Ride on Mowers
When purchasing a ride-on mower a number of factors must be taken into account, including:
How large an area will you be mowing?
Larger mowers are more time-effective on large properties, smaller ride-ons can be pushed beyond their designed duty cycle if asked to mow a too large area.
Is it lawn or a grassy paddock?
Some ride-ons are more suited to a lawn environment - their deck is not designed for the uneven terrain of a typical paddock.
What sort of grass? Some of the domestic grasses grow to be extremely lush and thick even without much watering. A high powered motor is required to cut them.
Do you need to catch the grass clippings?
Usually only a question applicable to lawns rather than paddocks. For some kinds of grass the clippings need to be removed to reduce the build-up of thatch and a catcher is essential. For other grasses the options are to leave the clippings where they are thrown, or to use a mulching blade and adaptor to finely chop the clippings and drop them back on to the grass.
How wide are the gateways between areas to be mown?
No point in having a 107cm (42") wide deck if you have 90cm gates between the areas to be mown.
Will you be mowing around and in and out of trees?
If you will need repeatedly to go in between trees and reverse out again a hydro transmission (i.e. an automatic) will be a lot easier to use. If most of your mowing will be up and down open spaces, then either a manual or hydro transmission will serve.
Does the area to be mown and the expected frequency of mowing warrant a ride-on with a commercial specification?
A pressed steel deck will meet most domestic and small landholder needs, but for commercial use a heavier gauge deck or a fabricated deck will give longer life and lower maintenance and repair.
At The Right Stuff we offer ride-ons from the world's best manufacturers.
All build their product in their own factories so they are not a generic product dressed up with colour and badge.
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