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Lawn Mower Tractors Reviewed

Updated on July 6, 2013

Choosing the right riding mower for you

If you have a big garden, with lots of growing grass, you will be spending a great deal of time with your lawn mower, making sure that the grass is carefully cut and maintained. Whether mowing the lawn is a job that you manage yourself or you have a gardener to cut your grass, you will be spending a lot of time and effort to ensure that the garden is kept at its best. Choosing the right grass-cutter is an important decision to make sure that the grass is kept looking good and the lawn mower fits in with your budget, space and resources. If you have big garden you will need to consider the power supply for your lawn mower, whether you choose a petrol driven mower, an electric one, a manual push-mower or even a rechargeable robot mower. If you are considering buying a ride-on lawn tractor, there are several points that you need to consider when you choose.

The shape and design of your garden is an important consideration when choosing any lawn mower. If your garden is on a steep slope, you might find that a ride-on mower is not practical as you will be unable to control it. If your garden has small intricate areas that need to carefully negotiate flowers, shrubs or other delicate features, you may find the ride-on mower is too big to get between these areas. You also need to consider storage space - if your shed or garage is big enough to accommodate the riding mower when it's not in use. The turning area of the ride-on mower is also important to work out how much room you will need to be able to steer the mower through your garden. You need to consider maintenance; you may feel that running a lawn tractor will be an expensive acquisition if you need to call the mechanic each time a small problem needs fixing. Also consider your budget, a ride-on lawn mower might be a luxury that has to take a low priority. You may consider choosing a cheap pre-owned mower, only to find out that it is unreliable and soon needs more money spending on it to get it fixed.


Husqvarna Yard Tractor - 597cc Kohler Engine, 46in. Deck, Not CARB-Approved, Model# TYH21K46

Husqvarna Yard Tractor - 597cc Kohler Engine, 46in. Deck, Not CARB-Approved, Model# TYH21K46

Husqvarna Yard Tractor

This Husqvarna yard tractor gets star reviews as it is reliable, good quality and has a good turn radius. It has the option to buy a twin bagger that is useful for sucking up leaves and other debris. You can also cut the grass while the tractor is in reverse.

The best features of the Husqvarna mower are its 597cc Kohler Courage engine, which although powerful, is also very quiet so it won't upset the neighbours. It also has air induction mowing technology that improves the airflow within the deck to give a clean, level cut. The panel-mounted switch allows you to engage the blades easily. Speed and direction are operated by pedal, allowing the user to keep the hands on the wheel for best control. Hydrostatic transmission gives smooth forward and reverse speeds change.

Husqvarna Lawn Tractor - 22 HP, 46in. Deck, Model# YTH2246

Husqvarna Lawn Tractor - 22 HP, 46in. Deck, Model# YTH2246

Husqvarna Lawn Tractor - 22 HP, 46in. Deck, Model# YTH2246

This Husqvarna ride on mower also gets 5 star ratings. Its outstanding feature is the 46", 12 Gauge, Twin Blade Stamped Steel deck, that makes it an efficient tractor to mow your grass in less time. The turning radius is 16" which is impressive for a ride-on with such a large deck. It has the option to cut in reverse and also the option to get a dual bin bagger. It has HydroGear Automatic Foot Pedal Control Transmission With Cruise Control and a 2.5 Gallon Fuel Tank. The 22 HP Briggs & Stratton Intek V-Twin Engine, with pressurized lubrication system means this mower has a powerful engine to get the job done quickly. The mower is very stable even on uneven ground

Poulan Pro PB17542LT 17.5 HP 6-Speed Lawn...

Poulan Pro PB17542LT 17.5 HP 6-Speed Lawn Tractor, 42-Inch

This Poulan lawn tractor comes with a 42 inch deck to help you speed through the grass-cutting. It has a 17.5HP Briggs and Stratton Engine and 6 Speed Gear Drive Transmission with a Manual Clutch. It has a 1.5 gallon fuel tank and 9 inch low back seat.

It is available on Amazon and has received 5 star reviews. Reviewers have found that the delivery is good, the ride on mower required little assembly, it is fuel efficient and a comfortable ride. It is recommended for its ease of use and its cut.

Snapper 7800545 LT130 AWS Series 46-Inch 23 HP Briggs & Stratton ELS Twin Riding Lawn Mower

Snapper 7800545 LT130 AWS Series 46-Inch 23 HP Briggs & Stratton ELS Twin Riding Lawn Mower

The Snapper lawn tractor gets excellent customer reviews. It comes with rapid response steering, and reverse option mowing. It has a pivoting cast iron front axle and a Briggs & Stratton 23-gross-horsepower Extended Life Series engine, that is built to last. The engine is durable, powerful, quiet and easy to operate. The single foot control allows you to operate the lawn ride on easily without having to move your foot. The 46-inch mower deck comes with anti-scalp wheels to help reduce turf damage on uneven ground and the deck can easily be removed for cleaning. You can easily adjust the cutting height, choosing form a range of 6 heights using the fender mounted lever. Customer reviews report that the 4 wheel steering is a delight to use, although can be a little heavy for someone lacking in strength. On the down side, the towing capacity is only 250lbs and the range of attachments are somewhat limited, with no rear bagger or collector.

Snapper 7800545 LT130 AWS Series 46-Inch 23 HP Briggs & Stratton ELS Twin Riding Lawn Mower

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      Love riding mowers. They are the only way to tackle large lawns.