In addition to the size of the cutting deck and adjustable cutting height, consider the power of the engine as well. If you’ll be cutting thick grass, sticks or tough weeds, you may opt for a 27 HP engine to ensure it will be strong enough to handle the job. But if you just want the convenience of a zero turn mower for your yard that doesn’t have any of those tough grasses, then a 382cc engine can usually get the job done as well.
If you have the opportunity to sit on a zero turn mower, take advantage of it to evaluate how comfortable it is. Most zero turn mowers will have high backrests and comfortable armrests to allow you to maneuver the mower with ease. Adjustability is important for some people in this regard as well, so it’s worth looking into how adjustable those comfort features are. This is one of the biggest reasons why you see landscaping businesses invest in zero turn mowers, since they are comfortable enough to use all day long if they need to.
But even for the homeowner or property owner who has a lot of property to mow, you owe it to yourself to be comfortable when mowing so you don’t have to deal with any aches or pains afterward. Traditional riding mowers can sometimes make you feel cramped or uncomfortable, but zero turn mowers are designed to have you seated in the most natural position possible.