Are you tired of pushing your mower all over the lawn? Wish there was an easier way to have a nicely mowed lawn without all the back-breaking manual labor?
Yes, you can have a beautifully manicured lawn, but you will have to work at it. Thankfully, there’s a much easier way to get it mowed yourself without that much energy-sapping effort on your part.
The answer lies in the “riding lawn mower.” To put it simply, this is a mower that lets you sit in it and drive it around like a mini tractor. It’s extremely easy to operate, and it can get a huge lawn mowed beautifully in practically no time at all.
However, with so many different models of riding lawn mowers out there, you need to know what to look out for when choosing one for yourself.
Just follow the simple tips below and you will be able to make the most appropriate choice for your specific needs…
The first step is to review your usage requirements and decide on a suitable budget. Prices between the entry-level models and those in the top-of-the-line range can vary widely, so you need to be realistic with your actual needs. If you have a relatively small and flat backyard, you do not need a high-end model that can tackle a vast undulating terrain with steep slopes everywhere. This tip alone can help you to save thousands of dollars.
But of course, if you really have a very hilly lawn, then you need to consider getting an all-wheel drive mower to maneuver it properly across your property grounds.
Next, think carefully about how you want to handle the cut grass. Do you want to have it bagged? Or just have the mower deposit it on your lawn as it goes along? Or perhaps you want it mulched?
All these are possible, but you may need to get additional accessories to get it done by the model of your choosing. That’s why it’s important to check the specifications of the model before you buy it. Add in the cost of the various accessories you will need to buy, then you can compare between the different models properly. It may just be possible that the more expensive model is actually cheaper in the end, because it can already do everything without you having to fork out more money for add-on parts.
By the way, you can save quite a lot of money if you are willing to get used mower parts instead of the brand new accessories. There are a lot of options available, so you can probably find something to suit your mower model too.
Yet another practical tip is to check your storage options before deciding on the model. You need to make sure you have a big enough space to store your new mower, else you will have a lot of unnecessary maintenance problems to take care of in the not-too-distant future. Just remember to protect your mower from the elements, and it will last a lot longer and give you less problems.
Then you need to decide on the size of the deck, which is industry jargon to describe the size of the cutting blade. If you have a large deck, you can cut more grass at the same time. The downside is that a big deck makes it more difficult to maneuver the mower around obstacles like ornaments and trees.
Please remember these few simple tips the next time you go shopping for a riding lawn mower, and you’ll know how to choose a suitable one for your backyard.
For more practical advice on choosing different kinds of lawn mowers, please check out: used lawn mowers
Image from page 289 of “Dreer’s 1913 garden book” (1913)
Title: Dreer’s 1913 garden book
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Henry A. Dreer (Firm) Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Subjects: Seeds Catalogs Nursery stock Catalogs Gardening Equipment and supplies Catalogs Flowers Seeds Catalogs Vegetables Seeds Catalogs Fruit Seeds Catalogs
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Henry A. Dreer
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
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hat aredistinctly its own which recommend it to all who use horsepower machines. The operator, without leaving his seat, caninstantly change from low to high cut or an intermediate one. Fitted with handles and draft irons only, the mower can beeasily managed on a lawn broken up with trees and shrubbery,or on a small place where it is not essential for the driver to ride, 30-inch cut, 4 blades, $65 00; 6 blades $73 00 38 4 $86 00; 6 93 00 With shafts, seat and footboard, as illustrated below, add$12.00 to the 30-inch and $lo.00 to the 38-inch size. PENNSYLVANIA HORSE LAWN MOWER. 30-inch cut, 4 blades, $-60 00; 6 blades $68 00 38 • 78 00; 86 00 Shafts, Seat and Footboard for either size, extra 12 00 5-inch Pony Mower, 4 blades, $30.00; 6 blades 36 00 12-inch DREER cut with 4 blad it t( <( eS CATCHEl LOW=WHEEL MOWER. ..$7 00 14 . 8 00 16 .. 9 00 18 10 00 GRAf 12-inch14 *S FOR $1 50 11 60 |1 70 1, 1 70 DREER 18 MOWERS. $1 80 1 80 15 16 19 21 . 1 90.. 2 00
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PHILADELPHIA HORSE LAWN MOWER. 30-inch cut, with draft iron and handles $62 50 35 72 50 COLDWELL HORSE LAWN MOWER. A good machine, in use in many public parks and privateestates. Price complete with shafts, seat and side draft attach-ment, which keeps the horse on the cut grass; 30-inch cut,$60.00; 35-inch, $75.00; 40-inch, $90.00; 25-inch Pony, with-out shafts, etc., $37.50. HORSE LAWN BOOTS. It is important in the early spring, when the ground is soft,and during the Pennsylvania * Grand* House Lawn Mowek. season, especiallyafter rains, to useboots, thereby pre-venting the horse from cut-ting into the sod. PER SET. Golf links boots $9 00 Flat sole 9 00 All steel 8 00
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