Zero-turn mowers are the choice of commercial lawn care specialists everywhere, due to their high maneuverability, ease of use and high top speeds. From small stand-ons to massive cutting swaths, there are some great offerings for zero-turn mowers, but it can be hard to decide which is best for your needs. To cover everything, this list includes small, mid-size and large cutting decks, and motors ranging from 16 to over 30 horsepower. Whether you maintain a few suburban lawns or several athletic fields, there’s a mower here for you. Features to look for include power, width and attachments, such as grass catchers.
1. Husqvarna 967324301 Zero Turn Mower, 54": Amazon, $3,199.95
This Husqvarna mower bridges the gap between mid-size and large mowers and is ergonomically designed to keep you comfortable while you cut. The 26-horsepower Kohler 7000 engine provides plenty of power, and the reinforced stamped steel deck is tough enough to handle day after day of work. Anti-scalp rollers keep the blades cutting grass, not the dirt. Other bonuses include automatic parking brake and a rear engine guard, and integrated headlights let you work later.
2. 36" Bradley Stand-On Zero Turn Commercial Mower: Amazon, $3,599
Perfect for smaller jobs and tight spaces, this 36-inch stand-on mower is highly maneuverable. Featuring an adjustable cutting height and a two-blade deck for a high-quality cut, the Bradley mower gives great results. The optional mulching kit removes the need to bag or rake up clippings, and the 16-horsepower electric-start Kawasaki engine turns out steady, reliable performance. All that, and there’s something charming about the angular design and red finish.
3.Stanley 54ZSG3 54-Inch Commercial Zero Turn Radius Riding Mower: Amazon, $5,111.80
This mid-sized Stanley is part of the company's tough Commercial Duty line, featuring a seven-gauge welded steel deck, roll bar and headlights to extended your available working hours. A dual hydrostatic drive system gives great speed and maneuverability. Putting the controls below the seat gives you a good view of the wheels and cutting deck, which is ideal for tight spaces and fine handling. The mower comes fully assembled; just gas and go.
4. Z-Beast FX850V 62 in. 31 HP Zero-Turn Commercial Mower: Amazon, $9,500
This beast of a mower packs a Kawasaki V-twin that cranks out a whopping 31 horsepower that drives this 62-inch mower to 12 miles per hour. This is the burliest mower on this list, and when you need the power for big, tough jobs, this is the mower you need. The Z-Beast features a floating cutting deck, seat belt, roll bar, cup holder and big rear tires for on-stop traction. Roll this unstoppable mower off your trailer and make quick work of any job.
5. Husqvarna Rz4622 46" Z-turn Mower: Amazon, $2,495.46
This excellent mid-sized Husqvarna finishes off our list. The 22-horsepower Briggs and Stratton Endurance engine delivers solid, reliable power to this riding mower. Great for smaller to medium sized jobs, this mower packs a lot of value for its price. Not as heavy duty or as big as some of the other mowers on this list, this mower is great for homeowners who want to make short work of their yards or a professional with a smaller business who doesn’t yet need the full size and power of some the bigger offerings.
Knowing the size of the jobs you’ll be doing is important, and there are tools for different tasks. For size, power and sheer grunt, the Z-beast takes it. But if you’re not talking overgrown fields every day, number three on our list, the Husqvarna 967324301 makes an excellent choice. And of course, sometimes a smaller mower is what you need. Look no further than the beautiful red Bradley.