How to Find tHe PerFect riding Mower
When purchasing a riding lawn mower, it’s important to consider numerous
factors like the size of your lawn, type of terrain, and number of obstacles
(trees, bushes, flower beds) within your yard. That’s why before you buy, you’ll
want to consider a variety of riding mower types to determine what is the best
fit for you.
To find the right mower to meet your needs, follow the tips we’ve assembled
for you in this helpful buyer’s guide.
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When shopping for a lawn mower, consider the features that are important to
you. Ask yourself questions like:
How many obstacles are there? How important is maneuverability?
What size cutting path do I need?
Do I need to bag the grass?
Consider some of the following riding mower characteristics to make sure you
end up with a purchase that will meet your needs and provide you with an
outstanding mowing experience.
One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a riding lawn
mower is how it handles. Different configurations are designed to handle the
different demands of your specific lawn. Riding mowers typically have front-
drive, rear-drive or zero-turn handling.
If your lawn has many obstructions, you will need to slow down to get the
quality cut you want. On the contrary if you have a very large and open
lawn you may want the added speed to get the job done quickly. Have both?
Consider a multi-speed system. Advantages include:
Ability to slow down around trees, bushes and other obstructions
Capability to speed through short and dry grass
but slow down when mowing long or wet grass
Rapidly propels you through the long open areas of your lawn
Considerably reduces time and increases efficiency
3. Cutting Path
Riding lawn mowers come in a variety of cutting widths. The size of a mower
deck is the actual width that a mower will cut in a single pass. The bigger yo