machine for you.
Some of the features that make this mower so special include its hydrostatic transmission, which ensures a smoother ride.
Its independent rear wheel suspension, which guarantees better traction and stability even on rougher terrain.
In addition, the sealed deck design helps protect against rust and corrosion, while also keeping grass clippings out of sight – meaning your lawn will always look neat and tidy.
- Comfortable seat with lumbar support
- Front suspension allowing it to have full range of travel
- Handles bumps like a pro
- Ability to have multiple attachments
- 4 year Limited warranty
- Flat free caster tires sold separately
Best Comfortable Ride: Toro TimeCutter 54 in. MyRIDE Zero Turn Mower
The Toro TimeCutter is the solution for yards that are pitted and pocked with bumps and ruts. The residential market was considered when this mower was developed; however, it is outfitted with commercial-grade components throughout, including the MyRIDE Suspension System.
The operator platform in this patented system is suspended so that it floats on front and rear shocks that can be adjusted independently.
It allows the entire frame of the mower to absorb the bumps and maintains a level relationship between the deck and the ground, allowing users to mow comfortably at maximum speed.
The Toro TimeCutter has a fabricated 10-gauge steel 54-inch deck and is propelled by a 24-horsepower Kohler V-twin gas engine. Additionally, the Toro TimeCutter has a 54-inch cutting width. It can reach speeds of up to 7 miles per hour and has a fuel tank that can hold up to 5 gallons of gas.
This mower comes in at just 672 pounds and is not intended for use on hilly terrain due to its design. Compared to full-on commercial-grade equipment, it is a fantastic option for landowners who own up to seven acres of land or for small-scale commercial operators looking to save fifty percent of the cost.
- Suspension system allowing top tier ride performance
- Engine bay has a blocking feature to prevent unwanted cleaning
- Cup holder, you know for your Beer
- Rubber chute, can get broken easily
- Hydro speeds not easily controllable
Safety and Maintenance Tips for Commercial zero turn Mowers
A commercial zero turn mower is a powerful and versatile machine that can make short work of even the largest lawns.
But like any other piece of machinery, it needs to be used properly and maintained carefully in order to stay safe and effective. Here are some tips on how to do both:
When using your commercial zero turn mower, always remember to read the operator’s manual before starting up the engine.
Familiarize yourself with all of the controls and safety features so that you know how to use them correctly in an emergency situation.
Always wear proper safety gear when operating the mower, including ear protection, eye protection, gloves, long pants, closed-toe shoes, and a dust mask if needed.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times while mowing – children and pets should be kept well away from the area where you’re working.
Pay attention to obstacles such as rocks or tree roots that could cause damage to the blades or throw debris into your path. Avoiding these hazards will help keep you safer while also prolonging the life of your equipment.
To maintain your commercial zero turn mower in top condition (and ensure it remains safe to operate), regular cleaning and servicing is essential.
The air filter should be replaced at least once per year (more often if you live in a dusty environment) and the Blades must be sharpened regularly – typically every 20 hours or so of use.
The deck should also be cleaned after each use by removing any build-up of grass clippings or other debris; this will help prevent rusting over time
I eat a healthy balance of homegrown vegetables and beer. I live in Michigan with my wife and 3-year-old son, who both love and tolerate me!
Best Zero Turn Mower Under 3000 [Qualified Mechanic’s Review 2023]
I’ve reviewed 13 top value mowers and found the best zero turn mower under 3000. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on the best zero turn mower! The mowers in this 2023 review are all great value, but there are definitely some standouts.
Since first publishing this review last year, the for zero turn mowers have gone through the roof. It is, unfortunately, almost impossible to find one under 3000!
Our winner, the Cub Cadet ZT1 54, is now just shy of 3500. That’s still great value, don’t get me wrong, it just doesn’t quite fit the “under 3000” bill.
Husqvarna’s Z254 isn’t available anymore and their newer models, the Z254F (aprox 4200) and the Z248F (aprox 4000), are much more expensive than 3000.
Bad Boy’s MZ42 is now 3299, not bad value – you get a whole lot of mower for that. However, for another 250 or so – I recommend you go for the Cub instead.
Despite the changing prices, I’ve left our winners’ technical details and why I think they’re the best cheap zero turn mowers listed below.
