The product experts at Mowers Direct discuss the differences and similarities between lawn tractors and garden tractors to help you pick the perfect tractor for your needs. Expert advice on attachments, engine size, deck size and maneuverability.
Lawn tractors and garden tractors both cut grass. Duh!
The ultimate decision isn't about the grass, it's actually about all the other chores around your yard.
If you just want to cut your grass, a lawn tractor will serve you well.
If you also want to use your tractor for serious-duty, earth-moving chores like tilling and cultivating, you'll need a garden tractor.
Lawn tractors feature two-blade cutting systems, ranging from 30- to 54-inches wide. Since they are smaller than garden tractors, lawn tractors have less powerful - and less expensive - engines.
Lawn tractors pack enough punch to tow light carts and spreaders. Plus, they can be converted into snow plows or snow blowers in the winter. Just don't expect them to cultivate soil or pull out bushes.
Garden Tractors Garden tractors feature wider, 3-blade decks, ranging from 45- to 54-inches wide. The wider deck requires additional power.
Garden tractor come equipped with powerful 20-29 horsepower engines capable of towing heavy-duty attachments. They also include larger back tires for extra ground clearance. These larger wheels also provide enhanced stability on slopes and inclines.
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