The Cub Cadet XT1 LT42 ride-on lawnmower can handle various landscapes with its 42-inch cutting deck and 19.5 hp Kohler engine. This Toro zero-turn mower has the largest cutting width of all the options on this list at 60 inches wide, making it an efficient choice for larger yards of five acres or more. The brand says that this mower's large cutting width can cover yards with obstacles up to seven acres, and its high top speed of 8.5 mph makes it the fastest option we recommend. For added comfort, this mower features a high-backed seat with armrests and foam padded levers with grips.
We have a wide selection of lawn mowers, lawn tractors and zero-turn lawn sweepers, all from the brands you know and trust. For mostly flat lawns that have some obstacles, zero-turn mowers turn a penny and give you the control and efficiency you need, cutting your working time in half. Lawn tractors are great for plowing and farming, as they have larger engines for heavy work on uneven terrain. If you are looking for an electric lawn mower, you will have less maintenance and problems to deal with, as there are no spark plugs or gasoline, just the battery.
The Ryobi 38-inch runs on 75 Ah batteries and offers up to two hours of operation. That should be enough to travel a couple of acres with ease, and it can be charged through a standard 120-volt power outlet when you need it, which is handy. It will take you about 14 hours to charge from the floor. It features three brushless motors and a 38-inch two-blade platform, with 12 different cutting heights.
It also cuts well, plus the ride is smooth, quiet and smoke-free. With a solid engine on board and 17.5 horsepower, there is plenty of power for everyone, although you'll need to know how to use a seven-speed manual transmission to work. The 42-inch deck ensures you cut a good amount of grass with each pass, with five mowing positions to use when in use. There is also an 18-inch turning radius to ensure minimal mowing, plus the ability to cut grass in reverse, which is not a feature seen on many of the competitors.
If your lawn is on the mountainous side, you'll want to make sure you have a machine that's up to the job. The Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 is a superior choice for situations like this, with 20-inch rear tires and a powerful 23hp commercial-grade engine to give you the extra boost and control you need on the slopes. With a large 50-inch cutting deck and all the precision that a zero-turn mower offers, you must cut a strip of grass in a single pass, with 15 cutting heights in quarter-inch increments to choose from. You can choose between cutting heights from 1.5 to 4.5 inches and enjoy a host of thoughtful features that make it incredibly comfortable to operate.
This includes a stepped front for easy removal of obstacles, a smooth steering, and a comfortable, padded seat and armrests. Since the price is higher, we would like Craftsman to have added some headlights to the lawn mower, so that it wouldn't just mow the lawn during the day. But, considering that the battery is 12V, you can fix your own lights if you want. A zero-turn mower can rotate 180 degrees to leave no strip of grass uncut, saving you time and effort.
You'll pay for the privilege of this, of course, but prices are dropping, and those of you with big lawns may find it worthwhile. By Molly Cleary Contributions by Katie Treharne Posted 2 March 22, This machine does the quick and easy job of cutting patios of any size, and easily navigates terrain that other mowers may have difficulty traversing. It features a front-mounted V-twin-cylinder engine that produces up to 26 horsepower and can reach speeds of up to 5.5 miles per hour. The fuel gauge is visible as you mow your lawn so you know exactly how much gas you have left.
The John Deere S180 has an impressively wide cutting path of 54 inches. It can adjust the blades to 11 different height positions, between 1 and 4 inches, and has a turning radius of 18 inches. These features make it easy to customize the cut for your lawn to look exactly the way you want it to. A full revision of the John Deere S180 is being compiled, meanwhile, this revision of the previous John Deere E180 is available (opens in a new tab).
There is actually no such thing as a cheap lawn mower, but if you don't have thousands of dollars to spend, the Troy-Bilt TB30 R is definitely worth considering. With a lower price than many lawnmowers with a driver, it is more accessible to an average homeowner. It's good for small and medium-sized lawns and has most, but not all, of the features we're looking for. This lawnmower features a 344 cc rear-mounted engine and can reach speeds of up to 4.25 miles per hour.
