Let’s face it, no one likes to mow the lawn it’s likely why you are looking to buy one of the best riding lawn mowers – so it’s not a chore anymore! Some of us though have a tougher task than others with massive gardens or large shared gardens. You can always hire a local company or a friend to take care of it or you can make the most of a bad chore and buy a riding lawn mower. At the end of the day, it’s a lot easier and a lot more fun to rid a go-kart that mows than it is to push a normal one around for hours on end. For me, it’s more to do with my comfort as I always end up with a sore back for a week after mowing the lawn with a normal one.
Best Riding Lawn Mowers
|Model||Cutting Deck (Inches)||Score|
|Troy-Bilt 30-Inch Neighborhood [Editors Choice]||30||8 out of 10|
|Husqvarna 18.5 hp Fast Continuously Varilable Transmission Pedal||42||9.5 out of 10|
|Poulan Pro 960420186 Briggs 24 hp Automatic Hydrostatic Transmission Drive||54||8 out of 10|
|Raven MPV7100 Hybrid Power Generator and Utility Vehicle||46||9 out of 10|
|Cub Cadet Xt1 Enduro Series Lt 18 Hp Kohler Hydrostatic Gas Front-engine||42||8 out of 10|
Buying The Best Riding Lawn Mower – What You Need to Know
As if mowing the grass wasn’t difficult enough but there are some key pieces of information you need to take into consideration when you’re looking for the best riding lawn mower. Lots of homeowners and businesses invest in a riding mower but the decision can often take a while to finalise, with our help though we will be able to direct you to the best ride along lawn mower for your needs within a few minutes.
Comfort & Durability
Making sure you have a durable and comfortable grass cutter should be VERY important to you. Firstly, you want to be comfortable while riding along cutting the grass. Secondly, a durable sit down mower will last longer, do a better job and importantly be built using high-quality materials.
If you have a look at some of the products we have reviewed you will notice that some come with bucket seats, some have high back seats and some even come with “ergonomic” seats. Also, you might even find some that come with radios, cup holders and even larger seats for a more comfortable experience.
They are expensive, so always make sure you have a lengthy warranty. We have seen some people get stung by a short warranty or even a warranty that excludes certain uses etc. Always ensure you read the warranty before buying (or at least before you use it) to make sure you agree with everything. In general, 2 to 5 years are average warranty periods.
With the “better” brands you will often have a longer and more inclusive warranty, but again always read it to ensure its cover what you need.
Yes, these have a transmission. Just like a car, you get automatic and manual transmissions but you will also find some ride along lawn mowers come with what is called a hydrostatic transmission. Manual and automatic are just like they are with a car, with some minor differences. So if you know how to drive a car you’re covered.
Hydrostatic is basically like an automatic transmission but it uses fluid to change gears instead of other methods. At the end of the day, it’s personal preference. Usually, I would say an automatic is the easiest riding mower to drive, but again some actually prefer manual cars so would prefer a manual transmission.
Do you live in California? Then you MUST READ THIS!
If you live in California then by law you are required to make sure it is California compliant. When buying a riding mower it should be stated on the listing if the mower is compliant so there shouldn’t be anything you need to do, other than double check before clicking to purchase. The California compliance is down to the strict rules and laws around anti-pollution which mean a riding mower must meet specific levels of fuel and exhaust.
If you don’t live in California then you don’t have to worry about this too much but generally, models which are California compliant are built to a very high standard and are well worth the money!
Types of Riding Mowers for Sale
Like everything in life, there are varies types of riding mowers. Most people when they think if a sit-on-mower they think of the generic type, like the large image we have at the top of this page. You need to keep in mind your needs though as there are different types of blades, sizes, styles based on home use and industrial. Not to mention the different brands, models and extras.
Normal Sit Down Lawn Mower
Exactly as it says on the tin. This is your basic driven mower which comes with everything you could expect from a normal lawn mower, with the added bonus of being able to sit on it and drive around your garden.
Zero Turning Mowers
If you have a garden that has some tight corners then this might be what you need. Especially of you have lots of trees to manoeuvre around or corners. A zero turn mower is exactly the same but turns on the spot.
Ride Along with a Tractor
Much like a normal and zero turns mower these models tend to be a little larger and comes with the ability to add attachments. Just think of a farm tractor and think smaller and designed for your garden and not a farm! Then you will have a rough idea of what it might be able to offer you.