It's never been a better time to make the switch from gas to the RYOBI 48V Zero Turn Electric Riding Mower. Powered by 100 Ah Batteries and 4 High-Powered Brushless Motors, this mower can cut up to 3 acres on a single charge. The durable 42 in. steel deck is equipped with 2 precision cut steel blades. Combined with aggressive zero turn technology, the 12-Position Manual Deck Adjustment provides a clean cut to your lawn every time. The advanced control panel activates the blades, slow speed function, LED headlights, and displays the battery level and run-time. The rear access charging port makes charging your rider easy when the job is done. The RYOBI 42 in. 2-Bin Soft Bagger includes all the necessary components for a quick and easy tool-free installation. The included bagging blades work with the nylon mesh bin design providing superior airflow for ultimate bagging performance. It also includes a durable high-density poly ethaline tube, specifically designed for the RY48ZTR75 and RY48ZTR100 for optimized run time. This bag kit has a large 6.25 bushel capacity with independent bins for easily discharging grass clippings.
Up to 3 acres per charge
4 high powered brushless motors
42 in. heavy-duty steel deck
2 precision cut steel blades, 12 position manual deck adjustment
Side discharge, mulching or bagging capable (bagger accessory available online only)
1.5 in. to 4.5 in. adjustable cutting height
Low maintenance: no belts, spark plugs or filters
Battery operated: quiet cutting, no gas, fumes, charge and go
Control panel: battery level indicator, unit hour meter, USB charging
Easy access rear charging port
Charges through standard 120-Volt outlet
Includes towing hitch and tow assembly hardware
Replacement battery: leoch model LPC12-100
Bagger fits RYOBI models, RY48ZTR75 and RY48ZTR100
2 bagging blades included
High density poly ethaline cover and connection tubes
3 year Limited Warranty. Battery warranty is for one year only.
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Feb 2, 2021
almost fits the bill,but not quite for me
Owned one week.Used in Queensland Australia
Give this machine 4 out of 5
1. Does not cut nearly as well as my 20 year old husqvarna, tends to chew the grass rather than cut cleanly. Possibly swing blades rather than straight bar blades may overcome this problem.For this reason alone,I do not believe I will retain it
2.I accept that it is designed primarily for the USA market especially when it comes to complying with safety regulations, but the blades switching off when reversing,then having to go through a procedure each time to cut when reversing of re-activating the blades is a definite pain and a no no.
3. Build quality is very good
4. Seems like a somewhat top heavy sitting position, likened to sitting on top of a car rather than in it.Height adjustable steering may improve this
5. Length of Grass discharge chute excessive and not warranted.
6. Deck wheel axles with grease nipples would be a positive move.
12 people found this helpful
Oct 28, 2020
This is my first ever online review and I very much hope to be able to change my recommendation w...
This is my first ever online review and I very much hope to be able to change my recommendation when I can actually use the product. I was very excited to receive my mower as I had done extensive research prior to purchasing the product. Upon receiving it and putting the mower together I realized that my order included no charger (It is listed as including a charger). For a completely electric product this is of course a huge issue. After talking directly with 4 different people at Ryobi I was told that they are on back order on chargers and wouldn't be getting them in for several more weeks at least and there was no other option besides calling Home Depot directly and seeing if they had one. After calling Home Depot, I was told they have nothing to do with this process and that my only option would be to purchase another $4000+ mower and process a return for my current mower. All this by a representative that was mildly rude and disinterested in my issue from the beginning.
I am super disappointed in the whole process because the mower itself looks and feels great but is completely unusable currently as we approach winter and I need to get a mow in on my more than 2 acres of new property. Perhaps it is asking too much for one of these companies to get creative and find a way to validate my $4200 purchase by providing a critical piece of the product I should have had the entire time.
Hopefully this does not happen to you and the many positive reviews I read on the product gave me confidence in making this purchase, but if it does happen I would most certainly not expect a quick result out of it. Very disappointed with Home Depot in this as I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars over the last couple years and there is are other places to shop down the street.
103 people found this helpful
Oct 26, 2020
I purchased this set-up about 3 weeks ago (100ah with bagging kit) and it is just amazing. I am replacing a Craftsman LT2000 tractor type riding mower with a 46" deck. The zero turn set-up is so much fun to drive and much more maneuverable than the standard riding mower... even with a smaller deck I was able to mow my 1/2 acre in nearly half of the time due to minimal backtracking and added control. The bagging system works well for grass and even doubled as a leaf vacuum a few days ago!
