- 42 inch cutting deck
- Options for mulching, bagging and side discharge
- Three driving modes- Control, standard, and sport
- Holds up to 6 batteries
- Ten position cutting height
- IPX4 Weather resistant construction
- Bluetooth, USB charging port and phone holder
- High Back Lumbar Support Seat
- Hydraulic Seat Suspension
- Led Lights
- Dual Lap Bar Steering
- Operator Control Reverse Mow/Cut
- 4 brushless motors
- Cuts up to 2 acres using 4 10Ah batteries, and 3 acres if using 6
- 3-7 mph speed, peaking at 8 mph
- Battery power equivilant to 22 HP gas engine
- 22 Horse Power equivalent
- 2 blade mower for 42 inches of cut width
- Max Cut height- 4-1/2 inches
- Minumum Cut height -1-1/2 inches
- Weight: 447.53 pounds
- Length: 76.77 inches
The Bottom Line-
EGO has a wide range of Battery Powered OPE, but their new Z6 Zero Turn Mower ushers in a new phase of bigger and more powerful tools powered from their iconic 56V Battery Platform. If you've been eying the switch to a battery-powered mower, the Z6 is one I would jump at ten times over. Without a doubt, this mower has changed the way I mow our property for the better!
The EGO Z6 is finally here, and as the long-awaited Battery Powered zero-turn mower from the team at EGO, it had a big legacy to uphold. The new EGO Z6 promises to take all the DNA we love from the Outdoor power tool giant and bring it to larger-scale mowing, all without the hassles of gas. Let’s dive into the EGO Z6 Zero Turn Mower Review and see what it’s all about!
About the Tool
EGO Z6 Zero Turn Mower Review
Make mowing fun again. Now that is a slogan I could get behind! In Texas, I mow every few days. If I am lucky, I may be able to go 4 days between mows and that continues for about 6 months of the year. The other half of the year, or our slow time, I still mow fairly frequently as we have short dormant seasons.
We get a lot of rain and a lot of fresh growth here in southern Texas, and with 3 acres of property, a riding mower is a necessity. Of my 3 acres, about 1.75 acres is solid St Augustine grass. This gives me a good chance to test the EGO’s claims in terms of run time and capacity. As well, my remaining property consists of wooded trails and hilly terrain, making it a great way to test the durability and build quality of the Z6 right out of the crate.
EGO Z6 Zero Turn Mower Review
The EGO Z6 ships with 4 10Ah batteries, which provide 2 acres of cutting on a single charge. I found this to be a conservative estimate, as I have been able to go further than that estimate.
The addition of the front power gauge is a great addition to the side screen and on battery indicators as it gives you an extra vantage to see your remaining battery life.
EGO uses a 42-inch cutting deck, using two blades. This is a great width for almost every size yard and keeps the mower easy to maneuver but also provides a significant cut width.
My biggest initial concern was how the power would compare to standard gas mowers. With power equivalent to a 22 HP engine, the Z6 is more than powerful enough. With a peak speed of 8 mph, the Z6 is quick and agile.
With three options available for mulching, bagging, and side discharge there is a range of options for users to customize their mowing.
There are three driving modes- Control, standard, and sport, offering a custom driving experience based on the preference of the user. I thought this was a nice addition, as it offers a really unique driving experience similar to a luxury sports car.
The overall cut height is easily set with the side lever providing ten options for cutting height from 1-1/2 inches to 4-1/2 inches.
There is a lot of technology in the EGO Z6 Mower, from a digital display that allows you to customize your mower’s speed and blade speed among other settings. The Z6 also includes Bluetooth technology to connect your mower to the app on your phone and has a USB charging port.
A few comfort features that make a huge difference in the mower is the hydraulic seat suspension, which allows you to dial in your desired seat ride. The High Back Lumbar Support Seat also adds more comfort to the user in use and makes mowing rough terrain more comfortable.
The EGO’s Z6 Zero Turn relies on dual lap bars for steering, allowing quick changes between forward, reverse and park, and allows the user to control the speed and make precise and quick turns.
The IPX4 Weather-resistant construction also protects the mower and its technology from weather exposure.
Where to find it
EGO Z6 Zero Turn Mower Review
You can find the EGO Z6 at several different retailers- as of now, they package the Z6 with 4 10Ah batteries and a charger for $4999.00
EGO Z6 Zero Turn Mower Review
First- this mower is FUN to drive. If you took all that you love about a Zero-Turn mowers versatility and tight radiuses and combined it with a fast-moving ATV, you’d basically have the EGO Z6. It’s speedy, intuitive like a sports car, and will turn on a dime. I would dare you to take it for a spin and not smile, it is quite literally a fun piece of equipment to use.
There is a small learning curve to a zero-turn mower in general, but now that I have made the switch, I can’t ever imagine going back. One of the biggest pros to the Zero Turn is the ability to get super close to obstacles and trees means I spend far less time trimming the property. As well, the increased speed of the mower shaves time off the general mowing, meaning I am spending a lot less time working on the yard and more time enjoying it. Plus- the grass looks the best it ever has- so it’s a win all around!
The build quality is stellar. I have a Lawn and Garden tractor that is an older gas model. While it is considered a “high-end” consumer model, the EGO is in another league of its own. No expense was spared in the materials from the axles to the all-metal deck, electrical connections, etc. The screen is user-friendly and despite having a truly luxury vibe to the mower, it’s also built tough, meant to withstand the harsh conditions of mowing and outdoor work in general.