It has a 30-inch blade, which isn't the longest we saw, but it's more than enough for the needs of most users. It's a little slower and doesn't cut a road as wide as our best option, but the power and maneuverability of the TB30 R make it a good compromise, especially for its price. It also has some convenience features, including the FastAttach accessory system, which allows you to quickly connect accessories such as baggers and mulch kits. However, these accessories do not come with the mower, you have to buy them separately.
We liked the six-speed transmission and on-the-fly shifting of this model, which allows you to quickly change gears without stopping to adjust the clutch. Operator-controlled reversing system even allows lawn mowing in reverse. It could be assumed that battery-powered lawnmowers cannot compete with their gas counterparts, however, the EGO POWER ZT4204L seeks to change that. How is that? With its 22-horsepower engine and a top speed of eight miles per hour.
It is the best option for anyone who wants to avoid the dirt of refueling and, at the same time, do their bit for the planet. The driving experience of the EGO POWER ZT4204L is not only aimed at delivering power, but also the specifics of the driving experience. There is the adjustable seat, the super bright headlights and even a built-in USB port for charging the phone. You can enter different modes through the LCD interface and choose between Sport, Control and Standard, to move at the pace you deem necessary.
It has zero-turn technology (essential for ride-on mowers) and a 42-inch cutting path. The only disadvantage of this model, excluding the high price, is that it is capable of holding six lithium batteries, but it only comes with four when buying it. It's something worth remembering if you decide that this is the model for you. Compact lawnmowers that produce high-quality results are hard to come by.
In our evaluation, the Husqvarna YTH1852 is one of the most compact and powerful machines we reviewed. It is smaller than most lawnmowers with a driver, but it has several features that put it on par with the best models we saw. It has a cutting width of 42 inches, which is about twice what you get with a traditional walk-behind mower. It also features a unique air induction system that improves airflow through the platform, resulting in a cleaner, more uniform cut.
The Husqvarna YTH1852 is made of flat steel, which resists the elements. Finally, it has an excellent cruise control function that maintains a constant speed during cutting. If you have a garden or lawn care company, you need a ride-on lawn mower that works every day for years without fail, and that you can expect to run at the highest level consistently. Exmark Lazer Z X-Series is the perfect complement to such a situation.
You have 12 models to choose from that feature powerful engines and a solid, sturdy construction that can take a daily beating. In addition, they use eMark's exclusive RED technology. It has an on-board computer that helps the different parts of the machine to communicate with each other and optimize performance based on what is happening right now. Monitors engine temperature, oil pressure and electrical components.
If there is ever a problem, it will automatically correct or shut down the machine if it becomes too dangerous. The Ryobi RY48111 motorized lawnmower is a rare find, as it is super-powerful and better for the planet, as its batteries provide the driving experience you need. This lawnmower also uses zero-turn technology to create a machine that is easy to maneuver and takes less time to take care of your yard. The cutting path of the Ryobi RY48111 is 38 inches, making it ideal for larger backyards than open spaces.
This model also has a manual adjustment of the 12-position platform so you can bring your lawn to its top height, as well as enough load to serve you for two and a half hours of mowing. One of the best features of the Ryobi RY48111 is its quiet operation. With only 70 decibels of sound emitted, it sounds a little louder than an average conversation, so both your family and neighbors can safely inhabit the garden without being disturbed. The Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 tries to ensure maximum durability with its design.
That includes its manufactured platform and its high-strength tubular frame. It also aims to go the extra mile with comfort, with its ergonomic and fully adjustable chair, as well as lap bars and grips. All of these things should reduce operator fatigue and make the riding experience of the mower more enjoyable. A high-performance mini-tractor for large areas with lots of obstacles The Husqvarna Rider 214TC is a fast riding mower with rear-wheel drive and a replaceable cutting platform mounted on the front.
This makes it much more than a lawnmower because it can also be equipped with accessories such as a snow shovel, a brush or an aerator. The design makes steering intuitive and provides good visibility of the area you are cutting. Unfortunately, there are no headlights for mowing lawns in low light. Husqvarna Rider R214TC with 94 cm cover Husqvarna R214TC Petrol Rider Lawn Mower 94 cm The Husqvarna R 216T AWD is an extremely competent and versatile on-board lawn tractor for anyone looking for high build quality, strong engine and incredible maneuverability.
