Zero Turn Mowers – The Old Myths Resurface
There are a number of factors that need to be considered before choosing either a conventional or zero-turn lawnmower.
Here at White’s Tractors, we will be only too pleased to discuss these with you in order to help you make an informed choice as to which is best for your particular environment and set of requirements.
However, over the years we have seen certain myths that constantly surface and resurface with respect to zero turn mowers.
We will touch on just two of these again here.
MYTH 1: “Zero turn mowers can’t handle uneven ground”
It’s perfectly true that some of the earliest mowers of this type had something of an unenviable reputation for being unstable on even relatively modest inclines.
However, the world has changed a lot since those days and today these mowers are simply totally different in terms of their engineering and associated stability.
Of course, they may not be quite as flexible in that respect as a conventional mower but the view that they are somehow going to ‘turn over’ as soon as they hit the slightest bump is nothing more than an old wives’ tale.
MYTH 2: "Zero turn mowers are phenomenally expensive"
This is another one that has its origins in the distant past.
It’s true that originally these mowers were more expensive (considerably more so) than many conventional models.
Over the decades though, these differentials have been eroded. While they probably are, on balance, more expensive on a rough like-for-like basis, you aren’t going to need to sell your house and car to buy one.
Keep in mind also that while we use the phrase ‘like-for-like’ you can’t really make a direct comparison between a conventional and zero turn mower.
They are different pieces of equipment designed for a different approach to mowing.
Why not contact us for a discussion and to get the full facts?