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First Zero Turn Electric Riding Mower
by Charlie Nardozzi
With the interest in reducing pollution and lowering our carbon foot prints, electric mowers have been gaining in popularity. Electric mowers emit less pollution, are quieter, and, with new technology, have become easier to use. While push electric mowers have been on the market for years, it was only a matter of time before an electric riding mower would show up.
The Zeon zero-turn electric riding mower has all the benefits of your tradition zero-turn mower, but without the noise and exhaust fumes, and with fewer moving parts. This mower uses DC batteries to run the mower blades on the 42-inch deck and AC batteries to drive the wheels. Gone are the belts, hydraulic hoses and controls, pulleys, and PTO clutch. Speed and direction are controlled by levers similar to other zero-turn mowers. A single 16-hour charge can run the mower long enough to mow a 1-acre lawn. Its priced around $6500.
For more information on this new electric riding mower, go to: Grit E-News.