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Monday, March 16, 2020
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Advantages of a zero-turn mower and why a John Deere ZTrak is the top of its class
So, you’ve got a lawn tractor, but you’ve been hearing so many great things about zero-turn mowers. Your brother has a zero-turn, your in-laws love theirs, and even Dale down the street has one. Should you upgrade? Is it worth the cost? We’ve listed out a few facts and features to help shed some light on your lawn tractor vs. zero-turn mower decision.
The most obvious reason people love zero-turn mowers is the turn radius—hence the name. Put simply, a zero-turn mower has a turn radius of zero degrees. Most lawn mowers, like your current lawn tractor, have a much wider turn radius. A wide turn radius results in the miserable, time-wasting sport of adjusting and re-adjusting the mower to ensure you don’t miss any patches of grass. This is just one way a zero-turn mower can save you time.
Most zero-turn mowers are designed to cut grass twice as fast as lawn tractors. Lawn tractors typically have a speed of 3 to 4 mph while cutting grass. Most zero-turn mowers cut grass at a speed of 5 to 8 mph. So, if saving time is a priority in your decision making, a zero-turn mower may be the best option.
Another thing people love about their zero-turn mowers is the overall maneuverability of the machine. With a zero radius turn ability, you can steer easily around the obstacles in your mowing path like flower beds, landscaping and trees. With your lawn tractor, these obstacles would require multiple adjustments and turn angles. This is especial great for yards with tight spaces.
ZTrak™ Zero-Turn Mowers from John Deere
As a leader in zero-turn mower technology, John Deere’s ZTrak™ mower line is outfitted with many advanced features. You can also expect superior dependability and performance from a premium brand like John Deere.
In fact, Popular Mechanics rated the John Deere Z345R as the best value zero-turn mower in 2018. At Heritage Tractor, we offer 26 residential and commercial ZTrak™ mowers, ranging from the Z335E to the Z997R Diesel. Add in our variety of attachments, including the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® Turf Airless Radial Tire, and you’ll be able to take on any yard quickly and easily.
Contact us today to learn more about John Deere ZTrak™ residential or commercial zero-turn mowers and other landscaping equipment.
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