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Trail Mower Buying Guide: How to Pick the Perfect Trail Mower. The product experts at Mowers Direct have compiled a comprehensive trail mower buyer's guide to help consumers make their purchases. The buying guide is complete with product info, buying tips and advice.

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Trail Mower Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Trail Mower

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Trail Mower Buyer's Guide

If you run two lawn tractors side-by-side, you'll cut your mowing time in half.

But, who really wants to buy a fleet of lawn tractors?

Instead, simply attach a tow-behind trail mower onto your existing tractor.

Trail mowers will double your cut without doubling your budget.

There are three things to take into consideration when choosing a trail mower:



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Width
Trail Mower Offset TowingTrail mowers have three different cutting widths: 44", 60" or 66". The articulating hitch on a trail mower allows you to offset it from the center of the vehicle you're towing it behind.

If you're towing with a garden tractor, you can increase the cutting width by as much as 66". Essentially you double-down on your time-saving. With a 42" deck and a 60" trail mower offset behind it, all of a sudden you're mowing 8.5 feet in a single pass.


Trail Mower EngineEngine
The bigger the trail mower, the bigger the engine. These powerful engines easily rip through thick grass and small twigs to give you a finished cut.

To save your shoulder from fatigue, look for a model with an electric starter. Just turn a key to fire up the beast.


Blades
Anti-Scalping WheelsThe 44" trail mowers have two cutting blades while the 60" and 66" models are equipped with three blades. The more these blades overlap, the better quality of cut you'll receive.

Look for decks with anti-scalping wheels, which prevent the mower from taking gouges out of your lawn as it passes over uneven terrain. You can tow these mowers up to 10 miles per hour, but any faster and you will compromise the quality of cut.



 
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