It's like your own mini tractor and probably won't fit in the standard garden shed. This is a four-wheel drive lawn mower that not only offers excellent cutting results, but also withstands heavy loads. For example, the lawn mower had no problem pulling a heavy limestone platform. The 216T is so strong that our testers used it to throw things away instead of bothering to use its four-wheel drive.
As we have said, the result of the harvest is very good. It is quite similar to that of its younger brother, the 214TC, in that, thanks to the rear-wheel drive, it is very efficient and easy to maneuver. You can easily overcome obstacles and the answer is excellent. The 216T AWD mini tractor is easy to start all season long, even when it's cold.
It doesn't have a choke, and it's nice not to have to deal with one of these, although it doesn't seem to adversely affect the starting ability of the machine. The Rider 216T is easy to maintain and has a counter so you know when it's time for the next service. But of course, all this means that it costs more. This is far from a cheap stroll mower, but as a premium mower, it is simply unique in its class.
If you are looking for a machine that can replace both a four-wheel drive and a lawn mower on a large, undulating plot, even on one with many obstacles, you should consider this lawn mower. The 216T is a real workhorse. Husqvarna R216T AWD Gasoline Rider Lawn Mower Husqvarna R216T AWD Rider 94-103cm The Stiga Tornado 3108 HW is a relatively strong and compact on-board lawn mower. For example, you have no problem pulling a small trailer full of dirt on a flat surface.
Starting on an uphill slope sometimes ends with the mower skidding, so it's essential to keep your tires free of grass to ensure the best possible grip. The 3108 HW can sometimes crash due to the seat (which needs to detect that there is enough weight for the lawnmower to start). If this happens, you have to sit back with a little more force to press the seat down. You can't tell by looking that it's closed; the only way to tell is when the lawn mower won't start.
Otherwise, the lawn mower works very well throughout the season. It's easy to control the speed of the 3108 HW, and at least as easy to set the cutting height. The lever on the left is quite heavy to adjust, but this also makes it safer for children. From a safety point of view, it's fantastic that the rider lawn mower shuts down so quickly when you stand up.
At one point, our tester stepped on the accelerator when they got off the lawn mower, and this could have been very dangerous if the engine hadn't stopped so quickly. The advantage of a garden lawn mower is that they are very easy to maneuver in problem areas and there is no need to think about a cutting platform at the front. In addition, the 3108 HW has a little difficulty cutting uneven terrain because it has a relatively large cutting platform. The grass is not cut evenly if the ground level varies, which becomes very visible.
However, it is very efficient in large and relatively flat areas due to the speed, a good turning circle and a powerful cutting motor. If you are looking for a lawn mower that will only be used as a lawn mower, there are more affordable alternatives to the 3108 HW. But if you have a relatively flat, large lawn and want an efficient and versatile machine for more than just mowing your lawn, the Stiga 3108 HW is a good buy. Partly because it's stable and well-balanced, but also because it's so easy to use.
The Husqvarna Rider 112C has good handling and excellent terrain handling capabilities, making it suitable for many different garden types. It is also quite clean and equipped with articulated steering, which means you can cut awkward nooks and crannies, and have reasonable control when turning. We have no problem climbing slopes, cutting on slopes, etc. However, a clear disadvantage of the R 112C riding mower is that you have to lower yourself to change the cutting height.
The height adjustment is in the front and therefore cannot be reached from the seat. Over time, this quickly becomes irritating, at least if you are used to adjusting the cutting height while cutting. The R 112C gives a good result, but it only has two blades in the front, plus two front wheels. This means you can't get close when you're cutting obstacles.
However, it leaves your lawn clean and pleasant. If you are careful when lowering the cutting platform, the R 112C is still a very practical and clean lawn mower with a seat. Because it is easy to maneuver and overcome obstacles, it is ideal for a small or winding garden. Of course, it can also be used on an open lawn, but the design is more suitable for spaces where larger garden lawn tractors could have problems.
Husqvarna R 112C Outfront Rider Lawn Mower (85cm) Husqvarna R 112C Rider 85cm cut It has hydraulic steering, so the servo is very light, and you can basically keep your finger on the knob and steer. However, it does not turn very tight. Some other mowers with a seat leave a ring of 15 to 20 centimeters when turned over, but this one leaves a little more than 40 to 50 centimeters in place. However, you can easily move around a bush, so it's mostly something we noticed.