If you don’t want to read right through the tech specs, here’s a summary of my recommendations:
- Our best zero turn mower for large yards is the Cub Cadet ZT1 54 Ultima.
- The best zero turn mower under 3000 for small yards is the Bad Boy MZ 42, closely followed by Snapper’s 360Z. Unfortunately, the 360Z is no longer available so we really only have the two winners above!
Both of these mowers are maneuverable and easy to store, but the Bad Boy came out on top because of its exceptional deck construction.
I’ve included 13 zero turn mowers under 3000, something for everyone! Use the table of contents for a quick overview or scroll down for what to look for in the best zero turn mower.
- Size of the Cutting Deck
- Power and Engine
- Hydrostatic Transmission
- Mowing Speed
- Gas Tank Capacity
- Which Zero Turn Mower Under 3000 Has the Best Warranty
- 1. Cub Cadet ZT1 54 Ultima Zero Turn Mower – 2999
- 2. Husqvarna Z254 Hydrostatic Zero Turn Riding Mower
- 3. Bad Boy MZ 42″ Zero Turn Mower – 2999.99
- 4. Snapper 360Z 19HP 36″ Zero Turn Mower
- 5. Troy-Bilt Mustang Fit 34″ Zero Turn Mower
- 6. Troy Bilt Mustang Z50 Zero Turn Rider – 2899
- 7. Husqvarna Z242F 42″ 18HP Zero Turn Mower
- 8. Cub Cadet ZT1 50 Ultima Zero Turn Mower – 2999
- 9 and 10 – Cub Cadet ZT1 46 and ZT1 42 Zero Turn Mowers – 2699
- 11. Husqvarna Z142 42″ Zero Turn Riding Mower
- 12 and 13 Troy Bilt Mustang Z46 and Z42 Zero Turn Mowers – 2499
What to Look for in the Best Zero Turn Mower [Buyer’s Guide]
The best zero turn mowers offer excellent maneuvering capabilities and high-quality performance. You don’t have to spend a fortune to buy one, as we’ve seen in the list above, all under 3000.
Size of the Cutting Deck
I’ve listed zero turn mowers here today with cutting widths between 34″ and 54″. You can get bigger ones as well, but you’re looking at spending more money.
- Less than 42 inches. This is the best choice for small to medium-sized yards, especially those with many obstacles. Properties up to 1 acre.
- Between 42 and 46 inches. Best for medium-sized yards with obstacles. These mowers also generally fit in the back of your pickup, so you can transport them from one property to another, or around the farm. Properties up to 1 acre.
- Between 48 and 50 inches. These zero turn mowers are best for larger yards, between 1 and 3 acres. These mowers have a very decent cutting width so you can mow large areas quickly.
- Over 50 inches. These are best for large yards. Our biggest one today was a 54″ cutting width, but you can get much bigger. These zero turn mowers tend to be wider so more stable on uneven ground. Yards over 3 acres.
Power and Engine
You need power if you want to mow your lawn efficiently. This is why the horsepower of the engine should be the very first thing that you look for.
The higher the horsepower is, the faster your lawn can be cut, plain and simple.
How much power you need in your zero turn mower depends on a few things.
- The size of the deck. The bigger the deck, the more power you need.
- The grass. Tall, thick grass needs more power than a manicured lawn that’s mowed regularly. If you’re skimming the lawn every week, you’ll need less power. Wet, tall grass can be a struggle for zero turn mowers with smaller engines.
- The size of your property. On smaller properties with neat lawns, you get away with less power. On bigger properties and acreage, you want as much power as you can afford.
Look for zero turn mowers with a full pressure oil system, the ones that actually have an oil filter. The old splash-fed technology is antiquated. Twin cylinders tend to have more grunt than single cylinders.
Engines with OHV are best. Some engines are underhead valve, which is very old fashioned. That’s what they had in cars 100 years ago. Nonetheless, they do seem to be pretty good and reliable. Motors like little Briggs engines, even single-cylinder underhead valve ones, seem to go and go. –
Dan, Qualified Mechanic Small Engine Specialist
Dan really likes Kohler engines. He made a good point in comparing some of these zero turn mowers with my John Deere mower. Mine has a 22HP engine with a 42″ deck. It has plenty of grunt, never really bogs down unless you try and mow tall grass too fast.
