Spring is so close, you can almost taste it. The snow’s slowly beginning to melt, the mercury is creeping up, and in just a couple of days, the clocks will be going ahead to give us more sunlight during the day. We’re not quite there yet, but we will be soon. And to get you started, Mower Source will be starting off the season by taking a look at Zero Turn mowers, which are among the biggest, most efficient and easiest to use of all lawn mowers. So, let’s bring on spring by taking a look at why so many people love them.
Zero Turn Mowers: Little Physical Effort Involved
How many home chores can you think of where you get to sit down for them? Not many, but mowing the lawn is a big exception — especially if you use a zero turn mower. These machines have a nice big seat up top for you that you can outfit with a cushion or two to make it even more comfortable. But after taking a look at machines like the Toro Time Cutter or the Husqvarna Briggs and Stratton, you probably don’t need to add a thing at all. All you have to do is hop up and let the machine work for you.
A Lot Less Mowing Time Needed
There is a good chunk of the population who love mowing their lawns. For them, not much beats the sweet smell of grass as it flies off to the side, uncovering a lawn that looks green, lush and good-looking on this side of the fence. But as much as some homeowners love mowing the lawn, they don’t want to spend an entire day on it. Where zero turn mowers come in handy are their tight maneuverability, which allows you to cut just about every blade of grass without needing a weed trimmer. Again, all you have to do is hop up there and let the machine do its thing.
Nothing But the Lawn In Front of You
If you look at a zero turn mower, you’ll noticed the engines are mounted on the rear, right behind the seat. This gives you a crystal clear view of what’s ahead of you, which is great for both safety and work efficiency. Because the motor is so loud, you probably won’t be able to hear if a small child or animal comes up around your machine, but you’ll be able to see it in time. And if children and animals aren’t a possibility, then you still get the added benefit of being able to see your entire lawn right in front of you. This vantage point allows you to analyze the best mowing paths to take, what’s been done and what still needs to be done.
It’s Easy to Accessorize Them
Want to do things like mulch or fertilize at the same time you’re mowing the lawn? No problem, as long as you’ve got a zero turn mower. While it’s still technically true that you can do these things with smaller mowers, like a regular riding one or a walk-behind, it’s a lot easier with a zero turn. The big beasts have plenty of room on them to attach these accessories and instruments and, with the above points, carrying out these extra tasks is no problem because the mower operates quickly and gives you a great line of vision.