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Swisher Announces New 42-inch Cut ZTR Mower

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief


Tags: mowers, machinery, Swisher, farms,

New 42 inch cut Swisher ZTR mower.

Although a lot of folks don’t know it, Swisher helped pioneer the zero-turn concept more than 50 years ago, before many of today’s mower manufacturers were in business. And though the company is known for much more than mowers today, their commitment to the ZTR mower has never waned. Today, Swisher’s commitment continues with a full line of innovative, rugged, dependable and hard-working zero-turn mowers.

All of Swisher’s zero-turn mowers are built with a mid-deck design providing a true 360° turning radius and the low center of gravity and profile provide excellent maneuverability and stability. This easy handling makes mowing around trees, shrubs and other obstacles a breeze. Up to 8.5 MPH operating speed dramatically reduces mowing time … however, with our less-than-smooth lawn, mowing at that speed would be downright scary.

Swisher’s new 42-inch ZTR is called the ZT18542A and comes with the following features:

When you are in the market for an affordable, new mower, check this  model out at a dealer near you.


Hank Will raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper's Farmer magazines. Connect with him on .