Riding Lawn Mowers
If you have a lot of grass to cut, the thought of walking around behind a push mower might not be all that appealing to you. This is especially true on a hot and muggy day. You can avoid that, and have some fun at the same time, by using a riding lawn mower to produce a great looking yard.
What size riding lawn mower should you buy?
The answer to this question largely depends on the size of your yard. If you are talking about acres that you need to cut, the size of the tractor will need to be substantially larger than one for a simple residential home with a large outside area. For anywhere from a half to a full acre yard, you will want a riding mower that has a cutting width of about 42 inches combined with a minimum 14 horsepower engine. When your mowing area is larger than an acre, you will want to look for an even more powerful mower.
What are some common riding lawn mower brands?
Many people are brand loyal to their riding lawn mowers in a similar fashion to that of a car or truck. The following 4 brands are well-known for quality and durability:
- Cub Cadet
- John Deere
What features do you need on your riding mower?
There are several different features to consider, but it really comes down to personal preference.
- Key or Pull Cord Start - An electric system is preferable for many people because you just prime the engine and turn the key to get the tractor started. Others prefer to have it a bit more old school by priming a starting pump and then pulling a cord to get the mower to power up.
- Mulching Mower or Grass Catcher - Some people do not want the mess that cutting a yard leaves behind, so a grass catcher feature becomes an essential feature. A mulching mower is beneficial because it shreds the clippings into a fine mulch over the cut grass which then acts as a natural fertilizer.
Are there attachments I can add to my riding mower?
Yes, there certainly are. Depending on who manufactured your particular model of riding mower, they will have quite a few different accessories that you can choose from. These can include enhanced seating options, storage compartments, and cup holders for a cold beverage.