Some of the mowers in this list have 54″ cutting decks. You really wouldn’t want any less than 24-26HP engines in these mowers, especially if you’re on a larger property.
Being zero turn mowers, they’ll all have hydrostatic transmissions.
The difference between a standard mower and a zero turn mower is the transmission.
In a standard mower, you have one transmission set up, which drives the back wheels. In a zero turn, you’ve effectively got two transmissions (in one unit), each driving a separate wheel.
With this setup, one wheel can go backward and the other forwards. This is what makes a zero turn mower turn on the spot, in zero space. The wheels are fully independently controllable with the steering bars.
If you happen to come across a “zero turn” without hydrostatic transmission, don’t go there. You don’t want anything but hydrostatic.
Most of the zero turn mowers in this list have a top speed of 7.5mph, although a couple were slightly less.
This is not something I’d put too much consideration on unless you have a perfectly flat golf-course type lawn that allows you to “race” across it.
The slower you go, the better it mows. – Dan
Gas Tank Capacity
The higher the fuel capacity, the fewer times you will have to stop to refill your tank. The smallest gas tank today was 3 gallons, but most were around 3.5, so not a lot of difference.
If you’re mowing long-distance, the bigger the better.
Which Zero Turn Mower Under 3000 Has the Best Warranty
The better the warranty on your zero turn mower, well… the better. There’s no such thing as a warranty that’s too long!
- Husqvarna zero turn mowers: “Bumper to Bumper”, 3 years. Steel reinforced stamped deck shell only – 10-year limited warranty. Fabricated deck shell and steel guard deck shell – limited lifetime warranty.
- Cub Cadet zero turn mowers: 3 year / unlimited-hour warranty. Limited lifetime warranty on frame and fabricated deck shell.
- Troy-Bilt zero turn mowers: 3-year limited residential. Limited lifetime frame warranty.
- Snapper zero turn mowers: 3-year limited residential. Lifetime frame warranty.
- Bad Boy zero turn mowers: This warranty is more intricate. They’ll repair or replace for 2 years or 200 hours, unless it’s used for commercial, industrial, or rental purposes. Belts are covered for 90 days, seats for 1 year (excluding suspension seats). You will need to pay for the transport of the mower to the service place, or for a service call out. I didn’t see details on this for the other mowers, so it may be the same for them. I suppose Bad Boy are at least transparent with this… I do think though, that if something is wrong with your brand new mower and it’s a manufacturing fault, they should carry the responsibility for this! There are more rules, like the engine. They don’t cover the engine, they’re covered by their respective manufacturers. I recommend you read the entire warranty document before purchase.
Any of these mowers purchased through TractorSupply can also come with their “Protect your Purchase” plan. A 1-year service plan costs 299.99 and 2 years costs 389.99. They’ll fix it, replace it, or reimburse it for you.
Let’s Review Our Top 13 in Detail!
Cub Cadet ZT1 54 Ultima Zero Turn Mower – 2999
This is our best zero turn mower under 3000 for large yards.
- 24 HP 725cc KOHLER 7000 series V-twin automatic OHV engine
- 54″ cutting deck
- Great mower for slight, rolling hills. Suitable for yards up to 4 acres with several obstacles
- Lap bar-controlled dual-hydro transmissions
- Open frame design with hinged/removable floor pan. Gives you easy access to the deck and the engine for maintenance
- Finance available
- 3.5 gallon fuel tank capacity
- Hydro-Gear EZT 2200 transmission
What We Didn’t Like
- Collects a lot of grass on the deck. It compacts inside the spindle covers, on the pulleys, and the tension spring. Does come with hose attachment for deck cleaning.
- Some customers mentioned the tires don’t have a lot of traction, making it only suitable for slight hills.
Cub Cadet Ultima Series Zero Turn Mowers
Cub Cadet offers a few zero turn mowers under 3000 in their Ultima series.
They’re all well-priced, but our pick here is the Cub Cadet ZT1 54 zero turn mower.
For the price, it’s not worth choosing the others as you’re getting a more powerful engine and a bigger mower deck.
Husqvarna Z254 Hydrostatic Zero Turn Riding Mower
This is our runner-up for best zero turn mower under 3000.
