The best Simplicity mowers for allowing you to cover a large area and give you speed, accuracy and a high quality cut all at once are the Simplicity zero turn mowers. These mowers, like all zero turns, eliminate the areas that are left uncut when you turn the machine round. Consequently, the need to back up is reduced to … well … zero.
The models in the Simplicity mowers zero turn series have qualities that appeal to consumers and lawn professionals alike. These mowers are designed to trim the time needed to get the “perfect” cut.
While these zero turn Simplicity mowers like this Zt3000 use different techniques to other lawn tractors, these machines are relatively easy to handle, with stronger suspension and up to twice the speed of regular riding lawn mowers or lawn tractors.
So, what do the different Simplicity Zero Turn mowers offer?
The Simplicity Axion offers 3 models with different sized cutting decks and engines. All models are equipped with the Briggs & Stratton Extended Life Series engines and adjustable twin lever controls. Here is a quick look at the various features of the three models
Features at a glance
|Recommended Area||Up to 1.5 Acres6.000m2||Up to 2 Acres8.000 m2||Up to 3 Acres12.000 m2|
|Acceptable Terrain (e.g. slopes, obstacles)||FlatSome Slopes
|Cutting Width||33 / 83.8 cm||42 / 106.7cm||50 / 127cm|
|Engine Power (horse power)||18.5 HP1 cylinder||21 HP1 cylinder||26 HP2 cylinders|
|Engine Make and Type||Briggs & StrattonExtended Life Series||Briggs & Stratton Extended Life Series||Briggs & StrattonExtended Life Series|
|Transmission||Hydro-GearPlanetary Gear Reduction||Hydro-GearPlanetary Gear Reduction||Hydro-GearPlanetary Gear Reduction|
|Steering||Twin Levers||Twin Levers||Twin Levers|
|Turning Radius||Zero Turn||Zero Turn||Zero Turn|
|Grass Discharge (e.g. side, rear, mulching, bagged etc)||Side dischargeEasy to convert to mulching/bag||Side dischargeEasy to convert to mulching/bag||Side dischargeEasy to convert to mulching/bag|
|Approximate Price US$||$2600||$2700||$3200|
Large 18” wheels in the back ensure a smooth a fast ride, and a heavy duty front axle made of cast iron, provides good stability and traction.
The seat is adjustable and equipped with armrests. It is positioned high, providing good leg space and easy access to controls.
Cutting is smooth and fast, and an electric height-of-cut switch makes adjustment very simple.
Side discharge can easy be converted to mulching or bags (these accessories are optional).
This is the top of the range of zero turn Simplicity mowers, with fantastic 4-wheel suspension and a super strong 30HP engine, powered by the Briggs & Stratton Power Big Block System with electric starter. It will run at up to 10 mph going forward and 6 mph in reverse.
This excellent mower uses a large 61” (154.9 cm) triple blade cutting deck with rear rollers. The rear tires are 22” (55.9cm) with turf treads, providing a smooth and stable ride at up to 10 mph. There is a 14 position height-of-cut adjustment with a range between 1.75 inches and 5 inches (4.5 cm to 12.5 cm). It has foot assisted mower lift and deck lift and a commercial heavy duty power take off.
Two 5 gallon fuel tanks ensure you have enough juice for the largest of areas, as it is good for areas of well over 3 Acres (12.000 m2).
Comfortable, durable and high spec, it comes with a price to match of about $9,800 US.
Running a commercial 26HP Briggs & Stratton ELS V-Twin engine and a 52” (132.1cm) cutting deck, the Simplicity Champion is essentially a commercial use machine, but built with the consumer in mind.
Extra driving comfort is provided by Rear Patented Suspension System that will both save your back and ensure a good cut on uneven terrain and slopes.
The cutting deck has 3 blades and is lifted by a manual lift system. There are anti-scalping rear rollers, whilst the height-of-cut is easily adjusted through a 7 position lever with transport lock.
Easy to manoeuvre thanks to twin-lever controls, it has an electric PTO clutch and a large adjustable seat with armrests. The easily accessible fuel tank holds 6.5 gallons.
Cheaper than the Simplicity Cobalt, the Simplicity Champion zero turn mower comes at a price of about $4700 US
This is reputed to be possibly the best machine amongst Simplicity riding lawn mowers when it comes to quality of cut.
The Simplicity mowers’ Free Floating mower system comes into its own as, as it perfectly complements this particular zero turn mower, to ensure a finish to your lawn that people will talk about.
A 24hp V-Twin engine from Briggs & Stratton ELS powers a smooth ride at speeds of up to 7mph. The 6.5 gallon fuel tank holds more than enough fuel to last you on large areas up to 10,000m2 or 2.5 Acres
46” (116.8cm) or 50” (127cm) triple blade cutting decks are available for this model, whilst a 7 position height-of-cut lever allows for easy height adjustment. The Zt3000’s full-width rear rollers and capacity to spread the clippings evenly help to produce a great quality cut.
Twin lever controls and Hydro-Gear Hydrostatic Transmission make handling this mower an easy task on most grounds.
If you are looking for a machine with commercial performance, but a more consumer level price tag, this may be pick of the Simplicity zero turn mowers for you.
A 26 HP Briggs & Stratton ELS engine will get you through some trickier areas on 20” 55.9cm back tires. The Rear Patented Suspension system will protect your behind and the lawn.
The quality of cut and the Zt4000’s durability derive from a 48” (121.9cm), triple blade, reinforced steel cutting deck, with heavy duty rollers to prevent scalping. Easy to access height-of-cut adjustments can be set between 1.5” and 4.5” (3.8 cm -11.4 cm).
The seating area is high and comfortable with a roll over protective structure in place which makes this a safe ride on uneven terrains.
The price itself is acceptable for a machine of this kind and comes in at about $5,500 US.
Mulching and Bagging Kits are available for all of these Simplicity mowers.
If you have some experience in motorized mowing and you’re looking for a system that can provide you with a high quality cut in the shortest period of time, and on tricky terrains, then these zero turn Simplicity mowers provide you plenty of choice across a range of budgets.