Interested in an upgrade from your conventional push mower to a ride-on mower, but aren’t entirely convinced that you should? Well, let us start by telling you there are many benefits to ride-on lawn mowers that make acquiring one more than worth the upgrade. And with the various options to choose from when purchasing a ride-on mower you’ll soon see what we mean. Read on to find out more.
How do I know which ride-on mower suits me best?
There are a lot of options available to you when it comes to considering ride-on lawn mower. You should consider the size of the yard/garden that you desire to cut. Selecting a machine with more horsepower may be something you need and can increase the price slightly.
If you have flat property gauge wheels may not be necessary, but if you have hills or bumps in your garden then gauge wheels will help to guide your deck over the grass to keep everything cut at the same height and avoid scalping the lawn. Should you have a few obstacles in your garden, a front bumper might also be a desirable asset to have in order to keep from hurting your engine.
If you have a very large garden and lots of trees you might want to think about upgrading even further to a zero turn mower. These mowers allow you to turn on a penny and cut around trees, flower beds, and other obstacles with great ease.
There are a whole host of benefits to having a ride-on lawn mower, from attachments to and ease of use. What’s worth mentioning is that they are ideal for people who may suffer with health issues or those who can’t stand or push machinery for long periods of time. Having the ability to sit and drive makes cutting the grass much like driving a car! These types of mowers also have easy key starts which eliminates the pull cord for those who don’t have much upper body strength or back issues.
The attachments are often the biggest difference between push mowers and ride-on mowers. Essentially, push mowers are a one trick pony that only allows you to cut the grass.
Ride-on mowers can be used for a range of purposes with the addition of an attachment. A ride-on mower gives you the chance to spread grass seed or fertilizer, or break up land.
Ready to start looking or purchase a riding lawn mower? Hayes Garden machinery have just the thing for you. We’re happy to help and have a fantastic range of garden machinery in Barnstaple to choose from, so please do not hesitate to contact us!