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Bad Boy MZ Magnum Zero-Turn Mower

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased zero-turn mowers, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their zero-turn mower brand to their friends and family.

 /  5

Test Results

Side discharging

Side discharging

How far and evenly clippings were dispersed from the discharge chute.

 /  5
Mulching

Mulching

Reflects how fine the clippings are and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

 /  5
Evenness

Evenness

Judgement of how close the tractors came to even, carpet-like mowing.

 /  5
Handling

Handling

Includes clutching or drive engagement, braking, steering, turn radius, and stability.

 /  5
Noise at ear

Noise at ear

Noise measured at the operator's ear in decibels. Models scoring Fair or Poor exceeded 85 decibels, a level at which hearing protection is recommended.

 /  5
Noise at 25 ft.

Noise at 25 ft.

Noise measured in decibels at a distance of 25 feet simulating a neighbor's exposure.

 /  5

About

The Bad Boy MZ Magnum is part of the Lawn mowers and tractors test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Zero-Turn Mowers models like the MZ Magnum are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Side discharging How far and evenly clippings were dispersed from the discharge chute.

Mulching Reflects how fine the clippings are and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Evenness Judgement of how close the tractors came to even, carpet-like mowing.

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