Features and Benefits

Zero Turn Mowing has been available for over 30 years. The Term Zero Turn refers to the ability to have a Zero Turn Radius which is due to the fact that the no gearbox arrangement allows for one drive wheel to turn forward at the same time the opposite wheel turns in reverse. This enables the machine to turn around its central axis point. Hence Zero Turn Radius.

Why is this a good thing in a mower

The no gearbox system is operated by Hydraulic pumps and Hydraulic motors. The motors are driven directly to the wheels. Each side of the machine, has its own pump / motor combination. Hydraulic drive is very efficient with little loss of power and there is few moving parts. Movement from forward drive to reverse is instantaneous without the need for a clutch or gear selection.

The Benefits

Instantaneous changes in speed, direction and tremendous manoeuvrability - The ability to cut in areas never before touched by a larger machine.


All amenity areas whether they be large open areas or very tight narrow strips or areas strewn with obstacles , Zero Turn Mowers will be more efficient than conventional out front Rotaries or traditional mid-mounted tractors etc.

Never having to reverse means that you never cut the same piece of grass twice. This saves time and fuel and with practice an operator will be able to reduce his trimming time with edges and cover more ground than with traditional styles of mowers.

Areas where Zero Turn Mowers Excel

  • Panel Work
  • Roadside Verges
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Cemeteries
  • Caravan Parks
  • Leisure Centres
  • Housing Estates

The less uniform or regulated an area the better Zero Turn Machines will perform and the more time can be saved with their manoeuvrability and speed of working in tight situations.