How to choose a ride-on lawn mower

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If you are considering buying a ride-on lawn mower but are unsure about where to start, you’ve come to the right place. It can be complicated and expensive to purchase a ride-on mower but by doing your homework and giving it some thought you should be able to identify the right option for you.

Why choose a riding lawn mower?

There are many reasons why people decide a riding mower is right for them. Perhaps you have just acquired a sizeable plot of land that needs regular mowing. Or perhaps you have found that using a regular mower is simply too much effort for you. In any case, a riding lawn mower is a fun and very efficient way to tame that grass and give your lawn the best possible care.

There are many different riding mowers out there from some superb brands, so there will be no shortage of options. At Redblade Mowers, we supply a range of top sellers and performers with versatile extra features.

How much should I expect to pay?

You should plan to spend at least £1,000 on a riding mower:

  • Ride-on mowers typically start from £1,800
  • Lawn tractors come in at around £1,900
  • Garden tractors cost £4,000 – £5,000+

Ride-on mowers are best for lawns up to an acre in size. They are fairly small and the engine sits at the back so manoeuvrability is good and you can cut around flower beds and trees.

Features to look out for:

  • Mulching: This cuts grass into fine pieces and then blows them back onto the lawn to rot and help nourish the soil.
  • Twin blades: This is likely to give you a smoother finish than a single-blade model.
  • Zero-turn: This feature helps you cut grass right up against obstacles and also corner more smoothly – perfect for more complicated gardens.

Tips for purchasing a riding lawn mower

1. Haggling is good, particularly if you are a cash buyer.

2. Always check whether it is easy to clean the underside of the deck.

3. Look for a reliable dealer who can give advice and remedy problems quickly.

4. A hitch is a great feature if you may want additional attachments.

5. Clutch control is generally better than push-down control

Contact Redblade Mowers

For personalised advice, contact us and speak to one of our experts. We sell a wide range of ride on mowers and have a wealth of experience with these products.

We serve West Lancashire, Southport, Formby, Ormskirk, Hesketh Bank, Tarleton, Rufford, Burscough and surrounding areas, so if you are in the region then drop us a line.