I have mowed 2 of my neighbors lawns just for fun... and to see how long the battery will last. My current estimation is I can get about 2 acres out of a single charge, but that is with me being a novice zero turn operator. I presume I will get more efficient and the range will be greater as my skill increases. I can not overstate how much fun this thing is to drive... I am continually looking forward to lawn work day now when I use to just deal with it. It is almost completely quiet when the blades are turned off and is significantly quieter than my neighbor's gas powered zero turn... speaking of him; after he mowed his front yard with my Ryobi he is now looking at selling his Husqvarna zero turn to get a Ryobi too.
As far as value goes... I think it is a reasonable deal, but if you can get it on sale or with a promo then snatch it up as fast as you can. I have 0 buyer's remorse with this thing!
I was a little hesitant at first because I've always been a gas guy. After looking at the pros and cons and seeing all of the positive reviews, I gave one a test drive and loved it. I've only had the mower for 3 months now but I have consistently mowed twice per week since I purchased it. It is literally one of the toughest mowers I've ever owned. Its cut is consistent and the battery holds up wonderfully. We have a fire pit with stones around it and my son decided to move one of the stones into the grass to hold his phone while he made a video and of course left the stone there. My wife was mowing and ran right over the stone. The blade hit the stone and the mower instantly shut off the blades. One of the blades was ruined so we had to replace it but that was it. The drive motor for the blade didn't skip a beat, it's as good as new. There is so much less maintenance to do, no gas to buy, no fiddling with the engine to get it to run. You won't be disappointed. This IS the future.
I bought this product in May 2020, I have owned it about 2 1/2 months as of today. I have used it...
I bought this product in May 2020, I have owned it about 2 1/2 months as of today. I have used it about 15 times so far and charge it right after I use the mower and leave it charged until I use it again. About 60% of the time the mower blades stop working While riding it and I notice the battery is about 65%. I’m not sure why it’s doing that. I have to turn off the key and switch it on again before the blades starts rotating again. I like the mower all in all except for this malfunction. The mower is agile mulching and bagging attachments are great but bulky. I hope Ryobi fixes this blade rotation problem.
Easy to put together and comfortable seat. Cut is clean and battery lasts longer than online revi...
Easy to put together and comfortable seat. Cut is clean and battery lasts longer than online reviews estimated (cut over 2 acres with 55% remaining). Super simple plug in - very happy to stop hauling 5 gal. gas cans! Three items that warrant consideration: The front end is not weighted down (no motor after all) so if the driver is lightweight it bounces on bumps and slopes; you can't start it with your foot on the brake so if you stop on a hill for any reason you are stuck there; if it has no traction (wet grass, moss, mud) it won't even try to go forward or backwards so, again, you are stuck. I slid on a hill at edge of my lawn and stopped. But I needed to keep foot on brake to avoid winding up in bushes so then it would not start and because I am lightweight it could not get enough traction to go once I got it started. Wound up pulling it out with my tractor.
Best for flatter lawns and heavier drivers.
And Ryobi - the sexist safety warnings on the key fob do not endear 50% of the population to your company. Yes, women mow lawns too.
Wow. This thing is amazing! Finished in 30 mins the area that my old conventional tractor took ...
Wow. This thing is amazing! Finished in 30 mins the area that my old conventional tractor took 1.5 hrs to complete. Then tackled an area I hadn't mowed since last year (lots of tall stuff) and it blew through that with no problem. Plus a little more cleanup for a total of an hour. Drove it back in the garage with 70% charge left! GOOD BYE, gas and oil!!
This thing rocks. I have almost an acre and usually finish it in about 35min and with 85% left o...
This thing rocks. I have almost an acre and usually finish it in about 35min and with 85% left on the battery. It's a very even cut too. Definitely need it on slow speed to do around things like fences, gardens, sheds, and swingsets, but flat out you can turn and burn. I don't have anything bad to say yet, it is exceeding my expectations, I have used it 5 times now. ONLY thing I had an issue with was getting ahold of customer service to find out when it was going to be delivered, I think it was about an hour on hold then they really didn't have any info for me other than what was on the website. I actually found more information inside the app then I did on the computer website.
This mower is the first step to the future of electric zero-turn riding mowers. I step on, turn...
This mower is the first step to the future of electric zero-turn riding mowers. I step on, turn the key and go. Powerful, smooth, quick, and quite with the added benefit of no gas, oil, or fumes. Don't ever have to worry about belts or oil filters either. Even charges my phone and lights the ground in front of me on those occasional twilight mows! Just plug it in and forget about it.... until my next mow.