I mentioned that last Sunday, we had a barbecue party with my wife’s parents and sister. We hadn’t had one for a long while, and it came at short notice, but it was still greatly enjoyable.
When my wife told me about the visit, I just came back from the grocery store. I realized then that our mower, which was a Snapper, has been in bad condition lately and should be taken for repair. Since we didn’t have enough time to do so, we decided to just buy a new one.
My younger son went with me to the hardware store to buy a mower. My friend recommended a zero turn radius mower to me before, and I was ready to check it out.
Before I buy something, I always make sure to know what to look for. In this case, I was prepared to check the quality, style, longevity, and performance.
Checking the ZTR for the first time, I was quite impressed. I was a front deck mower, so it’s maneuverable, a quality I was looking for since a part of our garden has a small citrus tree. I need to be able to work around it.
The ZTR is equipped with a stable frame and a powerful engine, so it will be able to do the job through hours. The shop assistant also told me that it’s more comfortable to use than other mowers in the same price range. I think our Snapper was cheaper; however, it has lower quality. It breaks so easily, and it gives me a hard time to maneuver it around the garden.
I have yet to try using the ZTR for a long time, so I have little to comment on its longevity. It looks durable, but then you can’t always judge things by its looks. The shop assistant says that it can last more than 3000 hours.
Since the engine of the ZTR is better than the Snapper, I expected it to perform better. And when I used it afterwards, it did. It wasn’t erratic in its movement like the Snapper. It was also able to cut the grass with a precision that impressed me.
I had difficulty controlling the mower for the first time, however. I was told the ZTR would be easy to control once I’ve mastered all the throttles and get used to operating it. I’m looking forward to that time.
Once I’ve checked and verified the information I needed in evaluating the Zero Turn Radius Mower, I bought it. If you’re planning to buy one too, make sure that you ask for the right model that fits the landscape of your garden. Also, don’t hesitate to ask the shop assistant if you have any questions.