The Best Zero Turn Rake Attachment

Will It Work With My Zero-Turn Mower?

The Cyclone Rake's Custom Fit Makes it a Powerful Zero Turn Rake Attachment

The short answer is yes. You bet. We connect to Zero Turn Mowers all the time. Your new Cyclone Rake has been engineered to fit your mower, whether it’s a ZTR, a traditional riding mower, or a sub-compact tractor. As long as your mower has a right-handed discharge chances are, we’ll be able to connect your new Cyclone Rake to it.  

After being in business for more than 20 years we’ve come to learn a thing or two about connecting to lawn mowers. We’ve found that the more custom the connection can be, the better. Customizing the way your Cyclone Rake leaf and lawn vacuum connects to your mower gives you a better performance, a better connection, and a better experience. For this reason, we’ll connect the Cyclone Rake to your ZTR the same way we connect to a traditional riding mower, no extra kit is needed.

There are 3 things on your Cyclone Rake that can change depending on the make, model, and deck size of your mower.

1. The Mower Deck Adapter

The Mower Deck Adapter (MDA) is the boot piece that connects the deck of your mower to the Cyclone Rake system. They’re made from high-density polyethylene to handle all the grass, leaves, and nuts, on your property. Even the occasional rock! We have several dozen different MDA designs depending on the make, model, and deck size of your mower. Many of them come pre-cut to fit the deck of your mower specifically. While these do change depending on your mower, they connect to zero-turn mowers the same way they connect to traditional riding mowers.

NOTE: The Mower Deck Adapter is included in our Cyclone Rake Bundles. If you purchase one of the standard models you will need a way to connect the deck of your mower to the Cyclone Rake if you don’t have a boot or adapter from a previous bagging unit.

2. The Deck Hose

Not only does the dual pin hitch allow a rigid mount, and make it impossible to jackknife, but it also allows us to use the shortest, and straightest length of deck hose possible. When you connect your Zero Turn Mower to other leaf and lawn vacuums on the market, you also need to purchase a whole other kit to hold their long hose in place. Not with the Cyclone Rake. We custom-fit the length of hose that you need for your mower to be just the right length. The dual pin hitch allows us to use a fixed length of hose, all but eliminating the opportunity for the clogging and hassle you see in other machines with long, winding hoses. And doesn’t everyone want less clogging and hassle? 

3. The Hitch

One of the things we’re most proud of about the Cyclone Rake is the way it connects to the rear of your mower with our dual-pin hitch. This means that the Cyclone Rake is connected in two separate points which creates a rigid mount to the rear of your mower. Just like our MDAs, we have many different varieties of these dual-pin designs to accommodate hundreds of different mowers. That includes your zero-turn mower! The rigid mount makes it impossible to jackknife the Cyclone Rake when you’re backing up.  

  • Won't ever jackknife when you back up.
  • No need for an extra-long hose like single-pin setups which create massive clogging opportunities.

NOTE: Some tractors require a 3-point hitch adapter which is available for purchase.