How Much Time Can You Save with a Zero-Turn Mower?

posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Residential Property Tips

Cut time without cutting corners. Advice for homeowners.

perfect-lawn-zero-turnIf it feels like you’re spending too much time mowing your lawn, you probably are. One of the best ways to shave time off your weekly chores is to upgrade to a Zero-Turn Mower (ZTM or “zero-turn”). The good news is that you’ve come to the right place to learn about them. More good news is that according to our experts at TriGreen Equipment, the right ZTM can reduce your mow time by around 40 percent on average, while also dramatically improving the look of your lawn.


Here’s what our resident expert, Josh Miller, from our Mt. Juliet TriGreen Equipment location had to say about the zero-turn difference with John Deere.

Here’s How a Zero-Turn Mower Saves You Time Mowing Your Lawn:

  1. First, Zero-Turn means the turning radius of the mower is basically zero. Even when turning sharply, you’ll leave no uncut grass behind, so you won’t have to double back.
  2. The mower deck stays in the grass, even when turning sharply, so you don’t have to mow the same area twice, no matter what kind of terrain you have.
  3. It cuts back on the spaces you need a trimmer for. Easily mow to the edges of your lawn and around obstacles so you spend more of your time in the yellow saddle and less time walking carrying a loud, heavy trimmer.
  4. mowing-around-treesYou can maneuver a Zero-Turn around obstacles like trees, fence posts and flower beds without breaking a sweat. Not only does this mean less trimmer time, it means less total time without having to back up, adjust your angle or risk scraping objects or your mower since zero-turn mowers are so maneuverable.
  5. Lastly, there’s the actual speed of the equipment. You’ll literally go faster on a Zero-Turn Mower, around 30 percent faster than a lawn and garden tractor, and like warp-speed compared to a push mower.

Hopefully, by now, you’re excited about saving time on your own ZTM. At TriGreen, we like to repeat the famous John Deere saying:

“It isn’t just how fast you mow, it’s how well you mow fast.™”

And, while any zero-turn mower offers advantages, at TriGreen Equipment, we’re partial to John Deere Zero-Turn Mowers because they’re the best available.

Here’s Why John Deere Zero-Turn Mowers Are Better Than Any Other:

In addition to all the reasons why John Deere quality reigns supreme, here are few specific reasons our Zero-Turn Riding Lawn Mowers beat out their direct competitors:


Stamped Lawn Mower Decks Get Our Stamp of Approval

John Deere mower decks are formed from a single piece of steel—never fabricated. This way there are no seams to rust, no smaller pieces to bend and no interior corners where grass can collect and limit airflow. Why does this matter? Well, if you’ve ever seen a freshly cut lawn with giant clumps of grass strewn across it, that’s from a fabricated deck (which John Deere doesn’t make). With other mowers, grass collects in the deck’s seams, blocking airflow through the mowing deck, making the engine work harder, pulling down your horsepower. Then, the mower hacks up a clump of grass like a giant loogie. Pretty gross. John Deere stamped decks discharge grass out the side at a faster rate, so there’s no drag and no clumps in your yard. Remember: it’s how WELL you mow fast.

Mulch Matters

Mulching your yard while mowing on a competitor’s zero-turn model can turn into an all-day affair. First, you have to turn their mowers into dedicated mulching mowers with mulch kits that require you to get out your tools and physically change out equipment. This alone can take up to 40 minutes! John Deere offers optional mulch control and mulch on-demand kits; to engage mulch-on-demand, all you have to do is flip a switch from the comfort of your seat. Boom. Donezo. In, like, two seconds.

perfect-mow-cut-crassNow That You Have the 411 About ZTM, Just Remember This:

  • Zero turning radius
  • Physically faster
  • Less trimming
  • Better maneuverability
  • Fewer missed spots with the deck in the grass
  • Stamped deck for steady power and smoother discharge
  • Mulch on-demand

OK, you should be good-to-go on Zero-Turn Mowers! Or “G2G 4 ZTM” if you’re thinking as quick as these mowers!

Ready to test-drive one for yourself? Find the nearest Alabama or Tennessee TriGreen dealership in your neck of the woods, or stop by an upcoming Drive Green event where speed limits do not apply!