Best Riding Lawn Mowers

Best Riding Lawn Mowers

Best-Selling & Top-Rated Riding Lawn Mowers

Dale, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Lawn Mower Expert

Sometimes, you just don't feel like walking. That's why we put together the Best Riding Lawn Mowers of 2022 based on our best-selling, highest-rated models with expert recommendations to ensure you get the perfect type for your needs. 

 

If you're not sure what kind of riding mower you need, check out our Riding Mower Buyer’s Guide to get started and come back to the list for an expert recommendation. You can also peruse our other lists of Best Lawn Mowers.

Happy mowing! 

 


 

Best Riding Lawn Mowers

From the best zero turn lawn mowers, to the best lawn tractors, we have it all! You can scroll down through the full list, or simply click on the one you want to see straight away.

Best Residential Zero Turn Mower

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Learn More About Cub Cadet ZT1 42
$3,499.99
Expert Review
Features
22HP/725cc Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin OHV 4-Cycle Engine
  • Designed to run cooler and cleaner for longer
  • Delivers more power while decreasing fuel consumption
  • V-twin cylinders reduce vibration for a smoother ride
Dual Hydro-Gear ZT-2200 (EZT) Hydrostatic Drive System
  • Provides optimal torque and speeds up to 7.5 MPH
  • Fan cooled 10cc pumps and wheel motors on each drive wheel
42-Inch, Stamped Steel 2-Blade Mower Deck
  • Designed with a deep dome deck and blade cut overlap
  • Increased airflow lifts grass blades and enhances cut quality
  • 15 cut heights ranging from 1 - 4.5"
Automotive-Inspired Seat
  • Ergonomic, comfortable 20" high-back seat with suspension
  • Fully adjustable and optimized to reduce riders fatigue
Cleaner Storage
  • Features a deck washout port that facilitates mower deck clean-up
  • Keep your grass clippings in the yard where they should be!
  • Simply connect a hose, release the water, and rinse away


Best Mid-Grade Zero Turn Mower

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Learn More About Cub Cadet ZT1 54
$3,699.99
Expert Review
With the Ultima line, Cub Cadet made high-quality zero turns for every user. The 54" Ultima ZT1 is perfect for homeowners who want to step up to something a little extra from an entry-level mower. For this mid-grade model, Cub kept some of the most practical features from its awesome entry-level mowers. These include all sorts of features, from the dual Hydro-Gear transmission (which our customers say provides plenty of traction, even on wet grass) to the 3-position adjustable lap bars. But then Cub upgraded other features, and those upgrades are worth it! Let's start with the deck. With a large 54" deck, you'll cover more ground in less time. And with a deck that's made from welded metal plates, you'll get added durability. Also, with Cub Cadet's patented AeroFlow deck design, you'll bag your clippings more efficiently and get a more even cut. Pair it with a robust 24 HP V-Twin engine from the engine masters like Kohler, and you'll be zooming across your lawn in no time, leaving a clean cut in your wake! Want a high performance mower but don't want to spend a lot more money for it? You can't go wrong with a 54" Ultima ZT1 54.
Features
24HP/725cc Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin OHV 4-Cycle Engine
  • PRO Performance filtration increases air, oil & fuel filter capacity
  • Starts in hot, cold & freezing temperatures w/ Smart-Choke technology
  • Consistent-Cut delivers cleaner cuts and maintains speed in tough conditions
Dual Hydro-Gear™ 2200 (EZT™) Hydrostatic Drive System
  • Fan cooled 10cc pumps and wheel motors on each drive wheel
  • Provides optimal torque and speeds up to 7 MPH
54-Inch, Fabricated (Welded) 3-Blade Mower Deck
  • 15 cut heights ranging from 1 - 4.5"
  • Features Cub Cadet's best-in-class Aeroforce™ Cutting System
  • Optimizes airflow and suction for better bagging and cut quality
A Real Steel
  • Frame is designed using durable squared tubular steel
  • Reduces chassis flex for a more even cut and increased stability
  • Includes a rear steel bumper for added engine protection
Automotive-Inspired Seat
  • Ergonomic, comfortable 20" high-back seat with suspension
  • Fully adjustable and optimized to reduce riders fatigue


 

Best Lawn Tractor

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Learn More About Cub Cadet XT1 ST54
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Features
24HP/725cc Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin 4-Cycle OHV Engine
  • Dual-seal air filter keeps debris out of the engine
  • Full pressure lubrication with full-flow filter
Tuff Torq K46 Hydrostatic Transmission
  • No shifting - just push the foot pedal and go
  • Soft touch cruise control
54-Inch, 3-Blade Fabricated Steel Mower Deck
  • 11-gauge welded steel for added support & increased durability
  • Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system
  • Convenient electric blade engagement and 4 deck gauge wheels
Comfort Grip Steering
  • Effortless turning that's easier on the hands
  • Optimized steering system for incredibly responsive handling
  • Tight 16-inch turning radius
Fully Welded Frame
  • E-Coat corrosion defense system for protection & durability


 

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