Push or Zero Turn? Borderline lawn?
I'm hoping I can get a little advice here. It's time for a new lawnmower and I cannot decide for the life of me what to do. I've narrowed it down to two push mowers (well, one - but debating model with/without key start) and a zero turn or two.
I really, really hate mowing my lawn, I get overheated very easily in general, and feel like I'm going to die every time I mow/weed. I've been using a regular push mower so either one of these options would help but, I'm really lookin' at that zero turn. This particular one because it's the cheapest I can find, and also because it could fit into my shed and into a truck, through gates, etc.
The push mower is from what I can tell and after days of research, the best for me as far as push goes. But it's so expensive, I'm halfway to the zero turn!
But, my yard is also tricky. The front is sloped and the back has obstacles. I can move some stuff, bins and planters, so that shouldn't be the problem. The slopes in the front yard are the concern mostly I think.
Here are pictures of my yard, 3 are the front rest are the back:
Any advice appreciated. Is a zero turn out of the question because of the slopes? Home Depot guys tell me ZTRs are bad with slopes. If so that makes this easy. My neighbor has no problem mowing it with his but he also does this professionally and his ZTR cost 15 grand - and is much bigger. On the same note, are the slopes to great for a self propelled push, and would I be then pushing a 100 lb mower and make matters worse?
Also, if you have any input on these mowers/brands, feel free.
Here are what I'm considering:
Ariens Zoom 34:
..which is here:
And POSSIBLY, if I go with ZTR, one of the http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Lawn-Mowers-Riding-Mowers-Riding-Mowers-Zero-Turn-Mowers/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbbo4Z5yqqc/h_d2/Navigation?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&omni=p_$2000%20-%203000
....so again. I just don't know what to do or whats' best for me. I hate mowing and have a hard time doing it. But at the same time I like the bagging/mulching of the push. The ZTRs I think can do it too, but you have to buy attachments.
Any advice appreciated. Thanks all.