The battery life is exceptional. The Z6 ships with four 10-Ah batteries, and with those, it estimates a 2-acre battery life. I would honestly say that’s on the low side of run time. I mowed every ounce of our property the other day and I started at 100%, ended at 38%, so I had quite a bit more I could have accomplished on one charge. I have found that based on your settings you may see a shift up and down in run time, but I still found the run time to exceed the 2-acre promise regardless. This is a big deal to me, because in general a power tool company will use “best-case scenarios” to calculate their run times, and I feel like EGO did a great job of being super transparent about what you will really get out of it.
The EGO Z6 has some seriously cool features, from technology like a USB charger and Bluetooth to a storage compartment, cup holders, and onboard phone storage. It’s also just crazy comfortable to drive. The seat is worlds above other mowers and tractors in terms of comfort, and with easy-to-adjust suspension, is just an incredible design that you can easily adjust to suit your needs
Charging is remarkably convenient. Prior to getting this tool, I was really curious how the charging would work. I couldn’t imagine removing each battery every time it was used, and thankfully that wasn’t an issue. While you can certainly do that, the mower has a port you can connect that allows all the batteries to stay inside the mower and charge all at once. I loved this feature a lot from a use standpoint. As well, you can use a solar panel and charger to conserve electricity and charge your unit between uses.
After a few months of use, I finally changed the actual blades, giving me an even better idea of how the EGO Z6 is designed. While changing blades on any riding mower isn’t something I look forward to, I found EGO’s setup to be overall easy to navigate. The adjustments on the deck for leveling as well as install and removal of the deck all function well and the deck was fairly easy to relevel once re-installed.
So- let’s talk cutting. Obviously, a mower needs to cut your grass well. I have thick and dense St Augustine grass that can really be a pain to get a good cut on. From the first cut, the EGO cut very well. With a well-designed deck that was super simple and precise to adjust in terms of height, as well as the ability to increase or decrease your blade’s speed and therefore grass lift, I couldn’t be more pleased with how it performed. The included blades cut well and mulched well too, something I tend to personally prefer on my lawn.
So, Would I Buy This Tool?
EGO Z6 Zero Turn Mower Review
Absolutely- irrevocably- no questions asked, yes. To me, this mower is a massive step forward for the industry and fills a lot of gaps users both need and want. If you’re in the market for a new mower, especially users like myself that have a fair amount of space to mow, you can’t go wrong with the EGO Z6. The steering, cut quality and overall build of the EGO Z6 is nothing short of impressive. Without a doubt, the Z6 is well worth the cost and a tool I am thrilled to own!
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Hello, How is it on slopes? Doesn’t say anywhere. Thank you for the review.
Hey, Pam! It does great! I have 3 acres, and our trails are all sloped, and the ditches too, and it does great! I usually take those slow but you can get ultra-tight on the edges too!
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At our local Ace Hardware this week, I was the first customer for the new 52″ EGO ZTR. My impressions are about the same as yours. This thing is a game-changer and it sure is fun to drive. My dog LOVES it, too. She’ll run about 20′ to the front/side/behind and get an excellent workout.
I’m on 16+ acres with about 3 acres of grassy areas and paths. For years I’ve been mowing with agricultural equipment (a 33HP New Holland tractor pulling a 60″ Ford 918H flail mower). The flail mower cuts very tall grass/weeds and small saplings, just as a bush hog will. But it’s slow, hard to maneuver, and challenging to maintain (with 40 pairs of cutters to sharpen or unbolt and replace). This little ZTR is so much more nimble and does a better job on grass. Not to mention, there are no fumes, no grease, no belts, and it’s MUCH quieter. My carbon footprint just went way down, too.
I love the fact you can swap the batteries with other tools or even into the Nexus power station for electricity backup during a thunderstorm. One thing I’d like to see though is a real suspension system, or at least something like the “flex forks” that Hustler sells. The seat is very comfortable and supportive but still, over rough terrain the ride is a bit bone jarring. The other thing I’d like to see are some holders/hooks for carrying tools. Like, something resembling a gun rack behind the seat for carrying a string trimmer.
Hey Tom! This is awesome to hear! I love the new 52″ too- it’s an absolute monster with the 12.0 Ah batteries! The suspension is interesting on the Z6- especially if your yard is fairly rough, but it can be adjusted and that makes a pretty big difference. It’s good for. them to know where to improve for sure, so always share feedback like that! agree on the rack- I’ve suggested other attachments too, like an aerator or a tow behind dump etc, obviously I have other brands of those, but would love to see EGO evolve that lineup! So glad it’s treating you well overall!
My house in on a one acre lot, so, the lawn area is about half acre. My E6 barely get it done for one charge. Also, it kept stalling (overloading) if I mow every week. I have been moving every 3-4 days… maybe I got a bad E6?
This is so surprising to hear! I use mind on the highest blade speed when the grass is more dense, maybe try that? Only other thought would be an issue with the blades themselves. Super strange!
Had it about 6mo now, I really love it, I tell my son who just bought a Tesla that this is the yard version. Love the mulcher block, easy install. I have about 0.8 acres but cut about 1/2 acre with around 30% battery left. I found the blade speed is the biggest factor I have with battery life, tone it down just a bit and get more time. My property is very hilly, my only complaint is traction and often have to angle cut hills. Four 10amphr batteries but to get 2 more is about 1k…seems steep but assume they run only in pairs? Like I cant just add one more right or two lesser amp ones? I have most of the Ego line and the trimmer and blower are insane, next is their tiller/cultivator.