What To Look For When Buying A Riding Lawn Mower

(Last Updated On: February 10, 2020)

If you have to cut a large lawn and are tired of pushing a lawnmower in the middle of summer, then you know what to do: buy a lawnmower! If you have half an acre or more, you should seriously consider a lawnmower.

Take a trip to home improvement store, and you will probably find more than a dozen lawn mowers with different features and prices. Your head will turn, and you will leave more confused than ever. This article will point out some of the most important things to consider when buying a riding lawnmower.


Get the widest mallet you can afford. This is the most important feature number 1 in a lawnmower. A wider cutting platform means fewer trips up and down the lawn and will do the job faster. But you must ensure that there are no obstacles or narrow points that you have trouble adjusting to. You should also have a place to store the lawnmower

Another option that I strongly recommend is the ability to switch between mulching, bagging, and simply blowing the grass to the side. There are times when you want to pack and other times when padding is better, so the more options you have, the better. You should also take note of how easy or difficult it is to switch between bagging and other options. It may involve completely removing the bagger, or it can be as simple as inserting a plug into the blade housing.


A feature that save time and hassle is that the mower has the ability to drive in reverse while the blade is still rotating. Some lawnmowers have a built-in safety feature that prevents you from going back until you turn off the blade. This takes a lot of extra time and is a real pain if you have to step back a lot around the obstacles while mowing the lawn.

If you are going to spend time on this lawnmower, you should make sure that the seat is relatively comfortable and that it is adjustable. We all have different bodies and legs, so it is essential to move the seat closer or further away from the steering wheel and the pedals.

Some other important things to consider (although not as important as those already mentioned) are how strong the mower is, what other accessories can be added, and does it have a cup holder? The cup holder is very useful, and if I didn’t have one to hold my water bottle, I would have to make many more stops and cut the grass would take much longer. All these features help save time and relieve frustration, which is exactly what a lawnmower is supposed to do.

For many people, the beginning of spring and summer meant that the increasingly boring lawn mowing season had begun once again. For some owners, this is an exhausting moment because they have to pay someone to leave, and for other owners, the exhausting nature lies in the fact that they have to leave themselves. If you fall into the last category and are looking for a quick and easy way to keep your lawn at bay, you can opt for a ride on the mower.

Keeping In Mind What You Want To Do With Your Lawn Mower

For most homeowners, simply being able to keep the lawn at a manageable level is enough for them, while others are interested in being able to quilt and catch clippings with their mower as well. However, if you are not interested in completing tasks like this, why would you spend the extra money for a lawnmower that performs them when you could buy a cheaper model that suits your needs?

Comfort Levels

If you live in a larger property, mowing the lawn can be a very uncomfortable task, even with the luxury of being able to sit while doing it. If you are worried about feeling uncomfortable quickly (you may suffer from chronic back pain or a similar medical condition), you should look for lawnmowers that offer additional features, such as padded seats or frills.

When To Buy?

There are actually good and bad times of the year to buy a new mower; you would think that the end of summer (and, therefore, the cutting season) would be the best time to get a bargain, but there are actually more sales at the beginning of spring (when distributors try to get rid of as much as possible models of recent years).

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