One of the best budget zero turn mowers on the market is the Husqvarna Z254 zero turn riding mower.
Yes, it’s just over 3000, I apologize for that, but it’s only 100 over and it’s worth it. This lawnmower offers a very powerful engine and a wide cutting deck of 54 inches that makes it very efficient to cut large lawns.
- 54″ cutting deck
- 26 HP Kohler engine
- Max speed of 6.5 MPH
- Park brake system that automatically activates or deactivates as the steering levers are moved outward or inward
- Reinforced steel stamped cutting deck made of heavy flat-stock steel
- spring-assisted deck lift
- LED lights
- Chrome-plated valves
- Big cooling fan
What We Liked
- Lots of torque delivered by the powerful 26 HP Kohler engine
- Very user friendly
- Good for heavy-duty use
- Compact size
- Very efficient performance overall
- Maintenance-free transmission
Bad Boy MZ 42″ Zero Turn Mower – 2999.99
The Bad Boy MZ 42″ zero turn mower under 3000 is the underdog in our review today, and it got a boost up from 9th position to best in class after speaking to Chad Belding of The Fowl Life and Bad Boy Mowers.
Chad provided some very helpful feedback about his mowers and why he believes the Bad Boy zero turn mower is “ the best-built mower in its class for the best value”.
Now, my mechanic husband is the main reason this mower got moved up to top position for best small zero turn mower under 3000.
The main things you want in a mower are a fabricated deck, decent deck steel thickness, and the spindle shaft size. You don’t see anyone listing the spindle shaft size, but the other details should be readily available. The most important part about a mower is the mowing part, so a tough deck is a must.
Once a deck is bent, it’ll never mow straight again. You can have a great mower but if the deck’s bent, it’s useless. A weak deck will need constant repairs, deck straightening, new spindles – hopeless.
Chad informed us that their deck is fabricated, 7-gauge steel.
Compared to, for example, Cub Cadet’s ZT1 54 at 11-gauge, Snapper’s 12-gauge, and Troy-Bilt’s 13 gauge, that’s a helluva lot thicker and tougher.
This is personal to us. We have a great John Deere mower, great engine, plenty of power. But it’s never, ever mowed straight. Right from the get-go, it’s mowed with ridges in the grass. The flimsy pressed deck was bent straight from the shop.
Dan’s put in a huge amount of bracing to hold the deck together. It’s tough now but it still doesn’t mow straight.
This is more an issue when you’re in rough country. If your lawn is a bowling green, you’ll get away with a thinner deck, but if you’re on a rougher country property like we are, the deck is all-important.
Chad also mentioned the Bad Boy MZ has a cast-iron spindle, not aluminum. Dan says he’d like to see billet steel, but since you can’t get that, cast-iron is definitely better than aluminum. Chad recommends this mower for properties up to 1 acre.
This is a really great zero turn mower for small yards. It has a 36″ cut which will get your lawns done in no time, and being a zero-turn, you’ll zoom around flower beds and obstacles.
What I really like about this mower is the integrated rear cargo bed. It’s a little carry platform where you could store a bag of fertilizer to disperse while you’re mowing, or anything else you might want to take with you.
As Snapper says: “Haul dirt, carry tools and flowers, and of course, cut the grass with the 360Z Zero Turn Mower”
- Fully 12-gauge welded steel frame
- 19HP Briggs Stratton engine
- Integrated rear cargo bed with 50lb capacity
- Thick-walled front axle
- Durable steel mower deck
- 36″ cutting width and 7 cutting positions from 1.5″-4.5″ height
What We Liked
- Easy access maintenance points
- 3-years limited residential warranty
- Integrated cargo bed with rail system so you can use third-party ATV/UTV accessories like tool clamps and cargo nets
- Very comfortable, adjustable seat
Troy-Bilt Mustang Fit 34″ Zero Turn Mower
The Troy-Bilt Mustang Fit 34″ is the cheapest zero turn mower on my list today. It is a great choice if you want to go with a zero-turn pivot lawn mower that is also very simple to operate.
The Troy-Bilt Mustang Fit has the smallest deck/cutting size of all the zero turn mowers under 3000 on my list, at 34″, with a twin blade system.
