Today we venture from bedroom and our fascination with wooden beds and into the garden to analyse a new toy I have just been given by my partner. I thought this was worth sharing because I am just in awe with it’s ability to do the job. What I’m referring to is a zero turn radius mower. These wonderful pieces are innovation are amazing and as a brand new user to the idea I’m amazed at their possibilities.
My husband first raised the idea last summer when we kept having to pay a gardener to cut our 3 acre property. He questioned that instead of a garden, why don’t we invest in a ride on mower ourselves, afterall, we both had the time to go out and mow on weekends or whenever there were free moments. It wasn’t an easy decision because one of these zero turn mowers were not cheap. However, we have some garden hedges and features which we doubted a normal ride on tractor could probably not access without many turns.
Finally, come the end of winter, we bit the bull and after researching online and reading nearly all zero turn mower reviews, we bought one. It’s a Husquvana 46’ zero turn mower. We decided on this model as we like it’s front LED lights because we tend to do most of our chores in the late afternoon. This little beauty speeds around our property and the grass doesn’t even see it coming. It completes the cut faster than what our garden used to do as he had a ride on tractor. The speed is about the same as the tractor, but it’s when attacking the grass around the angled corners and our garden features that time was saved. The ingenious of the zero turn system is noble prize material, I was in awe.
We calculated that it will cost us about a summer worth of our garden’s wages, but it’s well worth it as we have been reading that these machines last or many years. It came with a 3 year warranty too which gave us some reassurance that Husqvana stands by their workmanship.
Funnily enough, the mower arrived in a crate as it was a surprise from my husband, I had absolutely no idea what it was until we opened it up. It was simple to start with some easy battery connections and tightenings which my husband did and we took it out for a test run. If you have never owned a zero turn mower before and not familiar with how these machines handle then it might take some getting used too. It definitely took me some practise as the two front levers are quite sensitive, meaning you can fly off in all directions if you go to hard to begin with.
That’s all from me today, I hoped I inspired you to consider looking at one of these great innovations as it’s definitely made our lives a whole lot easier (and cheaper). And I promise next time, it’s back to the bedroom for another indepth look at some special wooden beds.