There are many benefits and upgrades to riding lawn mowers that make their high price tag worth the upgrade.
How do I know which riding mower is best for me? There are many options to consider when choosing a riding lawn mower. Depending on the size of the yard you wish to cut, more horsepower may be something you need and can increase the price slightly. Also, deck size should be considered, especially if you have a gate or fence opening you need to fit through. If you are considering a riding lawn mower and you have a fence, first measure your gate width, you may be limited to a 42 or 46 inch deck size. If you have a very large property and no fence the sky is the limit and the larger the deck, the faster you finish. If you have flat property gauge wheels may not be necessary but you have hills or bumps in your yard gauge wheels help guide your deck over the grass to keep everything cut at the same height and avoid scalping the lawn. If you have a few obstacles in your yard a front bumper might also be a desired upgrade to keep from hurting your engine.
If you have a very large yard and many trees you may upgrade even further to a zero turn riding mower. These mowers allow you to turn on a dime and cut around trees or flower beds with ease. This is a very pricey option but if ease of use and precision are a must for you this is your best choice.
There are many benefits to having a riding lawn mower from attachments to accommodations and ease of use. Riding mowers are ideal for those with health issues or those who can’t stand or push things for a long period of time. Being able to sit and upgrading to pedal drive makes cutting the grass much like driving a car! Riding mowers also have easy key starts which eliminates the pull cord for those who don’t have much upper body strength. There are also sun shades available for those who are sensitive to sun exposure.
Attachments are biggest difference between push mowers and riding mowers. Push mowers are a one trick pony that only cut the grass. Riding mowers can be used for multiple purposes with the addition of an attachment. Riding mowers can be used to spread grass seed or fertilizer, break up land with auger or dethatcher attachments, they can even be used as snow plows! Of course, here in Florida that isn’t the biggest worry but if you ever move there is a good chance your riding mower will still be going strong and moving with you and with the unpredictable weather this past winter, a snow plow is a great thing to have up north.
Ready to start looking or purchase a riding lawn mower? Your local Sears Hometown Store has many riding lawn mowers from Craftsman, Craftsman Professional and Husqavarna with Briggs and Straton or Kholer engines. If you still aren’t sure, your local Sears Hometown Store even offers test drives. So come down and hop on one to experience the difference!
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