The Difference Between Walk-Behind Mowers and Zero-Turn Mower

Cub Cadet Lawnmower

There are a number of differences between walk-behind and zero-turn mowers by Cub Cadet. While most people are familiar with standard walk-behind mower options, people with larger lawns can take advantage of zero-turn mower technology to save them time and energy when it comes to cutting their grass.

Lawn Size

The size of your lawn is the primary determining factor for most people when it comes to choosing a walk-behind or zero-turn mower. For the average suburban home, a walk-behind mower is more than sufficient to handle small and mid-sized lawns that can be mowed in under an hour. However, for people with large plots of land in excess of half an acre or particularly challenging terrain, a zero-turn mower is a powerful alternative that allows for a much wider cutting area and far less physical effort to get things done.

Pros of Walk-Behind and Zero Turn Mowers

Walk behind mowers are the most popular choice for homeowners for a number of reasons. First of all, they are far less expensive than zero-turn mowers, and can be found for several hundred dollars for a very high-quality machine. They are also fairly simple to maintain and don’t require a lot of upkeep throughout the year. Replacement parts are readily available at

On the other hand, Zero-Turn mowers are extremely efficient and easy to use for anyone who has physical limitations when it comes to pushing a mower around. They can be used to clear large areas in a fraction of the time of a walk-behind mower and can handle more difficult obstacles than a walk-behind.


Walk-behind mowers come with a number of convenience features including self-propelled transmissions to simplify the cutting process. There are also many safety features and control options for you to adjust the cutting height, mulching and more. Zero-turn mowers come with exceptional driver and comfort options such as standard steering wheels, four-wheel steering, special considerations for hilly and uneven terrain and more making it easy for nearly anyone to learn to operate one with ease.

Cub Cadet

Cub Cadet offers a full line of walk-behind and zero-turn mowers for residential customers. From the most basic Signature Cut walk-behinds to the self-propelled and wide area options, there are tons of mowers to choose from. They also have the RZT and Z-Force zero-turn lines, offering exceptional power and plenty of great features for up to four acres of cutting. Cub Cadet is proud to offer up to a 3-year warranty on all components so you can be confident in the durability of your machine.

Where to Buy Parts carries a wide selection of attachments, accessories and replacement parts for all Cub Cadet walk-behind and zero-turn mowers. We keep parts in stock and ready to ship across the US and Canada so that you can keep your mower running all year long.


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