Don’t be scared of a ride-on with no steering wheel
Zero-turn mowers use levers to control speed and direction. You can mow straight lines at speed, then turn on the spot and set off again with no loss of time. It’s also easy to get around trees and garden beds.
However, the lever system can look quite alien to people who are used to driving a car.
If you can manage a supermarket trolley, you can operate a zero-turn ride-on mower. If you want to go forward, you push both handles forward; to reverse, you pull them back. To go right, you push the left lever forward, and to turn left, you push the right. To stop, you return the handles to neutral.