Have you got a large lawn and you’re tired of spending hours mowing it? The solution is to get a ride on mower! These are mowers that are specifically designed for larger lawn areas. Here’s’ everything you need to know.
About Ride On Mowers
A ride on mower is a mower that is designed to mow large areas of grass. It has a seat that the user can sit on in order to operate it. The controls are within easy reach of the seat for safe and efficient mowing. Ride on mowers can be petrol powered or electrically powered and they come with either manual or automatic transmissions. Ride on mowers with automatic transmissions are easier to use while manual ride on mowers require you to slow down for gear changes and require a little more skill on the part of the operator.
There are different types of ride on mowers to choose from. A side ejection mower blows clippings out from the side of the lawn mower. A rear ejection mower blows clippings out the back. A collection mower is a ride on that collects all of the clippings in a large bin or bag ready for emptying manually. These are great if you want to turn your grass clippings into compost.
Choosing a Ride On Mower
There are some things that you need to think about when choosing a ride on mower. The first is the size that you actually need. While ride on mowers allow you to mow the lawn quickly and in comfort, you want to make sure that it is appropriately sized for your property. Too small and you’ll spend needless time mowing but too large and you will find it hard to manoeuvre the ride on mower around trees and garden beds. Try and pick a ride on mower that has a good balance between being able to cover large areas quickly and doing detail work so you don’t have to spend much time whipper snippering or using a push mower to get the missed areas.
The next thing that you have to think about is how you’ll actually be using the ride on mower. By this we mean having a look at the type of terrain on your property, and the type of grass that you have. You want a ride on mower that can handle any slopes or uneven areas that you have without trouble, and without running the risk of breaking down and that also has blades that is capable of cutting your grass. This is important as some types of grass are tougher than others.
You’ll also want to choose a ride on mower that has an excellent warranty. This is because you want to be covered as much as possible in the event of something going wrong. Most reputable brands will have a comprehensive warranty that will cover at least the first year after purchase but ideally the first few years.
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