As stated before, job size is one of the most important factors in choosing the right lawn equipment. If you find yourself on the lawn for 45 minutes or more, you will surely see the benefits of owning a zero turn mower.
One of the obvious reasons for this is the faster ground speed capability. Riding mowers can travel up to twice as fast as their walk behind cousins, covering more ground quicker. This fact becomes even more significant for commercial landscapers or any lawn care professional who earns a living manicuring lawns.
Speaking of professionals and contractors, a commercial mid-mount mower is especially convenient for managing larger, combined areas – such as a housing development or office park, where you must transport your mower from property to property.
Need to tow a trailer? The configuration and power of a zero turn riding mower makes it an enthusiastic workhorse, too. Just add a trailer hitch plus a trailer to effortlessly move grass, dirt, plants, small trees and many other heavy loads a lawn contractor needs to haul.
Lastly, where a walk behind gives the operator the benefits of exercise, that stress on the body can just as easily become fatigue on longer runs. This is especially true in hot weather. Your crew members won't need to take those frequent water breaks on a Ferris® zero turn because they'll be cruising in comfort thanks to our exclusive front and rear suspension system, sipping occasionally from the water bottle nestled in the cup holder at their side.
Now that you better understand the advantages of both commercial mower platforms, you're better equipped to determine what type of lawn mower you should buy. And if you're still on the fence, your Ferris-authorized dealer can answer any questions you have.