Out-Front Ride on Mowers
Having the cutting deck in front of you when you are mowing, is our my opinion the best option for perfect mowing.
There are models for domestic use, like Husqvarna, who also produce AWD semi-commercial and Commercial models with large, heavy-duty mulching or rear discharge cutting decks.
Gianni Ferrari produce several units in this range, mainly with catchers, but a few without. They also have a zero-turn model with the deck out front, not mid-mounted like most zero-turn mowers.
Walker Mowers are also a popular out front, with options of catching, mulching or side discharge, and are all lever- controlled zero- turn machines.
Shibaura, made in Japan, manufacture a range of out fronts, second to none in quality, but are slightly limited by only having a 60 inch cutting deck, albeit probably the most efficient grass-clearing deck in the market-place. 72 inch decks are no doubt the most popular, but the Shibaura can mow the same area, in the same time as a 72 inch mower, simply because of the speed it can mow and clear grass at. It can also fit between narrower areas than the 72 inch deck models.