How much do ride on mowers cost

You might have read our FREE guide to choosing the right mower and have a pretty good idea of the best option for your property. Now it’s time to start whittling down your decision. Let’s be honest, even when we have a list of must-have features of a very specific outcome in mind, our budget will be a factor to consider so let’s run through a few of the options in our range of mowers suitable for residential and lifestyle properties.

 

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Lawn and garden tractors

Entry level - Victa VRX 175 38" - $3445

This mower has all the power and features you need to get your mowing done easily and efficiently on a small property.

  • Steering wheel for easy operation
  • 38" side discharge deck
  • Reliable 500cc / 17.5hp Briggs & Stratton Engine - made in USA
  • Electric blade engagement for ease of use and extended belt life as the cutter belt is in constant tension
  • Deck designed for low cutting and excellent finish
  • Dual wash ports
  • Easy access service panel
  • Peerless® Gear drive transmission
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • Stamped mower deck from durable rolled steel, designed to handle grass quickly and easily
  • Comes with mulch plug, tow hitch and battery charger
  • 6 litre fuel capacity
  • 10km/h forward speed
  • 7 Cutting heights

Mid-range - Victa SPX 42" stamped deck – $5695

With all steel construction, this is a durable ride on for the larger rural property or lifestyle block. With a 35cm turning radius, bigger engine and more than double the fuel capacity, it mows faster for longer.

  • Steering wheel for easy operation
  • Side discharge deck
  • Deck options - 42" pressed steel or 42" & 48" fabricated steel deck options
  • hydrostatic transmission
  • quick adjust cutting height
  • responsive foot pedals
  • dash-mounted cruise control
  • 23hp Briggs & Stratton enginee
  • 13.3 litre fuel capacity
  • 9kph max ground speed
  • 3.8-10” height of cut
  • 7 cut height positions
  • 3 year limited transmission warranty
  • 2 year limited engine warranty

Top of the range - Honda HF2417 - $9290

This mower is robust and well regarded as one of New Zealand's leading catching lawn tractors suited to our tough conditions where long/wet grass are commonplace.

The main benefit of this mower over the other two is that is catches the grass clippings, the other two are side discharge models. The Honda HF2417’s unique airflow system ensures no clogging in the chute, and the Versamow® selective mulching feature can help you create a natural fertiliser as you mow.

  • Steering wheel for easy operation
  • 530cc V-twin engine
  • 40'' (102cm) cutting deck
  • GCV530 V-twin engine for great power and reliability
  • Push button blade engagement
  • Optiflow
  • 8.5 litre fuel capacity
  • 8.2kph max ground speed
  • 7 cut height positions
  • Hydrostatic drive for smooth operation at any speed
  • Large 300 litre catcher
  • Large wheels to minimise impact on the lawn
  • 100% genuine Honda product - guaranteed to be a reliable machine with parts and service backup for years to come.

Zero turn

Entry level – Hustler Raptor 42"- $7995

This machine offers all the benefits of the larger zero turn models at an entry-level cost. While it is a big step up from a lawn tractor to a zero turn, we’re confident that even a basic model like the Raptor will blow you away. In the $8000 zero turn market, this offers excellent value for money while retaining key durability features like the fabricated deck.

  • 3 year unlimited warranty
  • Powerful 21.5hp (42") Kawasaki FR V-Twin Engine (23hp for 52" model)
  • Deck options - 42" or 52"
  • Side discharge deck
  • Optional easy mulch kit - specifically designed for NZ conditions!
  • Durable fabricated steel deck construction
  • Fabricated heavy duty steel frame - best in category
  • SmoothTrak® Steering - no tricky brakes and levers etc.

Mid range – BOB-CAT CRZ 42'' - $8995

This mower is just as at home in rough paddock grass as it is on a fine turf lawn making it perfect for large residential properties or lifestyle blocks. It has more than enough power and run time to tackle the large properties, and it performs extremely well in New Zealand thanks to the adjustable front deck lip and Double Wave baffle system designed to help cut long/wet grass.

  • Deck options - 42", 48" or 52" TufDeck™ constructed of 10ga fabricated steel
  • Dual lever control
  • 5 year/500 hour warranty - covers warranty costs of parts and labour for the full period
  • Reliable Kawasaki FR651 engine
  • Hydro-Gear® ZT-2800 transaxles (serviceable)
  • 11.3kph max ground speed
  • Robust one piece, welded steel frame
  • Huge 23 litre capacity fuel tank
  • Quick-lift foot pedal for cutting ranges from 1.5 to 4.875 inches in quarter-inch increments or instantly as needed
  • High back seat with armrests that reduce vibration
  • Wide 22-inch rear drive wheels for a smooth ride over undulating terrain and added traction on slopes
  • Patented Double-Wave Baffle System for cleaner cut
  • Easy access to engine, filters, belts, battery and more
  • Large 20" drive tyres 

Top of the range – BOB-CAT XRZ Pro 52'' - $12,795 inc GST

Easy to drive, powerful, extremely durable – the XRZ Pro is ideal for large lifestyle blocks. It has built in comfort features as well as sturdy construction and a reliable, powerful engine for a great mow.

  • Deck options - 52" or 61” TufDeck™ constructed of 10ga fabricated steel
  • Dual lever control
  • 6 year/1000 hour warranty - covers warranty costs of parts and labour for the full period
  • Reliable professional series Kawasaki FX691 engine (Kawasaki FX730 for the 61" model) with dual air filtration
  • Commercial Hydro-Gear® ZT-3400 transaxles for easy, fast operation
  • 13kph max ground speed
  • robust one piece, welded steel frame
  • Huge 23 litre capacity fuel tank
  • Quick-lift foot pedal for cutting ranges from 1.5 to 4.875 inches in quarter-inch increments or instantly as needed
  • High back elastomeric vibration control (EVC) seat with armrests that reduce vibration
  • Wide 22-inch rear drive wheels for a smooth ride over undulating terrain and added traction on slopes
  • Patented Double-Wave Baffle System for cleaner cut
  • Easy access to engine, filters, belts, battery and more

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