This means it’s one of the easiest zero turns to maneuver around smaller yards and obstacles, but is not the best choice if you have acres and acres of mowing to do.
When you compare this mower’s 34″ cutting capacity to the top 2 mowers in the list today, you’ll see that you can mow nearly twice as much in one sweep with those two.
The Cub Cadet ZT1 54 and the Husqvarna Z254 both have a 54″ cutting capacity.
For that reason, this is my favorite mower for small yards today. If you have the space though, I recommend the two bigger mowers at the top of my list.
- 452 cc Troy-Bilt engine
- Dual hydrostatic transmission
- Reinforced heavy-duty frame
- 8-position height adjustment. Adjust the cutting height from 1.25″ to 3.75″
- Limited lifetime frame warranty on the frame and a 2-year limited/120-hour warranty on the other components
What We Liked
- Compact enough to fit through most standard gates and is easy to store in the garage or shed
- Easy to maneuver around flower beds and obstacles
- Excellent warranty
What We Didn’t Like
- You need to buy attachments like a rear bagger or mulch kit separately
- Tires are quite small
- Mows well, except for wet grass
- Turns a bit jerky in tighter turns
- Exposed drive belt sometimes jumps off with twigs or things like pine cones
- Difficult to see the gas level without removing the gas cap
- 50-in cutting deck
- 679cc V-twin OHV Troy-Bilt engine
- Dual EZT 2200 transmission
- Support of deck wheels and a front roller to smooth over bumps
- Adjustable high back seat
- Built in America
- 3.5 gallon fuel tank
- Heavy-duty, full length, fully welded, 2-in tubular frame
What We Liked
- A comfortable ride with the adjustable high back seat
- Built in America
- Limited lifetime frame warranty
- Large 50-in deck
- Foam grip steering controls
- Easy to use and maneuver
What We Didn’t Like
- The guard sits quite high, which means cut grass blows a distance. Use caution if you have rocks etc. on your property in case they shoot out
- Hard to see how much gas you’ve got left
- Can be a bit hard to get out of the crate
Troy-Bilt Zero Turn Mowers
Troy-Bilt’s zero turn mowers are quite similar to Cub Cadet’s, although possibly not as popular, as you can see by the number of reviews.
Their mowers are of great quality, however, so don’t discount them because of the lack of reviews. Have a look at this video, “overtesting” Troy-Bilt mowers.
- 23 HP Kawasaki FR691V series Twin-cylinder engine
- 50″ cutting deck
- Open frame design with hinged/removable floor pan. Gives you easy access to the deck and the engine for maintenance
- Great mower for slight, rolling hills. Suitable for yards up to 4 acres with several obstacles
- Adjustable lap bars with soft-touch ergonomic hand grips
- 3.5 gallon fuel tank capacity
- Hydro-Gear EZT 2200 transmission
- Financing available
What We Liked
- Cuts from 1″ to 4.5″ and it’s a level, even cut
- Goes about 7mph forward and 3.5 in reverse
- The seat is adjustable and comfortable
- Headlights to be able to see and maneuver at night
- The deck has a hose attachment to enable you to clean underneath the deck
What We Didn’t Like
- The deck has a lot of vibration and can “jump” when you engage it
- Gas tank could do with a fill level indicator of some sort. You have to pull the seat over or open the gas cap to see the fuel level
- Choke lever is in an awkward location. Can be confused with the PTO but pulling the choke instead.
9 and 10 – Cub Cadet ZT1 46 and ZT1 42 Zero Turn Mowers – 2699
I’m not going into a lot of detail on these two, mainly because they’re very similar to the ZT1 54 and ZT1 50, with different deck sizes.
These two are a bit cheaper than the other two, so the choice is up to you. Value wise, I recommend the two zero turn mowers above. You’re getting more power and bigger cutting width for not much more money.
The 300 you save with the ZT1 42 and ZT1 46 is not worth it when you look at the extra HP you get and the bigger deck size.
The only reason to consider one of these two is the more compact size due to the smaller cutting deck. They’re similar in features to the ZT1 50 and ZT1 54.
Husqvarna Z142 42″ Zero Turn Riding Mower
This mower mainly didn’t make it to the top because it’s not available anywhere that I could find, and Amazon, for example, doesn’t know if it will be in stock again.
