EGO Introduces A New Style Of Steering To Its Zero Turn Mower
EGO’s original Z6 zero-turn lawn mower changed what we thought a battery-powered model would be. The team followed it up with a 52-inch version, upping the power along with the deck size. So what’s next? A 60-inch deck? Nope. The EGO E-Steer zero-turn lawn mower is targeting a different aspect of user experience.
EGO Power+ E-Steer 42-Inch Zero Turn Mower: The Big Deal
It’s clear from the photos that this zero-turn mower is special due to its steering technology. The E-Steer technology allows it to be driven like a car using the mower’s racing-style steering wheel, while still giving you the tight turn radius you would expect with a zero-turn mower.
Then there’s the steering wheel itself. The controls shift from the driver’s right side the way it is on the original Z6 models and puts them all at your fingertips. From the looks of things, all the same controls appear to be there.
Lacking lap bars to push forward and back, you now have an accelerator pedal that defaults to forward with a pair of thumb bars on the wheel to shift into reverse.
Combining the ease of a lawn tractor’s steering wheel with the turning radius of a ZT and adding controls and tech at your fingertips is something we haven’t seen before on a residential riding mower. Let us know in the comments if you’re excited about the concept or if you prefer traditional ZT controls.
- 22HP equivalent power
- Cut up to 2.5 acres on a charge
- No gas noise, emissions, maintenance, or other gas engine hassles
EGO Power+ E-Steer 42-Inch Zero Turn Lawn Mower Price
At the moment, we don’t have final pricing for EGO’s latest zero-turn. We do know it will come with four 12.0Ah batteries. We will be sure to keep this page updated as more information becomes available leading up to its May 2023 release.
- Model: EGO ZT4205S
No, hopefully the don’t ditch the lap bars in favor of a steering wheel. They just need to replace the caster spindles with DC motors and connect them to the same potentiometer circuit that reads the position of the lap bars. That would be the world’s first lap bar equipped 4 wheel steer zero turn.