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Ride On Lawnmower
A ride-on lawnmower is ideal for larger lawns because it allows you to cut a wide area quickly and efficiently, saving time and effort. These lawnmowers look like miniature tractors, with cutting decks mounted between the front and back wheels. Alternatively, they come with rear-mounted engines and front-mounted cutting decks. Engine power ranges from 8 to 25 horsepower (HP). Most of these mowers can accept a range of attachments such as trailers, tillers, fertilizer spreaders, sweepers, and sprayers.
Choosing a Ride-on Lawnmower
When buying a new or used ride-on lawnmower, you should consider the type of lawn you want to cut. A generous cutting width is the most important factor to consider if the lawn is wide with open grass. For areas with numerous obstructions, such as trees, shrubs, and flowerbeds, manoeuvrability trumps the need for a large cutting width. A smaller mower can nip between obstructions and move in tight spaces, and a zero-turn ride-on lawnmower has a turning radius that is effectively zero centimetres. Cutting widths generally range from 77 to 137 centimetres.
Clipping and Mulching
These mowers further feature various clipping collectors and processing methods. Choose a model with a built-in collector for neater results. A side-ejecting mower increases speed and efficiency, is suitable for long, coarse grass, and is an excellent choice for mulching when fitted with mulching blades.
Choose a Transmission Type
With manual transmission, you have to stop the mower every time you want to change gears. Hydrostatic transmission allows you to adjust gears while driving.
It is important to note that few ride-on lawnmowers are suitable for veld cutting. Cutting coarse vegetation increases wear on the cutting deck. This increases maintenance costs and shortens the life of the mower. Popular ride-on lawnmower brands include Husqvarna, John Deere, Murray, Viking, Dixon, and Craftsman. Choose a secondhand ride-on lawnmower from a trusted manufacturer to buy a piece of quality equipment without spending a fortune.
A ride-on lawnmower can save you time, effort, and money. Choose a wider cutting width for open lawns and sports fields, and a narrow, manoeuvrable machine for areas with numerous obstacles. An integrated collector delivers a neater cut, while a side-ejecting mower cuts faster and is suitable for mulching. Look for accessories such as tillers and sprayers to make lawn maintenance easy.