Tough jobs call for tough tractors. Buying the right outdoor power equipment will help you save time and money when it’s time to till, fertilize, cut or mulch.
The Perfect Riding Mower
To pick between lawn tractors and garden tractors, simply narrow down your work and terrain. Lawn tractors are perfect if your land is mostly flat and contains a lot of corners and trees you need to cut around. Their wheels are often smaller, for better agility, and they have a small turning radius for better steering. Learn more about lawn tractors in this buying guide.
For heavy-duty jobs, you need a garden tractor. They’ve got bigger cutting decks, bigger attachments and bigger horsepower. Garden tractor tires are larger, which is great if you need to tackle rugged terrain. They’re the more expensive mower, but can cover more ground and easily clear hilly or difficult land.
Riding lawn mowers are an investment, just like your lawn. To get the most out of your machine, you’ll want to use it frequently. Be sure you’re comfortable while you work. Purchase a model with an adjustable tractor seat or a hydro transmission for a jolt-free ride.