Most people ditch their walk-behind mower because they are physically unable or down-right unwilling to push it anymore.
Rear Engine Riding Mowers
Riding lawn mowers come in three styles: rear engine riding mowers, lawn & garden tractors and zero turning radius (ZTR) lawn mowers.
They all have different attributes so pick the one that works best for your lawn:
If you want a relaxing, easy, comfortable mowing experience, then consider a rear engine rider
Due to their smaller cutting decks, rear riders are ideal for yards with narrow passes like fence gates. Their low center of gravity makes them very stable while mowing on hills.
Rear engine riders aren't designed to pull heavy attachments, and they won't break any land-speed records at 5 mph.
Lawn & Garden Tractors
If you want more than just mowing, then lawn tractors
and garden tractors
are for you.
These tractors are built to be work-horses all over your property and haul heavy attachments. Equipped with powerful engines, they have the muscle to accomplish big jobs.
These bad boys are like linemen on a football team. Big and strong, but not the fastest, most agile players. If you're looking for high-speeds or your yard has lots of obstacles, tractors aren't your best bet.
Zero Turn Mowers
If tractors are linemen, then zero turn mowers
are the running backs and receivers on the team. These high-performance mowers zip around your lawn at 8 mph and can turn on a dime.
Their revolutionary steering system allows you to make nimble 360 degree turns with ease. Zero turn mowers will save you the most time while mowing.
ZTR mowers do not handle well on slopes and can slide because they do not have large, gripping tires.