OMC Article 2 Consideration stage

Investing in a ride-on mower is the best way to save time and energy in maintaining your property, especially if you have a lot of ground to cover. Whether you have a large residential, rural or lifestyle block, choosing the right mower is essential.

There are many advantages to investing in a ride-on mower: they’ll save you time and effort, improve the quality of the cut, and reduce strain. Ride-on mowers maintain their value and quality, and are easy to service.

There are many types of ride-on mowers available in New Zealand, so we’ll run through the different types to give you an idea of what works best for your property.

Mid-Range Zero Turn

Zero-turn mowers are very manoeuvrable, which make them ideal for lifestyle block owners. A mid-range version is durable and strong, ideal for New Zealand conditions. The mid-range option will cut grass in New Zealand a lot better than a cheaper model thanks to a heavier, deeper design deck. Ultimately, the mid-range zero turn offers better value for money as they are easier to service and save you time and effort.

Out Front Catching Zero Turn

The Walker Mower is the ultimate catching machine and most functional catching zero turn mower in the world. Its out-front deck makes trimming easier, giving your lawn a cleaner cut. Tilt up deck makes it easy to service and sharpen. These mowers are perfect for long, damp, lush New Zealand conditions as they are extremely durable and well engineered. They aren’t as efficient over wide open spaces rather better suited to smaller, trickier lawns. If you’re after a perfectly groomed lawn, this is your best bet.

Professional Zero Turn

This heavy-duty mower covers wide areas very quickly, which makes it to maintain top paddocks and mow long grass with blockages. This option is recommended for farmers and large rural property owners who have huge lawns as they will drastically reduce mowing time and will certainly last a long time. This professional option is a big investment and best suited to large areas. 

When choosing a ride on mower for your property, consider whether you are happy to sacrifice time to get a cleaner finish. Take a look at our Mower Comparison Chart in our handy and free guide to choosing the right mower for your property. Take a look at the left-hand side of the chart to determine which aspects are important to you and apply to your property. This will help you get an even better idea of what you need.

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