It may well be an outdated model. I’m listing its features for inclusion purposes anyway, in case it does become available.
This zero turn mower offers a bit less power than several other competitors but still has a very wide cutting deck at 42 inches.
- 17HP Kohler engine
- No-maintenance zero-turn transmission
- Reinforced steel stamped cutting deck
- Clippings can be discharged, mulched or bagged (mulching kit and bagger attachment sold separately)
- ZT-2200 transmission
- Air induction technology, meaning that air is drawn from the top to the bottom of the deck.
- 3.5 gallon gas tank
What We Liked
- Pretty decent Kohler engine. Not like the 24HP Cub, but still not too bad for the price
- Excellent maneuverability for rounded corners and tight conditions
- 3-year warranty
What We Didn’t Like
- You need to buy mulching kits and bagger attachments separately
- Lower engine horsepower than several competitors, but still suitable for residential use
12 and 13 Troy Bilt Mustang Z46 and Z42 Zero Turn Mowers – 2499
The Mustang Z46 exactly the same as the Z50, especially for deck size. The Z46 is 46″ and the Z50 is 50″. The price difference is 200, so you need to decide whether the extra 4″ of cutting size is worth 200. The Z42 has a 42″ cut.
They have the same engine, so you may find the Z46 has a little less trouble in tall, wet grass because it has less to push. However, bogging down was not mentioned by any Z50 owners.
That’s Our Top 13 Best Zero Turn Mowers Under 3000
All in all, my top pick for a zero turn mower at or under 3000 is Cub Cadet’s ZT1 54 Ultima.
This zero turn lawnmower offers plenty of grunt, a great size cutting deck, great warranty – couldn’t ask for more.
A very close second zero turn mower for large yards is the Husqvarna Z254 mower.
For small yards, our winners are Troy-Bilt’s Mustang Fit and Snapper’s 360Z. Both are maneuverable, have good engines, and are easy to operate.
Snapper came out on top because of its innovative carry platform on the back the ability to use third-party ATV accessories with it.
But honestly, any of the zero turn mowers that I covered here today represent a solid choice, each has its own merits, pros, and cons.
Hopefully, my list of features for each helps you make an informed decision and you’ll end up with the best zero turn mower under 3000!
Do you have a zero turn mower? Thinking of upgrading? Let me know what you think in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев! I’m upgrading my John Deere to a zero turn in the near future, which is why my next article will be zero turn mowers under 5000.
I’m on 10 acres so I want to compare mowers under 3000 with mowers under 5000 to make the best choice possible. Any recommendations are much appreciated!
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Zero Turn Mowers Market Size, Share COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product Type (Less than 50 Inches, 50-60 Inches, and than 60 Inches), By Application (Residential and Commercial) and Regional Forecast, 2021-2028
The global zero turn mowers market size was USD 3.02 billion in 2020. The global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and staggering, with mowers witnessing a negative impact on demand across all regions amid the pandemic. Based on our analysis, the global market exhibited a lower growth of 4.8% in 2020 as compared to the average year-on-year growth during 2017-2019. The market is projected to grow from USD 3.17 billion in 2021 to USD 4.64 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 5.6% in the 2021-2028 period. The rise in the CAGR is attributable to this market’s demand and growth, returning to pre-pandemic levels once the pandemic is over.
Zero-turn mowers are effective in landscaping gardens, with their zero-turning radius feature and hydraulic-speed-control drive wheel. The global market is anticipated to grow exponentially over the forecast period owing to the rising demand for outdoor power and lawn equipment. Also, the development of golf courses around the world is becoming the key growth factor for the market as this equipment offers an exemplary level of grass cutting required for golfing. As per the secondary study, there are 209 golfing countries globally, out of which 101 countries have active on-ongoing golf projects.
COVID-19 Pandemic: Reduced Supply and Movement of Raw Materials to Hinder Growth
The sudden lockdown announced across nations has led suppliers to a stagnant position for a brief period. The major suppliers acknowledged that revenue generation and working of their businesses require in-person contact to complete the sales process. Also, the delivery of mowing systems and conducting training in some cases emerged as a challenging factor for vendors owing to the disruptions in the supply chain ecosystem, the widespread shutdown of training centers, and others.
