Here is a list of the 2015 Residential Lawn Tractors and Zero Turn Mowers. There are over 425 lawn tractors, residential zero-turns and landowner zero-turns available for you to pick from this year with over 125 new models so I’ve broken them down into four lists.
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Note 1: Please see the retailer’s website or your local dealer for the current price and specifications. Prices listed here are not actual and for most of this group the prices are changed based on the local competition. The retailers now use pricing optimization software and the price can go up or down in as little as 4 hours. Please see the retailer’s website or your local dealer for the current price.
Note 2: This list will give you a link if the item is available to buy from the comfort of your home and a link to my review. If you are uncomfortable buying through that link (I make a small commission) please visit the brand’s website to find other ways to purchase the item. Some items will not be made until sometime in March. You can order them and get the first one available. There are a few more ZTRs coming out in the next 6 weeks. I’ll update the list as they are available and I get the individual reviews done.
How These Lists Are Categorized:
Lawn Tractors under $1500 is a general classification and is generally accepted as an economical riding lawn mower that will mow your lawn and perform light chores around your yard. Pulling a sweeper, small yard cart for leaves and branches. Most are not designed for snow plows, snow blowers and ground engaging work.
Lawn Tractors over $1500 includes Yard Tractors, Garden Tractors, and Estate Tractors. Yard Tractors generally have heavier frames and can handle snow removal BUT NOT ground engaging work. Garden Tractors historically by definition can perform ground engaging tasks like roto-tilling, moldboard plowing and driveway leveling but the brands have destroyed the term as we used it here in the U.S. For 2015 do not assume if it has big tires or is labeled a “garden tractor” it can handle ground engaging work. Ask me and I’ll guide you through the mess this has become. Estate Tractors have transmissions stronger than the vulnerable K-46 and can handle most jobs around your property. They are a “step down” from Compact Tractors but are all high quality (read expensive) machines and built for durability not selling price. Many have power steering, hydraulic lifts and some can accept a front-end loader.
Residential Zero Turn Mowers (R-ZTR) like lawn tractors is generally accepted as an economical riding lawn mower that will mow your lawn quicker than a lawn tractor but don’t expect it to do anything else. Many do not come with a hitch. If they have a hitch they are only designed to perform very light chores around your yard. A small yard cart with leaves, mulch or brush. A 42 inch yard sweeper, etc. Almost all of of the R-ZTR’s do not handle hills well and never pull heavy loads with one.
Landowner Zero Turn Mowers (L-ZTR) generally have heavier frames, decks and transmissions. They are designed to mow your lawn much faster and more comfortably than a lawn tractor. Many of these mowers will actually mow at 6, 7, or 8 MPH! They are not designed to go out and mow your pasture, paddock or brush. This list does not include Commercial Zero-Turn Mowers.