The TimeCutter ZS 4200 T moves at high speed and has no problem mowing the lawn. Despite working at high speed, the cutting result is exceptional. The only times we notice that it has a little difficulty is if we allow the grass to grow taller, 10 cm or more. And we also appreciate that it offers many options when it comes to adjusting the cutting height.
Toro TimeCutter ZS4200T 107 cm AA Zero Turn Dual Seat Lawn Mower Toro ZS 4200T TIMECUTTER (7468) 107cm Cut Smart Speed Zero Turn Zero Turn Toro TimeCutter ZS4200T 107cm Zero Turn Twin The MTD Smart RG 145 is a low-priced lawn mower that we expected to be quite simple in design, perhaps not particularly strong, but with a few basic functions and produce a good cut. However, what we got was something completely different from that. But the Smart RG 145 has an attractive design overall. The lawn mower has a sports steering wheel, which is comfortable to hold.
The seat is also comfortable, allowing you to sit straight. In addition, the mower also has lighting, although quite weak lighting. Unfortunately, the anti-slip protection for your feet immediately becomes slippery when it gets wet, so you have to be a little careful when getting on and off the mower. In general, the MTD Smart RG 145 is suitable for anyone who has a large, open and unobstructed lawn and who has a limited budget.
However, it takes a pretty good understanding of how motors work to continually find the right force and speed setting. The MTD Smart RF 130 H is a compact garden tractor type lawn mower. The engine is strong and chews grass one meter high without problems. The 130 H has a hydrostatic transmission, which means a stepless speed adjustment and you don't have to stop when changing gears.
However, the transmission is controlled by manual controls, which are not as simple as foot controls. This makes fine adjustments difficult in practice, and the speed tends to be fast or slow. You can find cheap ride-on lawn mowers for large spaces for between 1500 and 2000 pounds, and you can even find some robotic lawn mowers for larger gardens in the same price range. Of course, there are extremes at both ends of the spectrum in both categories.
You can find expensive robots for small lawns or quite cheap robots for large lawns. The main thing to keep in mind is that regardless of what you choose, the lawnmower must be able to cope with your lawn. For example, lawn mowers with a seat can rarely cut gradients that are not subtle. They usually have a maximum slope of 10 degrees.
This is an area where many robotic lawnmowers (at least those with good terrain handling skills) have an advantage. Another advantage of the robotic lawnmower is that you don't have to get involved in the cutting process because the machine does everything by itself. The minimum age to drive a lawnmower with a driver (in the UK) is 13 years old. If you're looking for an affordable lawn mower that is capable of efficiently mowing grass up to two acres, The Troy-Bilt Pony 42 might be just what you're looking for.
Select writer Mili Godio covers multiple topics spanning gardening and landscaping, from push lawn mowers to garden shears. We talked to Steve Hough from Hough Landscaping, who has used a dozen different types of riding lawn mowers for more than two decades, about what he is looking for when buying a lawn mower for his business. Riding mowers come in many sizes and styles, and offer plenty of options to fit your budget and needs. The ability to use the lawnmower can also be “crucial” for homeowners who have back problems and can't walk behind a regular lawn mower without fatigue,” McKenzie said.
If you want to maintain and maintain your current riding mower, we have the spare tires, spare motors, lawn mower blades and accessories to keep your mower in perfect condition for years to come. A lawn mower with a driver is a major investment, so it's understandable if you have questions or concerns before buying a. At that time, it is easier (and much cheaper) to use a self-propelled or push lawn mower - these types of lawn mowers also turn the lawn mowing process into an opportunity for exercise and physical activity. The hydrostatic transmission, also known as the automatic transmission, is the default type for most lawn mowers with a driver and allows you to change gears automatically by pressing the pedal.
It's up to you how big a lawn mower you're comfortable driving or paying for, but the general rule is that the larger your lawn, the wider you probably want your lawn mower deck to be. Instead of making the patios hard with a lawn mower, lawn mowers with a seat are much better suited for large and mountainous lawns. . .