Ride-on mowers don't come any more manoeuvrable than this cutting-edge zero-turn machine from high-end brand Cub Cadet. It combines a twin hydrostatic drive and front castor-wheels so as to ensure you'll be able to zip intuitively around and between obstacles; and it's equipped with a hugely powerful 603cc Kawasaki twin-cylinder engine that features V-Twin technology for increased torque and smooth, low-vibration performance. Supremely flexible in use, the Cub Cadet XZ2-107i can either mulch or side-discharge cut grass and offers eight preset cutting-heights, adjustable from 38mm all the way up to 100mm. The seat and steering can both be adjusted to suit the driver; while twin deck-mounted gauge-wheels prevent gouging when manoeuvring on rolling terrain. MoreLess
With its time-saving zero-turn capability and hugely wide 132cm triple-blade cutter-deck, the commercial-grade Simplicity Contender SZT550 is capable of covering a massive area - up to 30,000m2 - with supreme speed and efficiency. Able to withstand the rigours of daily use and long working-hours, it combines a cast-iron front axle with a heavy-duty front bumper and a fabricated-steel deck for rugged durability. Comfort-features include adjustable steering-levers and a high-back seat; convenience-features include foot-operated height-of-cut control and electronic blade-engagement. This is a side-discharge machine that will take very long grass in its stride. Mulch-kit included.