What factors are important to you when choosing a riding lawn mower? The best lawn mower for your lawn depends on a number of factors including the size of the lawn and the number of obstacles, such as fountains, benches, flower beds etc. If you have a large lawn with many obstacles and uneven grass, then a highly maneuverable riding mower will probably be the most suitable. A riding lawn mower that can cope with slopes, wet grass, and obstacles and also finely dices the cuttings to provide excellent lawn fertilizer is the new Husqvarna Rider R155 AWD and it may be just what you are looking for.

The Husqvarna Rider R155 AWD is one of the best lawn mowers for large uneven lawns. It is a well built mower that is designed to be extremely maneuverable, so it is ideal if your lawn has many obstacles like flower beds or trees. The new AWD (all wheel drive) is automatic and loss of traction will force it to engage on all four wheels. The Husqvarna Rider can easily cope with a lawn that is is sloped or when mowing in wet conditions.

The maneuverability is further enhanced by the unique articulated steering system which allows the rear pair of wheels to swing in underneath the machine. The result is superior maneuverability with a 4 inch turning radius at full lock.

The mower has 3 cutting blades and a front mounted cutting deck. Cutting heights can be set from 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches. The front mounted cutting deck gives excellent accessibility into corners and under benches and bushes. The use of 3 blades makes for very efficient cutting and mulching and the removable BioChip, when installed, causes the clippings to be chopped into mulch under the cutting deck before falling onto the lawn and quickly turning into fertiliser.

The Husqvarna Rider R155 AWD comes with a pressure lubricated Kohler OHV-engine and wheel weights with ball bearings ensure maximum grip while ensuring minimum stress on the transmission. The blades are engaged automatically when the cutting deck is lowered and all controls are easy to reach from the driver’s seat. The seat itself is reasonably comfortable although some engine vibrations can be felt. the lack of a flat flat floor over the deck may make it harder to mount for less nimble gardeners.

Although the Husqvarna Rider R155 AWD is expensive (more than $ US9000 for the basic model) it should provide years of excellent service. Slightly cheaper, without the AWD, is the Husqvarna Rider R155G2. A good choice of riding lawn mower that will have your lawn looking professionally finished in minimum time.

Advantages

* Very maneuverable

* Easy to operate

* Well designed and built for long life

* Excellent mulching ability

Disadvantages

* Expensive

* Awkward to mount

* Engine vibrations can be annoying if mowing for long periods

Conclusion

The Husqvarna Rider R155 AWD is a well built, very maneuverable mower that will make mowing a large, uneven lawn that has obstacles and slopes very easy. The mulching ability is a nice addition but the expensive price tag will put this mower out of the reach of many gardeners. It’s sturdy construction and long life will make it a good mower to look out for in the future as a secondhand bargain.

Janet is a keen gardener who finds gardening in the tropics a challenge. For more information and some good deals on new and used lawn mowers check out Best Riding Lawnmowers or the UK website Best Lawnmowers UK

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Year: 1913 (1910s)
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THE popular Lawn Mower of to-day. -The increasing demand for use on private and public grounds, and the testimonials fromthose who use them, are proofs of their excellence. The High wheel is the easiest running, has 10-inch drive wheel. Thismachine can be supplied with four or five blades in the revolving cutter. For those who mow their lawns frequently weadvise the five-bladed machines, as they leave the lawn perfectly smooth, although the four-blade machine does admirable work. The Low-Wheel is built on the same plan as the High-Wheel, and is made with four blades only. For small areas the Low-Wheel machine is preferable. Grass catchers are supplied for both High- and Low-Wheel machines, easily attached.DREER H1GH=WHEEL MOWER. 15-inch cut $10 00 $11 00 17 11 00 12 00 19 12 00 13 00 21 13 00 14 00 PENNSYLVANIA GRAND HORSE LAWNMOWER. This machine, in addition to the good qualities of the well-known Pennsylvania Horse Mower, has some features that aredistinctly its own which recommend

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