The top zero--turn lawnmowers on the market include the Cub Cadet Zero-Turn Rider 365L, Sears Craftsman EZT Lawn Tractor, Simplicity ZT 1850 Hydro, Snapper Yard Cruiser and Husqvarna Rider 14 Pro. The attraction of zero-turn mowers is their ability to cut closely around corners and cut grass while pivoting.
The Cub Cadet Zero-Turn Rider 365L is one of the top mowers on the market because of its powerful 18 horsepower engine that can move up to seven miles per hour. However, the downside to this mower is its price tag. Cub has a few less expensive models that lack the Cadet's power. The next best zero-turn mower if the Sears Craftsman EZT Lawn Tractor at a substantially reduced price and a 15 1/2 horsepower, single-cylinder engine. It is easy to use although it does contain some awkward parts such as the deck lift lever and parking brake.
The Simplicity ZT 1850 Hydro has an 18 horsepower engine with a maximum ground speed of 5 1/2 miles per hour. This is a high-quality mower that boasts a small, compact design that can cut closely around obstacles and corners. The Snapper Yard Cruiser also has an 18 horsepower engine that is comfortable, although the single joystick is one of the downsides.