Choosing a Ride-On Lawnmower

Choosing a Ride-On Lawnmower

Choosing a Ride-on lawnmower can take a lot of time and consideration. With so many options with different features and brands, it can be hard to be certain in your decision. Whether you’re planning to purchase a Zero-Turn or a regular tractor mower will depend on a few factors, such as the size of the lawn, any mower accessories you plan to use, and the brand you choose may also be a consideration. Here are a few of our top picks for different situations.

Choosing a Ride-On Lawnmower: Are You Just Cutting Grass?choosing a ride-on lawnmower

The first decision to make is whether you want a Zero-turn or tractor mower. Most ZT’s are far more efficient at cutting grass. They’re more manoeuvrable and can handle more detailed work. They save you time because with improved accuracy, you’re not going to need to go back over an area as much, or take out a strimmer. The downside to this is that you need to be more careful when you steer. It’s possible to flip these over if they are not handled with care or are used on uneven ground. Zero-turn mowers do not typically come with tow bars. This means you can’t take advantage of your ride-on mower to accomplish other garden work. There are third-party modifications available on the market. But keep in mind that these are not going to be covered under warranty, and if you do choose to go down this route take extra care, as the ZTL’s excellent turning radius can create risks with some accessories.

Choosing a Mower for Large Greens and Pitches

If you’re considering ride-on lawnmowers for more than just cutting grass, it’s probably best to only consider a regular tractor mower with a built-in tow hitch. This way you know it’s been tried and tested and you’re not going to get any nasty surprises. These will allow you to do more around the yard. With accessories available such as trailers, spreaders, aerators, rollers and sweepers, you’re going to be able to maintain a healthier lawn. These tools allow you to maintain soil and grass health. This is ideal for large green areas, especially for something like a playing field where you’re going to need to maintain the green to a certain standard. In these circumstances, aerating and dethatching can dramatically improve the quality of your grass.

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