One of the factors we consider when getting a zero-turn mower is the engine and the cutting width. However, we don’t often realize that one great factor in choosing a mower is its weight. Weight comes with a variety of pros and cons. Learning how much does a zero-turn mower weigh and how it affects your mowing efficiency are factors you should consider when you’re going to purchase a zero-turn mower.
How Much Does a Zero Turn Mower Weigh?
The weight varies across the board. Smaller zero-turn mowers weigh less than 700 pounds. These mowers often come with a smaller engine and a narrower mowing path. Heavy-duty mowers weigh more than 700 pounds. These weight differences also affect other things like mowing prowess, cost, and limitations.
Lightweight zero-turn mowers
Most zero-turn mowers weighing under 700 pounds have a mowing path of 42 inches and below.
- Lightweight mowers are easier to navigate.
- They are also faster and tend to heat up a little slower.
- You cover more ground with a lighter ZTR mower
- they’re also considered to be much more affordable riding mowers since they come with a smaller engine.
- Smaller mowers are more agile so they work best with gardens that have tons of obstacles with sharp turns and curving pathways.
Unfortunately, smaller mowers also have limitations as well.
- Most lighter-weight mowers have thin front tires that may end up digging into thin or loose soil
- Smaller zero-turn mowers have lower traction, these can be challenging when mowing over smooth surfaces or sloping terrain. Basically, lightweight mowers work best when you have a flat lawn.
- Mowers with a smaller engine have no reverse. This can be tricky if you’re stuck in a dead-end or a tight corner.
- Lighter-weight mowers have the tendency to tip over much faster because they have a lower center of gravity. This can happen especially when mowing uphill on a slope steeper than 15 degrees.
Heavyweight zero-turn mowers
Weighing over 700 pounds, heavyweight mowers have an engine with at least 21 HP. The engine size also depends on the make and model of the mower. But one thing is for certain, they’re pretty big!
- Larger ZTR mowers are incredibly fierce when it comes to mowing, they may not be as agile but they are equipped with larger mowing paths and stronger mowing power.
- They also come with larger wheels and better traction to prevent the vehicle from mowing anywhere else than its destination.
- Its center of gravity is heavier making it a great mower for hills.
- Larger mowers also come with advanced safety and security measures
- Since they have stronger cutting power, they can go over pebbles, small rocks, and tiny objects that can blog and clog a smaller mower.
With weight comes liabilities such as:
- The overall cost is more expensive because not only are these machines pricier, but they are also more expensive to maintain and keep up with.
- Even if they’re built for commercial use, the size of these commercial zero turn mowers compromises their agility thus making it a challenge to make turns.
- Larger mowers do not go well with areas near water banks and marshes because they sink faster.
The Weights of Renowned Zero-Turn Brands
Husqvarna zero turn weight
|Husqvarna zero-turn model||Average Weight|
Cub Cadet zero turn weight
|Cub cadet zero-turn model||Average Weight|
Bad Boy zero turn weight
|Bad Boy zero-turn model||Average Weight|
|ZT Elite||839 lbs|
|ZT Avenger||746 lbs|
|MZ Magnum||687 lbs|
|MZ Rumbler||632 lbs|
|Renegade Diesel||1862 lbs|
|Renegade Gas||1628 lbs|
|Revolt Stand-on||1040 lbs|
|Maverick HD||1073 lbs|
Toro zero turn weight
|Toro zero turn model||Average Weight|
|TimeCutter 75734||675 lbs|
|TimeCutter 75740||645 lbs|
|TimeCutter 75750||738 lbs|
|TimeCutter 75756||836 lbs|
|TimeCutter SS5000||588 lbs|
|Titan 75316||819 lbs|
|Titan Max 76601||876 lbs|
Ariens zero turn weight
|Ariens zero-turn model||Average Weight|
|Zenith 60 Kawasaki||900 lbs|
|Apex 48 Kohler||825 lbs|
|Apex 60 Kawasaki||870 lbs|
|Apex 52 Kawasaki||850 lbs|
|Ikon-XD 42 Kawasaki||661 lbs|
|Ikon-XD 42 Kohler||661 lbs|
|Ikon-XD 52 Kawasaki||681 lbs|
|Ikon-XD 52 Kohler||681 lbs|
|Ikon-XD 60 Kawasaki||697 lbs|
|Edge 42 Briggs||510 lbs|
|Edge 42 Kohler||497 lbs|
|Edge 34 Briggs||447 lbs|
|Edge 34 Kohler||464 lbs|
|Edge 52 Kawasaki||560 lbs|
Kubota zero turn weight
|Kubota zero-turn model||Average Weight|
John Deere zero turn weight
|John Deere zero-turn model||Average Weight|
13 Example Zero-Turn Mower Weights:
- Troy-Bilt Mustang Z42: 580 lb
- Swisher Big Mow 66 in. 31-HP: 1380 lb
- Ryobi RY48ZTR100 42 in. 100 Ah: 700 lb
- Beast 62 in. 25 HP: 1100 lb
- Beast 48 in. 20 HP: 850 lb
- Dewalt Z260 Commercial 60 in. 24 HP: 1130 lb
- Craftsman Z5200 20-HP: 600 lb
- Craftsman Z5400 22-HP: 710 lb
- Craftsman Z5800 24-HP: 865 lb
- Exmark Quest E-Series: 415 lb
- Exmark Quest S-Series: 616 lb
- Exmark Radius E-Series: 850 lb
- Exmark Radius S-Series: 900 lb
The weight of a mower is significant to homeowners who need a stronger machine in mowing their lawn of land. It is also important for commercial landscaping and gardening companies because their efficiency can either be increased or compromised.