Greenworks 60V CrossoverZ Zero Turn Lawn Mower Available at Tractor Supply
We first saw prototypes of the Greenworks Pro 60V Zero-Turn Lawn Mower and its lawn tractor sibling a few years ago before it was first announced. We were able to test the final production model to see how it came together.
- Cut with Confidence
- Cuts up to 2 acres on a single charge
- Has gas-like acceleration properties
- Charging restores all six batteries to 100% in 90 minutes
- Simple controls are easy to pick up
- Uses the same battery as other Greenworks 60V tools
- Provides additional application-based functionality
- Provide bagging tools
- No on-board charging option/requires three dual-port chargers
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Greenworks has been making battery-powered zero-turn spaces for years, starting with commercial-grade models. This experience permeates the development of the homeowner-focused 42-inch model.
One of the biggest differences is that the Greenworks 60V Zero Turn Mower starts off with an entirely different power source: a 60V battery. They are 60V batteries that power 60V lawnmowers, chainsaws, and other lawn equipment. Although you can run it on one battery (which we strongly discourage), the kit comes with six 8.0Ah batteries, which is the best way to run this mower.
With the gas equivalent of a 24 hp engine, the twin blades turn confidently at 3000 RPM and won't bog down as easily as battery powered walk behind lawn mowers. The blades can get bogged down, though, and lawn mowers are best for lawns that you mow frequently, rather than constantly dealing with overgrown lawns.
Greenworks rates the runtime at 1 hour. To test this claim, we turned the drive and blade speeds up and started cutting. Due to recent rains, this was a moderate felling with 2 – 4 inches in most areas. After 52 minutes and 5 seconds of continuous cutting, the mower entered limp mode at 5 percent battery. In our condition we mowed 1.5 acres.
Depending on the size of your deck and how fast you can run (rough ground and overgrown areas will be slower), the Greenworks estimate of 2 acres is correct, and some can even cut a little more than that. If you need more More, driving and running the blade at a low speed can help extend your run time.
Charging the battery requires some compromise. We'd prefer on-board charging, but that's not where Greenworks is going at the moment. They include three dual-port chargers in the kit. You might be surprised by this, but it actually takes just 90 minutes to fully charge all six batteries. This is much faster than your other options.
Remember, these are 10 amp fast chargers. It won't work if you plug all three into one power strip.
Greenworks 60V CrossoverZ Zero Turn Lawn Mower Field Notes
transition to battery power
Greenworks realizes that the switch from gasoline power to battery power is a big step, and they're doing a few things to make it feel more natural.
They added a spring-loaded key starter that acts like the spring-loaded ignition on the petrol model. It's a bit odd not to hear any startup sound like you would on an engine, but it's helpful to have that action built in so you know you've got it turned on.
The design team also tuned the acceleration of the lap bar so that it feels similar to a domestic gas zero-turn lawnmower. If you're after the quicker acceleration you typically get with an electric car (ever ride in a Tesla?), we like the extra focus here.
Overall, it takes about 5 minutes to get used to driving. It's a very easy transition once you get a feel for the lap bars and turns.
there is an app
You can operate the mower just fine without the app, but for the full experience, there are a few extras. Start by scanning the QR code on the quick start guide, download the app, create an account if you don't already have one, and use the serial number and pairing code to pair the mower. It sounds more complicated than it is, and it takes less than 10 minutes to get started. There is a step-by-step guide in the manual if you need more details.
Once dialed in, the app adds the following:
- Fault codes (codes also appear on the mower's LCD screen)
- battery power
- GPS location when the mower was last connected
- Reinforced stamped 12 gauge steel deck with hose adapter for cleaning
- 1.5 to 4.5 inches deck height
- Rear bucket can carry 200 lbs in addition to rider weight
- Tows up to 300 lbs
- 7.5 MPH max forward speed, 3 MPH max reverse speed
- 20" rear wheels and 15" front wheels
- Suitable for slopes up to 15°
- Simple LCD screen readout with battery charge status and fault codes
- Dual LED headlights provide extra light or extra safety for mowing in dark conditions
- Accept front and rear universal attachments
- Optional Bag Attachment (Model 42BAG2B, $499.99)
Greenworks 60V CrossoverZ Zero Turn Lawn Mower Prices
Tractor Supply has this Greenworks zero-turn lawn mower (and its lawn tractor sibling). The kit includes six 8.0Ah batteries and three dual-port chargers for $3,999. At that price, it's one of the best values available in the battery-powered zero-steer space. That's $1,000 off the original launch price. Warranty period is lesser of 4 years or 200 hours of operation.
the bottom line
The Greenworks strengths are the simplicity of its controls, the ease with which it helps you transition from a gasoline ZT, the battery's cross-compatibility, charging speed, and the extra rear haul bucket. There are some trade-offs to consider compared to other options, but our overall impression of the Greenworks Pro 60V CrossoverZ Zero-Turn Mower is that it's a success.
View the entire Greenworks 60V range here.
Greenworks 60V CrossoverZ Zero Turn Mower Specifications
- Green Engineering CRZ 426
- Power: Greenworks 60V batteries (6 x 8.0Ah recommended)
- Deck Size: 42 inches
- Blade Speed: 2400/3000 RPM
- Towing Capacity: 300 lbs
- Towing Capacity: 200 lbs
- Maximum Forward Speed: 7.5 MPH
- Maximum reverse speed: 3 MPH
- Warranty: 4 years or 200 hours
- Price: $3999.00