wright zxt review

Wright ZXT Zero Turn Review

Wright mowers has introduced their all new ZXT model for 2021. This mower may be a contender for one of the best commercial zero turn mowers on the market. This thing is absolutely next level innovation.

There are a ton of different features on this mower that will improve productivity and overall performance of the mower. It seems like there wasn't an inch of this mower that doesn't serve a purpose.

The more time I spent around it the more features I noticed. It really has everything that a commercial zero turn mower needs. This thing is truly next level. Let's look into some of the details.

wright zxt zero turn mower
Picture from Wright

Comparison

The Wright ZXT is a top-of-the-line zero turn, comparable to the Ferris ISX3300 and Gravely Pro-Turn 600.

MowerWright ZXTFerris ISX3300Gravely Pro-Turn 600
Engine40 HP Vanguard with Oil Guard40 HP and 37 HP Vanguard with Oil GuardKawasaki FX850V or FX1000 (EFI option)
Deck Size52″, 61″, and 72″61″ and 72″52″, 60″ and 72″
Transmission16 CC Hydro-Gear pumps and 18 CI Drive MotorsHydr-Gear ZT-5400 TransaxlesParker HTG
Seat TypeSuspension SeatSuspension SeatStandard high back seat
SuspensionSuspension PlatformFull suspension; ForeFront independent front suspensionSuspension POD System
Fuel Capacity16 Gallons11 Gallons12.7 Gallons
Speed13 mph12 mph15 mph
Warranty2-Year Unlimited Hours2-Year / Unlimited hours or 4-year / 500 hours2 year unlimited hours OR 5 Year/1500 Hour commercial
Price$12,989 – $15,710$13,999 – $14,499~ $15,000

Power

The Wright ZXT is equipped with the 40 HP Vanguard with Oil Guard. This engine was first seen on the Ferris ISX3300 and boy is this thing a beast. It is one of the most powerful engines on the market.

The oil guard is an incredible feature that was introduced a couple years ago. As I had guessed, this technology is beginning to find itself on many different manufacturers outside of only Ferris.

If you don't know, the oil guard system is a dry sump design that allows you to go up to 500 hours in between oil changes. This is a game changer for commercial lawn care users.

wright zxt oil guard system

The Hydro-Gear 16CC pumps and 18CC drive motors – 1000 hour 8 qt hydro oil system is something else new to the market. This is one of the first mowers to introduce this technology.

The new oil system allows a longer time period between hydro oil changes. This is another huge advantage to commercial lawn care companies.

Features

The Wright ZTX definitely isn't lacking features. It has a ton of new innovative things like the hydro oil system, oil guard system and suspension platform.

  • Suspension seat
  • Suspension platform
  • 1,000 hour Hydro Oil System
  • 500 hour oil guard system
  • 40 HP Vanguard Engine
  • Foot parking break
  • Foot deck adjustment (raise and lower)
  • Large tires

Cut Quality

The overall cut quality of the Wright ZXT is pretty good. This mower features Wright's Aero Core deck. This is the normal deck that they have on most of their commercial stand ons and other zero turns.

This deck is durable and cuts many different types of grass well. It probably isn't my favorite deck in the world but it is definitely one of the better cutting decks in the commercial mower market.

One of the best parts of this new mower design is the height of cut adjustment. It has a super easy to read height of cut adjustment with a single pin. The best part is the foot level to change the height of cut… You can raise and lower the deck with your foot. I believe this is the first time I've ever seen this. It is actually an incredible feature.

wright zxt deck adjustment

Comfort

The Wright ZXT is probably one of the most comfortable suspension flatform zero turns that I have rode. I think it rides better than both the Gravely Pro-Turn 600 and Toro 5000 series. The main reason is because the control arms are built into the suspension platform.

In most other suspension platform mowers only the seat and foot panel is suspended. This cause the control arms to stay in place while you are moving with the flatform. This causes the ride to feel a little awkward when riding on rough terrain.

wright zxt suspension

I still wouldn't say this mower is as comfortable as the Ferris ISX3300 but it definitely at the top of the list for most comfortable suspension platforms. The combination of the suspension seat makes it incredibly comfortable. I am very impressed with this mowers platform suspension.

Aesthetics

The ZTX is a great looking mower, overall. It has a modern and sleep look to it that really makes it stand out. The entire machine seems like it was built the way it was for a reason. There seems to be a use or functionality behind every part of this mower.

Build Quality

Wright's build quality in general has always been great. They take a lot of pride in manufacturing a top notch mower. The ZXT is no exception. This mower is built incredibly well. For not really being know for zero turn mowers this thing is very impressive.

Only time will tell, but from the looks of it and initial impressions this mowers seems like it will hold up for a very long time.

Safety

The safety features of this mower are much like the rest of the commercial zero turn mowers in the industry. It has your normal shut off switches in the seat, a ROPS, and other safety switches. Overall, it appears to be a safe mower.

Wright ZXT Overview

The Wright owner, Ed Wright, has a great introductory video showing off the new ZXT. Check it out below:

Our Rating

Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Cut Quality:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Durability:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Comfort:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Overall:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

Price

The price of this mower is between $13,000 – $16,000 depending on deck size and fleet deal. This is inline with most of the other mowers in the industry with similar specs.

Wrapping It Up

Overall, I think Wright has truly hit it out of the park with the new ZXT zero turn mower. This think is an absolute beast of a mower. I think it will be a great addition for any lawn care professional.

What do you think?

Have you used the Wright ZTX or are you interested in getting it? Let me know in the comments.

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