The companies are giving priority to the health and well-being of their customers and associates and hence are taking adequate and essential precautions to safeguard both. As per present government guidelines, manufacturing processes can continue with a limited workforce, and therefore, production has regained its pre-pandemic momentum. With welfare and safety being the top priority, companies review their measures in compliance with governmental advice and best practices.
The severe impact that the manufacturers are facing is due to slow demand and hampered supply chain and distribution. This has impacted the backlogged production schedule, irregular flow of raw materials from suppliers, and a variable supply rate to the end-users. The dealer networks are open for maintenance, repairs, and services, but due to the lack of workforce and current restrictions, the companies are unable to provide the required services.
Increasing Advancements in Technology and Operations is a Vital Market Trend
Z-T mower manufacturers are increasingly investing in advancements of operation and technology. Operator comfort while mowing is a crucial aspect to increase the efficiency of the mowers. This necessitates the installation of better suspensions comfortable seating, which are growing in popularity as they offer smooth rides and yet sustain the mowing quality. over, combining both the green elements and the hardscape in lawns allows more maneuverability options within mixed surroundings. Users are favoring the swift on/ off feature and the maneuverability around tighter spaces are aiding the increased adoption of these mowers.
Furthermore, digital apps and website options for maintaining, operating, and managing mowing equipment are gaining interest from end-users. This helps operators in checking maintenance history, parts status, landscaper efficiency, etc. Hence, advanced technologies are expected to pervade the market.
Besides, as costs fluctuate and demand increases in the coming years, present add-on features might become a standard on a zero-turn mower. This includes features such as electrical adapters, lights, and no-flat tires, along with other maintenance-free features. However, despite these convenience features, companies are still improving their products by enhancing the ergonomics and similar areas, which will reduce the operator’s fatigue.
Maneuverability Range Reduced Mowing Time of Zero Turn Mowers to Fuel the Market
The maneuverability range of zero turn machines enables easy movement around flower beds, trees, and other hindrances in the yard, making them easier to operate than riding a regular lawn tractor. These save time by reducing the back and forward movements, along with lowering many loops around bushes. Hence, compared to the standard lawn tractors, these z-turn mowers save lots of time.
These machines save time with their ability to rotate around fast, along with making tight turns while mowing. Besides, most of these have customized fabricated decks designed to cut faster than lawn tractors. The fabricated deck improves the linear cutting speed and, with the higher-priced units, thereby significantly saving a lot of mowing time. For instance, a standard lawn tractor mows at an average speed of 3 – 4 meters/ hour, whereas zero turn mowers’ cutting speed starts at ~3 – 5 meters/ hour. Besides, in the higher-priced machines, the mowing speed can increase to 6 – 8 meters/ hour.
Concerns Regarding Roll Over Increasing Emphasis on Air Pollution May Impede Zero Turn Mowers Market Growth
Regardless of the many applications that z-t mowers provide, there are definite disadvantages affecting the growth of this market. Firstly, if the slope of a field angle is greater than 10 degrees, these aren’t safe for use as they could rollover. Also, mowing on wet terrain also raises the chances of sliding or losing control, damaging the lawn owing to its weight.
Besides, lawn mowers their gas-powered engines contribute considerably to air pollution, particularly the older models without the catalytic converting devices. As per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), operating a gas-powered mower for an hour generates hydrocarbons equivalent to driving a car for about 200 miles, or 321 kilometers. Hence, the EPA has established stringent rules regulations, including installing catalytic converters in smaller engines that can decrease emissions and cut fuel waste.
By Product Type Analysis
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50-60 Inches Product Segment to Exhibit Prevailing Share Assisted by the Ability to Provide Wider Reach
By product type, the market is categorized into less than 50 inches, 50-60 inches, and more than 60 inches.
Zero-turn mowers with 50-60 inches cutting width are estimated to grow with the highest CAGR, attributable to the rising consumer interests in gardening activities such as landscaping, backyard beautifications, etc.
Mowers with more than 60 inches cutting width dominate the global market with a significant share. They are preferred for commercial applications due to their high speed to cover large spaces, thus reducing cutting time considerably.
Households with medium- or large-sized lawns tend towards adopting zero turn mowers with less than 50 inches cutting width, which offers effective and efficient mowing of lawns while minimizing the efforts and time.
