2 Main Differences Between Walk Behind & Ride On Lawnmowers

2 Main Differences Between Walk Behind & Ride On Lawnmowers

If your garden has grass then it will need to be cut and landscaped regularly. To do this you will need a lawnmower. There are two main style lawnmowers you can get to cut your lawn;- walk-behind lawn mowers and a ride on lawnmowers. Walk-behind mowers are suitable for small residential lawns and gardens whereas ride on mowers are much larger and are suitable for larger gardens and lawns. Each mower has different features and some key differences. Buying a lawn mower is not a small purchase, it is going to set you back a significant amount of money so it is important to make the right choice. The mower you choose should depend on the size of your garden, the amount of money you want to spend and how much energy you want to exert. If you are unsure whether you need a ride-on mower or a walk-behind lawnmower, don’t worry we are here to help. Here are 2 main differences between walk-behind and ride on lawnmowers.

1.Lawn Size

2 Main Differences Between Walk Behind & Ride On LawnmowersThe area size of grass that needs cutting must be considered when buying a lawnmower. Very small lawns are suited to walk-behind mowers whereas large lawns are suited to ride on mowers. A mower that is too small for the size your garden lawn will be working harder than it should and is capable of resulting in parts wearing out more quickly and requiring more frequent servicing. Trying to use them for long periods of time can harm the engine Push lawn mowers cut small and tough to get spaces whereas ride on lawnmowers cannot as they are such big bulky machines. Ride on mowers cut your grass at a fraction of the time of a push lawnmower so if you are short on time they are not ideal.


Price is a huge difference when it comes to comparing walk-behind lawnmowers and ride on lawnmowers. Walk-behind lawn mowers are much smaller than ride on mowers, therefore, are cheaper in price because they have fewer parts and are smaller in size to manufacture. Ride on lawnmowers cut more grass at the end of the day than walk-behind mowers which is another factor of price. Another lawnmower cost factor is fuel consumption. Walk-behind lawn mowers require less fuel than a riding lawn mower making them the more affordable option. Price does not get the garden mowed. You need to evaluate the amount of grass you will need cutting on a regular basis. This will be an important factor as to which lawnmower you will choose to buy regardless of price.

Lawnmowers are one of the most important landscaping tools all homeowners should have. When deciding on buying the best mower for you and garden consider all the differences, pros and cons with both the ride on and walk-behind mowers. If you would like to learn more about the different types of lawnmowers call us today on 021-496-5132 or visit us online now to view our range.