Highly-Anticipated EGO Zero Turn Riding Mower Set to Make its Debut
The team at EGO whet our appetites about a ZT they had in the works a while back. Now, they’ve pulled back the curtain on the EGO Z6 Zero Turn Riding Mower. We’ve put together what we know so far.
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EGO Z6 Zero Turn Power Source
Perhaps most importantly of all, EGO is keeping their ZT on the same battery platform as the rest of their 56V lineup. The mower holds up to six batteries. The anticipated 10Ah batteries give it a potential capacity of 3360 watt-hours.
Let’s not overlook the importance of EGO’s design. By using their 56V battery and Peak Power technology, they lay claim to have the only battery-powered ride-on that uses the same batteries as the rest of their tools.
Another impressive part of the system is the new charger. The EGO Z6 Zero Turn Riding Mower Charger is capable of charging up to six batteries simultaneously. It charges them on the mower, and brings the four 10Ah batteries that come with the mower back to full charge in 2 hours!
After just 15 minutes of charging, EGO tells us you get enough juice to cover a 1/4-acre of grass.
For their first ZT, EGO went with a 42-inch deck that uses a pair of 21-inch blades. Its four independent brushless motors give it the gas equivalent of a 22 HP engine and a top transport speed of 8 MPH.
Cutting speeds range from 3 to 7 MPH and there are three modes to work with: Control, Standard, and Sport.
The mower’s deck adjusts from 1.5 to 4.5 inches with 10 height intervals.
With the four batteries that come in the kit, you can mow up to 2 acres. If you’re willing to add another two, you should be able to cover 3 acres.
The feature set is pretty stout and we don’t want to leave anything out, so we’ll keep it pretty short and sweet.
- Customizable ride with an adjustable hydraulic seat
- 3-in-1 mulching, bagging, or side discharge
- Bluetooth connected
- USB charging port and phone holder
- 32 LED lights covering the front, side, and rear
- IPX4 weather-resistant
EGO Z6 Zero Turn Riding Mower Price
As a full system with the new charger and four 10Ah batteries, expect the EGO Zero Turn to retail at the $5,000 price point. Given what else is available currently, that’s a pretty nice price for a lithium-ion ZT with the design they’re offering.
Register your purchase and EGO covers the mower, charger, and batteries for 5 years.
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The Bottom Line
Keep your eyes open for updates as we learn more about the EGO Z6 Zero Turn Riding Mower. We expect to have a chance to get our hands on one in a couple of months and we’ll update this article with our firsthand experience at that point.
Based on what we know right now, the Z6 is a model that shakes up what you can expect from a battery-powered riding mower at a price that’s pleasantly unexpected.
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