In this guide, we’ll talk you through the three main options when it comes to lawn large-scale mowing- ride-on mowers, garden tractors, and lawn tractors. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, and we’ll help you make the right choice for your lawn work.
For the most part, ride-on mowers just cut grass. They’re smaller than the other options covered in this article, and therefore have a smaller cutting width- usually 60cm and up- and a small engine, typically about 4.4kw. While they are the smallest option here, they are also the cheapest.
These are usually larger than ride-on mowers, with a cutting width of a minimum of 76cm. They also have a more powerful engine, ranging in power from 8kw upwards. That means that they are more suited for larger, tougher areas, and they also have limited towing capabilities.
These powerful machines have impressive engines from 11kw and upwards, as well as a wide-reaching cutting width and a strong build. Their power also means that they can be used for a range of other uses, such as towing and clearing snow. However, all this comes at a cost- they are by far the most expensive option.