By Application Analysis
Commercial Application Segment is Expected to Exhibit the Highest CAGR with Increasing Investments in Infrastructural Development
By application, residential and commercial are two places where these mowers are operated. Z-turn mowers have a wide range of usage in commercial sectors, including golf/sports grounds, commercial gardens, tourist places, green buildings, etc. Commercial infrastructure properties with large-size lawns are expected to bolster the demand for landscaping services, thereby boosting the market growth.
Residential applications include minimizing landscaping while using these mowers for backyard cookouts, leisure activities, aesthetic landscaping, etc.
North America Zero Turn Mowers Market Size, 2020 (USD Billion)
To get more information on the regional analysis of this market, Request a Free sample North America is expected to dominate the zero turn mowers market share and display steady growth in the coming years. This growth is owed to the presence of several market leaders in the United States. Furthermore, significant investments in gardening technologies by local players are anticipated to create various equipment catering to specific customer requests. The United States holds a major share of the global market. Its dominant position in the market is owed to the increasing investments by both public and private organizations, which are likely to boost the market’s growth. Similarly, companies’ emphasis on research and development activities to develop proficient products to reduce air pollution and provide better terrain control in mowers will enhance market size. Asia Pacific is anticipated to record the fastest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the tremendous growth in commercial infrastructure projects and the emergence of “urban gardening” trends, and the increasing demand for green building solutions and aesthetic landscaping. Europe is expected to witness progressive market growth, as countries such as Germany, France, Italy, and Spain augment their GDP from the tourism sector, which again requires z-turn mowers for maintaining tourist spots and landscapes.
To know how our report can help streamline your business, Speak to Analyst The Middle East Africa, and South America are expected to showcase moderate growth, owing to the shift of the market from North America to Asia Pacific.
KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
Key Players are Focusing on Evolving Innovative Zero Turn Mowers to Enhance their Product Portfolios Prominent players dominate the market globally. However, the local and regional markets are moderately fragmented because of the presence of SME manufacturers. Deere Company, Toro Company, Husqvarna Group, MTD Products Inc., Ariens Company, Briggs Stratton, LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH, Textron, Altoz, Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (STIGA SpA.) are among the major players, holding ~72%. 77% of the market share. These prominent players have strong product portfolios and industry-leading machines, which are the main reasons for their dominant market share. Nowadays, these players are focusing on new product developments with specifications such as increased terrain control, higher fuel efficiency, and enhanced speeds. They have also distinguished their products by adding additional features such as device networking solutions, remote monitoring, and location tracking.
LIST OF KEY COMPANIES PROFILED:
- Deere Company (United States)
- The Toro Company (United States)
- Husqvarna Group (Sweden)
- MTD Products Inc (United States)
- Ariens Company (United States)
- Briggs Stratton, LLC. (United States)
- Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
- Textron Inc. (United States)
- Altoz (United States)
- Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (STIGA SpA) (United Kingdom)
KEY INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS:
- September 2020: DR Power Equipment, a division of Generac Holdings, announced the acquisition of Mean Green Products, LLC. This enhances the product portfolio of DR Power Equipment in the battery-powered zero turn mowers domain.
- October 2019: The construction division of Husqvarna Group completed the acquisition of the Concrete Power Trowel business of Wacker Neuson Group. The acquired company will enhance the concrete surfaces and floors business of Husqvarna Group.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Fortune Business Insights says that the market value stood at USD 3.02 billion in 2020.
In 2028, the market is expected to be worth USD 4.64 billion.
The market will exhibit a CAGR of 5.6% over the forecast period (2021-2028).
The North American market size stood at USD 1.18 billion in 2020.
Within the product type criterion, the 50-60 inches segment is expected to lead the market during the forecast period.
The development of mowers with increased maneuverability range reduced mowing time is the key driver boosting market growth.
Deere Company, The Toro Company, Husqvarna Group, MTD Products Inc, Ariens Company, Briggs Stratton, LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH, Textron Inc., Altoz, and Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (STIGA SpA.) are the key market players.
The commercial application segment is expected to hold the highest share in the market.
The 50-60 inches mowers segment in terms of product type is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period in the US market.
Increasing advancements in technology and operations are the major trends in the market.