John Deere Z445 EZtrak Residential Zero-Turn-Radius Mower
My husband begged for this mower for quite awhile before I finally broke down and agreed that he could buy it. While it was definitely pricey at $4,500, I can truly say that my lawn has never looked better, and with so little effort. We have 4 acres of land, all grass, and mowing was such a chore before. There are quite a few trees and mowing around them has always been a hassle. Now, my husband loves mowing. He hops on his John Deere and it seems more like he's having fun than doing a chore.
The trees are definitely no longer an issue. When John Deere says zero turning radius, they mean it. This thing gets around those trees like nothing.
The occasional stick or rock in the yard is not a problem for this monster, either. It gets chopped up and/or thrown out with no damage to the blades or motor.
It also seems to move pretty quickly at about 9 MPH. While that doesn't seem fast, cutting 4 acres of grass at 9MPH is a lot faster than you think. My husband can knock it out in a few hours... with our old mower it was an all day job. Our grass grows quickly... we were losing an entire day every other weekend, and now, we lose a morning. It's fantastic.
This monster has cup holders and a little storage area. My husband can take a couple of drinks out with him, and a snack or two, and he's pretty much set. Honestly, I think that's his favorite feature.
The seat is really adjustable so you can always reach the controls and be comfortable doing it. With the other mowers we've had, my husband was the only one who could use it because I'm pretty short. I can actually use this one, so I like that about it. The seat is also comfortable, which is a plus, because a few hours is a long time to be sitting.
This is a great mower. I definitely recommend it, especially for larger properties with obstacles. Though pricey, it's worth every penny.