Lawn Tractor / June 10, 2018 / admin
To the untrained eye a ride on mower can look very similar to a lawn or garden tractor - however the ride on really is limited to only cutting grass. This of course is fine if that is the only functionality that you need now or are likely to require in the future. Ride on mowers are less expensive so if you can define the functionality you require ahead of making a purchase you could stand to save a lot of money if you can narrow your requirement down to only requiring grass cutting capability. Just because you are likely to make a saving on buying a ride on mower over a lawn tractor is not to say that ride on mowers are not highly capable at cutting grass.
Basic Cost of Garden Tractors The cost of small size lawn tractor starts at $900 and goes on until $6000. The basic model available just under $900 is Bolen 762F76 and the John Deere Spin-Steer SST-16 is available for $3300. Poulan Pro PK185H42ST sells at about $1400. This is just the cost of tractor alone without accessories. Accessories cost a ton with canopy starting at $110 and grass collection bag costing $300 small and large carts costing $110 to $220 can make it a costly proposition. If you are going to use your tractor just for lawn mowing and you have a small farm of ½ to 1 acre you can have a look at the stand behind lawnmower costing $350 instead of going for lawn tractor.
So for large areas two or more tractors seems to be an effective solution Future requirements If you can spare money beyond buying a lawn tractor you can go for an upgraded version and purchase a garden tractor. With a garden tractor you can do many things that cannot be done by a lawn tractor. If you can think of future requirement of your work you may be able to get a better selection. Driver Comfort In Lawn Tractor Whether you are going to use the lawn tractor or your employee is going drive it it is imperative that the lawn tractor should have driver comforts. Power steering vibration isolation and better control are some of the accepted norms of driver comforts and most of the manufacturers incorporate it in their lawn mowers.