Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 60
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grassdude What a difference
Cuttiing time is cut in half. Great cut every time and very easy to handle. Not loud at all and will go pretty fast. Best investment in a long time. Looks like it will be around for many years. I actually like mowing grass again.
April 19, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ronbo Fast and cuts cleanly. Good warranty service.
After researching the different zero turn mowers in my price range, I settled on this one. It was delivered about a week after I ordered it online from Home Depot. No assembly was required. Getting it off the pallet was the most work. It was in the pallet, not on it. Boards were removed so the wheels sat down in the pallet. I cut the boards behind the rear wheels with a reciprocating saw, lifted up the front end where it was lightest, and rolled it back out of the pallet. Operating instructions were easy to digest. Easy to operate and does a fast clean cut. I can cut the lawn (about 3+ acres) in about half the time it used to take me. The lawn tractor I used previously did not cut as finely as this one does and left rows of cut grass piled up. The Zoom 50 cuts the grass finer and doesn't leave any visible cuttings. One thing it could use is an hour meter to keep track of servicing intervals. Now for the interesting part. After using the mower four times, I took it out of the garage for the fifth mowing. I set the throttle at half speed and engaged the blades. The instructions say to set it at full throttle but I am leary of engaging the blades at that speed because of the sudden torque. As soon as the blades engaged, there was a loud bang and the mower stalled. There are three blades and the blade on the right side of the mower deck had come loose and hit the opening where the grass is ejected. Upon closer examinination, it was found that three bolts holding the blade assembly to the deck had sheared off and allowed the shaft and blade to go wobbly and hit the deck. I took the mower to the closest service center which was about 45 miles away. They said they had never seen anything like this happen before and called it a "catastrophic failure". The service tech called the factory and they said they would send out a whole new deck. Problem was that they had none in stock and would have to manufacture one for me. They didn't say, but my guess is that they make the lawn equipment in the winter and gear up for winter equipment in the summer. Time span was going to be about 4 weeks but it ended up taking about 6 weeks before I got the mower back with the promised new deck. One thing they asked the tech to do was to send the sheared off bolts and the blade and shaft back to them for examination. They suspected defective bolts but I never heard anything about what may have happened. I've mowed the lawn about six times since I got the mower back with no problems, but I still hold my breath when engaging the blades. Hopefully it was just one of those things that happens and I won't see it again. They stand by their warranty and didn't give me a hard time about anything.
July 9, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TDTD Product too light weight for other than manicured lawns.
The mower is very light weight and the frame twisted on uneven ground. The PTO quit working in less than 30 minutes of use, so I returned it for a more substantial model. Thanks to Home Depot for their consideration in returning it.
April 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mowhog Only for level lawns. Front is way too light weight for anything else.
Front wheel(s) come off ground on uneven ground. Forget about mowing slopes or hill work. If you have a level yard without any holes or dips you should be fine, otherwise don't even think about this mower. Other dislike was the choke and fast/slow lever combined. Motor (Kawaski) would take 3-5 times to start the first time. After warm it would start first time. Likes were the foot operated deck raise feature, compact size, and it was quieter then my old Kohler motor, but my Kohler starts first time every time. Also bad was the small battery. Check out the small grass exit opening and determine for yourself if it is large enough for your mowing needs. On my lawn it was like riding on a roller coaster, being moved side to side and back and forth. Felt like I was driving a go cart. Have to admit that was fun but don't make for a straight cut. Also would take 3-4 times to mow down 8-10 inch tall Batchelor Button weeds.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by H3nl3y Compared to previously owned zero turn mower, better value
Heavier frame, better turning capabilities, easier to use controls than previous mower. Only complaint is that the 50" mower deck was not as heavy as the 54" deck.
June 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hank After only three uses, machine is operating fine and cuts well.
Customer service during the purchase was excellent. Shipping of the machine to my home address was not accomplished and I would not recommend this option to others who do not have a forklift at home to unload the machine from the common carrier! I had to borrow a neighbors trailer to pick the machine up at the Home Depot store where I had the shipment re directed.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by powdercat21 lawn mower
I cut my yard the day i got it, it's cuts beautiful !!! so far so good !!!!
April 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by baddad Great product! Made in the USA Kohler engine..
Exceptional quality, Golf course cut, quiet engine. On 1.5 acres it reduced my cut time by almost an hour. I have an Ariens snow blower as well and it just goes! If you want a quality product made in WI (engine and Body) pick this one!
August 2, 2013