An age old question, the amount of time it takes to mow your lawn really only depends on three things – the size of your lawn, the amount of trees and obstacles, and the mower you use on it. For a number of homeowners, pushing a traditional rotary mower around will only take them around 45 minutes to an hour, but if you live on anything more than an acre or it’s taking you upwards of two hours regularly, then it’s time to consider getting a ride on.
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Types of ride on mowers
Especially if you live on a lifestyle block, mowing is the easiest way to make the biggest time savings on your property. If it’s currently taking you 2 hours, the right mower can cut that time by over 100% down to 30 minutes. Using one can be enjoyable, relaxing or even therapeutic, but depending on your property or the area that you need to mow there may be a couple of ride ons that are more suitable or safer for you and your property. Let’s take a look at some popular options and where they’re best driven.
Maybe the most recognisable kind of lawn mowers, lawn tractors have been around since the 50s and their design hasn’t really changed much since. Driven using pedals and a steering wheel, they’re easy to get going on, but because they turn from their front wheels they aren’t the most maneuverable compared to a zero turn mower (we’ll cover these in a moment). Great for relatively flat and wide open spaces without any obstacles, there’s a reason they’re still around, and that’s because they can get the job done.
An increasingly popular option for lush lawns and areas with some undulations, zero turn mowers are fast, reliable and navigate trees and other obstacles with ease. Because they turn from their rear wheels as opposed to their front they can effectively turn 180° on the spot. They’re also faster than lawn tractors and can handle light slopes far better, making them a versatile and time saving option.
No one wants to spend hours on end mowing lawns, especially if you live somewhere particularly hilly. Slop and brush mowers are designed to tackle gradients up to 30° with ease, and they can take on long grass, weeds and mulch brush with ease. A slope and brush mower eliminates the need to get in there on foot, cut and remove brush, then get the mower in on what can be a precarious area.
To find out more about which mower is best for your property, download our free guide. It contains everything you need to know before purchasing a ride on mower, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact us and arrange a demonstration. We’ll come to your property and let you see which mower is best for you.