Bad Boy Lawn Mowers: Review of the Outlaw

The Bad Boy Lawn Mowers (Outlaw Model) was compared to other top brands in the following categories...

Rider Mower Cut Durability Handling Available Maintenance
      & Balance Accessories & Ingenuity
Bad Boy Outlaw B+ A- B+ A B+
Bobcat Predator Pro B+ B+ B+ B A
Dixie Chopper A- B+ B A B
Exmark Lazer Z B+ B+ A- A B+
Exmark Next Lazer Z A B+ A A A-
Ferris ZTR A- B+ A B+ A
Gravely Pro-Ride B+ B+ B+ B B
Gravely Pro-Turn A- A- B+ B+ B+
Hustler SuperZ A- A- A- B+ A
John Deere ZTR A B+ B+ B B+
Lesco/Cub Cadet B B+ B B- B
Scag Cheetah A A- A- A A-
Scag Turf Tiger A A B A B+
Scag Wildcat A A B A B+
Walker ZTR A B B+ A B



Badboy's been in the landscape industry for a few years now. They are a very innovative company and are constantly improving their lineup, which is refreshing. Their prices are good and innovations keep coming. Time will tell their impact on the industry.

Cut: Rating B+

Badboy recently released the ArmorTek5 deck. So far the reviews have been good. It leaves a very finished cut: rechops clippings from one blade to the next. This B+ rating could go up or down due to the fact that this cutting platform is so new. It appears to be a well thought out deck.

Durability: Rating A-

Again, since the Outlaw Mower is so new, time will tell how durable it will be. The mower is very heavy duty with a proven transmission in the 5400. With a company so new, make sure you have good dealer support (always an important consideration).

Handling and Balance: Rating B+

This machine is fast and has torque. At 86 inches long, this is not a short machine. So this should be factored in while mowing. The 5400 trany is smooth. The Outlaw has an agile athletic feel to it.

Available Accessories: Rating A

This is a strong point for Bad Boy lawn mowers. Everything from catching systems to front disc brakes are available.

Maintenance and Ingenuity: Rating B+

The Outlaw has a basic, well thought out design, with some innovative features. The finished products are looking more and more fine tuned every year. If they keep going at their current rate, they should be a big future player in the industry.

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