Lawn tractors and garden tractors both cut grass.
The determining factors in your buying decision, though, aren't related to cutting grass. The decision is actually about all the other chores around your yard.
If you're primarily looking to cut grass and perform light yard work, a lawn tractor will serve you well.
If you also want to use your tractor for heavy-duty, earth-moving chores like tilling and cultivating, you'll need a garden tractor.
|Mulch vs. Bag?|
A popular option is a mulching kit that plugs the discharge chute, keeping grass under the deck and cutting it into fine, nutrient-rich clippings.
Mulching kits come in a variety of size. Compatibility is the key. Just make sure your kit is the same size and brand as your tractor.
Another option for disposing of grass clippings is a bagger. Rear-mounted baggers suck cut grass from the blades, through a chute to the collection bags.
Baggers come in either double-bag or triple-bag styles, depending on the tractor size. Stick with the same brand to ensure compatibility.